St. Louis evictions resume as state, native reduction cash sits unused | Metro

But landlords, who argued they had to pay bills too, hailed the end of the moratorium.

Tommie Conwill, who has rented the house next to hers near Festus for 30 years, said Friday she doubts she will ever get a dime from tenants who haven’t paid rent in seven months. She was able to legally expel them in March for damaging their property.

“Seven months without paying anything and all the while getting stimulus money,” said Conwill, 83. “I could have got her out in the second month, but because of the moratorium I couldn’t legally touch her. This is the worst thing the government has ever done. “

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On Friday, St. Louis Circuit Court presiding judge Michael Stelzer issue an order to lift the court ban about the eviction procedure. It’s not clear how many local people are lagging behind and homeless, but nationally an estimated 3.5 million families reported in early August that they would face eviction within the next two months, according to the US Census Bureau.

Meanwhile, Jones urged evicted city tenants to get help applying for allowances at walk-in clinics, the next week of Horizon housing, 3001 Arsenal Street and Wohl Recreation Center, 1515 North Kingshighway. In the past two weeks they have helped with around 200 applications, said the mayor’s office.

Grosse Pointe Park man steals cash from Metro Detroit charity for private use, feds say

DETROIT – A Big Pointe Park Mann is accused of stealing money from a charity that benefits disadvantaged children in Detroit and using it for his own personal expenses. Federal officials said.

John R. Lynch, 56, from Grosse Pointe Park, was arrested on Thursday, April 8th Connection with the case.

According to official information, Lynch became CFO of the Holy Cross organization in March 2012 and later its CEO in 2015.

Holy Cross was founded in 1948 when Boysville of Michigan was incorporated under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit. Boysville of Michigan later became Holy Cross Children’s Services, federal officials said.

The organization provides social benefits to disadvantaged children and adolescents and behavioral health services to adolescents and adults. It also supports the homeless.

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While he was CEO of Holy Cross, Lynch used the organization’s funds to pay for repairs to his own cars, install a new roof on his house, repay his personal mortgage balance, and make payments on a personal American Express account, so the authorities.

He used Holy Cross funds to pay for his own consulting firm and hired another company to provide security services at the Holy Cross Samaritan Center, the government said. This security company was controlled by officers from Lynch, according to information.

The complaint alleges that Lynch used his Holy Cross American Express corporate card to purchase goods and services for personal use.

Lynch tried to justify some of the payments with fake invoices, authorities said.

Officials said Holy Cross receives federal funding through the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. She also receives federal funding under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, which funds foster families and provides adoption and guardianship support, they said.

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Lynch faces charges of wire fraud, postal fraud, and embezzlement and theft of funds under the care, custody and control of an organization that receives federal funding.

Officials said a decision should be made on whether to bring a crime charge when the investigation is complete. FBI officers are conducting the investigation.

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Refurbished Metro Automotive to Open as DC Bar and Leisure Venue – NBC4 Washington

DC residents may have lost their commute in a Metrorail car, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have a drink in one instead.

A new bar and entertainment venue, Metrobar, is coming to DC this spring. The 11,000 square foot indoor and outdoor area is located on the Rhode Island Avenue Metro.

In the middle of the venue is a renovated Metrorail 5000 series car.

“We’re more than just a bar, we’re creating an interface to connect people across cultural groups and provoke conversations about where the district has been, where it is now, and where it is going.” the venue says on its website.

It will feature local artists through life-size installations and murals.

The venue is slated to open in spring, but a specific date has not yet been set.

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Courtesy of metrobar The venue is a place where members of the community can meet and chat.

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Courtesy of the Metrobar The Metrobar will revolve around a refurbished 5000 series metro car.

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Courtesy of the Metrobar In the outdoor area, installations by local artists are shown.

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Courtesy of the Metrobar The venue is a cross between a bar and an outdoor entertainment area.