St. James News

Lease agreement approved for Firehouse Coffee Shop building

    The St. James Board of Education approved a new lease agreement with the city of St. James to extend the current agreement to rent the old fire house, now called the Firehouse Coffee Shop, for use by the Youth Empowerment Project. The lease will run from May 1, 2021, through April of 2026.

Hours-long standoff leaves one dead

    Shots were fired Wednesday afternoon on Washington Street, leading to an hours-long standoff with police officers and a school lockdown. The St. James Police Department released a statement this morning (March 18) detailing the event, which saw several different law enforcement agencies working the shooting for most of the evening, finding the shooter dead in the end.

Yard waste pickup begins for the summer

    With winter ending and warmer weather coming to the area, the city of St. James will begin its annual pickup of yard debris and limbs. Residents can move their yard waste to the back of the curb and the city will pick it up during regular street cleaning days.

City renovations progressing quickly

    Renovation of the Community Hall, former Golden Age Center (GAC), and the Recreation Center in Nelson Hart Park are progressing quickly. Work on the GAC is completed and the other two projects should be ready in time for summer activities.