Sunday, May 27, 2018

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The Staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Buckhorn spars with Tampa complete street activists after Bayshore tragedy

Buckhorn spars with Tampa complete street activists after Bayshore tragedy

After tragic crash caused by drag racers killed a young mother and daughter this week on Bayshore Boulevard, social media soon lit up with a crossfire of opinion on what should be done.Would a lower speed limit on Bayshore make any difference?&#...
Published: 05/26/18
David Straz releases new video for mayor

David Straz releases new video for mayor

Published: 05/25/18
Tampa Bay mourns a ‘genuine’ leader: John Morroni dies at age 63

Tampa Bay mourns a ‘genuine’ leader: John Morroni dies at age 63

Longtime Pinellas County Commissioner John Morroni died Sunday night while fighting his third battle against cancer.He was 63.As news of Mr. Morroni's death spread, tributes poured in from across the region and Washington, D.C. Dozens of friends penn...
Published: 05/21/18
Jane Castor kicks off mayoral run: ‘We are Tampa Strong’

Jane Castor kicks off mayoral run: ‘We are Tampa Strong’

TAMPA — Jane Castor wants the city to know it’s strong, she’s strong and that she’ll be the strong mayor that Tampa needs.The former police chief kicked off her mayoral campaign at the Columbia restaurant in Ybor Cit...
Published: 05/17/18
Former St. Petersburg Mayor Don Jones dies at age 92

Former St. Petersburg Mayor Don Jones dies at age 92

ST. PETERSBURG — Former Pinellas County Commissioner and St. Petersburg Mayor Don Jones died Wednesday. He was 92.Jones served on the City Council from 1963-67 and then served as mayor from 1967-1969. Jones  held office during a time ...
Published: 05/17/18
Council approves solar canopy for parking at St. Pete pier district

Council approves solar canopy for parking at St. Pete pier district

ST. PETERSBURG – City Council voted Thursday to enter into a lease with Duke Energy Florida to build covered parking out of solar panels at the new Pier District.The project will provide 100 covered parking spaces with a roof made of solar pane...
Published: 05/17/18
Need dirt for that Rocky Point dredge and fill? The Florida State Fair is at your service

Need dirt for that Rocky Point dredge and fill? The Florida State Fair is at your service

A plan to fill in a patch of open water in Tampa Bay gained a preliminary green light this week, but many more steps remain before a lagoon in Rocky Point turns from water into land for expensive town homes.Prime Companies, an Albany, New York-area d...
Published: 05/16/18
Updated: 05/17/18
St. Petersburg will no longer put officers in elementary schools

St. Petersburg will no longer put officers in elementary schools

ST. PETERSBURG — Mayor Rick Kriseman announced Tuesday morning that the city has reversed course on its school security plan and will no longer take police officers off the streets to serve in elementary schools.A new state law requires armed g...
Published: 05/15/18
Did Jane Castor flub her initial campaign filings? Nope, says her campaign.

Did Jane Castor flub her initial campaign filings? Nope, says her campaign.

Jane Castor has a campaign website in her run to replace term-limited Bob Buckhorn as Tampa's next mayor.Remember that as we slip beneath the murk of Florida political campaign finance law and the political shenanigans that occur each ...
Published: 05/14/18
Charlie Miranda may target seat held by fellow Tampa City Council member Guido Maniscalco

Charlie Miranda may target seat held by fellow Tampa City Council member Guido Maniscalco

Guido Maniscalco filed for re-election in District 6 Thursday.For now, he's the only candidate for the district that includes West Tampa, Westshore and Seminole Heights.That political solitude may not last long.His Tampa City Council colleague, Charl...
Updated one month ago