Thursday, September 20, 2018

St. Pete Times News

New entrance and traffic signal frustrate drivers at Disston Plaza shopping center

New entrance and traffic signal frustrate drivers at Disston Plaza shopping center

ST. PETERSBURG — Disston Plaza, with its freshly paved and striped parking lot, newly planted palm trees and just-opened Publix, began to draw traffic complaints weeks before shoppers thronged the supermarket Saturday.Besides Publix, the 129,000-squa...
Published: 09/14/18
Clearwater police: Man reaching for golf disc bitten by 11-foot alligator (w/ video)

Clearwater police: Man reaching for golf disc bitten by 11-foot alligator (w/ video)

CLEARWATER — A man reaching for a golfing disc was bitten by an 11-foot alligator on Monday, according to police.A 35-year-old man suffered "minor injuries"during the biting incident at Cliff Stephens Park at 600 Fairwood Ave, Clearwater police said....
Published: 09/10/18
Updated: 09/11/18

Pinellas news briefs

SPC to host pizza night with local candidatesSt. Petersburg College will host a "Pizza and Politics" night on Oct. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the SPC Seminole Campus, 9200 113th St. N. All candidates running for Pinellas County Commission, Florida Senate,...
Published: 09/05/18
Updated: 09/10/18
St. Pete Beach re-ups with current concession stand manager

St. Pete Beach re-ups with current concession stand manager

ST. PETE BEACH — Customers of Paradise Grille on Upham and Pass-A Grille beaches can sit back and enjoy their favorite beachfront eatery for at least another five years.City commissioners unanimously voted recently to grant a lease to Starson LLC and...
Published: 09/11/18
Synagogue’s new rabbi settles in amid preparations for the important High Holidays

Synagogue’s new rabbi settles in amid preparations for the important High Holidays

ST. PETERSBURG — Rabbi Philip Weintraub waited in the coffee house where tantalizing palm-size muffins beckoned.Before long, several members of Congregation B’nai Israel joined him for a free-ranging conversation that touched on a recent recreational...
Published: 09/08/18

Hometown Pinellas

Salvation Army receives $1.5 million donationTrial lawyers Scott Johni, Kent Whittemore and Erin Lohmiller, along with trial lawyer Jeff Liggio and the lead class Plaintiff, Alfred Williams, presented a check representing a $1.5 million cy pres award...
Published: 09/05/18
Updated: 09/07/18
Guardian objected to Largo boy being reunited with mother

Guardian objected to Largo boy being reunited with mother

LARGO — Five months before Jordan Belliveau was found dead, the person tasked with advocating for his best interests told a magistrate that the toddler should not be returned to his mother.Her objection was overruled.Tuesday, 2-year-old Jordan’s body...
Published: 09/06/18

West Bay Drive bike-friendly projects move ahead

LARGO — As many as about 40,000 vehicles travel along West Bay Drive each day. City and county officials plan a series of projects over the next five years that seek to make the area safer and encourage visitors to use bicycles or walk.The first of t...
Published: 09/06/18

Redington Beach reserves parking spaces for residents only

REDINGTON BEACH — Town officials have a message for non-residents whose vehicles often line the streets here on sunny beach-friendly days: If you don’t live here, don’t park here.Commissioners sent out that blunt missive recently in passing an ordina...
Published: 09/06/18
Pinellas County okays cross-bay ferry interlocal agreement

Pinellas County okays cross-bay ferry interlocal agreement

Pinellas County commissioners also approved an interlocal agreement with St. Petersburg for the Cross-Bay Ferry. Commissioner Dave Eggers voted no. He said the service should be supported by private businesses, not tax dollars.The cost for the servic...
Published: 09/06/18