Tuesday, August 14, 2018

St. Pete Times News

Seminole keeps property tax rate unchanged

SEMINOLE — Council members agreed unanimously to establish the city’s 2018-19 tax rate at $2.48 per $1,000 in assessed, taxable property value, a rate that has remained consistent for the past 11 years. Most people will get a higher tax bill because ...
Published: 08/02/18

Seminole tables vote on proposed subdivision

SEMINOLE — Dozens of neighbors came out recently to hear the City Council consider a development agreement that would allow the construction of a 49-lot single-family residential subdivision on 9.5 acres at 9180 82nd Ave., off Starkey Road.The proper...
Published: 08/02/18

Shopping center approved for Wine Cellar site

REDINGTON SHORES — A "niche shopping center" proposed for the long-vacant Wine Cellar restaurant property on Gulf Boulevard and 174th Avenue E got a unanimous approval from the Town Commission at a recent meeting.The site is split between North Redin...
Published: 08/02/18

Bridge name honors fallen soldier

LARGO — Dozens of city, county and state officials, including Rep. Jamie Grant and Gov. Rick Scott’s wife, Ann, convened at Frankie’s Patriot BBQ on Ulmerton Road for a ceremony in honor of the renaming of the State Road 580 bridge in northeast Pinel...
Published: 08/02/18
Employee fired after hidden camera found in Casita Taqueria bathroom

Employee fired after hidden camera found in Casita Taqueria bathroom

ST. PETERSBURG — A male employee was fired from the Casita Taqueria location on Central Avenue after a hidden camera police believe was planted in a restroom was discovered Saturday night.An employee cleaning the restroom discovered the camera when s...
Published: 08/02/18
In District 7 Pinellas School Board race, three challengers take on incumbent Flowers

In District 7 Pinellas School Board race, three challengers take on incumbent Flowers

Three school-based professionals — two teachers and a violence prevention specialist — are challenging the incumbent and current chairwoman in Pinellas County’s crowded District 7 School Board race.All four candidates have well-defined views on how t...
Published: 08/01/18
Another snag for St. Petersburg’s historic former YMCA building?

Another snag for St. Petersburg’s historic former YMCA building?

ST. PETERSBURG — The former YMCA building, which has endured the whims of would-be saviors since being shuttered almost two decades ago, might be star-crossed.Just when it seemed that work might at last begin on restoring the Mediterranean Revival-st...
Published: 08/02/18
Pinellas education news: Back-to-school details, security upgrades and more

Pinellas education news: Back-to-school details, security upgrades and more

Pinellas goes online with back-to-school, year-round information for parentsWith classes set to start Aug. 13, the Pinellas County school system is offering several online features to help families stay current on back-to-school matters and informati...
Published: 07/31/18
South Pasadena gives clerk more power in day-to-day city administration

South Pasadena gives clerk more power in day-to-day city administration

SOUTH PASADENA — The City Commission has reshaped the way it runs the day-to-day workings of the government.By adding more administrative heft to the city clerk’s position, commissioners can pay more attention to "significant issues affecting the cit...
Published: 07/30/18
Updated: 07/31/18
A respite with WiFi, air conditioning and information planned for homeless Pinellas youth

A respite with WiFi, air conditioning and information planned for homeless Pinellas youth

Destiny Barber’s life had been spiraling out of control when her case manager referred her to a transitional living program for LGBTQ youth.In the months since she’s been at the Family Resources residence in Clearwater, Barber, 18, has been working o...
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