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Mayor Dick Greco and his old friend, city development official Fernando Noriega, at Noriega's retirement party in 2003. Photo by Kathleen Flynn, Times

Fernando Noriega Jr., Tampa administrator who fought for Ybor City's revival, dies

TAMPA — Fernando Noriega Jr. understood how special Ybor City could be, how vibrant a community its mix of Cuban, Italian and Spanish immigrants could create. He was the son of a Cuban mother and a Spanish father who worked in Ybor's cigar factories. He played football on the brick-paved streets with kids from the  …


Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush's addresses his supporters at his election night party at Manchester Community College.

Donald Trump wins NH, but Jeb Bush has strong night

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Donald Trump stormed back into the national spotlight by winning the New Hampshire primary Tuesday and Democrat Bernie Sanders avenged his narrow Iowa loss to Hillary Clinton....


Challenger cries foul over free press for incumbent

New Port Richey Deputy Mayor Bill Phillips thinks incumbent Commissioner Jack Mariano is getting some free and advantageous campaign publicity – from Pasco County government....


Middle school students from Tinker and Monroe at the fall student forum

Tinker to become MacDill's official middle school

Subject to a Hillsborough County School Board vote on Tuesday, Tinker K-8 will be the official school for middle school students living on the MacDill Air Force Base. The boundary map is here....