Friday, May 25, 2018

Pinellas News

Two accused of turning St. Petersburg test drive into carjacking

Two accused of turning St. Petersburg test drive into carjacking

MADEIRA BEACH — Two men were arrested Thursday after a carjacking during a test drive led to a crash on Gulf Boulevard less than an hour later, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. According to deputies, 30-year-old Robert Gajate went t...
Published: 05/25/18
Largo considers rate hike for trash, recycling

Largo considers rate hike for trash, recycling

LARGO — Residents may see the first trash and recycling rate hike in more than a decade next year as the city faces changes in the global recycling landscape and rising costs.The potential 20 percent increase, which would bring the rate for residenti...
Published: 05/24/18
St. Petersburg City Council throws wrench into Housing Authority’s Jordan Park plans

St. Petersburg City Council throws wrench into Housing Authority’s Jordan Park plans

ST. PETERSBURG — The City Council rejected a request from the St. Petersburg Housing Authority for a letter the agency said would help it proceed with a $43 million makeover of Jordan Park.There’s also a question about whether the housing authority, ...
Published: 05/24/18
Pinellas Park annexes former mobile home park

Pinellas Park annexes former mobile home park

PINELLAS PARK — City Council members have approved annexation of nearly 20 acres of vacant land along the city’s east-west corridor, potentially increasing annual projected tax revenue by more than $275,000 and signaling the next phase in a years-lon...
Published: 05/17/18
Downtown St. Petersburg church agrees to sell its parking lot for $5.6 million

Downtown St. Petersburg church agrees to sell its parking lot for $5.6 million

ST. PETERSBURG — A downtown congregation has agreed to sell a portion of its prime property to a Connecticut developer.Christ United Methodist Church said it has signed a contract to sell its parking lot at First Avenue N and Fifth Street to Miles Ri...
Published: 05/14/18

Redington Shores doubles cost of parking to $2 an hour

REDINGTON SHORES — The Town Commission recently decided to double the parking fee at County Park, from $1 to $2 an hour. Parking revenue is split between the town and the county. The commission also agreed to extend the parking fee to the other town ...
Updated one month ago
St. Pete Beach ranks top concession operator

St. Pete Beach ranks top concession operator

ST. PETE BEACH — In its search for a new operator for concession stands on Upham and Pass-a-Grille beaches, the city has ranked United Park Services first. The company operates the Mad Beach Snack Shack on Archibald Beach in Madeira Beach, a concessi...
Updated one month ago

Muslim association to host Iftar dinner in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG — The Tampa Bay Area Muslim Association, St. Petersburg Islamic Community and St. Petersburg Islamic Society will join Mayor Rick Kriseman to host the 2nd Annual Iftar Dinner, at 7 p.m., May 30, at the St. Petersburg Coliseum."Last yea...
Updated one month ago
Student crusader pushes plastic straw ban in Gulfport

Student crusader pushes plastic straw ban in Gulfport

GULFPORT — What started as a law school project is now a proposed ordinance that would ban plastic straws in the city.Jennifer Winn, a 24-year-old student at Stetson University College of Law, took an environmental advocacy course this spring that re...
Updated one month ago
St. Petersburg chef Edouardo Jordan garners two James Beard Award honors

St. Petersburg chef Edouardo Jordan garners two James Beard Award honors

ST. PETERSBURG — Edouardo Jordan’s love for cooking has taken him from Boca Ciega High School, to the Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Orlando, and to fine restaurants in New York, California and Washington State.But it is in Seattle where ...
Updated one month ago