Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Pinellas News

Maximo Marina, long established on a canal off Boca Ciega Bay, completes a multimillion-dollar renovation

Maximo Marina, long established on a canal off Boca Ciega Bay, completes a multimillion-dollar renovation

ST. PETERSBURG — The $25 million Maximo Marina renovation off Boca Ciega Bay is almost complete, but for a few punch list items.Located in the Skyway Marina District on the city’s southern tip, the facility boasts 212 covered wet slips ...
Published: 09/18/18
Deputies: Pasco woman escapes attacker after death threats, sexual assault

Deputies: Pasco woman escapes attacker after death threats, sexual assault

PORT RICHEY — She was home doing laundry when he asked to come over. A few hours later she was running from his house, scared for her life after being raped, robbed and kidnapped, according to the Pasco Sheriff’s Office.Tyler Edward Pot...
Published: 09/18/18

Pinellas news briefs

Recreational fishing class to start at Madeira Beach Marina Captain David Zalewski, operator of the charter boat Lucky Too III, will teach a six-week recreational fishing course beginning Oct. 10 at the Madeira Beach City Marina, 503 150th Ave. The c...
Published: 09/17/18

Indian Rocks Beach will lower tax rate as property values increase

INDIAN ROCKS BEACH — City commissioners recently agreed to lower the tax rate slightly.The rate, adopted after one of two public hearings, will be set at $1.80 for every $1,000 of assessed, taxable property value. The current rate is $1.90. Many tax ...
Published: 09/13/18
Townhomes are planned in St. Petersburg for the site of 1905 Victorian house

Townhomes are planned in St. Petersburg for the site of 1905 Victorian house

ST. PETERSBURG — Eight townhomes are planned for the site of a 1905 house thought to have been connected to early African-American leader Elder Jordan.A project of J2 Developers, the St. James Townhomes at 758 Third Ave. S each will have three bedroo...
Published: 09/13/18
City commissioner’s term lasts only three days

City commissioner’s term lasts only three days

TREASURE ISLAND — Replacing retired commissioner Ralph Kennedy is now entangled in a growing political battle over the location of a new municipal complex.The next installment in confrontations between the commission and angry residents will happen T...
Published: 09/13/18
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
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

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
St. Petersburg tries new strategy to target early education in Midtown

St. Petersburg tries new strategy to target early education in Midtown

ST. PETERSBURG — In Florida, preschool can cost more than college tuition.This seems backward, considering that many scholars and teachers see the impact of early childhood education as the key to end poverty."You would think that we would invest ear...
Published: 09/05/18