Saturday, July 21, 2018

St. Pete Times News

Officials speak out against demolition plans for historic Jordan Park section

Officials speak out against demolition plans for historic Jordan Park section

ST. PETERSBURG — Pinellas County School board chair Rene Flowers was fired up Friday. She talked about growing up in Jordan Park, the city’s first public housing project and a sentimental and historic marker of St. Petersburg’s African-American commu...
Published: 07/20/18
Epilogue: ‘Captain Dan’ Lunin, a broadcasting ‘genius’ in Tampa Bay

Epilogue: ‘Captain Dan’ Lunin, a broadcasting ‘genius’ in Tampa Bay

ST. PETERSBURG — He was known as "Captain Dan" and the "Eye in the Sky" for delivering his daily traffic reports from the two-seat plane he flew over Tampa Bay’s clogged interstates.Daniel Lunin’s real legacy, though, was built on the ground.He was a...
Published: 07/19/18
Updated: 07/20/18
Hometown Pinellas

Hometown Pinellas

Kiwanis Club donates for swimming programThe Kiwanis Club of Dunedin recently presented a check to Dunedin for $1,089. The check paid for the expenses of the "Every Child A Swimmer" program, which the Kiwanis Club has sponsored since 2009. The Parks ...
Published: 07/18/18
Updated: 07/20/18
Lawyer running for Pinellas judge seat faces Florida Bar complaint

Lawyer running for Pinellas judge seat faces Florida Bar complaint

A medical malpractice lawyer running for a Pinellas circuit judge seat in the Aug. 28 election is facing allegations that he screamed at another lawyer during a meeting and was escorted out by security.The Florida Bar complaint stems from an incident...
Published: 07/19/18
A new design raises hopes for restoring St. Petersburg’s historic YMCA building

A new design raises hopes for restoring St. Petersburg’s historic YMCA building

ST. PETERSBURG — Nick Ekonomou, the South Florida developer who has owned the deteriorating former YMCA building in downtown since 2015, has come up with a potential new design for the historic Mediterranean Revival-style property.The former football...
Published: 07/19/18
Pinellas education news: USF St. Pete to train women leaders, new IB leader, and more

Pinellas education news: USF St. Pete to train women leaders, new IB leader, and more

USFSP program focuses on women leaders The Kate Tiedemann College of Business at USF St. Petersburg is joining with Accendo Leadership Advisory Group to offer executive-level training for women leaders in Tampa Bay. The goal is to prepare participant...
Published: 07/12/18
Updated: 07/18/18
Pinellas deputies: Man charged with pregnant woman’s murder injures jail inmate

Pinellas deputies: Man charged with pregnant woman’s murder injures jail inmate

LARGO — The man accused of fatally shooting a pregnant woman while she was riding home from church with her family last year now faces allegations that he assaulted a jail inmate who has since died.Charles G. Allen Jr., 41, already faces two counts o...
Published: 07/18/18
Epilogue: Carolyn Nelson is remembered for her big heart, a love for education and a gift for guidance

Epilogue: Carolyn Nelson is remembered for her big heart, a love for education and a gift for guidance

For years as a guidance counselor at St. Petersburg High, Carolyn Harris Nelson helped scores of students navigate their way toward their next steps in life.One of them was Ryan Halstead, now an assistant principal at the school, who recalls that Mrs...
Published: 07/18/18
Pinellas School Board: First of three big candidate forums on Tuesday

Pinellas School Board: First of three big candidate forums on Tuesday

Candidates for the Pinellas County School Board will appear Tuesday at the first of three forums sponsored by the Pinellas Education Foundation, St. Petersburg College, the Pinellas County Council PTA and the League of Women Voters. The event will be...
Published: 07/18/18
Pinellas County Commission shows support for CrossBay Ferry

Pinellas County Commission shows support for CrossBay Ferry

CLEARWATER –– The ferry that once linked St. Petersburg and Tampa downtowns took one step closer to returning in November.While the Pinellas County Commission didn’t approve spending money to help pay for the CrossBay Ferry during a meeting Tuesday, ...
Published: 07/17/18
Updated: 07/18/18