Monday, May 21, 2018

St. Pete Times News

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
Largo Medical Center in multimillion-dollar expansion

Largo Medical Center in multimillion-dollar expansion

LARGO — As Largo Medical Center prepares to celebrate its past with the arrival of its 40th anniversary this year, CEO Anthony Degina says the hospital is also looking to the future with a series of projects designed to enhance capacity and services....
Published: 05/15/18
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
Security guards to be temporary fix in Pinellas schools

Security guards to be temporary fix in Pinellas schools

Dealing with a tight deadline and not enough money, the Pinellas County school district is veering from its plan to place sworn law enforcement officers in every school, opting instead to hire designated security guards for some positions.Superintend...
Published: 05/11/18
Security guards to be temporary fix in Pinellas schools

Security guards to be temporary fix in Pinellas schools

Dealing with a tight deadline and not enough money, the Pinellas County school district is veering from its plan to place sworn law enforcement officers in every school, opting instead to hire designated security guards for some positions.Superintend...
Published: 05/11/18

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 ...
Published: 05/10/18
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...
Published: 05/10/18

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...
Published: 05/10/18
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...
Published: 05/09/18
Hometown Pinellas

Hometown Pinellas

Palm Harbor gymnast wins visit from bobsled Olympian: Bridgestone Retail Operations (BSRO), a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas, announced Gabriella Weisberg, a gymnast from Palm Harbor, as the winner of its "Clutch Performance" contest. The contest...
Updated: 10 minutes ago