Wednesday, September 19, 2018

St. Pete Times News

West Bay Drive bike-friendly projects move ahead

LARGO — As many as about 40,000 vehicles travel along West Bay Drive each day. City and county officials plan a series of projects over the next five years that seek to make the area safer and encourage visitors to use bicycles or walk.The first of t...
Published: 09/06/18

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
Pinellas County okays cross-bay ferry interlocal agreement

Pinellas County okays cross-bay ferry interlocal agreement

Pinellas County commissioners also approved an interlocal agreement with St. Petersburg for the Cross-Bay Ferry. Commissioner Dave Eggers voted no. He said the service should be supported by private businesses, not tax dollars.The cost for the servic...
Published: 09/06/18
County approves bridge replacement alternatives

County approves bridge replacement alternatives

The County Commission recently approved preferred alternatives to complete Project Development and Environmental Studies for replacements of the Dunedin Causeway bridges and Riviera Bay Bridge in St. Petersburg.Commissioner Karen Seel voted no.Assist...
Published: 09/06/18
Former foster parents: Jordan Belliveau more than ‘just the boy in the Amber Alert’

Former foster parents: Jordan Belliveau more than ‘just the boy in the Amber Alert’

Jordan Belliveau was more than a boy in an Amber Alert.That’s what his former foster parents, Sam and Juliet Warren, want the public to know about the 2-year-old who went missing over the weekend and was found dead Tuesday in Largo.His birth mother, ...
Published: 09/05/18
Updated: 09/06/18
Jordan Belliveau’s troubled history began at 3 months old, ended in death at age 2

Jordan Belliveau’s troubled history began at 3 months old, ended in death at age 2

Three months into Jordan Belliveau’s short life, his father was shot twice outside their house.After six months, he moved in with foster parents. Just before his first birthday, he was hit in the face during a fight between his parents and another wo...
Published: 09/06/18
Caseworker visited Largo family one day before child’s disappearance

Caseworker visited Largo family one day before child’s disappearance

LARGO — On Friday, a caseworker visited the apartment Jordan Belliveau shared with his mother, police said.On Sunday, phone screens lit up with an Amber Alert that the 2-year-old boy was missing, sparking an intensive search by police.On Tuesday, aut...
Published: 09/05/18
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
St. Petersburg City Council scuttles 2-acre development project

St. Petersburg City Council scuttles 2-acre development project

ST. PETERSBURG — An ambitious plan to build a gas station, convenience store, soul food restaurant and medical services building near Perkins Elementary School appears to have met its demise.City Council members have decided against giving former may...
Published: 09/06/18
Sirata resort adds mural for local touch

Sirata resort adds mural for local touch

ST. PETERSBURG — He sauntered back about 15 feet away from the wall to look up at the mural, and after a few seconds, confirmed his suspicion: The gecko was too small.It needed to be larger-than-life. The dark blue reptile had to pop out and get in y...
Published: 09/06/18