Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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Divya Kumar

Divya Kumar

Divya Kumar joined the Times in 2016. Born in Indiana, she has called Florida home for the last decade. Divya holds bachelor’s degrees in mass communications and economics from the University of South Florida and a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.



YMCA to take over literacy program at St. Pete’s Sanderlin Center

YMCA to take over literacy program at St. Pete’s Sanderlin Center

ST. PETERSBURG — The YMCA is taking over a popular child literacy program run for years through the financially troubled Sanderlin Neighborhood Family Center in Midtown.The non-profit will turn to a familiar face to lead the effort: Donna...
Published: 07/12/18

Dr. Delay: What’s being built at U.S. 19 and Bryan Dairy Road?

I travel south on U.S. 19 and get off at Bryan Dairy Road. Looks like the DOT is expanding the off-ramp on the northwest corner? What is being built? — Robert Lynch According to the Florida Department of Transportation, that is...
Updated one month ago
Grace Dacke, 15 (center) and Jocelyn Woman, 14, both of Clearwater, join a Monday protest of the Trump administration's policy and called for the end of separating children from their parents at the border. The protest took place at the corner of State Road 580 and McMullen Booth Road. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD  |  Times]

Pinellas protesters: Stop separating families at the border

Protests were held on both ends of Pinellas County on Monday in opposition to the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents as they seek asylum at the U.S. border."Children are not pawns," "No kids in cages" and "I...
Updated one month ago
The scene inside the warehouse at Mazzaro's Italian Market in St. Petersburg Monday afternoon (06/18/18). There was a fire at the warehouse on Friday. A St. Petersburg Police officer noticed smoke coming from the market at 22nd Ave. N around midnight Friday, said St. Petersburg Fire Department Lt. Steve Lawrence. The officer called the fire department, which found the fire had started in the market's dry storage area. The fire burned for about 30 to 40 minutes, Lawrence said. No one was in the building at the time, and there were no reported injuries. [DIRK SHADD | Times]

Mazzaro’s market set to reopen Tuesday after blaze damaged one of its warehouses

ST. PETERSBURG — Mazzaro’s Italian Market is scheduled to reopen Tuesday after an electrical fire broke out its dry goods warehouse Friday night.Dominic Horwath, a grocery manager at Mazzaro’s on 22nd Avenue N said staff spent Monday and the...
Updated one month ago
H&R Trains at 6901 U.S. 19 N, has announced it will move soon to 7300 58th St. N. [DIVYA KUMAR   |  Times]

At Pinellas Park’s iconic model train store, an ownership change goes off the rails

PINELLAS PARK — The iconic model train store that has sat at U.S. 19 and Haines Road for close to 30 years announced on its website it will be moving to another location."It’s difficult trying to stock a store that’s bigger than the reality is...
Updated: 2 months ago
Dr. Delay

Dr. Delay: Rough rides at CSX crossing

About the rough CSX railroad crossing on 22nd Avenue N at 22nd Street: The wooden timbers adjacent to the rails are in bad shape, resulting in a very jarring experience when driving over them either east or...
Updated: 2 months ago

Dr. Delay: Are there ‘ghost crosswalks?’

While I am in favor of the proliferation of lighted crosswalks as a way to make our town more pedestrian-friendly, it concerns me when I see that some are flashing even when there are no pedestrians present. Maybe that is on purpose, so...
Updated: 2 months ago

Dr. Delay: Do outdated signs get taken down?

Most of the people who send you letters seem to be requesting stop signs, speed bump signs or other warning signs, all of which are made of steel, now anchored to our once pristine environment ... apparently in perpetuity. My question is:...
Updated: 3 months ago
Joseph Lang with sons Joe, Bob and Jim Lang. (Photo courtesy of Bob Lang).

Epilogue: Lawyer Joseph Lang, 80, remembered for ‘selfless service’

ST. PETERSBURG — If someone needed help, Joseph Lang would be there. That was the reputation the lawyer and community leader had built for himself after working in the area for more than 50 years. Mr. Lang, 80, died Saturday.He...
Updated: 3 months ago

Dr. Delay: What are the unused LED signs for?

I’ve been watching large LED traffic signs go up on Park Boulevard, Bryan Dairy Road, Tyrone Boulevard and others for the past year. To date, there has not been a message on any of them. Is there a plan to use these, or are they only for...
Updated: 3 months ago