Monday, November 12, 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.



Tampa Bay Water Ski Show team searches for new home

Tampa Bay Water Ski Show team searches for new home

The landlord is cancelling the lease on the Oldsmar property where the team performs and practices.
Published: 11/07/18

Dr. Delay: Why are speed reductions still in place at Park and Starkey?

Why is the speed reduced from 45 mph to 35 mph on Park Street northbound at 84th Lane only and on Starkey Road between 86th Street and 82 Street southbound only? The construction is finished yet the speed reductions remain in place. Why are they still...
Published: 11/05/18
A vigil was held Monday night at Congregation Rodeph Sholom in Tampa to honor the 11 people killed in a hate-fueled terror attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue this past weekend. A candle was lit for each of the 11 victims killed in a mass shooting at the Tree Of Life synagogue. [BRONTE WITTPENN   |   Times]

‘If they come for you ... they’re coming through me.’ Tampa Bay mourns for Pittsburgh

TAMPA — They came wearing business suits and little league baseball jerseys, dressed in hijabs, yarmulkes and Dunkin’ Donuts baseball caps.What mattered to the congregation of Rodeph Sholom, though, was that they were there — more than 700 came...
Published: 10/29/18
First responders stand outside the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, where a shooter opened fire Saturday, killing 11. [AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar]

Across Tampa Bay area, vigils planned, security heightened in wake of Pittsburgh temple shootings

TAMPA — Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, the Tampa Jewish Community Center and Federation, and members of the Congregation Rodeph Sholom will join thousands of temples and synagogues throughout the country in holding community-wide vigils Monday night to...
Published: 10/29/18
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 The return of red tide Friday on Madeira Beach made some beach visitors cover their mouths and noses because of the smell.

Red Tide again detected at mid- and south county beaches, clearing in North Pinellas

MADEIRA BEACH — The smell of Red Tide’s return had some beachgoers covering their noses Friday morning as dead fish turned up on the beach again, but yards away its presence was hardly noticed. Though county officials have detected high cell...
Updated one month ago
Ray Neri

Park to be named after Lealman activist Ray Neri

LEALMAN — The public is invited to attend the renaming of Joe’s Creek Greenway Park to Raymond H. Neri Community Park at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The ceremony will take place at the north end of the park on Duval Park Boulevard. Neri, who...
Updated one month ago

Dr. Delay: New sidewalks for pedestrian safety on Tyrone Boulevard near Pinellas Trail

What is going on along the Tyrone Boulevard service roads near the Pinellas Trail?An pedestrian safety project is under way to construct new sidewalks at that location. The project cost $205,000 and is estimated to be finished by the end of the...
Updated one month ago
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Epilogue: Eric Feinstein, 64, founder of Internet Junction, remembered as caring visionary

Those who knew Eric Feinstein, remembered him as ahead of time. If he set a goal, they said, he accomplished it.In 1996, he founded the Internet Junction. He invested his own savings to start it, and with a group of mostly...
Updated one month ago

Dr. Delay: What's going on with the intersection of Whitney Road and Wolford Road?

Last year I received an announcement that the intersection of Whitney Road and Wolford Road would be reconstructed in early 2018. To date there has been no activity. What is the status of this project? - Dr. Bill...
Updated one month ago
Erin Kitzinger (Photo courtesy of Linda Zweifel).

Epilogue: Erin Kitzinger, filmmaker and yogi, remembered for caring spirit

ST.PETERSBURG — Erin Kitzinger, a filmmaker and yoga instructor, always marched to the beat of her own drum.“Even from an early age she never followed the crowd,” her mother, Linda Zweifel, said. “She always wanted...
Updated: 2 months ago