Thursday, May 24, 2018


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.

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...
Published: 05/04/18
Updated: 05/14/18

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 one month 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 Delay: Do outdated signs get taken down?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 one month 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 one month 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 one month ago
From left in front, Canterbury School of Florida students Alana Welch, 17, Patience McKenzie, 17, and Mia Liyanearachchi,17, hold a banner which included the names of those killed in school shootings since the Columbine High School shootings in 1999. The students participated in a rally against gun violence on the steps of St. Petersburg City Hall on Friday. [SCOTT KEELER   |   Times]

Tampa Bay students voice opinions on gun laws during school walkouts

Nicole Leary and Taylor Redington stood outside St. Petersburg High School on Friday morning with parents and protesters who had gathered with bullhorns and signs. In a few minutes they would lead about 70 students on a walk to City Hall,...
Updated one month ago
Today: Area high school students to join national walkout in memory of Columbine

Today: Area high school students to join national walkout in memory of Columbine

High school students from both sides of Tampa Bay will commemorate the anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings on Friday, although in very different ways.
Updated one month ago
Chris Kiss (left) and Josh DeBlock. (Photo courtesy of Miranda Collette).

Salons join program to cut waste and increase recycling

ST. PETERSBURG — Bambu, The Eco Salon had been recycling for the past five years, but after becoming Green Circle Salon certified, they’ve joined a few other salons in the area in an environmentally friendly initiative that has them cutting their...
Updated one month ago
Getting a speed hump is not necessarily a simple procedure. Times files.

Dr. Delay: How to find out if you qualify for a speed hump; updates on the Pinellas Bayway

I live in St. Pete and would like to know how I could go about getting a speed hump installed on my street. Where do I start?Manuel Reyes, St. PetersburgThe place to start would be by contacting the St.
Updated one month ago
Bobbie Stevenson, 63, of St. Petersburg holds her hand up after ringing a Cancer Survivor's Bell at St. Anthony's Hospital's Cancer Center on Friday. The center dedicated a bell for patients to ring after their last cancer treatment. Stevenson rang the bell 20 times, once for each year she has survived the disease.
. CHRIS URSO   |   Times

St. Anthony’s Cancer Center installs bell dedicated to survivors

ST. PETERSBURGSister Mary McNally, vice president of mission at St. Anthony’s Hospital, stood in front of a room of cancer survivors to unveil a silver bell surrounded by butterfly stickers mounted to the wall of the Cancer Center lobby.
Updated one month ago