St. Petersburg

  1. Michael S. Levinson poses for a profile on June 17. The perennial candidate is bringing unorthodox ideas to the race for mayor of St. Petersburg.
  2. Michael Ingram, 20, attends the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg campus as a political science major.  He is also a St. Petersburg mayoral candidate.
  3. St. Petersburg City Hall. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]
  4. Max Gutierrez, a bartender at 'No Vacancy' in St. Petersburg, became the subject of a viral tweet last week for his disguised note aiding customers.
  5. File photo of St. Petersburg City Hall.
  6. Briana Brooks, 21, is a pre-law student who is organizing anti-tobacco efforts in St. Petersburg as a national ambassador with the Truth Initiative, the nation’s largest nonprofit anti-tobacco organization. She's focusing on predominantly Black neighborhoods, where she has family. The tobacco industry targets the Black community to sell menthol-flavored cigarettes, which are easier to start smoking and harder to stop.
  7. A St. Petersburg car crash has left one dead
  8. Mayoral candidate Wengay Newton poses for a portrait at his childhood home in St. Petersburg, which he has donated to Pinellas County Habitat for Humanity.
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  10. Layla Zephyrin, age 4, smiles after seeing her face painted by Isha Joseph during the Juneteenth Jam at the Northstar Academies on Saturday in St. Petersburg. Juneteenth was celebrated across Tampa Bay.
  11. Former Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch is running for mayor of St. Petersburg.
  12. St. Petersburg Mayor, Rick Kriseman addressed the media during a news conference announcing the responses to the city's requests for proposal for the Tropicana Field site. Among the resources he'll use to pick a favored plan are "strengths and weaknesses" reports compiled by city staff members across multiple departments.
  13. St. Petersburg City Hall. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]
  14. Gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist, pictured during a roundtable discussion at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in West Palm Beach, Thursday, June 10, 2021.
  15. Desmond Clark, Principal at St. Cate Fine Arts and “Curator at Large” poses with True Vine by Steve Prince. The James Museum is collaborating with the Carter Woodson Museum to present, "Reverberations."  The exhibition shares artwork from emerging and established Black artists who live and work in Tampa Bay and across the Southeastern United States. Through each artist’s own perspective, the exhibition challenges viewers with stories of structural racism and oppression, as well as celebrates hope and resilience.
  16. U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, left, the St. Petersburg Democrat running for Florida governor. U.S. Rep Val Demings, right, the Orlando Democrat running for U.S. Senate.
  17. The Sunshine Skyway Bridge is seen with lights Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 in St. Petersburg. The Florida Department of Transportation installed about 1,800 colored LED light fixtures on the Sunshine Skyway bridge.
  18. Mayoral candidate Pete Boland, owner of St. Petersburg restaurants the Galley and Mary Margaret's Olde Irish Tavern.
  19. Salvatore Cuccia, 21, of Clearwater, waits as a front loader picks up a bag of dead fish Thursday in Dunedin. Pinellas County had small boats retrieving dead fish in Dunedin and around Clearwater Harbor Thursday. The fish kill is attributed to the recent Red Tide bloom.
  20. A night-blooming cereus in St. Petersburg, Florida.
  21. Alyse Benjamin and Carlos Rosales stand in front of a mural they were commissioned to create for VFW Post 39 on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg. The artists first started painting murals to spread joy at the start of the pandemic. They have now completed roughly 80 murals from St. Petersburg to Tucson, Arizona.
  22. St. Petersburg City Council member and mayoral candidate Darden Rice.
  23. Rob Asay, 53, and Amy Fetherston, 50, both of The Villages, walk past dozens of dead fish scattered along the beach at Honeymoon Island State Park on Wednesday in Dunedin. Contractors started removing dead fish while Red Tide continued moving north along the Pinellas coast, with concentrations being detected off Clearwater Beach and Honeymoon Island.