Wednesday, November 14, 2018


Waveney Ann Moore

Waveney Ann Moore

Waveney Ann Moore is a general assignment reporter for the Tampa Bay Times. She covers a wide range of topics in the metropolitan area, most recently the debate over the future of the St. Petersburg Pier. She was a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for "For Their Own Good," about abuse at Florida's oldest reform school. The series won the Dart Award for covering trauma, the Casey Medal for exemplary reporting on children and families and first place for nondeadline reporting in the 2010 Green Eyeshade competition run by the Society of Professional Journalists. Moore was also a finalist for the 1998 Pulitzer as part of a team that covered the story of the Rev. Henry Lyons, former head of the National Baptist Convention U.S.A. She's a former reporter for the Kansas City Star. Born in Guyana, on the northern coast of South America, she is a naturalized American citizen.

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Steel that will become the structure for the pavilion from Spa Beach to the pier is pictured looking west with the city in the background as construction continues on the new St. Petersburg Pier, scheduled to be finished by next fall.

New St. Petersburg Pier starting to rise above ground

After months of work under the ground and water, construction is becoming more visible as it rises vertically.
Published: 11/14/18
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Former Temple Terrace priest accused of inappropriate contact with minor

Just a few weeks ago, a man sued the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg alleging that he had been abused as a child by one of its priests.This week the diocese is being forced to respond to another allegation of priest misconduct, this time by...
Published: 11/06/18
Florida House District 69: Democrat Jennifer Webb defeats Republican Raymond Blacklidge

Florida House District 69: Democrat Jennifer Webb defeats Republican Raymond Blacklidge

Webb says she'll be the first married lesbian to hold high office in state of Florida
Published: 11/06/18
Florida House District 69: Republican Raymond Blacklidge (left) vs. Democrat Jennifer Webb (right).

Jennifer Webb, Ray Blacklidge battle for Florida House District 69: What you need to know

Republican Ray Blacklidge and Democrat Jennifer Webb are vying to become the district's new state representative to fill Kathleen Peters' old seat.
Published: 11/04/18
Mercy Stitt, right, 79, shares a story about modern-day St. Padre Pio to Maria Piazza, 83, Catrina Plazza, 84, and Father Anthony Coppola, 56, at the St. Padre Pio shrine outside of the Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Tampa.

Thousands of Catholics expected to venerate St. Padre Pio relics Friday in St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG Friday, the relics of one of the most popular saints of the modern era will go on display in St. Petersburg, where they are expected to be venerated by thousands of Catholics from Tampa Bay and beyond.Some will come with...
Published: 11/01/18

Skyway neighborhoods to hold rally

ST. PETERSBURG — Four neighborhoods, Bahama Shores, Bayou Highlands, Greater Pinellas Point and Lakewood Terrace, will hold a second food truck rally as part of their effort to stir up interest in the largely vacant Skyway Plaza shopping...
Published: 11/01/18
Rise St. Pete, a 20-by-40-foot monument designed by Mark Aeling of MGA Sculpture Studio in St. Petersburg. [Mark Aeling of MGA Sculpture Studio]

Beam from 9/11 to become part of St. Petersburg sculpture

ST. PETERSBURG — A steel beam recovered from the World Trade Center will become the centerpiece of a 9/11 memorial sculpture and park in the Warehouse Arts District.Groundbreaking for the Rise St. Pete monument and park will take place...
Published: 11/01/18
The St. Petersburg lighted boat parade, a tradition for years, seems destined not to happen this year. [Times files]

St. Pete's holiday boat parade seems sunk

The Rotary Club of St. Petersburg won't host it this year,blames the Pier construction
Published: 11/01/18

Kids and Kubs looking for softball players

ST. PETERSBURG — The Kids and Kubs, the "grand daddy of senior softball organizations,” is looking for new players for the upcoming season, which runs from Nov. 1 to March 30.Players — men and women — must be at...
Updated one month ago
Photo of the sign of the Skyway Marina District in St. Petersburg. [Photo Luis Santana | Times]

After five years, the Skyway Marina District is filling vacant properties and welcoming new development

Several new developments are coming to the 5-year-old Skyway Marina District at the city's southernmost tip.
Updated one month ago