ST. PETERSBURG — It took nearly five hours of often heated debate Thursday for the City Council to end up where it had started: deadlocked on reaching a deal with the Tampa Bay Rays.
MADEIRA BEACH — After hinting for months that the city needs to consider raising property taxes, City Manager Shane Crawford acknowledged Tuesday that such an increase is an "extreme possibility."
Civic leaders and community activists from across Pinellas have often gazed longingly at the acreage occupied by the county's schools and wished there was some way they could use those lands when they weren't occupied by students.
Yolanda Renee McNew was speaking to police officers about a call for service when, according to an arrest report, she pulled down her pants. Officers wrote that she bent over and exposed "her bare buttocks" for all to see. The incident happened about 1:29 a.m. May 19 at 7301 Third Ave. N, and …
If you could sit shiva for a building, you would not find a more worthy decedent than the Belleview Biltmore Hotel in Belleair. The end has come after a long and anguished death throe. Cause of demise: terminal neglect.
We do most of our west to east travel on Park Boulevard in Pinellas Park. For many weeks now we are seeing eastbound traffic piling up between Belcher and 66th Street, most noticeable at peak driving hours and weekends. It is not unusual to idle through three green light cycles to get east of 66th, when this happens. …
m ANNIVERSARY OAKS CELEBRATE LIFE AND MARRIAGE: Dean and Shirley Bolvin of St. Petersburg celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on April 30 by planting an oak tree near the corner of 30th Avenue N and Hartford Street in St. Petersburg. Since his arrival in 1955, Bolvin has planted a number of trees, …
GULFPORT — The neglected Lincoln Cemetery, where African-Americans including Civil War and other military veterans are buried, may soon benefit from more than sporadic attention.
SWIM LESSONS: St. Petersburg public pools are offering swim lessons mornings and evenings for infants 6 months to adult. Classes include swim lessons for beginner through advanced levels and diving. Lessons are taught by certified American Red Cross water safety instructors. Each session runs Monday …
The Margaret Acheson Stuart Society made history during its membership year, completed in the Marly Room of the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg.
Hotel renovated and renamed OCEAN CLUB
The former Trails End Hotel has had a $1 million renovation and is now officially open as the Treasure Island Ocean Club. Treasure Island Palms paid $4.5 million for the 1950 property at 11500 Gulf Blvd. in May 2013. It has made over the 54 rooms, …
Equality Florida presents its Greater St. Petersburg Gala honoring Rose Walton, Larry Biddle, Sylvia Rusche and Tech Data Corp. from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday in the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S. $125. eqfl.org/greaterstpetegala; (813) 870-3735.
ST. PETERSBURG — After more than half a year of debate, discord and drift, the City Council will meet again today to discuss the Tampa Bay Rays stadium stalemate.
ST. PETERSBURG — Former Florida first lady Carole Crist has just opened a women's clothing boutique on Third Avenue NE off Beach Drive. Goddessey Boutique carries brightly colored resort wear, from coverups to elegant flowing gowns, priced from $29 to more than $350.
ST. PETERSBURG — A shuttered aquarium and the city's largely empty port have joined forces in hopes of turning a neglected stretch of waterfront into an international destination for marine research and education.