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Environmental groups sue Gulfport over sewage overflows

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Three environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit this week alleging the city of Gulfport is in violation of the Clean Water Act for discharging raw sewage and other pollutants into Clam Bayou and Tampa and Boca Ciega bays without a permit. They are asking, among other things, that the judge levy civil fines against Gulfport of up to $37,500 per day per violation for violations occurring from Jan. 12, 2009, to Nov. 2, 2015. They’re also asking for civil penalties…

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Jack Latvala endorses Joe Ayoub for Safety Harbor mayor

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Joe Ayoub has launched a campaign for mayor of Safety Harbor and continues to gain strong momentum while gaining key endorsements, this time from one of Pinellas’ most prominent leaders, state Sen. Jack Latvala. “Pinellas County isn’t just my home, it’s our future home and we must elect good leaders to protect it. Joe is one of the good guys and his background as a former Mayor and CPA will serve Safety Harbor’s residents well. Joe has a pragmatic approach…

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Proposal for long-term deal between St. Pete, Rowdies likely to go before voters

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The Tampa Bay Rowdies are ready for the big leagues, and it appears their shot will be coming sooner than later. Major League Soccer announced last month that the Rowdies and St. Petersburg will be one of 10 cities under consideration for an expansion team. Before that happens — representing a considerable boost for both the team and St. Petersburg — the Rowdies will need to show, among other things, a comprehensive stadium plan that ensures the club will provide…

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Florida Bar to honor St. Petersburg lawyer

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Jennifer Edwards has been named the recipient of the 2017 Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Pro Bono Service Award. The award recognizes public service or legal aid performed by a lawyer who is younger than 36 and who has not practiced for more than five years. It will be presented at a Jan. 19 ceremony at the Supreme Court of Florida in Tallahassee. The awards ceremony will also honor individual, circuit, law firm, voluntary bar, state judicial and federal judicial…

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South St. Pete CRA citizens’ committee asked to weigh in on proposed design changes

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Members of the citizen advisory board to the South St. Pete community redevelopment area will have a chance to weigh in on design standards governing the appearance of homes in the area. They’ll also have an opportunity to comment on the way financial grants are awarded in the area. Both items are on the group’s Jan. 10 agenda. Among the proposed design changes is a reduction in the number of windows required in a home, as well as the elimination…

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PSTA, HART take steps to formal working partnership

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The two agencies responsible for bus service in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties already collaborate, but in the future, they plan to have a tighter working partnership. On Wednesday, the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority’s legislative committee got its first look at a proposed agreement that could result in the merger of some departments. The general goal is to streamline services to save money and provide better service for transit riders, PSTA CEO Brad Miller said. The agreement sets out areas in…

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Travis Palladeno to run for re-election in Madeira Beach

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Travis Palladeno is running for his third term as mayor of Madeira Beach. Like many incumbents who seek re-election, Palladeno said he wants to complete unfinished business. But he also intends to work on countywide issues that have a significant impact on this beach community. One of those, he said, is the November vote to renew the Penny for Pinellas. If the Penny passes, he said, it could mean an estimated $45 million to beach communities for beautification. Madeira Beach…

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