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Wengay Newtons Pier liability concerns are moot

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St. Pete City Council member Wengay Newton is concerned about safety surrounding the now barricaded St. Pete Pier. According to WTSP, Newton believes the fence is inadequate to keep people from the shuttered inverted pyramid. “These are the type of things that happen when you rush,” Newton told 10 News, noting that if someone got past the chain-link fences erected in advance of the structure’s demolition they could get hurt and sue the city. “There’s no hurry, no rush.” City…

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St. Petersburg revs up for Firestone Grand Prix weekend

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The ‘burg is open for business, with fast cars and fun on the waterfront as the 2015 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg takes place through Sunday. When the green flag drops on three days of legal street racing at the inaugural event for the IndyCar circuit, downtown becomes one of racing’s most beautiful road courses. Visitors and viewers alike will get spectacular trackside waterfront views, as the race broadcasts on ABC TV beginning at 3 p.m. FOOD, FUN AND…

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