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Rick Baker looks to revive his campaign with ‘blueprint’ for St. Pete

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Even before he officially announced in May that he would challenge Rick Kriseman for mayor of St. Petersburg, Rick Baker was playing offense.

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St. Petersburg enacts emergency Irma curfew

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The City of St. Petersburg is enacting an emergency curfew as of 5 p.m. due to severe weather conditions from Hurricane Irma.

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St. Pete’s 40th Avenue Bridge resumes two-way traffic

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After upgrading utilities and days of rerouted traffic, the 40th Avenue NE Bridge in St. Petersburg is now open for two-way traffic as of 10:00 a.m. Wednesday.

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Public gets another shot at suggesting fixes to St. Pete’s ‘Sewer-gate’

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It’s a crisis that’s become something of a boondoggle — and, moreover, a public health issue. Now St. Petersburg’s overwhelmed and dilapidated sewer system is again at the forefront as officials held another round of public discussions in the costly and complex issue of best to go about fixing the problem. The topic of the evening, as reported by The Tampa Bay Times, a 12-page consent order written by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) – faulting city officials when…

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St. Pete, county, Innovation Center partner to create business incubator

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The Tampa Bay Innovation Center, an innovation and entrepreneurship center for technology businesses, will partner with Pinellas County and the city of St. Petersburg to conceive and operate a major new business incubator. “We have enjoyed a close and productive relationship with Tampa Bay Innovation Center, and this collaboration with the TBIC team and the city of St. Petersburg is an opportunity to bring a new energy and significant resources to the Pinellas startup community,” said Mike Meidel, director of…

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St. Pete slow to dredge dock-clogging silt, with water too shallow for boats

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Maryann Lynch is famous for naming her properties after Monopoly board properties. Now she is feeling high and dry. The 55-year-old St. Petersburg property tycoon resides in a 2,764 square foot waterfront home complete with a boat dock. However, silt from a city owned drainage installation flowing into the bay has rendered her dock all but useless. As a result, Lynch alleges it has become too shallow to launch her boat. Previously, she would simply lower the craft, fire it…

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St. Pete’s bike share system getting ready to roll

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Soon, there will be one more way for residents and visitors to get around St. Pete: short-term bike rentals. The City of St. Petersburg and Coast Bike Share will host a kickoff meeting for the city’s Bike Share System at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N. Officials will introduce details about the system, how bike share will work in St. Petersburg and projected timelines. The public is invited to attend and suggest potential station locations throughout the…

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