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Want to help redevelop the Trop? Here’s one way

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St. Petersburg officials have scheduled two public meetings to gather thoughts, visions and ideas for redeveloping the 85-acre Tropicana Field site. At each meeting, participants can expect to learn more about the initiative and the opportunities it presents. They’ll also have an opportunity to ask questions and offer comments. The importance of this site to the future of St. Petersburg can hardly be overstated, officials say. It is a once in a generation chance to create new opportunities for growth, economic…

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Rick Kriseman’s Frank Sinatra covers serves as Happy Birthday to The Voice

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Saturday is Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday. It may have been a few days early, but in honor of Ol’ Blue Eyes, St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman posted a special kind of happy birthday on his political Facebook page. Last November, at the 10th anniversary celebration of the Studio @620 at the coliseum, Kriseman sang his own rendition of one of Sinatra’s hits – “My Kind of Town.” In Sinatra’s original, the town, of course, is Chicago. But in Kriseman’s version…

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Most St. Petersburg Coliseum windows will be replaced, not restored

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St. Pete will replace most of the aged windows on the historic Coliseum in downtown instead of restoring them. Only windows, including the most historic large window, on the south side of the building will be restored. Windows on the other three sides of the building will be replaced with aluminum clad windows. City Council was expected to approve the window restoration project during its meeting Thursday, but was asked by staff not to take action on the plan because…

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