Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Edmund Pettis Bridge

Mitch Perry Report for 3.3.15 — Democracy now in Tampa

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

The most lackluster campaign that this reporter has covered in his 15 years living in Tampa comes to a conclusion tonight — at least for most of the candidates vying to win the five Tampa City Council seats up for election. There is really not much drama at stake. Though there has been a lot of coverage of the District 6 campaign between Republican Jackie Toledo, Democrat Guido Maniscalco and independent Tommy Castellano, it’s been about relatively trivial matters involving…

Keep Reading

Kathy Castor to be part of congressional march on Selma bridge this weekend

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

Kathy Castor of Tampa will be of one of approximately 100 members of Congress who will participate in the 50th anniversary of the march on the Edmund Pettis Bridge in Selma AL this weekend. The original march on the Edmund Pettis Bridge was one of the crucial civil rights marches that led to the historic Voting Rights Act of 1965. “I’m very honored to be making that trip with my colleague and civil rights icon, Congressman John Lewis of Atlanta,” Castor…

Keep Reading

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons
Go to Top