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Jack Latvala wants Rick Kriseman to consider Pinellas County, and not just St. Petersburg, for future home of the Rays

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Shortly after the St. Petersburg City Council finally granted the Tampa Bay Rays management permission to negotiate with Hillsborough County officials regarding a potential new ballpark, St. Pete officials introduced a new project to assure fans that they would move heaven and earth to keep the team in the ‘burg. In late February came the Baseball Forever Campaign, an initiative spearheaded by the City of St. Pete and the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce. “There’s no better place to…

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PSTA staffers to dress up like a gas pump and get dunked to support transit

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Tuesday is National Dump the Pump Day. Traditionally that means local transit agencies would encourage residents to use public transit instead of their cars for the day. That’s what the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority is doing. Sort of. PSTA is teaming up with Ferg’s to celebrate the day with a “Dunk the Pump” event at Ferg’s sports bar across from Tropicana Field. PSTA officials and staff members will dress up like a gas pump, sit in a dunk tank and…

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Images from Election 2009

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Those running for elected office in St. Petersburg were subjected to attending a gauntlet of sparsely-attended candidate forums, such as this one in Midtown. Not counting the candidates and their entourages, fewer than two dozen residents bothered to attend the meeting — about the same number of people who attended most of these events. In the run-up to the 2009 Municipal Elections, the City Council’s decision to vacate the sidewalk outside of BayWalk became a national story after a fight broke…

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