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For all the shouting over access to alley recycling, an awful lot of folks are still bringing the blue bins to the curb

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Universal curbside recycling became universal ‘recycle where you put your trash’ last month, but not everyone has caught on. I was recently taking a stroll through Historic Kenwood and stumbled on a number of big blue bins used for the new-ish recycling in St. Pete. They were parked on the curb, where the city told them last July they should be put. But then the city changed that up after an uproar of citizens in places where trash is collected…

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Top St. Pete headlines in 2015: No. 7 – Historic preservation

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As 2015 winds down we took a look back at the year’s news in St. Petersburg and came up with a list of the top 10 most interesting happenings. Whether the news evoked outrage in a community, excitement, or even heartbreak, these are the top headlines of 2015. No. 7 – Historic preservation St. Petersburg is home to several historic neighborhoods: Historic Old Northeast, Historic Kenwood, Old Southeast and others. A debate over how to obtain local historic designation in…

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Alley recycling pickup to start in St. Pete January 25

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St. Pete residents with alley access have known since September they would be able to start taking recycling bins to the alley where trash is collected instead of to the curb sometime in January. But now there’s a more specific date. In a tweet Tuesday, St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman announced that alley recycling pickup would begin January 25 and that more details would follow. City Council is set to hear a staff report on alley recycling at its meeting…

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St. Pete City Council sort of approves changes to its local historic designation ordinance … at 1:30 a.m.

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St. Pete City Council narrowly approved an effort to make historic designation of local neighborhoods just a little bit easier, but not before hours of public comment and deliberation. Councilmembers approved changing the current threshold to kick off the process to designate a neighborhood a local historic district from 2/3 of all homeowners to 50 percent plus one of all homeowners. Under the current ordinance those owners who choose not to vote are automatically considered no votes. Supporters of the…

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Patience needed in recycling battle

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Local media coverage has extensively covered the curbside recycling rollout that kicked off Monday, officially ending St. Pete’s reign as Florida’s largest city without a universal program. That sounds like a good thing, but the issue has been marred by controversy because the bins are only being picked up curbside despite 40 percent of St. Pete homes having alley access where trash is picked up. Reporters across the board have reported on the city’s optimism and the concerns of residents…

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‘Pinot in the Park’ comes to Historic Kenwood for second year

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Red wine drinkers of the ‘burg, specifically those who love a good Pinot Noir, can drink it up Saturday April 18 at Seminole Park in the Historic Kenwood neighborhood. The neighborhood association is hosting its second annual “Pinot in the Park” festival from 6-9 p.m. The festival will feature not only a premium selection of pinot noir, but a feast of Pacific Northwest-style salmon bake. Some of St. Petersburg’s best chefs will also be on hand to whip up unique…

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Group protests Times’ suit against city ***Updated with photos from protest***

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Some are upset about a recent lawsuit opposing the city’s recent ban on street solicitation. About 35 people waved signs in front of the St. Petersburg Times building Sunday to protest the suit filed by the paper’s parent company against the city of St. Petersburg. “I just don’t appreciate the Times suing the city for a valid ordinance,” said Jeremiah Rohr, 56, who held a sign saying “Drop the suit or Drop the Times.” The group congregated between 10 and 11 a.m.…

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