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Neighborhood activists rally behind Darden Rice’s re-election bid

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Darden Rice appears to be in good shape for her re-election bid to the St. Petersburg City Council, but she’s not taking anything for granted. The current chair of the Council announced the endorsement of 15 leaders from 11 major neighborhoods across District 4. Backing Rice are: Marlene Murray, Lee Palmer, Alisha Ford, Jack Spinrad, Scott Willis, Cathy Wilson, Thomas Paterek, James Keane, Jason and Megan Kotsko, Lisset and Wayne Hanewicz, Kristen Noakes-Fry, Peter Motzenbecker, and Phil Peyton. “I’m proud to support Darden Rice…

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Charlie Crist checks out expansion of Metro Wellness and Community Center in St. Pete

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The Tampa Bay metropolitan area had the 15th highest rate of HIV diagnoses in the country for 2015, the Centers for Disease Control reported last December. Over the years, thousands of local citizens infected with the virus have come for treatment at the four Metro Wellness centers in the Tampa Bay area. But, for more than two decades, the flagship building has been located on the western edge of Kenwood in St. Petersburg. That center is undergoing a $5.2 million expansion, which…

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