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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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HONNA continues to push back against blue bins despite rollout

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Parts of the Historic Old Northeast neighborhood were among the first round of residences to have recycling picked up curbside through St. Pete’s universal curbside recycling program. The Monday morning launch came as leaders in the neighborhood continued to jockey city staff to make changes to the program to better accommodate “traditional” neighborhoods. Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Association President Peter Motzenbecker led a press conference in the alley behind his home on Tenth Avenue North in Old Northeast. Motzenbecker’s is…

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Historic Old Northeast to St. Pete: Yes to recycling; no to curbside

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Leaders of the Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Association are continuing to push back against the city over curbside recycling. In its latest plea, the organization send the message to City Hall that they are a “yes” for recycling, but a “no” for curbside pickup. As residents in some parts of the city gear up for the first round of recycling pickup next week, HONNA is still concerned for 40 percent of the city’s homes that fall within traditional neighborhoods that…

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Old Northeast HOA supports recycling, but not as-is

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The Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Association has officially come forward with complaints about St. Pete’s new curbside recycling program. It’s the curbside part they have a problem with. While several residents in the neighborhood have sent emails to city staff, the Mayor’s office and City Council, the association has now put it’s group into the mix. In a letter sent to Mayor Rick Kriseman and City Council, HONNA president Peter Motzenbecker said the association supports recycling, but not curbside pickup.…

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