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Tampa Bay Rowdies owner Bill Edwards speaks out on bad referee calls

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Tampa Bay Rowdies owner Bill Edwards took the unprecedented step of commenting directly about referees as the club released a video of alleged blown officials calls in the wake of Tampa Bay’s 2-2 draw with the New York Cosmos this past weekend. The match was marred by several controversial calls, as did in many previous games between these two clubs. From the vantage point of many Rowdies fans and even some neutrals, those calls have tended through time to benefit…

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Historic designation supporters fire back against misinformation

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The debate over how neighborhoods obtain local historic designation in St. Pete is heating up. City Council is set to decide on August 20 whether it should be easier for neighborhoods to obtain the designation, but groups have popped up opposing changes to the current ordinance. In 2010, a process was established for neighborhoods to apply for local historic designation. That process requires neighborhoods to receive a 2/3 vote from all homeowners within its boundaries in order to move the…

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Pinellas Realtors group backs Will Newton for City Council

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The Pinellas Realtor Organization is throwing its weight behind St. Pete City Council candidate Will Newton. “The member-only candidate screening committee reviewed questionnaires and interviewed candidates.  There are thoughtful, qualified candidates running, but one stood out for his overall commitment to community, understanding of economic issues, and advocacy for property rights,” the group wrote in a statement. PRO represents more than 6,500 members including Realtors and others in the industry. The group is one of Tampa Bay’s largest professional trade…

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Pinellas County home sales leveling out

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Pinellas County home sales, after several months on the rise, have seemingly leveled out, says the Pinellas Realtor Organization (PRO) in its May 2015 real estate statistics. The combined 2,029 single family homes, townhouses and condos sold in Pinellas County during May 2015 was down from 2,103 in April 2015. A more accurate indicator of Pinellas County’s leveling home sales: year-over-year combined sales stats for single-family houses, townhouses, and condos. Just a 10 percent increase in these types of Pinellas…

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