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Rick Baker’s June 28 fundraiser much closer to home, St. Pete Yacht Club

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After hosting a recent high-profile Republican reception in Clearwater Beach, Rick Baker’s next event in his bid to return to City Hall will be much closer to home. The former two-term St. Petersburg Mayor will be holding a fundraiser Wednesday, June 28, at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club in the city’s downtown waterfront. The event, with a suggested contribution of $250, begins at 6 p.m. Baker, a Republican who served from 2001-2010, is seeking a third term. He faces incumbent…

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St. Pete Yacht Club friends its Cuban equivalent

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As St. Petersburg officials continue to make a case for becoming home to a Cuban consulate, the St. Petersburg Yacht Club entered into a friendship agreement with the Hemingway International Yacht Club of Cuba this past weekend. A photo posted on St. Pete Yacht Club’s Facebook page shows Commodore Richard Winning smiling and shaking hands with the Cuban club’s Commodore José Miguel Díaz Escrich. Since his 2015 visit to the island nation, St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman has made attracting…

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Yes, that is Styrofoam floating along the downtown seawall

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A turbidity barrier aimed at keeping debris from floating into Tampa Bay and the basins lining St. Pete’s downtown waterfront broke last week leading to chunks of Styrofoam cluttering various areas around the city’s otherwise pristine waterfront. Taking a stroll along the waterfront Tuesday afternoon showed tiny bits of Styrofoam gathering in large clusters near the St. Petersburg Yacht Club basin. Another smaller cluster gathered along the seawall near the Dali Museum. At Spa Beach, the debris was mixed in…

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Darryl Rouson challenged by School Board Chair Linda Lerner on South St. Pete school crisis

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Reaction was fierce and accusatory in the immediate wake of the revelations of a Tampa Bay Times story published last month that traced the Pinellas County School Board’s role in resegregating five elementary schools and having them turn into some of the worst performing ones in Florida. St. Petersburg-based House Democrat Darryl Rouson called on the Florida attorney general’s office of civil rights to investigate whether the Pinellas County School Board’s decision in 2007 had resulted in discrimination against black students. At a Suncoast…

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Charlie Crist MUST run as an Independent

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Charlie Crist has denied that he has any intention of leaving the GOP, though today’s poll from Public Policy Polling demonstrate he just cannot win the Republican primary. It’s time for Charlie Crist to suck it up and face facts. Or he will become a political laughingstock destined for a lifetime of boat-drinks at the St. Pete Yacht Club (not a bad life, but not what Crist wants). After polls two weeks ago showed him down by 16 and 18…

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