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Dick Greco Jr. still considering a Tampa mayoral run in 2019

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Retired judge Dick Greco Jr. says he is still considering running for Tampa mayor in 2019.

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Tampa citizens to call for civilian review board to monitor police

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Two years ago, officials at California State University-Fullerton produced a comprehensive report on police civilian oversight boards. Among their findings was that obstacles to creating a successful agency included politicians who have a “law and order” agenda not conducive to oversight — and, even if such an agency was created, the power that lawmakers have to limit their oversight powers through legislation or budgets. That’s just part of the institutional barriers that Tampa citizens who will be calling for such a board may face…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times — and, yes, I did ‘out’ the new food critic

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Just another bad day for the St. Petersburg Times, which failed to convince a federal judge that the city of St. Petersburg’s new ban on street solicitation should be blocked while the matter winds its way through the courts.  Judge Lazzara said there was no question in his mind that the ordinance was content-neutral, narrowly tailored and that a significant government interest was at stake. The Times lost in court.  And it is also losing — badly, I might add —…

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5 things I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times — and, yes, I did ‘out’ the new food critic

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Just another bad day for the St. Petersburg Times, which failed to convince a federal judge that the city of St. Petersburg new ban on street solicitation should be blocked while the mater winds its way through the courts.  Judge Lazzara said there was no question in his mind that the ordinance was content-neutral, narrowly tailored and that a significant government interest was at stake. The Times lost in court.  And it is also losing — badly, I might add —…

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Sue Carlton column: Ronda Storms bested in Brandon (by Paul Phillips)? Has the world gone mad?

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I can’t believe I am actually excerpting a column from Sue Cartlton, but I had to since it mentions the uber-smart Paul Phillips: The Hillsborough Republican Party recently presented a straw poll done in conjunction with Republican clubs in the suburban enclaves of Brandon and FishHawk. The results: Marco Rubio was the Republican’s Republican for U.S. Senate, and, yeah, you kinda saw that coming. Bill McCollum was their guy for governor, and ditto that. But what was this? A Republican…

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5 things I think I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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You don’t realize how lacking for original commentary the St. Petersburg Times is until Howard Troxler goes on vacation.  This is the Achilles Heal of the newspaper — the holes in its lineup of columnists.  Sue Carlton is the Columnist Who Isn’t There and Ernest Hooper is, like the dude in this spoof of The New York Times, just a Cool Black Guy. PolitiFact may wins awards, but columnists sell newspapers and there isn’t a metro columnist writing for the…

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5 things I think I think about today’s St. Petersburg Times

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You don’t realize how lacking for original commentary the St. Petersburg Times is until Howard Troxler goes on vacation.  This is the Achilles Heal of the newspaper — the holes in its lineup of columnists.  Sue Carlton is the Columnist Who Isn’t There and Ernest Hooper is, like the dude in this spoof of the New York Times, just a Cool Black Guy. PolitiFact may wins awards, but columnists sell newspapers and there isn’t a metro columnist writing for the…

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