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Advice to Pier activists: Round two

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I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, opponents of the city’s Pier selection process and subsequent decisions need to chill out. This isn’t a matter of who is right or who is wrong. People on both sides of the issue – those who hoped to preserve the inverted pyramid and those who support Pier Park – are passionate about the city and its immaculate downtown waterfront. Both sides’ opinions are rooted in genuine love and a desire to…

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Counter protest planned for St. Pete Pier celebration

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City officials and St. Pete residents will gather near the St. Pete Museum of History overlooking the ill-fated Pier currently being ripped down by heavy machinery to honor its history and celebrate the future of a new Pier. But Mayor Rick Kriseman and supporters of the new Pier design, Pier Park, won’t be the only ones there for the event. Beginning at 5 p.m., the same time the mayor’s event begins, opponents of demolishing the Pier will also gather for…

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St. Pete Pier celebration scheduled for Friday

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St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman will celebrate the St. Petersburg Pier this Friday along the Pier approach. Kriseman plans on “honoring the past while pursuing the future.” The event will include free commemorative brick pavers on a first come, first served basis, children’s activities including the Great Explorations Children’s Museum and a “memory station” where attendees can write and display memories or record them with St. Pete TV. The recorded interviews will air later on St. Pete TV. The event…

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City officials: Downtown waterfront petition effort dies by the clock

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Inverted Pyramid preservationists may have lost any hope of thwarting demolition of their beloved icon when pieces of the Pier began being reduced to rubble this week. Now their hopes at avoiding unwanted demolition or construction projects on downtown waterfront have also evaporated. According to St. Pete Communications Director Ben Kirby, the deadline to turn in petitions for a petition effort that would have asked voters whether they should have a say in downtown major waterfront projects passed at 5:00…

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Pier Park opposition amps up social media voice

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The group VoteOnThePier has given little indication of where they’re at in a petition drive seeking to require a voter referendum for any major construction or demolition projects on downtown waterfront. But an uptick in activity on the group’s Facebook page indicates the fight is far from over. The May 13 post displayed a photo with St. Pete Public Works Administrator and the Pier Selection Committee chair dressed as a king sitting on a throne with a link to an…

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