$2.1 million distributed in first round of St. Pete’s Fighting Chance Fund; more help on the way

The City of St. Peterburg’s Covid-19 emergency relief fund, the Fighting Chance Fund, closed out the first round of its applications with 703 individual approvals of $500, and 356 business approvals of $5,000, totaling $2.1 million distributed in the first round.

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The Skyway Bridge tragedy at 40: ‘She believed in me’

With his wife Wanda and their 7-month-old daughter MaNesha, St. Pete native Charles McGarrah led an idyllic life in Tallahassee. May 9, 1980 changed everything.

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City Council OKs final design for Benoist Monument

A monument commemorating the world’s first commercial airline is just weeks away from completion and installation at the St. Pete Pier.

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Restaurateur Steve Westphal talks reopening and ‘The St. Pete Way’

On this episode, restaurateur Steve Westphal joins Chris Steinocher, CEO of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Joe Hamilton, publisher of the St. Pete Catalyst to talk about reopening the many restaurants under his leadership – and feeding hungry people along the way.

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‘Catalyst Sessions’ recap: La Lucha

La Lucha is a fixture in contemporary Tampa Bay jazz. These three guys, each in his early ‘30s, have been performing together since meeting as University of South Florida music students in 2015.

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The Shuffle

Margaux Pages



Story behind the story: Tampa Bay Wave, local entrepreneur played role in funding for video conferencing startup

It took veteran entrepreneur Steve MacDonald about a half-hour to see the potential in Vizetto, a technology company with a video conferencing platform to enable remote teamwork.

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The Skyway Bridge tragedy at 40: ‘I guess it was just God’s will’

On May 9, 1980, Lynnwood Armstrong disembarked Greyhound 4508 in Tampa, an hour before it plunged from the broken Sunshine Skyway Bridge.

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Covid Map

Covid-19 Cases by Zip Code


Update: FlixBus to expand to St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg City Council unanimously approved the city’s agreement with FlixBus during Thursday’s City Council meeting.

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Why Meatpacking Plants Have Become Covid-19 Hot Spots

Frigid temperatures, cramped conditions, and long hours put meat processing workers at higher risk for contracting the novel coronavirus.

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