How Raymond James is adapting in the COVID-19 pandemic

Raymond James Financial made an “almost seamless” transition in the workplace amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The St. Petersburg-based financial services firm went from 99 percent of its employees working in the office to 95 percent working from home in one week, said Paul Reilly, chairman and CEO, speaking during a recent investor conference.

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What could defunding the police mean for St. Pete?

The Tampa Bay chapter of Dream Defenders took to St. Petersburg City Hall Saturday to explain what defunding the police means to them, and what it might look like in St. Petersburg. The press conference served as a precursor to a more formal outlining of policy demands to be held later this month.

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Stetson College of Law plans return to campus early in midst of COVID-19

Stetson College of Law Dean Michele Alexandre announced to incoming students last week that the school would return with predominantly face-to-face classes following CDC guidelines for higher education and universities for the fall semester.

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Just Getting Started with Dr. Kanika Tomalin: A bright future for St. Pete's beautiful parks system

On the inaugural episode of Just Getting Started, Dr. Tomalin is joined by Mike Jefferis, the City's Leisure Services Administrator, for a lively discussion of the St. Petersburg parks system.

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VINTAGE ST. PETE: Piers through the years

St. Petersburg’s brand new, $92 million Pier is awaiting its COVID-postponed grand unveiling. The big event is expected soon.

It is, of course, not the city’s first recreational pier. There’s been one long pier or another on St. Pete’s eastern waterfront, extending the local footprint into Tampa Bay, for 131 years.

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The Shuffle

Dr. Keesha Benson
Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg



Medical cannabis dispensary opens in EDGE District

One of the fastest-growing medical marijuana treatment clinics in Florida has opened a dispensary in the EDGE District.

AltMed Florida opened its MÜV medical cannabis dispensary at 1101 1st Ave. N. Monday morning.

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Impact Catalyst

Impact Catalyst: Episode 24 - TBBCA

TBBCA Judge Dawne Eubanks joins Scholarship Winner Eileen Lee on this episode of Impact Catalyst.

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COVID Cases by Zip Code


Local nonprofits find out what works — and what doesn’t — amid pandemic, civil unrest

The Crisis Center of Tampa Bay hasn’t let the COVID-19 pandemic stop its work.

The Center, which refers people facing crisis to agencies where they can get help, has seen rising demand for its services since the outbreak of the pandemic and has pivoted to meet the need, said Jennifer Moore, vice president of development.

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Startup Report #062: Jerry Banfield

Social media influencer & entrepreneur Jerry Banfield joins Joe Hamilton in the studio.

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