Applications pour in for Pinellas CARES Covid financial help

Thousands of people and businesses have asked Pinellas County for emergency financial help to cope with the Covid-19 crisis.

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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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Hard-hit hospitality, tourism businesses in the spotlight

Local restaurateurs and vacation rental managers vented their frustrations with the federal Payroll Protection Program and other issues for over an hour with Rep. Charlie Crist Wednesday.

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Northside Hospital CEO discusses accolades, elective surgeries[video]

On this episode, Valerie Powell-Stafford, CEO of Northside Hospital joins Chris Steinocher, CEO of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Joe Hamilton, publisher of the St. Pete Catalyst to talk about Northside’s recent accolades and reopening elective surgeries.

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‘Catalyst Sessions’ recap: Tony Tyler

The Catalyst Sessions rocked and rolled Tuesday, as musician Tony Tyler, in his home studio, performed a pair of original songs – playing all the instruments, and singing.

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Kriseman: Restaurants can apply for permits to expand outdoor dining to parking areas

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman announced Tuesday that he has instructed the City Development Administration to begin reviewing email applications to allow restaurants to expand outdoor dining space into parking lots and other outdoor areas.

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Demolished: The Redington Long Pier passes into history

Demolition of the Redington Long Pier is nearly complete, the latest volley in a contentious battle between the owner of the historic structure and the Redington Shores Town Commission.

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Covid-19 Cases by Zip Code


ICYMI: CRA Emergency Relief Program public hearing set for Thursday

St. Petersburg City Council is set to consider the adoption of three ordinances that would allow tax increment financing (TIF) dollars established by the three redevelopment plans to be mobilized for the “CRA Emergency Relief Program.”

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Seedfunders closes three deals in one week

Seedfunders, a St. Petersburg-based early stage investment firm, had its best week ever last week in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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