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Despite media fixation, maskless celebrations won’t stop region’s rise

Will our region’s new status as “Champa Bay” change national perceptions of the area, now flush with success, that we call home? Or will we continue to be subjected to headlines such as “Excited Tampa Bay Residents Wish They Had An Actual City To Tear Apart.”

Granted, that’s from satirical newspaper The Onion, but it still stings a little bit, considering how far we’ve come as a metro area since 2009, when the Super Bowl was last played in Tampa. Residents and regular visitors know the truth, but what will it take to change our reputation beyond state lines? When the Super Bowl inevitably comes back to Tampa, will we once again see a spate of news stories referring to Tampa as the strip club capital of the world?

Proper training, system configuration could have prevented Oldsmar hack

Proper training, system configuration could have prevented Oldsmar hack

Skyway 10k going virtual for 2021

Skyway 10k going virtual for 2021

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Jordan Park in line for $71 million update

New and renovated housing is slated for Jordan Park, an historic African American housing development in south St. Petersburg.

A vote Tuesday by the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners paves the way for the $71.6 million project to move forward after several years of stops and starts, said Michael Lundy, CEO of the St. Petersburg Housing Authority, which owns Jordan Park.

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