Donald Trump Taps Ben Carson To Lead Housing & Urban Development

Dec. 5, 2016 - President-elect Donald Trump is nominating Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon who has never held public office, as his secretary of housing and urban development.

In a statement released Monday, Trump called Carson a “distinguished national leader” with a “brilliant mind.” Read more at

Category: General


Publix at Bay Pointe Plaza

The wait is over! The Skyway Marina District opened its very own Publix at Bay Pointe Plaza today (located on 34th St. and 50th Ave S) - a pivotal moment for this emerging district. Urban Affairs Director, Nikki Capehart and Kanika Tomalin were lucky enough to walk the aisles and meet the store manager during its Grand Opening this morning. Welcome to the neighborhood!

Category: Corporate & Supplier Diversity Community


Effort seeks to preserve history of St. Petersburg's Weekly Challenger newspaper

November 25, 2016 - ST. PETERSBURG — Lyn Johnson faced a problem.She wanted to relocate from the office space where her family had printed a community newspaper for decades. But she had to figure out what to do with all the old issues of the Weekly Challengerlying around the newsroom. In a leaking, moldy back room of the paper's office on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street, stacks of the newspaper lay stuck together. Pictures depicting the lives of St. Petersburg's black residents peeled from the pages when the old papers were opened. Read more here.

Category: Community United to Close the Achievement Gap

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Marina Master Plan Update Meeting

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Location: 330 5th St. N. in St.Pete

Contact: phone: 727-893-7820

You are invited to an open-house community meeting on December 6, 2016, hosted by the City of St. Petersburg at the St. Petersburg Sunshine Center. The purpose of this open house is to seek community input for the Marina Master Plan. The City is planning to update the Master Plan for the Municipal Marina.  The existing Central Yacht Basin and South Yacht Basin Marina docks and related infrastructure were designed and constructed in 1963 and 1977, respectively.  They are nearing the end of their service life leading to higher repair costs and more frequent service interruptions. The Marina configuration also reflects boat sizes (length and width) and amenities based on boats that were popular 40 to 50 years ago.  


Category: Business Events


What Smart People Can Learn From Wimauma

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Location: 16110 Hwy 301 S. in Wimauma Fl

About $2 billion has been invested in downtown redevelopment since the late 1990s, establishing St. Petersburg as among Florida's coolest cities to live, work and play. The Dali Museum, Crislip Arcade, USFSP and the Morean Arts Centerhave helped spark the city's rebirth as a hub for marine science, academics and the arts. Other diversions include visiting an array of funky stores and restaurants, the Museum of Fine Arts, American Stage, the Palladium Theater and Tropicana Field for a Tampa Bay Rays' game. Housing choices range from historic bungalows to high-end waterfront condominiums to college dorms. Read more here.

Category: General


Tampa Community Revitalization Partnership Meeting

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Location: 2101 E. M.L. King Jr. Blvd. in Tampa

The mission of the Eats Tampa Revitalization Partnership is to work with all levels of the government and to provide leadership and oversight of the community. 

Category: Civic Events

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