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Forclosure workshop held in St. Petersburg listen

08/18/08 Jamie Kidder
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Last Friday, hundreds of local residents showed up to the second Forclosure Assistance Workshop in St. Petersburg held by Kathy Castor and the St. Petersburg City Council.

As the state with the second highest foreclosure rate in the country, Florida is feeling the pinch of the current economic crisis.

Congresswoman Kathy Castor represents Florida's 11th District. She held a foreclosure workshop last month in Tampa, with over 600 families in attendance. One of the greatest benefits to t...

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Management plan offered for Brooker Creek

08/07/08 Concetta DeLuco
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Today the Pinellas County Board of Commissioners met in Clearwater to approve plans for the Brooker Creek Preserve. Deciding what to do with the publicly owned land located in the northeast corner of Pinellas County has been an issue of controversy over the past few years.

Currently, the 7,960 acres of Brooker Creek exists as a wilderness area that provides refuge to several endangered plants such as the Catesby lily as well as a unique collection of wildlife that ranges from bobcats to sw...

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Uhurus hold conference on economic development

06/23/08 Jamie Kidder
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Yesterday in St. Petersburg, the Uhurus met in St. Petersburg to talk about the city’s economic development plans and the Rays ballpark proposal.

The Uhuru Movement in St. Petersburg is a group dedicated to the unity of Africans internationally. They met yesterday at the Uhuru House in South St. Petersburg, where they hosted a conference about the economic development projects in St. Petersburg, the primary one being the construction of a new waterfront stadium.

Local business owners...

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Workshop held on Tampa’s Comprehensive Plan listen

05/02/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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This morning on the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus, city employees, USF researchers and others gathered to discuss ideas for Tampa’s future. The purpose was to identify research priorities relating to the city’s draft Comprehensive Plan, which will be finalized later this year.

Judi Jetson, director of the USF Collaborative for Children, Families & Communities, told WMNF about the purpose of the workshop she organized.

Cyndy Miller is Tampa’s director of growth mana...

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Hyde Park development gets green light listen

01/10/08 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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A controversial rezoning for a nine-story condominium and retail project in Tampa’s Hyde Park District was approved by the City Council today on a 4-2 vote.

The developer, Wasserman Real Estate Capital, plans to build a $100-million upscale complex of retail shops and two condominum towers that will add 163 residencies to the neighborhood, considered one of Tampa’s classiest.

But there has been opposition from local residents and the city’s Architectural Review Commission (ARC), ...

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