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Girl's death still inspiring change in St. Pete three years later listen

05/21/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Volunteers and St. Petersburg city officials worked together this weekend to bring progress out of tragedy. Three years ago, an eight year old girl was struck by a stray bullet and killed during a drive by gun assault in midtown’s Bartlett Park neighborhood. After the shooting, members of the community came together to start fixing up the neighborhood. Now, the city has renamed the street Paris Avenue, after the victim, and St. Pete’s director of housing and community development’s J...

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Shuffleboard event to benefit community gardens listen

06/15/09 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The second Annual Summer Shuffleboard Event organized by Green Florida was held at Mirror Lake Shuffleboard Complex on June 13. The event was a fundraiser for community gardens in Tampa Bay. The community enjoyed an evening of local food and beverages, live music by Loose Oranges, a silent art auction and shuffleboard courts.

Green Florida recently launched Paris Gardens project in memory of Paris Whitehead-Hamilton, the child gunned down in Bartlett Park in April. These gardens may reduce...

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March in St. Pete to stop gun violence listen

04/27/09 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Eight-year-old Paris Whitehead-Hamilton’s death was a wakeup call for the community in Bartlett Park to mobilize against the crimes committed in their neighborhood. About 400 concerned citizens marched to end gun violence in South St. Petersburg on April 25.

The St. Petersburg Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), other community organizations, and City Council members marched from Bartlett Park to Campbell Park in honor of the victim killed d...

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