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South St. Pete

$4.8 million in minority mental health and economic equity funding awarded to south St. Petersburg nonprofits

Listen: Two organizations have awarded almost 5 million dollars in grants for non-profits focusing on underserved zip codes in South St. Petersburg. The funds focused on prioritizing mental health for black and indigenous people of...
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New St. Petersburg grants means lower utility rate increase for customers

St Petersburg will be awarded over 20 million dollars from the state towards infrastructure, meaning lower-than-expected rates in the future.
Ken Welch

Ken Welch hopes for equity in the Black community with Trop site redevelopment

Former Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch wants to ensure the Black community is honored as plans for redevelopment at the 86-acre Tropicana Field site progress. Residents in the neighborhood razed to make way for the...
Jabaar Edmonds, with Peoples Budget Review in St Petersburg. SEIU

People’s Budget Review of St. Pete budget open house

St. Petersburg’s Mayor Rick Kriseman’s budget can be reviewed and questioned at an open house Monday evening; on MidPoint we hear about the proposed budget in St. Petersburg, how it affects low-income communities and how residents...
Pastors want early voting location in black community

Pastors call for early voting site in black neighborhood; Pinellas says no

Pastors of predominantly black churches are asking for an early voting location in South St. Pete; but the supervisor of elections in Pinellas County is rejecting that request. In a press conference Friday morning at...
Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch (right) and Nikki Gaskin-Capehart

Update on South St. Pete’s battle to reduce poverty

One of the most economically depressed areas of the Tampa Bay region, south St. Petersburg, has plans in place to reduce poverty by 30 percent by 2020; Wednesday morning at the Childs Park YMCA, Gypsy...

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