ST. PETE BEACH — Not every Eagle Scout project reflects the group’s motto to “be prepared,” but Boy Scout Patrick Sullivan of Troop 209 lived the scout creed and guiding principal when he designed life safety equipment that can save swimmers from drowning off St. Pete Beach.

ST. PETE BEACH — The Miramar Beach Resort project moved a step closer to becoming a reality April 27 when city commissioners approved a conditional-use permit that paves the way for developers to build a seven-story, 54-room luxury hotel at 4200 Gulf Blvd.

ST. PETE BEACH — City Manager Alex Rey received unbridled praise, along with a 5% salary increase and $500 a month housing stipend, when commissioners voted unanimously to extended his employment contract another two years.

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ST. PETE BEACH — When it comes to preventing street flooding now and in the future, this city will undertake a “comprehensive water threats protection strategy,” utilizing input from five engineering firms who will make recommendations on how to address flooding from both the Gulf and bay du…

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ST. PETE BEACH — Experience serving as a member of the city’s planning board since 2019 gave Mark Grill, a candidate vying to fill the city commission seat vacated by District 2 Commissioner Doug Izzo, the upper hand over another candidate, Rachel Ciliberti.

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The Don CeSar Hotel set the picturesque stage Jan. 9-10 for the second Game of Kings 2021 Beach Polo Classic. Guests and locals gathered to watch horses run on St. Pete Beach during the two-day event.

ST. PETE BEACH — A week after city commissioners voted not to fund the purchase of decorative street signs for Pass-A-Grille and Corey Avenue, it was decided a scaled-down version of the issue will be put back on the agenda for consideration sometime next month.

ST. PETE BEACH — By a narrow margin, a majority of city commissioners decided neighborhoods outside the historic district should have flooding problems fixed and potholes paved before the city spends $125,000 to install decorative street signs in Pass-A-Grille and along parts of Corey Avenue.

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ST. PETE BEACH — After dealing with bleak news over the COVID-19 pandemic for several months, a ray of hope was given to city commissioners by City Manager Alex Rey, who advised that St. Pete Beach actually ended its fiscal year with a $900,000 revenue surplus.

ST. PETE BEACH — Earlier this year, Trip Advisor’s Travelers Choice Awards named St. Pete Beach second-best beach destination in the U.S., and ranked it 16th greatest in the world, but at least one commissioner is not happy with Instagram acclaim that dubbed Pass-A-Grille as having one of Pi…

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ST. PETE BEACH — This year’s Taste of the Beaches invites locals and visitors to enjoy a “taste tour” event, bringing customers into local restaurants, which could use some much-needed community support.

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ST. PETE BEACH — Developers of the proposed Miramar Beach Resort, at 4200 Gulf Boulevard, are planning to be the first in this beach city to open a full-service hotel since the Florida Department of Environmental Protection forced St. Pete Beach to enact a building moratorium six years ago.

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ST. PETE BEACH — When City Manager Alex Rey was hired, commissioners were optimistic but unsure about how he would handle the position. After 14 months on the job, Rey has erased any doubt any of those commissioners may have had, and they showed their gratitude June 9 by unanimously voting t…

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ST. PETE BEACH — Officials from Pinellas County and St. Petersburg were thrilled May 28 when President Donald Trump made a surprise announcement via Twitter that the U.S. Department of Transportation was committing the final $21.8 million to the PSTA’s $43.9 million bus rapid transit project.

Parking fees are some of the largest and most reliable revenue sources for the cities along Pinellas County’s beaches. Unfortunately, much of that revenue vanished in March and April when the county closed the beaches in an effort to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus.

ST. PETE BEACH — The public beaches of Pinellas County will reopen Monday, May 4. All public parking will also be open except for specific areas in Pass-a-Grille that city commissioners decided May 1 would be limited to residents of St. Pete Beach and businesses.

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