Local longboard company takes the skate to the people

By Erik Mishiyev.

By Aaron Otis, Marilyn Bloomberg, Kelli Carmack,  Erik Mishiyev, and Vanessa Rivera “We take the skate to the people.” This is the mantra of Local Longboard Company, a locally-renowned skateboard business in St. Petersburg, Fl. Frequent visitors to downtown St. Petersburg may be familiar with the company being on Central Avenue. But, Jon Stine, one… Continue reading Local longboard company takes the skate to the people

Long running community initiative welcomes volunteers as more locals seek help

Arman Mouradian

By: Imani Craig, Yazlin Mercado, Mariya Lebedeva, Kay-Kay Smith and Arman Mouradian “Sharing God’s Abundance with our neighbors,” is a sentiment Operation Attack carries out with their active community involvement. Based out of Lakeview Presbyterian Church, volunteers strive to provide new and gently used clothing, including underwear and socks, to children from newborn to high school… Continue reading Long running community initiative welcomes volunteers as more locals seek help

Community debriefing tackles heavy MLK Day police presence

BY: Haley Jordan (story) and Ambria Whalum (photos). ST. PETERSBURG –  “At the end of the day, we have got to recognize in St. Petersburg, Fla., that we have a problem here with the racial, social and economic injustices that impact African-American communities,” Maria L. Scruggs, president of St. Petersburg’s NAACP, said to those gathered… Continue reading Community debriefing tackles heavy MLK Day police presence

MLK Day Of Services Summary

BY: Haley Jordan, Corey Mapp and Kelli Carmack, Neighborhood News Bureau Martin Luther King Day brought the community of St. Petersburg together with a Day of Services to benefit the residents of the city. Murals were painted to brighten up the streets. Fraternities and sororities handed out food and family care packages. Information booths were set… Continue reading MLK Day Of Services Summary

Through her eyes: The MLK Candlelight Vigil Summary

  By Kay-Kay Smith, Neighborhood News Bureau Kenadi Smith is a second grader who attends the annual Candlelight Vigil honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American History Museum. There, she watched the performances of two young African-American’s, Maya Stevenson and Aleisha Mandela, along with the Florida Orchestra. While… Continue reading Through her eyes: The MLK Candlelight Vigil Summary

Lead results in Midtown homes raise health concerns

By Andrea Perez andrea67@mail.usf.edu  The Environmental Protection Agency says that lead levels below the action level don’t require public action, but 45 homes in the St. Petersburg Midtown area tested positive for lead in the water. Most of the homes that were tested contained very low traces. However, according to the EPA, any amount of… Continue reading Lead results in Midtown homes raise health concerns

Schools’ Shift to Become Shelters a Stressful, Yet Insightful Experience

By Nina Brooks SOUTH ST. PETERSBURG—The presence of Hurricane Irma was the cause of stress and panic leading up to its arrival, and the reason for frustration and relief after it left. For the schools stepping in as shelters, this was no different.  After tracking Hurricane Irma through various spaghetti models and varying paths, some schools in… Continue reading Schools’ Shift to Become Shelters a Stressful, Yet Insightful Experience

Florida Policy for Climate Change and Hurricane Preparedness

By Nicolet Hartman The 2017 hurricane season has been tumultuous and nerve-wracking. Many are not only concerned about the intensity of these storms, but how frequent they are becoming. Just two weeks after watching Hurricane Harvey demolish Houston, St. Petersburg residents were fearing for the worst as Hurricane Irma prepared to hit. While many flock… Continue reading Florida Policy for Climate Change and Hurricane Preparedness

Healing the Community Through Food

Expanding knowledge of health through urban agriculture BY MIKE SINGER The Et Cultura festival was hosted in South St. Petersburg from Nov. 15-19. There were a number of themes of the event, including music, art, healthy eating, addressing the future of St. Petersburg and its schools and more. On Thursday, Nov. 16, the Et Cultura… Continue reading Healing the Community Through Food