Sunday, December 31, 2023

Netanyahu rejects claims accusing Israel of genocide in Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday pushed back against claims that Israel is committing genocide in Gaza, calling such accusations “false” after South Africa filed a case against Israel at the U.N.’s top court.....Read More

Tampa's safe syringe exchange disappears

A Tampa resource to help keep people who are suffering from addiction alive has disappeared. 

The general manager of University Mall confirmed to 10 Investigates that management asked IDEA Exchange’s mobile syringe exchange to stop setting up in its parking garage.

Saturday, December 30, 2023

Tampa Hoods: Ybor City

7th Ave

Biden Continues Feud With Rick Scott After The Florida Senator Challenged Him On Twitter To A Debate

Ybor Paparazzi


Matt Gaetz Is Pissing Off The Entire Republican Party

Breakaway Burlesque: Local Music Burlesque in Gainesville

Sunday, January 21
Loosey's Downtown Gainesville

Ybor City restaurants prepare for crowds on New Year's Eve

Tampa Hoods: Ybor City

7th Ave


Pep Rally and Parade

New Year's Eve, December 31, 2024
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ybor City businesses hope to bounce back in new year

The shops and restaurants in Ybor City are looking forward to the new year ahead with hopes of bouncing back after many saw a slowdown in sales after a deadly double shooting over Halloween weekend.....Read More

Biden administration again bypasses Congress on emergency weapons sale to Israel

For the second time this month the Biden administration is bypassing Congress to approve an emergency weapons sale to Israel as Israel continues to prosecute its war against Hamas in Gaza under increasing international criticism.

The State Department said Friday that Secretary of State Antony Blinken had told Congress that he had made a second emergency determination covering a $147.5 million sale for equipment, including fuses, charges and primers, that is needed to make the 155 mm shells that Israel has already purchased function.


Thursday, December 28, 2023

Ybor Paparazzi

Welcome home Lexii

Florida elected officials quit across the state in light of new law


Florida’s first psychedelics school opens in St. Pete

The first of its kind in the state of Florida, a trippy new learning experience is making its debut in St. Pete. “Learn Euphoria,” a trailblazing school dedicated to the study and exploration of psychedelics, is officially opening its doors to curious minds this January at 1916 Central Ave. Visit them here

Report exposes the truth about red state voter fraud task forces

Tampa Hoods

Ybor City

Democrats Take Aim At DeSantis Throughout The Year 2023 Rewind

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Fried Tilapia
With Yellow Rice

Huracan Supermarket
Sligh and Central, Tampa

Meet the Ybor City YES! Team | Ybor City CRA | Block By Block

A judge will rule “as quick as I can” on healthcare restrictions for transgender Floridians

Focusing on what has become one of the most emotionally charged issues in the state and nation, a trial ended Thursday in a constitutional challenge to Florida restrictions on medical care for transgender children and adults.

The challenge centers on a 2023 law and rules approved by state medical boards prohibiting the use of puberty blockers and hormone therapy to treat children for gender dysphoria. The restrictions also made it harder for transgender adults to receive hormones and surgical procedures and required signing lengthy informed-consent forms with warnings about the use of puberty blockers and hormones.

New rules on disability registries for law enforcement in Florida begin Jan. 1

Beginning Jan. 1, law enforcement agencies in Florida that use disabled persons registries will be required to follow new state guidelines.....Read More

Woodson Museum to unveil ‘Black Americana’ exhibit

Making its debut Jan. 2 at the Woodson African American Museum of Florida, Resilience & Revolution: An Immersion of Black Americana brings together elements from a one-sided cultural view of the African-American experience.....Read More

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Tampa Hoods: Ybor City

7th Ave

Largo teen shoots, kills sister over Christmas presents

What Stogie Had For Lunch

Moro and Platanos

Huracan Supermarket
Sligh and Central, Tampa

Judge confirms Ron DeSantis (obviously) lied about trans healthcare

End to the Bloodshed?

 Hello Stogie readers,

Per an article:

I hope the Israeli government agrees, the massacre of so many thousands of innocent lives is an atrocious end to the year, and the lives of thousands more depends on this peace. For each person killed by the violence on either side, more hostility is created, it’s quite that simple.

I am grateful for Egyptian attempts at peace. Now, let’s see the United States step up and demand Israel agree to the ceasefire, hostage swap, and unfettered movement of humanitarian aid to the butchered Gaza Strip. Maybe such action will avoid further warfare in the region: if that is what is wanted by those in charge.

They gained power by fear leading to anger leading to hate — the Likud Bibi government and Hamas, that is. Perhaps if neither play ball, that will finally elect a decent response in the respective electorate to elect real leaders like Yitzchak Rabin.



State governments are ready and waiting to strip citizens’ rights in 2024

The whole country has now witnessed a nightmare worthy of “The Handmaid’s Tale” unfold for a Texas woman, Kate Cox.  After a court denied the abortion her doctors said was medically necessary, Cox was forced to flee her home state to get care because of Texas’s extreme abortion ban. The case exposed not just one family’s heartbreak, but also the hollowness of promises that abortion bans can include exceptions for the life and health of the mother......Read More

11 beautiful bookstores to visit in the Tampa and St. Pete area

The Tampa area is replete with stunning indie bookstores, and ample used and gently used book exchange stations. There are so many local shops to support and each shop emerges with its own quintessential identity (and offerings). Here’s a quick look at the bookstores you should have on your radar in Tampa Bay.....Read More