Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Ybor Seoul on 7th Ave

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Ybor City Vibrant Nightlife

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Gaby at West Tampa Sanwich Shop

McCarthy Gives Matt Gaetz the News He FEARED MOST

Florida boasts 3 cities on list of best places to live in U.S., Ybor City near top

Three Florida cities made the list of Top 50 best places to live in the U.S., but none of Florida’s major municipalities made the cut.

Ybor City in Tampa came in second on the list of best places to live, only behind Metuchen, New Jersey. Ybor City, only a short distance from Tampa Bay, was described as “the cultural epicenter of one of America’s hottest cities.”

The FISA expansion turning cable installers into spies cannot stand

Buried in a bill the House passed Friday is a provision that would create the largest expansion of government surveillance on U.S. soil since the Patriot Act. The potential for abuse of this new power, included in the House’s reauthorization of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, is staggering.....Read More

Google employees protest company’s work with Israeli government

Google employees in two different offices protested the company’s work with the Israeli government on Tuesday, objecting to a billion-dollar contract it signed with the U.S. ally in 2021.....Read More

Webinar: Lessons Learned from the 2023 Hurricane Season and What's New for 2024

Join us online next Tuesday, April 23 from 1-2 pm EDT as the NOAA Southeast & Caribbean Regional Team (SECART) and NHC host a webinar on lessons learned from the 2023 hurricane season and what's new for the 2024 products and services.

Register HERE

Ybor Harbor development gets initial approval from Tampa council

The developer behind the Gas Worx project, which aims to link Ybor City with downtown Tampa’s Channelside district, is a step closer to breaking ground on another waterfront development.

The Tampa City Council on Thursday signed off on a rezoning request and development agreement for Ybor Harbor, a proposed 33-acre redevelopment of an industrial area located south of the Selmon Expressway near Ybor City.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

House approves resolution condemning Palestinian rallying cry as antisemitic

The House on Tuesday adopted a resolution condemning as antisemitic the phrase “from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” a Palestinian rallying cry.....Read More

Former State Attorney Andrew Warren, Suspended By Florida Gov. DeSantis, Will Seek Re-Election

In a video posted Tuesday morning, former Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren says he will seek re-election.....Read More

New Hybrid PAC looks to help naturalized citizens, Muslim candidates run for federal office

A newly formed progressive hybrid Political Action Committee (PAC) is looking to support Muslim candidates and naturalized citizens who want to run for federal office.

The group, dubbed “Cavalry PAC,” was filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) last Monday.

Casa Gomez, Casa Marti set to revitalize gateway to Ybor

At the western gateway of the Ybor City Historic District, the rooftop terrace of Casa Gomez has a view of Ybor City’s cultural heritage and its future. 

To the east, the fifth-floor future rooftop bar overlooks Jose Marti Park, the gated courtyard park paying tribute to Ybor’s Cuban heritage and the legendary revolutionary that has been the property of the Cuban government since 1956. Looking southwest, there’s the ambitious mixed-use redevelopment Gas Worx and, past that, downtown Tampa.

Monday, April 15, 2024

Air Pollution Precaution issued in Hillsborough County due to Ozone levels

An Air Pollution Precaution was issued Monday in Hillsborough County due to elevated Ozone levels, according to the Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County.

The precaution is in effect immediately and will remain in effect until Wednesday, according to the notice.

The air quality could create problems for children, elderly people, and anyone with lung diseases or asthma, according to the release. Those in sensitive groups are asked to consider limiting activities outdoors.

Most coral reef areas experienced bleaching in past year

Coral reefs around the globe experienced a mass bleaching event in the past year as the ocean continues to heat, according to new research.

The impacted reefs include those in Florida, the Caribbean, parts of the Eastern Tropical Pacific like Costa Rica and Panama, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, parts of the South Pacific, the Persian Gulf, and the Gulf of Aden, researchers said.

Sustainability in Transportation with Dayna Lazarus

On Monday April 15, 2024, Tanja and Anni of WMNF's Sustainable Living were joined by Dayna Lazarus. 
Dayna Lazarus is AICP certified in urban planning and co-founder of Transit Now Tampa Bay. Dayna has a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning and graduate certificates in Sustainable Transportation and Community Development. She has dedicated her life and career to improving outcomes in housing affordability, transportation sustainability and climate resilience.


Developer Darryl Shaw's vision for Ybor Harbor gets initial approval

The Ybor Harbor development project has received initial approval from Tampa City Council, with a few reservations.

It would be located on the Ybor Channel, a site once proposed for a baseball stadium for the Tampa Bay Rays.

Live Updates: Jury selection begins in Trump hush money trial

Jury selection begins Monday in the first criminal trial in history involving a U.S. president.

Former President Donald Trump faces 34 charges of falsifying business records around purported efforts to cover up his alleged infidelity with an adult film actress during his 2016 presidential campaign. Trump has pleaded not guilty and denied having the affair.

Live updates HERE

Tampa residents participate in nationwide strike, call for Gaza ceasefire

A pro-Palestine rally wove its way through downtown Tampa on Monday morning. Demonstrators were answering a call from the National Strike for Gaza to protest U.S. involvement in the war.....Read More