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Road clearing for ride-sharing in Tampa

Road clearing for ride-sharing in Tampa

Could Lyft go legit in Hillsborough County by Christmas? That’s entirely possible if all things go according to plan, according to public transportation officials, who are now in direct talks with Lyft and other ride-sharing car services over ...
Published: 08/01/14
$129 million in repairs later, reservoir finally starting to fill up

$129 million in repairs later, reservoir finally starting to fill up

Residents of the bay area soon will finally begin to see a return on the tens of millions of dollars they paid to repair a reservoir that began leaking shortly after it was built.
Published: 07/31/14
Hillsborough commissioners’ vision: A HART board that thinks like they do

Hillsborough commissioners’ vision: A HART board that thinks like they do

TAMPA — The writing is on the wall for the board that runs the HART public bus system.
Published: 07/31/14

2 builders selected for Asturia

ODESSA — Eco-friendly developer Hines Inc. has tapped Ashton Woods Homes and David Weekley Homes as the builders for the former Behnke Ranch property, renamed Asturia....
Published: 07/31/14

Hillsborough tax rate falls, but values rise for bigger bill

TAMPA — Hillsborough County Commissioners set property tax rates today at just a little below last year’s, but homeowners will likely pay more out of pocket due to higher property values.
Published: 07/31/14
Solar power was worth the wait for Seminole woman

Solar power was worth the wait for Seminole woman

SEMINOLE — Karen Elfallah’s home needed a new roof, but the typical asphalt shingle covering wouldn’t do. So she went looking for an alternative.
Published: 07/31/14

Businesses invited to join trade mission to Chile

CLEARWATER — With convenient flights through Panama and a new visa waiver program, Tampa Bay area business leaders have their eyes on Chile as a future trade partner.
Published: 07/31/14

Journal Communications, Scripps to merge broadcasting, spin off papers

MILWAUKEE — Journal Communications Inc. of Milwaukee and E.W. Scripps Co. of Cincinnati have an agreement to merge broadcasting operations while spinning off newspaper holdings into a separate public entity, the companies announced late Wednes...
Published: 07/30/14
Crosstown Inn gives way to fast-food hotspot

Crosstown Inn gives way to fast-food hotspot

The corner of Gandy Boulevard and Dale Mabry Highway was once home to a motel that catered to a distinctly discount-seeking customer. Now it's fast turning into a lunch spot.
Published: 07/30/14
Gasparilla Music Festival reaches out for Cuban talent

Gasparilla Music Festival reaches out for Cuban talent

TAMPA — There was a time before Fidel Castro’s revolution when Tampa, not Miami or New York, was the destination of choice for the top bands from Cuba.
Published: 07/30/14