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Must-Do for Florida’s Midterm Candidates: A Stop in Puerto Rico. Or Three.

Senator Bill Nelson of Florida during a recent visit to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Holding political office in Florida increasingly requires trekking to the island, the former home of a growing number of Florida residents. CAROLINA, P.R. — Senator Bill Nelson of Florida stepped out of an official-looking S.U.V., briefcase in hand, ready to survey a still-unfinished public housing development funded by the federal government — not in his home state but more than 1,000 miles away, in Puerto Rico. “¡Hola! Un placer,” — a pleasure, he said in Spanish, shaking the hands of the cadre of local officials greeting him under the stinging morning sun. The purpose of Mr. Nelson’s visit was to inquire about the recovery from Hurricane Maria, specifically, where Washington continued to be deficient. With any luck, Mr. Nelson, a Democrat facing his toughest re-election race yet, might also grab a headline back home. “Are you…

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FEMA extends housing program that allows Puerto Ricans to finish school year

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended its transitional housing voucher program, which will allow thousands of Puerto Rican students living in Central Florida to complete the school year without the risk of becoming homeless. Thousands of people fled to Florida after Hurricane Marie knocked out power across the U.S. territory last year. Many people receive assistance from FEMA’s Transitional Shelter Assistance program, or TSA, which helps families staying in hotels until they can return home or find permanent housing. FEMA grants unconditional housing extension, offering families temporary… More than 1,800 evacuees in Florida risked losing their temporary housing when the program was set to end May 14, two weeks before the end of the school year in Osceola County where many families have been staying. At the request of Gov @RicardoRossello, @fema has agreed to unconditionally extend the #TSA program. Transportation assistance has also been…

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Florida’s Democrat candidates for governor face off in 1st debate

L to R: Entrepreneur Chris King, Congresswoman Gwen Graham, Mayor Philip Levine, and Mayor Andrew Gillum debate ahead of the August Democratic primary in Florida’s gubernatorial race, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. (Image courtesy FOX 13) TAMPA, Fla. — Four Florida Democrats aiming to replace outgoing Governor Rick Scott met in their first debate Wednesday afternoon at a Tampa television studio. No clear frontrunner yet among candidates Group weighed in on range of issues Democratic primary in August The group included former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, former U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Graham, and entrepreneur Chris King. The candidates weighed in on several issues facing Florida, mostly agreeing on raising the minimum wage, increasing teacher pay, medical marijuana use, an assault weapons ban and strengthening education. The group broke ranks, however, when it came down to exactly how to accomplish the latter. “It’s about stopping corporate loopholes,” said…

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Property Details for 604 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

604 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tampa, FL 33603 604 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Tampa, FL 33603 SOUTH SEMINOLE HEIGHTS — ONE OWNER since 1948! Situated within the Tampa city limits this classic 1948 bungalow is a fixer upper that needs someone new to love it & give it a facelift. The interior is mostly original so be prepared to step back in time especially in the midcentury full bath. This 1,637 sf home has 2 bedrooms & 1 bath, a 1-car attached garage & is situated on a corner lot that is mostly fenced which means PLENTY of parking! The floor plan is centered around a wood burning fireplace which is the heart of the home. The homesite is a generous 79 wide x 122 deep! Buy this to fix up and live in, use it as an income property or redevelop/rezone the site…

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Property Details for 918 E 25th Ave

918 E 25th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605 918 E 25th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605 Beautiful Bungalow home in YBOR Heights, Original hardwood floors in main living areas, Gorgeous slate tile flooring in the wet areas. Modern L-shaped Kitchen with Upscale appliances, Wet bar with built in Wine cooler. Elegant light fixtures through out, Corner lot, Fire hydrant only 3 homes away. Master bedroom features full bath with dual sinks and a gorgeous large shower. Main bath features dual sinks and a tub. All bedrooms are nice size for being an older home. great functional layout and very welcoming when you walk in the front door. There is indoor utility room located just off the kitchen washer and dryer with in stay, Ones in the master belong to tenants. Shed does not convey also belongs to tenants. Tenants are willing to stay or go for new home owner. Schedule your private…

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See which 4 Tampa neighborhoods rank among ‘best places to live’

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Tampa Bay just keeps getting better and better, now being called the "best place to live" in Florida. According to ranking and review site Niche, four of the top five best places to live in Florida are part of Tampa’s own backyard. The town claiming No. 1 on the list is Harbour Island, followed by Spanishtown which is right outside the downtown Tampa area. Coming in closely behind is Courier City/Oscawana in the Tampa limits, followed by the beautiful Hyde Park area. Rounding out the bunch is Orwin Manor in Orlando. Niche gave all four of the Tampa towns an A+ rating for schools, housing, jobs, health and fitness and family life. What’s even more impressive is out of 228 ranked cities, Clearwater was named the second best city to retire to in America. Niche also ranks the best places for families, safest places, most diverse…

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Property Details for 3009 N 46th St

3407 W San Luis St,

3009 N 46th St, Tampa, FL 33605 3009 N 46th St, Tampa, FL 33605 3009 N 46th St, Tampa, FL 33605 is a single family home for sale located in the Highland Pines neighborhood. Browse realtor.com® for nearby schools and neighborhood information. Find homes similar to 3009 N 46th St within your price range. ‘Basic Listing Information: 3009 N 46th St is more than just a Tampa, FL address. It is a home with 3 beds, 1 baths, and 1,104 square feet. At $$110,000 it is a Tampa property for sale.’ Make your life easier when you search for properties with realtor.com® by registering so that you can save your searches and go back to them whenever you’re ready. When you’re registered, you can also make sure that you are notified when there is a change to one of your listings or a new listing relevant to you is added….

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Tampa Bay Wave collaborates with The Nielsen Foundation to launch the TechDiversity Accelerator Program in Tampa Bay – Tampa Bay Business Journal

House of Boats

TAMPA BAY, Fla., Feb. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Tampa Bay Wave, Inc. (Wave) a nonprofit dedicated to building, launching, and growing tech companies in Tampa Bay, has joined The Nielsen Foundation to launch the newly created TechDiversity Accelerator program in an effort to foster the growth and development of diverse tech startups in Tampa Bay and beyond. Wave’s new TechDiversity Accelerator program, powered by The Nielsen Foundation, is a 90-day program designed for early-stage tech companies 51% owned, controlled, and operated by a minority; woman; veteran; or lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender person or combination thereof. Participating companies will work alongside each other in a collaborative, non-competitive environment and will be provided invaluable resources, such as a dedicated Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR), one-on-one mentoring with notable tech founders, pitch coaching, investment readiness programs, investor introductions, and access to Wave’s new seed fund. TechDiversity Accelerator companies will also participate in Wave’s…

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Florida Facing Affordable Housing Crisis

The Cost of a Hot Economy

Rep. Sean Shaw (D-Tampa) speaking about his bill to protect the Sadowski Trust. In the wake of natural disasters, stagnant wages and a growing separation of wealth, Florida is suffering from an affordable housing catastrophe and concern is growing statewide. The Florida Legislature has been eroding the Sadowski Trust fund, which supports the state’s affordable housing initiatives, since 2002. The Sadowski Trust allocates 70 percent of its appropriated money to the SHIP program which provides money to local governments to create and preserve affordable housing. The other 30 percent goes to the State Housing Trust Fund. Lawmakers have swept over one billion allocated dollars away from the program and into the state’s general revenue fund. And the Florida Housing Coalition’s Jaimie Ross says many Floridians are suffering. “You’re talking almost a million people who are very low-income households who are paying more than half of that income that they have…

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Driver Flees After Crashing Into Tampa Apartment

FL Battalion Chief Mourned after Fatal Crash - KONRUK GAME

TAMPA, FL – A driver was arrested Tuesday after crashing his Ford F-150 pickup into an apartment building on Carmen Court about 11:30 a.m., according to deputies. The driver was traveling eastbound on 140th Avenue E. when he lost control of his truck, left the roadway, hit a fence and then crashed into an apartment. Inside the apartment, Yasiel Toledo-Ruiz was on a sofa in his living room and was thrown from the sofa during the incident, deputies said. Toledo-Ruiz was transported to Florida Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. The driver, identified as Marcellino Perez, 28, of Tampa, fled on foot. He was located about one mile from the crash. Two witnesses identified Perez as the driver. Perez has never had a driver’s license issued to him, deputies said. Perez provided a false name of Carlos Diaz, but was positively identified as Marcellino Perez by his fingerprint…