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Pic: I cast my (early) vote for Bill Foster for Mayor

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Trust me, it brings me no pleasure to vote for Bill Foster. I was critical of Foster when I was working for Jamie Bennett and most of the criticisms have held true. Foster has run a less-than-average campaign, allowing what appears to be a streak of disengagement to permeate throughout his bid for Mayor. For example, he announced he was running for Mayor in February, as if he hadn’t known for months, if not years, that he was going to…

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WTF happened to St. Petersblog?

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Three months have passed since the last article was posted on St. Petersblog, the snarkiest of local blogs and recipient of a Creative Loafing “Best of the Bay” award. Before that, posting had been increasingly sporadic, which leads me to believe that the anonymous minds behind the blog must have gotten a real job OR (my theory) Alex Pickett was the brains behind the operation, grew tired of toiling away in anonymity and transitioned to the site Will Write For…

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Inside the Pulitzers: did the St. Petersburg Times really deserve its wins?

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NEW YORK Following the announcement of the Pulitzer winners this afternoon, Sig Gissler, administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes since 2002, made several points and took some questions. This is what emerged, as it relates to the two wins by the St. Petersburg Times: — The board wasn’t happy with the feature writing winner picked by the judges so it went “into the pile” and selected the winning entry from the St. Petersburg Times. — The board also moved the St.…

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