State investigators found no evidence mayor blackmailed a commissioner in North Bay Village

A criminal investigation into mysterious letters sent to a former North Bay Village commissioner has been closed and there is no evidence that Mayor Connie Leon-Kreps was involved in any alleged blackmail. That’s according to a brief email sent late Friday to the village commission by Village Attorney Norman Powell citing an investigation by the […]

Lakeland chamber, city welcome NoBay Village to downtown

Hide caption Downtown’s new NoBay Village block of residential and retail development was officially anointed and celebrated by city government and business leaders Thursday. LAKELAND — Downtown’s new NoBay Village block of residential and retail development was officially anointed and celebrated Thursday by city government and business leaders. “This is really and truly a labor […]

Market Snapshot: Bay Oaks

Popular condo enclave offers leisurely lifestyle for owners and vacationers alike Built in 1975, Bay Oaks has been a popular condo-townhouse enclave on Siesta Key for over 40 years. Located at 6157 Midnight Pass Road half a mile north of the Stickney Point Bridge, it offers a leisurely vacation lifestyle among lush, tropical surroundings, as […]

North Bay Village residents to choose mayor, one council member | Miami Herald

North Bay Village voters will fill two of the five seats on the Village Commission this fall. Two years ago the commission races were uncontested, but this time the mayor and commissioner-at-large are busy touting their accomplishments because both face challengers highly critical of the state of the village’s affairs. On the radar: the city’s […]

Editorial: Transforming the USF area in north Tampa

There are few places in the region where it pays to step back and appreciate the big picture more than the university area of north Tampa. Major employers there are investing hundreds of millions of dollars. Government and the business community are looking to partner on new mass transit services. And efforts to build an […]

Discovery Village at Sarasota Bay sold

MANATEE COUNTY — An assisted-living facility that opened six months ago has been sold for $35 million. A company tied to a giant private equity firm bought Discovery Village at Sarasota Bay, a 126-unit facility just north of Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, according to county records. Discovery Village, 1414 69th Ave. W., is one of nearly […]

3 North Bay Village officials resign effective immediately

NORTH BAY VILLAGE, FLA. (WSVN) – Three North Bay Village officials unexpectedly resigned from their positions, Tuesday, according to Mayor Connie Leon-Kreps. Village Manager Frank Rollason, Deputy Village Manager Jenice Rosado and Executive Assistant Evelyn Herbello each quit, effective immediately, at 6 p.m. and did not give a reason why. The news, Leon-Kreps said, came […]