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CRA reaches settlement with Technomarine

BRADENTON BEACH – The Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and Technomarine have negotiated a settlement agreement that if fulfilled should result in the installation of...
Bradenton Beach Sunshine lawsuit Mapes

Trial date set for Sunshine lawsuit

BRADENTON BEACH – The Sunshine Law lawsuit involving six former city board members is tentatively scheduled for trial on or around March 11. The trial...
BridgeTender Dock

Bridge Tender Inn seeks dock extension

BRADENTON BEACH – Bridge Tender Inn & Dockside Bar owner Fred Bartizal is seeking City Commission approval for a six-slip, 100-foot extension of his...
George Kokolis Dock

Kokolis dock request approved

BRADENTON BEACH – The Bradenton Beach City Commission has approved Gulf Drive Café owners George and Wendy Kokolis' request to install a 120-foot-long residential dock and...
Bradenton beach swearing in Cole

Cole and Maro sworn in

BRADENTON BEACH – As a result of their successful re-election bids, incumbent City Commissioners Ralph Cole and Marilyn Maro were sworn into their new...
Bradenton Beach commissioner deposed

Commissioner deposed regarding Sunshine lawsuit

BRADENTON BEACH – City Commissioner Randy White has been deposed as part of the discovery process for the city-initiated 2017 lawsuit that alleges six...
BB Officer Straight

Devon Straight joins Bradenton Beach Police Department

BRADENTON BEACH – Nineteen-year-old Devon Straight is Bradenton Beach’s newest police officer. He was sworn in on Thursday morning, Nov. 15, then introduced to the...
Bradenton Beach day dock located

Digital trail leads to undelivered day dock

BRADENTON BEACH – City officials have found the undelivered floating day dock and are now cautiously optimistic the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) dock project...
Buddy Lee

Bridge Street loses its Buddy and beloved mascot

BRADENTON BEACH – Bradenton Beach and Bridge Street lost a good buddy last week when Buddy Lee, the 14-year-old purebred tick beagle, passed away. Buddy...
BB Election Cole Maro

Cole, Maro retain Bradenton Beach commission seats

BRADENTON BEACH – Bradenton Beach voters re-elected incumbent Bradenton Beach City Commissioners Ralph Cole and Marilyn Maro, choosing them over challengers Tjet Martin and...
Bradenton Beach website screenshot

Bradenton Beach shuts down city website

BRADENTON BEACH – The city has shut down its website until it can be made compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The city...
Day Dock Tampa

CRA declaring Technomarine in default of dock contract

BRADENTON BEACH – Technomarine’s failure to install a floating public dock alongside the Bridge Street Pier has resulted in the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA)...
itpo longboat pass bridge

Longboat Pass Bridge work to begin in 2019

The days for the current Longboat Pass Bridge may be numbered, but the bridge’s number isn’t up quite yet. During the October Island Transportation Planning...
Bradenton Beach Christmas decorations

CRA purchasing holiday decorations

BRADENTON BEACH – The Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) authorized member Jake Spooner’s proposal to spend $12,000 to $32,000 to decorate Bridge Street for the...
BB Student Commission

Third-graders get civics lesson and more

BRADENTON BEACH – Today I learned how the city government works and all about the community of Bradenton Beach. The day was full of activities...