St. Petersburg swears in Kriseman, first female-majority City Council

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
Comments: 0

ST. PETERSBURG | City officials and an engaged constituency lined the halls and streets of St. Petersburg’s City Hall Jan. 2 for the official Swearing-In Ceremony of Mayor Rick Kriseman and the City Council.

The ceremony began just after 11 a.m. in the council chambers of City Hall, where new and re-elected members of City Council vowed to serve St. Petersburg. Council Members Brandi Gabbard, Gina Driscoll, Darden Rice and Amy Foster were each sworn into the council, creating St. Petersburg history in the process.

Continue Reading >>

Fire Department of New York will swear in first female and openly gay chaplain

By : Wire Report
Comments: 0

New York (AP) — The Fire Department of New York is swearing in its first female and first openly gay chaplain.

The Rev. Ann Kansfield is to be sworn in March 3. She’ll be the department’s eighth chaplain. Six are Christian and one is Jewish.

Continue Reading >>