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A shot from Boom by the Bay 2019. Photo: @cityoftampa

Tampa Mayor Jane Castor announced the post-pandemic comeback of Boom by the Bay, the city's 4th of July celebrations, with a slightly awkward video that still had better acting than Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater's Amazon Prime show.

What to expect: Tampa is upping its game with six firework displays along the downtown waterfront and a new boat parade and Blessing of the Fleet along the Riverwalk.

  • Find more information about the celebrations around the city here.

Side note: Rays fans were disappointed that the big announcement wasn't a new stadium in Ybor as they expected.

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Tampa Bay leads Florida metros in attracting tech workers

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Tampa Bay landed at No. 6 in LinkedIn's list of the top 10 cities for tech employees, the Tampa Bay Business Journal reports.

By the numbers: Roughly 128 of every 10,000 LinkedIn users relocated to the area between May 2020 and April 2021. And it's the top region in Florida, beating Miami at No. 11 and Orlando at No. 12.

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Katie Ledecky wins gold in first women's 1500m freestyle

Katie Ledecky at the Tokyo Games. Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Katie Ledecky took home the gold medal in the women's 1,500-meter freestyle swimming race Tuesday evening, becoming the first female swimmer to win the newly added division. Team USA's Erica Sullivan won silver.

Of note: The Tokyo Games mark the first time that the long-distance race has been open to women, and Ledecky paid tribute to her predecessors after the race. "I just think of all the great U.S. swimmers who didn’t have a chance to swim that event," she said on NBC.

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Katie Ledecky celebrates with teammate Erica Sullivan after winning the women’s 1500m freestyle final. Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images

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