Monthly Archives: August 2012

Romney and Ryan rally in Jacksonville

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In case you missed him at Flagler College earlier this month, Historic City News readers are invited to attend when the Florida Republican team brings presidential candidate Mitt Romney to Jacksonville; and, vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan will join him.

Government offices closed Monday

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All departments of the St Johns County Board of County Commissioners, St. Johns County Administrative offices, branches of the Public Library, and the Pet Center will be closed Monday, September 3 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

Laurie Sanderson reported the following St. Augustine and St. Johns County locations to Historic City News where the Florida Department of Transportation will be conducting roadwork that is expected to have an impact on driving, beginning this morning and continuing through the coming week.

County to Park Service: Restore beach driving

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Today, Historic City News reporters received a copy of the response that was sent to the National Park Service on behalf of St Johns County; requesting that the General Management Plan for the Fort Matanzas National Monument include a provision allowing vehicular access to the beach in “an environmentally responsible manner”.

Foreclosure victims receiving assistance

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St Johns County homeowners, who are part of a class of victims of suspicious foreclosure practices in Florida, have received a share of $1.7 billion in assistance including primary and secondary lien principal forgiveness, refinancing and deficiency waivers, according to Attorney General Pam Bondi — but, there is more to come.