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Neighborhood asks for legal fee donations to fight 7-Eleven

September 29, 2014 | By More
Neighborhood asks for legal fee donations to fight 7-Eleven

They tell Historic City News it ain’t over! According to an update from its Vice President, Melinda Rakoncay, the members of the Nelmar Terrace Neighborhood Association have created a legal fund to continue their fight to stop 7-Eleven from building a convenience store complex at the intersection of San Marco Avenue and May Street.

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Cladek has “bad day” in appeals court Wednesday

September 25, 2014 | By More
Cladek has “bad day” in appeals court Wednesday

United States Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III announces that the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit yesterday affirmed the convictions and sentence of former St Augustine resident Lydia Cladek.

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Amato announces career after First Coast News

September 16, 2014 | By More
Amato announces career after First Coast News

Last month Historic City News readers missed a face that had started their day for the last 20 years when Eric Land, president and general manager of First Coast News, announced that Good Morning Jacksonville news anchor Phil Amato had resigned.

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Public dollars used to pay for private schools

September 12, 2014 | By More
Public dollars used to pay for private schools

Public dollars used to pay for private schools For-profit charters schools blossom Jacksonville Business Journal Nikolai Vitti, superintendent of Duval County Public Schools, spoke to a reporter with the Jacksonville Business Journal yesterday to express his concern with what he sees as a growing threat to public education from private for-profit charter schools.

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Frontier expands service in St Augustine to Washington DC

September 8, 2014 | By More
Frontier expands service in St Augustine to Washington DC

Frontier Airlines began nonstop service from Northeast Florida Regional Airport in St. Augustine, to Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD). Frontier also offers nonstop service from Northeast Florida Regional Airport to Trenton Mercer Airport in Trenton/Princeton, NJ. Historic City News was on hand on May 2nd when Frontier restored commercial airline service to the local airport; […]

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Residents vow to continue protest of 7-Eleven

September 7, 2014 | By More
Residents vow to continue protest of 7-Eleven

Although the City of St Augustine has approved plans to issue a building permit to construct a convenience store and 12-pump gas station on the long-vacant property at the intersection of May Street and San Marco Avenue, the residents say that will not weaken their resolve to protest the store that they say will cause […]

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Chamber recruits new VP of Economic Development

September 5, 2014 | By More
Chamber recruits new VP of Economic Development

Historic City News was informed today that Declan Reiley has been named vice president of economic development for the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce. Reiley earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida State University and graduate certificate from the Economic Development Institute of the University of Oklahoma.

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Pedro Menendez will greet innaugural Washington DC flight

September 4, 2014 | By More
Pedro Menendez will greet innaugural Washington DC flight

Historic City News local reporters will be on hand Monday when the first Frontier Airlines flight from Washington Dulles International Airport arrives at the Northeast Florida Regional Airport in St Augustine.

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Oh good heaven, here comes 7-Eleven

September 1, 2014 | By More
Oh good heaven, here comes 7-Eleven

In a Sunday morning e-mail from Historic City News reader Kathy Schirmacher, the local news desk received unconfirmed bad news for North City residents that the building department of the City of St Augustine has issued a permit allowing the construction of a controversial 7-Eleven convenience store and gas station at 179 San Marco Avenue.

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San Sebastian Harbor details coming to light

August 20, 2014 | By More
San Sebastian Harbor details coming to light

Historic City News editor, Michael Gold, met with Don McCormick, Director of Business Development for Humphrey Realty this afternoon; the entity managing the development of the Doubletree by Hilton on San Marco Avenue at Old Mission Avenue, and the new owners of the long vacant land to be developed into the San Sebastian Inland Harbor.

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San Sebastian Inland Harbor has new owner

August 19, 2014 | By More
San Sebastian Inland Harbor has new owner

Historic City News has learned that real estate owned through foreclosure by a Wells Fargo Bank affiliate has been sold to a central Florida family involved in a number of property investment projects throughout Florida for a reported $4.75 million.

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Understanding common job interview questions

August 19, 2014 | By More
Understanding common job interview questions

Interview questions are not as straightforward as they seem, and answering just one question incorrectly may put you out of the running for a job. The moral of the story? Be ready to read between the lines.

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Jacksonville wins bid for broadband fiber network

August 18, 2014 | By More
Jacksonville wins bid for broadband fiber network

A joint press conference with the Mayor of Jacksonville, Alvin Brown, and a spokesman for AT&T, is planned for tomorrow, Tuesday August 19, at 10:00 a.m. in Jacksonville City Hall, announcing that AT&T will be bringing its faster broadband fiber network to Jacksonville, making it one of 25 cities in the country to get the […]

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Arrest comes in July indecent exposure incident

August 17, 2014 | By More
Arrest comes in July indecent exposure incident

Historic City News was informed that a 54-year-old St Johns area resident was arrested Saturday morning after investigators obtained sufficient evidence to obtain a warrant charging that he was publicly masturbating in front of three pre-teenaged girls.

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Shaver honored to accept recognition for Galimore donations

August 13, 2014 | By More
Shaver honored to accept recognition for Galimore donations

Nancy Shaver, like so many other Lincolnville residents, was delighted when the community pool at the Willie Galimore Center was reopened. In 2010, after being closed for more than a year, and, despite an Interlocal agreement with the Parks and Recreation Department of St Johns County to maintain the public facilities, Assistant County Administrator Jerry […]

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Groups accuse FPL of making solar plan publicity gimmick

August 12, 2014 | By More
Groups accuse FPL of making solar plan publicity gimmick

State regulators today approved a program that will allow Florida Power & Light customers to voluntarily chip in $9 a month to help pay for solar-energy projects — despite opposition from two groups that work to expand the use of solar power.

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Seven local farms to share water improvement funds

August 12, 2014 | By More
Seven local farms to share water improvement funds

Earlier today, seven farms in St Johns, Flagler and Putnam Counties were awarded a share of $639,220 in state funds to implement projects that will contribute to improving the health of the St. Johns River; according to information received by Historic City News from the Water Management District’s governing board.

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Trillium Capital Resources announces Florida expansion

August 5, 2014 | By More
Trillium Capital Resources announces Florida expansion

Trillium Capital Resources announced to Historic City News business reporters today that they are expanding their commitment and investment in northeast Florida.

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Last one out of The Record building, turn off the lights

August 5, 2014 | By More
Last one out of The Record building, turn off the lights

Bloomberg reported this morning that publicly traded media giant, GANNETT, the owner of USA Today, said it will split into two publicly traded companies; one focused on broadcasting and digital businesses — the other on publishing.

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Digital Journalism takes a big step forward

August 1, 2014 | By More
Digital Journalism takes a big step forward

Digital Journalism takes a big step forward By David Sheets Special to Historic City News From typewriters to Twitter, Historic City News readers know that technology has shaped and reshaped journalism — only now, the technology is coming faster than we can master it. In the span of a lifetime, hot type gave way to […]

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Candidates asked tourism-related policy questions

July 31, 2014 | By More
Candidates asked tourism-related policy questions

On Monday, August 4, Historic City News readers are invited to attend a free Candidate Forum, hosted by tourism industry businesses in St Johns County. When you register, you will have the opportunity to submit a question of interest to you.

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Florida senator calls State Attorney to investigate railroad

July 30, 2014 | By More
Florida senator calls State Attorney to investigate railroad

State Sen. Thad Altman, R-Rockledge, has added more questions to a controversy about the return of passenger rail service along Florida’s East Coast, and Historic City News has learned that this week he requested Attorney General Pam Bondi look into a lease that he says could keep the proposed Miami-to-Orlando “All Aboard Florida” rail service […]

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Training the Watchdogs of Tomorrow

July 30, 2014 | By More
Training the Watchdogs of Tomorrow

Historic City News editor Michael Gold was selected by the non-profit Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity to serve as the Florida editor for Watchdog Wire; a national network that recruits, educates and develops citizen journalists who seek to advance transparency, accountability, and fiscal responsibility, with a strategic focus on the state and local […]

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Arts industries representing large share of business

July 29, 2014 | By More
Arts industries representing large share of business

According to a new research study published by Americans for the Arts, using statistical data provided by Dun & Bradstreet, the authors of the study have informed Historic City News that St. Johns County is home to 714 creative industries; employing about 1,861 people.

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Final Judgments through 7/27/2014

July 29, 2014 | By More
Final Judgments through 7/27/2014

The information contained in this report is taken from sources deemed reliable; the accuracy and completeness of which Historic City News does not control and cannot guarantee. The original public records are on file with the St. Johns County Clerk of Court and should be consulted before taking any action.

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Santa Maria sign no longer an issue

July 28, 2014 | By More
Santa Maria sign no longer an issue

Those who have complained about the potential loss of St Augustine’s iconic “Santa Maria” sign, atop the unremarkable restaurant that bears its name, can sleep better knowing that swashbuckling business tycoon, Pat Croce, won’t pursue further attempts to remodel the aging piece of history that they hold so dear.

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St Augustine begins removing derelict signs

July 25, 2014 | By More
St Augustine begins removing derelict signs

The next time you pass by, you will notice that the large steel sign frame, at the corner of King Street and Ponce de Leon Boulevard, has been removed; just one of several business locations where the owners have voluntarily complied with provisions of an updated sign ordinance that was passed by the St Augustine […]

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Final Judgments through 7/13/2014

July 13, 2014 | By More
Final Judgments through 7/13/2014

The information contained in this report is taken from sources deemed reliable; the accuracy and completeness of which Historic City News does not control and cannot guarantee. The original public records are on file with the St. Johns County Clerk of Court and should be consulted before taking any action.

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City Outsiders critical of Insider’s lease that may contain defect

July 12, 2014 | By More
City Outsiders critical of Insider’s lease that may contain defect

Residents are reporting to Historic City News that they feel hoodwinked in the decades-old land deal between Mayor Joe Boles and former Mayor Len Weeks that provided a city-owned lot on St George Street for the two to build, with local restaurateur Chris Way, the Florida Cracker Café.

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Business leaders tour airport facilities this evening

July 9, 2014 | By More
Business leaders tour airport facilities this evening

Adam Shockey, President and CEO of Tour Saint Augustine Inc., has extended an invitation to Historic City News business readers to attend a meeting to learn about the facilities at the Northeast Florida Regional Airport at St Augustine; sponsored in part by the Chamber Tourism and Hospitality Council.

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