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City fire department grows by four new firefighters

October 30, 2014 | By More
City fire department grows by four new firefighters

Historic City News was informed that a swearing-in ceremony was held at noon today at the St. Augustine Fire Department on Malaga Street; recognizing four new firefighters being added to the ranks of the city’s firefighting elite.

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St Augustine commission finds sufficiency for two appeals

October 29, 2014 | By More
St Augustine commission finds sufficiency for two appeals

During the Monday night meeting of the St Augustine City Commission, Historic City News watched as the commissioners found that objectors to two controversial permits that have been issued by the city each have legal standing to advance their appeals at a future meeting.

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County makes demand for an honest VA response

October 27, 2014 | By More
County makes demand for an honest VA response

Historic City News has obtained a copy of correspondence to the Executive Director in the Office of Construction and Facilities Management concerning the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic; requesting a formal response identifying a definite date the VA will be vacating the existing location, as well as the location of the interim clinic location for […]

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ACT! for America speaker at local Tea Party

October 27, 2014 | By More
ACT! for America speaker at local Tea Party

Historic City News readers are patriotically invited to attend the general meeting of the Saint Augustine Tea Party when it is held on Tuesday, October 28, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Village Inn located at 900 North Ponce de Leon Boulevard in St. Augustine.

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Voters: Go to the polls, make it happen

October 26, 2014 | By More
Voters: Go to the polls, make it happen

St. Paul AME Church Pastor Ron Rawls and First Baptist Church Pastor Michael McConnell organized a motorcade, complete with charter bus and motorcycle escort, to bring voters to the St Johns County Elections Office to cast early ballots after church services this morning. Historic City News editor, Michael Gold, was invited to accompany the voters.

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Town and Gown Task Force named

October 25, 2014 | By More
Town and Gown Task Force named

Flagler College has invited Historic City News readers to attend the initial meeting of the 12-member Town and Gown Task Force — an initiative launched to develop a greater understanding and working relationship between Flagler College and the St. Augustine community.

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Coming to a library near you – notary service

October 25, 2014 | By More
Coming to a library near you – notary service

Notary services for basic documents will be available to Historic City News readers at the Main Library in St. Augustine, as well as the Bartram Trail, Hastings, and Southeast Branch Libraries beginning November 1st.

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

October 24, 2014 | By More
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.

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Flagler College’s role in upcoming local elections

October 24, 2014 | By More
Flagler College’s role in upcoming local elections

Flagler College’s role in upcoming local elections By Hannah Bleau Special to Historic City News While the nation prepares for what’s expected to be a very controversial midterm election, St. Augustine is facing local debates of its own.

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Commercial vehicle loading and delivery study

October 24, 2014 | By More
Commercial vehicle loading and delivery study

The City of St. Augustine and the North Florida TPO are developing a commercial delivery management plan that provides adequate travel routes and parking locations for commercial delivery vehicles, without negatively affecting visitor traffic, historic properties, congestion, and noise or air pollution in St. Augustine.

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Weekend Hours for Early Voting

October 24, 2014 | By More
Weekend Hours for Early Voting

All early voting locations will be open on both Saturday and Sunday, October 25th & 26th from 8 AM – 6 PM Daily. Early voting will also be offered next Saturday, November 1st from 8 AM – 6 PM at all locations. Early voting end on November 1st at 6 PM.

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K-9 Baron Day

October 21, 2014 | By More
K-9 Baron Day

By proclamation of the St Johns Board of County Commissioners, today, October 21st, was designated as “K-9 Baron Day”. Deputy Sheriff Farrah Ashe, Baron’s handler, accepted the proclamation during the regular business meeting at the St Johns County Auditorium.

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Pirate Escapades at St. Francis House

October 18, 2014 | By More
Pirate Escapades at St. Francis House

Judy Dembowski, the Executive Director of St. Francis House, reported to Historic City News that St. Johns County Assistant County Administrator, Jerry Cameron, has been gathering treasures for the emergency shelter in St Augustine.

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

October 18, 2014 | By More
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.

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Weeks given notice of violations and hearings

October 16, 2014 | By More
Weeks given notice of violations and hearings

Building and Code Enforcement Manager, Wil Franke, reported to Historic City News that former mayor Claude L. Weeks, Jr. and his wife, Kristina G. Weeks, have been officially notified of various violations of the Code of Law and Ordinances of St. Augustine, in connection with unpermitted construction work that resulted in the collapse of the […]

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Treasury Street closes Monday for construction

October 16, 2014 | By More
Treasury Street closes Monday for construction

The City of St Augustine updated Historic City News today on the status of two major projects underway downtown. According to Project Engineer, Reuben C. Franklin Jr., all of the curb and sidewalk work is complete on the Transit in Parks project on Orange Street.

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No answers yet on The Castle of Lions

October 15, 2014 | By More
No answers yet on The Castle of Lions

About a year ago, Jake Firth says he bought the vacant property at 100 Flagler Boulevard on Anastasia Island, knowing that the unusual building, whose high walls and Gothic appearance led to it being nicknamed “the castle”, was zoned commercial.

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Weeks resigns chair of Historic Architectural Review Board

October 14, 2014 | By More
Weeks resigns chair of Historic Architectural Review Board

Calling the immediate emergency demolition of the Don Pedro Fornells House, previously located at 62 Spanish Street, a “most unfortunate and unexpected, accident”, former mayor Len Weeks resigned from the Historic Architectural Review Board in a letter addressed to City Manager John Regan.

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Municipal marina first of its kind to receive recognition

October 14, 2014 | By More
Municipal marina first of its kind to receive recognition

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection informed local Historic City News reporters that the City of St. Augustine Municipal Marina has been designated the second “Clean and Resilient Marina” in the state.  According to the announcement this morning, the local facility is also the first municipal marina to earn the designation.

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

October 12, 2014 | By More
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.

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Day to honor Our Lady of La Leche

October 12, 2014 | By More
Day to honor Our Lady of La Leche

Day to honor Our Lady of La Leche Raphael Cosme SPECIAL TO HISTORIC CITY NEWS On Saturday, October 11th The Feast of Our Lady of La Leche was celebrated with a solemn mass at the Cathedral Basilica in St. Augustine. Celebrant was Bishop Felipe J. Estevez, head of the northeastern Florida diocese, which is the […]

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Souls to the Polls intends to swing election

October 11, 2014 | By More
Souls to the Polls intends to swing election

The lack of black representation in local government is a battle blacks in St. Augustine and St. Johns County said they’ve been fighting for years. “If you’re not white many times your voice is just not heard,” Lincolnville community leader Judith Seraphin said in an interview with Jacksonville’s Action News.

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Navy League Council celebrates 40-years of service

October 9, 2014 | By More
Navy League Council celebrates 40-years of service

Historic City News learned of a recent dinner party held for members of the St. Augustine-Palm Coast Navy League Council held at the Slammer & Squire Legends Grill, World Golf Village. The occasion celebrated 40-years of honoring and serving the men and women in our Sea Services.

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Neighbors retain lawyer to appeal 7-Eleven permit

October 8, 2014 | By More
Neighbors retain lawyer to appeal 7-Eleven permit

Historic City News was informed today that Nelmar Terrace Neighborhood Association, the Neighborhood Council of St. Augustine, Inc., and seven individuals, have filed an appeal through their attorney to protest the issuance of a building permit by the City of St Augustine that would allow construction of a 7-Eleven convenience store that includes a 12-pump […]

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Passerby finds body of deputy – ruled suicide

October 7, 2014 | By More
Passerby finds body of deputy – ruled suicide

A highly decorated member of the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office took his own life early this morning on the grounds of Hero’s Park in Palm Coast, according to information received by Historic City News.

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Flagler College hosts city commission candidates

October 7, 2014 | By More
Flagler College hosts city commission candidates

The Flagler College Student Government Association has informed local Historic City News reporters that they will sponsor a candidate debate on campus the evening of Tuesday October 14th from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and all Historic City News are invited to attend.

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Florida First Lady visits Ketterlinus

October 7, 2014 | By More
Florida First Lady visits Ketterlinus

Just before 9:00 a.m. this morning, Historic City News local reporters welcomed Florida First Lady Ann Scott when she visited Ketterlinus Elementary School to provide special recognition for being one of the top five winners of the 2014 “First Lady’s Summer Literacy Adventure”.

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Governor Scott orders special prosecutor in OConnell death

October 3, 2014 | By | Comments More
Governor Scott orders special prosecutor in OConnell death

On the heels of new information reported by Historic City News this week, following an exclusive interview at the Historic City Newsroom Monday with Florida private investigator Clu Wright, Florida Governor Rick Scott has signed an executive order directing that a Central Florida prosecutor come to St Augustine to investigate the circumstances surrounding what the […]

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FDOT road repairs and maintenance report

October 3, 2014 | By | Comments More
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.

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Will new facebook identity policy encourage whistleblowers?

October 2, 2014 | By | Comments More
Will new facebook identity policy encourage whistleblowers?

As journalists, we would have to be living under a rock not to recognize the value of social media websites where users voluntarily provide the world with more personal information than you could ever expect to gather through the Freedom of Information Act.

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