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Letter: HCN gave all Republicans a fair shake

January 23, 2015 | By More
Letter: HCN gave all Republicans a fair shake

Letter: HCN gave all Republicans a fair shake Bob Smith St Augustine, FL Dear Editor, Well done Historic City News! Thanks for giving all the Republican candidates in this Senate race a fair shake! That is more than I can say for the other print media outlets, and in particular, The Record.

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Column: Who not to vote for in this special primary

January 21, 2015 | By More
Column: Who not to vote for in this special primary

Column: Who not to vote for in this special primary LANCE THATE St Augustine, FL The St. Augustine Tea Party does not endorse political candidates. However, they do have a list of candidates with whom they disagree, find problematic, or whose goals are not in the best interests of St. Johns County voters, thus, they […]

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Choice for State Representative District 17

January 18, 2015 | By More
Choice for State Representative District 17

Choice for State Representative District 17 The Special Primary Election for State Representative in House District 17 will likely decide the outcome of the race since the winner faces a candidate with no party affiliation and a write-in candidate whose name will not even appear on the ballot.

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Choice for Senate District 6

January 18, 2015 | By More
Choice for Senate District 6

Choice for Senate District 6 Even outside our editorial review board, this race has been controversial — at best. Historic City News readers have been mixed in their comments.

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Letter: Recognizing all those who participated

January 17, 2015 | By More
Letter: Recognizing all those who participated

Letter: Recognizing all those who participated Melinda Rakoncay President Nelmar Terrace Neighborhood Association Dear Editor and Historic City News readers: This is to ALL THOSE PEOPLE, who believed in this fight for the last 2 and a half years, and continued to stick with it when so many people said the 7-Eleven was a done […]

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Editorial: Is Mummy Cat Productions double-dipping?

January 12, 2015 | By More
Editorial: Is Mummy Cat Productions double-dipping?

Tonight in the Lewis Auditorium of Flagler College, Michael Carr took the stage representing a city contractor, “Mummy Cat Productions, LLC” for a public airing of a video entitled “Journey: 450 Years of the African-American Experience”.

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Letter: Think about the residents too

January 12, 2015 | By More
Letter: Think about the residents too

Letter: Think about the residents too Marty Miller St Augustine, FL Dear Editor: Our city commissioners, tourist board and administrators seem to be focused on how to bring ever more tourist dollars to downtown businesses at the expense of the city residents.

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Defining the next 15 years

January 12, 2015 | By More
Defining the next 15 years

As part of our 15-year anniversary celebration, we are formalizing new statements of our mission and vision for the future. These few words guide us in our actions today and provide context for where we want to be tomorrow.

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Letter: Support the people who elected you

January 7, 2015 | By More
Letter: Support the people who elected you

Letter: Support the people who elected you James S Arpaia St Augustine, FL Dear Editor: Republicans have just experienced a perfect example of electing politicians to represent us, the people; however, when those officials assume their elected positions, they “Pledge” to represent the “Leadership” of their party, not the people who elected them.

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Letter: San Marco intersection is already dangerous

January 6, 2015 | By More
Letter: San Marco intersection is already dangerous

Letter: San Marco intersection is already dangerous Deborah Testa St Augustine Dear Editor: I live at Vilano Beach and continuously have to deal with the traffic getting into St. Augustine, mainly because the intersection at May Street and San Marco Avenue is so poorly designed.

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Letter: To those opposed to San Marco 7-Eleven

January 5, 2015 | By More
Letter: To those opposed to San Marco 7-Eleven

Letter: To those opposed to San Marco 7-Eleven Melinda Rakoncay Nelmar Terrace Dear Historic City News supporters: Please write or call the St Augustine City Commissioners this week and let them know your objections to the proposed 7-Eleven convenience store and gas station at the corner of San Marco Avenue and May Street.

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Editorial: Who is the 450th Commemoration for?

January 2, 2015 | By More
Editorial: Who is the 450th Commemoration for?

Local residents have paid millions of dollars over the past five years to finance a loosely defined, artificial construct referred to as the “450th Commemoration” — and, in no small part, the money has gone to pay for salaries, consultants, and private contractors.

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Column: Mayor Nancy Shaver – Looking forward

December 31, 2014 | By More
Column: Mayor Nancy Shaver – Looking forward

Column: Mayor Nancy Shaver – Looking forward Special to Historic City News New Year’s is always a time to reflect—and look forward. I’ve never been a fan of New Year’s resolutions that are overly ambitious. They seem destined to fall away in a few weeks, like when an irresistible piece of chocolate cake makes its […]

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Letter: Why have Lights if you don’t want visitors

December 28, 2014 | By More
Letter: Why have Lights if you don’t want visitors

Letter: Why have Lights if you don’t want visitors Kelly Jo Boyce Sanford, FL Dear Editor: My family and I traveled 1-1/2 hours to your beautiful city this past weekend to see the Nights of Lights and celebrate in the festivities. We love to visit St Augustine and this was our first time visiting during […]

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Editorial: The Interview is the “forbidden fruit”

December 24, 2014 | By More
Editorial: The Interview is the “forbidden fruit”

In the book of Genesis, we learn that in the middle of the Garden of Eden stood the Tree of Life, the metaphoric source of all knowledge and understanding of good and evil.

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EDITORIAL: Mission to protect and serve

December 21, 2014 | By More
EDITORIAL: Mission to protect and serve

There are not too many people that Historic City News readers might know that are more pro-law enforcement than me. I went to community college using law enforcement administration grants, received my Associate of Science in Criminal Justice, and, later, my Bachelor of Science in Public Administration, with honors.

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Letter: From the only conservative writer at the Flagler Gargoyle

December 16, 2014 | By More
Letter: From the only conservative writer at the Flagler Gargoyle

Letter: From the only conservative writer at the Flagler Gargoyle Hannah Bleau Flagler College Class of ’14 Dear HCN Editor and Flagler Gargoyle readers: What are we supposed to walk away with as we graduate from college? An increased sense of self? Greater critical thinking skills? A more opened mind? That’s what the promise is. […]

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Feature: A Different Kind of Christmas Story

December 14, 2014 | By More
Feature: A Different Kind of Christmas Story

A Different Kind of Christmas Story Malea Guiriba, Feature Writer Special to Historic City News You know someone, somewhere always has to begin a Christmas story with, “Yes, Virginia — there is a Santa Claus.” So consider this, that story.

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Letter: Make objections known Monday night

December 7, 2014 | By More
Letter: Make objections known Monday night

Letter: Make objections known Monday night Melinda Rakoncay, president Nelmar Terrace Neighborhood Association Dear Editor: It is important to let the city commission hear why you are opposed to the 7-Eleven going in at the corner of San Marco and May Street during general public comment at the City Commission Meeting tomorrow, Monday December 8th.

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Guest Column: Welcoming Jeb Smith

December 7, 2014 | By More
Guest Column: Welcoming Jeb Smith

Guest Column: Welcoming Jeb Smith Lance L. Thate St Augustine Tea Party There is an entirely different community and way of life just a few miles west of the Nation’s oldest city.

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Editorial: The perfect Christmas fantasy gift

December 6, 2014 | By More
Editorial: The perfect Christmas fantasy gift

How many Historic City News readers grew up looking forward to the Christmas Book from Dallas department store, Neiman Marcus?

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Point of view: Christmas trees

November 30, 2014 | By More
Point of view: Christmas trees

Point of view: Christmas trees Ben Stein CBS Sunday Morning My confession: I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees “Christmas trees”. I don’t feel threatened. I don’t feel discriminated against. […]

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Lower the cost of government services

November 29, 2014 | By More
Lower the cost of government services

While a pair of antiquated Florida laws, sections 50.011 and 50.031, Florida Statutes, require certain notices in civil, probate, and criminal proceedings to be published in “newspapers of general circulation”, that requirement does not extend to every public notice under every situation.

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Taxpayers expect proper business agreements

November 28, 2014 | By More
Taxpayers expect proper business agreements

As citizens of St Augustine, in exchange for those public services which we have requested, through our elected and appointed representatives; we agree to pay our share of the cost through the levy of taxes. Included in those costs are the cost of administration of our municipal government.

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Gender neutral shouldn’t be the new normal

November 27, 2014 | By More
Gender neutral shouldn’t be the new normal

Gender neutral shouldn’t be the new normal Hannah Bleau, Guest Feature Writer Special to HISTORIC CITY NEWS It’s a touchy subject. I can already assume that half the people who read the title have made specific judgments about me as a person, but I would hope that the most “tolerant generation” in modern history would […]

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Letter: Thinking of all the men I know

November 21, 2014 | By More
Letter: Thinking of all the men I know

Letter: Thinking of all the men I know Malea Guiriba Hastings, FL Dear Editor, This time of year always makes me pensive and this year I am thinking about all the men I have met in Hastings and all of those who have passed and all of those who continue on, some with our help, […]

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Letter: Menace of kittens reach crisis level

November 17, 2014 | By More
Letter: Menace of kittens reach crisis level

Letter: Menace of kittens reach crisis level Louis C Wise Saint Augustine, FL Our city, like many others has a problem with crime. We are blessed that our struggles aren’t as bad as our neighbors. Our murder rate is lower than Jacksonville and we have fewer meth labs than Clay County. No, we are not […]

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How many city workers does it take to wrap a light pole?

November 13, 2014 | By More
How many city workers does it take to wrap a light pole?

Christmas (yes Christmas, not “the holidays”) is coming soon — I can tell because of all of the television ads that have broken into my home reminding me of that fact since shortly after Memorial Day. Another clue has been the reappearance of decorations about town that have been out of sight for the past […]

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Congress does not support 450th Commemoration

November 11, 2014 | By More
Congress does not support 450th Commemoration

Historic City News readers have been given every possible encouragement from Paul Williamson, Director of Public Affairs; Dana Ste Claire, Director of the 450th Commemoration; as well as outgoing mayor, Joe Boles, concerning the “overwhelming support” being shown for the 450th anniversary of the founding of St Augustine.

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Letter: My heartfelt thanks to everyone

November 9, 2014 | By More
Letter: My heartfelt thanks to everyone

Letter: My heartfelt thanks to everyone John Valdes St Augustine, FL My heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you who supported my campaign for city commission. I very much wanted to serve the City of St. Augustine for the next four years as your commissioner and it is a great disappointment not to […]

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