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  • Commission will consider format for meetings

    CITYCOM-2012-09-10_3103Before their closing comments Monday night, the newly constituted City Commission in St Augustine will consider adoption of Resolution 2014-42, providing for the Operating Policies, Rules and Procedures of the City Commission. (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. That’s what they are, Christmas trees. (more…)

  • Readers can comment on Castillo fee increase

    Superintendent Gordon J. Wilson invites Historic City News readers to participate in a public survey to gauge support for proposed changes to entrance fees charged to visitors at the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. (more…)

  • Letter: Update on legal appeal of 7-Eleven

    Letter: Update on legal appeal of 7-Eleven

    Melinda Rakoncay, President
    Nelmar Terrace Neighborhood Association

    Dear Historic City News readers and potential donors:

    Thank you so much for your generous contributions to date! The filing of the appeal and the sufficiency hearing on legal standing were a whirlwind of activity! We have a quasi-judicial hearing coming up on January 15; so now while I have a minute I will provide you all with a recap of what has happened so far and what we can expect going forward. (more…)

  • Its election time again

    400-ELECTRONIC-VOTINGThe Special Primary Election for Florida Senate District 6, Florida House District 17 and District 24, will be held on January 27, 2015. The Special General Election will be held on April 7, 2015 and candidates are already lining up for the high stakes game of musical chairs precipitated by Florida Senator John Thrasher’s decision to resign his newly re-elected seat to accept the position as President of Florida State University. (more…)

  • Hypolita Street ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday

    300-HYPOLITA-STREETCity officials and area business owners will join together for a ribbon cutting to signify the reopening of Hypolita Street following an eight month closure due to extensive utility work and a complete redesign of the streetscape. (more…)

  • Lower the cost of government services

    400-NEWSPAPERSWhile 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. (more…)

  • New city officials assume office on Monday

    300-CITY-HALL-NIGHTS-LIGHTSFlorida Supreme Court Justice Peggy A. Quince will be in St Augustine Monday evening to perform the investiture of the city’s new mayor, Nancy Shaver. Freshman commissioner, Todd Neville, and returning commissioner, Nancy Sikes-Kline, will be installed by County Court Judge Charles J. Tinlin. (more…)

  • Work begins on 418 new homes at Treaty Park

    Historic City News learned that Double Eagle Development will begin work on a 418-unit, single-family community in St. Johns County this week, following a ceremonial groundbreaking Friday, December 5th; according to Jacksonville Business Journal. (more…)

  • Obituary: Matthew Fisher Chrest

    Obituary for Matthew Fisher Chrest

    Matthew Fisher Chrest, 19, passed away on November 25, 2014. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland and spent most of his life in Marriottsville, Maryland where all who knew him loved him. (more…)

  • Daryl Hall & John Oates Concert

    Daryl Hall & John Oates
    Saturday, December 6, 2014

    For a complete list of events go to the Amphitheatre website.