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  • Governor DeSantis signs legislation to protect individual freedoms

    From a special press conference held in (Let’s Go) Brandon, Florida, Historic City News reporters learned that Governor Ron DeSantis has signed, sealed, and delivered a win for individual freedoms in our state through four tough-fought bills recently passed during a special session of the Florida Legislature.

  • Enjoy Mickler’s Landing Beachfront Park during Thanksgiving

    The Office of Public Affairs for St Johns County reported to Historic City News yesterday that readers will be able to enjoy the Mickler’s Landing Beachfront Park during the coming Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Letter: A reflection of the legacy of Former Mayor Edward Mussallem

    Tracy Upchurch, Mayor
    City of St Augustine

    Dear Historic City News readers:

    On Friday, November 19, at 8:00 a.m., the city flag poles will fly our Nation’s flag at half-staff in honor of former Mayor Edward “Eddy” Mussallem.  We hope our show of respect and gratitude will help bring his family comfort in a difficult time.

  • Public warned of deadly Nigerian monkeypox

    For the second time this year, the United States has an imported case of monkeypox. A traveler from Maryland who had recently returned from Nigeria has been diagnosed with the dangerous illness, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. The unidentified patient is in isolation in Maryland.

  • Obituary: Eddy Mussallem

    It is with a great deal of sorrow that Historic City News reports the passing of a true St Augustine leader, former Mayor Edward George Mussallem. Eddy passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, at the age of 97. He was a lifelong St. Augustine resident, businessman, and civic leader, born in 1924 to Lebanese immigrants, Abraham and Olga Mussallem.

  • County Commission stands behind Design Review Board denying the appeal to build Vilano Beach Hotel

    Commissioners voted Tuesday morning in their regular meeting to deny ARC Appeal 2021-01 to build a 194-room Vilano Beach Hotel; upholding the decision of the North Coastal Design Review Board and denying the design review request for a new hotel-based mixed-use development.

  • Dean elected Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners

    During the special reorganizational meeting of the St Johns County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday morning, Historic City News welcomed District 5 Commissioner Henry Dean to the dais to serve as Chairman for the coming year.  Christian Whitehurst, Commissioner for District 1, was elected to serve as Vice Chairman.

  • Outlet Mall receives go-ahead for redevelopment

    At this morning’s regular meeting of the St Johns County Commission, a proposal to redevelop the St Augustine Outlet Mall into a maximum of 99,500 square feet of retail space received unanimous support.

  • Democratic Governors criticize DeSantis on re-election filing

    Claiming that Florida is fed up with Republican Governor Ron DeSantis and his “games”, a spokesman for the Democratic Governors Association is calling DeSantis “vulnerable” as the governor officially filed paperwork to run for re-election this week.

  • Inaugural A1A Cruise Night this Saturday

    It’s almost time to cruise at the “Inaugural A1A Cruise Night” and all Historic City News readers are invited by our financial institution and the event sponsor, VyStar Credit Union, to participate and be a spectator in this soon-to-be-classic local event.

  • City and County government offices close Thursday for Veterans Day

    Historic City News has received notification from government offices in the City of St Augustine, St. Johns County, and the City of St. Augustine Beach that they will be closed Thursday in recognition of Veterans Day.