By GENE POLICINSKIFreedom ForumSpecial to Historic City News There is a reason we need a free press, despite its faults and foibles: Democracy won’t work without it.
If approved, Florida Senate Bill SB-284, and companion House Bill HB-55, entitled “Building Design”, will take away another tool from local government. This legislation seeks to remove the authority of local governments to regulate building […]
Michael Gold, TrusteeHISTORIC CITY NEWS I am a native Floridian. A St Augustinian, to be exact. When the world was young, my business took me to Georgia where I had occasion to travel to a […]
I love the new Castillo de San Marcos stamp Derek Boyd HankersonSt. Augustine I recently learned that the United States Postal Service issued a new stamp featuring a popular historic attraction in our town.
The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers informed local Historic City News reporters that they oppose legislation urged by Gov. Ron DeSantis addressing “affrays, riots, routs, and unlawful assemblies” as a too broad an attack […]
Hello, everyone. I hope all the Historic City News family of subscribers had a wonderful Christmas holiday. We rang out the old year and rang in the hope and opportunity that comes with the new. […]
How would you feel if you were babysitting your grandchild on Saturday night so that your 20-year-old son, who is working a double shift for minimum wage in a downtown tourism-driven business, tells you that […]
The City of St Augustine has a problem with systemic racism and the town is run by white supremacists if you believe what you hear from Ronald Rawls of Gainesville.
The fallout continues after our brilliantly overpaid city manager, John Regan, ensconced in the support of three-of-five St Augustine City Commissioners, delivered (un)expected relocation costs, above those approved by the commission, a boat ride via […]
These were the direct threats made by Ronald Rawls Jr, aimed at the elected officials of the City of St Augustine and its city manager. Instead of tapping him out right then and there, without […]
David NolanProud Life Member of the Fort Mose Historical SocietySt Augustine, FL Dear Historic City News subscribers: I would like to remind the community and members of the St Augustine Historic Architectural Review Board that […]
Lance Thate, ChairmanTown Crier CommitteeSt Augustine, FL Once upon a time in Old St Augustine Florida, Historic City News readers will recall a stucco covered brick-and-mortar structure that stood tall when boats still accessed the […]
Jill Pacetti, St Augustine, provided Historic City News with this letter; originally sent to the mayor and four city commissioners and city manager John P Regan, Sr. Keep in mind as you read her letter […]
H. K. EdgertonAsheville, NC Dear Historic City News editor: It broke my heart when I read that Vice Mayor Freeman, who made the deciding vote to take down the confederate soldier’s memorial, said that if […]
Bob FliegelSt. Augustine Dear Historic City News editor: We are going to be hearing a lot about the “independent voter” and the “undecided voter” in the coming months. They are related myths.
Editorial: Be careful what you ask for … Michael Gold, EditorHISTORIC CITY NEWSSt Augustine, FL
Bill Lazar, DirectorSt Johns Housing Partnership IncSt Augustine, FL Dear Historic City News editor: We recently helped a single mother who is also a service-connected disabled veteran in St. Johns County. Her home was in […]