NICOLE CRANBERG CROSBY Ponte Vedra Beach Historic City News reprinted with permission “Madam Chair, I had to check my watch to make sure it wasn’t April Fools.” Those were GOP Sen. Jeff Brandes’ opening words […]
Historic City News founder Michael Gold was invited to meet with former St Augustine Mayor Nancy Shaver this week on a visit mixed with business and pleasure. The now-retired Shaver, like many Florida retirees, finds […]
Historic City News reporters watched Tuesday as Florida Governor, and St Johns County resident, Ron DeSantis delivered his “State-of-the-State” address during the opening day of the 60-day, election-year, Legislative Session.
Michael GoldHISTORIC CITY NEWSSt Augustine, FL Florida Statute 97.0585 provides that confidential voter details, like social security number, driver license number, and Florida identification number, are exempt from public disclosure under s. 119.07(1) and s. […]
Tracy Upchurch, MayorCity 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 […]
Max Royle, City ManagerCity of St Augustine Beach Dear Historic City News readers, The year 2021 marks my 45th year in the city management occupation. From that perspective, now may be an appropriate time to […]
Letter: Silverleaf development wants to add 5600 homes and 2408 acres Al Abbatiello, ChairmanWm. Bartram Scenic & Historic Highway Management Group Dear Historic City News readers: The developer of the already huge Silverleaf development in […]
Letter: If they are “insurrectionists” why haven’t they been charged? Bob FliegelSt Augustine Dear Historic City News editor: Someone will correct me if I’ve got this wrong, but I don’t think that any of the […]
Kim J KendallSt Johns County Dear Historic City News: After nearly 10-years of having two buses pick up students from St Johns Forest and take them to Liberty Pines Academy, the School Board voted unanimously […]
Letter: Stop Comares Avenue conservation zone development Howard AllgoodNorth Davis Shores Dear Historic City News editor: I am the owner of a condo at 33 Comares Avenue, known as Corona Delmar. I also own three […]
St Augustine attorney Jane West, Policy & Planning Director for 1,000 Friends of Florida, asked the Historic City News editorial review board to evaluate several pieces of what she described as “very damaging bills” that […]
Pamela C. Marsh, Executive DirectorFlorida First Amendment FoundationSpecial to Historic City News Florida lawmakers are at it again this year. Your legislators want to make even more difficult to access important government information.
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. […]