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April 18, 2014: Afternoon News in 90
By Stephanie Matarazzo on April 18th, 2014
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The Community Redevelopment Agency plans to break ground next year on NW First Avenue, the street a block north of University Avenue bordering the businesses in Midtown.
The CRA board approved the project Sept. 15, which is halfway through the design phase, to move forward with the final steps before construction.
The 10-month project will double vehicle, scooter and bicycle parking, add lighting and landscaping, redo the sidewalks and place utility lines underground, according to CRA project manager Susan Wynn.
The Waldo City Council voted 4-1 in favor of dissolving the local police
department on Tuesday night. The city noted negative publicity and outdated equipment as concerns, but ultimately, it was a lack of funding that led to the disbanding the police department.
According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, some charities spend as much as 99 percent of funds raised to help fulfill their mission statement while others funnel the same portion into administration costs.
Gainesville residents and businesses can expect increased energy costs starting Wednesday. The increase comes despite Gainesville Regional Utility lowering its base rates and cutting fixed costs.
Grace Marketplace will open an indoor dorm on Wednesday after submitting a Safety and Security policy to the city commission. The shelter will provide beds for 20 guests who are trying to transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency. In order to stay [...]