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Law organizations visited Grace Marketplace Feb. 7 to offer free consultations to low-income and homeless residents. Lawyers assisted the homeless with legal issues that may have contributed to their homelessness.
Fields, a fifth generation resident of Putnam County, said that reopening City Cafe is his way of “preserving a little bit of history.” Although the space on St. Johns Avenue in Palatka has seen a number of businesses – and owners – the “little items like that are still here.”
An annual census finds that more Alachua County homeless are finding their way to shelters. While homeless populations remained relatively stable, 11 percent more were found in more stable living situations.
An explosion and resulting fire at Southwest Villas on Jan. 22 that displaced 12 residents was caused by arson. Two suspects have been charged with grand theft and fraudulent insurance claims.
Selfies were the cause of a small Colorado plane crash. The plane, which crashed last year, had a GoPro inside the cockpit. WUFT’s Darling Hill spoke with the University Air Center on the use of electronic devices in flight and safety protocols.
Gainesville High School teacher Louise Yariv began her ESOL Closet project with the needs of her English for Speakers of Other Languages students in mind. The project started small but has grown to help provide students and their families with furniture, clothing and other necessities.
Hosted by the student-run organization Islam on Campus, the Islam Fair is meant to bring awareness and clarity of the religion.
A Gainesville woman organizes brunch for locals to discuss atheism and to provide a community for fellow atheists.
When a doctor recommended he get more exercise, Hawthorne resident Winford Jenkins, 57, began taking daily walks around the city. After noticing just how much trash cluttered the streets, he decided to do something about it.
The newest data on Gainesville’s statGNV shows that over half of all existing buildings in Gainesville received some type of violation. These violations include broken emergency exit signs, incorrect outlet cover plates and untested sprinkler systems.