In The News: Plaza To Undergo Redesign, One-year Anniversary Of Boston Bombing, Gainesville Firefighters Recognized Statewide, Military To Open Combat Jobs To Women
Plans to redesign plaza beginning to take shape – After four years of discussing the redesign of Bo Diddley Community Plaza, city commissioners are working on a plan. The proposed project would open up the plaza to University Avenue in hopes of bringing in more people, according to the Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency. Gainesville Sun
A Year After the Boston Bombing, a Day of Reflection and Hope – A year after the Boston Marathon bombing, the city honors those who were injured and killed with remembrance services throughout the day. Last year, three people were killed and more than 260 people were injured when bombs went off at the Boston Marathon finish line. New York Times
Two Gainesville firefighters honored as among state’s best – Gainesville firefighters Joe Morris and Tom Hand won the Restoration Specialists’ Firefighter of the Year Award. Firefighters from more than 19 counties in Florida were nominated. Gainesville Sun
First women move to Army platoon artillery jobs – Female lieutenants are going to lead a cannon platoon at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. By 2016, the U.S. military has to open all combat jobs to women, or give reasons why any remain closed. Gainesville Sun
Alachua County Animal Services is urging people to foster animals over the Thanksgiving holiday. Already more than two dozen animals over capacity, ACAS will need to begin euthanasia if foster owners are not found.
More than 20 organizations have joined Gainesville’s Compost on a mission to divert waste from landfills and from it create valuable soil feed.
After a young boy and his mother were killed in a car crash, several people were saved by their choice to be organ donors.
Jacksonville Man Killed By Police In Traffic Stop, Unarmed Man Fired Upon By Police – Leonardo Little was killed after fighting with a police officer during a traffic stop for an expired tag on Monday. Brian Dennison, an un-armed man, […]
Peaceful protests took place in Gainesville after the news that Officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted for the shooting of Michael Brown.