Tag Archives: City of Gainesville

Social Media Campaign Aims To Move Shelter Residents into Houses

By on December 11th, 2014 | Last updated: December 15, 2014 at 8:53 am

Grace Marketplace is asking for the community’s help to raise $50,000 in 50 days. The organization will be launching a social media campaign that will begin Dec. 11, which aims to move residents from the shelter into houses and apartments. Supporters can be seen on the corner of University and Main Street, holding cardboard signs asking for money and support, along with the hasthtag, #FundGrace.

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Grace Marketplace Installs New Washers and Dryers Provided by the City of Gainesville

By on November 6th, 2014 | Last updated: November 6, 2014 at 4:39 pm

A local homeless shelter will soon be offering a new laundry program to its residents. On Nov. 6, Grace Marketplace, a “one-stop” shelter for the homeless, received new laundry equipment provided by the City of Gainesville using money donated by the […]

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Gainesville Homeless Shelters Prepare for Cold Weekend

By on October 31st, 2014 | Last updated: October 31, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Expecting a weekend cold snap, Gainesville homeless shelters like St. Francis House and Grace Marketplace are asking for donations to prepare for a surge of homeless people looking to stay warm.

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The Number Of Homeless Students Increased

By on October 24th, 2014 | Last updated: December 8, 2014 at 3:34 pm

In Florida, 17.9 percent of homeless adults are raising children.

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Grace Marketplace To Open Indoor Shelter

By on September 30th, 2014 | Last updated: October 1, 2014 at 1:18 pm

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 […]

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Gainesville Provides Information to Public Through New Database

By on September 13th, 2014 | Last updated: September 12, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Gainesville took another step towards increasing government transparency through the soft launch of statGNV. The new database aims to provide more data and statistics to the general public.

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RTS Hybrid Buses May Not Be Saving As Much Green As Expected

By on March 14th, 2014 | Last updated: March 19, 2014 at 9:41 am

It will take RTS about 10 years of fuel savings to pay off the costs of the hybrid buses.

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Gainesville Voter Registration Deadline is Today

By on February 7th, 2014 | Last updated: February 10, 2014 at 11:09 am

Elections for the City of Gainesville are coming up next month, and Monday is the last opportunity for local residents to register to vote.

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GREC, Gainesville Can’t Reach Biomass Plant Purchase Agreement

By on October 31st, 2013 | Last updated: October 31, 2013 at 4:51 pm

A biomass plant is causing more issues between GREC and the city commission as the commission negotiates to buy the plant.

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Ordinance proposes city elections be held in fall, not spring

By on March 19th, 2013 | Last updated: March 19, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Today’s ballot includes an ordinance proposing elections be held in the fall of odd numbered years as opposed to the spring, as they are now.

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