Nearly a year and a half since one of its K-9s tore out Terrell Bradley’s eye during a traffic stop, GPD stated it will expand the unit in a Feb. 17 press release.
Alachua County Commission to host public hearing on cottage neighborhoods, an affordable housing solutionBy Siena Duncan | Mar. 1
The Alachua County Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to hold a public hearing on guidelines for cottage neighborhoods, the newest solution to the area’s affordable housing crisis.
Marking over half a year since a police K-9 tore out a man’s eye during a traffic stop, the Gainesville Police Department’s K-9 unit announced its return from a monthlong hiatus.
Through her passion for education, María Eugenia Zelaya has made a name for herself in Gainesville’s Hispanic community. Zelaya divides her time between managing the nonprofit organization Children Beyond Our Borders as its executive director, teaching Spanish at Eastside High School and raising her two children.
UF alumna and former associate researcher Dan Zhu began her position as the city of Gainesville’s first chief climate officer Feb. 27. After traveling the world fighting climate change, she’s now back to serve the city she’s called home for over 12 years.
For many Americans, Feb. 24 is the date the war between Russia and Ukraine began. However, for Ukrainians, this date is only a reminder of conflict that’s gone on for nine years.
The Gainesville Police Department responded to a report at 10 a.m. in which a driver hit an older woman and her 2-year-old grandchild who were crossing Northwest 10th Avenue and Main Street.
In a time when political agreement has become more of an idea than a reality, Alachua County’s proposed meat processing facility has proven an unlikely unifier. The facility would cost $2.5 million, part of $52.25 million allocated to Alachua County under the American Rescue Plan Act.
A UF and Alachua County Public Schools grant will see 15 graduate student trainees through UF’s School Psychology, School Counseling and Mental Health Counseling programs over the next five years.
The Florida Boards of Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine voted Feb. 10 to finalize the ban on prohibiting doctors in Florida from providing gender-affirming care to trans minors. Gender-affirming care, which helps treat people who suffer from gender dysphoria, can include sexual reassignment surgeries, the use of puberty blockers or hormone replacement therapy.
A UF student was put into the Gainesville Police Department’s custody Thursday evening on suspicion of punching a passerby until unconscious.
The Gainesville City Commission voted 4-3 against easing zoning restrictions for single family homes Thursday afternoon.
A panel of some of Gainesville’s most prominent Black advocates took on conversations and questions as a part of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program Monday evening.
Alachua County Commission clarifies position on meat processing facility, passes clean water resolutionBy Siena Duncan | Feb. 15
Alachua County commissioners clarified at a Tuesday meeting that the commission is looking into building a local meat processing facility, but they haven’t solidified anything yet.
Gainesville Mayor Harvey Ward delivered his first-ever 2023 State of the City Address Tuesday, detailing the progress of different city projects and initiatives alongside the newest slate of city commissioners.
The tension erupted after the Florida Boards of Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine voted Friday to preserve rules prohibiting doctors in Florida from providing gender-affirming care to trans minors. This includes sexual reassignment surgeries, puberty blockers or hormone replacement therapy.
The Richard E. Parker Eastside Alumni Band excited the crowd in a brief, but passionate performance as part of the city’s concert Friday. The alumni band, as well as R&B group 24/7, played from 6:30-9 p.m. in part of a series of events the city is holding this year for Black History Month.
A Gainesville resident died in a motorcycle accident early Monday morning.
The Florida House of Representatives District 22 seat is likely to remain red as two Gainesville Republicans announced their candidacies and aren’t yet facing Democratic opposition.