Alexander is a fourth-year journalism student at UF. This is his first semester at The Alligator where he is covering university administration. In his free time, he enjoys taking hikes and going for bike rides.
Restrictions on the Gainesville Police Department’s ability to enforce open container laws on city property gets further approval from most city commissioners
The #SOSCuba Gainesville demonstration — hosted by UF students from Take Action Florida, a social activism group — garnered support from about 70 students and Gainesville residents who called for action to change current conditions in Cuba. The protests are in response to food and medicine shortages, inflation, nationwide blackouts and a rise in COVID-19 deaths on the island in the past month. Thousands of Cubans both in the country and in the U.S. are demonstrating to express frustrations against the current government’s rule.
City hall is operational again after Gainesville Fire Rescue deemed most of the building clear of chemicals
The Alachua County Labor Coalition helped organize the meeting that attracted 40 people.
Gainesville community bands together at an event to raise awareness for the rise in gun violence that has occurred in the past year.
Gainesville’s City Commission unanimously passed a motion that will notify residents of any future land development updates. The notifications would be sent to affected neighborhood associations and anyone who voluntarily signs up to receive them.
DeSantis approved funding for a sports complex and vetoed two projects that would have funded transportation and medical resources to vulnerable Gainesville residents.
Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe is working to implement a program that would give guaranteed income to formerly incarcerated people in Gainesville following their release.
Residents of Suburban Heights successfully thwarted plans to build drive-thru businesses behind the neighborhood. But now, they’re worried about the potential for a large housing unit to go up instead.