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  • 10 years later, vacant land is all that remains of Parramore Village's rebirth

    10 years later, vacant land is all that remains of Parramore Village's rebirth
    Nearly 100 people lived in Parramore Village before City Hall forced them to move and razed their homes — the beginning, they were told, of the neighborhood's rebirth. Orlando taxpayers spent $1.3 million to relocate the residents, some of whom...
  • Orlando commissioner says Mayor Buddy Dyer treats City Council as rubberstamp

    Orlando commissioner says Mayor Buddy Dyer treats City Council as rubberstamp
      An Orlando commissioner is bristling at what she calls Mayor Buddy Dyer’s heavy-handed treatment of the City Council, accusing the mayor of treating the board like a rubberstamp for his initiatives. In a rare example of dissent from the...
  • Junior Achievement opens first high school academy at Oak Ridge

    Junior Achievement opens first high school academy at Oak Ridge
    Fourteen-year-old Sharrell Bailey wouldn't be starting ninth grade at Oak Ridge High School on Monday if it weren't for the new Junior Achievement Academy opening there. The magnet program, which will focus on leadership and entrepreneurship, is Junior...
  • Three from Broward chosen for next good government class

    Three from Broward chosen for next good government class
    Three Broward political leaders are among the new group chosen for the Leaders in Excellence Program at the University of Miami’s Good Government Initiative. Most of the class of 18 is from Miami-Dade County. Those chosen from Broward are...
  • Outgoing-Orange Mayor Crotty toasted, roasted for ‘cheap’ ways

     
    When out-going Orange County Mayor Rich Crotty traveled through 18 countries over the years with his Chief of Staff George Rodon, his long-time friend discovered just how frugal his boss was when they lost their luggage on a flight. Crotty was dismayed...
  • Buddy Dyer wants another term as Orlando’s mayor

     
    Buddy Dyer filed election papers Wednesday to run for his third full term as mayor of Orlando in 2012. Though Dyer is routinely mentioned when names are bandied about for higher office, he's made no secret of his desire to remain mayor. He told the...
  • Fiesta Bowl BCS turmoil=Another blown opportunity for Orlando

     
      The Fiesta Bowl’s misery is ours too. The bowl imploded in scandal Tuesday. CEO John Junker was fired after an internal report found “an apparent scheme” to reimburse employees for political contributions and “an apparent...
  • Orlando's new arena opens after years of talks, millions of dollars

    Orlando's new arena opens after years of talks, millions of dollars
    The ribbon will be cut on the gleaming new Amway Center today, but the Orlando Magic's fight for a new arena started nearly a decade ago, with years of political horse-trading and hundreds of millions of dollars in the balance. Building a new arena...
  • Killing Florida pork could seriously help federal budget

    Killing Florida pork could seriously help federal budget
    Enough talk about cutting the federal budget. Let's start the job in Florida, beginning with Jacksonville's pork. Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio want to move a nuclear aircraft carrier from Norfolk, Va., to Jacksonville. This would cost as much as...
  • Festival of Faith celebrates history of Catholic Church, Diocese of Orlando

    Festival of Faith celebrates history of Catholic Church, Diocese of Orlando
    The Catholic Church has been a presence in Florida for centuries, since the days of Spanish exploration in the early 1500s, and a presence in Orlando at least since Bishop John Moore arranged the 1881 purchase of a block facing Orange Avenue at Robinson...
  • Profile: Mavis K. Starke

    Mavis was determined to leave. Her husband was just as determined to stay. And that's how Mavis Starke's first marriage ended. It was 1951, and Mavis wanted to move back to Florida, where she was born, where her family still lived. Her husband, William...
  • Profile: Georgia Nell Woodley

    About a week before Georgia Nell Woodley died, Ann Brown stopped by the house on Lee Avenue to visit. It was not unusual for people to come by unannounced to see Georgia Nell. They came not only to see her, but to find out what was going on in...