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Caring

Kugelman Family commits $150,000 to the downtown YMCA

March 19, 2015

Press Release: The Kugelman Family Foundation has committed $150,000 to the YMCA of Northwest Florida toward the construction of a new facility in downtown Pensacola. The family’s gift continues their legacy of giving back to local…

Pensacola

CBRE Bait and Switch

March 19, 2015

Yesterday, CBRE presented its draft of the Memorandum of Understanding that would make Miami-developer MCM-BAP the master developer of the remaining parcels of the Community Maritime Park. CBRE has changed its commission on the deal. The…

Politics

State and counties still battle over juvenile justice costs

March 19, 2015

Editor’s Note: The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) owes Florida county governments about $170 million from overcharging them for the costs. Escambia County is owed $6.6 million, Santa Rosa County $962,000. Commissioner Grover Robinson and…

Education

Has Malcolm Thomas been caught in a lie?

March 19, 2015

In February, when the controversy over the possible closure of the PATS Center heated up, School Board member Jeff Bergosh, in a board workshop, asked Superintendent Malcolm Thomas why the board had not been kept informed…

Politics

Gov. Scott no longer uses email for official business

March 19, 2015

The Orlando Sentinel reports that Gov. Rick Scott has quit using any email for state business. “The governor now only uses email to communicate with family,” his deputy communications director John Tupps said. The governor ran…

Environment

Fordham law students visit Wedgewood community

March 19, 2015

Dr. Gloria Horning is hosting a group of Fordham University Law students who are studying who has happened in the Wedgewood community, looking at the environmental, health and legal issues involved. Yesterday, we had Sarah Baldwin,…

Environment

FDOH: Wedgewood air identified as public health hazard

March 18, 2015

Yesterday the Florida Department of Health, Public Health Toxicology, mailed the community update to about 650 property owners near the Rolling Hills Landfill. This update summarizes the Department’s draft health consultation report, solicits public comment on…

News Politics

PS podcast: Clay Ingram and battling dinosaurs

March 18, 2015

Yesterday on Pensacola Speaks, I talked with State Rep. Clay Ingram about the growing friction between the Florida House and Senate. Everyone, Rep. Ingram included, believed that this session would be a calm one. “My assumption…

Business

Florida House proposes $17.9 million to save citrus industry

March 18, 2015

The fight against a disease infecting Florida’s oranges would get a hefty boost from a House spending proposal (Read “Citrus Crisis“). The House Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee included $17.9 million for the state’s response…

Entertainment

PS podcast: The Rabbit Hole

March 18, 2015

Keith Hoffert has a kickstarter project, The Rabbit Hole. He wants to create music and art incubator, rental space for bands, artists, teachers and students to rehearse, practice and co-create. We had him on Pensacola Speaks…