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Crime at public housing gets attention

Crime at public housing gets attention

Residents at Windsor, Maley have complained about prostitution, drugs, robberies at apartments in Daytona Beach BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Residents of the Windsor and Maley apartments say they have been living in fear because of crime. The apartment complexes are operated by the Daytona Beach Housing Authority. Leroy Fletcher spoke on behalf of residents […]

Sanford trying to rebound from bad feelings, shattered trust

Sanford trying to rebound from bad feelings, shattered trust

Editors note: This is one in an occasional series on race in Sanford in the wake of the Trayvon Martin killing. BY MARTIN E. COMAS ORLANDO SENTINEL (MCT) In the heart of Sanford’s poorest and largest Black enclave – a stone’s throw from decaying homes, broken sidewalks and vacant lots – stands the city’s new, […]

Record rain attracting record mosquitoes

Record rain attracting record mosquitoes

Volusia councilman planning workshop at Dickerson Center to address issue BY JAMES HARPER DAYTONA TIMES Record rainfall in the Greater Daytona Beach area has Volusia County Council Member Josh Wagner worried about an infestation of mosquitoes. Wagner, who represents Daytona Beach, said this week he will be organizing a workshop at the John H. Dickerson […]

Daytona schedules two budget review meetings in August

Daytona schedules two budget review meetings in August

Find out about next year’s proposed property tax rate and other important financial decisions about Daytona Beach government at 6 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Daytona Beach Police Department headquarters, 129 Valor Blvd., and 6 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Schnebly Community Center, 1001 N. Atlantic Ave. Residents are encouraged to attend and learn more […]

Domestic Abuse Council announces first purple parade

Domestic Abuse Council announces first purple parade

Participants are encouraged to wear purple for a chance to win a Purple Passion Award as the Domestic Abuse Council holds its first Purple Parade. The purpose of the parade is to raise awareness and critical funds for prevention of bullying and domestic violence. The parade, which is actually a two-mile walk, will take place […]

Electric utility question on November ballot

Electric utility question on November ballot

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES The South Daytona City Council has approved a resolution calling for a special city election to be held on Nov. 6 to determine whether the city is authorized to form a municipal electric utility and to deliver municipal electric services. On Aug. 14, voters approved an amendment to the city charter […]

‘Capital punishment’ in the workplace

‘Capital punishment’ in the workplace

In employment law, they speak about a termination or firing as being the “capital punishment” of employment relations. This may sound dramatic – unless you have been fired.  And, truth be told, if you do not have a labor union, you are really up the creek if you are terminated. I have a friend who […]

Activism – then and now

Activism – then and now

Every time I see a march or rally, I think of the rally of all rallies, which was the 1963 March on Washington. Forty-nine years later, there is nothing that equals that march, not in participation, nor in results. These days, folks march to make a point, but back in the day, we marched to […]

A ‘criminal’ for wanting a good education for girls

A ‘criminal’ for wanting a good education for girls

As a parent, what lengths would you take to ensure that your child had an opportunity to achieve the American Dream? If you love your child as much as I love my two daughters, the limits to your sacrifice are endless. Marian Wright Edelman once said, “Education is a precondition to survival in America today.” […]

Stetson to offer free political campaign training Sept. 8

Stetson to offer free political campaign training Sept. 8

Stetson University will host its third annual “Politics 101” conference on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The free, one-day crash course gives the nuts and bolts of political campaigning. The conference will be held in the Stetson Room of the Carlton Union Building. “The goal of Politics 101 is to provide […]