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Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/26/2021

Joseph W. Dixon, Sr. has been named fire chief of the City of Gainesville and Gainesville Fire Rescue (GFR). He is expected to begin his new role March 15.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/26/2021

As part of the Nature Operation Division’s routine land management practices, a prescribed burn is scheduled for today, weather and site conditions permitting, at Morningside Nature Center, 3540 E. University Ave., beginning at 10 a.m. and ending before 5 p.m. This is an ecological fuel reduction burn, which will be conducted with support from the Florida Forest Service. All public access to the park and living history farm will be prohibited during the burn.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/22/2021

As part of the City of Gainesville's Global Artist Program, world-renowned artist Ernesto Maranje will create a large mural at newly renovated Northside Park. He will start painting the west-facing exterior wall of the racquetball court Tuesday, Jan. 26, and is expected to complete the mural in the course of a week. Neighbors are invited to watch the artist at work during park hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/19/2021

You’re invited to “participate in place” this evening (Tuesday, Jan. 19) for a COVID Memorial, joining Gainesville City Commissioners in remembrance of the lives lost to COVID-19 in our community and across the state. Gainesville is joining cities and towns in a national moment of unity and remembrance of the more than 389,000 Americans who have died as a result of the pandemic.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/19/2021

City of Gainesville officials anticipate the continuation of severe weather conditions, including temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit during evening hours, through Wednesday, Jan. 20. The anticipated temperatures will lead to the activation of the city's Cold Night Shelter (CNS) Program, and it is expected to remain in effect until overnight low temperatures rise above 45 F. The CNS program normally runs from Nov. 1 through March 31.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/14/2021

In observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holidays, city offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 18.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/13/2021

In light of recent events at the nation’s capital and amid increasing local concern about public safety leading up to the inauguration, the City of Gainesville wishes to reassure our neighbors that potential threats are being taken seriously, and that law enforcement and city leadership stand ready to ensure the safety of this community. The situation is being closely monitored, plans are in place and preparations underway.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/12/2021

City of Gainesville officials anticipate the continuation of severe weather conditions, including temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit during evening hours, Tuesday, Jan. 12-Saturday, Jan. 16. The anticipated temperatures will lead to the activation of the city's Cold Night Shelter (CNS) Program, and it is expected to remain in effect until overnight low temperatures rise above 45 F. The CNS program normally runs from Nov. 1 through March 31.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/9/2021

City of Gainesville officials anticipate the continuation of severe weather conditions, including temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit during evening hours, Saturday, Jan. 9-Sunday, Jan. 10. The anticipated temperatures will lead to the activation of the city's Cold Night Shelter (CNS) Program, and it is expected to remain in effect until overnight low temperatures rise above 45 F. The CNS program normally runs from Nov. 1 through March 31.

Posted by: Rawson, Laura
1/5/2021

City of Gainesville officials anticipate the continuation of severe weather conditions, including temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit during evening hours, through Friday, Jan. 8. The anticipated temperatures will lead to the activation of the city's Cold Night Shelter (CNS) Program, and it is expected to remain in effect until overnight low temperatures rise above 45 F. The CNS program normally runs from Nov. 1 through March 31.

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