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BREVARD COUNTY― In an abundance of caution and in consult with the Department of Health, Supervisor of Elections Lori Scott has temporarily closed the Palm Bay Administrative Office after election workers tested positive for Coronavirus. Due to the multitude of safety measures and the ½” bal…

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BREVARD COUNTY — Seven candidates are interested in filling three available seats for the Barefoot Bay Trustee race.

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BREVARD COUNTY — A local nonprofit working to better the lives of people with disabilities through coaching and empowerment celebrated a momentous occasion earlier this week.

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BREVARD COUNTY — After narrowing down the selections in the Primaries, it’s time for Palm Bay residents to vote for their next mayor.

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BREVARD COUNTY — As the Nov. 3 General Elections approach, it’s time to start thinking about who to cast your ballot for.

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PALM BAY ― In the fall of 2019, the Palm Bay City Council, at the recommendation of its Community Development Advisory Board, approved a grant award in the amount of $527,158 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to the Parks & Recreation Department for renovations to the G…

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PALM BAY― The City of Palm Bay is proud to announce the Military Tribute Banner Program honoring the world's greatest defenders of freedom, the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. Beginning on Veterans Day, active duty military and veterans with ties to Palm Bay will be honored …

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PALM BAY― The City of Palm Bay's Housing & Community Development Division will be accepting applications for grant funds under the Community Development Block Grant - Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funding through 3:00 p.m. on Oct. 30.

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PALM BAY ― The Palm Bay Parks & Recreation Department has announced the reopening of their two community centers beginning Monday, September 21. The centers include the Tony Rosa Community Center, located at 1502 Port Malabar Boulevard NE and the Ted Whitlock Community Center, located at…

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PALM BAY ― On Aug. 20, Palm Bay City Council passed an ordinance reducing the permitting requirements for fences accessory to single-family dwellings located in residential districts. This change becomes effective on Sept. 19.

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BREVARD COUNTY — With a matter of weeks until the General Election is held, the Hometown News aims to provide our readers with candidate profiles to help them make an informed decision.

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PALM BAY ― Palm Bay Police and Fire Departments are working the scene of an explosion in the area of US 1 and RJ Conlan Boulevard in NE Palm Bay. The explosion occurred shortly before 11:00 a.m.

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PALM BAY ― The City of Palm Bay has implemented a series of changes to the City's Code of Ordinances in order to enhance quality of life and facilitate economic opportunities for residents and businesses. The new amendments, developed and administered by the City's Growth Management Departme…

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PALM BAY ― The City of Palm Bay Parks & Recreation Department will host their annual Fall Golf Classic on Saturday, September 19 at The Majors Golf Club, 3425 Bayside Lakes Blvd SE, in Palm Bay. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. and the shotgun start is at 8 a.m.

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PALM BAY ― On August 6, Palm Bay City Council voted to accept an additional allocation of $342,255 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to assist qualified residents with rent and utility payment assistance. The last day to submit an application for funding as…

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PALM BAY ― The City of Palm Bay Utilities Department (PBUD) is currently accepting participants for the 2020 Lead and Copper Testing Program. While PBUD service lines do not contain lead or copper, the plumbing materials used in some homes can slowly leach metals into water through corrosion…

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PALM BAY ― On August 6, Palm Bay City Council voted to accept an additional allocation of $342,255 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to assist qualified residents who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible uses for the funding inc…

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PALM BAY ― The Palm Bay Parks & Recreation Department has rescheduled the two Drive-Up Movies showings of National Treasure (PG) that were canceled Independence Day weekend due to rain.

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PALM BAY ― The City of Palm Bay will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11 to celebrate the completion of the new segment of the St. Johns Heritage Parkway and southern I-95 interchange. The Parkway and interchange will be opened to drivers Tuesday afternoon.

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PALM BAY ― Effective Monday, August 3, the Palm Bay Utilities Department will resume normal operations, which will include service shutoffs due to non-payment. Customers experiencing a financial hardship must contact Customer Service at (321) 952-3420 or ucs@palmbayflorida.org to discuss opt…

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Florida Power & Light Company continue to strengthen and modernize energy grids in light of COVID-19 pandemic

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BREVARD COUNTY — When schools closed down in March and the public was forced into lockdown, a dedicated group of students from Odyssey Charter Jr./Sr. High School sprang into action.

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PALM BAY ― Work is underway on the concrete demolition and dewatering phase of the pool rehabilitation project at the Palm Bay Aquatic Center. The official start date for the repair project for the Palm Bay Aquatic Center pool was July 20 and work is scheduled to last 8 weeks. The rehabilita…

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PALM BAY ― Work is underway on the concrete demolition and dewatering phase of the pool rehabilitation project at the Palm Bay Aquatic Center. The official start date for the repair project for the Palm Bay Aquatic Center pool is July 20 and work is scheduled to last 8 weeks. The rehabilitat…

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PALM BAY ― City of Palm Bay leadership received an update from Central Square on the possible security breach involving the Click2Gov online payment platform used by the Palm Bay Utilities Department and the City's Building Division for credit card processing. Central Square has identified a…

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PALM BAY - At the June 18th, 2020 Regular Council Meeting, Palm Bay City Council voted to award the contract for the construction of the Babcock Street southbound left turn lane and connection to the St. Johns Heritage Parkway to MJC Land Development LLC. A pre-construction meeting with the …

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PALM BAY ― On Monday, June 29, 2020, the City of Palm Bay learned of a possible security breach involving the Click2Gov online payment platform. The system is used by the Palm Bay Utilities Department and the City's Building Division to process credit card payments. The City of Palm Bay Info…

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BREVARD COUNTY — A new competition series recently premiered on HBO Max, a subscription-based streaming service, that features a local teenager whose skills are put to the test.

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PALM BAY ― This summer, Palm Bay Parks & Recreation will host the Palm Bay Kidz Club for four weeks from Monday, July 6 through Friday, July 31. The Palm Bay Kidz Club will operate Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon. Activities will vary daily and include a variety of outdoor game…

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PALM BAY― Beginning June 15, the City of Palm Bay Procurement Department will utilize VendorLink to manage bid solicitations, contract administration, and vendor relations to facilitate the purchase of goods and services to provide competitively priced, high quality services to the public.

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PALM BAY ―Palm Bay Parks & Recreation will host a free, socially distant outdoor movie event on June 13 at 8:30 p.m. behind the Ted Whitlock Community Center inside Fred Poppe Regional Park located at 1951 Malabar Road NW. The movie will be Finding Nemo (Rated G). Attendance is free, but…

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PALM BAY ― At the May 28, Special Council Meeting, Palm Bay City Council voted to award the City's 10-year Solid Waste and Recycling Services contract to Republic Services of Florida. The award is the result of an extensive and competitive procurement solicitation process that was initiated …

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PALM BAY ― Space Coast Harley-Davidson announced the participation of Congressman, Bill Posey and Senator Tom A. Wright at the Trump Ride and Rally in honor of President Donald Trump. The event will begin at The American Police Hall of Fame and Museum in Titusville and end at Space Coast Har…

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PALM BAY ― In order to adhere to the guidelines in Governor DeSantis' multi-phase Plan for Florida's Recovery, the City of Palm Bay has decided to cancel the annual Independence Day Celebration event scheduled for July 4, 2020 at the Palm Bay campus of Eastern Florida State College.

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PALM BAY ― The City of Palm Bay will reopen city facilities to the public beginning June 1 with the exception of the Palm Bay Senior Center, Ted Whitlock Community Center, Tony Rosa Community Center, and the Margaret Hames Nature Center. While the City's community centers and outdoor rental …

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PALM BAY ― In response to the challenges that Palm Bay residents are facing during COVID-19, the City has implemented an Eviction Prevention/Rental and Utility Assistance Program. The program is designed to provide temporary assistance to eligible Palm Bay residents who have become delinquen…

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PALM BAY ― The City of Palm Bay will postpone the COVID-19 testing at City Hall scheduled for May 15, 16 and 18, following the Florida Department of Emergency Management's (FDEM) decision to temporarily close drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites beginning Friday, May 15 through the weekend due …

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PALM BAY ― At the Thursday, May 14 Special Council Meeting, Palm Bay City Council will discuss several items intended to aid businesses and residents affected by COVID-19. As part of the the Palm Bay initiative, the proposed waivers and accommodations will provide temporary relief as the com…

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PALM BAY ― The City of Palm Bay will postpone the COVID-19 testing at City Hall scheduled for May 15, 16 and 18, following the Florida Department of Emergency Management's (FDEM) decision to temporarily close drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites beginning Friday, May 15 through the weekend due …

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PALM BAY ― In accordance with Governor DeSantis' Plan for Florida's Recovery, the City of Palm Bay will launch a phased re-opening of City facilities. Beginning with a soft re-opening on Monday, May 18th, public access to City facilities will be available by appointment only, where necessary…

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PALM BAY ― Beginning on Friday, May 15, 2020, the City of Palm Bay will operate a COVID-19 testing site at Palm Bay City Hall, located at 120 Malabar Road SE and accessible through the northwest entrance of the City Hall parking lot. Through a partnership with Brevard County Emergency Manage…

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PALM BAY ― The City of Palm Bay will host a National Day of Prayer event on Thursday, May 7. Due to social distancing guidelines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's National Day of Prayer gathering will be held virtually with livestreams available on the City of Palm Bay's webs…

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