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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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PALM BAY ― Residents idled in their vehicles on Palm Bay Road early Saturday, April 25 awaiting police who guided the lengthy queue into the first of six planned food distribution events.

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While we must grudgingly accept the new normal within our community for at least the next few weeks, we are determined to make the best of it. So, please be aware that Hometown News and www.hometownnewsbrev.com maintain our commitment to providing you with news and information to help you se…

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PALM BAY ― The City of Palm Bay's Community & Economic Development Department is following all COVID-19 updates closely to identify resources for local businesses impacted by the pandemic. Businesses can find helpful information on financial resources and webinars from the U.S. Small Bus…

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PALM BAY ― Effective immediately, all City of Palm Bay playgrounds and the McGriff Park skatepark will be closed to public access until further notice. The temporary closures are intended to protect the health of the citizens of Palm Bay by reducing the chance of COVID-19 exposure.

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PALM BAY ― The City of Palm Bay Parks & Recreation Department has announced the closing of the following city or community partner locations beginning on Monday, March 23:

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PALM BAY ― On Monday, March 16, Brevard County and the Florida Department of Health announced the first presumptive positive test for COVID-19 locally. Considered by the World Health Organization to be a global pandemic, COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, now affects 155 countries with mor…

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BREVARD COUNTY — There’s nothing like a good, old fashioned fish fry to get the community to bring a community together.

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PALM PAY ― The Palm Bay Police Department will partner with 12 other law enforcement agencies across Orange, Seminole, Volusia and Brevard counties on a mission to save lives with the launch of Operation Vision Zero, a high visibility enforcement and public awareness campaign calling on driv…

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BREVARD COUNTY — Traffic fatalities are more than just a statistic. The sad reality is drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians overlook the increasing number of injuries and fatalities while families mourn their lost loved ones.

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BREVARD COUNTY — Before Palm Bay Mayor William Capote ends his second term as mayor, he will be sure to celebrate among friends and residents “Big Easy” style.

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GRANT - On the Treasure Coast, nothing embodies the community spirit of small-town America like the 54th annual Grant Seafood Festival.

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PALM BAY ― The Palm Bay Parks & Recreation Department has completed the installation of a new playground at Goode Park, located at 1300 Bianca Drive NE in Palm Bay. Construction on the new playground began last week and finished up over weekend. As of Monday, February 3, the playground i…

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PALM BAY - The City of Palm Bay Parks and Recreation Department recently conducted a survey to learn what types of playground features and facilities our residents would like to see following the closure of outdated playgrounds at four City parks. The results of this survey will be included …

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BREVARD COUNTY — One young girl’s ambitious wish to eradicate Alzheimer’s disease started with a simple goal to raise money on behalf of her great “Glamma,” Carol McDougal, who passed away in 2017.

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PALM BAY ― On Friday, Jan. 17, officers from the Palm Bay Police Department invite community members for 2020's first Coffee with a Cop. The event will take place from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m at the McDonald's inside the Walmart, located at 1040 Malabar Road SE in Palm Bay.

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PALM BAY ― The 2019 Health First Palm Bay Hospital Holiday Light Parade was held on Saturday, Dec. 7 in Palm Bay. There were over 90 different entries in the parade this year. The judges' scores have been tabulated and the winners were chosen.

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BREVARD COUNTY — Special Olympics Athlete Timothy Duquette has another gold medal to add to his collection and an exciting accomplishment to share with the world.

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PALM BAY ― Tizmal’s Treats, a small ice cream and bakery, was the target of vandalism on Nov. 26 when an unknown person scripted graffiti-style words in spray paint, unmistakably homophobic in nature, across the shop's front windows.

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PALM BAY – The Palm Bay Parks and Recreation department has announced the closing of playgrounds at four city parks. The playgrounds were found to be outdated and beyond their useful lifespan following inspection by Parks staff. The findings were also confirmed by Advanced Recreational Conce…

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Palm Bay ― The City of Palm Bay Utilities Department anticipates a Precautionary Boil Water Notice in the Northeast area of Palm Bay on Monday, December 16, 2019. Maintenance activity being done in the area will require water service to be shut down temporarily. The shutdown will impact 236 …

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PALM BAY — Despite the changing of seasons, it’s comforting to know that some things remain constant in our daily lives. Since 1889, Riviera United Church of Christ has been serving the community and offering fellowship to the public.

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PALM BAY ― The Health First Palm Bay Hospital Holiday Light Parade, presented by the City of Palm Bay, is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m. The City will again be implementing some road closures this year to help ensure the safety of participants and spectators alike.

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PALM BAY ― Over the past few years, we have witnessed many families in Brevard County face challenges with a variety of hardships. With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, dinner with loved ones should not be one of them. The holiday season should be a time for giving, and this year the spirit…

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BREVARD COUNTY - On Saturday, Nov. 16, the city of Palm Bay will hold a ceremony to officially rename West Oaks Park for former police chief Lynne Nungesser, who worked for the City of Palm Bay for for more than 40 years. Ms. Nungesser was the first female police commander in county history.

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BREVARD COUNTY ― Texas Roadhouse invites veterans and active members of U.S. military across the country to enjoy a free lunch on Monday, November 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For the eighth year, every Texas Roadhouse location across the country will participate in the free lunch event to hono…

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BREVARD COUNTY — All too often, pieces of history are lost to time due to deterioration, destruction, or simply going missing; having a piece of history is something that is a rare treat indeed.

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BREVARD COUNTY — When an older gentleman walked in to Carlin Parker’s UPS store on Malabar Road, ready to mail a check for $39,900, he had no idea that he was a would-be victim of a scam attempt.

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