| Dec 8, 2014
| 6:34 PM
After a marathon debate that stretched into the night, the Orlando City Council granted preliminary approval to new regulations that would allow app-based ride services Uber and Lyft to operate legally in Orlando — for a price.
The new rules...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 9:53 AM
Central Florida's tech startups still face uphill battle in investment game
When Gordon Hogan lived in Silicon Valley, he would often see tech entrepreneurs meeting with investors for dinner.
The deal volume there meant constant news of tech...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 4:14 PM
On Monday, the Orlando City Council took its first swing at welcoming Uber to town.
It was a miss.
Instead of simplifying Orlando's complicated taxi ordinances, Mayor Buddy Dyer and the council made things even more complicated.
| Dec 10, 2014
| 1:36 PM
The inaugural Burger King State Champions Bowl series has booked a nationally-televised (ESPNU) high school football tripleheader for Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Saturday, Dec. 27. But it's looking like organizers might have difficulty...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 12:54 PM
The developers of the Princeton at College Park apartment complex have asked the Orlando City Council to postpone the final hearing – and final vote – on their project until the council meeting on Nov. 3, so the issue will not be taken up...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 7:11 AM
The Princeton at College Park will make traffic much worse in College Park.
The Princeton at College Park will ease traffic and improve it on Princeton and Smith streets.
The Princeton at College Park will hurt the neighborhood by ruining what is...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 9:11 AM
Bicycling is a pastime that’s loved by thousands of people in Central Florida, Becky Afonso said. There are literally so many of them that it’s important for the state to promote bicycle safety, education and accessibility.
| Nov 24, 2014
| 6:55 AM
On Saturday, Michelle Olds plans to open her Edgewater Drive store early – very early.
“Our store will be open at 6:30 (a.m.) that day,” she said. “We’re hoping to get an early start.”
Olds runs Woof Orlando, the...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 12:31 PM
It was entirely appropriate, Lars Houmann noted, that he would be announcing a plan to fight homelessness on Veteran’s Day.
As Houmann, the CEO and president of Florida Hospital, gathered with city leaders outside the hospital’s emergency...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 9:00 PM
At the start of the Nov. 17 City Council meeting, Mayor Buddy Dyer noted that he had a special recognition to offer one of his colleagues on the council.
“I‘d like to wish our oldest commissioner, our District 3 commissioner, a happy...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 6:38 AM
While acknowledging that nobody likes paying higher taxes, City Commisioner Robert Stuart defended the Orlando City Council’s decision to approve a 17.7 percent property tax increase that would bring the city an additional $17 million.