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  • Here's how Orlando soccer stadium got tangled in Tallahassee feud

    Even as Orlando's City Council approved a construction agreement for a downtown Major League Soccer stadium last spring, Mayor Buddy Dyer had his eye on something bigger. "We like to do things world-class here," Dyer said after the City Council vote...
  • City Council moves municipal election to November, Stuart votes no

    City Council moves municipal election to November, Stuart votes no
    The City Council has voted to move Orlando’s municipal election up by five months, from next April to this upcoming November. The only commissioner who voted against the change was Robert Stuart. Mayor Buddy Dyer noted that the move came at the...
  • Tinker Field historic designation wins final vote

    Tinker Field historic designation wins final vote
    Tinker Field will be recognized for its part in Orlando's history after a final vote by the Orlando City Council today, but the park's grandstands are now set to be demolished. The plan approved by the council in a 6-1 vote will preserve the park's...
  • Orlando gives Tinker Field historic designation

    Orlando gives Tinker Field historic designation
    The field where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once addressed a civil-rights rally, and Jackie Robinson and Babe Ruth once stepped up to the plate, will remain where it has been for 92 years. Orlando city commissioners voted Monday to designate Tinker...
  • Tinker Field: Demolish it and make way for a baseball complex

    Tinker Field: Demolish it and make way for a baseball complex
    This blog has been updated. In regards to Tinker Field, I'm going to paraphrase The Clash: "Should it stay or should it go?" Around the time Germany and England were fighting World War I, people were playing baseball at what is today Tinker Field....
  • Orlando City Council ponders making Tinker Field historic landmark

    Orlando City Council ponders making  Tinker Field historic landmark
    The Orlando City Council on Monday will consider declaring Tinker Field an official historic landmark in an effort to save at least some portions of the old ballpark. But the historic designation for the baseball field would still allow the city to...
  • Most City Council members skip mass gay wedding officiated by Orlando Mayor Dyer

    Most City Council members skip mass gay wedding officiated by Orlando Mayor Dyer
    When the invitation to the "Vowed and Proud" same-sex wedding ceremony went out from City Hall, it included most City Council members' names. The official invite to the mass ceremony performed on the steps of City Hall was missing the names of two...
  • Should Tinker Field stay or be demolished?

    Should Tinker Field stay or be demolished?
    In regards to Tinker Field, I'm going to paraphrase The Clash: "Should it stay or should it go?" Around the time Germany and England were fighting World War I, baseball was beginning to be played at what is today Tinker Field. Named after Hall of Fame...
  • What's next for Tinker Field? City can't decide

    What's next for Tinker Field? City can't decide
    The saga of Tinker Field is going into extra innings. More than seven months after the announcement of a plan to demolish Orlando's aged ballpark, city commissioners spent hours Monday debating whether to declare it an official historic landmark and, if...
  • Princeton project approved 5-1 by City Council

    Princeton project approved 5-1 by City Council
    At the start of the commission meeting that approved the project known as the Princeton at College Park, Dean Grandin, the city’s planning division manager, said the changes that developer Pollack Shores Real Estate had made put into it line up with...
  • Traffic concerns become a part of the Princeton debate

    Traffic concerns become a part of the Princeton debate
    As the Orlando City Council moves closer to a vote on the project called The Princeton at College Park, it seems likely that traffic and pedestrian safety will be the top issues – for supporters and opponents alike. Because so many people turned...