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Bishop Cal Stubbs in front of his Taste of Class restaurant in Parramore./Photo by: Catherine Welch
Central Florida News

Taking On Parramore’s Soaring Unemployment Rate

When the city of Orlando launched a study into the historic black Parramore neighborhood, it got back some alarming statistics. One of them was Parramore’s jobless rate – nearly 24 percent. Much has changed since last year, when that number surfaced in a comprehensive plan for the neighborhood.
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08/18 Orange County Animal Services Advisory Board Meeting

Animal Welfare Advocates And Orange County Animal Services

On July 23, law enforcement officers responded to a call about some dogs living in a yard in Winter Garden – all pit bulls, the dogs were chained to trees and kept in homemade pens and coops. According to affidavits and reports filed with the Orange County Clerk’s office, animal control officers and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department visited the property and found dogs with both fresh and healed wounds, a dog with a bloody mouth and dogs with scarring on their bodies. Some of the dogs did not have food or water. Some had stale bread in their cages. Animal control officers found one dog to be suffering from infected wounds to his head and face that were so …
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Darryl Owens Perspectives

Darryl Owens: New Community School Could Help Unite Parramore

Part of the major redevelopment project underway in Orlando’s historic Parramore neighborhood is a new pre-K through 8th grade school. It’s a $41 million facility in the heart of the neighborhood that’s expected to open in 2017. Orlando Sentinel editorial writer and columnist Darryl Owens a new school in the area will help bring the community together. Orlando Sentinel editorial writer and columnist Darryl Owens a new school in the area will help bring the community together.
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Gordon Smith and his crew flag down passing cars to park in his grass lot along South Street. Photo: Brendan Byrne
Central Florida News

In Shadow Of Citrus Bowl, Savvy Residents Sell Parking Spots

During any event downtown, parking is a bear. Even though the city of Orlando is building new sports and entertainment venues – parking remains a hot commodity. That led some business savvy residents of the Parramore neighborhood to cash in on the city’s lack of spots. But does the practice represents a darker side of development in the community?
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