Ken Amaro,

Ken Amaro

Jacksonville, FL, United States

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Past articles by ken:

I'm Telling Ken: How a business owner survived the pandemic

In 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic happened and turned a local business owner's success upside down. → Read More

Jacksonville businessman Ray Moore remembered as patriot and public servant

The father, businessman and a Rotarian, always had a smile on his face and respect for veterans in his heart. → Read More

Friends of General Colin Powell share memories of American legend

General Colin Powell, 84, died Monday of complications related to a COVID-19 illness. → Read More

Councilman Matt Carlucci on recycling fees, monuments and grants

Matt Carlucci discussed the possibility of refunding property owners for the lack of recycling pickup, saying he would explore it though it may be impracticable. → Read More

Work to fix McCoy's Creek flooding problem has begun

If you have lived in Jacksonville for any period of time, you know that every time there is heavy rain, McCoy's Creek Boulevard becomes impassible. → Read More

'A lover of the City of Jacksonville': Tommy Hazouri remembered as a public servant

Hazouri is survived by his wife Carol, his son and a host of friends and other family members. → Read More

A half-century of service: Tommy Hazouri, 76, dies in hospice care

Former Jacksonville mayor, state legislator and City Councilmember Tommy Hazouri died at his home of complications from a lung transplant he received last year. → Read More

'I just lost my hope' | Afghanistan native in Jacksonville express despair over country's collapse

Afghanistan has long been a battlefield for western powers. Each invasion of the country ultimately ended in failure. → Read More

Jacksonville Cuban Community throws support behind protests on the island nation

Jacksonville, Florida is about 500 miles from Havana, Cuba, but the demonstrations on that island nation are reverberating here on the First Coast. → Read More

Avondale residents demand answers to street flooding concerns

When it rains on Challen Avenue in the Avondale neighborhood, there is unrest among the residents. → Read More

City blames workforce shortage for delay in trash pickup

Since January, the city has received 26,043 missed yard waste or missed household garbage complaints. → Read More

Northwest Jacksonville wants city hall to step up with economic development

Earlier this year a road improvement project planned for Soutel Drive was scrapped after the community pushed back. → Read More

A year after George Floyd's death, people still calling for change in policing

On Tuesday, people from across the country honored George Floyd with a moment of silence in the city where he died at the hands of police. → Read More

Experts say no gas shortage in Florida but plenty of panic buying

Consumers are concerned about the availability of gasoline at the pumps, following the shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline. → Read More

Could the repeal of Florida's PIP law cause your car insurance to go up?

The insurance industry is urging the bill to fail, claiming it will increase car insurance rates between 40% to 70%. → Read More

Florida's COVID-19 liability protection law called harmful to consumers

The bill, which was signed into law Monday, gives liability protection to businesses, government and healthcare providers. → Read More

'It is unjust' | Church fights property appraiser over tax exempted status

"I don't see any legitimacy for their efforts to tax us." → Read More

Condition of Mt. Olive Cemetery leaves Green Cove Springs resident heartbroken

There is a simple sign at the front entrance, but some residents say there is nothing simple about the problem the community sees. → Read More

Lake City complaint of excessive police force leads to more complaints from residents

The law firm of Phillips and Hunt, who are representing Martinezz Bowman, said they have heard from other residents since the 'intent to sue' letter was made public. → Read More

Teachers, lawmakers react to DCPS letter urging Gov. DeSantis to make teacher priority to receive vaccine

DCPS sends letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis asking for priority access to vaccines for teachers, staff → Read More