John Henderson,

John Henderson

Gainesville, FL, United States

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Past articles by John:

The first of two votes that would eliminate exclusionary zoning citywide is set for Aug. 4

First vote on proposal to change exclusionary zoning scheduled for Aug. 4. A crowd is expected. → Read More

Trail extension to link Archer with shops in Celebration Pointe in Southwest Gainesville

Trail extension will allow Archer residents to travel 11 miles by bike or foot to Celebration Pointe in Southwest Gainesville. → Read More

Gainesville police chief hopes new CADET training program will help fill vacancies

The Gainesville Police Department has launched a pilot program in hopes of finding future young, local officers that would fill vacancies. → Read More

Bosshardt Realty to pay nearly $1.5M to former associates now battling criminal charges

An arbitrator on Wednesday awarded two real estate brokers Daniel Drotos and Michael Ryals $1.5 million in back commission from their former employer. → Read More

Company agrees to not build solar farm near historic Black community in Archer

Origis Energy and Sand Bluff homeowners outside of Archer have reached an agreement to not build a solar farm near the historic Black community. → Read More

Judge orders Bosshardt employees, county commissioner to testify under oath in slander suit

A county commissioner is set to be deposed in an ongoing defamation lawsuit that stems from a criminal investigation of two local real estate agents. → Read More

Employers can't hold arrest records against job seekers if no conviction, proposal says

The proposed change would bar local businesses from performing criminal background screenings on job applicants prior to any employment offer. → Read More

Gainesville is "strong," but much needs to be done, Poe says in state of city address

Mayor, commissioners point to recent accomplishments while acknowledging more work lies ahead, including affordable housing, and equity and inclusion. → Read More

Colliers International agents charged with multiple felonies, including theft of trade secrets

Michael Ryals and Daniel Drotos are charged with racketeering, scheme to defraud/organized fraud and theft of trade secrets. → Read More

Cynthia Chestnut wins Gainesville City Commission seat in narrow victory

Cynthia Chestnut returns to the Gainesville City Commission after a tight victory over newcomer Matt Howland. → Read More

Martin Luther King Day events focus on unfinished business in battle for racial equality

Hundreds turn out on a chilly day to celebrate the civil rights leader and focus attention on the work still ahead. → Read More

Gainesville police to use federal funds to combat rising tide of violent crime in city

Following year of gun violence, police put forth plan to reduce it → Read More

Mistaken identity: Graffiti on Gainesville signs likely meant for company with similar name

Colliers is trying to get the word out that they are not the apartment rental company that has been drawing scorn regarding rising rents. → Read More

Gainesville commission may soon allow The Standard to offer public parking in its garage

Public parking at The Standard, across the street from the University of Florida campus, may soon be available to alleviate a parking crunch. → Read More

Gainesville shelters taking in additional homeless people escaping the cold this weekend

Extra space being made available in local shelters due to cold weather starting on Saturday. → Read More

High turnout in early voting leading up to special election for Gainesville City Commission seat

Officials surprised at amount of interest in race so far → Read More

New student apartment complex slated for Southwest 13th Street in Gainesville

Long-time Gainesville businesses being demolished by developer who built The Standard for apartments near the University of Florida. → Read More

It's official: Gainesville's Fest punk music festival is a go for Oct. 29-31

More than 270 bands are coming but organizers will ask ticket holders for proof of shot or negative COVID test. → Read More

Two newcomers join three veteran candidates in bid to fill Gainesville commission seat

Five people have qualified to run for the Gainesville City Commission seat that is opening due to Gail Johnson’s resignation, with two already having served on the commission. Qualifying for the Nov. 16 special election to fill the at-large Seat B seat ended at noon on Friday. The seat is open after Gail Johnson unexpectedly announced her resignation on Aug. 23, saying she had grown frustrated… → Read More

UF Health, Gainesville and Alachua County agree to develop East Gainesville clinic

Federal funds would pay for the clinic. Phase two of UF Health's plans is to include dental and mental health care facilities. → Read More