Monthly Archives: February 2017 (page 8)

2/13/2017: T.L. Williams; TapImmune; 1904 Music Hall

Monday on First Coast Connect we spoke with former CIA operative and author T. L. Williams about his new novel and Chinese cyber hacking. We also heard from TapImmune CEO Glynn Wilson about a breast cancer study at the Mayo Clinic. WJCT’s Indie Endeavor host Ryan Benk and 1904 Music Hall co-owner Jason Hunnicut announced a new partnership at the downtown venue.

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Jacksonville Firefighters, Police Reach Tentative Pension Deal With City

The Fraternal Order of Police and the Jacksonville Association of Firefighters agreed to a tentative deal Saturday to reform the city’s pension system. During a Jan. 11 collective bargaining session on wages and pensions, Mayor Lenny Curry told the Fraternal Order of Police and Jacksonville Association of Firefighters they had 30 days to take or leave his current proposal. Duval County voters approved a new, half-cent sales tax to begin in 2030 to pay off Jacksonville’s $2.7 billion pension deficit, but it couldn’t go into effect until the city and its unions reached an agreement to close existing pension plans. The firefighters’ union released the following statement : “Our main purpose and goal is the safety and security of Jacksonville’s Firefighters and their families. The JAF has negotiated faithfully and openly a tentative contract that has been long overdue for existing employees.” Jacksonville Fraternal Order of Police president Steve Zona issued the following statement: “When

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Jacksonville Non-Profit Offers First Dog Cafe Adoption Center

Dog Cafes are popping up all over the world — from Japan to Canada, and even in the Philippines. Customers can play with dogs while drinking coffee and even having a snack. They’re part of a trend of eateries where individuals can adopt an animal. Now a Jacksonville non-profit is creating it’s own version of a dog cafe with adoptable pooches.

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