ORLANDO, Fla. -
The city of Orlando says it’s trying to work with the couple whose front yard vegetable garden has sparked controversy nationwide by passing new regulations that would require changes to their garden, a move that would affect several others in College Park.
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In November, Local 6 first reported the story about the controversial garden after the city told the Helvengstons [...]
January 9, 2013
A College Park couple’s vegetable garden is on the chopping block again after the city threatened fines if they don’t uproot it by Thursday, according to the Institute for Justice Florida Chapter.
Jason and Jennifer Helvenston are launching “Plant a Seed, Change the Law,” a protest of Orlando’s law, which they say violates their constitutional right to peacefully use their property to grow their own food.
In November, Local [...]
ORLANDO, Fla. -
An Orlando man is fighting city officials to keep his vegetable garden in his front yard.
You have to step over radishes, wax beans and kale to get to Jason Helvingston’s front door in College Park.
However, his 25 x 25 foot micro-irrigated vegetable garden is against city code, and the city of Orlando has asked Helvingston to dig it up by Wednesday.
“I said, ‘You’ll take my house before you [...]
For the first time, military recruiters made an appearance Thursday at a gay community center on Long Island – and even though the turnout was sparse, organizers hailed the significance of the event.
Theresa McCormick, 17, took advantage of the presence of Navy and Marine recruiters at the GLBT center in Garden City to weigh her options.
The daughter of Navy veterans, McCormick, a lesbian interning at the center, is considering a military career.
The recruiters, she [...]
by FRANK ELTMAN
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (AP) – Ten passengers filed a lawsuit Wednesday against JetBlue Airways, claiming they feared for their lives when a pilot had to be physically restrained after running through the cabin yelling about Jesus and al-Qaida during a New York-to-Las Vegas flight in March.
The lawsuit, filed in state Supreme Court in Queens, claims the airline was “grossly negligent” in allowing Capt. Clayton Osbon to fly.
GARDEN CITY (WWJ) - Doing your holidayshopping at the pawn shop? WWJ’s Sandra McNeill reports that’s not so odd anymore.
Tom Blaine owns the Garden City Exchange and says his business though October is already up 49 percent over December of last year. The bad economy means he’s getting people selling new and high-end electronics like iPads and he says the popularity of reality shows mean people aren’t as embarrassed to shop there.
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Crack pipes are disguised as novelties in some neighborhood stores. (Credit: David L. Malhalab – MNS Photo )
DETROIT (WWJ) – Be careful of what’s being sold under the counter.
Cracks pipes are being sold at neighborhood stores from Detroit to the suburbs.
That’s according to former Detroit police officer David Mahalab, who says the pipes are disguised as novelties.
“To avoid police detection and to try to avoid the law, they put a [...]