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Posted on: January 6, 2023

Captain Dave Black Retires from the Key West Police Department

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Key West Police Chief Sean Brandenburg on Monday promoted Lt. Dave Black to the rank of Captain, an honor signifying his last day with the department after more than 25 years of dedicated service.

Captain Black joined the department in May of 1998 after se...

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Posted on: January 27, 2023

Parade Kicks Off Civil War Heritage Week

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The City of Key West will host a parade reenacting a historical march from the 1890s, kicking off Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park’s Annual Civil War Heritage Days event.

The parade begins at 4 p.m. on Friday, February 3rd. It starts with ...

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Posted on: January 26, 2023

Diesel Plant Demo Begins, Mural Preserved

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The City of Key West is moving forward with work on the Diesel Plant in Bahama Village. The beloved mural on the building will be temporarily relocated while the two non-historic portions of the building are demolished. The mural will be stored safely unt...

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Posted on: January 23, 2023

City Works to Improve Pedestrian Safety

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In response to community requests and to ensure pedestrian safety on the busy Eaton Street, the City of Key West has improved center line markings and signage on Elizabeth, Margaret, and William Streets.

Eaton Street is a county road, so our Engineering an...

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Posted on: January 23, 2023

Keys To Be The Change Month

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Mayor Teri Johnston and the Key West City Commission have proclaimed January Key to Be the Change Mentoring Month. But for the many mentors in the community, every month is a mentoring month.

First established in 2014, Keys to Be the Change provides progra...

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Posted on: January 23, 2023

Police Chief Swears in Promotions

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Chief Sean Brandenburg last week swore in a newly promoted lieutenant and a newly promoted sergeant. Lt. Bill Vazquez was promoted from Special Investigations Sergeant to Night Watch Patrol Lieutenant. Sgt. Karl Malsheimer was promoted from General Case D...

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Posted on: January 23, 2023

Navarro Celebrates 20 Years of Service

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Today the City’s Portia Navarro celebrates 20 years with the City of Key West! She serves as Executive Administrator to the Assistant City Manager. The third-generation Conch was awarded a 20-year City challenge coin and a gold watch.

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Christopher Coleman named Key West Employee of the Quarter

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City Manager Patti McLauchlin named Lead Maintenance Worker Christopher Coleman Employee of the Quarter.

"Christopher is the epitome of a hard worker," McLauchlin said.  "Anything he's asked to do, he does it well, and he does it fa...

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Posted on: January 12, 2023

February 12, 2023 Historic Key West Cemetery Stroll

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HISTORIC KEY WEST CEMETERY STROLL, FEBRUARY 12, 2023

The second Cemetery Stroll will be offered at the Historic Key West Cemetery this season on Sunday, February 12, 2023.  During the stroll, visitors in small groups walk with a group leader to th...

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Posted on: December 14, 2022

William Weech Awarded Purple Heart

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City officials were honored to attend the ceremony awarding the Purple Heart to William Weech's family, who made the ultimate sacrifice during his service in the United States Coast Guard.

The ceremony was held at American Legion Post 168.  The me...

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

U.S. Small Business Administration Offers Disaster Assistance to Businesses and Residents of Florida

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SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Businesses and Residents of Florida Affected by Hurricane Ian

Information provided by The Greater Key West Chamber of Commerce

 Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) ...

Affected by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Ian

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

City Commission Approves 2022/2023 Budget

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The Key West City Commission approved the budget for fiscal 2022/23 that will provide various improvements to our island's numerous parks and recreational facilities as well as additional public safety personnel, which will enhance the City's safety and q...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

Brighten the Square!

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Mallory Square is beloved for its nightly Sunset Celebration, an iconic event that brings together the best of the Keys' natural beauty and unique culture.  This is just one of the many roles this public square has played in i...

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Posted on: October 18, 2021

College Road Affordable Housing Moving Forward

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October 18, 2021

The Key West Housing Authority and the City of Key West are pleased to announce that the city’s newest affordable housing project is ready to begin construction. In a joint effort with these two independent agencies and the Monro...

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