Bank of America Selects Family Promise of Brevard as “2022 Neighborhood Champion”
As a 2022 Bank of America Neighborhood Champion, Family Promise of Brevard will receive $50,000 in grant support and a new opportunity for virtual leadership training on topics such as storytelling, increasing financial sustainability, and human capital management.
President of Bank of America East Central Florida, Peter Mannino said, “Nonprofits like Family Promise of Brevard are the backbone to our local community, working closely with individuals, families, and community members to understand the obstacles housing instability presents and developing services that help alleviate these barriers.”
Family Promise of Brevard has helped over 10,000 local families since 2013. Through a holistic approach the organization provides prevention services before a family reaches a state of crisis to avoid homelessness and to assist with shelter and affordable housing. Family Promise of Brevard also provides case management services for those already experience homelessness, and a pathway to secure housing regardless of barriers a family may have to economic mobility, health care, and shelter.
Congratulation to the Family Promise of Brevard Community for a well-earned recognition. For more information on the services and programs offered, please click here.
New Brightline Traffic Alerts for Brevard and Indian River Counties
As Brightline continues progress in connecting its South Florida tracks to Orlando, a number of construction related closures and detours affecting Indian River and Brevard Counties have been announced. Below is a summary. For the full listing, click here.
Eastbound Beachline Expressway/SR 528 (milepost 40-42) will have single lane closures: Weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. thru January 31st and nighttime, single lane closures: Weekdays: 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. thru January 31st.
Melbourne – Railroad crossing at Prospect Avenue will be fully closed until completion of work (expected February 2023) at Crane Creek.
Eastbound Prospect Avenue traffic will be directed to Stone Street.
Westbound Prospect Avenue traffic will be directed to US-1.
Melbourne – Bridges at Eau Gallie River and Crane Creek
Daytime bridge work operations, including pile driving, will take place Monday thru Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and continue through March 2023.
Palm Bay – Bridge at Turkey Creek
Daytime bridge work operations, including pile driving, will take place Monday thru Sunday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and continue through March 2023.
Indian River County
Sebastian – Sebastian River Bridge
Daytime bridge work operations, including pile driving and demolition work, will take place Monday through Sunday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and continue through March 2023.
Sebastian – Railroad crossing at Main Street will experience a full road closure Tuesday, January 3rd at 7:00 a.m. thru Friday, January 20th at 7:00 p.m.
Eastbound Main Street traffic will be directed to travel south on Powerline Road.
Westbound Main Street traffic will be directed to travel south on US-1 to Sebastian Boulevard.
Vero Beach – Railroad crossing at US-1 and Aviation Blvd (32nd Street)
Southbound US-1 lane closure, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, January 7th, Sunday, January 8th, Saturday, January 14th, and Sunday, January 15th.
Vero Beach – Railroad crossing at 8th St. / Glendale Road will experience a full road closure from 7:00 a.m., Monday, January 9th to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 25th.
Eastbound 8th Street traffic will be directed to travel south on Old Dixie Hwy.
Westbound 8th Street traffic will be directed to travel south on US-1.
SpaceX Launches Last Mission from Florida for the Year
SpaceX sent up more than 50 Starlink satellites early Wednesday morning in their last launch from Florida of the year. This was the 165th Falcon 9 launch from the Space Coast.
“The satellites will deliver internet access to most parts of the planet,” stated Starlink, which is operated by SpaceX.
“This launch marks the first of Starlink’s upgraded network. Under our new license, we are now able to deploy satellites to new orbits that will add even more capacity to the network,” SpaceX stated.
Wednesday’s launch marked the 34th Starlink mission of the year and the 60th launch for SpaceX. That nearly doubles the company’s 2021 record of 31 launches. SpaceX CEO and co-founder Elon Musk has stated a goal of 100 launches next year.
For more information about the SpaceX Falcon 9 program, click here.
For all Kennedy Space Center launch updates and schedules, click here.