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I-95 Southbound Traffic Shift begins Jan. 13 on Overland Bridge

Southbound Interstate 95 traffic will shift into a new configuration just south of the San Marco Boulevard exit Saturday, January 13 beginning at 8 p.m., weather and schedule permitting. Motorists should be advised this is a major traffic shift and will alter the way they exit onto the Atlantic Boulevard and U.S. 1 (Philips Highway) […]

Quit smoking, lose weight tops resolutions lists

Quit smoking, lose weight tops resolutions lists

Local physicians share tips for a healthier new year Stop smoking now. That initiative, along getting sufficient exercise, eating healthy food, and losing weight if needed, should top everyone’s list of 2018 New Year’s resolutions, according to most local health care professionals. “If you smoke, stop! If you are thinking about smoking, don’t start,” said Dr. […]

South Shores resident unhappy with mis-identification

South Shores resident unhappy with mis-identification

Gary Ulrich is very happy in his 85-year-old South Shores home. In fact, he loves his whole neighborhood, but said he was not happy to see it identified by Jacksonville media as flood-prone and eligible for a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) buy-out. Reed’s Subdivision – the area under scrutiny – is actually mostly west […]

First District Court of Appeal hears appeal in The Roost case

Nearly a year after Duval County Circuit Court Judge Kevin Blazs rendered a decision to accept a motion to dismiss an appeal regarding a restaurant proposed in Riverside, the appeal was heard Dec. 14 in Tallahassee by the First District Court of Appeal. The arguments were heard by Judge Timothy D. Osterhaus, Judge Scott Makar […]

Park & King merchants take proactive approach to trees

When it comes to district beautification projects, District 14 Councilman Jim Love isn’t letting the grass grow under his feet. As president of the Park & King Streets Merchants Association, Love is taking advantage of the recently settled tree mitigation lawsuit to tap into $20 million in funds in order to replace aging Bradford pear […]

Irma creates hazard along park bulkhead

Irma creates hazard along park bulkhead

Lakeside resident Carol Easter isn’t the only one who wants to know when the City of Jacksonville intends to address a dangerous situation at a local park. “I  have been told there have been many people calling about the bulkhead, the huge sinkhole and, in Stinson Park, the ramp to the dock over in the […]

Venetia fire station, school suffer flood, fire damages

Venetia fire station, school suffer flood, fire damages

The Venetia community certainly had its share of disasters in late 2017. Many residents with homes on or within a few blocks of Yacht Basin, a tributary of the St. Johns River, suffered extensive damage to their homes, thanks to the Sept. 11, 2017 hurricane. Hurricane Irma and the related storm surge also caused nearly […]

San Marco holiday double-header draws huge crowds

San Marco holiday double-header draws huge crowds

“Snow” swirled around San Marco Square as celebrants from near and far turned out Dec. 9 for the annual Holiday Magic event, sponsored by the San Marco Merchants Association, and the Festival of Lights Road Races in Balis Park. Prior to the celebration was the Festival of Lights 5K, where more than 2,000 runners from […]

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