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Stars are aligned for Southbank changes

Stars are aligned for Southbank changes

Residents want to halt proposed BRT development The turnout was much better than expected at the first gathering of Southbank residents and business owners to discuss the Jacksonville Transit Authority’s plans for Bus Rapid Transit…

JHNSA wants to ship in sustainable tourist revenue

JHNSA wants to ship in  sustainable tourist revenue

USS Charles Adams could float millions in economic impact To the Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Association, the decision is a no-brainer. On the one hand, put together $2.5 million in funding to eventually generate over…

A personal tribute to the Jacksonville Zoo’s iconic silverback gorilla

A personal tribute to the Jacksonville Zoo’s iconic silverback gorilla

I owe my writing career to Quito, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens’ greatest animal ambassador, who passed away last week. In August 2009 I walked up to the observation window at Quito’s enclosure and found…

ONE by ONE Community Agreement: Top priorities for improving public education

ONE by ONE Community Agreement: Top priorities for improving public education

If you had to name the top four priorities for improving public education, what would they be? And would you be willing to work to ensure those priorities become a reality within Duval County’s public…

St. Johns Avenue “S-curve” receives drainage improvements that should fix flooding

St. Johns Avenue “S-curve” receives drainage improvements that should fix flooding

$87,000 roadwork project expected to be completed by end of February When it rains it doesn’t just pour, it floods into Vance Shrum’s yard. “They’ve re-paved the road so often that it’s 6 to 8…

Race’s founders, early runners carry fond memories of the early days

Race’s founders, early runners carry fond memories of the early days

Mike Wachholz’s starting line for the 1979 Ortega River Run was a little different than the rest of the field. “I was in the restroom when the cannon went off to start the race,” said…

SBA Tours Avondale Shops

SBA Tours Avondale Shops

One Friday in December, Washington came to town. SBA Deputy Administrator Marie Johns toured – and shopped at – three small businesses in historic Avondale to highlight the importance of supporting small businesses during the…

Good news retrospective

Good news retrospective

2013 promises to grow upon best laid plans Overall, below the surface, 2012 appeared to be a slow, lackluster economic grind that revealed that we’re still on the brink – but you couldn’t tell by…

Riverside, other urban neighborhoods play key roles in Downtown redevelopment

Riverside, other urban neighborhoods  play key roles in Downtown redevelopment

Sustained commercial growth in Riverside and a flurry of legislation passed in December by the Jacksonville City Council are serving as fuel to keep the Downtown revitalization engine running, local business leaders say. Redeveloping Downtown…

Jaguars owner visits St. Vincent’s Riverside

Jaguars owner visits St. Vincent’s Riverside

St. Vincent’s HealthCare welcomed Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan and President Mark Lamping to St. Vincent’s Medical Center Riverside on Dec. 22. Khan and Lamping visited with physicians and staff members and toured the Gary…

Legislation will revitalize Brooklyn neighborhood

Legislation will revitalize Brooklyn neighborhood

New jobs, new housing, more retail opportunities Christmas came early for developer Pope & Land Jax Riverside LP. And the signed legislation authorizing the city to move forward with public investment will be a gift…

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens wants to connect dots

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens wants to connect dots

  The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens wants to connect dots – cultural, civic and environmental dots, that is. According to museum director Hope McMath, The Cummer’s campus is undergoing a $3.5 million restoration…