Bank robbery suspect sought after brazen afternoon hold up

On February 14, 2014 at 1:40 p.m., the Jacksonville Bank located at 4343 Roosevelt Blvd. was robbed. An unknown white male suspect approached the teller and demanded money by handing her a note. The suspect did not threaten the clerk nor did he display a weapon. After receiving cash, the suspect fled the bank on […]

Hugh and Susan Greene honored as Guardians of the Arts

Spring for the Arts celebrates 10 years By Kate A. Hallock, Resident Community News Total commitment – also known in this city as being “all in” – makes the community a great place for its residents to live and work. It’s no wonder that San Jose residents Susan and Hugh Greene were chosen as recipients […]

Jewish hospice accreditation renewed

Community Hospice of Northeast Florida was recently re-accredited as a Jewish hospice by the National Institute for Jewish Hospice (NIJH), joining more than 60 hospices nationwide. The accreditation process provides staff training, insights on treating Jewish patients who are seriously ill, and access to resources and education about Jewish customs and practices that may arise […]

Rufus and Mariam McClure

Rufus and Mariam McClure

By Laura Jane Pittman Resident Community News Mariam Akra McClure can trace her roots all the way back to when her father and three brothers came to Jacksonville from Lebanon. Orphaned and fleeing the country after WWI in hopes of a better economic situation, the Akra brothers – TK, Meshall, Philip and Louis – went […]

Winter Wahoo

By Nathan & Ted Miller The winter migration of wahoo is in full swing off our First Coast in the month of February. Anglers from around the country come to fish our waters as we have some of the best wahoo action around. Beginning around 120 feet of water out to the ledge, large schools […]

GO GIVER: Getting to know Sarah Sallas-Herring

By Julie Kerns Garmendia Resident Community News Q. You are a longtime volunteer for Pine Castle. Please introduce us to this organization. A. Pine Castle, an agency established in 1952, serves and enriches the lives of people with developmental or acquired disabilities by providing opportunities to learn, work and live in the community. A comprehensive […]

Communication Breakdown

Critics argue consolidation breeds lack of response By Kate A. Hallock Resident Community News Members of the Task Force on Consolidated Government’s Neighborhoods and Planning Subcommittee are grappling with an issue today that seems to have realized some of the worst fears about consolidated government when it was first explored nearly 50 years ago: loss. […]

As economic indicator, housing sales strong in Jacksonville

Closed sales highest since 2006 Riverside/Avondale/Ortega was one of five areas that experienced the greatest upticks in median sales price (by percentage) from 2012 to 2013, according to the 2013 Annual Report from the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors. Those neighborhoods enjoyed a collective 17.5 percent increase in the median price for homes sold last […]

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