Summer soiree a celebration of philanthropy

Summer soiree a celebration of philanthropy

In a celebration of philanthropy, Shircliff Society members and guests gathered for a summer soiree, held July 30 at St. Vincent’s Spirituality Center. One of two annual social events that provide a mix-and-mingle opportunity for prospective members to learn about the young professionals group and its fundraising projects, the get-together was catered by St. Vincent’s […]

Historic Life release arrives for newcomers, visitors alike

Historic Life release arrives for newcomers, visitors alike

The Resident Community News Group’s annual Historic Life – Neighbors and Newcomers Guide is now available at hundreds of local businesses in the historic districts and select newsstand locations. The 100-page guide, which made its debut August 1, takes an in-depth look at each of the seven neighborhoods served by the local community newspaper group. […]

Precinct and polling locations have changed in Council District 5

Come election time Tuesday, Aug. 30, residents living in District 5 – the area of Jacksonville represented by City Council President Lori Boyer – may find either their polling location and/or congressional district have changed. During a Town Hall meeting sponsored by the San Marco Preservation Society, Boyer announced that City Council passed Ordinance 2016-410 […]

Yellow muck causes Millers Creek Board concern

Although the Millers Creek Special Tax District Board of Directors had recommended setting the yearly assessment at the maximum amount allowed by city ordinance, it was not tax money that got Millers Creek residents stirred up during its Non-Ad Valorem Public hearing July 18. With no residents speaking against the amount of the additional tax, […]

Portion of River Road now one way to relieve speeding

Portion of River Road now one way to relieve speeding

Residents are now finding relief from speeding and congestion stemming from public fishing in Riverfront Park. Jacksonville’s Department of Public Works will soon be modifying traffic flow in front of the park by converting the section of River Road between Laverne Street and Landon Avenue into a one-way street. Prior to the change, the roadway […]

St. Johns Village businesses in process of relocating

With the news that St. Johns Village will fall to the wrecking ball in the near future for redevelopment as apartments, two of the shopping center’s few remaining retail businesses are looking for new locations. The Loop Pizza Grill plans to serve patrons until the end of November at its Fishweir Creek waterfront location, while […]

Residents appeal City’s decision to allow restaurant on Oak Street

Not happy with City Hall, four Riverside residents who live near a proposed Oak Street restaurant filed a petition for “writ of certiorari” – or “order for judicial review” – to review zoning changes approved by the City of Jacksonville’s Planning Commission, Land Use and Zoning Committee and City Council. The petitioners – Kevin Pettway, […]

Challenges remain for weekend trolley service

The Riverside Avondale Weekend Trolley service was given a six-month extension, commencing September 1, 2016, by the Jacksonville Transit Authority’s board of directors at its July meeting, according to Leigh Ann Rassler, JTA public relations manager. “The good news is that JTA is committed to this service more than ever,” said Allan DeVault, partner in […]

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