Springfield recognized as ‘Most Bikeable Neighborhood’ in Jacksonville’s urban core

Springfield recognized as ‘Most Bikeable Neighborhood’ in Jacksonville’s urban core

Springfield is the most bikeable neighborhood in Jacksonville’s urban core, according to WalkScore.com. The Bike Score® is calculated using four equally weighted components including bike lanes, hills, destination and road connectivity, and bike commuting mode share. “We are extremely excited that Springfield has been recognized as the most bike-friendly neighborhood in Jacksonville’s urban core,” Kelly […]

AARP Tax-Aide begins new season

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, the nationʼs largest free tax preparation provider, will start providing services Friday, Feb. 1, continuing through Saturday, April 13 at its 13 Jacksonville-area locations. Taxpayers must bring Social Security cards for themselves and all dependents, photo ID, all relevant tax forms and records (W-2, SSA-1099, medical expenses, etc.), last yearʼs tax return […]

Temporary closure for newly-renamed Bill Brinton Murray Hill Branch Library

The Jacksonville Public Library will temporarily suspend service at the Bill Brinton Murray Hill Branch Library starting Tuesday, Jan. 8 to upgrade the branch’s plumbing with new pipes and fixtures. The work is expected to take at least 10 days. Updates on reopening will be posted on the library’s website at www.jaxpubliclibrary.org and on the library’s social […]

Southside Assembly of God breaks ground for new Southpoint church facility

Southside Assembly of God breaks ground for new Southpoint church facility

A religious fixture in San Marco for nearly 70 years, Southside Assembly of God church will find its home in a new Southpoint facility by the end of next year. “Our vision is to be the best for the City of Jacksonville and to be a place where families grow in faith,” said Southside Assembly […]

Broadstone River House readies to open its doors

Broadstone River House readies to open its doors

One of several Southbank residential projects is nearing completion. Construction on Alliance Residential Company’s Broadstone River House Apartments, a $26.6 million housing complex sandwiched on 3.8 acres of waterfront property between the Duval County Public School Board building and the Lexington Hotel, was scheduled for completion at the end of December 2018. The site of […]

How to work productively with your city council representative

Reaching out to City Councilmembers is one of the best ways to communicate ideas and issues to people that represent the community. While it can sometimes seem difficult to weave your way through the engine of bureaucracy, there are several productive, effective ways to make contact.  Before reaching out, make sure you are ready to […]

Winding up their term, district council representatives reflect on accomplishments

As Lori Boyer and Jim Love run the home stretch of serving two terms on City Council, they recollect the triumphs and the trials of being in office, talk about what they would like to achieve during their final six months of service, and impart some words of wisdom to those who will follow in […]

Short-term rentals committee finishes findings meetings

The special committee on short-term vacation rentals met for the fourth time Dec. 6, but this time there was a new person in the chairman’s seat and a new councilman on board. Jim Love, District 14 Councilman, was appointed the new chair after District 11 Councilman Danny Becton abruptly resigned from the committee.  Taking Becton’s […]

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