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Don’t expect the high housing price bubble to burst in 2023

Don’t expect the high housing price bubble to burst in 2023

If you are a buyer hoping that the housing prices might take a dramatic dive in 2023, you are probably going to be out of luck. Today’s housing market conditions are fundamentally different from when the “bubble” burst in 2008, according to National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) Chief Economist Lawrence Young, and housing experts in […]

Grants, awards and opportunities ahead in the New Year

Grants, awards and opportunities ahead in the New Year

Several significant grant opportunities and awards are coming available for local nonprofits. The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida has announced the opening of applications for two significant grants. The Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville requests Letter of Interest (LOI) for its 2022-2023 Cultural Service Grant Program. And, the City of Jacksonville is requesting completed applications […]

Historic preservation on full display during book signing

Historic preservation on full display during book signing

Highly anticipated Bicentennial Edition released for sale It was an evening of historic proportions, as author Dr. Wayne W. Wood unveiled and signed the second, updated printing of Jacksonville’s Architectural Heritage – Landmarks for the Future, Bicentennial Edition. The latest volume of the book, originally printed in January of 1989, made its debut at a […]

“The Butcher’s Boy” tells his story

“The Butcher’s Boy” tells his story

The autobiography of Harmon Wages Growing up delivering groceries from Pinegrove Market Deli, where his father was the butcher, Harmon Wages knew everyone and all their stories. The December release of his autobiography, “The Butcher’s Boy,” is a way for people to learn all of his. While many will recognize him as the former NFL […]

Chance Partners redevelops Southgate Plaza as The Jack on Beach Apartments

Chance Partners redevelops Southgate Plaza as The Jack on Beach Apartments

Southgate Shopping Center, one of Jacksonville’s first suburban shopping centers in the St. Nicholas neighborhood, is being reincarnated as The Jack on Beach — a 295-unit multifamily housing community consisted of three four-story buildings. Located just east of St. Nicholas Town Center, South Gate Plaza — as it was originally known — was completed in […]

DCPS approves sex ed supplemental curriculum

DCPS approves sex ed supplemental curriculum

The Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) Board recently approved “supplemental health education materials for reproductive health and disease prevention” for the 2022-23 school year. At a Dec. 6 meeting, board members voted five-to-two in favor of these supplemental materials for the district’s elementary, middle and high schools to complement the state-approved textbook adopted in 2007. […]

Source of Murray Hill odor issue still unresolved

Source of Murray Hill odor issue still unresolved

City study continues Since 2018, residents in Murray Hill have been complaining about noxious odors they describe similar to the scent of turpentine that they typically smell late at night, early in the morning and over weekends. Beginning in 2021, the complaints dramatically increased with residents in other urban neighborhoods such as Ortega, San Marco, […]

Downtown Vision announces 2022 #DTJax Awards winners

Downtown Vision announces 2022 #DTJax Awards winners

Downtown Vision, Inc. (DVI), Downtown Jacksonville’s nonprofit business improvement district (BID), has announced the eighth annual #DTJax Award Winners. The #DTJax Awards recognize community leaders, organizations, businesses and entrepreneurs that worked to create a vibrant and dynamic 24-hour, pedestrian friendly downtown in 2022. Award winners are not only excellent advocates for downtown but have also […]

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