Neighborhood News

All the latest news from the neighborhoods in our coverage areas.

School denounces racism and bigotry

Dear Editor: The death of George Floyd was senseless and profoundly disturbing. Since this tragedy, thousands of Americans have peacefully demonstrated in cities and towns across the country to voice their anguish and to make clear racism is a deep wound in our nation that we must collectively work to heal. We at Episcopal School […]

San Marco peaceful protest sends positive message to community

Dear Editor: On behalf of the businesses in San Marco, I would like to commend Michael Anderson and Stefanie Levine who organized the I CAN’T BREATHE SOLIDARITY: Reflection Walk in San Marco on June 3rd. It was peaceful and safe for all involved. And above all else, it sent a positive message to the entire […]

Call to change Hemming Park’s moniker

Dear Editor: It is time to change the name of Hemming Park to “St. James Park,” which was its name for several decades prior to being renamed after Charles Hemming. The Confederate Monument in Hemming Park was unveiled on June 16, 1898, during the reunion of the United Confederate Veterans. A year later, the Jacksonville […]

The Resident a ‘lifesaver’ in troubled times

Dear Editor,  I just had to take a few minutes to let you and your staff know how thankful my husband Jim and I are for The Resident! With all that is going on at the national, state, and local level with this virus and the protests and the shootings and stressful news in general, The […]

Historical Society launches music history museum, concert venue

Historical Society launches music history museum, concert venue

The Jacksonville Historical Society and aficionados of music genres rooted in Northeast Florida, particularly Jacksonville, have taken on an ambitious and alluring project that is sure to draw bands and musicians to perform at a new venue in 2021.  One part museum, one part intimate concert venue, the as-yet-unnamed venture will leverage the memories and […]

Historic Doro building to be replaced by modern apartments, retail

Historic Doro building to be replaced by modern apartments, retail

Plans to demolish a historic 115-year-old building near Jacksonville’s shipyards and erect apartments in its place are moving forward even though some civic organizations and community members have called for a halt to progress on the project.  The George Doro Fixture Company building – with its unusually formal façade and ornately outlined windows and sign […]

Bike lanes coming to Oak Street this summer

When Oak Street is repaved this summer, it will end up with more than fresh new pavement. After City workers are done laying down the new surface, they will add two new dedicated bike lanes and remove the parallel parking on the north side of the corridor, allowing the area to connect with a planned […]

Local artists celebrate Talbot Avenue mural

Local artists celebrate  Talbot Avenue mural

A crowd of 75 residents attended a concert/poetry reading on Talbot Street to celebrate the unveiling of “Swan Dive,” a colorful, eclectic mural painted on a 140-foot fence owned by Ron and Christine Rothburg. Playing at the concert was the band, “Something and the Others,” that includes three musicians that also painted the mural. Bryn […]

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