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Letter to the Editor

Hello Marcia Many people have contacted me about the articles published.  I think everyone in town reads Resident Community News – from cover to cover. I do and apparently so does everyone else! I appreciate you more than you know – your article has helped to remind about missing children. Thank you for your kindness […]

San Marco Eagle Scout awarded Boys Scouts’ highest honor

San Marco Eagle Scout awarded Boys Scouts’ highest honor

A Jacksonville University sophomore and Eagle Scout received national acclaim when he was awarded the Boy Scouts of America’s highest honor Jan. 12. Ross C. Johnson, 20, of San Marco, was awarded the Boy Scout’s High Honor Medal of Crossed Palms during a BSA National Court of Honor held at All Saints Episcopal Church. Presenting […]

Bolles receives historic gift, begins residence hall project

Bolles receives historic gift, begins residence hall project

A historic gift from American businessman, philanthropist and professional sports owner Gordon Gund is fueling transformative changes for Bolles Hall and the Bolles Residential Life program in Jacksonville. While the amount is undisclosed, it marks the largest single donor gift in the School’s 88-year history, according to Bolles Chief Advancement Officer Carol Nimitz. “This gift […]

New construction abounds in Murray Hill

New construction abounds in Murray Hill

Construction is well underway for two developments that will change the landscape of Murray Hill. A new retail storage complex is starting to take shape on land located on Plymouth Street that is near Edgewood Avenue South, which was once occupied by the Jones College Edgewood campus. The three-story, 97,000-square-foot building will eventually house 788 […]

Northbank construction projects in flux

Northbank construction projects in flux

Recent turn of events has put more than one Northbank construction project in flux. A no vote on Lot J by the Jacksonville City Council sent Jaguars owner Shad Khan and his development team back to the drawing board. Khan and the city also received bad news when the National Park Service rejected the city’s […]

Community Foundation fund helps compensate nonprofits for COVID-19 costs

Thanks to The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida’s Respond/Adapt/Recover Fund, 117 local nonprofit organizations received a total of nearly $1.2 million to help offset the costs they incurred trying to re-open and continue serving clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants, which ranged from $500 to $50,000, helped cover agencies’ purchases of personal protective equipment, […]

Neighbors keep Avondale median nice and tidy

Neighbors keep Avondale median nice and tidy

Inspired by a park clean-up event sponsored by Riverside Avondale Preservation, Avondale residents with homes fronting the median between Edgewood Avenue and St. John’s Avenue rolled up their sleeves and spent two weeks cleaning up the grassy expanse in November. “The median is not considered a park, however, but I was inspired by the RAP […]

Unofficial groundbreaking takes place on East San Marco site

Unofficial groundbreaking takes place on East San Marco site

A collective sign of relief went through the San Marco community in January when a sign was posted on the corner of Atlantic Boulevard and Hendricks Avenue that read:  Coming soon, PUBLIX. While Eric Davidson, a spokesman for developer Regency Centers claims an official groundbreaking ceremony may be coming soon, residents found it encouraging to […]

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