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Thanks to Boy Scout training, college student saves teen from drowning

Thanks to Boy Scout training, college student saves teen from drowning

Lifesaving skills learned as a 13-year-old Eagle Scout made the difference when San Marco resident Ross Johnson was called to save a young teen from drowning in Neptune Beach ocean waters May 17. In recognition of his heroic save, Johnson was awarded the prestigious Lifesaving Award by the Neptune Beach Police Department during the Neptune […]

Reader congratulates The Resident on 13 successful years

Congratulations to The Resident Community News on 13 years of existence! Your monthly newspaper is the third and most successful journalistic publication of historic Jacksonville. During the 70s, we had The West Side Story, and around the 80s and 90s, there was The Express. In January 2007, The Resident published its inaugural edition, which covered […]

The Resident, a focus of good news in the community

Three years ago, when I joined St. John’s Cathedral as director of marketing and communications, I contacted The Resident Community News about taking out a monthly advertisement. The Cathedral is downtown, outside of the delivery area of the newspapers, but many of our parishioners live in these areas. Advertising in the paper has been a […]

Masks are required in all Duval County Public Schools

I just wanted to alert you of a correction that should be made to the article “Uncertainty Haunts Educators,” that appeared in both the Riverside and San Marco Resident Community News. In this article, it is mentioned that DCPS (Duval County Public Schools) is not requiring masks, but only encouraging them. As a high school […]

Resident disputes need for mandated vaccinations

In response to the letter in the current issue of the San Marco Resident titled “Children need wellness appointments, vaccinations,” I wonder if the good doctors are aware of the unexpected benefits of the drop in these visits and the accompanying vaccinations.  It seems that, according to CDC statistics listed in “Lessons from the Lockdown: […]

City bond sale generates record $245 million for capital improvements

The City of Jacksonville recently sold $245 million worth of municipal bonds at an average interest rate of 2.22%, a new record for the City, Mayor Lenny Curry’s office announced Aug. 21. Within this bond issue, the City was also able to save taxpayers more than $25 million by refinancing higher rate bonds at substantially […]

City Council approves zoning for Riverside Village

City Council approves zoning for Riverside Village

The Jacksonville City Council approved the rezoning of four parcels on Riverside Avenue near Memorial Park that will allow the development of Riverside Village, with two restaurants and several residential units. The property, owned by Dr. Frank Schiavone, was rezoned as a Planned Unit Development (PUD) to allow for a liquor license for one of […]

Post Street brewery approved by City Council

The Post-Modern Brewery project was approved last month by the City Council and final plans are being drawn up to renovate the long-vacant building into a craft brewery.  Home brewers Andrew Suslak and Brandon Merkle, owners of the property at 2951 Post Street, hope to open the brewery and taproom next spring.  The 1,400-square-foot building, […]

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