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All the latest news relevant to the Brooklyn, Downtown and Springfield areas.

Low inventory continues to feed hot sellers’ real estate market

Northeast Florida’s 2020 real estate market remains hot with 3,102 homes being sold in September, a 16.6% increase from the 2,660 sales from September 2019, according to the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors.  The September numbers indicate a slight slowdown from the previous three months of this year, when 3,202 homes were sold in June, […]

MOSH announces plans to move to Shipyards

The Museum of Science & History has announced plans to move from its South Bank location, which it has occupied since 1965, to a new museum to be built at the Shipyards on the North Bank. MOSH CEO Bruce Fafard said the board wants to build a new $80 million facility on about four acres […]

DIA launches investor-focused website

The Downtown Investment Authority (DIA), the City of Jacksonville’s sole economic development and community redevelopment agency for Downtown, announced the launch of its new, investor-focused website in October. The new website,, was designed to offer a user-friendly experience with unique tools aimed at attracting investment and promoting Downtown Jacksonville nationwide.  “Downtown Jacksonville continues to […]

New coalition advocates for public green space along river

New coalition advocates for public green space along river

A new coalition of nonprofits – Riverfront Parks Now – is advocating for a network of public green space and active parks along the St. Johns River in Downtown as a way to improve public access and create resiliency. Nancy Powell, executive director of Scenic Jacksonville, said other cities have done it successfully and found […]

Councilwoman spearheads playground improvements in district

Councilwoman spearheads playground improvements in district

If District 5 City Councilwoman LeAnna Cumber has a mission, it is to improve the playgrounds in her district.  Whether it be Crabtree Park in Lakewood, Angelina Danese Park on St. Augustine Road in San Marco, or Friendship Park on the South Bank, Cumber has been doing her best to ensure the children in her […]

Nonprofit expresses concern as blood supply depletes

LifeSouth, a nonprofit community blood center, is in emergency need for blood donors, especially those who have type O positive.  LifeSouth serves Baptist Medical Center Beaches, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Baptist Medical Center Nassau, Baptist Medical Center South, Memorial Hospital, Orange Park Medical Center and Wolfson Children’s Hospital hospitals.  Although hospitals have resumed normal operations, […]

JTA to partner with FSCJ to expand autonomous vehicle program

Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) Chief Executive Officer Nathaniel P. Ford Sr. and Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) President Dr. John Avendano officially signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to expand the JTA’s autonomous vehicle Test & Learn program on FSCJ’s Cecil Center Campus.  The expansion includes the use of FSCJ’s Commercial Drivers’ License Test […]

Dwellers spruce up Riverwalk on North and South Banks

Dwellers spruce up Riverwalk on North and South Banks

Led by members of the Downtown Dwellers, 904 Happy Hour and Downtown Vision, Inc., more than 200 residents turned out to put a little spit and polish on the Riverwalk that runs near their homes by hauling away more than 165 bags of trash during a massive clean-up effort Oct. 10. Participants of all ages […]

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