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Ivey appointed Sheriff, special election looms for vacancy

Ivey appointed Sheriff, special election looms for vacancy

On Saturday, June 11, Pat Ivey was sworn in as Jacksonville’s acting sheriff. Appointed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, Ivey is replacing former Sheriff Mike Williams, who announced his retirement on June 2 following reports he no longer resided in Duval County and had, therefore, rendered himself ineligible to hold the position. According to the […]

MOCA Jacksonville opens Maud Cotter exhibit in Project Atrium Series

MOCA Jacksonville opens Maud Cotter exhibit in Project Atrium Series

The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville (MOCA) will unveil its latest exhibit in its Project Atrium series Saturday, July 9. Irish artist Maud Cotter will begin installing her exhibit, “Maud Cotter: what was never ours to keep” in MOCA Jacksonville’s designated Project Atrium space the week prior to its opening. The installation process will also […]

Storage facility ordinance losing favor?

Storage facility ordinance losing favor?

Councilwoman LeAnna Cumber was successful on June 14 at stalling a proposed ordinance to bring more self-storage units to downtown neighborhoods. The ordinance, sparking an outpouring of opposition among residents who flooded city council inboxes, would permit mixed-use self-storage facilities by exception within 500 feet of the downtown overlay district. That means developers would be […]

SIGN OF THE TIMES: Demolition paves way for Whole Foods anchored $250 million-dollar project

SIGN OF THE TIMES: Demolition paves way for Whole Foods anchored $250 million-dollar project

The iconic black-and-white Florida Times-Union building at 1 Riverside Avenue may have been demolished on May 3, but for many in Jacksonville, the memories associated with the building will linger on. After all, 55 years of local news production isn’t easily erased. From the rubble, progress is planned in the form of the One Riverside […]

Jacksonville’s Biggest Birthday Party Ever: Register for free day-long celebration, commemoration

Jacksonville’s Biggest Birthday Party Ever: Register for free day-long celebration, commemoration

Even if you believe you’ll be around to celebrate Jacksonville’s Semiquincentennial in 2072, this is the year to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the city’s founding, and Saturday, June 11 is the day to join the free, family-friendly event (registration at Eventbrite encouraged). The party begins at noon at James Weldon Johnson Park (across from […]

ACPS SHELTER FULL: Critical Need for Adoptions & Fosters

ACPS SHELTER FULL: Critical Need for Adoptions & Fosters

At press time The Resident Community News staff learned that Jacksonville’s Animal Care & Protective Services shelter is completely full and in critical need of adopters and fosters. They have approximately 150 dogs available for immediate adoption, with more added daily. ACPS desperately needs the help of our caring community to adopt, foster, become a […]

Jacksonville University launches College of Law at its downtown location

Jacksonville University launches College of Law at its downtown location

Jacksonville University will open a College of Law in downtown Jacksonville in the fall of 2022 supported by private funding and a $5 million commitment of public investment from Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry. The College of Law anticipates an inaugural class of 20-30 students with a projected total enrollment of 150 students in Fall 2024. […]

Community Foundation’s Mental Health Partnership invests in local agencies

The Partnership: For Mental Health, an initiative of the Delores Barr Weaver Legacy Fund at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida and Baptist Health, has invested $2.4 million during the past three years to improve access and strengthen the region’s mental and behavioral health care systems. It has awarded 60 grant ranging from $1,200 to […]