Neighborhood News

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

Local cyclists put pedal to metal for Bike MS

Local cyclists put pedal to metal for Bike MS

  By Susanna P. Barton – Resident Community News – Cyclists and bike stores across the city — including many in the historic neighborhoods — are gearing up for one of the biggest cycling events of the year: Bike MS: PGA Tour Cycle to the Shore. In addition to raising much needed awareness and funds […]

Crime Beat – Neighbors gather for crime meeting

JSO officers share advice, experiences with concerned residents –  By Susanna P. Barton – Resident Community News – About 40 residents gathered last month for a community meeting at Southside United Methodist Church following several summer vandalism and burglary incidents. Representatives from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Officer were on hand to answer questions and share advice, […]

Mobility fee numbers don’t add up for moratorium extension

Deadline one month away – By Steve DiMattia – Resident Community News – The deadline for the year long moratorium on the 2030 Mobility Plan fee is October 10, 2012 and to date the figures would not justify an extension, according to many – but not all – involved on both sides of the issue. […]

You Asked For It: What can citizens do about residential visual pollution

By Steve DiMattia Resident Community News After reading last month’s article about the Neighborhood Inventory of Visual Pollution survey conducted by City Beautiful Jax and Riverside Avondale Preservation, one reader asked whether the survey includes residential areas and then what citizens can do to address concerns about visual pollution on private property. To find the […]

St. Nicholas organization leads state in adoptions

St. Nicholas-based Family Support Services of North Florida is ranked first in the state for the number of children adopted from foster care last fiscal year, according to recent reports. The lead agency for foster care, adoption and family preservation in Duval and Nassau counties was successful in placing 318 foster children in permanent homes […]

Proposed budget cuts cliffhanger for local libraries

By Susanna P. Barton – Resident Community News – Next month, the Jacksonville City Council will vote on Mayor Alvin Brown’s proposed $4.6 million budget cut — an event that could mean big changes for neighborhood libraries like Willowbranch, Murray Hill and San Marco. Council members will vote on the budget Sep. 29. Kathy Lussier, […]

2012 Primary election draws small crowd, big results

The Duval County Supervisor of Elections office reported low turnout for the primary election Aug. 14, but winners emerged. Now politicos across the neighborhood are gearing up for the Nov. 6 general election. For voting information and polling locations, visit The results of the primary elections are: United States Senator: Connie Mack, REP, 63.1 […]

Councilwoman to host community meeting

District 5 City Councilwoman Lori Boyer will host a community meeting at 6 p.m. on Sep. 10 at Southside Baptist Church in San Marco Square. Many issues affecting San Marco and San Jose residents will be discussed including kayak launch sites, the San Marco Streetscape, the Overland Bridge project and a proposed artificial reef for […]