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Pediatric physician pens book, shares principles for success

Pediatric physician pens book, shares principles for success

When Dr. Gary Josephson agreed to speak at his undergraduate alma mater’s commencement ceremony, he never imagined writing his speech would lead to writing a book. Humbled but surprised by the invite, Josephson recalled asking why he’d been selected. Among other things, the university cited his “caring for children regardless of their financial capabilities, regardless […]

Jacksonville Area Golf Association launches Friends of JAGA fundraising

Jacksonville Area Golf Association launches Friends of JAGA fundraising

The Jacksonville Area Golf Association (JAGA) has introduced its first-ever fundraising initiative, called the Friends of JAGA. Funds raised will meet the association’s administrative costs, enhance its programs and allow the organization to grow, as well as help fund JAGA’s scholarship program, according to JAGA President Jeff Adams. “Since its founding in 1954, JAGA has […]

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. […]

Neighbors resist PUD-zoning deal with Miller Electric

Neighbors resist PUD-zoning deal with Miller Electric

Miller Electric is attempting to sell several adjacent parcels in Riverside’s Five Points neighborhood that it used to call home, before relocating to the Southside. Real estate is very valuable in the neighborhood and several tenants and others could be potential buyers, or not. Miller’s representatives were uncertain, during an April 11 meeting with area […]

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 […]

Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation delivers for JAXMVPs

Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation delivers for JAXMVPs

It was an evening to celebrate partnerships, business acumen, mentorships, and professional development, while hailing the good deeds of the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation and its partners. The Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation’s JAXMVP program was created to offer a unique opportunity for local, emerging leaders to have a chance to engage in exclusive networking and leadership development […]

Neighbors await demo news eight months after destructive fire

Neighbors await demo news eight months after destructive fire

Caroline Kendall woke to smoke and flames outside her bedroom window about 3 a.m. on August 3, 2021. She and her husband Mark Kendall still live with a charred, two-story house next door at 1829 Powell Pl. that looks like the remnants of a bombed-out home. The Jacksonville Fire-Rescue Department found the historic 2608-square-foot two-story […]

Murray Hill residents hopeful sensors will identify source of foul odor

More than a year and a half after complaints began increasing markedly about what some Murray Hill residents describe as a “sickly sweet” odor and others describe as a chemical, “paint-stripping” smell, the City of Jacksonville has installed sensors throughout the neighborhood that it hopes will pinpoint the origin of the smells and who or […]