Neighborhood News

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Laura Street Trio Awaits Next Steps

Laura Street Trio Awaits Next Steps

Historic properties require unique financing The future of the Laura Street Trio remains in limbo as parties return to the drawing board to settle on a redevelopment agreement to help fund its adaptive reuse and restoration. New year, new deal At a Committee of the Whole meeting on Jan. 4, representatives from the development team […]

Historic Cemetery Raises Grave Concerns for Rezoning

Historic Cemetery Raises Grave Concerns for Rezoning

A proposed rezoning request for a parcel of land in San Marco continues to spur community conversations and opposition. The parcel in question is just under half an acre immediately adjacent to the historic Philips Craig Swamp Cemetery, which dates back to the 1840s. The proposed request is to change the Land Use Designation from […]

Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary preps for Celebrity Chefs Luncheon

Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary preps for Celebrity Chefs Luncheon

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary gathered its members for a preview of its signature fundraiser, Celebrity Chefs – Tasting Luncheon and Silent Auction, which will celebrate its 38th year April 2024. The group of philanthropists met at Epping Forest Yacht and Country Club for their January meeting over breakfast as they enjoyed good company, faith-filled […]

Suspect Charged in River Road Shooting

Suspect Charged in River Road Shooting

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) has a suspect in custody following a fatal shooting on San Marco’s River Road on Sunday, Jan. 21. According to the police report, officers were dispatched to a River Road residence at 1:32 a.m. in response to a shooting. When they arrived, they found 30-year-old Austin Fitzgerald suffering from a […]

Andersen Tapped as OneJax CEO

Andersen Tapped as OneJax CEO

Elizabeth Andersen has been named the new CEO of OneJax, Inc., effective Feb. 5, 2024. The announcement was made by Dr. Mobeen Rathore, OneJax board chair. “After an extensive national search for the right person to lead OneJax into the future, we found her in our own backyard,” said Rathore. “Actually, we found her in […]

MLK Day of Service Benefits Blue Cypress Park

MLK Day of Service Benefits Blue Cypress Park

The Timucuan Parks Foundation (TPF), along with more than 40 volunteers, came together on Jan. 15 for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Event at Blue Cypress Park in Arlington. The group, who ranged in age from 8 to 80, spent the morning cleaning up litter from under the boardwalk and along the […]

Dove Named MOSH CEO

Dove Named MOSH CEO

The Museum of Science & History (MOSH)’s board of trustees announced the unanimous selection of Alistair D.M. Dove as the Museum’s new CEO, effective Feb. 5. He was selected from more than 50 highly qualified applicants from around the world to replace the previous CEO, Bruce Fafard. “Al is a renowned scientist, an experienced educator, […]

Bay Street Staging Area Tees Up Park Street Road Diet

Bay Street Staging Area Tees Up Park Street Road Diet

The Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) Board gave its unanimous approval at a Jan. 17 board meeting to temporarily lease an estimated two-acre parcel of land on Bay Street for JEA to use as a construction easement for one year. The parcel would be used as a staging area for the installation of chilled water lines […]