Neighborhood News

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

City Council seeks residents for resiliency committees

With so much coastline, City may be primedfor flooding Concerned about the prospect of increased flooding and more intense hurricanes, members of the City Council’s Special Committee on Resiliency are looking for community volunteers to join three new sub-committees that will be tasked with finding ways to prepare the City for disasters.  The sub-committees are […]

First Coast Relief Fund grants $3.3 million in COVID-19 assistance

Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund has surpassed the $3 million mark in grants awarded to nonprofit organizations responding to immediate needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 85 agencies are recipients of nearly $3.3 million since grantmaking began in March. The Fund is a collaboration between The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, Jessie Ball duPont […]

City offers financial lifeline to seniors, disabled

The City of Jacksonville launched the Senior and Disabled Financial Assistance Program on June 20 to provide support to senior citizens over the age of 72 and anyone receiving Social Security disability benefits. “These direct benefits are for our senior and disabled citizens who have experienced a reduction in income or increased expenses during the […]

Small business grant program depleted funds on first day

Less than a week after the Jacksonville City Council passed a bill authorizing $2,000 grants to small businesses whose incomes were crushed by the Coronavirus, all 4,500 grants available had been spoken for and there was a waiting list. On May 26, City Council members voted unanimously to approve The Small Business Relief bill sponsored […]

Residents expand lawsuit against San Jose Estates development

Residents expand lawsuit against San Jose Estates development

If they say a picture is worth 1,000 words, Kevin Schoeppel says he has photographs to show the court that are worth 10,000.  As the lawyer representing Kevin Conner and Lynne and David Robison of the San Jose Forest Subdivision, who are suing the developer of San Jose Estates LLC for water damage to their […]

Plans for pedestrian-friendly JEA headquarters move forward

Plans for pedestrian-friendly JEA headquarters move forward

The Jacksonville Electric Authority is closer to starting construction on a sleek new multi-story headquarters and parking garage downtown, after the Downtown Development Review Board (DDRB) gave its final approval to the project June 12, although the final version will not be as tall as developers had originally envisioned. Last year, plans for the headquarters […]

Skybridge links Baptist Medical Center to parking garage

Skybridge links Baptist Medical Center to parking garage

With an American flag shining forth within its glassy interior, Baptist Health and DPR/Perry-McCall Construction, Inc. used two 550-ton cranes to lift a new, steel and glass skybridge into place over Memorial Day weekend. The bridge, which weighs approximately 110 tons, is 85 feet long and 10 feet wide and will link Baptist Medical Center […]

Protesters remain calm as they march in San Marco

Protesters remain calm as they march in San Marco

Although rumors on social media tried to fuel fear among residents who didn’t know what to expect, San Marco’s “I Can’t Breathe Solidarity Reflection Walk,” which took place in George Floyd’s honor, turned out to be exactly what it was advertised to be, a peaceful protest. On June 3, between 1,500 and 3,000 community members […]