Neighborhood News

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Families benefit from Salvation Army care packages

Families benefit from Salvation Army care packages

The Salvation Army of Northeast Florida assembled and delivered care packages to 50 families, providing food and supplies to 184 children and adults. The Army learned of the need through a concerned citizen, who had partnered with a local school to identify the community where elementary and middle school students were unable to get free […]

New law spells out maintenance duties in San Marco Square and public right-of-ways

New law spells out maintenance duties in San Marco Square and public right-of-ways

For more than a decade, there has been a sort of informal “gentleman’s agreement” between  the San Marco Preservation Society (SMPS), the San Marco Merchants Association (SMMA) and the City of Jacksonville’s Parks and Recreation Department when it came to shared responsibilities concerning the maintenance of Balis Park and the city right of ways surrounding […]

Right Size San Marco files appeal against city ruling on Park Place development

Although it received the city’s blessing, it won’t be clear sailing for the folks at South Jacksonville Presbyterian Church as they endeavor to sell nearly three acres of their San Marco Square campus to an Alabama developer so that a four-story, 133-unit apartment complex and parking garage can be built on the site.  Right Size […]

Is it legal for someone to go through your trash?

It has come to the Resident’s attention that some readers have been wondering whether it is legal for someone to go through homeowners’ trash after it’s left out for collection. In response, the Resident did the research and found some interesting answers. Recycling is off limits According to a City of Jacksonville ordinance, it is […]

Concern over the fate of the South Jacksonville Presbyterian Preschool

Dear Editor:  I am a parent at South Jacksonville Presbyterian Preschool and the president of our Family Volunteer Organization, which is similar to a preschool PTA program. I was given your contact info as a way to voice my concern about the fate of our preschool that has been in operation for more than 60 […]

Nonprofits adapt quickly to cope with health shifts, more need

Nonprofits adapt quickly to cope with health shifts, more need

While business as usual has come to a halt all over Northeast Florida as residents heed government orders to shelter in place, several nonprofits continue to serve the needs of Jacksonville’s most vulnerable citizens. Feeding Northeast Florida, Sulzbacher, City Rescue Mission, Clara White Mission, Aging True, UCOM and the Salvation Army, all nonprofits that assist […]

Hospital CEOs in Northeast Florida create Virtual Community Command Center

Hospital CEOs in Northeast Florida create Virtual Community Command Center

The health and safety of our patients and our community remains our top priority. We understand there may be concerns related to future demand for acute care, and our region’s ability to meet these needs. While we have hospital bed capacity today, we are looking ahead, working around the clock to ensure we are ready […]

Community group makes progress in restricting 5G equipment

Community group makes progress in restricting 5G equipment

Jacksonville City Council members and members of the Stop 5G Jax group are working together to keep large telecommunication equipment out of residential neighborhoods and other areas where they could become an eyesore.  Duval County has an ordinance in place that echoes state and federal legislation that allows telecommunications companies seeking to create a new […]