Neighborhood News

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

Investigation Underway Following Avondale Shooting

Investigation Underway Following Avondale Shooting

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) Homicide and Crime Scene Unit detectives were on scene in Avondale following a Saturday night shooting last month that left one man dead. At roughly 8:45 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, officers responded to the 3800 block of St. Johns Avenue, near Montgomery place after a 911 call was received reporting […]

Edgecombe Hired to Oversee Riverfront, Parks

Edgecombe Hired to Oversee Riverfront, Parks

The Jessie Ball duPont Fund has hired Laura Phillips Edgecombe as Principal, Downtown Public Spaces. Edgecombe will be an Executive on Loan to the City of Jacksonville, working with the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services, with responsibility for facilitating the equitable activation of Downtown public spaces for the benefit of all Jaxsons. Edgecombe […]

Riverside Skatepark begins taking shape

Riverside Skatepark begins taking shape

Progress at the incoming Riverside Skatepark is gliding ahead as construction crews continue bringing the new park beneath the Fuller Warren Bridge to life. When The Resident News last reported on the park in July, the only available images were design renderings of what the park would look like. Now, residents can actually see the […]

Pink Ribbons, Big Checks

Pink Ribbons, Big Checks

Pink Ribbon Jax, a local, all volunteer nonprofit that raises funds for breast cancer treatment, mammograms and research at Baptist Health and Mayo Clinic was on hand to celebrate its year-end tally at Underwood Jewelers in San Marco Square, Nov. 14. Since 2006, the group has raised more than $3 million dollars; this year’s total […]

Trailblazers Set the Tone, Pace of Fundraising

Trailblazers Set the Tone, Pace of Fundraising

Major gifts announced at rally for Groundwork’s Emerald Trail Groundwork Jacksonville held an event for donors to the Emerald Trail initiative on Nov. 7 at the Ritz Theatre and Museum in LaVilla. The group of early investors, nicknamed “Trailblazers,” are credited for recognizing the role of private philanthropy in such a project and understanding the […]

United Way of Northeast Florida Commits $10 Million

United Way of Northeast Florida Commits $10 Million

United Way of Northeast Florida President and CEO Melanie Patz shared news last month of a $10 million commitment, to be distributed across three areas of focus, “toward housing for all people.” The announcement was made at a press conference at Greater Bethany Baptist Church in North Riverside on Tuesday, Nov. 14 in conjunction with […]

Devastation Déjà Vu

Devastation Déjà Vu

It wasn’t that long ago that Memorial Park’s austere eagles, iconic sculpture and balustrades were blocked off by temporary fencing while the esplanade underwent restoration and refurbishment as part of Memorial Park Association’s (MPA) “Master Plan” improvements through its Spirit of Victory campaign. The campaign’s goal was to restore Memorial Park to its original grandeur […]

Great Cities Symposium 2023 Welcomed AG Lafley

Great Cities Symposium 2023 Welcomed AG Lafley

Scenic Jacksonville hosted its Great Cities Symposium 2023 at the Garden Club Jacksonville on Wednesday, Oct. 4, with guest speaker AG Lafley. The former CEO of Proctor & Gamble, Lafley shared his insight and experience as a civic and nonprofit leader with more than 350 engaged Jacksonville community members and city leaders in attendance, including […]