Riverside, Avondale, Ortega, Murray Hill

All the latest news relevant to the Riverside, Avondale, Ortega and Murray Hill areas.

RAP to sponsor park clean-up day Nov. 7

Riverside Avondale Preservation is hosting a clean-up day Nov. 7 at its 26 historic parks.  Kim Clontz, co-chair of the Parks Committee, said the day was specially chosen so people could work off their post-election angst.  Residents near each park are being encouraged to pitch in, Clontz said. Anyone wanting to participate can go to […]

Road improvements start on Riverside-Margaret intersection

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) began to work in mid-October on traffic signal improvements at the intersection of Riverside Avenue and Margaret Street. The improvements include replacing overhead traffic signal span wires with mast arms, upgrading pedestrian signal poles featuring countdown timers, installing new illuminated historic street signs, sidewalk and curb repair work and […]

Murray Hill ‘smell’ addressed during District 14 Town meeting

The toxic-smelling odor that has been wafting through Murray Hill recently in the morning was just one of several issues discussed when District 14 Councilwoman Randy DeFoor held a virtual town meeting Oct. 1. “I have asthma, but I know of many people in Murray Hill that have health issues and they cannot go outside […]

Murray Hill road improvements to begin on Edgewood Avenue South

Murray Hill road improvements to begin on Edgewood Avenue South

The public had the opportunity to weigh in on upcoming road improvements planned for Edgewood Avenue South from U.S. 17 (State Road 15) to Lenox Avenue and from Lenox Avenue from State Road 111/Cassat Avenue to Edgewood Avenue South during a hybrid public hearing and open house held on both Zoom and in person at […]

Low inventory continues to feed hot sellers’ real estate market

Northeast Florida’s 2020 real estate market remains hot with 3,102 homes being sold in September, a 16.6% increase from the 2,660 sales from September 2019, according to the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors.  The September numbers indicate a slight slowdown from the previous three months of this year, when 3,202 homes were sold in June, […]

DIA launches investor-focused website

The Downtown Investment Authority (DIA), the City of Jacksonville’s sole economic development and community redevelopment agency for Downtown, announced the launch of its new, investor-focused website in October. The new website, https://investdtjax.com, was designed to offer a user-friendly experience with unique tools aimed at attracting investment and promoting Downtown Jacksonville nationwide.  “Downtown Jacksonville continues to […]

Councilwoman spearheads playground improvements in district

Councilwoman spearheads playground improvements in district

If District 5 City Councilwoman LeAnna Cumber has a mission, it is to improve the playgrounds in her district.  Whether it be Crabtree Park in Lakewood, Angelina Danese Park on St. Augustine Road in San Marco, or Friendship Park on the South Bank, Cumber has been doing her best to ensure the children in her […]

Nonprofit expresses concern as blood supply depletes

LifeSouth, a nonprofit community blood center, is in emergency need for blood donors, especially those who have type O positive.  LifeSouth serves Baptist Medical Center Beaches, Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Baptist Medical Center Nassau, Baptist Medical Center South, Memorial Hospital, Orange Park Medical Center and Wolfson Children’s Hospital hospitals.  Although hospitals have resumed normal operations, […]

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