Riverside, Avondale, Ortega, Murray Hill

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

New nonprofit has goal to assist at-risk youth

Elevate Jacksonville, a nonprofit with a goal to equip and empower underserved high school youth, has drawn civic and community leaders together to provide students with an opportunity – and a concrete plan – to graduate with a future in mind. Jon Heymann, executive director, along with Skip Allcorn and Frank Pearce as directors, established […]

Cummer’s new leader shares simple principles for relevance

Cummer’s new leader shares simple principles for relevance

           Members of the Ponce de León Society, an elite group of donors to the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, gathered Feb. 6 at the St. Johns Quarter home of John Hurtubise and Ric Goodman for a meet-and-greet with Adam Levine, the George W. and Kathleen I. Gibbs Director and Chief Executive Officer of the […]

Temporary closure for newly-renamed Bill Brinton Murray Hill Branch Library

The Jacksonville Public Library will temporarily suspend service at the Bill Brinton Murray Hill Branch Library starting Tuesday, Jan. 8 to upgrade the branch’s plumbing with new pipes and fixtures. The work is expected to take at least 10 days. Updates on reopening will be posted on the library’s website at www.jaxpubliclibrary.org and on the library’s social […]

Riverside Avondale Preservation reveals luminaria plans for lighting up historic district

From one man’s simple idea to raise funds for a community organization, the annual Riverside Avondale Preservation luminaria night tradition has grown into an anticipated – some would say dreaded – neighborhood event. This year the event will be held Sunday, Dec. 17, at dusk. Yes, luminaria night has, over the years, grown into a […]

Promise of solar eclipse brings residents to local parks

With a nickname that promises more sunny days than not, Florida – The Sunshine State – fell down on the job Aug. 21, 2017. At least in Northeast Florida… in Jacksonville…where many pairs of solar glass-clad eyes tried to see the eclipse behind the clouds. Some areas of Jacksonville were, indeed, conducive to viewing the […]

Approval granted to raze St. Johns Village, renovate Commander

Seven months to the day of the recording of the deed for Chance Partners’ purchase of the Commander Apartments and St. Johns Village, Jacksonville City Council unanimously approved the two bills which will permit the Atlanta-based developer to raze and renovate the property under a Planned Unit Development (PUD). On Oct. 11, Council enacted ordinances […]

McDuff Avenue traffic concerns resident

McDuff Avenue traffic concerns resident

Called the Death Corner by nearby resident David deForrest, the intersection of Riverside and McDuff Avenues has seen more than its share of fender benders or worse, as long as deForrest has lived there. Fortunately for those involved, there have been no deaths on Death Corner. “No one has actually been killed or gets hurt. […]

Jacksonville honors patriots, fallen heroes

Jacksonville honors patriots, fallen heroes

The attack on the consulate in Benghazi was a tragedy for Americans, from service members to the staff of the State Department and others serving abroad. It was an unnecessary loss of life, compounded by a lack of response for support for those serving on foreign soil. The lives of four people were lost on […]

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