Riverside, Avondale, Ortega, Murray Hill

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

Local leaders share perspectives heading into 2021

Local leaders share perspectives heading into 2021

After a tough year of political upheaval in 2020 and the lingering effects of the Coronavirus, challenges for legislators were abundantly clear with the wheels of progress grinding to a halt during the height of the pandemic. As we turn to a new calendar year in 2021, The Resident reached out to four of our […]

‘Tony’ trees removed to make way for Orange Line bus stop

‘Tony’ trees removed to make way for Orange Line bus stop

More than one Riverside resident has been mourning the demise of three mature live oak trees that were removed from the city right-of-way between the sidewalk and Park Street near St. Paul’s Catholic School in late November. The trees were removed by the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) to make way for a new bus stop […]

Shared-use path shows fast progress

Shared-use path shows fast progress

The new Fuller Warren Shared Use Path (SUP) is rapidly nearing completion. The shared use path is part of the Interstate 10/ Interstate 95 Interchange Improvements Project and is expected to be complete in spring 2021, said Daryl Goss, community outreach specialist for the Florida Department of Transportation. The multi-use path will run adjacent to […]

Herschel road work to promote pedestrian safety

Herschel road work to promote pedestrian safety

Extensive roadwork along Herschel Street and St. Johns Avenue near Fishweir Creek is slated to begin in the summer of 2021 and people residing in the Fairfax Manor neighborhood have mixed feelings about it. To bring more walkability and pedestrian safety to the Fairfax Manor area, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is planning to […]

City promises to assist with Palmer Avenue residents’ water woes

City promises to assist with Palmer Avenue residents’ water woes

Christmas came early when Jacksonville Public Works Director John Pappas promised to assist Palmer Avenue residents in engineering an answer that would help dry up the severe sunny day flooding that they have been experiencing in their backyards from the drainage pipe and trench that runs along the rear of their properties.  Pappas agreed have […]

Missing Cat: Squish – $500 Reward

Missing Cat: Squish – $500 Reward

Her name is Squish. Very friendly and will let you pet her. She may be injured. She fell from a second story balcony near Post Street and Copeland. Please call (904)465-1542 or (904) 662-8392 *****$500 Cash Reward*****

DeFoor to call in EPA as Murray Hill smell continues

As Murray Hill residents continue to smell a toxic odor that wafts through their neighborhood at night and in the early mornings, the City of Jacksonville Environmental Quality Division has managed to put together an “enforcement package,” against a local company that may be the culprit causing the offensive smell. However, unsure whether the City’s […]

City’s first Eco-Counter dedicated on Northbank Riverwalk

City’s first Eco-Counter dedicated on Northbank Riverwalk

More than 30 guests gathered at Corkscrew Park on the Northbank Nov. 17, to dedicate Jacksonville’s first Eco-Counter, a permanent bicycle and pedestrian tracker. Included among the crowd were representatives from Downtown Vision, the City of Jacksonville (COJ) Parks Recreation and Community Services, Downtown Investment Authority (DIA), JTC Running, Black Girls Do Bike, Major Taylor […]

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