Riverside, Avondale, Ortega, Murray Hill

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

5 Points group teams up on improvements

Members of a variety of community, arts, church and business organizations gathered at Park and Post streets Tuesday to announce they’d teamed up on projects to improve historic 5 points. City Council Woman Randy DeFoor, D-14, was also there to lend support. The group, calling itself the 5 Points Collaborative, said it will focus on […]

Animal House

Animal House

Animal Care & Protective Services (ACPS) Kitten Foster and Volunteer Transporter Pamela Newby Love, an Avondale resident, hosted a foster appreciation evening at Fishweir Brewery on Edgewood Avenue on Nov. 24. Fishweir Brewery bartender Ryan Parker said that he and the brewery owners, Broc and Stacey Flores care about animals and were pleased that Love […]

Rave reviews for ASN Conference from arts community

Rave reviews for ASN Conference from arts community

Jacksonville’s reputation as a thriving arts community climbed substantially in the estimation of many arts school educators and leaders from around the world when the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts (DA) Foundation hosted the four-day 2019 Arts School Network (ASN) Conference in late October. A nonprofit organization, ASN was founded in 1981 as an […]

Roosevelt Square transforms into Ortega Park

Roosevelt Square transforms into Ortega Park

The landscape surrounding the former Roosevelt Square Mall, known until recently as Roosevelt Square, is slowly but surely changing, as the green spaces are transformed and drainage areas are being drained, partially drained and filled in. That’s because the Dewberry Group, developer of the property, plans to more than double the 300,000 square feet of […]

Group works on projects to beautify Willowbranch Park

Group works on projects to beautify Willowbranch Park

A local community group hopes visitors who come to Willowbranch park this Valentine’s Day share the progress of the park’s transformation and the love for those that died from an illness that afflicts thousands of people in Jacksonville. At noon, Friday, Feb. 14, members of the Memorial Project of Northeast Florida will celebrate the first […]

New charter school beginning enrollment, selection process

New charter school beginning enrollment, selection process

Construction is advancing at a fast clip on Jacksonville Classical Academy, a new charter K-6 charter school that is situated in historic Mixon Town next to Brooklyn, on the site of the former Forest Park Elementary. The school, which will eventually expand to a K-12, will serve all students of Duval County who sign up […]

With new City resiliency committee, Carlucci aims to mitigate flooding

With new City resiliency committee, Carlucci aims to mitigate flooding

It’s no secret Jacksonville is a city that is dangerously flood prone. In many areas of the historic districts, summer showers cause nuisance flooding. Even a weak hurricane can cause potentially catastrophic damage. In 2013, a Duval County report showed a 20-foot storm surge along the St. Johns River could be caused by a Category […]

Roundabouts, changes could come to Herschel, St. Johns

Roundabouts, changes could come to Herschel, St. Johns

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is floating plans to slow traffic and add greenspace to Herschel Street and St. Johns Avenue in Avondale, and area residents have so far expressed a mix of reservation and optimism. FDOT presented proposals at the end of January to replace two stoplights with roundabouts, narrow roadways and add […]

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