Riverside, Avondale, Ortega, Murray Hill

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Endorsements arrive on behalf of business advocacy group

Endorsements arrive on behalf of business advocacy group

JAXBIZ, a nonprofit, nonpartisan political organization affiliated with JAX Chamber, has made endorsements in the nine Jacksonville City Council races that have an incumbent seeking re-election. The board conducted interviews with each candidate and considered their records and stances on economic development issues that are important to the business community, including the harbor deepening project […]

Making Music, Making History

It was a first for Unity Plaza and for the Brooklyn area, as the event space directly adjacent to Hallmark Partners 220 Riverside development rolled out its first musical performance with holiday flare. The event, dubbed the First Annual Tree Lighting & Holiday Social afforded behind the scenes tours of Unity Plaza for neighbors and […]

Dedication, performance — a true patriotic treat

Dedication, performance — a true patriotic treat

As the sound of patriotism bellowed through the twilight, locals were treated to the sound of horns, woodwinds, drums and songs dedicated to the American tradition. The special evening was hosted by the Memorial Park Association alongside the Navy Band Southeast on the eve of Veteran’s Day in Riverside’s Memorial Park.   As the band […]

Annual gingerbread display doesn’t disappoint

Annual gingerbread display doesn’t disappoint

The builders and sponsors of more than 30 gingerbread creations for the 13th annual Gingerbread House Extravaganza hosted by the Jacksonville Historical Society were honored at a preview party on Dec. 2 at Old St. Andrew’s Church. The houses are on display from now through Dec. 23, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 10 a.m. […]

Giving back when others often just give up

Giving back when others often just give up

Traditionally viewed as that time of life when the rocking chair was pretty much all that a retiree looked forward to, now – thanks to better health and greater opportunities – more and more seniors are out the door and on the go. When they are “seniors on a mission” it’s even better – for […]

New Traffic Pattern for Philips Highway to Atlantic Boulevard

Florida Department of Transportation advises that a new traffic pattern begins Sunday, November 23, as part of the I-95 Overland Bridge Project at the south end of the Fuller Warren Bridge. Motorists traveling northbound on Philips Highway to access Atlantic Boulevard will see a new road pattern.  Signs will be placed on Philips Highway informing […]

Traffic Signal Changes on Roosevelt at Park Street

Motorists on Roosevelt Boulevard (U.S. 17) at Park Street should prepare for a change in the traffic signal operation on Monday. The current signal allows continuous travel in the right two southbound lanes. The new signal will require all traffic to stop when the signal changes. Previously, when vehicles entered Roosevelt Boulevard from Park Street […]

30th Annual Haunted House Draws Crowds

30th Annual Haunted House Draws Crowds

When the next generation eagerly anticipates that which scared their own parents half to death, you know you have a great Halloween tradition. A scant three hours before the first tour this year on the 30th anniversary, the Van Cleve and Weldon families were still in the process of creating the haunted maze, but they […]