Riverside, Avondale, Ortega, Murray Hill

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

Wolfson Children’s ER and Porter Family Trauma Center earn Emergency Nurses Association Award

Wolfson Children’s ER and Porter Family Trauma Center earn Emergency Nurses Association Award

Minutes matter when a child’s life is on the line. The care provided immediately following a serious injury or onset of illness can mean the difference between a lifetime of health or a catastrophic outcome. To recognize the world-class, life-saving care provided at Wolfson Children’s Hospital of Jacksonville, the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) selected the […]

Mayor Curry rolls out budget, announces priorities

Mayor Curry rolls out budget, announces priorities

Saying the past year was one with many challenges for the people of Jacksonville, Mayor Lenny Curry has presented a $1.4 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year to the City Council. The spending plan includes pay raises and bonuses of about $2500 for city employees. “I want to personally thank the city employees when […]

Seeking DESC Defenders, a call to action

Seeking DESC Defenders, a call to action

Downtown Ecumenical Services Council is having a party, a party with a purpose on Aug. 23 at WJCT Studios. The organization has been helping on the front lines during the most severe impacts of COVID-19 on the job market and the ravaging impacts on public health. They need more superheroes, more locals to step up […]

Local lawyer secures appellate court reversal for Joe Exotic

Local lawyer secures appellate court reversal for Joe Exotic

On July 14, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit released an opinion that vacated Joe Maldonado-Passage’s sentence and remanded his case for resentencing for his role in a murder-for-hire plot and violating federal wildlife laws. Maldonado-Passage is better known as Joe Exotic, the zookeeper who was featured in the popular Netflix […]

Holy Trinity Anglican Church celebrates 10-year anniversary

Holy Trinity Anglican Church celebrates 10-year anniversary

A lot can happen in a decade, especially when a group of dedicated people feel led by a mission. In the summer of 2009, a few couples and individuals met to pursue a common vision of forming an Anglican Church in the Venetia, Ortega, Avondale area. Under the leadership of Father Dave Austell, the small […]

Jacksonville mourns passing of a leader, pillar of medical community

Jacksonville mourns passing of a leader, pillar of medical community

Dr. Leon Haley Jr., CEO of UF Health was a fierce leader, a scholar, and a gentleman. Haley passed away suddenly in a personal watercraft accident Saturday, July 24, in South Florida. Haley was wearing a lifejacket, but according to eyewitness accounts, he lost control of the Yamaha WaveRunner he was riding and it somehow […]

A new tomorrow for students of Riverside High

A new tomorrow for students of Riverside High

The Generals are still the Generals, just not General Robert E. Lee. A new sign went up on the gymnasium of the former Robert E. Lee High School the morning of July 22 as pickup basketball games began inside. The Cherry Street campus’ new name, Riverside High School, became official by a vote of the […]

Preserving ‘Authentic’ Downtown Jacksonville

Preserving ‘Authentic’ Downtown Jacksonville

Downtown Jacksonville is looking to the past to help shape and revitalize its future via the Downtown Preservation and Revitalization Program (DPRP). Due to some ambitious plans for growth and revitalization, those programs are being put to the test and should spell progress for Downtown in the months ahead. Launched by the Downtown Investment Authority […]