Riverside, Avondale, Ortega, Murray Hill

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

Tax collector prepares to move Westside branch

The Duval County Tax Collector’s Westside office, currently located in Cedar Hills at Blanding and Wilson Boulevards, is making plans to relocate to larger space about five miles southeast at the Super Target plaza on Roosevelt Boulevard.             According to a legislative summary prepared by the City Council’s Research Division, the current location is too […]

Utility conversion from ‘poles to holes’ not popular with everyone

Undergrounding lines: cosmetic vs. critical A petition signed by 75% of the property owners in Ortega Point and some blocks south of the Point will assess 100% of 122 parcels more than $20,000 each to convert overhead electric, telephone and cable television lines to underground utilities.             For some property owners, the plan to move […]

Flashing warning signals installed on Yacht Club Road

Ortega Boulevard intersection site of many accidents Ortega and Venetia residents know all too well the perils of driving through the intersection of Ortega Boulevard and Yacht Club Road. Stop signs are posted on Yacht Club Road, but it is not a four-way stop intersection.             Within the past 15 months three accidents have occurred, […]

Work on Fuller Warren shared-use path is on schedule

Much progress is being made as far as the Florida Department of Transportation’s Fuller Warren Shared-Use Path project is concerned. “We are really, really on schedule right now,” said Daryl Goss, community outreach specialist for the Florida Department of Transportation. “We’re over half-way complete. We expect to have the project completed in late 2020.” The […]

Nemours/Wolfson welcome new endowed chair of pediatric surgery

Nemours/Wolfson welcome new endowed chair of pediatric surgery

By holding a reception June 10 on the Kid’s Walk that connects Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, the Women’s Board at Wolfson Children’s Hospital selected the perfect kind of symbolism to welcome Dr. Robert W. Letton Jr. into his new role as both the Albert H. Wilkinson, Jr., M.D. Endowed Professorship in […]

Marina service project freshens up Sanctuary on 8th grounds

Marina service project freshens up Sanctuary on 8th grounds

More than two dozen people gave up a Saturday morning June 8 to spruce up the grounds at the Sanctuary on 8th Street before the nonprofit’s summer camp began the following Monday.             The community service project was initiated by The Marina at Ortega Landing, an IGY Marinas property, and included patching holes on the […]

Riverside sailor earns top honors at boot camp

Riverside sailor earns top honors at boot camp

Master Chief Petty Officer Kevin Harris of the Bishop Kenny Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) said he was “not surprised” to hear Seaman Steven McAdams of Riverside had received Top Sailor laurels from Recruit Training Command (RTC) Division 216 earning the Navy Club of the United States Military Excellence Award during a ceremony […]

Ortega resident trains to be naval aviator

Ortega resident trains to be naval aviator

Bolles alumnus currently based in Corpus Christi Six years ago, a young Ortega man committed to the United States Naval Academy during the Bolles School’s annual college athletic commitment ceremony. A member of the Bolles boys’ crew team, Michael Pentaleri said he would also row for the men’s crew at the USNA.             Now the […]