San Jose, San Marco, St. Nicholas

All the latest news relevant to the San Jose, San Marco and St. Nicholas areas.

Theatre Jacksonville celebrates a century

Theatre Jacksonville celebrates a century

It was January 19th, and the black-tie event was essentially a Who’s Who of Jacksonville, circa 1938. Members and guests mingled on the black marbleized tile floors of the newly-built Art Deco-inspired Little Theatre of Jacksonville in San Marco Square, which had its lobby tastefully decorated in flowers and palms. Theatre members had patiently waited […]

Public given means to participate in City-County Charter revisions

What is the Charter Revision Commission and why should citizens be concerned about it? For those whose memory stretches back 50 years, the consolidation of the City of Jacksonville and Duval County in 1968 meant a centralized government would end duplication of urban services, such as fire and rescue, increase efficiency, provide political access for […]

Traffic safety enhancements coming to St. Nicholas Town Center

Traffic safety enhancements coming to St. Nicholas Town Center

In the not-so-distant future, pedestrians may find it a little safer trying to cross Beach Boulevard at St. Nicholas Town Center. In approximately three years, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is planning to install a crosswalk across Beach Boulevard near Palmer Terrace. The project will be part of a larger intersection improvement venture between […]

Highway construction projects chugging along

Highway construction projects chugging along

While it may seem as though I-10 and I-95 are forever under construction, there is light at the end of the tunnel. The $126 million project, which began in March 2017, is slated for completion in late 2020. According to Daryl Goss, Community Outreach Specialist for the Department of Transportation, the overall project is at […]

Freed to Run adds powerhouse proponents, community co-chairs

Freed to Run adds powerhouse proponents, community co-chairs

Jacksonville Area Legal Aid’s largest fundraiser, Freed to Run, will get a boost this year from three newly-appointed co-chairs of the event: Darnell Smith, Florida Blue’s market president for North Florida; Eric Krall, mortgage sales manager with Community First Credit Union; and Ryan M. Ludwick, an attorney with Fisher, Tousey, Leas & Ball. The trio […]

Sleiman Enterprises acquires historic building in San Marco Square

Sleiman Enterprises acquires historic building in San Marco Square

The first commercial building ever constructed in San Marco Square has been sold.  Built in 1926, The San Marco Building at 1974 San Marco Blvd., affectionately known to residents as San Marco One, and two smaller adjacent buildings – 1980 San Marco Blvd. home of Starbucks Coffee and 1972 San Marco Blvd., home of Beau […]

Groundwork Jacksonville Announces Emerald Trail Co-Champions, Major Donors and Challenge Grant

Groundwork Jacksonville Announces Emerald Trail  Co-Champions, Major Donors and Challenge Grant

Groundwork Jacksonville (GWJax) announced significant progress toward building the Emerald Trail within the next 10 years during a news conference at City Hall on Aug. 26, including new corporate ambassadors, major donors and a check presentation to Mayor Lenny Curry for the design of the Emerald Trail Model Project.  “The Emerald Trail must be a […]

Reed, South Shores residents still waiting for FEMA appraisals

Reed, South Shores residents still waiting for FEMA appraisals

It’s been nearly two years since Hurricane Irma wreaked devastation to the Reed Subdivision and South Shores neighborhoods, and, so far, all Chris Duguid has heard is “crickets.” “We are planning on selling our home to the City of Jacksonville using FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) funding,” said Duguid, a South Shores Road resident. “We […]

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