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Village Bread donates 1,000 loaves to Feeding Northeast Florida

Village Bread donates 1,000 loaves to Feeding Northeast Florida

Village Bread is initiating a bread drive by donating 1,000 loaves of bread to Feeding Northeast Florida on Friday, April 10. “We are asking our local community to join us in giving back to those impacted by Covid-19,” said Vinny Jubani, president of Village Bread & Bagel. “Last Friday, April 3, we teamed up with […]

Families benefit from Salvation Army care packages

Families benefit from Salvation Army care packages

The Salvation Army of Northeast Florida assembled and delivered care packages to 50 families, providing food and supplies to 184 children and adults. The Army learned of the need through a concerned citizen, who had partnered with a local school to identify the community where elementary and middle school students were unable to get free […]

New law spells out maintenance duties in San Marco Square and public right-of-ways

New law spells out maintenance duties in San Marco Square and public right-of-ways

For more than a decade, there has been a sort of informal “gentleman’s agreement” between  the San Marco Preservation Society (SMPS), the San Marco Merchants Association (SMMA) and the City of Jacksonville’s Parks and Recreation Department when it came to shared responsibilities concerning the maintenance of Balis Park and the city right of ways surrounding […]

Nonprofits adapt quickly to cope with health shifts, more need

Nonprofits adapt quickly to cope with health shifts, more need

While business as usual has come to a halt all over Northeast Florida as residents heed government orders to shelter in place, several nonprofits continue to serve the needs of Jacksonville’s most vulnerable citizens. Feeding Northeast Florida, Sulzbacher, City Rescue Mission, Clara White Mission, Aging True, UCOM and the Salvation Army, all nonprofits that assist […]

Hospital CEOs in Northeast Florida create Virtual Community Command Center

Hospital CEOs in Northeast Florida create Virtual Community Command Center

The health and safety of our patients and our community remains our top priority. We understand there may be concerns related to future demand for acute care, and our region’s ability to meet these needs. While we have hospital bed capacity today, we are looking ahead, working around the clock to ensure we are ready […]

Residents find creative ways to connect after closures

Residents find creative ways to connect after closures

There’s the old cliché: “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb,” but in 2020, the reverse was true.  Thanks to the spread of COVID-19, an unknown form of a known family of viruses that has sickened people throughout the world, Jacksonville residents have been advised by Mayor Lenny Curry to […]

Community group makes progress in restricting 5G equipment

Community group makes progress in restricting 5G equipment

Jacksonville City Council members and members of the Stop 5G Jax group are working together to keep large telecommunication equipment out of residential neighborhoods and other areas where they could become an eyesore.  Duval County has an ordinance in place that echoes state and federal legislation that allows telecommunications companies seeking to create a new […]

Linear park system to link Downtown to Riverside, San Marco

Linear park system to link Downtown to Riverside, San Marco

Plans are becoming a reality for a 30-mile network of walking and biking trails set to link Downtown with multiple neighborhoods and historic districts including Riverside and San Marco. Groundwork Jacksonville is using a $30,000 grant to begin the first phase of the project, called The Emerald Trail, to connect a converted section of railroad […]