Neighborhood News

All the latest news from the neighborhoods in our coverage areas.

Bank robbery suspect sought after brazen afternoon hold up

On February 14, 2014 at 1:40 p.m., the Jacksonville Bank located at 4343 Roosevelt Blvd. was robbed. An unknown white male suspect approached the teller and demanded money by handing her a note. The suspect did not threaten the clerk nor did he display a weapon. After receiving cash, the suspect fled the bank on […]

Hugh and Susan Greene honored as Guardians of the Arts

Spring for the Arts celebrates 10 years By Kate A. Hallock, Resident Community News Total commitment – also known in this city as being “all in” – makes the community a great place for its residents to live and work. It’s no wonder that San Jose residents Susan and Hugh Greene were chosen as recipients […]

Jewish hospice accreditation renewed

Community Hospice of Northeast Florida was recently re-accredited as a Jewish hospice by the National Institute for Jewish Hospice (NIJH), joining more than 60 hospices nationwide. The accreditation process provides staff training, insights on treating Jewish patients who are seriously ill, and access to resources and education about Jewish customs and practices that may arise […]

Communication Breakdown

Critics argue consolidation breeds lack of response By Kate A. Hallock Resident Community News Members of the Task Force on Consolidated Government’s Neighborhoods and Planning Subcommittee are grappling with an issue today that seems to have realized some of the worst fears about consolidated government when it was first explored nearly 50 years ago: loss. […]

As economic indicator, housing sales strong in Jacksonville

Closed sales highest since 2006 Riverside/Avondale/Ortega was one of five areas that experienced the greatest upticks in median sales price (by percentage) from 2012 to 2013, according to the 2013 Annual Report from the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors. Those neighborhoods enjoyed a collective 17.5 percent increase in the median price for homes sold last […]

Biscottis suffers early morning fire

Quick work by police, fire departments limits damage By Kate A. Hallock Resident Community News An early morning fire, which started in a back kitchen at Biscottis restaurant at 3556 St. Johns Ave., created enough smoke to set off a motion detector, leading to quick work by the Jacksonville police and fire departments. “The amount […]

Schultz Center launches creative catalyst for students

EdSpark joins 2nd annual One Spark festival EdSpark, an initiative of the Schultz Center, will curate a One Spark venue where creators with education-related projects can exhibit at the second annual World’s Crowdfunding Festival, to be held April 9-13 throughout downtown Jacksonville. The Schultz Center’s EdSpark venue on the second floor of the Wells Fargo […]

FDOT actions at year end raise concerns

Public kickoff meeting scheduled for bridge expansion By Kate A. Hallock Resident Community News The notice of public hearing was misleading at best. When the Florida Department of Transportation issued official notice for its “Tentative Five-Year Work Program for Fiscal Years 2014-2019,” the purpose did not call out the proposed expansion of the Fuller Warren […]