Neighborhood News

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Beacon Riverside sales office opens Oct. 7

Rendering briefly unveiled at NEFAR Historic Area Council meeting By Steve DiMattia Resident Community News The Beacon Riverside luxury condominiums’ sales gallery officially opens for business Oct. 7, announced Hallmark Partners’ Bryan Weber at the September meeting of the newly revived Northeast Florida Association of Realtors Historic Area Council. The sales gallery is across from […]

West Dentistry trades movie for your Halloween sweets

West Dentistry will buy back Halloween candy from children on Nov. 4-5 during the 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. office hours. Each child, in exchange for the candy, will receive a child’s movie ticket (valued at $5.00). Last year West Dentistry collected 57 pounds of candy; this is the third year of participation in Operation […]

District 5 Town Hall Meetings Notice

District 5 Town Hall Meetings Notice

Councilwoman Lori Boyer, City Council District 5, is hosting two neighborhood Town Hall meetings in October. The first will be on Thursday, Oct. 10, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Balis Community Center, 1513 LaSalle Street. Topics will include Balis Community Center programming and an update on East San Marco (Publix). The second meeting will […]

Local medical centers ranked high by U.S. News and World Report

Baptist Medical Center and UF Health Shands among Best Hospitals Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville and Baptist Medical Center South, which share a license, were again ranked No. 1 among metro Jacksonville hospitals in the U.S. News and World Report annual Best Hospital rankings. The hospitals also ranked fourth in Florida, up from fifth last year. […]

New business update in San Marco

Finance A high profile Chase bank, under construction since mid-June at the corner of San Jose and University boulevards, is tentatively scheduled to be completed in early October, according to a site supervisor for Ecker Construction out of Atlanta. Chase has earlier announced that it was continuing its Florida expansion, with plans for more than […]

Outlook bright for condo ownership in older neighborhoods

By Lorrie DeFrank Resident  Community News High demand for and low inventory of condominiums in Jacksonville’s Historic Districts and older neighborhoods seem to be strong indicators of an economic upturn. The current bright status of the condo market contrasts the gloom of just a few years ago when prices plummeted, homeowners associations struggled with deficits, […]

Misinformation on residential hens threatens the success of legislation

By Lara Patangan Resident Community News Hen advocates are pecking through misinformation that threatens the flock of single family homeowners crowing for the right to have backyard hens. Last month the City of Jacksonville Planning and Development Department denied the recommendation of the draft ordinance 2013-415 which would allow single family homeowners to have up […]

Realtors face fines for sign placement

New ordinances to remove limiting restrictions By Lara Patangan Resident Community News If the real estate agent you hire doesn’t bother to put a for sale sign in your yard, it could be a bad sign. Or, it could be that they are just following the law. According to section 656.1306 of the Zoning Code, […]