Neighborhood News

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

JTA modifies Riverside Trolley service

Starting Monday, June 3, the Jacksonville Transportation Authority will no longer offer trolley services in the downtown segment of Jacksonville. The Authority is discontinuing all operations north of the Jacksonville Landing to the St. James Building, and east to the City Hall Annex Building. The Riverside Trolley will run every ten minutes, Monday through Friday […]

Eagle Scout project honors Fallen Heroes

Attending the dedication ceremony of the Fallen Heroes Memorial at Nathan Bedford Forrest High School back in February, Harrison Conyers IV thought the area around it looked rather shabby. “It was full of weeds and didn’t look so good,” he said. Conyers decided to make the memorial his Eagle Scout project, planning a perennial garden […]

Steering committee to address parking issues in Riverside/Avondale

Moratorium on new business approvals suggested until study complete The challenge of finding parking in one of the historic districts can seem, at times, to be nothing short of herculean. The analogy is appropriate because what the Jacksonville Community Planning Division may have originally thought to be a simple study could turn out to be […]

I-95 Traffic Pattern Shift May Cause Delays

I-95 Traffic Pattern Shift May Cause Delays

Traffic shifted on I-95 northbound south of the Fuller Warren Bridge According to Florida DOT representative Michael Goldman, as of May 28, 2013, a traffic shift on I-95 northbound, south of the Fuller Warren Bridge, may cause temporary delays for motorists. The new northbound traffic pattern on the interstate is from Atlantic Boulevard to the […]

Cummer opens Olmsted Garden after renovation

By Kate A. Hallock Resident Community News One of Jacksonville’s gems in both art and gardens has put the same creative effort into designing a parking lot as it does into its exhibits and collections. The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens has designed an experience that starts in the parking lot across Riverside Avenue […]

American Cancer Society fundraiser a labor of love for committed volunteers

Generations spend countless hours on annual Cowford Ball By Julie Kerns Garmendia Resident Community News What else but a labor of love could result in more than $6.6 million raised in nearly 20 years for one cause? The American Cancer Society’s (ACS- Duval County) held the 18th annual Cowford Ball, Viva Las Cowford, Apr. 27 […]

Ortega resident to be honored for work with children

The annual Episcopal Children’s Services Children’s Champion Award Luncheon will honor Ortega resident and noted philanthropist Betsy Lovett on May 22 at the UNF University Center. The Children’s Champion Award Luncheon began eight years ago and since has honored Mayor John Peyton, Delores Barr Weaver, Ed Burr, Pamela Y. Paul, the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, […]

Hallmark Partners deeds plot to Unity Plaza

By Kate A. Hallock Resident Community News On Tuesday, Apr. 30, Mayor Alvin Brown and new executive director Jen Jones accepted the deed to Jacksonville Unity Plaza, Inc., the future urban public square that will operate under a unique public-private partnership between Hallmark Partners and the City of Jacksonville. The partnership is part of a […]