Neighborhood News

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Parking study data presented; public comment encouraged

The good news is crime is down By Kate A. Hallock Resident Community News With just days to go on the clock, the Parking Study Steering Committee squeezed two town hall meetings in under the wire. The goal to finish the study, as stated in the May 2 committee meeting, was Sept. 30. On Monday, […]

Time for community improvement district in Riverside?

Hallmark Partners’ Alex Coley thinks so By Steve DiMattia Resident Community News When Downtown Vision, Inc. was created in 2000 as Jacksonville’s only business improvement district it stemmed from that old adage, “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” “There was a realization that the city’s finances were limited and that no one […]

Yesterdays closed after three decades in Avondale

Taps Bar & Grill moving into neighborhood landmark By Steve DiMattia Resident Community News When Steve Irvine passed in May his obituary noted, “Steve had a larger than life personality, often turning strangers into friends.” Three campaigns for Jacksonville mayor routinely brought out both characteristics, but never like when he was at Yesterdays, the Avondale […]

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 […]