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The Way We Were: George Stallings, Jr.

The Way We Were: George Stallings, Jr.

Long-time Venetia resident George B. Stallings, Jr., who will join the ranks of centenarians on May 12, credits his longevity to strong Biblical beliefs. “I believe if you live a clean, godly life, you get a lot of years! I also believe in having morals,” said Stallings. The lack of morality, according to Stallings, is […]

The Way We Were: Jim and Mimi Pearce

The Way We Were: Jim and Mimi Pearce

Although Mimi Sherman Pearce was born in White Plains, New York and her husband, Jim Pearce, was born in Sioux St. Marie, Michigan, they both consider San Marco their “hometown.”  Mimi Pearce lives two houses down from the house on Alexandria Place where she grew up. “I came to live in San Marco as a […]

Private school has plans to modify campus entrance

Private school has plans to modify campus entrance

The Episcopal School of Jacksonville has submitted to the City of Jacksonville an application to put a security gatehouse on a public street at the entrance to its campus. Currently, no guard house exists at the entrance to the school from St. Elmo Drive, which is also access from Atlantic Boulevard for residents of the […]

Median work underway along Hendricks Avenue

Median work underway along Hendricks Avenue

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)is making progress with the San Jose Boulevard/Hendricks Avenue (State Road 13) from Cornell Road to San Marco Boulevard resurfacing and improvement project that is expected to be complete in spring 2019. The $5.4 million project includes resurfacing three miles of roadway, restriping the shoulders to provide for new bicycle […]

Emergency approval for additional funding will allow Riverplace Boulevard work to begin

Emergency approval for additional funding will allow Riverplace Boulevard work to begin

Riverplace Boulevard is finally starting its long-awaited “road diet” that will make the street on the Southbank slower-paced and pedestrian friendly. The project was put out for bid last fall but the bids, opened in December, were over budget. In March, District 5 Councilwoman Lori Boyer pushed through an emergency measure adding $642,663 to the […]

Road name change to honor POW, MIA

A bill to honor and recognize former prisoners of war and the more than 82,000 service members still missing in action and unaccounted for was heard at the March 13 City Council meeting. Proposed by Cecil Field POW/MIA Memorial, Inc., Bill 2018-124 would rename New World Avenue as POW-MIA Memorial Parkway, effective July 1, if […]

Developer receives approval to build mixed-use units in Riverside

Developer receives approval to build mixed-use units in Riverside

For a developer seeking a Certificate of Appropriateness to build within the Riverside Avondale Historic District, working through the process can be a lesson in patience with a medal for perseverance. Since their May 2016 purchase of property on the southwest corner of College and Stockton Streets in Riverside, Hayden Hawk Investment Group has been […]

Sewer replacement project on horizon for Avondale

Sewer replacement project on horizon for Avondale

For 27 years, the City of Jacksonville Public Works Department has indicated it will replace an 87-year-old arched culvert on Herschel Street over Little Fishweir Creek. Finally, it seems the project may be at hand. According to Tia Ford, spokesperson for the City of Jacksonville, a contract was issued on Feb. 7 to J.B. Coxwell […]