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Nemours launches first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign

Nemours launches first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign

After 30 years of quietly offering quality medical care to children in the Jacksonville community, leaders at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care in San Marco feel it’s time to spill the beans about what may be…

Hit-Free Zones launch at Wolfson Children’s Hospital and other organizations

Hit-Free Zones launch at Wolfson Children’s Hospital and other organizations

“Not in our four walls.” That’s the stance being taken by administration and staff at Wolfson Children’s Hospital when acts of corporal punishment, violence or abuse are observed within the San Marco-based medical center. Michael…

Increasing number, length of trains spoil neighborhood ambiance

Increasing number, length of trains spoil neighborhood ambiance

Whether you find train horns nostalgic and soothing versus annoying and disruptive seems to be a function of distance. Those who grew up in more rural areas or who remember a time when Jacksonville’s population…

RAP reLEAF: Replenish the tree canopy

RAP reLEAF:  Replenish the tree canopy

Did you know the right tree planted in the right place can add value to property, provide much needed shade and comfort, promote walkability, filter pollution, absorb storm water runoff, and help to create a…

Hurricane debris still a water hazard; more access opening to waterways

Hurricane debris still a water hazard; more access opening to waterways

The weather is warming up, which means boaters will be taking to the rivers of Northeast Florida, where they will find something old: reminders of Hurricane Irma – and something new: more access. The impact…

Residents concerned Fishweir Creek dredging ‘island’ will be eyesore

Residents concerned Fishweir Creek dredging ‘island’ will be eyesore

The City Council has approved a partnership with the Army Corps of Engineers for the long-awaited dredging of Fishweir Creek, and a public meeting on the project will be in June to explain the $6.5…

Developer wants to traverse St. Johns River by sky gondolas

Developer wants to traverse St. Johns River by sky gondolas

The Southbank is no stranger to property developer Michael Balanky, one of whose projects includes the San Marco Place condominium tower on Riverplace Boulevard. Now Balanky is envisioning a 28-story high-rise of residential, office and…

Cancer center skybridge marks another milestone

Cancer center skybridge marks another milestone

It was a big day March 4 when Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center’s pedestrian sky bridge was raised, then laid to rest over San Marco Boulevard. After months of careful planning and engineering, the steel…

Several Murray Hill murals vandalized weeks before mural festival

Several Murray Hill murals vandalized weeks before mural festival

Muralist Christopher Sweeney will be returning to Jacksonville but it won’t be for a new robot with heart painting. Instead, he’ll be here to repair graffiti damage to the popular 25-foot by 15-foot XøRobot mural…

Herschel Street businesses, residents petition for crosswalks

Herschel Street businesses, residents petition for crosswalks

For customers of small businesses and restaurants along Herschel Street, crossing the busy state road (Florida SR 211) on foot is no easy task. Limited store-side parking on the west side of Herschel Street forces…

Former department store comes down

Former department store comes down

For more than a year, tenants in Roosevelt Square Mall, as well as nearby residents, have waited for the next shoe to drop after Belk Department Store closed its doors at 4535 Roosevelt Blvd. The…

Riverfront party mansion slapped with injunction

Riverfront party mansion slapped with injunction

A neighborhood dispute between the owners of a riverfront estate and other residents on a quiet street in Miramar may be drawing to a close with an order by a Circuit Court judge to stop…

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