LeAnna Cumber

‘What’s Up on The SUP?’

‘What’s Up on The SUP?’

San Marco and Riverside communities celebrate the new Fuller Warren Shared-Use Path After a decade of anticipation, the Riverside, Avondale and San Marco communities celebrated the opening of the Fuller Warren Shared-Use Path, affectionately dubbed “The SUP” by neighborhood and community leaders. The Florida Department of Transportation held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, April […]

City approves right-of-way funding for Lasalle Street pump station

City approves right-of-way funding for Lasalle Street pump station

The San Marco community is one step closer to seeing progress on the long-awaited pump station on Lasalle Street. In February, the Jacksonville City Council unanimously approved the appropriation of $900,000 for the right-of-way acquisition of a residential property at 936 Lasalle Street in order to begin construction of the Lasalle Street pump station, a […]

Darkness and Light: A beacon of hate unites a community and reveals the darkness of politics

Darkness and Light: A beacon of hate unites a community and reveals the darkness of politics

A beam of light momentarily turned downtown into a beacon of darkness, as antisemitic actors projected a cross and swastika across the face of the CSX building on Jan. 14. But the actors’ intended goal of hate appeared to have had the opposite effect, as the city of Jacksonville immediately rallied behind its Jewish brothers […]

Incidents highlight alternative actions for JSO, communities

Incidents highlight alternative actions for JSO, communities

Officials have new measures for combating crime, dereliction Repeated gun violence incidents at the Scottish Inn at 2300 Philips Highway have underscored the need for increased crime-control measures in Jacksonville. Early morning on Dec. 31, 2022, police officers found a man shot multiple times on Mark Avenue, a street right behind the Scottish Inn. The […]

Redrawn maps submitted to the court in redistricting lawsuit

Redrawn maps submitted to the court in redistricting lawsuit

The lines have been drawn in the ongoing legal battle for what will be the new City Council District Map for the City of Jacksonville. After several days of meetings, culminating in a six-hour Special Council meeting on Friday, Nov. 4, the Jacksonville City Council voted on a newly-drawn district map to submit to the […]

Candidates emphasize need for change at first mayoral debate

Candidates emphasize need for change at first mayoral debate

A desire for change was the common message shared by all the mayoral candidates at the Nov. 21 debate hosted by the Rotary Club of Jacksonville. Held at the Jacksonville Marriott Downtown, the event offered candidates an opportunity to share their perspectives on an array of issues, including education, crime, economic development and management of […]

Mayoral race heats up as Davis enters the fray

Mayoral race heats up as Davis enters the fray

With Jacksonville’s first mayoral election just five months out, some candidates have begun ramping up their campaigns while others are just getting started. On Sept. 8, Republican Daniel Davis formally kicked off his campaign with a Sept. 8 rally at Tom Nehl Trucking Company that was attended by both current Mayor Lenny Curry and former […]

Pedestrian safety for students a topic of concern

Pedestrian safety for students a topic of concern

Growth brings more traffic and distracted drivers When the new school year began, San Marco resident Dale Farrow walked with his sixth grader to make sure he and his friend knew how to approach crossing the busy streets, particular Atlantic Boulevard, to get to Landon Middle School. He did that for three weeks and spoke […]

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