Lenny Curry

Mayor to allow gradual opening of nonessential businesses

Mayor to allow gradual opening of nonessential businesses

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is eager to take the next step to get his city “gradually and cautiously” back to work. During a ZOOM press conference April 28, Curry announced that he is amending his executive order to allow Jacksonville’s beaches to be open all day starting on Monday, May 4. He is also repealing […]

Wolfson lights Weaver Tower gold for childhood cancer awareness

Wolfson lights Weaver Tower gold for childhood cancer awareness

September was National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and to bring awareness to  Jacksonville’s “Home Team” of pediatric cancer specialists, the folks at Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Nemours Children’s Specialty Care celebrated by illuminating the Weaver Tower at Wolfson Children’s Hospital in gold flood lights for a week in early September. Mayor Lenny Curry kicked off […]

Budget approved for 5 Points Concept Plan

Budget approved for  5 Points Concept Plan

The 5 Points Concept Plan, in the pipeline since 2013, is about to become a reality.  Bill number 2019-0505, a Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) bill that contains provisions for the 5 Points improvements, was unanimously passed by City Council Sept. 24 and work is slated to begin in January.  District 14 Councilwoman Randy DeFoor, with […]

Groundwork Jacksonville Announces Emerald Trail Co-Champions, Major Donors and Challenge Grant

Groundwork Jacksonville Announces Emerald Trail  Co-Champions, Major Donors and Challenge Grant

Groundwork Jacksonville (GWJax) announced significant progress toward building the Emerald Trail within the next 10 years during a news conference at City Hall on Aug. 26, including new corporate ambassadors, major donors and a check presentation to Mayor Lenny Curry for the design of the Emerald Trail Model Project.  “The Emerald Trail must be a […]

Administration plans to demolish The Landing despite Carlucci pushback

The Curry Administration plans to stay the course with plans to demolish The Landing later this year, regardless of calls from At-Large Group 4 Councilman Matt Carlucci for a public charrette to discuss the matter again before the orange-roofed shopping and entertainment center is torn down. According to Downtown Investment Authority Interim CEO Brian Hughes, […]

Carlucci calls for public charrettes to discuss future of The Landing before demolition

Carlucci calls for public charrettes to discuss future of The Landing before demolition

The Landing has been referred to as “home plate,” the “front porch of Downtown,” or as At-Large Group 4 City Councilman-elect Matt Carlucci likes to call it, the “centerpiece of Jacksonville’s Thanksgiving table.” Although Carlucci agrees with most in the community that the iconic landmark has seen better days, he still feels strongly the orange-roofed […]

‘Building the Dream’ expansion program underway at North Florida School of Special Education

‘Building the Dream’ expansion program underway at North Florida School of Special Education

Touching and heartwarming or, as Mayor Lenny Curry said, “This is a first, this is really cool. To me, I get to see what this represents. We’ve had academics, art, music, sports…a horse that just walked down the middle of the event.” Jacksonville’s mayor was speaking about the ceremonial groundbreaking for the North Florida School […]