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City’s hunt continues to find source of bad smells

City’s hunt continues to find source of bad smells

As Murray Hill residents continue to report less-than-pleasant smells wafting through their neighborhood, Envirosuite, the company contracted by the city of Jacksonville to provide 24/7 monitoring through a 12-month study, is now in its fourth month of environmental data collection. Residents living in other urban neighborhoods such as Ortega, San Marco, Springfield and Brentwood have […]

RAP unveils plans for Riverside Avondale Cultural Trail

RAP unveils plans for Riverside Avondale Cultural Trail

Treasure maps don’t always come scrawled on a weather-beaten scroll with a painted dotted line leading to a giant black X marking the spot — and treasure isn’t always a chest full of golden doubloons and precious gems. Treasure can be cultural, historical, musical, architectural. And sometimes, the markers guiding a treasure hunter to these […]

Riverfront access to Riverside a reality

Riverfront access to Riverside a reality

Boaters, water taxi will enhance visits to historic district via St. Johns River The Post Street Day Dock, located at the end of Post Street, near the Cummer Museum, is now open to recreational boaters. There are four slips that allow boaters to tie off to the dock, which also features an ADA accessible gangway. […]

Passengers urge JTA to bring back bus route 15

Passengers urge JTA to bring back bus route 15

Passengers in the Murray Hill and Riverside neighborhoods are urging the JTA to reinstate bus route 15. Many passengers in the neighborhood say they now have to take multiple buses just to get to work or go grocery shopping. The bus route was cancelled in September. On June 9th, neighbors came together at Edgewood Avenue […]

Randy DeFoor announcing intention of ending political service as a City Council Member

Council Member Randy DeFoor announced her intention of ending her political service as a Council Member in 2023. Her announcement was made official June 22, she shared a statement with her constituents stating, “It has been a tremendous honor to represent you, the citizens of District 14, on the City Council of Jacksonville.  My love […]

Neighbors resist PUD-zoning deal with Miller Electric

Neighbors resist PUD-zoning deal with Miller Electric

Miller Electric is attempting to sell several adjacent parcels in Riverside’s Five Points neighborhood that it used to call home, before relocating to the Southside. Real estate is very valuable in the neighborhood and several tenants and others could be potential buyers, or not. Miller’s representatives were uncertain, during an April 11 meeting with area […]

Residents say roundabouts project came ‘out of nowhere’

Residents say roundabouts project came ‘out of nowhere’

Despite public comment and meetings, residents feel sidelined On a recent Monday at rush hour at the confluence of three streets – Herschel Street, Geraldine Drive and St. Johns Avenue in Avondale – most traffic navigated the new roundabouts under construction by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) with relative ease, slowing down for construction […]

Long awaited regulations arrive for waterways

Long awaited regulations arrive for waterways

Limitations on anchoring, maps of abandoned hazards part of ongoing effort to increase safety The City of Jacksonville is on the cusp of limiting long-term anchoring in the city’s waterways, and the highly-trafficked Ortega River in particular, to 45 days. It didn’t take an act of Congress, just the Florida Legislature, and cooperation from the […]

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