Ron Salem

Historical Society Breaks Ground on Jacksonville History Center

Historical Society Breaks Ground on Jacksonville History Center

The Jacksonville Historical Society (JHS) held a groundbreaking ceremony last month to celebrate the first phase of work on The Jacksonville History Center – the city’s first museum dedicated to showcasing Jacksonville’s rich history. JHS board members and city officials participated in the event, held in front of the historic Florida Casket Company building on […]

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 […]

Mayor Curry rolls out budget, announces priorities

Mayor Curry rolls out budget, announces priorities

Saying the past year was one with many challenges for the people of Jacksonville, Mayor Lenny Curry has presented a $1.4 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year to the City Council. The spending plan includes pay raises and bonuses of about $2500 for city employees. “I want to personally thank the city employees when […]