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Jacksonville is the biggest city in the lower 48 states -- but only if you include the water. l Steven Ponson, WJCT News 89.9
October 20, 2023

#AskJAXTDY l Is Jacksonville the largest city in the contiguous US?

A reader asked us to set the record straight about Jacksonville’s size compared to other cities in the U.S.…

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A July 15 image of Councilman Rory Diamond after he arrived at his U.S. Army deployment, tagged with the words "Made it! And, it’s very hot." | Rory Diamond on X (formerly Twitter)
October 17, 2023

#AskJAXTDY | Who’s listening to the Beaches while Councilman Rory Diamond is deployed?

Jacksonville City Council member Rory Diamond has been on deployment and training with the Florida Army National Guard.…

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Two natural gas tanks await installation at the Fincantieri Marine Systems repair operation at Commodores Point. Dan Scanlan WJCT News 89.9
September 11, 2023

#AskJAXTDY | What are those natural gas tanks doing at Commodore Point?

Reader Steve C. asks why there’s been waterfront construction and the placing of liquified natural gas tanks at Commodores Point.…

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September 5, 2023

#ASKJAXTDY | Why are the lights off on half of the Hart Bridge?

Q: Why did the Hart Bridge go dark? A: Light repairs are coming.…

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August 23, 2023

#AskJAXTDY | Why are gas prices all over the place in Jacksonville?

Why is there a difference of 20 to 30 cents in the price of gas depending on your location within…

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August 20, 2023

#AskJAXTDY | What’s being developed in Jax Beach, the Westside?

Questions about pending developments in the Jacksonville area are answered in this #AskJAXTDY.…

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August 16, 2023

#AskJAXTDY | Why are machines running 24/7 on San Pablo Road?

Why are pumps running 24 hours a day during road construction on San Pablo Road, a reader asks. JTA and…

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August 13, 2023

#AskJAXTDY | Why is there so much trash on Jacksonville’s streets?

A reader wonders what happened to the clean city streets he saw when he moved here 16 years ago.…

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August 1, 2023

#AskJAXTDY | Why is the Southbank Riverwalk restroom closed? 

Q: Ruth N., a Jacksonville Today newsletter reader, was recently walking along the Southbank Riverwalk near the Lone Sailor statue when…

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July 20, 2023

#AskJAXTDY: Can I recycle my pizza boxes? 

This Q&A tackles what can and can’t be recycled in Jacksonville, including those pesky pizza boxes with grease spots.…

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May 24, 2023

#AskJAXTDY | What happened to the giant bronze statue at the airport?

Hoy es Hoy, the 13-foot bronze statue at the Jacksonville Airport, has gone missing. Here’s where she’s headed next.…

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May 22, 2023

#AskJAXTDY | Will this Northside road ever reconnect to the Gateway Town Center? 

Will a road that used to connect to the Northside’s Gateway Town Center reopen? The city explains why not.…

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May 12, 2023

#AskJAXTDY | What’s up with road issues near Town Center, The Avenues?

What’s being done about road issues near Jax malls? Projects begin this summer and fall near The Avenues, Town Center.…

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April 27, 2023

#AskJAXTDY | Why was a city park’s bathroom closed on Saturday morning?

“Why was a city park’s bathroom closed on Saturday morning?” a Jacksonville Today reader asked. The city says that’s changing.…

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April 24, 2023

#AskJAXTDY | Why did Jacksonville police kill a man who threatened a police K9 with a knife?

A reader asks: Why did the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office use deadly force on a man who raised a knife at…

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March 27, 2023

#AskJAXTDY | How does the election supervisor do his job when his son is running for office?

With his son on the Jacksonville City Council ballot this spring, here’s what Election Supervisor Mike Hogan can’t do.…

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March 16, 2023

#AskJAXTDY | Are these traffic lights in Jax Beach ever turning on? 

Traffic lights have been installed but not turned on in Jacksonville Beach. Why the months-long delay?…

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March 15, 2023

#AskJAXTDY | Will local mosquito spraying kill pollinators?

Will spraying for mosquitoes kill beneficial pollinators in Jacksonville, a reader asks.…

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An ADU garage apartment can be seen behind this home in the San Marco area | Jessica Palombo, Jacksonville Today
November 21, 2022

#AskJAXTDY | More details on ADUs, please

Q. After reading that the Jax City Council had extended the area where local homeowners can build and rent “accessory…

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Duval residents can drop off recyclables at 7000 Imeson Road | Google Maps
November 3, 2022

#AskJAXTDY | Where can recyclables be dropped off?

Q: Jacksonville Today reader Marla P. has a problem when it comes to her household recyclable items: Her condo building…

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A JEA water pump sits at the ready at the corner of Landon Avenue and San Marco Boulevard in San Marco.
September 27, 2022

#AskJAXTDY | Answering your local Hurricane Ian questions

The Jacksonville Today team is answering storm prep questions ahead of Hurricane Ian making landfall on Florida’s west coast tomorrow.…

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The Duval County School Board voted Tuesday, March 1, 2022, to put a property tax increase referendum on the August primary ballot. Charlotte Joyce was the sole no vote.
August 26, 2022

#AskJAXTDY | Why wasn’t the school tax referendum during the general election when more people vote?

With the August primary in the books, and most races going to runoff elections November 8, the Jacksonville Today team…

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Duval Schools HQ
August 9, 2022

#AskJAXTDY | Will the proposed property tax for schools compound each year?

The Jacksonville Today team is answering your voting questions ahead of the August 23rd primaries. A hot topic? The Duval…

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The average rent in the 32205 ZIP code has increased 31% since the start of the pandemic and 54% over the last five years. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
May 24, 2022

#AskJAXTDY | Why doesn’t Florida have rent control?

The Jacksonville Today team is answering your housing questions, as rents in the region have climbed by more than twice…