PerspectivesSherry Magill Jacksonville Today Contributor
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A girl reads a book after school. | Kristina Barke, for Kaiser Health News
June 20, 2024

OPINION | Gubernatorial myopia: DeSantis pencils out girls

One of the governor’s strike-throughs will have an outsized effect on Duval county’s vulnerable girls.…

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June 13, 2024

OPINION | ‘Multimedia stimulation’ at Riverfront Plaza?

Apparently projecting images onto outdoor surfaces is all the rage the world over.…

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June 6, 2024

OPINION | Like a bad penny

Incoming City Council President Randy White blames pension changes for Jacksonville’s inability to compete for police officers, fire fighters and…

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May 30, 2024

OPINION | It’s half past tree time at the former Jacksonville Landing

Despite a Parks Department promise of 308 trees at the former Landing site, don’t hold your breath unless tower development…

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May 16, 2024

OPINION | Author’s Saturday talk should be a hotter topic

Author Jeff Goodell will speak Saturday at Jacksonville’s main library about his book, The Heat Will Kill You First.…

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Riverfront Plaza, as seen from the top of the VyStar Credit Union headquarters on May 2, 2024. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
May 9, 2024

OPINION | Riverfront Plaza’s false choice

If we want Riverfront Plaza finished any time soon, we need to free Park East from the insanity of “Pad…

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Screenshot of the San Marco Neighborhood Action Plan 2016
May 2, 2024

OPINION | Don’t stop believing, even after Southbank storage approval

The public engagement on this issue by San Marco residents is something of a victory. And a chance to affect…

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Metropolitan Park as seen in April 2024 | Dan Scanlan
April 25, 2024

OPINION | Metro Park redesign is déjà vu all over again

If you missed the open house, it’s not too late to participate. Citizens may complete a survey about our revitalization…

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April 18, 2024

OPINION | Riverfront Plaza’s dizzying complications

Redeveloping the former Landing site is overly complicated, defies common sense, is too costly, and is taking too long.…

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The Laura Street Trio at Forsyth and Laura streets Downtown.
April 11, 2024

OPINION | If at first you don’t succeed

It’s tiresome for sure, this yearslong Laura Street Trio restoration project conversation.…

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April 4, 2024

OPINION | A pocketful of miracles: Are parks central to Northbank plan?

Are parks central to plans for Downtown Jacksonville’s Northbank? Or are they an after-thought?…

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March 28, 2024

OPINION | The citizens who stopped, exposed the JEA scheme

Before we close the book on the JEA scandal, let’s celebrate those who stopped the behind-the-scenes sale effort and revealed…

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Ex-JEA CEO Aaron Zahn leaves federal court after his guity verdict on March 15, 2024. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
March 21, 2024

OPINION | Can’t get it out of my mind

With the federal conviction last week of JEA’s former CEO, our local morality tale about extreme self-interest at the public’s…