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May 22, 2024

Stadium operating costs: Current vs. proposed

An analysis of current cost sharing on day-to-day stadium operations, versus those proposed under a new deal between the Jacksonville…

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Grunthal Park in the Grand Park neighborhood was renovated in 2023 to convert tennis courts into basketball courts with a playground space. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
May 22, 2024

Jax parks improving, but work remains, report says

A national nonprofit organization, the Trust for Public Land, ranked Jacksonville’s parks 69th of 100 cities nationwide — an improvement…

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A support professional sits with three participants in sensory and cognitive activities at Pine Castle. l Aaron Mervin, Pine Castle
May 15, 2024

Options expand for people with intellectual differences

Pine Castle, a Jacksonville organization that serves people with special needs, recently opened up 200 new slots for people to…

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This three-bedroom, three-bathroom home in northwest St. Johns County's Shearwater community is up for grabs for $625,000. | Noah Hertz, Jacksonville Today.
May 15, 2024

$400k a ‘low budget’ in Northeast Florida housing hot spots

Families are getting priced out of high demand and higher-priced real estate hot spots in Duval County and St. Johns…

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Jacksonville City Council President Ron Salem listens as Jacksonville Jaguars President Mark Lamping pitches a proposed new agreement for leasing the city's municipal stadium. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
May 14, 2024

Mayor, Jags unveil ‘Stadium of the Future’ proposal

Mayor Donna Deegan, the city’s chief negotiator and the Jags’ president pitched the plan to rehabilitate and renovate the municipal…

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Children in the Durkeeville neighborhood wade into the waters at the Emmett Reed Swimming Pool on Friday, July 14, 2023.
May 9, 2024

Public pools in Duval, Clay, St. Johns set to open Memorial Day weekend

The unofficial start to summer will jump off with a splash as community pools in Jacksonville, Green Cove Springs and…

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Ascension health care reported that it's dealing with a "cyber security event" across the country. l Shahadat Rahman via Unsplash.
May 9, 2024

Ascension heath system hit with ‘cyber security event’

The situation is disrupting some systems and clinical operations across the country, Ascension said.…

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May 3, 2024

30 sailors and Marines injured off Jacksonville coast

A training incident involving two landing craft air cushions occurred about 100 nautical miles off the coast.…

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General Counsel Michael Fackler advises the Jacksonville Ethics Commission about its opposition to recently passed ethics legislation. | Casmira Harrison, Jacksonville Today
May 1, 2024

Florida’s ‘pro-corruption’ ethics bill sits in gubernatorial limbo

For eight weeks, Gov. Ron DeSantis has taken no action on a bill that would make it harder to file…

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The Dallas Graham Branch of the Jacksonville Public Library is often filled with children from nearby Durkeeville, Grand Park and Moncrief Springs in the afternoon following the end of the school day. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
April 30, 2024

Duval school district rebuffs pressure to end relationship with Jacksonville Public Library

Amid the national “book ban” conversation, Duval school officials defended a longstanding connection with the Jacksonville Public Library.…

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This was the plan for a fuel storage and rail depot on a 101-acre property in Dinsmore.
April 25, 2024

Fuel storage plan may track west, to a different neighborhood

Dinsmore residents managed to drive away a proposed bulk fuel storage yard, but the plan could pop up in another…

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A Jacksonville sheriff's deputy shot a suspect who led police on a chase.
April 23, 2024

Jacksonville cop accused of crashing cruiser and fleeing

Officer John Burr was charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving injuries. He has resigned from the Jacksonville…

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Amelia is one of the dogs at Jacksonville's Animal Care and Protective Services shelter. The shelter needs 60 foster homes for dogs while repairs are made to air conditioning. | Animal Care and Protective Services
April 23, 2024

Jax dog shelter is desperate for foster homes

Animal Care and Protective Services needs foster homes for 60 dogs by Wednesday as repairs are made to the shelter’s…

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This was the plan for a fuel storage and rail depot on a 101-acre property in Dinsmore.
April 18, 2024

Northside fuel depot a no, but search for new Jacksonville site raises explosive questions

The search for a new fuel farm site could have countywide ramifications after a Northside proposal was withdrawn this week.…

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A rendering of The Lofts at Southbank, a mixed-use development including offices, housing, self-storage and retail space.
April 16, 2024

Southbank self storage, affordable housing plan wins over zoning committee

City Council members on the Land Use and Zoning Committee meeting on Tuesday narrowly endorsed a rezoning request that could…

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Longtime Atlantic Beach resident Carolyn Zisser brought Diane Ravitch's book "Slaying Goliath" with her to address the Duval County School Board on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. Zisser was among nearly a dozen people who implored the board to keep Atlantic Beach Elementary open. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
April 16, 2024

Duval parents plead to keep their schools open

Nearly a dozen parents spoke to the School Board on Tuesday, but school officials stressed again that no decisions are…

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EverBank Stadium is seen Tuesday in Downtown Jacksonville. | Casmira Harrison, Jacksonville Today
April 16, 2024

#AskJAXTDY l Will a remodeled stadium be climate-friendly?

Both the Jaguars and the city have publicly pledged to include green initiatives and resiliency efforts into their agreement to…

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Tiger Academy students produced drawings and other artworks this year following a November 2023 field trip to The Cmmer Museum of Art & Gardens in November 2023. | Submitted
April 12, 2024

Cummer and The Links bring arts to Northwest Jax students

Art can help people overcome emotions they do not realize are present. That was one of the motivations of staff…

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TRUE Commission Chair Keshan Chambliss, left, listens as Commissioner Daniel Henry speaks on his concerns about procurement-contract training at a meeting of the commission on April 4, 2024. | Casmira Harrison, Jacksonville Today
April 10, 2024

At dawn of huge stadium deal, Jax commission sees ‘pattern’ of lax contract oversight

Commissioners want to know how to help the city tackle what they view as repeated shortcomings in enforcing contracts.…

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Rebecca Williams is the CEO of Fruit of Barren Trees Pipeline Inc. The nonprofit strives to erect affordable housing in the Moncrief Springs community in Northwest Jacksonville. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
April 4, 2024

A.L. Lewis fund sparks Black philanthropy with first grants

The A.L. Lewis Black Opportunity & Impact fund announced grants toward health, education and economic development in predominantly Black neighborhoods.…

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R.V. Daniels has served students in the Grand Park neighborhood since 1964. The Duval County Public Schools board moved to close the school following the 2024-25 academic year. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
April 2, 2024

Duval consolidates 2 elementary schools, but gives parents extra year to prepare

R.V. Daniels Elementary in Northwest Jacksonville will be consolidated with R.L. Brown Gifted and Talented Academy after the 2024-25 school…

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March 26, 2024

PHOTO ESSAY | Jacksonville Alumnae Chapter welcomes first new Deltas in a decade

After 10 years, the Jacksonville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta welcomed new members in front of a cross section…

Featured image for “$20k for homebuyers up for grabs under Ameris redlining settlement ”
Ameris Bank mortgage officer Tamonica Mike outlines the Ameris Choice program in front of more than 75 people inside Somerset Academy in the Highlands community during a March 14, 2024 community meeting. Ameris Bank introduced the Ameris Choice program in January as part of a consent order the bank agreed to with the U.S. Department of Justice following the latter's acusation the bank redlined in Black and Hispanic communities in Jacksonville. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
March 21, 2024

$20k for homebuyers up for grabs under Ameris redlining settlement 

More than 300 Jacksonville area families are going to receive $20,000 apiece as part of a regional bank’s settlement with…

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Members of Jacksonville's Haitian diaspora called on Northeast Florida Republican congressmen Aaron Bean and John Rutherford to craft legislation that was stem the exportation of weapons to Haiti. From left: Booz Paul, Roudy Duviver, Pologne Moise, Cheryl McCall, Pierre Paul, Sintalie Jean, Ceasar Paul-Murray and Lyned Jana. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
March 19, 2024

Jacksonville Haitians call for increased attention on their homeland

The Coalition of the Haitian Community in Jacksonville made pleas for state and federal help at a rally Tuesday in…