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January 24, 2023

Out East Jacksonville takes big step toward national historic designation

The Eastside Historic District is one step closer to joining the National Register of Historic Places following a decision from the Florida National Register Review board.

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December 20, 2022

Jaguars recognize Historic Eastside CDC with inaugural Inspire Change award

Suzanne Pickett is headed to the Super Bowl. The president and CEO of the Historic Eastside Community Development Corporation was surprised with tickets to February’s big game as she received the inaugural Inspire Change award from the Jaguars on Sunday afternoon. “This is for the Eastside, Out East,” Pickett said. “I’m so excited and honored. It’s good to know that

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August 31, 2022

Eastside gearing up for renaissance on its terms

Bobby Graham doesn’t trust the city of Jacksonville. The lifelong Eastside resident has seen too many promises go unfulfilled to put his faith in City Hall. But his confidence in the Eastside will never wane. He sees his once-thriving, predominantly Black neighborhood as sitting on the precipice of a renaissance. The community’s resistance to gentrification has spurred what community advocates

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