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Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

For many of Jacksonville’s homeless, Wednesday was their Thanksgiving. It’s when City Rescue Mission downtown serves up a holiday feast for an estimated 1,200 people in need.


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Garden City Elementary School Park on Jacksonville’s Northside got a makeover this month that’s largely due to a $95,000 grant from Mercedes-Benz USA.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

HabiJax, which is Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville, is finishing up two new side-by-side homes in the New Town area — part of its “Women’s Build” campaign.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Those who decide to take a walk in Jacksonville’s Hemming Park this week, may also learn about the Ukrainian Revolution of 2014 — that’s because there’s an outdoor photo exhibit on the subject.


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The Jacksonville Beach City Council has taken a step toward banning medical marijuana dispensaries from setting up shop in the beachfront city.

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St. Augustine city commissioners will take up the issue of homelessness and panhandling at their meeting Monday.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

There’s been bad blood over the last few years between the owners of some food trucks and brick and mortar restaurants downtown over how the trucks should be regulated.


Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Forget tailgating outside in lawn chairs before a football game.  Now, fans can buy a luxury train car for that purpose just across from EverBank Field — and the railcars may cost more than your home. 


State Archives of Florida

Former State Senator Arnett Girardeau passed away Thursday at the age of 88. The Jacksonville native was one of the first African-Americans to serve in the Florida Senate since reconstruction.


Murray Hill Preservation Association

The Jacksonville neighborhood of Murray Hill is throwing a big Halloween party Sunday called Hill-O-Ween offering activities for adults and kids.

President of Murray Hill Preservation Association Jason Tetlak said the organization was looking to create signature event for the neighborhood.

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