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Left to Right: Councilmembers Bill Gulliford, Terrance Freeman and Ju'Coby Pittman discussing homelessness in Jacksonville.
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

City Council members attending a Thursday meeting agree more affordable housing options are needed to help fight homelessness in Jacksonville, but funding development projects could be difficult.

Business Brief: Jacksonville Looks To Stem Internet Cafe Boom

Oct 4, 2018
Via Jacksonville Daily Record

Of the hundreds of internet cafes that have opened in strip malls across Jacksonville, only 90 have obtained a certificate of use, according to the city of Jacksonville.

Laurie Avocado / WIkimedia Commons

In what could be another delay for Florida’s burgeoning medical-marijuana industry, a Tallahassee judge has agreed to block state health officials from moving forward with the application process for highly sought-after medical marijuana licenses.

SARAH SCHNEIDER / WESA

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced a new online tip form Thursday as part of her department’s ongoing investigation into seven Catholic dioceses in the state.

Michelle Corum / WJCT News

Two months after the Candy Apple Café closed in Downtown Jacksonville, the building’s ownership announced a replacement — MLG, which is Marcus Lemonis Grill.

Ryan Benk / WJCT

Thursday on First Coast Connect we heard about Saturday’s History Revealed walking tour of Confederate Statues and the history of Jacksonville’s racial past with #TakeEmDownJax co-founder Kris Kiernan, historian and author Tim Gilmore and Wells Todd from the Jacksonville Progressive Coalition (01:05).

 

FLGOV.COM AND SENATE.GOV

Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Bill Nelson of Florida has a razor-thin lead against GOP challenger Gov. Rick Scott in the latest Mason-Dixon poll.

The Jaxson Presents Forgotten Spaces: Places Reimagined. Tuesday 10.23 6-8 pm at WJCT
Abby Weiss

This month, WJCT hosts the first-ever live event as part of our partnership with Modern Cities: The Jaxson.

Forgotten Spaces: Places Reimagined is on October 23 at WJCT Studios. 

Left to Right: Visual artists Joseph Provenza and Kedgar Volta working at Castano Group's office in downtown Jacksonville.
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

Avant and the Museum of Science and History (MOSH) are hosting an audio visual concert at the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium this weekend, featuring new visual pieces by three local artists and performances by the New York-based jazz trio Rashanim and guest musician Jamie Saft, also from New York.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

An endangered Western lowland gorilla has been born at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.

Jacksonville Daily Record

InfiLaw, the Florida Coastal School of Law’s holding company,  filed three lawsuits in May in federal court against the American Bar Association after the ABA found InfiLaw’s three law schools out of compliance with admission and accreditation standards.

WW Ranch Motorcross Park

The WW Ranch Motocross Park, on the city’s Westside near Baldwin, will be the site of the inaugural Florida National motocross on June 22, 2019.

University of North Florida

Wednesday the University of North Florida announced the immediate resignation of Dr. Mark Tumeo, dean of the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction.

Jacksonville's future residents can look forward to a glimpse into the past after the unveiling of a time capsule buried in 1960.

Wednesday on First Coast Connect ahead of this month’s annual See the Girl Summit we spoke with Dr. Lawanda Ravoira, President and CEO of the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center, Senior Vice President at the center Vicky Basra and Dr. Maureen Walker who is the keynote speaker at the summit (01:01). 

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