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Visitors to Jacksonville's Cummer Museum of Art may notice a new installation on the front lawn.  The pop-up public art piece is the creation of a Riverside artist who has plans for more.

The tall, aluminum sculpture comes from the studio of Dolf James, about a mile from the museum. The studio is spray-painted on the outside and filled with towering metal scraps on the inside.

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Former Jacksonville Mayor John Delaney endorsed Republican Lenny Curry for mayor Wednesday. Delaney, a Republican, also attacked Democratic Mayor Alvin Brown saying Brown lacks leadership and called Brown’s budget proposals “as mythical as a fairytale.”

Delaney said, “We have a candidate in Lenny Curry who brings a freshness, a sunniness, business acumen, and a perspective that this city needs.”

“I have absolute confidence that we have a leader in Lenny,” he said.

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Tonight, Jacksonville mayoral candidate Lenny Curry is holding a rally called #UniteJax. Several Republican candidates for local office are uniting around a call to fix Jacksonville’s issues.

Two headliners of the Curry rally are state officials and Republican Party heavyweights. Curry says Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam and Attorney General Pam Bondi will help him Unite Jacksonville around his message.

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Organic farmers have received a federal grant that’s expected to help low-income Floridians access healthier food. It’s also anticipated to increase farmers’ revenue by more than $2 million.

 

Two farmers’ markets in Jacksonville are going to join in the Fresh Access Bucks program, which allows food stamps to be used to buy fresh produce. That’s because of a grant awarded to an association of organic growers.

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A water-saving technology company is suing the city of Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Electric Authority for $75 million. The company, Fluid Dynamics, says its reputation was damaged, and it lost business.

A few years back, Fluid Dynamics installed its conservation system called Precision Flow at eight apartment complexes in Jacksonville. Though the city and JEA were aware of the installation, the company alleges Jacksonville suddenly removed its systems in 2012.

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