First Coast

News affecting Duval, Baker, Nassau, St. Johns or Clay counties.

The Daily Record

Two buildings totaling about 12,000 square feet of retail space are planned on two acres near the Hyatt Place hotel along Town Center Parkway. 

Duval Superintendent finalist Michael Dunsmore says he’d be a coach to the Duval County school district, surrounding himself with smart people to help fix what’s broken and stabilize what’s working.

Bonnie Zerr / WJCT

The smooth sounds of jazz are filling the HD Radio airwaves in Jacksonville with the launch of a new “pop-up” radio station on 89.9 FM HD4.

“We thought we do our part in getting people in the mood for this year’s Jacksonville Jazz Festival by creating a pop-up jazz station. Over 1000 songs are in rotation celebrating America’s original art form, jazz,” said WJCT Station Manager David Luckin.

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City Has Plans For Mayport Property Near Ferry Stop

May 16, 2018
via The Daily Record

Ten years after JaxPort proposed bringing cruise ships to the once bustling commercial fishing hub in Mayport Village, the city of Jacksonville might buy back the property to spur economic development.

The Florida Times-Union

Wednesday marks a worldwide Ride of Silence to remember bicyclists who have been killed while riding.

The Daily Record

The SHOR is coming in at the Hyatt Jacksonville Regency Riverfront.

Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

The March for Change will start in Jacksonville and make its way to Saint Augustine, beginning Thursday morning in downtown Hemming Park.

coj.net

Two councilmen, one an emergent critic of Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and another known to be a close ally of Curry, are castigating each other for possible violations of Sunshine Law.

Marc Di Luzio / Flickr

The Duval County school district is continuing to prioritize technology this upcoming school year.

Winn-Dixie
DROBER24 / WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Southeastern Grocers’ Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization plan is a go after a judge approved it Monday.

Jeff Whipple / Jacksonville Jazz Festival and City of Jacksonville

Unique art has been a part of the Jacksonville Jazz Festival since 1980 with an official event poster unveiled each year.

FDOT

Motorists that use Atlantic Boulevard at Empire Point and I-295 on the Northside may run into some delays as the Florida Department of Transportation works on improvements.

During a short meeting Monday evening, board members eliminated two superintendent contenders bringing the list of five semi-finalists down to three finalists.

University of North Florida

Florida Sixth Congressional District candidate Democrat Nancy Soderberg picked up an endorsement from former Vice President Joe Biden on Monday.

Johnson YMCA

The James Weldon Johnson YMCA in Northwest Jacksonville is expanding. Not only will the wellness facility be renovated and receive a new swimming pool, but more importantly said spokespeople, it’s teen program capacity will more than double with the construction of a new teen center.

Currently, the Johnson YMCA serves around 30 to 40 teens a day. That number should rise to 100 once the center is finished.

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