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Left to right: Liston Gregory III on piano leading a jazz lesson with Isaiah Mac, 8, on drums and Ayanna Nelson, 13, on bass.
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The City of Jacksonville’s Kids Hope Alliance is offering mini grants for programs designed to fight youth violence, and organizations like Don’t Miss a Beat are benefiting from those dollars.

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Neighborhood groups in Jacksonville can get grants of up to $5,000 each to help clean up their streets. To be eligible, the Duval County neighborhood group, homeowners association, civic organization or community group has to have been registered in the city’s directory for at least six months.

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The city of Jacksonville and its JEA utility are both taking a hit from Moody’s as the credit giant downgrades the worth of bonds issued by them.

It was standing room only in a City Council conference room Thursday morning, the topic on the table: short-term vacation rental properties.

JEA building.
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In the November general election voters in Jacksonville will get the chance to tell the City Council whether or not they want their voices to be heard in any possible future discussions regarding the sale of the public utility company JEA.

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Web.com will no longer be traded on the NASDAQ exchange now that an affiliate of Siris Capital Group has completed its approximately $2 billion acquisition of the Jacksonville-based global provider of internet services.

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The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens in Jacksonville has created a new exhibition focusing on the late artist Augusta Savage, a Green Cove Springs native.

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Ron DeSantis helps unload a truck filled with supplies for those affected by Hurricane Michael.
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Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Ron DeSantis was in Jacksonville Wednesday morning for a Hurricane Michael supply drive that was originally billed as a veteran round table campaign event.

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Members of Jacksonville’s Hispanic community got to meet with and hear from several candidates for state and federal offices at a forum on Tuesday night.

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The group Florida Realtors has poured $6.6 million into its political committee aimed at Amendment 2’s passage.

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First Coast area transportation seers are looking ahead to 2045, and they’re asking the public to help them create a blueprint for development.

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Although hurricanes are serious business, the Santa Rosa (Fla.) Sheriff's Office has decided there is also room to lighten up a little.

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Tuesday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Florida 4th District Congressional candidate Ges Selmont. He’s challenging incumbent Republican John Rutherford (01:03). Rutherford was also invited but his office did not respond.

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Jacksonville City Council President Aaron Bowman held a meeting Monday to start assembling a task force to address public safety and crime.

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Monday on First Coast Connect we heard about this week’s Faith, Race and LGBT: A conversation with Rev. Dr. Jamie Washington at UNF that looks to bridge gaps and work for common goals. We spoke with UNF LBGT Resource Center Director Kaitlin Legg  and UNF Interfaith Center Associate Director Matt Hartley (01:14).       

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