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Jacksonville City Councilman Reggie Brown is hosting an event Saturday to connect Northwest Jacksonville residents with information and services.

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Jacksonville City Council member John Crescimbeni says a state measure taking some local control away regarding tree regulation is an insult and he’s introduced a city resolution opposing it.

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As the number of opioid overdoses continues to climb in Jacksonville, the city is funding a $1.4 million opioid intervention pilot program. The program started last Thursday, and so far four people have accepted the help.


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The Duval County School Board and Jacksonville City Council had a joint meeting Tuesday.

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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.


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After two recent deaths in Jacksonville parks, the question of their safety has been brought to the forefront. That topic came up at a city council parks committee meeting Wednesday morning.


Former Jacksonville Lawmaker Jim Tullis Honored On Day Of His Funeral

Oct 19, 2017
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Gov. Rick Scott has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff Thursday to honor former state Rep. Jim Tullis, a Jacksonville Republican who died Saturday.

Friday on First Coast Connect, our weekly Media Roundtable featured David Cawton from the Financial News and Daily Record, blogger Fred Matthews, Florida Politics reporter A.G.
Gancarski and WJCT’s Lindsey Kilbride (01:18).

Ahead of his appearance January 1 at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, we spoke with artist and punk rock legend Henry Rollins (29:42).  

We heard about the upcoming showing of the documentary of women entrepreneurs “She Started It!” with Karen Harding from Johnson & Johnson Vision’s Women’s Leadership Initiative TriciaRae Stancato from the Girls Scouts of Gateway Council (36:59) also joined us.    

We were told about the upcoming performance of “‘Evil Dead: The Musical” at the 5 & Dime Theatre. (44:00). 


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Jacksonville City Councilman Garrett Dennis wants the city to take some of the financial burden off of folks dealing with Hurricane Irma repairs.


Friday on “First Coast Connect,” our weekly Media Roundtable featured Mark Woods from The Florida Times-Union, Charles Griggs from the Jacksonville Free Press and WJCT reporter Lindsey Kilbride (01:53).

We heard about an event this weekend at the Jacksonville Landing to help Puerto Rico victims of Hurricane Maria and also spoke with author Steve Werlin, who wrote “To Fool the Rain: Haiti’s Poor and Their Pathway to a Better Life.”

Jacksonville Historical Society president Alan Bliss and Jacksonville attorney Michael Fisher with the Haitian advocacy group Fonkoze spoke about Haitian relief (28:31).              

Jacksonville AARP Field Coordinator Justine Conley talked about an upcoming race in downtown Jacksonville in conjunction with the YMCA (39:40).

Ahead of his appearance this weekend at the Jacksonville Home and Patio Show we spoke with “This Old House” host Kevin O’Connor (43:56).

      

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Jacksonville City Council member Reggie Gaffney apologized to the entire city, his colleagues, Northside constituents and the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office for his behavior during a traffic stop incident first reported by our partner News4Jax.

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The Jacksonville City Council has authorized 100 new police officers to be added to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

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The Jacksonville City Council is expected to approve its annual budget Tuesday evening.

One of the most contentious issues has been whether council should approve a priority of Mayor Lenny Curry: hiring 100 new police officers.

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The Jacksonville City Council will soon consider a bill that would allow sexual predators to live closer to day care centers, schools, playgrounds, and parks. The bill’s sponsor, Councilman Bill Gulliford wants to reduce the boundary from 2,500 feet to 1,500 feet.

Driver texts on cell phone while in traffic
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The Jacksonville City Council is considering sending a resolution to state lawmakers asking them to make texting while driving a primary offense.

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