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A historic Jacksonville baseball stadium in the Durkeeville neighborhood will be getting some big upgrades, thanks to half-a-million dollars of state money.


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Plans to open a liquor distillery in Jacksonville’s Brooklyn neighborhood are running up against opposition from a nearby church.

The proposal is part of a recent development boom, which includes plans for more shops, restaurants, and a brewery in the neighborhood that’s sandwiched between downtown and Riverside.

Some long-time residents worry the changes could paper over the area’s historic character.


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Soon Duval County children living in an area historically lacking access to health care will have doctors’ offices on school grounds. Jacksonville’s first school-based health clinic had an open house Thursday.


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Mayo Clinic has begun building what it’s calling a destination medical facility in Jacksonville.

The new treatment center is being partially funded with a $20 million grant from a South Florida foundation.


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Jacksonville home owners who’ve had electrical work done or put on new roofs because of damage from Hurricane Irma could be eligible for a permit fee reimbursement. The city is offering refunds and the deadline to collect them is being pushed back.       


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Some Jacksonville City Council members are saying they won’t support legislation to allow RaceTrac and RaceWay gas stations to keep three large billboards that violate city law.


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Of the drug-overdose victims who have participated in a Jacksonville pilot program, almost none have relapsed, according to a report presented to City Council Tuesday.

The six month hospital-based program began in November.


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The city needs to do something about an increase in litter. That was the consensus as several Jacksonville City Council members met Monday morning.


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The Jacksonville Transportation Authority needs more drivers to provide rides for elderly and disabled customers, authority representatives said.

JTA Monday updated City Council members following an unflattering audit and a string of rider complaints.


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Several downtown Jacksonville development projects got a preliminary green light last week.

In this Business Brief, Bill Delaney of Modern Cities tells WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo the list of proposed new additions includes a commodity that’s in short supply downtown:  parking spaces.

The PGA Tour Friday announced plans to consolidate its offices into one almost 200,000-square-foot building in Ponte Vedra Beach.

The pro-golf nonprofit also promises to expand its workforce by 300 people.


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Duval County poll respondents said good, effective teachers are important to them when sending their child off to a school and they feel teachers starting off are being paid nearly $10,000 too little.

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Some advocates are monitoring efforts before the Florida Legislature and in Jacksonville that could chip away at LGBT protections the city enacted last year.


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Amazon has narrowed its list to 20 cities after reviewing 238 proposals for its future second headquarters, dubbed HQ2. Jacksonville didn't make the cut.

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The Duval County school district will be giving $3.8 million to the county’s charter schools by the end of this month, district staff told board members Tuesday.


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