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Forget tailgating outside in lawn chairs before a football game.  Now, fans can buy a luxury train car for that purpose just across from EverBank Field — and the railcars may cost more than your home. 


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Former State Senator Arnett Girardeau passed away Thursday at the age of 88. The Jacksonville native was one of the first African-Americans to serve in the Florida Senate since reconstruction.


Murray Hill Preservation Association

The Jacksonville neighborhood of Murray Hill is throwing a big Halloween party Sunday called Hill-O-Ween offering activities for adults and kids.

President of Murray Hill Preservation Association Jason Tetlak said the organization was looking to create signature event for the neighborhood.

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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said Tuesday, after a 3-year-old’s body was discovered in a park water tank Sunday, the city is investigating to see if there was any wrong-doing on it’s part.


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Lego Robotics, 3-D printing and local films are just a fraction of the events scheduled Saturday at the Jacksonville Public Library downtown.


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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said although it’s too early to tell how Category 5 Hurricane Irma could affect Northeast Florida, residents need to prepare for a potential direct hit.

The public forum to discuss a proposal to relocate Confederate monuments is set for this week in downtown Jacksonville.

Faith Matters: Healthcare Via Faith-Based Organizations

Aug 30, 2017

On Wednesday’s “Faith Matters,” hosts Kyle Reese and Nancy Broner spoke with their guests about the significant amount of healthcare provided by faith-based institutions on the First Coast.

Guests Diane Raines, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for Baptist Health, and the Rev. Steve Goyer, Senior Pastor at Riverside Presbyterian Church, talked about the history and theology of faith-based healthcare.

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Former Cummer Museum Director Hope McMath says she wants to serve as a catalyst for personal and collective growth by displaying thought-provoking exhibitions and promoting community dialogue.

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The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is looking to improve bus stops by erecting more shelters and making more of them accessible to disabled riders.


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Jacksonville residents now have a mobile grocery store downtown.

The Saturiwa Trading Company grocery truck is a new addition at The Court Urban Food Park on Hogan Street, where food trucks line up on weekdays midday.


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The Jacksonville Humane Society is giving away free cats and kittens this weekend. Adoption fees are normally $50 to $75 dollars per cat.

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The Jacksonville Transportation Authority will subsidize taxi cab rides for a group of senior citizens who live behind a recently closed Winn-Dixie on Beach Boulevard.


Town of Hastings

The small Northeast Florida town of Hastings might be dissolved for financial reasons, meaning it would become part of unincorporated St. Johns County. City Commissioners there are deciding whether to put the question on the ballot.


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A Jacksonville environmental nonprofit says its recent settlement with the city is a win for foliage and government transparency.


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