Trump arraignment; JEA water meters; Pride Month; What's Good Wednesday
Yesterday in Miami, Donald Trump became the first former president to face a judge on federal charges, as he pleaded not guilty to dozens of felony counts related to classified documents he is accused of taking with him upon leaving office.
So, what’s next for Trump? And what could all this mean for his 2024 presidential bid — and for his opponents?
We got a closer look from Nick Seabrook, professor and chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of North Florida.
JEA water meters
JEA technicians will be working on the first of thousands of customer water meters this week, as the utility begins a sweeping upgrade of the system to make it easier to monitor how much water a customer is using.
Tom Wiertsama, JEA's water meter director, had more information on the project.
In honor of Pride Month, our partners over at The Jaxson will lead a guided bike tour of sights and scenes from Jacksonville’s long and colorful LGBTQ history. The tour will start at 9 a.m. Saturday at Willow Branch Library, known as Jax’s LGBTQ “holy ground.”The cost: $20.
Bill Delaney of The Jaxson had more information.
What's Good Wednesday
- World Blood Donor Day takes place today, honoring those who help their communities by donating blood.
- The Womens Food Alliance will officially launch its second chapter on St. Simons Island on June 26. Founder Leigh Cort has been leading the hospitality organization in Northeast Florida since 2013, with the goal of connecting women in all careers that are associated with the food, beverage, event and hospitality industry.
- Friends of James Weldon Johnson Park, the nonprofit organization that manages Jacksonville’s oldest and most historic public park, has announced a monthlong celebration in honor of James Weldon Johnson's birthday.
- The Jax Melanin Marketwill host over 150 Black-owned businesses, educational experiences and a variety of entertainment for the whole family in honor of Juneteenth on Saturday at 822 A. Philip Randolph Blvd.
- Speaking of Juneteenth, Dr. Doctor Teach Me To Fish Inc. invites the community stakeholders, agents of change, businesses and people of all backgrounds to enjoy the Inaugural Juneteenth Freedom Day Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ritz Theatre & Museum, 829 N Davis St in Jacksonville. Doors will open at 10 am. General admission ($50) and VIP seats ($75) are available, and businesses are encouraged to purchase tables ($500). The fees include lunch, program, fashion show and museum access. Attendees are invited to share pre-approved information on the Community Information Table.