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Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry shared a pizza lunch with students in a Lee High School leadership class Monday afternoon.

The students, who have been meeting with city and federal leaders going on two years,  want to change the juvenile justice system and reduce violence in their community.

Students were grabbing sodas and piling plates with slices of pizza and cheesy bread in the mayor’s boardroom as they sat around a long rectangular table.

First Coast News

WJCT Public Broadcasting is partnering with First Coast News and The Florida Times-Union to provide voters with a comprehensive look at the 2015 mayor's race. 

Omega Allen For Mayor / Facebook

Jacksonville mayoral candidate Omega Allen joins us to discuss her platform. Allen, Jacksonville native and a certified general contractor, is the only woman running in the mayor's race.

The Financial News & Daily Record's Karen Brune Mathis speaks with Generation W founder Donna Orender is this month's edition of our First Coast Success segment.

And sports contributor Cole Pepper joins us with the outcome of the Daytona 500, Jacksonville Armada soccer news and more.

Shannon LeDuke / WJCT

We speak with City Councilman and mayoral candidate Bill Bishop about the focus of his campaign in the primary against incumbent Mayor Alvin Brown and leading GOP candidate Lenny Curry.

Ann Chinn and Ann Cobb of the Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project join us to discuss the history of Africans in St. Augustine. The group will unveil an historic marker to commemorate the slaves who were brought to the nation’s oldest city this weekend.

Rhema Thompson / WJCT

A $500,000 grant will go toward a new citywide effort to boost the number of children with health care.

Pam Hinds / Facebook

Jacksonville residents sounded off on Twitter during Republican mayoral candidate and former Republican Party of Florida chairman Lenny Curry's appearance on First Coast Connect.

Republican Party of Clay County / Facebook

Jacksonville’s mayoral race is off and running with four candidates now filed to challenge incumbent Democrat Alvin Brown, who is of course seeking re-election.

Rhema Thompson

Jacksonville officials say they’ve been successful in creating higher quality standards for the city’s afterschool programs, but there’s much more work to be done.

“We want to measure and make sure that the quality of the afterschool programs are strong,” said Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown. “So how many kids are attending the program. Are they graduating from high school? Are they dropping out?..We want to make sure kids are learning.”

Jacksonville Historical Society

Former Jacksonville Mayor Hans Tanzler passed away today at the age of 86.

Tanzler served as mayor from 1967 to 1979. He was the last mayor under the old city-county system of government, and the first mayor of consolidated Jacksonville.

Former Mayor Tommy Hazouri remembers Tanzler as a man of vision and integrity.