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Springfield residents showed up in force to a meeting Thursday night to discuss a new housing development for the homeless proposed for the neighborhood.

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One Spark 2014 will kick off in one week, flooding Jacksonville with an estimated 150,000 visitors.

The event, which runs from April 9-14, stretches 20 square blocks with 77 venues and displays from more than 630 projects for visitors to enjoy.

Festival-goers cans also expect the expansion of a two-block food village on Laura Street between Adams  and Bay streets.

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Veteran Jacksonville City Councilwoman Denise Lee is on a mission.

Charter schools, the Jacksonville Riverwalk, and Common Core are in the headlines today.

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A plan to extend the length of the Southbank Riverwalk renovations is on hold temporarily while city lawmakers look for answers about where the money for the project is coming from.

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Jacksonville's future residents can look forward to a glimpse into the past after the dedication and unveiling of a time capsule at the Duval County Courthouse this week.

The woman heading a national campaign to curb student dropout rates and boost graduation numbers will be sharing her message in Jacksonville next week.

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Switzerland-based Adecco is moving it’s North American headquarters to Jacksonville from New York State.

Food trucks, pension reform, and medical marijuana are in the headlines today.

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The latest plan to save the St. Johns River Ferry involves the Jacksonville Transportation Authority taking over operations.

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Generation W is returning to Jacksonville next month for another day of education, inspiration, and connection.

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The tourism industry in Jacksonville and its surrounding areas generated $2.2 billion last year, and tourism officials are hoping that number helps stakeholders realize the importance of visitors to the local economy.

The Southbank Riverwalk, Keith Haring's Ghost, and Stand Your Ground are in the headlines today.

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The reconstruction of Jacksonville's Southbank Riverwalk may be completed way sooner than expected.

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The mystery artist behind local utility box graffiti fashioned after the late artist Keith Haring has been unmasked and arrested.

Tuesday afternoon, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office nabbed Kevin "Chip" Southworth for allegedly tagging nearly a dozen boxes throughout the city with the bright, faceless images made famous by Haring.

Between August 15 and December 29 of 2013, 11 different traffic control boxes owned and maintained by the city were spray painted with graffiti, incurring more than $1,100 in property damage, according to a Facebook post by the Sheriff’s Office.

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Tourism is big business on the First Coast according to the results of an economic impact study sponsored by Jacksonville’s destination marketing group.

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A plan to save the city money while shoring up UF Health Jacksonville’s bottom line would require buy-in from city employees in order to work.

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The Jacksonville City Council will soon begin debate on whether the city’s six-cent gasoline tax should be extended for another 20 years.

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Jacksonville City Councilman Reggie Brown and city food truck operators met on Wednesday to discuss new regulations for the rolling eateries.

A Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winning play exploring life and love in the age of AIDS is coming to the First Coast for the first time.

29-year-old Courtney Lewis is the latest "young gun" to do a stint as guest conductor at the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.  

This week, he'll conduct Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto, which many consider to be the most difficult concerto in the piano repertoire.

The series of performances will also showcase the stunning virtuosity of Joyce Yang, the 2005 silver medalist at the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

Lewis hails from Dublin, Ireland, and was recently named assistant conductor for the New York Philharmonic.

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The U-S Mens Soccer team is coming to Jacksonville just ahead of playing in the World Cup.The team will play a match against Nigeria June 7th at EverBank Field. 

Starry Nights, Angela Corey, and pension reform are in the headlines today.

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It’s a new opportunity for local talent to show off their skills on a brand new television platform for the First Coast.

JaxScore, Shad Khan, and the St. Johns River are in the headlines today.

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Jacksonville residents have a new website to check to out how the city is doing on anything from fire and rescue response times to specific budget details.

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A satirical romp celebrating the friendship of two Oscar winners—Matt Damon and Ben Affleck—is on stage in Jacksonville this week.

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Duval County Property Appraiser Jim Overton says he will run for Mayor of Jacksonville. He expects to file in the next few days.

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There are few people with more insight into the policy issues of a city than it's former chief executive.

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City officials and environmental advocates have partnered for an annual event they hope will drive residents to give back to their community by cleaning up the St. Johns River.

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