Local author Chris Berman’s recent novel Red Moon was intended as fiction, but his prediction of an unmanned Chinese moon mission came to pass at the end of last year.

One Spark

The “World’s Crowdfunding Festival” will return to downtown Jacksonville this April with more participants and more projects.

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Budding entrepreneurs in Jacksonville were able share ideas or possibly find investors Thursday, known to some as International Collaboration Day. 

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Jacksonville will soon be home to a new literary magazine.

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Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown joined other local dignitaries Wednesday afternoon to break ground on the new Shoppes on Riverside in the city's Brooklyn neighborhood.

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The Jacksonville City Council has approved allowing two new restaurants to be built at a busy street corner in Mandarin.

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More than a dozen Duval County principals learned Monday that they’ll be finishing the week in a different school or position than they began.

100 Homes Jacksonville

Community advocates in Jacksonville are hoping to take another step towards ending homelessness in the city later this month.

The ramp from Atlantic Boulevard and Philips Highway to Interstate 95 reopened in time for morning rush hour Friday after a day of heavy traffic across Jacksonville.

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The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is celebrating 100 years in business and looking forward to a busy centennial year.

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Everything, including increased taxes, is on the table as the city tries to solve it's pension crisis.

The Schultz Center

Tuesday's polar temperatures did not deter those hoping to be a part of One Spark's first venue designed specifically for educators and students.

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The Jacksonville City Council Finance Committee approved legislation Tuesday to streamline the permitting process for special events.


2013 marked an uptick for homicides in Jacksonville, and the new year began with a string of shootings.

For a city that boasts more than 836,000 residents, access to the Alantic Ocean and the St. Johns River, and an NFL Football team, what do people think of when they hear the name Jacksonville?

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Now that both the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Georgia Bulldogs are in town, the 2014 Gator Bowl and related events can get underway.


An interactive map from WNYC's The Takeaway has color-coded Jacksonville's neighborhoods based on median household income.

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A local investment firm is proposing the construction of a 1,000 foot observation tower in Jacksonville, which would make the city home to the tallest structure in Florida.

Northside Business Leaders

Advocates for Jacksonville's homeless population say it’s a complicated problem that goes beyond the city's urban core.

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An exciting new stage show celebrating the 30th anniversary of the most iconic films of the 1980's has come to Jacksonville.

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It’s back to the drawing board for those wanting to redevelop the old Jacksonville Armory.

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After years of misery, the housing market is actually looking up for 2014, especially in Jacksonville.

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Jacksonville officials are discussing how to help the homeless while also working to revitalize downtown.

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A public workshop is set for tonight looking at the future of The Jacksonville Landing.

Florida State University

Star Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston learned Thursday that he will not face charges after a female student accused him of sexual assault last year.

Jameis Winston, Cherish Perrywinkle, and Nelson Mandela are in the headlines today.


The Jacksonville Retirement Reform Task Force convened Thursday morning today at City Hall to debate a series of options for reforming the city’s overburdened pension system.

Healthy Jacksonville Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition / Facebook

The Duval County Health Department sees obesity as the biggest threat to having a vibrant and healthy community.

Pension reform, gun laws, and Jameis Winston are in the headlines today.

The Jacksonville Retirement Reform Task Force will hear from the Pew Charitable Trust Thursday morning on pension reform proposals

The proposals include moving new city employees into a 401-k or what’s called a “cash-balance” hybrid program that uses elements of a 401-k and traditional pension plan.

Jacksonville Association of Firefighters President Randy Wyse said he has concerns about the Pew presentation. He said the numbers they were originally using were inaccurate and Pew is working to radically change municipal pension plans.