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Mayor Lenny speaking at a glass podium in Lot P of TIAA Bank Field, local health leaders in masks behind him, and grass and a small fence in the background. Also in the background is the lot j testing site
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Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry joined local health executives Thursday at TIAA Bank Field to once again address the importance of mask-wearing. 

Keith Powers speaking at a podium with a firetruck and firefighters behind him. Mayor Lenny Curry to his left, speaking in a fire station
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department is receiving a $14.4 million federal grant to bolster its workforce. 

Kid waiting to hit a baseball, adult throwing a pitch to the kid while they are on a baseball diamond, trees and grass in the background
Michael Conroy / Associated Press

Youth sports and summer camps will be free to continue operations, after a Friday morning announcement from Gov. DeSantis lifting all restrictions on the activities effective immediately. 

Via News4Jax

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is continuing to urge people to wear masks in public settings, saying he thinks there’s a “disconnect of the importance of it” among residents. 

Jacksonville Skyline, with a palm tree in the center among a cloudy sky, buildings in the distance
Bill Bortzfield / WJCT News

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry announced that beginning May 18th, his local work-from-home executive order will end. 

Stephanie Burch speaking into the camera, in a blank room
Via City of Jacksonville Zoom Press Conference

The City Council’s Special Investigatory Committee into JEA on Tuesday voted to issue a letter to both Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and Chief Administrative Officer Brian Hughes urging them to require Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Stephanie Burch to provide sworn testimony on the attempted sale of JEA. 

Little Talbot Island State Park
FloridaStateParks.org

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says state parks will reopen on Monday.

Outside of City Hall, large building with steps leading to the entrance, a couple of palm trees out in the front
Brendan Rivers / WJCT News

Qualified Duval County residents may have a $1,000 payment card as soon as Monday, May 4.

swab tests on a pull-out table
Sky Lebron / WJCT News

Jacksonville will likely have two more COVID-19 testing sites by week’s end. 

ABUKAR ADAN / WJCT NEWS

The chair of the Duval County Democratic Party said Tuesday on First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross he’s seriously considering starting a recall petition against Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry.

Boylan in his City Hall office
Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

A series of City Council workshops on the future of JEA are set to begin, with the first one on next Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 11 a.m.

Sky Lebron / WJCT-News

Jacksonville is opening a firearm forensics center that will help officers generate leads in cases involving violent crime.

Vice President Mike Pence speaks to reporters.
Abukar Adan / WJCT News

Vice President Mike Pence visited the Schultz Center in Jacksonville Monday to kick off a 26 city tour to build support for a new trade deal.

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Legislation filed this week by Jacksonville City Councilman Garrett Dennis to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana is getting pushback from top city officials.

Jacksonville On The Rise / Via YouTube

A political action committee associated with Mayor Lenny Curry, Jacksonville on the Rise, is behind another attack ad against mayoral candidate and Councilwoman Anna Lopez Brosche.

Via the Jacksonville Daily Record

Jacksonville City Councilwoman Anna Lopez Brosche moved a step closer to running for mayor Thursday, announcing she is taking a hard look at challenging incumbent Mayor Lenny Curry.

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With the midterm elections just behind us, Jacksonville's city election is already heating up ahead of next spring.

Business Brief: 'Project Flamingo' Seeks Incentives To Create 30 Jobs

Nov 16, 2018
flamingoes
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A national skin and hair care products manufacturer is considering expanding in Jacksonville with 30 permanent and 400 seasonal jobs in exchange for $1.425 million in city incentives.

Abukar Adan / WJCT News


  Eight local veteran-serving organizations were awarded a combined $50,000 in Resources and Reintegration community grants Friday, part of this year’s Celebration of Valor.

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

Forty-six arrests and the seizure of powder and crack cocaine, heroin, and 30 guns concluded a three-year investigation of a Jacksonville gang, known as the Rolling 20's.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry is endorsing Congressman Ron DeSantis, R-Palm Coast, for governor.

Lindsey Kilbride

Story updated on 7/24 

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry presented a $1.2 billion budget to City Council Monday.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry’s annual budget address is set for Monday morning at City Hall downtown.

International Scam Bilks Mayor Lenny Curry’s Committee For $120,000

Jul 9, 2018
Bob Mack / Florida Times-Union

One of Mayor Lenny Curry’s political committees squandered about $120,000 last year by falling victim to an elaborate phone scam that police detectives traced back to Nigeria, according to reports from a Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office investigation that included help from the Secret Service.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Outgoing Edward Waters College President Nathaniel Glover is ending his eight-year tenure leading the historically black private college by celebrating campus upgrades and an expansion.

Ervins Strauhmanis / Flickr

A state appeals court Monday rejected a challenge to the half-cent pension tax that Jacksonville voters approved in 2016.

Ryan Benk / WJCT News

At least nine months out from Jacksonville’s next mayoral election, the JAX Chamber’s political arm is throwing its considerable weight behind Mayor Lenny Curry’s bid for reelection.

Friday on First Coast Connect our weekly Media Roundtable featured Florida Times-Union reporter Andrew Pantazi, Folio Weekly editor Claire Goforth, Jacksonville Daily Record reporter David Cawton and WJCT contributor and board member Charles Griggs (01:51).

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Principal Melanie Hammer, Executive Director of the Douglas Anderson Foundation Jackie Cornelius and former student Tanner Lane talked Saturday’s annual Extravaganza (38:49).

Author Amy Chua told us about her latest book, Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations (46:00).  

Jacksonville City Councilman John Crescimbeni.
Ryan Benk / WJCT News

Jacksonville Councilman John Crescimbeni wants to call for a straw ballot vote, asking voters if the city should sell public utility company JEA.

Crescimbeni unveiled his legislation Thursday at a public meeting.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and Councilman Al Ferraro donned hardhats and helped fill potholes Wednesday in Ferraro’s Northside district.

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