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Big changes could be coming to the main thoroughfare on Jacksonville’s Southbank. City planners discussed the future of Riverplace Boulevard with the public at a meeting this week.

Street parking on Riverplace Boulevard is sparse, and a lack of pedestrian walkways makes crossing the five lanes of traffic on foot a lot like a game of Frogger.


Teach For America

Teach For America is holding its national Educators Conference in Jacksonville this Thursday and Friday.

The organization works with communities to put recent college graduates into teaching positions at struggling schools in Duval County and across the country.

The focus of this year’s gathering is on helping students succeed in college and, later, in their chosen careers.

More than 800 Teach For America Educators are attending the conference at the Lexington Hotel on the Southbank.