Northside

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A state plan is in the works to make New Kings Road more safe.

Five pedestrians have been hit and killed on the Northside roadway over the last couple of months News4Jax reported.


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Amazon announced Wednesday morning Jacksonville will be the home of its new 800,000-square-foot distribution center.

The facility will be built on Jacksonville’s Northside, near the airport.

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Duval County health officials are launching a campaign aimed at stemming childhood obesity.

The county has had mild success reducing the rate among young kids, but the number of overweight teens — especially in the urban core — continues to climb.


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A theater on Jacksonville’s Northside is looking for a new home. The Stage Aurora Theatrical Company was founded more than a decade ago to highlight the African-American experience and give people of color a performance venue.

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Jacksonville’s Black Chamber of Commerce says it has a 30-year plan to bring business back to the city’s Northside.

The chamber plans to reveal its proposal at a forum called the “State of Black Jacksonville” Friday evening.

Organizers say healing the economically unstable community can start with providing a warm smile and a strong cup of coffee.

On Thursday morning, Frank Lyons was serving coffee at his Point Coffee Shop on Moncrief Road.

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A First Coast company is considering expanding its Northside manufacturing operations with a financial boost from the City of Jacksonville.

The Safariland Group wants to expand its manufacturing plant near the Jacksonville International Airport. Plans call for investing more than a $1 million for upgrades and hiring up to 30 people by the end of the year.

Kristen Sell, a spokeswoman for the city said, “They’ve been a local company here for many many years.”

Residents on the city's Northside will soon have a new medical facility in their area.