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A "Blight Fight" Mascot For Jacksonville?

So now Jacksonville has a trash can with boxing gloves as the mascot for the "Blight Fight"? Since when did the 13th largest city in the country revert back to being Mayberry?

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Time to Demolish Former Courthouse Parking Lot?

After being closed to the public since 2012 for structural problems, a portion of Liberty Street finally fell into the river. As we ponder why, how much it will cost to repair, and where the money to repair will come from, perhaps it's time to consider another alternative. Partially or completely removing...

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Repurposing The Elena Flats Building

Hostel Detroit illustrates one of the many ways that citizen-led advocates have initiated a creative re-purposing of the city of Detroit, MI. Could this productive rehabilitation provide a model for preserving the Elena Flats building?

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I Cheated....

A guest editorial by Life Coach Knecole Lawton for all of us making New Year's resolutions for 2015.

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One Gaily Step Forward, One Tradition Stepped Back

Duval, Clay and Baker counties are ending courthouse weddings to avoid marrying gay couples.

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Milwaukee Intermodal Station: The Gateway to the City

Metro Jacksonville's Robert W. Mann uses Milwaukee's Intermodal Station as an example of how to plan for a transportation center. Will the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) and city leaders pay attention?

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5 Reasons Why Regency Square Mall's Days Are Numbered

Ten percent of the nation's 1,000 enclosed malls are predicted to fail by 2022. Here are five reasons why Regency Square Mall will be one of them.

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'What We Have Here Is A Failure To Communicate'

Metro Jacksonville's Robert W. Mann believes our leaders could be selling the public a bill of goods when it comes to realizing the true economic impact of Bus Rapid Transit, Streetcars and Light Rail Transit on our landscape. There are a growing number of cities expanding or proposing new local rail...

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2014’s Best & Worst Retailers for Black Friday Deals

Following a hearty Thanksgiving feast, armies of turkey-stuffed consumers will descend on America’s stores into the wee hours of the night to conquer one mission: save bigtime. Black Friday is one of the country’s most sacred holiday traditions. Here's an infographic highlighting retailers with the...

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10 Haunted Places In Jacksonville

If you're the type of person who believes in ghost, ghouls, and goblins, here are few sites in town you might want to avoid this weekend.

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