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2015 US City Population Estimates Released

The Census Bureau recently released their 2015 estimates for the country's largest cities. Today, Metro Jacksonville shares the results for Florida's largest cities to illustrate where Jacksonville's growth fits in with the rest of the state.

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Melissa Ross: John Crescimbeni gets a Lyft in His Uber

Melissa interviewed famously salty City Councilman John Crescmbeni on the subject of Uber and Lyft, the popular ride share Apps. Midway through the interview a caller calls Crescimbeni out on his campaign contributions from local taxicab companies---who are behind much of the anti Uber controversy....

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Tonight With Jim Alabiso: Rappin' Al Emerick

Jim Alabiso! brings on the ubiquitous Al Emerick for a chat. They begin talking about Al's chest, work their way through the Life of Al, his wife, Dawn Emerick's, spanx, and then end up in one of the most distinctive examples of white guy rap ever recorded locally. Check out the much discussed man...

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Melissa Ross: The Public Service Work of Mo Williams

Melissa celebrates Public Service Recognition Week by recognizing former Jacksonville Jaguars, Moe Williams, and his family for the Maurice "Moe" Williams Family Foundation. Learn more about their work after the jump!

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Melissa Ross: Taking a Bite out of Lymes Disease

So you know you want to watch Melissa Ross make funny bitter faces. Watch as she takes the Lymes Challenge to raise public awareness. Join us for the sourpuss after the jump!

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Jacksonville footgolf: On its way up

The quiet breeze swept through the course as the golfer lined up for the shot — the short but challenging par-4 hole made for a nervous execution. With one solid kick, the ball flew into the water, ultimately causing a double bogey for the hole. Sound strange? That’s because this isn’t ordinary...

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Baldwin Rail Trail: A place to get away

Looking for a place to get away and enjoy a walk or a bike ride without having to dodge, dip and dive to avoid cars? The Jacksonville-Baldwin Rail Trail is a re-purposed railway that now serves as a 14.5 mile paved trail safe for feet, wheels and even hoofs. Check it out after the jump.

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Jville's Brooklyn Renaissance: Planning for the Future

Originally aired April 30th of 2013, Joshua Taylor of Metrojacksonville discusses the importance of transportation planning in the redevelopment of Riverside Avenue in J'villes Brooklyn District. Filmed in Partnership with News4Jax. Join us after the jump for what is sure to be a hotly debated topic.

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Groundwork Jacksonville Releases 10 Year Vision

Groundwork Jacksonville recently released its 10-year vision. Take a look and let us know what you think!

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Melissa Ross and Kelly Pope on the HRO

Kelly Pope, a local and concerned non-binary citizen of Jacksonville, Florida and member of the Jacksonville Transgender Action Committee, stops by First Coast Connect to discuss feelings on the withdrawal of the proposed HRO bill. Produced by our partners at TVJax, its a pretty interesting discussion...

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