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Karrissa Wade: Messages From Jacksonville To Orlando

Karrissa Wade organized and hosted a series of fundraisers and vigils after the terrible shootings in Orlando. TVJax and MetroJacksonville were on hand for the first of them at Hamburger Mary's, capturing the tremendous outpouring of support. Here's part two of Jacksonville residents reacting to the...

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Karrissa Wade: Orlando Vigil and Fundraiser from Jax

In response to the awful mass shootings in Orlando, Jacksonville citizens responded with grief, love, support and money to the survivors. Karrissa Wade organized and hosted a series of fundraisers and vigils for Orlando, and TVJax and MetroJacksonville were on hand for the first of them at Hamburger...

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UrbanCincy: Community Confronts Bike Lane Challenges

Even as the city with the third fastest growth in biking commuters, Cincinnati still faces bike path planning difficulties. In this piece, fellow new urbanists UrbanCincy.com share the persistent challenges they face as the community moves to develop a "more robust bike network".

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MJ's Ennis Davis Wins FPZA Outstanding Journalism Award

Metro Jacksonville is pleased to announce that co-founder Ennis Davis, AICP was recently nominated by the Florida Planning & Zoning Association (FPZA) for the association's 2016 Outstanding Journalist Award.

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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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