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Fuller Warren Bridge Widening: City Council Responds

The Florida Department of Transportation wants to widen the Fuller Warren Bridge and the community isn't too happy about it. After taking the time to gain a better understanding of FDOT's plans and the community's concerns, the Jacksonville City Council responds. What they have to say will pleasantly...

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Liberty City: An Eye Opening Look Into Miami's Ghetto

The idea of having a healthy urban community is much more than seeing your downtown filled with tourists, yuppies, and froyo shops. It's also important to understand and attempt to address the neighborhoods and social issues of our cities that marketing types tend to ignore and cover up. This video documentary...

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Mike Field Selected to 2014 Vanguard Class

For a second consecutive year, a member of the Metro Jacksonville and Transform Jax community has been selected by Next City to be a part of their Vanguard Class. Mike Field, the mastermind behind Jax Truckies and Jax Cash Mob and a co-organizer of Metro Jacksonville's Pub Crawls has been selected by...

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Food Trucks To Be Legislated Out of Existence?

Food trucks have become one of the most popular scenes to hit Jacksonville in recent years. Despite the economic stimulation and cultural excitement, City Councilman Reggie Brown is moving forward on an attempt to legislate food trucks out of existence in Jacksonville.

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Mayor Shares Possible JEA Partnership On Pension Reform

According to a COJ press release, Mayor Alvin Brown offered new details on Tuesday that show how Jacksonville’s community-owned utility, JEA, could partner with the City to reduce the $1.7 billion unfunded liability of the Police and Fire Pension Fund (PFPF) without the need for a utility rate increase.

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Education Policy Forum at JU Public Policy Institute

JU Public Policy Institute is continuing to engage and inform the community on major policy issues facing our region. This Tuesday, Feb. 11, the Institute is hosting Nikolai Vitti, Ed.d, Superintendent, Duval County Public Schools and Gary Chartrand, Chair, Florida State Board of Education.

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Advocating for a Sustainable Jacksonville

Find out how Metro Jacksonville has become an advocate for a sustainable Jacksonville in a recent United States Green Building Council (USGBC) North Florida 2040 Talk presented by co-founder Ennis Davis, AICP.

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Jacksonville's Most Walkable Neighborhoods

Jacksonville's most walkable neighborhoods according to Walk Score's 2014 walkability rankings.

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Jacksonville: One of America's Least Walkable Cities

The good news is Jacksonville is a more walkable friendly city than Charlotte. The bad news is that isn't saying much. Here is a look at Walk Score's 2014 ranking of America's most walkable cities.

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Who was Nathan Bedford Forrest?

As the debate wages on around the name of a local high school honoring a man with no historical relationship with the First Coast, Metro Jacksonville shares videos with two different perspectives on the life of the former Memphis, TN slave trader and Klansman.

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