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On the River: Swimming the St. Johns

EUJacksonville's Shannon Blankinship discusses the St. Johns river with Jim Alabiso.

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It's Time to Welcome Uber to Jacksonville

Our taxi system is inefficient, unreliable and sometimes unpleasant. A new competitor called Uber is poised to enter the Jacksonville market with the aim of improving quality, efficiency and provide consumers with better choices. The only problem? The City of Jacksonville doesn’t allow for their...

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Net Worth of Jax Council Members

Every year all elected officials in Florida are required to submit a "Financial Disclosure Form". This form breaks down the official's assets, liabilities and sources of income. It's purpose is to keep officials transparent about where their monetary interests exist.

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2012 State Of Downtown Jacksonville Report Released

Did you know that downtown Jacksonville is home to 90 restaurants and 30 bars? Have you ever wondered how many people really live or work in downtown? Perhaps you have a desire to see a list of all proposed downtown development projects? You'll find the answers to these questions, general statistics...

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JAXPORT: The Numbers Aren't What You Think They Are!

A report by The Northeast Florida Center for Community Initiatives at University of North Florida's Department of Sociology and Anthropology suggests economic and job creation numbers at JAXPORT may be misleading to the general public. Here is a snippet from that report and link back to the full document.

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Mayor Creates Retirement Reform Task Force

Mayor Alvin Brown's recently announced 11-member retirement reform task force will meet for the first time today to review the City's proposed public safety pension reform agreement. With this in mind, here is a copy of the retirement reform power point presentation that was made to the City Council...

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Jacksonville's libraries should not be closed!

A Jacksonville resident reaches out to Metro Jacksonville to share his concerns about the possible closing of several public library branch locations across the city.

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Jacksonville Mapped by Childhood Obesity

The Trust for Public Land has produced a map highlighting areas of Jacksonville that are struggling with excessive childhood obesity rates. Is your neighborhood on the list?

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Losing Springfield

Two houses – each over 100 years old – have been lost in Springfield within the last thirty days. These are called "emergency" demolitions - although as anyone who has driven down East 2nd street will testify - nothing much has changed with the structures in years. No new emergency situations...

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Forum Seeks to Save Silver Springs and the St. Johns

Tonight, experts will address threats to Silver Springs and the St. Johns River in a panel discussion that will be held at the Wyndham Jacksonville Riverwalk. Here is a look at the forum's official press release.

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