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Commute to USA Women's Soccer event a disaster

Metro Jacksonville's Kelsi Hasden questions the closure of the Mathews Bridge during major sporting events.

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Councilman Clark Wants Mobility Fee Moratorium

Improving national economic conditions have resulted in Home Depot recently issuing a press release that the company will be hiring 80,000 more workers. In addition, Jacksonville is one of the nation's leaders in market rate multifamily construction, infill continues in Riverside and more development...

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Should We Pay Professionals To Live Downtown?

As we continue to research how other communities are addressing many urban issues Jacksonville faces, various innovative strategies pop up every now and then. Despite Jacksonville's growth over the last half century, Ennis Davis, one of the founding editors of MetroJacksonville.com always seen our urban...

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We Love Avondale Attempts to Ruin Christmas Event

This past Saturday, a group of civic-minded people gathered together to host a charity event to benefit Nemours Children?s Hospital in conjunction with Christmas in Avondale. Intuition Ale Works, Jax Truckies, Burrito Gallery and On The Fly food truck teamed up with Mellow Mushroom to host this charity...

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2012 Elections: Lessons from the Aftermath

Jacksonville's John Louis Meeks, Jr. provides his opinions on the aftermath of last week's elections.

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Hemming Plaza to be Destroyed?

Looking to convert Hemming Plaza into a space that attracts people, a meeting has been called by Council members Denise Lee, Bill Gulliford, and Don Redman to discuss an ordinance to restrict card games as well as authorize the removal of benches, tables, and chairs in the park.

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Why I'm Supporting Mellow Mushroom in Avondale

Riverside's Intuition Ale Works owner and Avondale resident, Ben Davis, shares reasons behind his support for a fellow Avondale resident being able to open a Mellow Mushroom restaurant on St. Johns Avenue and encourages others to do the same.

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Mayor Brown not a fan of SOE's downtown proposal

Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown expresses his administration's view of the Duval County Supervisor of Elections' desire to construct a new consolidated downtown office building in LaVilla.

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Guest Series: Jim Dickenson JEA Executive Director

Metro Jacksonville consistently offers the opportunity for our readers to absorb the editorials, personal accounts, and vocal opinions of some of the key players in the decision making process of our community. This week, Jim Dickenson reflects on his time as the CEO of Jacksonville Electric Authority...

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Guest Series: Michael Hallet, Professor of Criminology

Metro Jacksonville consistently offers the opportunity for our readers to absorb the editorials, personal accounts, and vocal opinions of some of the key players in the decision making process of our community. This week, Dr. Michael Hallet, a professor and Chairman of the Department of Criminology &...

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