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6 Lost Districts of Downtown Jacksonville

A district is defined as an area of a country or city, regarded as a distinct unit because of a particular characteristic. In an era where the pedestrian was king in Jacksonville, downtown was loaded with distinct districts-- many of which are no longer with us. Here are a few lost districts that you may not be familiar with.


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Jax Jazz Fest 2015 Kicks Off With Piano Competition

 The 2015 Jacksonville Jazz Festival presented by AARP kicks off today with the Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition presented by Keyboard Connection Piano & Organs and will last through Sunday May 24. The festival will feature over 40 performers, five stages, and a vibrant street festival atmosphere.

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1970s Jacksonville Beach

A look at Jacksonville Beach during the 1970s.


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Mike Williams: Why I Want To Be Your Next Sheriff

Mike Williams pens a short guest column explaining why he is running for Sheriff of Jacksonville in the upcoming election. A seasoned, veteran cop, Williams will be contributing a few op ed pieces over the next two weeks about some of the issues confronting Law Enforcement in the coming years. Join us after the jump for his introductory essay!


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Lisa King: Why I am Running For Council

My name is Lisa King, and I’m running for Jacksonville City Council, District 2. Why am I running? Simply, because I love Jacksonville and believe that the citizens of District 2 deserve a representative with the skills and experience to make the tough decisions that face our city. --Lisa King. Join us after a jump for a guest column from Lisa…

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The Burger Wars of Jacksonville

“Casual” or “fast-casual” food chains seem to be springing up all over the country. Particularly, burger joints seem to be making an increasing rise. These casual burger joints are ale to draw the “Fast-food” crowd, while obviously distinguishing themselves from fast-food. Why?


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Urban Construction Update - April 2015

Major construction projects have returned to the landscape of Jacksonville's urban core. Find out where (and more) as we take a brief look at the status of various developments under construction in and around Downtown Jacksonville during the month of April 2015.


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Southside Construction Update - May 2015

A brief look at the status of various projects under construction in and around Jacksonville's Edge City, the Southside, during Spring 2015.


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TEDxJacksonville: Black Murder is Normal

Michael T. Smith on Black Murder is Normal.


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Blighted Jacksonville: 1970s Style

The 1970s weren't the best era for America's cities and the scene in Jacksonville was not an exception. Outside of downtown, unpaved streets, industrial blight, overgrown lots, unchecked sprawl and declining established neighborhoods were quite the norm. Here's a look at the not-so-glamourous side of Jacksonville's past.


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Visions of Vibrancy: Seattle

The vibrancy of cities comes in all shapes and sizes. Many believe that what works in internationally known cosmopolitan settings may not be applicable for cities such as Jacksonville, which have struggled with embracing walkability. If we look hard enough, we may realize that this type of view should be challenged. Despite the diversity around…

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