Chicago in Jacksonville to help solve crime problem??

Yes you read that right. A group from Chicago is here to help Jacksonville decrease it's crime. The City of Jacksonville has hired a firm out of Chicago to the tune of $7,500 to help us figure out how to reduce crime. Cure Violence met with Sheriff Williams, Mayor...

JEA Deserves a Wink for this one!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDmBma_lTKI&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0HRSCDb7LBMUkHEMc1YA7LMhUV5Rxb5HP4_XdHXcx46I34vSuWgf6_Mk0 What are you flushing down your toilet? We love JEA's public service announcement about flushing "stuff" down our toilets. It's cute and...

RIP: Pat Caddell, Bishop Kenny High Alumni

Pat Caddell, the legendary pollster and pundit who died this week at the relatively young age of 68, had roots in Jacksonville. The son of a member of the Coast Guard, Caddell moved several times as a child but was in Jacksonville when he attended high school. As a...

JEA Contribution: It’s just another pocket of yours.

City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to extend for four years the agreement the city has with the JEA for an annual contribution to the city general fund. The contribution “in lieu of property taxes” currently makes up about 10 percent of the revenue to the city’s...

Local News touts: Trump’s wall will cause catastrophe here

I read this article at First Coast News and wondered if what they reported could be true. They stated, "Naval Station Mayport could lose more than $100 million in the contentious border wall fight." Read the article here: http://Border wall fight could cost Mayport...

Jax Politics: A Trojan Horse or a Dark Horse? What say you?

Local Republicans want to give one GOP candidate a loyalty test. Dean A. Black, chairman of the Republican Party of Duval County, issued the following statement: “As Chairman of the Republican Party of Duval County, I've watched the unfolding of Anna Brosche's...

Mayor Curry’s Wall of Silence vs Veterans Memorial Wall

Normally, I don’t offer advice to politicians but if I were Mayor Lenny Curry, I’d be patching up my relations with military veterans while heading into an election. Whether through ignorance or whatever, Curry – who has no military service background- – has...

Crime. Check out your neighborhood here.

I live in the San Marco area of Jacksonville. It's a nice neighborhood and one of my favorite things to do is take a walk on the Riverwalk located across from my condo. I'm becoming too fearful to do that anymore. This past week, we have seen crime flowing rapidly...

Is JEA a political pawn for Mayor Curry?

It's unfortunate when trust has been broken...because it's hard to trust again. And the trust between the JEA Board, the Mayor and the rate payers is badly broken. It started when Mayor Curry put cronyism into play with asking for resignations of JEA board members and...

Jacksonville: Does the border wall debate affect you? Yes!

U. S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Jacksonville Too many people are missing the real issue that has Congress and the White House in a stalemate, U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Jacksonville, says. Everyone in the media talks about the $5.7 billion at issue as being for a wall...

Old City Hall tumbles down but Mayor Curry’s wall is still up.

Mixed feelings from seeing the old City Hall turned into dust. I spent many hours in that building, day and night, covering local government as a reporter. In 1970, the Jacksonville Journal took a new approach to covering local government. It created the “governmental...

Do you believe crime is down in Jax? What say you?

Mayor Lenny Curry says crime is “down” in Jacksonville. Curry’s claim apparently relates to criticism from City Council Member Anna Lopez Brosche, who has filed as a candidate for mayor in the spring elections. His claim is impossible to fact-check. If you look at the...

Curry’s Wall: Stonewalling information to the City Council???

One member of City Council may have gotten a wake-up call after asking for public records. Garrett Dennis asked the administration for some information and got a note from a bureaucrat advising him that it would cost $3,000 to compile the data. At first the councilman...

Mayor’s Campaign Promises: Move the jail and then what?

People howled when the local government wanted to build a $350 million courthouse to replace one that was 50 years old. Now, the Curry administration is talking about spending $400 million to build a jail to replace one that is not even 40 years old. I can remember...

JEA: We have our Eye on you and you’re looking good!!

  If you have ever had your home appraised, you know how exciting it is to hear it's worth more than you imagined.  And the next question in your mind would be -- "Is this a good time to sell?"  It's a game homeowners play with their equity.  Should I sell or wait for...

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