Politics

Homeowners May Have to Move for I-95 Project

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--It might help drivers on I-95, but more than thirty families could get kicked out of their homes due to an upcoming road project.  

It's a $224 million road construction project near Prudential Drive.

Construction on the section of I-95 is expected to begin in late 2012 and end in the summer of 2016.

More than 172,000 cars go through the area between the Acosta and Fuller Warren Bridges every day.

DOT officials say the access road is structurally deficient and needs to be torn down.

About a hundred parcels of land may be affected.

There will be a public workshop to talk about the I-95 replacement project Tuesday at the Duval County School Board on Prudential Drive.

Doors open at 4:30 and there will be a public comment period at 6:30.

 

 

 

 

 

Alhambra Plans New Year's Eve Party With Patsy Cline

The new Alhambra Theatre will usher in 2011 with a New Year’s Eve Party like none other in Jacksonville.  This one-time-only event will feature the hit show, “A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline” starring Gail Bliss.  Prior to the show, guests will enjoy a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres.  A special dinner will be prepared my Executive Chef Matthew Medure.  Following the performance, guests will enjoy dancing to live music and a New Year’s champagne toast.  For those who have worked up an appetite, The Alhambra will also roll out a breakfast buffet at about 11:00 PM.

Newt Gingrich in Jacksonville

Thursday, October 28th

11:00 am

(Doors Open at 10:30 am)

Hyatt Regency

225 East Coastline Drive

To RSVP click here

Election Night Tea Party Rally at the Jacksonville Landing, November 2nd

First Coast Tea Party (FCTP), announced they will host an Election Night Tea Party Rally at the Jacksonville Landing, November 2nd, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 

Patriots from across North East Florida will watch election results live on the Jacksonville Landing big-screen. This free, family friendly event will feature patriotic music, appearances via Skype from Marco Rubio, Star Parker, and Rick Scott.  Ginni Thomas, Founder and Executive Director of Liberty Central, will be the featured keynote speaker at the rally. 

The Jacksonville Journey Oversight Committee Meetings

  • October 28, 2010, 4:00 pm
  • November 18, 2010, 4:00 pm
  • December 16, 2010, 4:00 pm
  • January 20, 2011, 4:00 pm
  • February 17, 2011, 4:00 pm
  • March 17, 2011, 4:00 pm
  • April 21, 2011, 4:00 pm
  • May 19, 2011, 4:00 pm
  • June 16, 2011, 4:00 pm
  • July 21, 2011, 4:00 pm
  • August 18, 2011, 4:00 pm
  • September 15, 2011, 4:00 pm

Lights On Afterschool Celebrated Locally on Oct. 21

The Jacksonville Children's Commission will celebrate its highly successful TEAM UP and community-based after-school programs and showcase the critical importance of quality programming during out-of-school time by participating in the nationwide 11th Annual Lights On Afterschool celebration. 

City Encourages Participation in "Teal Monday" Events, Offers Free Parking at Select Facilities

Mayor John Peyton has proclaimed Monday, Oct. 18, 2010 as “Teal Monday” in support of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Monday Night Football game against divisional rivals, the Tennessee Titans. To create a fun environment for all to enjoy, the Jaguars and others will host festivities at various locations throughout downtown.