Monthly Archives: March 2015 (page 16)

Senate Backs $3.3M For Teen Injured By Tree Limb

The city of Jacksonville could have to pay $3.3 million dollars to the family of a girl who was paralyzed by a falling tree limb four years ago. As the News Service of Florida reports, a state Senate committee approved a bill Thursday that would require the city to compensate the family of Aubrey Stewart. The bill’s sponsor, Rob Bradley (R-Fleming Island), said the city had received multiple complaints about the conditions of trees but did not take action before Stewart was injured.

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Voters Get To Know Candidates For Mayor

A new poll out shows Mayor Alvin Brown is leading his closest competitor, Republican Lenny Curry, in the race for Jacksonville mayor.

The poll from the University of North Florida shows there are a lot of undecided voters, and many others who say they don’t know much about the candidates.

Voters had a chance to get to know the candidates Thursday during WOKV’s Hob Nob event.

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Water Policy Flows Easily From House

A plan that would make changes to the management of the state’s natural springs and address drinking-water issues across Central Florida and the flow of pollution in and out of Lake Okeechobee was approved Thursday by the House on the third day of the …

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Closing The Loop: Victoria Priester

Victoria Priester moved to northeast Florida to go to college. “I moved up to St. Augustine from Key West in 2008 to go to Flagler College. It was a lot like Key West in some ways — laid back, and very nice.”

She worked at a number of jobs through school. “I worked for the college, waited tables, I was a nanny, worked in retail. Every free moment I had, I was working to save and to pay for school.”

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Mayoral Candidates Respond To UNF Poll

A new poll of shows a quarter of likely Jacksonville voters are indecisive as this month’s mayoral election approaches. The top three candidates all say the numbers work in their favor.

The UNF poll found incumbent Democrat Alvin Brown leading with 37 percent and Republicans Lenny Curry and Bill Bishop trailing behind at 25 and 11 percent. Unaffiliated candidate Omega Allen is polling at 2 percent. The remaining 25 percent are undecided.

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2015 Jacksonville Candidate Endorsements

Trying to keep track of endorsements in the 2015 Jacksonville elections? Here’s a list of candidates running for office in 2015 and the groups, elected officials and community leaders who have endorsed them.Click the tabs on the chart to view by candid…

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New Jacksonville Business Lets People ‘Shop Local’ From Anywhere

A couple of Jacksonville businessmen are wrapping up a plan to export Jacksonville—one box at a time. River City Crate is offering patrons a way to shop locally from anywhere on the globe.

River City Crate co-founder Andrew Dutt says he got the idea while shopping at the Riverside Arts Market.

“Back in November, I decided I wanted to send local brands out to my family, who lives in Pennsylvania,” he said.

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