Monthly Archives: March 2015 (page 6)

Non-Profit Working To Improve Downtown Jax Beach

A non-profit in Jacksonville Beach is trying to draw more families to the area through a crowdfunding campaign. It’s part of push to clean up the city’s image in the wake of several violent incidents.

Better Jacksonville Beach President Jon McGowan says his group is not out fighting crime, but promoting family events has that effect.

“People don’t go cause trouble where there Mom is hanging out,” McGowan said.

He says if they can get more families downtown the troublemakers will go elsewhere.

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FCC Recap: Duval County Election Results

On today’s “First Coast Connect,” Melissa Ross interviewed incumbent Democratic Mayor Alvin Brown and Republican challenger Lenny Curry about their advance to a May runoff.

Brown was the top vote getter, with about 77,000 votes more than Lenny Curry in the unitary first election. For the next two months, he says he has a strategy.

“I am looking forward to discussing the issues on how to put Jacksonville first,” Brown said. “I am going to fight for every vote.”

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JTA Debuts Bus Driving Simulator

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority unveiled a high-tech bus-driving simulator Tuesday. It can be programmed for a number of scenarios, including the top three challenges facing bus operators in Jacksonville.The streets of Jacksonville present so…

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