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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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UNF Poll: Voters Uncertain, Undecided As Jacksonville Election Looms

A new poll from the Public Opinion Research Laboratory at the University of North Florida reveals registered voters on the First Coast are indecisive as the March election draws near.

The poll, which interviewed likely voters in Duval County, revealed Alvin Brown is leading the mayor’s race with 37 percent; Lenny Curry: 25 percent; Bill Bishop: 11 percent; Omega Allen: 2 percent; and 25 percent don’t know or refused to answer. 

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Jacksonville Unveils Phone App And Mascot To Fight Blight

The city of Jacksonville rolled out a mobile app and a trash-can mascot today as part of a new awareness campaign targeting urban blight.

The Fight Blight Initiative is the work of the City Council’s Special Neighborhood Blight Committee established two years ago by then-City Council President Bill Gulliford.

Blight is a huge problem, Gulliford says. One that, if left alone, could destroy the city one neighborhood at a time. 

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