August 3, 2015

Northeast

New-fueled: North Florida reduces its petroleum consumption

A new report has documented dramatic growth in the use of alternative fuels by governments and businesses on the roads, on ships and by rail. Read more »
Published on 7/24/2015

Still giving: The DuPont fund steps up its support efforts

While the national sank into an economic recession, the Jessie Ball DuPont Fund stepped up its support in the communities of northeast Florida. Read more »
Published on 6/26/2015

BCR Environmental

BCR Environmental, based in Jacksonville, has developed two new technologies to convert human waste to recycled usable materials suitable for land applications. Read more »
Published on 6/25/2015

National winners: Santa Fe College wins the Aspen Prize

Santa Fe College beat out 1,123 community colleges from around the country to claim the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2015

Dam issues: Challenges for the Rodman Reservoir

An effort to destroy the dam that created Rodman Reservoir is pitting Putnam County residents against an unlikely alliance that includes the JAX Chamber, JaxPort and the St. Johns Riverkeeper. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2015

‘Real traction' for the economy in Northeast Florida

Plans to develop the long-vacant Jacksonville Electric Authority plant site and the shipyards property are moving along... Read more »
Published on 3/25/2015

Fixer-upper: The Mathews Bridge in Jacksonville is repaired

Quick work by the Florida Department of Transportation, HNTB, engineering designer RS&H and Superior Construction kept Mathews Bridge from plunging 153 feet into the St. Johns River. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2015

Fired up: Datil Dew Pepper Products sells liquid fire

Bates and his wife started Datil Dew Pepper Products in 1992... Read more »
Published on 1/28/2015

Changing the landscape in downtown Jacksonville

Two downtown projects could give Jacksonville a new look. Read more »
Published on 12/26/2014

The wrath of Khan: Jaguars owner Shad Khan withdraws support for business incubator

Jacksonville entrepreneur Elton Rivas, founder of KYN, a business incubator meant to help winners of the One Spark crowdsourcing festival, has drawn the wrath of billionaire Shad Khan. Read more »
Published on 11/26/2014

Hemming and hawing: Jacksonville revives Hemming Plaza

Hemming Plaza, a 1½-acre park in downtown Jacksonville, survived the great fire of 1901, mob attacks on civil rights demonstrators, an invasion of starlings and urban blight. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2014

Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown facing political backlash

Disenchanted with Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown’s handling of his office, businessman Peter Rummell and several of his friends are backing Brown’s Republican opponent this time around. Also mentioned in this... Read more »
Published on 9/26/2014

Jacksonville's $1.65-billion hole

With an unfunded pension liability that's one of the largest created by any municipal government, Jacksonville faces a long-term fight to bring its benefit costs under control. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2014

Jacksonville is waiting for its ship to come in

Will a new proposal emerge to develop the former shipyards property on Jacksonville's moribund riverfront? Read more »
Published on 7/28/2014

Lighting an entrepreneurial fire in Jacksonville

Young partners set out to make Jacksonville an entrepreneurial hotbed. Read more »
Published on 6/27/2014

River concerns in Northeast Florida

With some 1.4 million new residents projected to live in central Florida by 2035, the water needs of the growing population have led to proposals for additional pumping of the St. Johns River. But the region's plans are raising concerns farther north. Read more »
Published on 5/28/2014

University of Florida lands a $75-million endowment

$75 million donation aims to boost UF research. Read more »
Published on 4/30/2014

Jacksonville is ‘hitting on all cylinders'

The recession is fast becoming a memory for most Jacksonville residents. Read more »
Published on 3/31/2014

Habitat for Humanity Foreclosures in Jacksonville

The Jacksonville affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, called HabiJax, foreclosed on 50 homeowners last year, following 33 in 2012 — more than the previous six years combined. Many HabiJax homeowners were not able to overcome job losses, medical expenses or tax and insurance increases that increased their housing outlays. Read more »
Published on 2/28/2014

Real estate reversal in Northeast Florida

Reacting to a changing market two years ago, real estate investment firm JWB Real Estate Capital in Jacksonville decided to shift gears and build houses to rent rather than sell. Read more »
Published on 1/31/2014

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