HOMETOWN HERO INTERVIEW WITH ASSISTANT CHIEF LAKESHA BURTON 




Councilmember Al Ferraro Interviews Hometown Hero Assistant Chief Burton About Her Journey Overcomng Insurmountable Challenges And Becoming a Leader In The Community

Jacksonville, FL — On Thursday, June 3, 2021, at 1:00 PM, Council Member Al Ferraro will interview Jacksonville Sheriff Office Zone 2 Commander Assistant Chief Lakesha Burton for the City of Jacksonville’s Hometown Hero Series.

During this interview, Asst. Chief Burton will expand upon her experiences, law enforcement, and challenges as an African American woman to become a leader and philanthropist in the community.




HOMETOWN HERO INTERVIEW WITH DR. SAMAN SOLEYMANI




Councilmember Al Ferraro Interviews Hometown Hero Dr. Saman Soleymani, Jacksonville Physician, Entrepreneur, and Philanthopist About His Journey Overcoming War, Immigration, Language Barrier, and Bullying

Jacksonville, FL — On Thursday, April 1, 2021, at 1:00 PM, Council Member Al Ferraro will interview Dr. Saman Soleymani, Avecina Medical Founder and President, for the City of Jacksonville’s Hometown Hero Series.


Commemorating Cosmo: New Jacksonville park highlights community founded by freed slaves - from The Florida Times-Union

Commemorating Cosmo: New Jacksonville park highlights community founded by freed slaves A new Jacksonville park called Freedom Park spotlights the Cosmo community founded by freed slaves. Freedom Park also recognizes veterans with PTSD.

Check out this story on Jacksonville.com: https://www.Jacksonville.com/story/news/local/2021/01/24/new-Jacksonville-park-spotlights-how-freed-slaves-formed-cosmo/6668829002/
 

Heckscher Drive to Close April 10-26 for Railroad Crossing Work

March 27, 2018, News from FDOT - Heckscher Drive will close in the immediate area of the railroad crossing located just east of Imeson Park Boulevard as part of a project to replace the crossing. Construction will begin Tuesday, April 10 at 3 a.m. and is scheduled to be completed by Thursday, April 26 at 6 p.m. The roadway will reopen early if work is completed ahead of schedule or could be closed longer if there are weather or other unforeseen delays. During the closure, traffic will be detoured via I-295 and U.S. 17 (Main Street) as seen in the map below.