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A RED ELEPHANT Wednesday, May 27
Fernandina Beach City Manager Joe Gerrity resigned on May 19, one month after Folio Weekly detailed the turmoil wracking the city’s fire department and Gerrity’s failure to take action to fix it (“Something is Rotten,” April 19). The story outlined how Gerrity promoted two firefighters who lacked management and emergency command training to the top two posts in the department and even as firefighters resigned and left detailed accounts of leadership failures of fire chief James Higginbotham and deputy chief Fino Murallo, Gerrity found nothing wrong. Instead, he fired Human Resources Director Robin Marley. She filed a whistleblower lawsuit against the city.
DOGS IN HEAT Wednesday, May 27
An incident involving a pet left in a hot (temperature-wise) car just out of JSO’s jurisdiction reveals a policy that’s bound to cause issues here Northeast Florida.
Brickbats + Bouquets Wednesday, May 27
05.27.15 | The WINs and FAILs of the Week
Brickbats + Bouquets Wednesday, May 20
05.20.15 | The WINs and FAILs of the Week
THE LANDING 2.0 Wednesday, May 20
Shepherding Downtown Jacksonville's festival shopping mecca into adulthood
A MATTER OF PIER-CEPTION Wednesday, May 20
Taking the long walk regarding the urgency of the Jax Beach Pier's potential maintenance issues
Hunting permits, population control, and the advice of Geese Peace
CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE Wednesday, May 20
Baltimore is a wake-up call, for more reasons than one
THE SHAPE OF JAZZ TO COME Wednesday, May 20
Local promoter, musician, and all-around Renaissance man JASON LEWIS takes the long run approach to making a scene
PARTS NOW KNOWN Wednesday, May 13
Even among the many ill-advised schemes pitched at this year’s World’s Largest Idea Flea Market, project #22066: Bring Anthony Bourdain to Jacksonville stood out as one of the more …