BRICKBATS TO ALVIN BROWN In light of recent news about deplorable living conditions at the Eureka Gardens complex on Jacksonville’s Westside, WJCT reports that former Mayor Alvin Brown fast-tracked no interest loans that would eventually help line the pockets of Global Ministries – the maligned “nonprofit” group that owns the federally subsidized housing complex.
BOUQUETS TO COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS The nonprofit that provides transitional housing and other services for previously homeless individuals was awarded a $25,000 AT&T Aspire Grant to support the group’s after-school program, which focuses on case management services, mentorship, tutoring, computer classes, and individual services in language and reading skills to aid in high school success.
BOUQUETS TO CITYWIDE MAINTENANCE OF JACKSONVILLE On Monday,
Oct. 19, the company’s window-washers dressed up as superheroes and descended the side of Nemours Specialty Care in Jacksonville, in full view of
sick children at the facility. According to The Daily Planet, many of the children rushed to the windows to greet the “Grime Fighters” as they rappelled down
the 11-story building.