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Jessica Barreto


Jacksonville Beach, FL, United States

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Recent articles by Jessica:

Social security checks could increase as inflation creates hardship for seniors

Record-setting inflation is impacting our community and seniors on a fixed income are struggling. → Read More

Future 904 residents may not get area code

If you live in Duval, you know 904 is almost synonymous with Jacksonville. → Read More

House passes bill allowing cities to decide whether people can smoke at the beach

No more smoking on the beach? Many say, it’s about time. → Read More

Murder of Nassau County Deputy Josh Moyers: Attorneys need more time to gather evidence for trial

The judge excused McDowell from appearing in Thursday’s court hearing because he is being held in Duval County. → Read More

Starbucks location in Jacksonville joins nationwide unionization push

A local Starbucks location in Jacksonville is joining a nationwide push for unionization. → Read More

JAXPORT terminal getting upgrades to help bring in more products like cars

More consumer products could soon be moving through Jacksonville’s port, and even quicker than before. → Read More

Have you noticed a new roundabout in Arlington? Details on why it was built

The $4 million project sits right at the intersection of University Boulevard and Merrill Road. → Read More

$500,000 grant will help provide FSCJ veteran students a case manager

A new grant is helping our veterans succeed at the Florida State College at Jacksonville. → Read More

‘God’s grace put us right on top of him’: Jacksonville boat crew finds man lost at sea

The Coast Guard is crediting a local boat crew with rescuing a man lost at sea. It’s now leading a search for any other survivors who were on board the boat that capsized off the coast of Fort Pierce, Florida after it got caught in severe weather. → Read More

JFRD responding to suspicious house fire in the Biltmore neighborhood

JFRD is responding to a house fire along Old Kings Rd. in the Biltmore neighborhood. → Read More

Zac Brown Band announces concert at Daily’s Place, plus other headliners coming soon

Some headliners are coming to Jacksonville this year. → Read More

Neptune Beach COVID-19 testing site reaches capacity, will reopen Thursday morning

Telescope Health’s COVID-19 testing site in Neptune Beach has reached capacity for the remainder of the day on Wednesday. → Read More

Publix to offer paid parental leave to workers beginning in 2022

Beginning Jan. 1, 2022, the supermarket company that’s headquartered in Florida said it will offer paid parental leave for eligible full-and part-time workers within the first year after the birth or adoption of a child. → Read More

Jacksonville area sites see surge in demand for COVID-19 tests; here are resources to save you time

Now that we’re through our Christmas wish lists, we’re back to our to-do list, and getting a COVID-19 test has proven to be number one priority for a lot of people on Monday. → Read More

HOLIDAY SAFETY: Keep these items away from your pets to avoid a vet visit

As we all get ready to enjoy our holiday festivities with loved ones and family, it’s important to remember our pets are taking part in those too, and certain items that we enjoy could be especially harmful to them. → Read More

Airports brace for busy travel days ahead of holidays

TSA agents are getting ready to screen thousands of flyers here locally, and upwards of 30 million across the country between now and January 3. → Read More

Local realtor has helped 1,100 community heroes by donating 25% of commission

With the extra money she received thanks to Gonzalez and the Homes for Heroes program, first grade teacher Kristen Beasly feels prepared for the future. → Read More

‘Deadliest’ weeks on the road between Thanksgiving and New Year’s

We are in the midst of what traffic safety experts call the deadliest three weeks on the roads. Just this morning, a man died in a hit-and-run on Lone Star Road in Arlington. → Read More

The gift of sight: Doctors perform free vision-saving cataract surgery

On Saturday, more than a dozen of our neighbors in need received the gift of sight. → Read More

St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office stepping up patrols to curb retail thefts

St. Johns County deputies are fighting back against organized retail theft to prevent instances like the last month, where SJCSO says two women stole $3,000 worth of Michael Kors merchandise in St. Augustine. → Read More