Edgewood Bakery has recently opened the Bistro which features a new dinner menu available Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings from 5:30 -9:00. Chef Fernando Silvera of 1171 has put together an upscale menu of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, and of course desserts along wine a selection of beer and wine. Beers from Bold City Brewery with ice cream from the Dreamette makes for a solid effort to support local businesses.
Excellent coverage of Murray Hill to follow…
I received the following comment recently and felt moved enough to post it here on the blog. Although it happened so long ago it is never too late to shed light on an incident that hurt so many people and where there was never a serious inquiry into what happened. Feel free to forward this post around in hopes of generating renewed interest in what happened in Murray Hill some 40 years ago.
My family used to live in Murray Hill in the ’60’s.
My 10 year old brother was found deceased in the 3700 block of Mayflower St. on February 4th, 1968.
Despite the many suspicious things about Glen’s death; his death was determined and ruled to be “accidental”.
40 years later Glen’s family is still seeking and fighting for justice for Glen.
A family friend has made a youtube video and we would like people in Jax to please view the video and the pass it along to others. Since my family no longer lives in Jax; we are asking the people of Jax to help us get the video circulating around Jax; particulary in the Murray Hill district.
We are hoping that there are people in Jax who remember the news story about the little boy who was found “hanging” on Mayflower St. in Jax in 1968.
And we are hoping that there is someone in Jax who might have heard or seen something on the night Glen was missing (Feb. 3rd) or the following morning when his body was found (Feb. 4th); 1968.
We still cling to the hope that there is someone who can provide new information about Glen’s death.
The link for the video is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4HKB4v3nRY
If that link doesn’t work; please just go to:
And then enter the search words Justice For Glen Davenport
This Friday July 25th at 8:00 pm The Murray Hill Theatre will kick off the 2008 Battle of the Bands. From the website:
Jacksonville’s Premier Battle of the Bands is back and better than ever! Over the next 8 months 20 bands will via to become “King Of The Hill”. Grand prize winner will receive $500 cash plus other prizes.
Bands can email Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up if they are interested in competing.
It looks like Friday’s show consist of The Abandoned(metal), Abetting Royetta (Screamo/Experimental), and Sewer Gators (Hardcore/Southern Rock). Support your local arts…
Please keep in mind that The Murray Hill Theatre is a faith based establishment geared towards teens and young adults.
After thwarting a robbery attempt at the Game Stop on 103rd Street the police chased a car with two of the four the suspects to Murray Hill. Evidently the suspects car hit a parked car on the 4600 block of Post Street causing the car to flip. The two in the car got out to flee causing the police to shoot and eventually kill one of the suspects, the other was arrested. The other two suspects tried to run from the scene of the robbery, one was arrested and the other got away. Total: two suspects were apprehended, one was shot and killed and one is still on the loose.
It is not clear what prompted the officer to use deadly force, but I am sure that will be investigated and hopefully the officer will be exonerated of any wrong doing. If anyone has any information on the fourth suspect or was a witness to the car accident and police shooting they are being asked to contact the JSO.
This Saturday May 31st The Murray Hill Baptist Church is holding a community garage sale in their parking lot on Post Street. There is a $15 fee to participate which is going towards a the purchase of a document camera for Ruth Upson Elementary School. The $15 gets you two parking spaces to set up your merchandise. The sale runs from 8 a.m. till noon on Saturday.