Congresswoman Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick Leads Volunteers In Day Of Service To Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Submitted by Shauna PierreRIVIERA BEACH, FL – During the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week of Observance, Congresswoman Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick held a series of service projects throughout Florida’s 20th Congressional District. In Palm Beach County, she led a team of volunteers to beautify seniors’ front yards. I want you to keep serving and loving one another,” said Riviera Beach senior citizen Mrs. Andrews. King left a legacy of servant leadership for us to carry on. We are standing on the shoulders of greatness,” concluded Congresswoman Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick.thewestsidegazette.com
BLACK STUDENT FROM FLORIDA SCORES A PERFECT 1600 ON THE SAT EXAM
Submitted by BLACK ENTERPRISEJustin Ricketts, a 17-year-old student from Riviera Beach, Florida, recently achieved a perfect 1600 score on the SAT. “I definitely want to go to school in New England, hopefully, so those are my top choices right now,” Justin told CBS12. Aside from his academic achievements, Justin, who is a senior at Suncoast High School, is also active in extracurricular activities. He recently joined a national debate in Kentucky and will serve as the president of the debate team at his school this fall. Not one to take a break, Justin is also set to attend the Research Institute at MIT for an exclusive program to study visual tension.thewestsidegazette.com
People vacation in Wisconsin
From small business owners like Condos to the operators of resorts and water parks with multi-million dollar budgets, pent-up demand from Chicago-area travelers who paused their vacation plans during the first two summers of the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to lead to a stellar summer of 2022 for the Wisconsin tourism industry.chicagotribune.com
Voting ends and counting begins in contest to pick successor to the late Congressman Alcee Hastings
A burst of voters turned out for primary day voting to choose the successor to the late Congressman Alcee Hastings. Primary Day voting topped all nine days of early voting combined, but mail ballots dwarfed in-person voting.sun-sentinel.com
Hoping to win coveted seat in Congress, candidates pour millions of their own money into campaigns
Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick has put $2.1 million of her own money into her campaign to win a vacant South Florida congressional vacancy and Barbara Sharief has put in $926,000 of her own into her campaign. Both candidates are leaders of home health care companies. One result of the money: lots of TV ads. The other candidates have far less money to spend.sun-sentinel.com
Early voting turnout in special Congress election abysmal — just one voter every 15 minutes
Turnout so far for in-person early voting in the special primary elections that will determine Florida’s next member of Congress has been exceedingly low. The 11 early voting sites in Broward and Palm Beach counties have averaged about one voter an hour. Broward is planning to reduce staffing at the sites.sun-sentinel.com
South Florida men get prison time for poaching protected sea turtle eggs
Images taken by Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission show seized Loggerhead Sea Turtle eggs and a nest chamber eggs were removed from. RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. – Two South Florida men have been sentenced to federal prison for stealing 93 protected sea turtle eggs. Court records show Carl Lawrence Cobb received nine months earlier this week in West Palm Beach federal court, while Bruce Wayne Bivins received seven months last month. A criminal complaint says Cobb dropped Bivins off at the Singer Island Beach, just north of Palm Beach, one night last May. Florida wildlife officers say they spotted Bivins taking the eggs and then recovered them after stopping Cobb’s truck.
Barbara Sharief, Candidate for U.S. Congress Launches Campaign Website
[SOUTH FLORIDA] – Congressional candidate Barbara Sharief has launched her campaign website for District 20 Seat for 2022. District 20 includes the City of Miramar, parts of Southern and Central Broward, the West Palm Beach and Riviera Beach areas in central Palm Beach County and The Glades area. The website includes Barbara’s background, experience and qualifications, some of the issues she will focus on in Washington, DC and several tabs to enable viewers to make a contribution, volunteer or just to stay informed and follow the campaign. You can now follow the campaign on multiple platforms:Sharief will bring her experience at the local, county and state level to Washington to benefit of District 20. “I am looking forward to serving the people of District 20 in Washington.sflcn.com
Souls to the Polls inspires South Floridians to go straight from church to voting booth
“I’m feeling good,” she said of Sunday’s turnout. “The thing for us, especially in Riviera Beach, is community engagement. It’s really important that we don’t just show up at the last minute asking people for their vote, but that we’re here all the time, talking to people about the issues.”sun-sentinel.com
Viewing held for high school football player gunned down outside church
Terrance Jackson, Jr., was a rising football star, a sophomore at Deerfield Beach High School. On Feb. 2, Jackson attended his grandfather’s funeral before a gunman killed him outside of Victory City Church, 163 W. 20 St., in Riviera Beach. Bryce Gowdy, whose Dec. 30th death was ruled a suicide, was a Deerfield Beach High School football player who had been recruited by Georgia Tech and was supposed to be on campus on Jan. 6. Deerfield Beach high school football coach, Jevon Glenn, was in Auburn, Alabama, for a college tour with Jackson’s teammates when he learned of the tragedy. Glenn said that the high school player had passed up the team trip to attend the funeral.
Teenage boy’s shooting death prompts talk in Deerfield Beach about need to stop gun violence
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – Terrance “TeeJay” Jackson would have celebrated his 16th birthday on Wednesday. Instead, his mother, Tronicia Jackson, and his father, Terrance Jackson Sr., were attending a vigil to mourn their son. On Thursday, the teenage boy’s murder was at the heart of a group discussion about gun violence at the Dr. Leo J. Robb, Jr. Memorial Gymnasium in Deerfield Beach. The sophomore died in his mother’s arms across the street from the Victory City Church in Riviera Beach. The Riviera Beach Police Department is still investigating the fatal shooting.
South Florida teacher arrested after knocking out boy’s tooth, police say
RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. – A South Florida teacher was arrested Friday after she pushed a first-grade student so hard against a wall that his tooth fell out, police said. Cynthia Smith, 64, of West Palm Beach, faces a child abuse charge after the Jan. 30 incident at Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary School in Riviera Beach. The impact caused the boy to lose a tooth and gave him a busted lip. Several students told police that Smith is "mean" to them, and one student said Smith "yells at her for no reason." Smith was released from jail the next day on a $3,000 bond.
Third victim identified in church shooting that killed high school football player
RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. – Instead of celebrating Super Bowl LIV Sunday, a family is grieving the death of a 15-year-old Deerfield Beach High School football player who died after a Saturday shooting outside of a church in Palm Beach County. If we request you be there, be there.”Deerfield Beach high school football coach, Jevon Glenn, was in Auburn, Alabama for a college tour with Terrance’s teammates when he learned of the tragedy. He was a Deerfield High School football player who was scheduled to attend Georgia Tech on Jan. 6. While many of the top high school recruits already signed with a college, National Signing Day is on Wednesday. He was set to graduate from high school in 2022.
2 killed, 1 injured in shooting at Riviera Beach church after funeral service
RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. – Two people were killed and two others were injured Saturday afternoon at a Riviera Beach church after a funeral service. The shooting was reported around 2:30 p.m. at Victory City Church at 163 W. 20th St.Riviera Beach police confirmed that a 15-year-old boy and a man were pronounced dead at the scene. Local 10 News’ Roy Ramos has learned the teenage victim is Terrance Jackson, a football player at Deerfield Beach High School, after speaking with the school’s football coach. Terrance Jackson, a 15-year-old Deerfield Beach High School football player, was killed in a shooting that took place during a funeral. (WPLG)Jackson was attending his grandfather’s funeral after passing up a trip to visit college’s with his football team.
Cops: There are 'several leads into shooting that killed two, including Deerfield Beach football player
Lupoe said the security guards and police officer had left after the service when there were only a few stragglers remaining in the area. He said thats when a fight broke out across the street from the church and the shooting erupted. He said none of the victims are church members and no one was injured on its property. He did not provide further details about the funeral.sun-sentinel.com
Hospital bathroom voyeur put hidden camera in 3 medical facilities; had a million images, cops say
A man taken into custody in connection with the discovery of a small camera hidden inside a bathroom at a West Palm Beach hospital placed that same camera in restrooms at two other area medical facilities, according to investigators. A search of the camera belonging to Rudelmiro Santizo Perez, 41, of Riviera Beach, turned up more than a million still and video images, police said, though its not yet known how many of those pictures were secretly taken. (Handout / Courtesy)sun-sentinel.com
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line sends ship on humanitarian mission
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - Deerfield Beach-based Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line sent a ship on a humanitarian mission to Freeport on Thursday. The Grand Celebration departed from the Port of Palm Beach in Riviera Beach to Freeport in Grand Bahama Island. The Grand Celebration will also be helping Bahamians who have proper documentation to evacuate to the United States. The ship is scheduled to return to the Port of Palm Beach on Friday. The cruise line was accepting donations at the company's warehouse at 301 Broadway Ave., Bay #7, in Riviera Beach.