WEST PALM BEACH
Manatee Lagoon fully reopens to the public
Come see what’s new at Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center®! The enhanced facility has fully reopened, and you’re invited to come enjoy its new offerings. Every day during Manatee Season from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., visit the educational building, upper and lower observation decks, a new augmented reality solar 3D exhibit, and tropical grounds with outstanding views of the picturesque Lake Worth Lagoon. 6000 N. Flagler DriveWest Palm Beach, FL 33407561-626-2833https://www.visitmanateelagoon.comcommunitynewspapers.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
Rod Stewart's plea deal on battery charge falls through
A plea deal between British rock icon Rod Stewart and Florida prosecutors fell through Friday, meaning he and his adult son are again scheduled to stand trial on charges they battered a security guard during a New Year's Eve bash nearly two years ago. Neither Rod Stewart nor his son, Sean, were present when Judge August Bonavita announced that a hearing in which a deal was expected to be finalized had been canceled. The Stewarts face a maximum penalty of a year in jail, although such a lengthy term would be unlikely.news.yahoo.com
McWhite’s Funeral Home Services
AUGUSTEFuneral services for the Gracia Auguste – 60 were held October 16th at First Haitian Church of God of West Palm Beach. BENEBYFuneral services for the late Richard Beneby – 65 were held at McWhite’s Funeral Home Chapel. HOLMESFuneral services for the late Tona Elizabeth Prince Holmes were held October 16th at Berean Church of God. HOWARDFuneral services for the late Essie M. Howard – 83 were held October 16th at McWhite’s Funeral Home Chapel. MULLINGS – Not PicturedFuneral services for the Albert Q. Mullings – 74 were held October 9th at McWhite’s Funeral HomeSMITHFuneral services for the late Brian Smith – 57 were held October 16th at McWhite’s Funeral Chapel.thewestsidegazette.com
You can decorate for Halloween with Uber Eats if you live in this South Florida city
Just in time for Halloween decorating, Uber Eats has launched The Holiday Shop, a one-click Halloween-lover’s dream where users in certain cities can order pumpkins, carving kits, and decorating kits delivered right to their door from now until Oct. 31.
West Palm Beach teenager hit speeds of 100 mph, ran red light, before crash that killed 4, sheriffs officials say
A West Palm Beach teenager was under the influence of drugs when he ran through a red light and caused a crash that killed four people, Palm Beach County sheriff’s officials said.sun-sentinel.com
Judge cancels Rod Stewart's trial, sets plea deal hearing
A Florida judge has canceled the trial for rock icon Rod Stewart and his adult son and scheduled a hearing next month to discuss a plea deal to resolve charges stemming from a New Year's Eve altercation with a hotel security guard nearly two years ago. Court records show the hearing with Judge August Bonavita is set for Oct. 22 regarding a plea agreement to close the case without them needing to appear in court. If convicted, the Stewarts were facing a year in jail, or probation and a $1,000 fine.news.yahoo.com
Justice Department Seeks to Shut Down Florida Return Preparer
A federal court in the Southern District of Florida has permanently enjoined a West Palm Beach tax return preparer from preparing federal income tax returns for others and from owning, operating, managing, assisting or working at any tax return preparation business in the future. Return preparer fraud is one of the IRS’ Dirty Dozen Tax Scams and taxpayers seeking a return preparer should remain vigilant. The IRS also has a list of important reminders for taxpayers who are about to file their 2020 tax returns, including how to prepare for a smooth filing process. An alphabetical listing of persons enjoined from preparing returns and promoting tax schemes can be found this page. If you believe that one of the enjoined persons or businesses may be violating an injunction, please contact the Tax Division with detailsjustice.gov
Twice-deported man pleads guilty to child exploitation crimes and illegal reentry
A 29-year-old Mexican national who has been living in South Florida and who prosecutors say pretended to be a 9-year-old girl during online chats to solicit minors for sexually explicit material has pleaded guilty to committing child exploitation crimes and being in the United States illegally following deportation.
Brightline continues construction of new rail lines
AdvertisementBrightline is actively constructing a new rail line to bring passengers from their Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach stops to Orlando. Their team is hard at work to continue their exciting expansion plans, with service connecting South Florida to Central Florida expected to open in 2022. Brightline recently announced another three additional stops along their South Florida Express line including stations in Aventura, Boca Raton and PortMiami. Brightline’s new South Terminal at the Orlando International Airport (MCO) is a part of the company’s Phase 2 expansion into Central Florida including a Tampa extension. The massive infrastructure project is making progress and encompasses four zones including the area of the Orlando International Airport and the Brightline Vehicle Maintenance Facility.communitynewspapers.com
Over 10,000 Patrons Savor Jerk Cuisine at Florida Jerk Festival
The Florida Jerk Festival — a merger of the Palm Beach and Orlando festivals. The festival debuted on July 4 at the South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach. EntertainmentTater, CEO of the event, estimates over 10,000 patrons turned out to savor jerked cuisine from vendors mainly from Florida. He was part of the organization that started the Palm Beach Jerk Festival 18 years ago, and the Orlando Jerk Festival in 2014. Tater and his team are determined to take their momentum from Palm Beach to central Florida.sflcn.com
'Stand your ground' defense rejected in iguana killing
A judge has rejected the “stand your ground” defense of a Florida man who said he beat an iguana to death only after it attacked him, biting him on the arm. PJ Nilaja Patterson, 43, must stand trial on a felony animal cruelty charge, Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Jeffrey Dana Gillen ruled recently in denying the unusual defense, the South Florida SunSentinel reported. The “stand your ground” law allows a person who is under attack and reasonably fears death or great bodily harm to use deadly force, even if they could retreat to safety.news.yahoo.com
Palm Beach County: The epitome of the COVID vaccination struggle
Palm Beach County’s diverse population with pockets of affluent snowbirds, retirees, farmworkers, African-Americans, and Hispanics has led to some ZIP codes with vaccination rates much higher than the county average and many others will troubling low rates.sun-sentinel.com
Minnesota man accused of flying to South Florida for sex with teenage girl
Police say a 55-year-old Minnesota man flew to South Florida with plans to meet a teenage girl he met on an online chatting app. But the girl he was allegedly chatting with was actually an undercover detective.sun-sentinel.com
West Palm Beach Lawyer Secures $1.37 M Jury Award in Auto Case
The motor vehicle accident caused whiplash and resulted in herniated discs in Collins’ neck. The herniated discs pressed on the nerves going down Collins’ arm and despite two fusion surgeries by a reputable neurosurgeon the nerve damage was permanent attorney Neil Anthony said.law.com
South Florida city fires employee over legal medical marijuana use
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A South Florida city fired one of its computer managers after he legally used medical marijuana. West Palm Beach recently fired Jason McCarty after he tested positive for marijuana, something he admitted using. The 50-year-old has a medical marijuana card from his doctor that allows him to legally purchase pot. The city, however, has a strict policy against any marijuana use. The news comes on the heels of a Central Florida county’s school board firing a teacher for using medical marijuana.
Nats OF Juan Soto leaves game early with right calf cramp
The Nationals slugger drew an 11-pitch walk from Sixto Sánchez with one out in the top of the first. He then was replaced in right field in the bottom half of the inning by Gerardo Parra. AdOpening day of the 2021 baseball season is a week away; Washington hosts the New York Mets at night on April 1. We can do some different things to keep them ready as far as the swing and things of that nature,” Martinez said. “But we want to make sure this doesn’t become a bigger issue.”___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/hub/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Family of South Florida teen who choked on chicken nugget gets $2 million
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The family of a 19-year-old student with autism will receive a $2 million settlement from a South Florida school district a year and a half after he choked on a chicken nugget and died. The settlement was approved by the Palm Beach County School Board on Wednesday. He had a form of autism that made him mostly non-verbal, and he also had a condition that made him prone to choking. An aide was supposed to be assigned only to Williams, who attended a program for special needs students at William T. Dwyer High School in Palm Beach Gardens. But video showed the aide was tending to another student when Williams choked.
McCullers agrees to $85M deal with Astros for 2022-26
Houston Astros starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. throws during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Tuesday, March 9, 2021, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. and the Houston Astros have agreed to an $85 million, five-year contract covering 2022-26, a deal awaiting announcement by the team. McCullers agreed on Jan. 15 to a $6.5 million, one-year contract that avoided salary arbitration. “Houston is where I want to be," he said at spring training on Feb. 28. who broke his left ring finger in his first spring training appearance. McCullers is 2-0 with a 2.57 ERA over seven innings in three spring training games.
Married 66 years, Florida couple die from COVID-19 minutes apart
This undated photo provided by Sarah Milewski shows Bill and Esther Ilnisky. When they died minutes apart of COVID-19 on March 1, 2021, at a Palm Beach County hospice, it may have been a hidden blessing, their only child, Sarah Milewski, said. (Sarah Milewski via AP)FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A Florida couple who spent decades as missionaries and ministers died minutes apart of COVID-19. Bill and Esther Ilnisky were married almost 67 years when they died recently at a Palm Beach County hospice. They then moved to West Palm Beach in the 1970s and spent four decades running an Assemblies of God church there.
College president Zooms with students isolated due to virus
Schwinn, a physician and mom, worries about the toll such isolation takes on her students at the small Christian school in West Palm Beach, some already struggling with the emotional swings college brings. As few as one and as many as 15 students have been on the 20-minute online video calls, where she tries to bolster spirits, finds out if their needs are being met, checks mental and physical conditions and learns what prayers are wanted from her.sun-sentinel.com
Thousands more get COVID-19 vaccines at Miami Dade College, Hard Rock Stadium
She drove from West Palm Beach to Miami Dade College North Campus, 11380 NW 27th Ave., in Westview. Just come and take it.”Miami Dade College North vaccinates nearly 2,000 against COVID-19A prior expansion on eligibility included school employees, firefighters and law enforcement personnel who are age 50 and older. This didn’t include the progress that was being made on Monday in Miami Gardens, where appointments are required, and at Westview, North Miami Beach, and Miami Springs, where walk-ins are welcome. AdAs of Monday afternoon, 1,093 vaccines were administered at Hard Rock Stadium, 1,905 at Miami Dade College, 466 vaccines at 1401 Westward Dr. in Miami Springs, and 328 vaccines at 1770 NE 162 St., in North Miami Beach, according to Jachles. COVID-19 vaccines in Miami-Dade County
Strasburg leaves start early with leg issue; 'nothing major'
We’re in spring training. There’s no sense in pushing it.”Strasburg said he was looked at by a team doctor and had an ultrasound exam. “I didn’t really feel it at all except for that last pitch, where I kind of felt it simultaneously as I was finishing the pitch,” Strasburg said. “I’ve had my calves cramping up on me in the past and I’ve pitched through that," he said. Ad“If he wakes up tomorrow sore or something, he might be held back,” the manager said.
18-year-old arrested for having sex with 13-year-old he met on Instagram, according to Margate police
MARGATE, Fla. – A search for two Margate girls reported missing ended up with an 18-year-old from West Palm Beach arrested after police said he had sex with the 13-year-old girl in his car. A Margate police officer reported that on Tuesday around 3 a.m. he saw a black Audi parked in the back of Coral Gate Park. AdPolice said Joseph admitted to having sex with the girl on a previous occasion and shared details. He told them on Tuesday night, the two did not have sex because they were interrupted by the officer. According to Broward County court records, Joseph posted bond and was released from the Broward County jail on Thursday.
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.
Sprouts Farmers Market to Open New Stores in Miami and Broward
^ Keep New Times Free Support Us LocalCommunityJournalismI Support Support the independent voice of South Florida and help keep the future of New Times free. Support UsSprouts Farmers Market plans to open as many as ten new stores in Florida, including locations in South Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. The Phoenix, Arizona-based grocer known for its unique selection of responsibly sourced products and a farmers' market-style experience will open approximately 20 stores this year, including five in South Florida. Several South Florida locations are in the works, from Homestead to West Palm Beach. (There are currently two Sprouts locations in Broward, as well as stores in Deerfield Beach and Miramar.)browardpalmbeach.com
Springer, Bauer, Lindor lead list of big names on new teams
The reigning World Series champions already had a pair of Cy Young Award winners in Clayton Kershaw and David Price. Darvish has twice finished runner-up for a Cy Young Award, including last season when he was 8-3 with a 2.01 ERA in 12 starts. Lester is a three-time World Series champion, winning twice with Boston and once with the Cubs. He’s part of a rotation led by three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, 2019 World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg and lefty Patrick Corbin. Bradley was a Gold Glove winner in 2018 when the Red Sox won the World Series.
Nats release Jeffress for unspecified 'personnel reasons'
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Jeremy Jeffress was released by the Washington Nationals on Sunday for what general manager Mike Rizzo called unspecified “personnel reasons,” less than two weeks after the reliever agreed to terms on a minor league deal. The 33-year-old Jeffress was taken by Milwaukee in the first round pick of the 2006 amateur draft and has pitched for five teams over 11 years in the majors. Last season, Jeffress went 4-1 with a 1.54 ERA and eight saves in 10 chances for the Chicago Cubs. AdMore than a decade ago, Jeffress was suspended twice for violating the minor league drug treatment and prevention program. He has said he used marijuana to manage a severe case of anxiety and he was diagnosed with juvenile epilepsy in 2013.
Toddler included in child porn sent via phone app by Boca Raton man, federal court charges
(The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida (USAO-SDFL))The United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida (USAO-SDFL) building in Miami. MIAMI, Fla. – A Boca Raton man pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court after he admitted to creating photos and videos of a toddler in his care and sharing them on a social networking app’s chat room. According to investigators, he directed her to take pornographic photographs and videos of herself and then send them to him through a smartphone application. In addition, Solove admitted during the hearing that he acquired sexual abuse material of other children from several internet platforms and stored them on his cellphone. He faces up to 120 years in federal prison, plus payment of restitution to his victims.
The Latest: NHL's COVID-19 list at season-low three players
(Sarah Stier/Pool Photo via AP)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The list of players in the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol dropped to a season-low three, despite the additions of Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby and Nashville’s Ryan Johansen. San Jose’s Tomas Hertl is the only other player on the list after entering his seventh day in the protocol. ___Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby will miss Tuesday night’s game against Philadelphia after being placed on the COVID-19 protocol list. The news comes a day after the NHL had a season-low four players in the COVID-19 protocol. AdTuesday night’s game will be the first game with fans in attendance at PPG Paints Arena since last March.
Woman abandoned 1-year-old in car and deserted 2 more kids in public places, deputies say
Perkins was taken into custody by West Palm Beach police. During questioning, Perkins told detectives that she was on a road trip with the three children and their father. There was a disagreement between the adults during the drive from Louisiana to Florida, the arrest report stated. When they stopped at a gas station on Florida’s Turnpike near Orlando, Perkins left without him, taking the kids. Once she reached Palm Beach County, she abandoned the children one by one.sun-sentinel.com
In-game video returning to baseball for 2021
“You’d come back in the dugout and you’d say, ‘Hey where was that pitch at?’” Owings said Monday. “It would be like it is on the MLB app where it just shows where the pitch crossed the plate. But Major League Baseball has cleared the way for the return of in-game video on dugout iPads beginning on opening day, with catcher signals clipped when they are displayed on a computer. “I think the fact that they would have it in the dugout is a step in the right direction.”How much in-game video helps depends on the hitter. ___AP Baseball Writer Ronald Blum and AP Sports Writers Pat Graham, Stephen Hawkins and Howard Fendrich contributed to this report.
South Floridians are halfway to Orlando, according to Brightline Florida
MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – A Spokesperson for Brightline Florida says the rail line between Orlando and South Florida is halfway complete. South Florida and its many visitors will have three different stations to choose from, in Miami, West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, when it comes to getting to Orlando and the Walt Disney World Resort. Brightline officials have not announced a timeline for the Disney Springs station yet. The Brightline Aventura Mall station is expected to be completed by Fall of 2021. The route connecting South Florida stations to Orlando is set to be completed by 2022.
Hardly any masks worn at Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis event, hotel gets warning
Ron DeSantis hosts an event to discuss election legislation Friday morning. By Friday afternoon, the hotel was given a warning for people at the event not following the county's mask mandate in West Palm Beach. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A hotel in West Palm Beach was issued a warning Friday after city officials said the county’s mask rules were violated during an event for Florida Gov. Few in the crowd of at least 150 people wore masks at The Hilton Palm Beach Airport hotel on Australian Avenue. The warning was issued by the county’s COVID-19 Education Compliance Team, Assistant County Administrator Patrick Rutter told The Palm Beach Post.
DeSantis pide el fin del envío masivo de papeletas no solicitados para elecciones
Copyright 2021 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved. Dijo que “la práctica de recolectar boletos no es tan común en el estado, pero no quiere confusión o alteraciones de los boletos en los sitios de votación”. Ron DeSantis speaks at Feb. 19 news conference in West Palm Beach. If you need help with the Public File, call (954) 364-2526.
DeSantis calls for end to ballot harvesting, mass mailing of unsolicited ballots
The governor said he wants no ballot harvesting in the Sunshine State in which volunteers handle loads of absentee ballots to drop off at polling locations or election offices. He said Florida is “not a big ballot harvesting state as it is,” but said he “doesn’t want any room where it can be abused.”DeSantis said he also wants to end the mass mailing of unsolicited ballots. AdHe said the state also needs to address drop boxes and believes voters should only submit ballots by mail or by dropping ballots off at their elections office. “Any drop boxes need to be monitored by the election’s office the entire time. “We’re also not going to let Joe Biden quarantine Florida or ban any travel to Florida,” he said.
Trump declares war on McConnell — vows to back MAGA challengers against GOP
Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday blasted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and vowed to back primary opponents who support Trump's agenda. "He will never do what needs to be done, or what is right for our Country," Trump said of McConnell. While McConnell voted "not guilty" in the impeachment trial, he has denounced Trump's conduct leading up to the Capitol riot. Minutes after the trial concluded, McConnell said on the Senate floor that Trump "is practically and morally responsible for provoking" the attack. In his statement, Trump did not address the attack on the Capitol that led to his second impeachment.cnbc.com
Retailers trade Fifth Ave. for Worth Ave. as Palm Beach scene thrives with Americans heading South
An aerial view over downtown West Palm Beach, where RH in December 2017 opened an 80,000-square-foot, mansion-like store with a rooftop restauratnt. Source: Indiehouse FilmsWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Retailers, restaurants and other business owners want to be where the people are. Fifth Avenue flightSome business owners have had their decisions shaped by the pandemic, and have opted for Worth Avenue over Fifth Avenue. Goldman Sachs is reportedly eyeing the Palm Beach market for new office space, while Paul Singer's Elliott Management has moved its headquarters to West Palm Beach from midtown Manhattan. "Everything that's going on in Palm Beach and in the surrounding downtown West Palm, it's a great story," he said.cnbc.com
Rod Stewart reaches plea deal for South Florida altercation
Defense attorneys said Friday that Stewart and his son, Sean Stewart, would not be going to trial for the altercation at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach on New Year's Day 2020, the South Florida SunSentinel r eported. AdProsecutors had no immediate announcement in the case, but did say Saturday that plea deal negotiations are ongoing. Rod Stewart punched Dixon in his “left rib cage area” with a closed fist, a police report said. It was updated on Jan. 30, 2021, to correct that prosecutors and defense lawyers have not announced a plea deal. While defense lawyers say details for a plea detail have been worked out, prosecutors have made no announcement though they confirm plea deal negotiations are ongoing.
Florida Lawmakers File Gun Violence Reduction Bill
Senator Jones previously filed the Urban Core Gun Violence Task Force bill (2020) while in the Florida House along with Senator Jason Pizzo. Solutions To Combat Gun ViolenceThe bill would create a task force to generate solutions to combat gun violence. This will keep our people and neighborhoods safe.”“The courageous survivors of the Parkland Massacre are the national faces of America’s gun violence epidemic. We lose 26 Black people to gun violence every day in America. We can end this kind of gun violence.sflcn.com
Trump Plaza residents in South Florida move to change name
Former President Donald Trump waves to the members of the media on arrival at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The residents of a South Florida condo complex want former President Donald Trump’s name officially removed from their home following the siege at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. The Palm Beach Post reports that the board of the Trump Plaza condominium voted unanimously last week to change the legal name of the 32-story complex in West Palm Beach. Signs with Trump’s name have been gone for months, and legally changing the name will sever the final connection to the former president. The complex sits on the Intracoastal Waterway, just a few miles away from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club.
Watchdog probes if DOJ officials tried to overturn election
FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019, file photo, Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Horowitz is launching an investigation to examine whether any former or current department officials engaged in an improper attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, file)WASHINGTON – The Justice Department’s inspector general is launching an investigation to examine whether any former or current department officials “engaged in an improper attempt” to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Inspector General Michael Horowitz said Monday that the investigation will investigate allegations concerning the conduct of former and current Justice Department officials but will not extend to other government officials. Election officials across the country, along with Trump's former attorney general, William Barr, have confirmed there was no widespread fraud in the election.
Donald Trump greets crowds of supporters in West Palm Beach as his presidency comes to an end
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – As the Inauguration of President Joe Biden took place in Washington D.C., now former President Donald Trump was making his way to Palm Beach County. There were plenty of supporters waiting for him, lining the streets to welcome him back to South Florida. In his final speech as president, Trump took credit for things like the COVID-19 vaccines and the economy, continuing to exaggerate his achievements in office while speaking from Joint Base Andrews. “We just wanted to show him how much we appreciate him,” said Anita Bargas, who traveled from Texas to see Trump. As for what he plans to do next, that’s still unclear, but supporters believe this will not be the end of his political career.
Trump's Mar-a-Lago move draws criticism from some wealthy neighbors in "extremely Democratic" Palm Beach
Moving trucks were spotted outside President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, on Monday, as President-elect Joe Biden is preparing to move into the White House. Even before he was president, Mr. Trump's Florida club had been a lightning rod for controversy between his family and some of their wealthy neighbors. "West Palm Beach, where we are right now is extremely Democratic," Palm Beach Post senior political reporter Christine Stapleton said, adding that Mr. Trump's popularity in the town was fragile. A GOP fundraising event held at Mar-a-Lago in February brought in an estimated $25 million, according to the Palm Beach Post. "I think Trump's defense will be that this is political," said Democrat Dave Aronberg, state attorney for Palm Beach County.cbsnews.com
Ex-con and 18-year-old he kidnapped in Pembroke Pines found near D.C., police say
The incident began just after midnight Sunday when Martinez and her parents were confronted at their home by Sanchez, according to the Pembroke Pines Police Department. He kidnapped the family at gunpoint in front of their home in the 900 Block of SW 147th Terrace, put them in their red Dodge Ram pickup truck, and drove them to multiple banks in the area to withdraw cash, police said.sun-sentinel.com
Fort Lauderdale’s Holiday Park will require appointments for vaccines again
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The opportunity to get a coronavirus vaccine without an appointment at Holiday Park in Fort Lauderdale was short-lived. “All others coming to Holiday Park for vaccination will not be served.”Long lines of cars filled Holiday Park on Friday, where seniors 65 and older were willing to wait hours for a COVID-19 vaccine, but not everybody was getting a shot. On Thursday we reported that Holiday Park was allowing people to get vaccinated even without an appointment, a decision made after the Broward health department’s website for those reservations crashed. To me, it’s a complete disaster.”Kedersha says he’s “thoroughly disgusted and I’m not driving that far anymore without an appointment.”And here’s another problem: We learned Friday that some people do have appointments for Holiday Park and they were worried what would happen to them. Days later, she was told by text message that her appointment had been moved to Holiday Park.
Fort Lauderdale’s Holiday Park will require appointments for vaccines again
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The opportunity to get a coronavirus vaccine without an appointment at Holiday Park in Fort Lauderdale was short-lived. “All others coming to Holiday Park for vaccination will not be served.”Long lines of cars filled Holiday Park on Friday, where seniors 65 and older were willing to wait hours for a COVID-19 vaccine, but not everybody was getting a shot. On Thursday we reported that Holiday Park was allowing people to get vaccinated even without an appointment, a decision made after the Broward health department’s website for those reservations crashed. Days later, she was told by text message that her appointment had been moved to Holiday Park. ALSO SEE: Where are the Broward County COVID-19 vaccination sites?
Palm Beach County looks to end Trump golf course lease after U.S. Capitol riot
The Palm Beach Post, which first reported that the county was examining the lease, added that the Trump business pays $88,338 per month in rent for the property. Howard Falcon, an assistant county attorney, said on Friday that a county commissioner asked him to examine whether the locality could cancel its lease with the president's beloved West Palm Beach course. Trump frequents his titular International Golf Club, located in unincorporated West Palm Beach and owned by the county, during his visits to Mar-a-Lago, his Palm Beach estate. He added that the county's lease agreement is with a Trump organization, not the president himself. A lawyer for Trump's golf course added to the Post that he had spoken with Falcon and concluded that there is "no basis for canceling the lease."cnbc.com
Mar-a-Lago gets warning letter about mask mandate enforcement
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – County administrators from Palm Beach sent a formal letter to President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club on Tuesday recounting a meeting they had with the managing director of the club a week before. In addition to the letter was a code violation notice. Business must comply with Palm Beach County’s mask order.”My constituents are not snowbirds like @DonaldJTrumpJr & @kimguilfoyle. This is their home, and they're going to have to deal w/ the consequences of a potential super-spreader party at Mar-a-Lago long after Junior & wife leave here on their private jet. Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump played hosts, while entertainment was in the ballroom featured Vanilla Ice and the 80s band Berlin.
Trump and first lady Melania will return to White House, skip New Year’s bash at Mar-a-Lago
U.S. President Donald Trump is pictured inside of his armoured vehicle while departing his Mar-a-Lago resort in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., December 31, 2020. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will return to the White House on Thursday, cutting short their lengthy holiday break in Palm Beach and skipping a New Year's Eve blowout at his Mar-a-Lago resort. ET, the White House said Wednesday night. CNN, citing a member of the resort, reported Tuesday that at least 500 reservations to the party had been confirmed. The White House declined to comment.cnbc.com
New West Palm Beach Law Says Homeless Can't Disturb City's "Aesthetic Beauty"
^ Keep New Times Free Support Us LocalCommunityJournalismI Support Support the independent voice of Miami and help keep the future of New Times free. Support UsIn the face of intense backlash from homeless advocates and civil-rights organizations, the West Palm Beach City Commission voted unanimously to criminalize certain homeless behavior in order to preserve the city's "aesthetic beauty." The original language of the ordinance also banned sleeping in public, though that clause was removed before the law was approved. According to West Palm Beach leaders, it's a "systemic problem...placing the profitability of businesses in those areas at risk and threatening the individual well-being of citizens and visitors." In May, Miami Beach passed a panhandling ban that was challenged by the ACLU.miaminewtimes.com