Jan 152016
 
AFFORDABLE HOUSING: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Commentary by Naja and Arnaud Girard……. Key West’s City Commissioners are considering the purchase of the old Navy housing at Peary Court. According to Commissioner Weekley, the real estate deal will relieve some of the effects of the dire housing crisis that bleeds the island of its workforce. Yet The Blue Paper discovered this week, that the City is also discretely considering loosening its land development regulations, easing the requirement that developers provide affordable housing.

Jan 152016
 
YES, IT IS A LITTLE EASIER NOW FOR KEY WESTERS TO TRAVEL TO CUBA. BUT CUBA AIN'T "OPEN" YET-- NOT BY A LONG SHOT!

Music Video by local artist Miguel Perez, “90 Miles”, miguelperezmusic.com by Dennis Reeves Cooper……. Last week, I was doing some research, looking through some of the early issues of The Blue Paper when I ran across a little article headlined “U.S. Could Authorize Travel to Cuba.” According to that article, which was published in our April 15, 1994, issue, then-Senator John Kerry was seeking “to pry open the Clinton administration’s hardline Cuban policy by pushing for an amendment to the Foreign Relations Authorization Act (FRAA).” The [continue reading…]

Jan 152016
 
Judy Blume to Speak at The Friends of the Library Series Monday, January 25th

As part of its ongoing speaker series, the Friends of the Key West library will be welcoming best-selling author Judy Blume to the Key West Theater, 512 Eaton St., Monday, Jan. 25 at 6:00 p.m. Admission is free. Doors open at 5:30. Blume has sold more than 85 million books, and her work has been translated into 32 languages. Her novels Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Deenie, Forever, and Fudge, as well as several others, belong in [continue reading…]

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