by JD Adler Recently I was sitting in a local restaurant, with the editorial board of KWTN, when one of our breakfast neighbors suggested an article about how Key West culture has gone so far afield there is no sense of “normal” anymore. Then he went on to list a series of anecdotes that he found upsetting primarily because they were dismissed by people as, “that’s just Key West,” without consequence for their actions.
Thank you, Tom Milone, Joe Pais, Robert Cintron and the CRB for taking the action you did to involve the DOJ in the Charles Eimers case and the Matthew Murphy case! Finally, these two families might get some justice in the deaths (might as well say Matthew is deceased, since he is described as being in a vegetative state, a place of no viable brain activity) of their loved ones. I know Tom has been trying to get the CRB to take action for a while [continue reading…]
To the Editor: Predating the Spanish-American war, the city of Key West has long enjoyed a special relationship with the people of Cuba. Cuban expatriates fleeing Spanish domination of their island established the San Carlos in Key West. Famed patriot, freedom fighter and poet Jose Marti appeared and spoke there often, helping to raise awareness of and money for the Cuban fight for Independence. He called the San Carlos “Casa Cuba.” Years later Fidel Castro and a small band of rebels grew in size and strength to finally, in 1959, overthrow [continue reading…]
The following letter was sent to the named public officials on December 18, 2014 To: Mayor Danny Kohlage; Mayor Pro Tem Heather Carruthers; Commissioners Sylvia Murphy, George Neugent, and David Rice Copy to: County Manager Roman Gastesi; and County Attorney Bob Shillinger Additional Copy to: Kirk Zuelch, FKAA Executive Director; Robert Feldman, FKAA General Counsel; Fred Springer, FKAA counsel; Diana Lee Davis, counsel for Sugarloaf Shores Property Owners’ Association and Cudjoe Gardens Property Owners’ Association From: Caron Balkany, Esq. By email Re: Cudjoe Regional Wastewater Treatment [continue reading…]