Mar 272015
 
Music Together in the Keys, New Term Starts 4/7/15

Expand your baby’s brain Music Together in the Keys’ new 10-week term starts April 7. The fun music education classes, for newborns through 4-year-olds and the adults who love them, are part of an international program based on cutting-edge child development research. Registered Music Together educators teach sophisticated musical concepts under the guise of fun; […]

 March 27, 2015  Posted by on March 27, 2015 Issue #107, Music, Public Notice Tagged with: , , , , ,  No Responses »
Mar 272015
 
Free Hazardous Waste Drop-Off, Saturday

The City of Key West and Waste Management want to remind the community that Saturday is the monthly free hazardous waste and e-waste drop off for Key West residents. Everything from old paint to pesticides can be dropped off free of charge at Indigenous Park on Saturday, April 4th from 8 a.m. until noon. Drop offs […]

Mar 202015
 
Cudjoe Shallow Wells Need Deeper Look

by JD Adler… Environmental attorneys Caron Balkany and Christopher Byrd have issued a 60 day notice of intent to sue the government on behalf of local fisherman Mike Laudicina, due to failure to acquire proper review for the shallow well injection of municipal sewage in the Cudjoe Key area. They have issued a press release stating […]

Mar 202015
 
US Law Enforcement Kills with Impunity-- Especially When the Victim is Black,  Part 1:

Genocide of African-Americans by Martha K. Huggins, Ph.D., Tulane University Emerita… The respected investigative journalism organization, ProPublica,[i] recently concluded, using the FBI’s woefully incomplete statistics on “justifiable” civilian killings by law enforcement (see Huggins, The Blue Paper #102), that between 2010 and 2012, “young black males…were at a far greater risk of being shot dead […]

Mar 202015
 
Fractured Department--Free Falling In Disrepair...

by John Donnelly… The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) has a significant number of ineffective leaders, compromised supervisors and rogue agents being recycled within their ranks. A plethora of documents and investigative reports have surfaced, attesting to this fact. A local (Key West) FDLE special agent is alleged to have violated her own “Ethical […]

Mar 202015
 
Letter to Editor: Ethics and Science

Editor:   The Key West Citizen ran an editorial on Sunday (3/8) that makes an appeal to science as the reason to release genetically modified mosquitoes in Key Haven and, eventually, the Lower Keys to prevent a dengue fever outbreak. While most reasonable people applaud the advances science has made in our society, including profoundly […]

Mar 202015
 
Angel Flight Southeast Recognizes Top Pilots for their Efforts

Three South Florida volunteer pilots will be honored for transporting patients to far-from-home medical appointments. Leesburg Fla. (March 16, 2015) – For someone facing a life-threatening illness, the prospect of getting specialized treatment is daunting. Especially when that specialized care is only available hundreds of miles from home.  A tremendous amount of preparation and coordination […]

Mar 202015
 

March 23rd, 2015 The Air Force’s 333rd Fighter Squadron, from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in N.C., is at Naval Air Station Key West’s Boca Chica Field for air combat training.  They fly F-15E Strike Eagles and this week will fly at night (tonight through Friday night). They are scheduled to take off from Boca […]

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Mar 132015
 
"Free Dog Lady!" / Local Resort Uses Police To Grab Public Land

Article by JD Adler, Video by Arnaud Girard and Naja Girard…. Free Dog Lady! Saturday, February 7th, 2015, Key West native and charter boat captain, Kelsey Haas, heads to the Ocean Key Resort & Spa with her dog Mali, to see one of her favorite bands, The Revivalists, perform on Sunset Pier at the foot of Duval […]

Mar 132015
 
Inept Justices Rule Against Monroe

by Rick Boettger… The Third Court of Appeals has ruled that private corpations owning rental housing located on federally owned land associated with a military base do NOT have to pay local real estate taxes. This costs us here in Monroe almost $8 million/year in educational costs for those children, costs the rest of us […]

Mar 132015
 
Candy Coated School Accounting

by Dr. Larry Murray… The next time a student comes by and asks you to buy something or otherwise financially support a school activity, ask how much money is in his school’s internal account.  He will probably have no idea.  In fact, he will probably not know what an internal account is. However, as a […]

Mar 132015
 
Why War is Bad

 by Jerome Grapel… (This essay was written at a time when the Abu Ghraib prison scandal was making its way into the world’s consciousness. More than a decade later, the horrifying chaos now prevailing in the region is sickening proof of the colossal blunder the American invasion was.)     As I write this essay, the […]

Mar 132015
 
Stop Shallow Sewage Wells in the Florida Keys, March 22nd

What’s wrong with Shallow Sewage Wells in the Florida Keys? Well, do you enjoy seafood, diving or snorkeling, fishing, bird and marine life? We’re about to start swimming in sewage effluent. Our County Commissioners are refusing to pay for a Deep Well to dispose of more than 30 million gallons a month of partially treated […]

 March 13, 2015  Posted by on March 13, 2015 Issue #105, Public Notice, Special Event Tagged with: , , , , , ,  No Responses »
Mar 132015
 
Catastrophic Progress

by Ray Jason, The Sea Gypsy Philosopher… The deep serenity down here in the Archipelago of Bliss soothes and inspires me. Sometimes AVENTURA and I find a tiny lagoon that is so tranquil that the silence almost seems to speak. In many spots the Jungle runs all the way down to the Sea. Such symbolism […]

Mar 132015
 
328,000 LGBT Workers in Florida Lack Statewide Protections

LOS ANGELES — About 328,000 LGBT workers in Florida are vulnerable to employment discrimination absent explicit statewide legal protections, according to a new report co-authored by Christy Mallory, Senior Counsel, and Brad Sears, Executive Director, at the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute.  Currently, 31 counties and municipalities in Florida have ordinances prohibiting discrimination based on […]

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Mar 132015
 
Library Friends Lecture at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Historian and novelist Les Standiford is next speaker in this season’s Friends of the Key West Library lecture series—Monday, March 16, 6:00 p.m., at the series’ temporary location, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 401 Duval St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Standiford will discuss his latest work, “Desperate Sons” (2012), a nonfiction thriller that explores the […]

Mar 132015
 
15TH Annual Equality Florida Key West Gala, March 28TH

The 15th Annual Equality Florida Key West Gala will be held on Saturday, March 28th from 6:30-8:30 pm at The Gardens Hotel, 526 Angela Street. This event is free and open to the public, although Equality Florida is hopeful that guests will be inspired to donate to support its work. Equality Florida is the largest […]

Mar 132015
 
Love Lane Gang- Key West Live Music

The Love Lane Gang is a homegrown band that charms and thrills both locals and visitors with their rollicking raucous ruckus. With an age range among the members of over thirty years, they bring a wide variety of experience and musical tastes to bear and appeal to music lovers of all ages. They’ve brought back skiffle […]

 March 13, 2015  Posted by on March 13, 2015 Issue #105, Music, Special Event Tagged with: , , , ,  No Responses »