Singer Island Voice | Update #54 | June 11, 2015
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 Is the future of Riviera Beach being threatened ... once again?

 

At the June 10th CRA meeting, a motion was made and seconded to terminate CRA Executive Director, Tony Brown's, contract.

 

Please email your comments to CRA Board Member(s) if you are unable to attend the Thursday, June 18th, SPECIAL hearing meeting.

 

South Florida Business Journal article -- The Riviera Beach Marina project currently under construction could include a 50,000-square-foot market ... Read more 

 

Great article, right? But hey, wait a minute, is the rug being pulled out from under us?  Construction is on schedule, Riviera Beach is receiving accolades from surrounding communities, and the Marina redevelopment has created jobs for local residents.

 

ATTENTION Riviera Beach residents!  Voice your concerns.  Please view the  June 10th meeting video, segments of Parts 1 & 2 (lengthy, but a must), of the DISCUSSION: FY 2015/2016 BUDGET STATUS REPORT.  Learn more ...

 

Bruce Guyton
Bguyton@Rivierabch.com
KaShamba Miller
Kmiller@Rivierabch.com
Cedrick Thomas
Cthomas@Rivierabch.com
Dawn Pardo
Dpardo@Rivierabch.com
Terence (TD) Davis
Tdavis@Rivierabch.com

 

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A big shout out to Chief Clarence Williams and Council Chair, Dawn Pardo!

Congratulations to Riviera Beach Chief of Police, Clarence Williams, awarded the  "2015 Chief of The Year" by ASIS International Chapter 254.  Read more 

Riviera Beach  City Council Chair Dawn S. Pardo was sworn in as President of the Palm Beach County League of Cities (PBCLC) ...  Read more
 

 

Eateries Now Open on Singer Island ...

 

Guakamole's Mexican Grille & CafĂ© - Palm Beach Post ... Learn more
 

Captain Jack's ... Learn more
 

NY Bagel Cafe & Deli ... Learn more 

 

Header - Opinion

 

From the Editor: Our apologies to 'AOL' Internet Provider users. We have replied to your emails, but AOL is blocking you from receiving them for some reason?

 

FROM: Jack, I really found the Billion Dollar Rehab article quite interesting. The government does such a good job over regulating so much of our lives, but where we need regulation, they walk as though they are on eggs. The timing of this article is unbelievable also. About four weeks ago, I found out that the home in my neighborhood is being turned into a sober house. AND THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN DO ABOUT IT BECAUSE THAT INDUSTRY IS UNREGULATED!  Can you imagine putting a sober home in a single family home community, and have no control over it? Even Homeowner Covenants can't stop any of this from becoming ... transient central. 

 

Reply: We are pleased that our state representative Bill Hager recently sponsored legislation passed by both houses to regulate sober home operations.  However, since many aspects of sober homes are protected by the Federal government, to make a difference, concerned citizens must also contact their U.S. Congress representative(s) in this matter.

 

FROM: A number of residents have inquired into the latest Ocean Mall update: 

 

Reply: Thank you for your patience!  Update as of May 21st -- Learn more ... 

 

FROM Sara, Thank you for the informative SICA Newsletter.  It is important and appreciated. As for local updates, is there anything to report regarding the privately owned parcels along Munyon's Cove?

 

Reply: Sorry, Sara. No known updates at this time.  However, SICA continues to advocate to keep that area from development that might harm our pristine lagoon environment -- Read more ...

 

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June Monthly News Column: Anne M. Gannon, Constitutional Tax Collector - VIEW >

 

April Newsletter: Riviera Beach Police Department, "The Blotter"  VIEW >> 

 

Palm Beach County Hurricane Guide: Learn more ... Click here 

 

Saturday, June 13th: "MONTHLY ISLAND-WIDE BEACH CLEANUP" -  Singer Island Civic Association encourages residents to participate in the Beach Cleanup every second Saturday of the month. Please contact Joy Africano at joyafricano@yahoo.com or 716-228-2588 if you are interested in organizing your condo / subdivision. Learn more


Friday-Sunday, June 12th - 14th: "Pura Vida Divers Event" - Sea Turtle Awareness Weekend ... Learn more

May 20th - June 27th: "Art on Park Gallery" - Original art by local artists. Learn more
 

 Every Thursday Night at Sailfish Marina: 3 Reasons why you should check out the Sailfish Marina "Sunset Celebration" on Singer Island  VIEW >>

  

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Singer Island Area News of The Week:

More Dangerous Than Cocaine, Cheaper Than a Big Mac: - The Fiscal Times - The hottest designer drug to hit the underground market is a cousin of bath salts known as flakka ....

 

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Regulating Sober Homes: - CBS-12News - Addicts from all over the country come to south Florida to get help, but many fall back into the ...

 

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State Rep. Bill Hager, District 89: Governor Scott has signed two bills that I sponsored and the Legislature passed this past Session.

 

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Riviera Beach - GoodNewsRivieraBeach - Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency Forum video ...

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Singer Island/Riviera Beach: GoodNewsRivieraBeach - Riviera Beach at Singer Island triathlon video ...

 

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Port of Palm Beach/Riviera Beach: - Palm Beach Post - Blue Horizon casino ship set to launch from Port of Palm Beach by July ...

 

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