Citizens Against Rail Expansion in FL re EIS draft released by Federal Railroad Administration

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“The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) draft released by the Federal Railroad Administration is only being conducted because All Aboard Florida (AAF) wants a federal loan – in the amount of $1.6 billion to $1.8 billion – … Click here to read more

Federal Railroad Administration’s Environmental Impact Statement draft: AAF closer to starting work

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From The Orlando Business Journal: “The Federal Railroad Administration published a report on Sept. 19 that starts the clock on the process allowing construction to start on the Orlando leg of the $2.3 billion All Aboard Florida passenger rail. Coral Gables-based All Aboard Florida — which already started work on the first phase of the intercity train from Miami to West Palm Beach — … Click here to read more

Nathaniel Reed: Suit won’t alter fact, Lake Point can’t sell public water

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From The Palm Beach Post: Jupiter Island’s Nathaniel Reed, former assistant secretary of the U.S. Interior Department and founding member of the Everglades Foundation, asks “Why is Maggy Hurchalla being attacked through the legal system for telling the truth about Lake Point’s proposal to divert water from Lake Okeechobee and pump it into the firms’ excavations for storage? … Click here to read more

TCPalm: New cinema multiplex in Martin County to offer beer, wine

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“EPIC’s 16-screen cinema is planned for the south side of Kanner Highway, between Interstate 95 and Florida’s Turnpike, at a location where a controversial truck stop had been planned last year … Click here to read more

How it happened: Greg Norman tells BBC that he ‘had premonition’ about chainsaw accident

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Golfer Greg Norman told BBC that he “‘had a premonition’ about the chainsaw accident in which he nearly lost his left hand. He injured himself cutting some tree branches on Saturday afternoon at his property in Jupiter Island. Norman said he calmly pulled a mobile phone from his back pocket, called his wife … Click here to read more

Siemens to build All Aboard Florida passenger trains

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Global Rail News reports that Siemens will initially supply five trainsets, consisting of two dual-mode locomotives and four cars, for the Miami-West Palm Beach section of the route.The trains will be built in Sacramento and maintained at depots in West Palm Beach and Orlando International Airport. … Click here to read more

Martin County Sheriff’s Office: Burglary alert for Miles Grant Community

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The Martin County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents in the Miles Grant Community, off of Cove Road, about several occupied burglaries which occurred over the weekend. The Sheriff’s Office is investigating at least four burglaries that took place overnight after homeowners retired for the evening. … Click here to read more

Hall of Fame golfer Greg Norman recovering from chain saw accident on Jupiter Island

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TCPalm reports that “Greg Norman is recovering from a chain saw accident that nearly cost him his left hand. ‘Thank God the blade wasn’t running full speed or it would have taken my hand off,’ Norman said. Norman, the Hall of Fame golfer and entrepreneur, was cutting back trees … Click here to read more

Boaters lead fight against All Aboard Florida: Waiting at a drawbridge? Horrors

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From longtime Miami Herald columnist Fred Grimm: “Boaters, lacking a sense of irony, are leading the fight against All Aboard Florida. They worry that a Miami-to-Orlando passenger train service, as it crosses drawbridges over the New River in Fort Lauderdale, the Loxahatchee River in Jupiter and the St. Lucie River in Stuart, might inconvenience yachties … Click here to read more

Stuart commission mulls medical marijuana clinic regulations

Many Florida communities are planning for the possible passage of Amendment 2, which would legalize medical marijuana. (Source: TCPalm)

“Although Florida voters won’t decide on medical marijuana until the November election, Stuart is already adopting its own regulations of marijuana clinics,” according to TCPalm. “The City Commission on Wednesday unanimously gave initial approval … Click here to read more

Former Martin Downs County Club owner offers $90 million for Atlantic City’s Revel Casino

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NJBiz reports: “A Florida developer [Glen Straub, a former owner of Martin Downs County Club] has offered $90 million to buy Revel Casino Hotel, the failed $2.4 billion megaresort in Atlantic City that closed last week after failing to ever turn a profit. It’s not clear if Straub intends to reopen Revel as a casino … Click here to read more