PBPost: Negron, Abruzzo, Clemens seats could change in FL Senate redistricting

District 32 (Sen. Joe Negron-R Stuart) in orange; District 25 in purple (Sen. Joseph Abrusso -D Boynton Beach) picks up a strip of land between Negron’s seat and District 27 in pink (Sen. Sen. Jeff Clemens-D Lake Worth). [Source: FL Senate]

“Opponents of the current Senate map — the League of Women Voters and its allies — dinged the district of Sen. Joe Negron, a Stuart Republican and the rival of Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, for the Senate presidency following the 2016 elections … Click here to read more

Opening scheduled mid-August: Tiger’s restaurant passes first inspection with two health violations

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“Jupiter Island golfer Tiger Woods’ new restaurant passed its initial inspection, got its temporary liquor license this week — and is officially cleared to serve meals and booze in the heart of Jupiter’s new entertainment district,” accourding to Gossip Extra. … Click here to read more

7-ft, 412-lb grouper caught on paddleboard in Stuart

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From WPTV: “Cape Coral native Cpt. Ben Chancey caught a 7-foot Goliath grouper off the coast of Stuart and reeled it in while on a paddleboard … Click here to read more

Breaking news: Lawsuit filed against Martin County today re Pitchford’s Landing

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Breaking news from Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “A lawsuit was filed against Martin County today on behalf of the Pitchford’s Landing developers by the same attorneys who are prosecuting the Lake Point rockpit lawsuit against Martin County and the SLAPP suit against Maggy Hurchalla … Click here to read more

All Aboard Florida opponent takes aim at text messages about bond meeting

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The Palm Beach Post blogs that “an attorney fighting the All Aboard Florida project is taking aim at a series of text messages between a representative of the rail company and the chairman of the state board that will decide whether the project receives $1.75 billion in tax exempt bonds … Steve Ryan, a Washington, D.C.-based attorney who is representing Martin County in its battle to block All Aboard Florida’s express passenger trains, obtained the text messages … Click here to read more

Prevent identity theft: Stuart Police to host free shredding event, August 1

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On August 1, The Stuart Police Department, along with SelectShred, will be hosting a “Prevent Identity Theft” event at the Stuart Police Department, 830 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Free shredding will be offered from 10am until 12pm (or until the truck is full). There is a limit of three- 30 pound boxes per vehicle … Click here to read more

$1M in gold artifacts, coins recovered from Treasure Coast shipwreck sites

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From WPBF: “Over $1 million worth of gold artifacts and a rare coin destined for the king of Spain have been recovered from the 1715 Treasure Fleet which sank along the Treasure Coast on July 31, 1715 … Click here to read more

Tuesday’s BOCC meeting may finally end the battle of Pitchford’s Landing

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From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “Tuesday’s Board of County Commissioners meeting could bring a long-overdue end to a local development battle with what may be the final hearing for the Pitchford’s Landing project that landed more than a dozen residents of Jensen Beach in court defending a SLAPP suit filed by the property owner in an unsuccessful effort to shut them up nearly a decade ago … Click here to read more

Tests confirm toxic blue-green algae in Martin County

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The Florida Department of Health in Martin County is urging residents to avoid contact with visible algae in waters near the Port Mayaca Lock and Dam. Exposure to water containing algae toxins may cause nausea and vomiting if ingested and rash or hay fever symptoms if touched or inhaled. … Click here to read more

Golf.com: Jupiter Island’s Greg Norman gets naked in the outdoors on Instagram

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“[Jupiter Island's] Greg Norman is an outdoors aficionado, so much that he’ll even bathe among the elements. He did just that last Friday evening from the Rocky Mountains in Colorado … Click here to read more

CBS: Proposed amendment to open Florida primaries

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“Called the ‘All Voters Vote Amendment,’ its main goal is to open primaries. If the amendment gathers enough signatures, it still would need to pass with 60 percent of the vote in 2016. It would take effect in 2018.” See text next page … Click here to read more