From Martin County Commissioners: ‘Citizens, now is the time to weigh in on All Aboard FL’

Sarah Heard, Martin County Commission Chair (Source: martin.fl.us)

Martin County staff is closely examining the Federal Railroad Administration’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) regarding All Aboard Florida’s proposal to provide intercity passenger rail service between Miami and Orlando. … Click here to read more

**Must-read** PBPost: Martin Tea Party members making ‘loud’ run at county’s GOP hierarchy

Sally Swartz of The Palm Beach Post

Award-winning Palm Beach Post blogger Sally Swartz details a recent meeting of the Martin County Republican Executive Committee: “At its Monday night screamer in Stuart, a man grabbed a fellow Republican woman and tried to drag her out of the meeting. A sergeant-at-arms showed another woman the door when she complained about the harassment … Click here to read more

Exclusive — Tiger Woods: ‘I object to $1.2 million judgment, and I’m appealing!’

(Source: Gossip Extra)

From Jose Lambiet’s Gossip Extra: “Jupiter Island resident Tiger Woods, one of the pro golf tour’s cheapest characters, seems ready for the months, if not years, in appeals court. He is appealing a $1.2 million lawsuit he lost in Miami. … Click here to read more

Martin County Sheriff’s Office / Martin County Fire Rescue partner for Ebola preparedness training

(Source: MCSO)

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Management Team, in continued partnership with the professionals at Martin County Fire Rescue, will conduct specialized training to deal with Ebola contamination. … Click here to read more

CBS12: Gov. Scott reveals support for All Aboard Florida, shocks Treasure Coast Republicans

Scott AAF

Governor Rick Scott breaks with the Treasure Coast elected officials’ opposition to All Aboard Florida, announcing his support for the high-speed rail that will eventually add 32 trains to Treasure Coast railways. Scott’s support shocked many Republican supporters in the region, who have vehemently fought having to pay for train crossing upgrades and signals in local cities and counties. … Click here to read more

CNN: Jupiter Island’s John Textor brings Marilyn Monroe to life for a new generation

(Source: CNN)

From CNN: Pulse Evolution Corporation and Authentic Brands Group, LLC have announced a partnership to produce a virtually animated Marilyn Monroe. John Textor, Chairman of Pulse Evolution, commented “We are honored to commit our creativity, technology and passion to the creation of a digital likeness of Marilyn Monroe that will celebrate her legacy, her beauty and her special place within our hearts.” … Click here to read more

Study: Giant icebergs once cruised by Florida

Massive icebergs may have heaved off and been pushed as far south as Florida during Ice Age floods. (Source: UPI)

From UPI: Finding evidence of icebergs so far south, researchers say, changes the way scientists understand ocean currents, the melting of the ice caps and global warming. The V-shaped scours found along the North America’s southeast coast are proof that these icebergs made the journey all the way from Canada to South Florida. … Click here to read more

Jupiter Island’s Tiger and his ‘mom jeans’ show off progress on new course

(Source: The Golf Channel)

From The Golf Channel: “Tiger Woods shared some photos on Facebook, and his 3.1 million ‘friends’ were not impressed. They couldn’t get over those jeans, And for good reason. … Click here to read more

Questions surround dismissal of well-known, well-respected Dickinson State Park volunteers

Roberts retired in 2005 after 35 years of service and since then has volunteered more than 22,400 hours for the park and the river. His wife, Lorraine, worked alongside him as a volunteer. (Source: The Palm Beach Post)

From Sally Swartz, Palm Beach Post award-winning blogger: “Dick Roberts served as the first district naturalist for southeast Florida, and first park biologist for Jonathan Dickinson State Park and the Loxahatchee National Wild and Scenic River. … Click here to read more

Palm Beach County identity crisis: Withdraw from the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council?

Palm Beach County commissioners are considering switching to a growth management collaboration with Broward and counties to the south, instead of sticking with a partnership with neighbors to the north. (Source: South Florida Sun Sentinel)

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports on a Palm Beach County identity crisis that has local officials debating just how “South Florida” they want to be.The debate stems from the Palm Beach County Commission proposing to withdraw from the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council and instead join the South Florida Regional Planning Council. … Click here to read more

Patrick Murphy returns $12,500 campaign donation from ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ swindler

(Source: Jose Lambiet's Gossip Extra)

U.S. Congressman Patrick Murphy has responded to Gossip Extra’s exclusive about contributions to his reelection campaign from the swindler played by Jonah Hill in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ by pledging to donate the cash to the victims of the $200 million-fraud. … Click here to read more