Tequesta’s NFL great Joe Namath gives his daughter away . . . to low level street thug

(Source: Jose Lambiet's Gossip Extra)

Jose Lambiet’s Gossip Extra reports that NFL great Joe Namath of Tequesta watched proudly as his youngest daughter was married in a hush-hush ceremony at the Ringling Museum earlier this month in Sarasota. … Click here to read more

MCTimes candidate recommendations; Martin County voting information


Martin County Times’ readers, especially those who are voting by mail, have asked the MCTimes to recommend candidates for the August 26 primary election. Also included is Martin County voting information. … Click here to read more

TCPalm: Martin County Commission nixes proposed Hobe Sound development

This provided rendering shows the proposed Seabranch development in Hobe Sound. (Source: TCPalm)

“Seabranch, the proposed 194-unit development, is too dense, and not in keeping with the area, the Commission ruled Tuesday. Commissioner Anne Scott said she resented that Avalon Ventures presumed to understand the character of Martin County — and yet had no respect for it. … Click here to read more

WPTV video: Martin County creating 7 new artificial reefs


WPTV reports that seven new artificial reefs will begin being built in southern Martin County. About 3,500 tons of concrete material will be deployed in the waters south of the St. Lucie Inlet. … Click here to read more

Palm Beach Post: Lawsuit against Hurchalla just legal harassment


From The Palm Beach Post’s award-winning blogger, Sally Swartz: “Lake Point, a controversial 2,200 acre chunk of land in western Martin County, for a decade has drawn schemers who want to make money from it. Now Lake Point is tangled in lawsuits and involved — again — in a county commission election. … Click here to read more

Tuesday’s Board of County Commissioners agenda promises heartburn

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Noted local attorney and civic activist Virginia Sherlock reviews Tuesday’s upcoming Board of County Commissioners meeting agenda: “Although Tuesday’s Board of County Commissioners agenda appears to contain fewer items than usual, the agenda packet is so large it could not be downloaded before the packet was separated into individual items for public review on Friday … Click here to read more

Polluted waterways captured from aerial photographs show water quality getting worse

The S-80 Locks opened in June and are pumping up to 600 million gallons of dirty water into the estuary a day. Now, new images capture the impact from the air. (Source: CBS 12)

New images just released to CBS 12 show the mounting pollution flowing out into our ocean, reaching miles to the south of Stuart. …”Most of the plume was heading south into Hobe Sound Refuge and into Jupiter Island and as far as Pecks Lake … Click here to read more

Miami Herald (Carl Hiaasen): ‘Florida taxpayers about to be railroaded’

Carl Hiaasen was born and reared in South Florida. He joined The Herald in 1976 and worked as a general assignment reporter, magazine writer and award-winning investigative reporter before starting his column in 1985. He is also the author of many novels, including Basket Case, Sick Puppy, Tourist Season and Strip Tease, which was made into a feature film starring Demi Moore and Burt Reynolds. Hiaasen's column appears regularly on the Miami Herald's Other Views page. Visit his website at www.carlhiaasen.com

Noted author, journalist, and Miami Herald columnist Carl Hiaasen adds his opinions on All Aboard Florida: “… Leaving aside the fact that you can inexpensively drive from downtown Miami to the Orlando airport in about the same time (or fly commercially in only 42 minutes), the project grandly known as All Aboard Florida raises other elementary questions. … Click here to read more

TCPalm: Harbor Branch researchers find potentially fatal bacteria in Indian River Lagoon

Vibrio vulnificus is a bacterium that lives in brackish saltwater and seawater. Like V. parahaemolyticus, it is part of a group of vibrios that require salt and it is present in higher concentrations in warmer waters. In people who are immunocomprimised, particularly those with chronic liver disease, V. vulnificus can cause disease with potentially fatal complications by eating contaminated seafood or exposing an open wound to contaminated seawater.

A bacteria that causes about 80,000 illnesses and 100 deaths nationwide each year has been found in the Indian River Lagoon by scientists at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. … Click here to read more

Palm Beach Post: Florida files suit to recoup Digital Domain cash, ‘de facto Ponzi scheme’

(Source: Palm Beach Post)

The Department of Economic Opportunity filed the suit against Digital Domain Media Group and related parties including former head, John Textor of Jupiter Island. The suit maintains the venture was a “de facto Ponzi scheme…” To view the complete filing … Click here to read more

New Times: All Aboard Florida unveils West Palm Beach station plans

(Source: New Times)

All Aboard Florida — the passenger rail service promising train stops from Miami to West Palm Beach in 2016 — announced design plans for its West Palm Beach station on Monday. The Palm Beach County station is set to be located between Datura and Evernia streets, near Clematis Street and CityPlace. … Click here to read more