FL officials propose Hyperloop that could make Miami-to-Orlando trip in 26 minutes

From New Times: “Last week, the company, Hyperloop One, announced it’s working with Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) officials to explore building a Hyperloop between Miami and Orlando … Click here to read more

To stop toxic algae, 10-year-old Stuart boy flies to D.C. to demand action

From New Times: “Since January, toxic algae has polluted the waterways near 10-year-old Jack Benson’s home in Stuart. Frustrated with how adults were handling it, the soon-to-be fifth grader flew to Washington, D.C., to speak to Congress … Click here to read more

New Times: Satanic invocation requested for Martin County

“Satan could be coming to a Martin County meeting very soon. See the request to Martin County by atheist and blogger Chaz Stevens, ‘father of the Pabst Blue Ribbon Festivus Pole,’ who was recently given the go-ahead by Lake Worth to lead a Satanic invocation before one of their upcoming meetings … Click here to read more

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

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

Fish with large tumor on head found in Palm City’s Bessey Creek, near St. Lucie River estuary

New Times reports that a fish caught in Palm City over the weekend has been the focus of concerned environmentalists and scientists in recent days. The fish, a sheepshead, was caught in Bessey Creek in Palm City, just south of the C-23 canal, where the creek enters the St. Lucie River estuary. … Click here to read more

Digital Domain scam: Textor exploited student labor for private profit

New Times investigates and reveals how ex-Digital Domain CEO John Textor exploited students: “Slaves, at least, got room and board. On John Textor’s digital plantation, the labor was going to pay the boss for the privilege of making him rich…the sleaziest aspect of con man Textor’s scuzzy scam has gone completely unremarked locally: the exploitation of student labor for private profit.” … Click here to read more