Martin County to reinstate CRA’s

From WFLX: “Martin County Commissioners are in favor of bringing back independent Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRAs). They are set to vote to rewrite the ordinance this month. … Click here to read more

Tuesday’s BOCC: It’s all about the money

From Ginny Sherlock, renowned local attorney, civic activist, and former Associated Press editor: “Tuesday’s Board of County Commissioners meeting is packed with costly requests buried in a 2,648-page agenda packet. The Parks Department wants to raid parks impact fees and ‘re-allocate’ funds … Click here to read more

WPTV: Martin County could cut funding to Community Redevelopment Agencies

“Martin County Commissioners are considering cutting the Community Redevelopment Agencies from the county budget. CRAs are areas in the county that receive extra funding for projects to help revitalize the area. The county has given more than $23 million to CRAs since 2000 … Click here to read more

Martin County Sheriffs shut down sixth meth lab in 18 months

Martin County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Detectives, in conjunction with the DEA Clandestine Lab Enforcement Team and the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, have shut down another meth lab operating out of a small apartment in the town of Rio … Click here to read more

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

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

Palm Beach Post: Questions raised about proposed 11-acre river development in Rio

From Sally Swartz, award-winning Palm Beach Post blogger: “Picture a town center with condos and apartments for 260 people in two- and three-story buildings. Add two restaurants, a food market and boat-related stores below 300-square-foot apartments. Toss in a marina with 169 boat slips, a fuel dock and a 60-foot lighthouse with dockmaster housing upstairs. Cram it all onto 11.6 acres … Click here to read more

WPTV: Martin County plans to canvas Rio, Jensen Beach to prevent another dengue fever outbreak

It’s known as the “breakbone” disease because it feels like your bones are broken. Last year Martin County had a total of 24 cases of dengue fever. Dengue fever is a painful disease carried by mosquitoes. … Click here to read more

WPTV video: Dengue fever advisory lifted for Jensen Beach, Rio areas

A dengue fever advisory in the Rio and Jensen Beach areas has ended nearly four months after officials reported the first of what has become 22 cases of the illness, the Florida Department of Health in Martin County reported Tuesday. … Click here to read more

Dengue fever update (video): 20 confirmed cases acquired in the Rio and Jensen Beach area

Of the cases, 13 are Martin County residents, two non-Florida residents, one Palm Beach County resident and four St. Lucie County residents who visited Martin County, the health department said. See WPTV video … Click here to read more