Treasure Coast’s US Congressional Representative Brian Mast (R FL 18) calls for assault rifle ban

From The Hill: “‘The Second Amendment is unimpeachable,'” Mast wrote in The New York Times. “‘It guarantees the right of citizens to defend themselves. I accept, however, that it does not guarantee that every civilian can bear any and all arms … Click here to read more

Eye doctor with Treasure Coast office at center of trial that could change U.S. Senate

“The Dominican-born Salomon Melgen, who ran wildly successful retinal clinics in West Palm Beach, Wellington, Delray Beach and Port St. Lucie, lavished Senator Robert Menendez [D-NJ] with gifts and contributed $750,000 to his campaigns, prosecutors claim … Click here to read more

FEMA changing coastal flood zones on Treasure Coast

From WPTV: “On the Treasure Coast, FEMA is remapping areas that will fall under coastal flooding zones, changing which homes and neighborhoods will and will not be required to buy the added flood protection. To view the interactive maps … Click here to read more

Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida continues to fight All Aboard Florida/Brightline

From CARE FL: “There has been a lot of recent activity on this subject, indicating the matter is coming to a boil, due to AAF and its backers’ absolute fury that the Florida legislature has been considering passing safety regulations, as well as addressing the costs the project would impose on the counties and taxpayers … Click here to read more

2 electric cars suspected of sparking fires in a year on Treasure Coast

From WPTV: “A Palm City couple’s garage was destroyed last August after they say their white Ford C-Max Energi electric car sparked a fire. The Martin County Fire Department said investigators believe the car charger caught fire … Click here to read more

Orlando, the worst mass shooting in US history: Suspect’s ties to Treasure Coast, Martin County

From Florida Today: “Law enforcement has identified Omar Mateen, 29, a Treasure Coast resident, as the shooter in the mass shooting Sunday morning in Orlando, [the worst in US history]. Mateen has multiple ties to our area, some to Martin County where he attended his freshman year at Martin County High School … Click here to read more

CBS12: ISIS ‘kill list’ targets Palm Beach, Treasure Coast residents

A pro-Isis group has released a hit list with the names of more than 8,000 people, mostly Americans, and one security expert believes that many of those targeted live in Palm Beach County and on the Treasure Coast. According to the Martin County Sheriffs office,the FBI is aware of this and the agency will work closely with the Joint-Terrorism Task Force to keep citizens safe … Click here to read more

Carl Hiaasen: It’s summer, and here comes the slime

“If you live on the estuary in Stuart, or along the St. Lucie River, summer time is algae time. This year, the ribbons of goop have arrived early. The discharges go on day after day, week after week — perhaps the most massive, long-term act of pollution in the country, and it’s committed annually by the government. No president, including Barack Obama, has made a priority of stopping it … Click here to read more

Coastal Living names Stuart as ‘America’s Happiest Seaside Town of 2016’

“America’s Happiest Seaside Town of 2016 is on Florida’s Treasure Coast, and that location could not be more appropriate. Stuart Mayor Jeffrey Krauskopf, surveying his town of tidy, landscaped streets, vistas uninterrupted by high-rises, and waterfront in seemingly every direction … Click here to read more

Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida (CARE): April 2016 update

“Citizens Against Rail Expansion in Florida (CARE) continues to actively pursue all possible legal, political and public communication channels to stop the ill-conceived All Aboard Florida (AAF) rail project that threatens the public safety and current way of life of communities throughout the Treasure Coast … Click here to read more

Former Treasure Coast Republican Congressman Foley to new love: You make me feel so young

Former Republican U.S. Congressman Mark Foley, (R- FL 16), who served the Treasure Coast from 1995 until 2006, has found love again. Foley tells Gossip Extra he’s been living with an ER nurse for the past few months, a 26-year-old Palm Beach Atlantic University graudate and accomplished trombone player. [Foley resigned from Congress in 2006, acting on a request by Republican Leadership after allegations surfaced … Click here to read more