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LET’S FOCUS ON THE BIGGER PROBLEM…A PLAN THAT PUTS OUR WASTEWATER TO GOOD USE
 

As our community continues debating how to deal with top-of-mind issues like traffic and the economy, it’s easy to forget about the problems we can’t see. One of those problems has been quietly worsening for years, and every so often it comes back in front the County Commission’s agenda. I’m talking about what’s euphemistically referred to as “ocean outfall” – the daily pollution of the water off our shores... Read More »

 
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SUNNY ISLES BEACH POLICE CHIEF FRED MAAS HONORED
 
The Florida Law Enforcement Officers' Hall of Fame will be inducting Sunny Isles Beach Police Chief Fred Maas at the Capitol in Tallahassee on May 19th. Chief Maas is a 43- year veteran of law enforcement and continues to serve his community today. He began his career at the Miami-Dade Police Department in 1975 and served in multiple roles until he retired in 1998. In 1998, he was hired at Sunny Isles Beach Police Department and promoted to... Read More »
 
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WEEKLY NEWSPAPERS ARE EVOLVING AND THRIVING
 

There has been a lot of talk about the fateful future of the newspaper business. In fact, if you do a Google search with the phrase “newspapers are dying,” more than 29 million results pop up.  Many people believe that newspapers are a thing of the past. However, there are several visionaries who are bullish on newspapers, especially local community reporting. Among the experts is Mr. Warren Buffet. In the last few years, his company, Berkshire Hathaway... Read More »

 
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OUR STATE SENATORS ARE DOING NOTHING TO SUPPORT JACKSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL!
 
On most issues decided by the Florida Legislature, the Republicans and Democrats withdraw to the furthest sides of the battlefield and snipe at each other. Partisans pick one side to support and one side to blame. This year is a little different. Both parties in the Florida Senate have united and are aiming their fire at Florida’s public hospitals. Private hospitals get most of their funding from wealthier patients with good, and even great, health insurance. The public hospitals, like Jackson Memorial here in Miami-Dade County, see a lower percentage of insureds, but take in the bulk of Florida’s Medicaid patients. Medicaid is... Read More »
 
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A MORAL COMPASS AND CURRENT POLITICAL CULTURE
 

Our current political culture seems to attract many private sector individuals who have successfully advantaged themselves in the private sector. Oftentimes, they are exposed for their questionable business practices, and now seek new avenues to pursue wealth and power fueled by their addiction to GREED!  Aggression is a trademark in their organizational culture that embraces... Read More »

 
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