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PINECREST COUNCILMEMBER ANNA HOCHKAMMER APPOINTED TO FEDERAL ADVOCACY COMMITTEE
 
Councilmember Anna Hochkammer has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2018 Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) federal advocacy committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving national economic policy, general financial assistance programs, liability insurance, intergovernmental relations, census, municipal bonds and capital finance, municipal management, antitrust issues, citizen participation and civil rights, labor relations, Native American sovereignty and municipal authority. “It is important for Pinecrest to be represented on a national platform through a unified voice that has the power to effectuate policies that directly affect residents. I am honored to represent... Read More »
 
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RESTORE VOTING RIGHTS TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE SERVED THEIR DEBTS TO SOCIETY
 

It’s time we do something about Florida’s outdated and discriminatory policies that prevent former felons from being able to participate in civil society. Right now, an estimated 6.1 million adults in the U.S. are unable to vote due to past felony convictions, according to the Sentencing Project. And the state with the highest number of disenfranchised voters? You guessed it: Florida. Roughly 2.5 percent of the country’s adult population is disenfranchised due to past... Read More »

 
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READ IN LOS ANGELES
 
Harry Nerenberg (right) was visiting Occidental College in California and got to see former Palmetto graduate and 2013 Gates Millennium Winner Savannah D’Orazio.

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VILLAGE SEEKS INPUT FROM RESIDENTS WITH ‘COMMUNITY CONVERSATION
 

The Village is asking residents to share ideas on how to enhance their community for an upcoming bond issuance. As the Village retires a bond issue used for many of the projects approved by the founding Village Council in the years following incorporation, there is a wonderful opportunity to begin a community conversation about Pinecrest’s needs over the next 20 years. The Village launched the Inspire Pinecrest Community Conversation... Read More »

 
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PROPOSAL TO PROVIDE HOTEL WORKERS WITH PANIC BUTTONS
 
We need to make sure that all women are safe in the workplace. 58 percent of all hotel workers are sexually harassed or abused each year. Let's stop that by arming hotel employees with panic buttons that can alert hotel security or the police at the first sign of sexual harassment or abuse... Read More »
 
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PALMETTO HIGH GRAD SUPPORTS NUCLEAR DETERRENCE FROM AMERICA’S HEARTLAND
 
A 2004 Miami Palmetto Senior High School graduate and Miami native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of the nation’s nuclear deterrence mission at Strategic Communications Wing ONE. Lt. George Abuzeid credits his brother for his decision to join the service. “My older brother, Anis, is a Marine infantry officer and influenced my decision to join the military,” Abuzeid said. The mission stems from the original 1961 Cold War order known as Take Charge... Read More »
 
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MIAMI ARTIST BERNARD ZYSCOVICH REFERENCES MIAMI’S VIBRANCY TO CREATE MIAMI MEDAL FOR 2018
 
Dynamic medal ribbon designs that hold innovative bling are hallmarks of The Miami Marathon and Half Marathon. And in 2018, a new design by award-winning Miami architect Bernard Zyscovich will accompany the most innovative Miami medal yet. Zyscovich called upon Miami’s vibrancy as a city to creatively design the ribbon that will be given to every finisher in the January 28 race as well as the Tropical 5K on Saturday January 27 and the Kids Run... Read More »
 
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