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Began this blog in 2006. One post stands out:
Use this link: “He [former Mayor Jim Stafford] was also quietly instrumental in getting rid of the rest of the Jim Crow ordinances in his administration and bringing in city water, paved streets to what was then considered to be ‘colored town’.”
Just imagine. . .
Hail a water taxi on the Intra- coastal and go see an event in John Prince Park. Not pos- sible? Think again.
Besides I-95, another big reason for economic decline of Dixie Hwy?
Can you see former marina in Lake Worth on the C-51 Canal? Click historic photo.
This week’s Lake Worth Herald is online. Print edition out each Friday
Click image to subscribe or go to newsstand at 600 Lake Ave for print edition—still ¢50. To promote business or event call 561-585-9387.
Volunteers always wel- come at Lake Worth’s Visitor Center:
Click icon to learn more or call 561-540-5304, Monday to Friday, 10:00–4:00.
Which Neighborhood Assoc. is yours? Click NAPC icon for answer:
Send email with your neigh- borhood questions/concerns: NAPCinfo@gmail.com
Timely: FACTS about building height. Click on “The Big Lie”:
View west? From Golfview & 1st Ave. South? Deceitful tactics “at the door”. Don’t let yourself be fooled again.
Post reporter called Herman Robinson the ‘D’ word! Is Herman ‘Willy Wonka’ too? No!
Click image. . . and the press scratches their heads, “Why doesn’t the public trust us?”
Write a positive “Letter to Editor” about our lit- tle City of Lake Worth:
Trick is you need to follow up! Learn how using this link. Send a letter to Palm Beach Post editor today.On reporters and editors: “More cynical than their readers”, “desperate to be re- spected”, and easily bored, “especially by good news.”
The ‘G’ Word in LDub:
Never trust anyone who says your community can’t aspire to be better. The ‘G’ Word is a “Red Herring”, a fallacy.
Nonsense. Our Beach is never ‘For Sale’. Just more silliness in LDub.
Don’t be distracted. Focus on real issues: Our schools, road repairs, public health, educa- tion, & safety for everyone.
Omari Hardy: Closing Statement at Playhouse Debate (4 min. video)
To learn more about District 2 candidate Omari Hardy click on this link.The “Omari Effect” has a City commissioner with PhD scrambling to stay relevant.
District 2 candidate & the “Omari Effect”:
Click on door hanger: Omari Hardy forcing “elected one” to focus on our issues.
PBSO’s non-emergency number below. Click on image for PBSO District 14 headquarters.
Have a tip? Call CrimeStop- pers at 800-458-8477 anony- mously to solve a crime.
2007: Let’s walk down “memory lane”. When Lake Worth was so very ‘charming’ & ‘quaint’.
Before PBSO. When we had LWPD. Click “Crime Rates”. Not very “charming”, is it?
Click on the “CRIME BLOTTER” below.
What happened to restaurant critic Joseph Thompson III? It’s a mystery. Foul play?
Is it possible for Lake Worth to get its own City police department back?
Maybe if our City wasn't the headquarters for the anti- police, pro-Anarchy Ever- glades EarthFirst! (EEF!). Click on Anarchists above.
Is City of Lake Worth a “sanctuary city”?
No. City is not and never was a ‘sanctuary city’. Click this link to learn more. To help immigrants learn English or distribute donations contact Guatemalan/Maya Center.
Fact: Since depths of Great Recession prop- erty values in our CRA District increased 76%.
Click on “Publix”: Just 1 of many accomplishments in little City of Lake Worth.
Lake Worth on Wikipe- dia—History, celebri- ties, Sister Cities, pol- itics: Click “I Love LW”
City incorporated in 1913. Mayor Pam Triolo first elected 2011. City Manager Michael Bornstein hired April 2012. Land area: 5.64 sq. miles. Elevation: 16′. Population: City ≈40,000/ metro area ≈6 million.
In 2014, Palm Beach Post editor wrote these words about our roads:
“. . . this is a testament to just how long previous commis- sions have ignored the city’s basic needs.” While roads fell apart, a prior commis- sion wasted millions on Ca- sino fiasco. Misplaced pri- orities you’re still paying for.
Hoffman’s Chocolate & “not enough business”?
Click on “Kilwin’s”: What happens when press tries to start trouble & it backfires.
FREE instruction for reporters/editors from the Poynter Institute
“Who else do I need to talk to? Eliminated your bias?” Use this link to sign up.
RETRACTION—Lake Worth story in the Post:
Click on UPDATE, “The [Palm Beach] Post has no independent information . . .”
Palm Beach Post back- ing away from another story. One on Jan. 17th.
This time about Gulfstream Hotel. Click image above.
Purchase gas, coffee. . . be treated the right way. Click “7-Eleven” below:
Live in City of Lake Worth? Clean pumps, well-lit, & cus- tomer service you deserve.
Presentation to Boynton Beach Historical Soci- ety on January 16th:
Click on program: “The Cot- tages of Lake Worth”.
“The Cottages of Lake Worth” to air on BBC
Click on “BBC”. Stay tuned.
Another spectacular “Home Tour” this year. Click on book cover:
“The Cottages” hardcover book on sale at City’s news- stand: 600 Lake Ave.
We didn’t get the Braves
But there’s a silver lining as well: Click on “tomahawk”.
Ever been to Spillway Park on C-51 Canal?
Great place to have lunch or take a nature walk. Click im- age for all City parks.
A conversation with Mr. Buddy Tuppen. Click on “Tuppen’s” below:
C-51 Canal, S-155 Spillway, Lake Worth history & the Blueway Trail in perspective.
Blue-Green Algae. Myth vs. FACT: Click image.
No Lake O water releases in 2017. . . but another Treasure Coast algae bloom? Hmmm.
Two Lake Worth com- missioners: Let Lake ‘O’ water flow south?
Click image. Fine. Get rid of all those septic tanks first.
Waiting for a response. Been almost 1½ months. Click “Eastward Ho!”
On western sprawl & afford- able housing: Environmental activists just saying “No” is no solution to our problems.
Did you know 2 of “19 Best Environmentalists in South Florida” are in Lake Worth?
Anotherhuge development coming to Lake Worth Rd. west of City. But. . . City improves street lighting and that’s a problem? Could real problem be we need better environmentalists?
Last August we held a respectful gathering at the Gulfstream Hotel.
Honoring old friends & our history. Click on “Herald”.
My tour of the Gulf Stream Hotel:
“It was like the crew doing the work went on lunch break, years ago, and haven’t returned to finish the work.” Click here to read moreand enjoy this video:
Flawed logic by sup- porters of ‘home occu- pations’, click on map:
Public skeptical for good rea- son: Rezoning, or upzoning, negatively disrupts residen- tial neighborhoods.
Think threat of spiking electric rates is over? Think again in LDub.
March 14th, 2017. Election Day. The day for your voice to be heard (click image).
Did you know Lake & Lucerne avenues were designed 2-way streets?
Rethink 1-way roads? Make 2-way again: Slower traffic, pedestrian- & bike- friendly, more ‘eyes’ on street as well.
Lake Worth is named in honor of General Wil- liam Jenkins Worth:
General Worth (click image) served as a U.S. Army offi- cer in the Second Seminole War, Mexican-American War, and War of 1812.
Should City change its name to “Lake Worth Beach”? “Jewell”?
Click image. It’s time to dis- tinguish our City from vast areas in western PBC using ‘Lake Worth’ zip codes.
Want to talk about civil- ity? Names on bullets. . .
City leaders in effigy, wear- ing KKK robes? Civility? Click on “Political Theater”.
Have drug addicted son/daughter? Solve that problem forever:
Lake Worth’s for you! Sober Homes near the BEACH too! Click image to learn more.
Mayor Pam Triolo on the heroin epidemic
Strong words. Grim, urgent “Proclamation” from last August (FF to 1:50 mark):
Stay focused on the is- sues. . . Don’t be dis- tracted by the media:
Click mural to refresh mem- ory. Remember that “one woman” and ‘too White’ Cuban-American boy?
Remember Nan Rich? Democrat Party leaders chose Charlie Crist. . .
“. . . and the rest is history.” Click on “Nan Rich for Gov- ernor” to read more.
Remember! Public com- ment at City Commis- sion is TWO minutes.
Click on advice, BEFORE YOU COMPLAIN: “The greater the controversy, the more you need manners.” Judith Martin (Ms. Manners)
Quiz: How long is Lake Worth’s BEACH(!)?
Is it 2 miles long? 5¼ miles? 1½ miles? 0.26 miles (1,280′)? Or. . . 1 mile and 98′? Use this link for answer.
The City’s Casino was “Greenwashed”. Click sand pile to learn more:
Former Casino was 94% de- molished in 2011 to make way for new structure.
Raising chickens, aka “Urban Chickens” IS NOT allowed in Lake Worth. Click image:
Image above from the inim- itable Tom McGow. If you heard or read that chickens are allowed in this City that is absolutely wrong.
Artist looking for inspir- ation? Visit our charm- ingly quirky LDub!
Are you a muralist? Street artist? Perfomance artist? Anarcho-Surrealist? Click on mural to learn more about City’s CRA and LULA.
Wes Blackman: Pro- tecting Lake Worth’s charm since 1992
Recall that “One Question” I asked voters leading up to elections last March? Click image to refresh memory.