Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Do you live in West Palm Beach in a neighborhood downtown that is plagued with noise all day long?


If you do, have you ever said to yourself or maybe even written a Letter to the Editor at The Palm Beach Post:

“I can’t hear myself — due to the incessant and obscenely loud [noise] that currently plague our residential neighborhood [emphasis added] in downtown West Palm Beach. . . . I wonder why our elected officials have remained silent on the question of protecting the quality of life of their constituents?”

Before getting to why the City of Lake Worth’s Downtown offers a better quality of life and whilst on the topic of letters to the editor as well. . .

“We have watched West Palm Beach change from charming to a dirty, dingy polluted city with increasing numbers in crimes committed, drug abuse and intolerable traffic, especially at the bridges and downtown.
     The 710 planes that flew over our house last week, as always, maximized the pollution we always experience with lack of aviation control. Our pool deck is black with jet fuel burn-off from the planes as they take off and land.”

—Excerpt from a Letter to the Editor in The Palm Beach Post dated January 21st, 2017.


So when it comes to air travel for business or pleasure what’s so special about the City of Lake Worth is we’re very close to the Brightline station in WPB if you’re catching a flight out of Ft. Lauderdale or Miami and the Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) is only minutes away via I-95 but. . . PBI is far enough away that we’re not nearly as severely impacted by noise from airplanes like West Palm Beach is!

Anyhow. . . Do you have something positive and upbeat to write about the City of Lake Worth on other topics such as traffic too, which is terrible in West Palm? Plus all the many more reasons to get your Hipster and Millennial friends in West Palm to relocate here and be part of all the excitement? Then get cracking and write your own Letter to the Editor today!

It only takes 5–10 minutes. And who knows. It just might be your letter that brings about some of the changes we’ve been awaiting so long, e.g.,
“Wouldn’t it be a breath of fresh air having a young female beat reporter covering our City of Lake Worth beat?”

If you didn’t know, for a brief time back in 2010 Post reporter Lona O’Connor was the City of Lake Worth’s beat reporter. However, since at least 2008 every other beat reporter from the Post has been male, e.g., Willie Howard, Eliot Kleinberg briefly, Chris Persaud (who won two prestigious awards for election reporting) and then after almost a year of not having a beat reporter in comes Kevin Thompson who was supposed to be covering our City and Greenacres as well, two similarly-sized small cities.


And don’t forget. . .
There’s another thing that makes our City so special.
The City of Lake Worth actually does have a BEACH! The only beach West Palm Beach has is a little one on the Intracoastal, not a real Beach on the ocean with famous restaurants and a Ballroom too.