Wednesday, February 22, 2017

#4 in series from Worst Local Newspaper Ever*: “Need Money for Roads? Sell the Golf Course!”

“Domine, ut videam” in Latin means “Lord, I want to see”. But a self-described ‘reporter/editor’ didn’t know or care the City’s golf course cannot be sold?

The City’s municipal golf course can never be sold because it’s deed-restricted. Hello.


Excerpts from Friday, January 30th, 2015, Volume 1, Issue 3, front page below the fold, more from the archives:‡ “Resident to City: Need Money for Roads? Sell the Golf Course!”


     Ginny Powell, a county [Palm Beach County] employee, presented information about grants that could be used to fix roads.
     “I won’t pretend I’m an expert, but I can tell you, based on my limited experience, that grants could pay for a lot of this. . .
     She ticked off Snook Islands and Bryant Park as county projects done in conjunction with the city almost entirely with the use of grant money from organizations such as the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.§

[and]

     Mayor Pam Triolo addressed the crowd of about 50.
     She said it’s difficult to classify the “worst” infrastructure in the city.
     “What do you classify as the worst?” she asked.
     “Is the worst the streets that have never been touched, paved, sidewalks, traffic calmed or anything. Is that the worst? Because the city never cared enough to put the infrastructure in there. That’s number one. Or is the worst where theres a problem with infrastructure that already existed and is now being torn up or now potholes are opening up? Is that the worst? Is the worst what affects you, only? Or affects the whole community? . . . Whatever it is, we’re all coming together now. We have to figure out a way to do this.


Do you have any of those old tabloids left over from the March 2015 election cycle or used them to clean windows with vinegar? Click on image to enlarge:

To clean windows with vinegar use 2 cups of water, ¼ cup of vinegar, and ½ teaspoon of liquid detergent.¶

Please Note: The footnote section for #4 in this series has been updated:

*The “Premiere Issue!” of this tabloid first appeared on January 16th, 2015 with a restaurant review by Joseph Thompson III. He later disappeared and was never heard from again. Whereabouts unknown. 
There wasn’t another volume to follow. The tabloid failed from little advertising even though it was given away for free. Downtown littering became a big problem throughout the City following this tabloid’s release.
Archives remain—separate from and not to be confused with The Lake Worth Herald—the City’s oldest businesss, “Established in 1912”.
§If anyone would like to contact the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission to see if they have $40–60M available for municipal road repairs that would be very helpful.
“Vinegar is a liquid consisting of about 5–20% acetic acid (CH3COOH), water, and other trace chemicals, which may include flavorings.” For cleaning windows don’t use products containing sun-ripened grain, lemon pepper, or dried dill.
Puzzling for many in the public was the City’s Worst Tabloid Ever sold a “1 Year Subscription: Only $39!” But the tabloid was FREE, delivered for FREE to select neighborhoods in the City and shut down after only 4 months? Hmmm.
**For future use.
††Ibid.

To review Series #1–#3, here is a bullet list:
  • For #1 in this series of excerpts from the “Worst Local Newspaper Ever” use this link. An excerpt: “It’s a big deal for us,” said Laurel Decker, who filed suit against the city in 2013 . . . “We’d like to get the dais back, and get the city moving forward again.”
  • For #2 use this link: “Tree Board Switches to Gumbo Limbo!”
  • For #3 use this link: “LAKE WORTH CRIME BLOTTER”!!!!!

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