Saturday, April 21, 2012


Please join the City of Lake Worth for a Public Meeting to discuss the upcoming Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program for Fiscal Year 2012. During this meeting the City of Lake Worth staff will describe eligible uses of JAG funds and solicit public input on uses of this funding opportunity.

DATE: April 24, 2012
TIME: 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
LOCATION: Shuffleboard Courts Community Center
1121 Lucerne Avenue
Lake Worth, FL 33460

An allocation of $33,937 in Local JAG Program funds is to be made available to the City of Lake Worth for Fiscal Year 2012. Eligible uses of these funds include the following activities:
  • Law enforcement programs;
  • Prosecution and court programs;
  • Prevention and education programs;
  • Corrections and community corrections programs;
  • Drug treatment and enforcement programs;
  • Planning, evaluation and technology improvements programs; and
  • Crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).
For further information please contact Jerry Kelly, Grants Analyst, at 561.533.7358.

From the Office of the City Manager Report of 4/20/12

Hello Citizens, 

It is an honor to get started this week as your new City Manager.  I greatly appreciate the opportunity I have been given by the Mayor and Commission.  It is a role that I take with pride and with a sense of service and commitment.

I am looking forward to the many challenges and exciting times that are ahead of us.  It is my intent to get out into the community as much as possible in the coming months in order to better understand the issues that confront us.  It is also a chance to meet many of you and hear your thoughts directly.  I know there are varying views on what should be done on a variety of issues.  However, it is my belief that what unites us as Lake Worth is truly greater than anything that can divide us.        

Thank you for all the warm wishes and for making me feel very much at home.  I am truly blessed and I promise to work with all my ability to continue making the City a great community.

Michael Bornstein

Friday, April 20, 2012

New Lake Worth city manager fires assistant, eliminates budget office

Our new city manager is already taking decisive action.  Click title for link to PBP article.

Man jumps from Lake Worth Bridge, taken into custody outside downtown eatery

Click title for link to Shiny Sheet article.  Apparently he survived.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Mango Groves NA April Meeting Cancelled

Good Afternoon Mango Grove Neighborhood! :

Our regularly scheduled meeting for April will be cancelled this month due to the majority of the board being out of town. We would like to extend our apologies, and will schedule a small meeting the morning of the Great American Cleanup, Saturday April 21st

Just a reminder that the Great American Cleanup is next Saturday morning (4/21) from 8am until Noon. We will be meeting at the corner of Lucerne and M Street at 8am sharp. It is going to be HOT so bring plenty of water and sunblock. If you have any questions please let us know! If you are not in the Mango Groves Neighborhood and would still like to participate you are very welcome to come out and join us!!

Hope to see many of you next Saturday morning helping to keep our neighborhood and Lake Worth beautiful!

Have a great day!!!

Sincerely, Mango Groves Neighborhood Association

Fewer need to flee as county revamps its decades-old hurricane strategy

Many subtle but significant changes here.  Check out the map.  Click title for link to PBP article.

Click link below for information on Orlando bus trip for the FMPA Executive Committee Meeting on 4/19

Click here for link to letter composed by Mary Lindsey.  Deadline is the end of day Tuesday 4/17.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Message from College Park NA: Burglary on Notre Dame Drive

Dear Neighbors, 

The following was just reported to the Association:
Yesterday, Saturday, April 14, a home on Notre Dame Drive in College Park
was burglarized in the afternoon between 2:30 and 3:15 PM.
Thieves gained access to the home through the sliding glass doors which were
closed but inadvertently left unlocked. Family heirloom jewelry was stolen.
The residents were not even aware that a burglary had taken place until
later in the evening when they noticed a pillow case was missing and started
checking for what else was gone. PBSO was called and they are investigating.

Please remember to lock up, check twice and activate the alarm if you have
one. PBSO also suggests we write down serial numbers of valuable equipment
and take pictures of those items that don't have serial numbers.