Singer Island Area News of The Week:
New Florida smoke alarm law begins Jan. 1 - WPTV - If your smoke alarm is powered by a battery, you may have to buy a new one on Jan. 1. The Florida Building Code will now require homeowners to install a 10-year, sealed battery smoke alarm in homes when replacing outdated or nonworking alarms.
Next year's Florida real estate taxes predicted to bring in windfall - Palm Beach Post - These taxes are now closely being watched by environmentalists. The so-called Florida Water and Land Legacy Amendment 1, approved by 75 percent of state voters in November, allows the state to use one-third of these tax collections for conservation lands and protecting water resources over the next two decades. The latest forecast from the Legislature's Office of Economic and Demographic Research shows that at least $700 million could be available for these environmental programs next year...see related: Several Ocala area projects again on Florida Forever priority list and this link: Florida Forever Program | State Lands from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
[ Editor's note: maybe these programs could be used to procure the 29 privately held parcels of land in Munyon's Cove (which include a significant area east of the blue line up to Ocean Blvd. including the north-side property on Pine Point Drive, in this picture below)
...and permanently protect the approximate 35 species of federally protected life that currently reside in and around Munyon's Cove? Or, do you feel that this privately owned area should be developed? Bring your input to the SICA discussion Monday evening! ]
New Bahamas cruises coming in February - USA TODAY - The Port of Palm Beach in Florida soon will be home to a new cruise ship sailing short voyages to the Bahamas. The 1,900-passenger Grand ...
After strong 2014 rebound, marine industry upbeat on 2015
- Sun Sentinel - ... in 2015 should "get closer to that 10 mark," said Elise Moffitt, U.S. marketing coordinator at the company's U.S. headquarters in North Palm Beach.
Officers on high alert after nationwide protests, police killings; community members show support - WPTV - Officers also acknowledge that with all the tension comes renewed support from many. Blue lights are shining on the front porches of many homes. It's part of a national movement to show support for the men and women wearing the badge. A unity rally is scheduled to place at the Wellington Amphitheater on Forest Hill Blvd. January 2nd from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Village of Wellington is inviting residents to show their support for law enforcement personnel. see also: 'Blue' rallies show support for law enforcement from USA TODAY - 3 days ago
Simple gesture of leaving flowers touches Jupiter police officers - Palm Beach Post (blog) - Flowers left anonymously Sunday outside of the Jupiter police department are greatly appreciated by town law enforcement officers, said Jupiter ...
Old bridge materials to become new reef in Lake Worth Lagoon - Palm Beach Post - Material from an old bridge over the Loxahatchee River in Jupiter will be deployed today as an artificial reef in Lake Worth Lagoon. Palm Beach ...
Here come the dredgers, upcoming beach renourishment projects to look out for in 2015 - WPTV.com (blog) - Palm Beach(Lake Worth) Inlet - Inlet maintenance. This will start sometime in January. They will clean out the inlet and dump sand on the south side of ...
Normalized relations with Cuba could be boon for South Florida - Palm Beach Daily News - The Port of Palm Beach has recently sent senior representatives to Cuba to meet with government officials. Since elements of the Miami exile ...
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Eagle Rays - Picture of Singer Island Outdoor Center, Riviera Beach - TripAdvisor - Singer Island Outdoor Center, Riviera Beach Picture: a squadron of Eagle Rays in flight.