Cousins Respond to FRA’s Response to Brightline Fatality.

We are Natalia Vorano and Valeria Vorano, cousins of Verónica Martinez Vorano, who died on November 15, 2019 in Aventura, FL after a Brightline train hit her Mercedes SUV. We live in  Argentina. We appreciate that finally and after 9 months, since the letter that kindly send Mr. Thomas Hardy trying to help in getting some … Continue reading Cousins Respond to FRA’s Response to Brightline Fatality.

FRA Responds to Fatal Virgin/Brightline Death of Ms. Veronica L. Martinez Vorano.

On November 15, 2019, we wrote that Verónica Martinez Vorano died on November 15th 2019 in Aventura after a Brightline train hit her Mercedes SUV and that her family wants to know what happened. https://verocommunique.com/2020/02/14/brightline-family-of-woman-killed-by-train-wants-answers/ On March 4, 2020 VIA CERTIFIED MAIL we wrote to Elaine Chao, Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation … Continue reading FRA Responds to Fatal Virgin/Brightline Death of Ms. Veronica L. Martinez Vorano.

It Would Have be Helpful if Our Government Released School Re-Opening Guidelines Like Indian River County, FL?

On June 11 2020 Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis unveiled a plan that expected K-12 schools to reopen in August at "full capacity.” On July 7 President Trump said: "So we're very much going to put pressure on Governors and everybody else to open the schools, to get them open...We're going to be putting aloe of pressure … Continue reading It Would Have be Helpful if Our Government Released School Re-Opening Guidelines Like Indian River County, FL?

Who is Monitoring COVID-19 Short-Term Rental Health Hazards in Indian River County, FL.?

On June 25, 2020 a record number of 5,511 new positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in the State of Florida. In Indian River County (IRC), 35 new cases were reported and four hospitalizations. There are only 11 ICU beds available in IRC. To date, 109K cases have been reported in Florida with 3,281 deaths. … Continue reading Who is Monitoring COVID-19 Short-Term Rental Health Hazards in Indian River County, FL.?

Black Lives Matter in Third Grade Too… [Indian River County, FL.]

In the charts below look at the disparity between black and white third grade pass rates for the School District of Indian River County's Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) English Language Arts (ELA) testing. In 2015, 66.2% of white students passed compared to 30.7% of black students. In 2019, 70.2% of white students passed compared to … Continue reading Black Lives Matter in Third Grade Too… [Indian River County, FL.]

How/If Indian River County, FL Will Schools Reopen?

Let’s hope we can rethink and grow virtual learning into positive outcomes for all Indian River County students. On May 23, 2020 I spoke (as publisher of Vero Communiqué ) with a nice young man I've gotten to know who works at Publix and is a student at Sebastian River High School. He was worried … Continue reading How/If Indian River County, FL Will Schools Reopen?

Sheriff Loar and Major Flowers Missed an Opportunity to Advocate for Community Unity. Indian River County, FL.

Merchon Green speaking third from left. Indian River County, Florida was at its best and worst on Sunday afternoon May 29, 2020 across the street from the Indian River County Sheriff's Office. More than 400 people showed up for a rally organized by Merchon Green, founder of Pioneering Change, Inc., against police brutality in the death … Continue reading Sheriff Loar and Major Flowers Missed an Opportunity to Advocate for Community Unity. Indian River County, FL.

Imminent COVID-19 Health Hazard for Indian River County, FL?

On March 27, 2020 Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-91 extending the prohibition of short-term vacation rentals until Thursday, April 29. The Governor issued a subsequent carryover order (Executive Order 20-111) extending the ban until phase one begins on Monday, May 4 and another, 20-112, that carries the order through “phase one.” The March 27 order … Continue reading Imminent COVID-19 Health Hazard for Indian River County, FL?

New York Times Database Recognizes Vero Communiqué.

On page 9 of the Sunday, May 3, 2020 the New York Times dedicated a full page entitled "Support local journalism." "News organizations need your help so they can continue to help you. During this difficult time, staying informed is more important than ever.  Yet many local publications we rely on to keep us up … Continue reading New York Times Database Recognizes Vero Communiqué.