Legislation Introduced to Reduce Gun Violence.

On February 14, 2019, one year after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootings, Reps. Salud Carbajal (CA-24), Ted Deutch (FL-22), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) and Don Beyer (VA-08) introduced the Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2019. The bipartisan bill encourages states to allow family members or law enforcement officials to petition a judge to … Continue reading Legislation Introduced to Reduce Gun Violence.

Bill Britton: “OF SEGREGATION, MINSTREL SHOWS, AND GENETICS.”

I grew up on Long Island in a community which, until about 1948, was essentially segregated. Most kids of Italian parentage lived at the far end of town, on the “other side of the tracks,” although in this case, the tracks consisted of an imaginary boundary, not actual tracks. The few local black kids were … Continue reading Bill Britton: “OF SEGREGATION, MINSTREL SHOWS, AND GENETICS.”

Neville W. Cramer: “A New Comprehensive Immigration Reform.”

  Neville W. Cramer, United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Special Agent-in-Charge (Retired), Port St. Lucie, Florida. This was originally posted by Vero Communiqué on July 2, 2017. Dear Tom, Due to the upcoming debates over "Immigration Reform," I wanted to forward you an editorial that I wrote ten years ago [ now … Continue reading Neville W. Cramer: “A New Comprehensive Immigration Reform.”

¿El Distrito Escolar del Condado de Indian River, FL, todavía tiene un Departamento de Finanzas?

Si ha estado siguiendo el drama sobre el Director Ejecutivo del Distrito Escolar Carter Morrison y el Superintendente Dr. Mark Rendell, aquí hay algo más. Primero, un breve resumen: El 31 de julio de 2018, se entregó personalmente una carta a Carter Morrison, Superintendente de Finanzas del Distrito Escolar Mark J. Rendell, Ed.D., en la … Continue reading ¿El Distrito Escolar del Condado de Indian River, FL, todavía tiene un Departamento de Finanzas?

Does the School District of Indian River County, FL Still Have a Finance Department?

If you have been following the drama about School District CEO Carter Morrison and Superintendent Dr. Mark Rendell, here is some more. First, a brief recap: On July 31, 2018, a letter was hand delivered to Carter Morrison, School District CFO Superintendent Mark J. Rendell, Ed.D., in which Mr. Morrison was “relieved of your duties.” … Continue reading Does the School District of Indian River County, FL Still Have a Finance Department?

Merchon Green: Lots of Mysteries at the Highest Levels of the School District of Indian River County, FL.

I am watching the video of the School Board meeting from last night [12/11/18]. I have one question for the Board: where is the transparency? So Carter Morrison is welcomed back on Thursday but the public has NO idea how this situation was handled. Also, how does sending Carter back into a hostile work environment … Continue reading Merchon Green: Lots of Mysteries at the Highest Levels of the School District of Indian River County, FL.

Train Wreck Times: We are Celebrating Great News!

Our Citizens Against the Train Call to Action sent out Nov. 18 to attend a special meeting of the Indian River County, FL Commissioners on Nov. 20th, 2018 turned out to be critical. By Susan Mehiel / http://www.citizensagainstthetrain.com At 7:45 pm the night before the meeting, we received notice that the meeting would focus on a … Continue reading Train Wreck Times: We are Celebrating Great News!