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.]

Virgin Trains: “If I was Nuveen (who has been reported as owning over $600 million of their bonds), I would be getting very nervous.”

  Robert Auwaerter wrote in an inter-office email on July 20, 2019, "If I was Nuveen (who has been reported as to owning over $600 million of their bonds) I would be getting very nervous. If Nuveen starts unloading any of their position the Street will pull away very fast and bond prices will plummet." … Continue reading Virgin Trains: “If I was Nuveen (who has been reported as owning over $600 million of their bonds), I would be getting very nervous.”

Indian River County, FL Should Take a Lead Following Hallandale, Passing a 5G Small Cell Tower Resolution.

On April 3, 2019 Hallandale Beach, FL passed a 5G small cell resolution urging the state legislature and federal government to initiate a study of the health effects of small cell towers built to accommodate 5G technology and to develop installation guidelines protecting the health and welfare of residents. Indian River County would be in … Continue reading Indian River County, FL Should Take a Lead Following Hallandale, Passing a 5G Small Cell Tower Resolution.

Beer Cans, Bottles and Garbage on Painted Bunting Lane and Mooringline Drive, Vero Beach, FL?

Mooringline Drive, The Moorings, Vero Beach, FL It could happen. Vero Beach has a 30 day requirement for rentals and Indian River County has an ordinance regulating short-term rentals. With Florida SB 824 and HB 987, both ordinances would be preempted (be acquired) to the state. In other words, these bills will wipe out Vero … Continue reading Beer Cans, Bottles and Garbage on Painted Bunting Lane and Mooringline Drive, Vero Beach, FL?

Will Virgin Trains USA’s Brand Help Former All Aboard Florida/Brightline Raise $ 1.85 Billion?

Virgin Trains East Coast Azuma Class 800 101 comes to an unscheduled halt at a red signal at Hampstead Heath station whilst returning to North Pole IEP depot after taking part in the Azuma train media event with Sir Richard Branson at Kings Cross station. ~     ~      ~ On November 16, … Continue reading Will Virgin Trains USA’s Brand Help Former All Aboard Florida/Brightline Raise $ 1.85 Billion?

FDOT is Restoring 13 Miles of Canals in Indian River County, FL.

FDOT: Restoring canals means they are restored to their "original design configuration". 13 miles of canals in Indian River County, FL are currently being restored through funding by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The project is not a line item in the FDOT's budget but included in their overall budget for "asset management". DBI … Continue reading FDOT is Restoring 13 Miles of Canals in Indian River County, FL.

Carrera para Indian River County, FL School Board Exhibe “Extremadamente Nasty Politics”.

Con tres asientos abiertos para la junta escolar, el Distrito Escolar del Condado de Indian River (SDIRC) tiene una oportunidad de oro para establecer la marca de la innovación en el Condado de Indian River. Pero ¿por qué siete de los nueve candidatos a la junta escolar fueron excluidos de un evento reciente por un … Continue reading Carrera para Indian River County, FL School Board Exhibe “Extremadamente Nasty Politics”.

Indian River County, FL Conducts Salinity Tests With Evidence Water from its West Regional Waste Water Treatment Facility is NOT Leaking into 8th Street Canal.

Wetlands Cell # 1 (pond) looking across to the West Regional wastewater treatment facility. On June 7, 2018 the Vero Beach weekly news magazine 32963 published an article with the headline: “Top Water Official Says County Facilities Polluting Lagoon.” In referring to the Indian River County’s West Regional Waste Water Treatment Facility, specifically, David Gunter, who … Continue reading Indian River County, FL Conducts Salinity Tests With Evidence Water from its West Regional Waste Water Treatment Facility is NOT Leaking into 8th Street Canal.

Spoonbill Marsh, Vero Beach, FL. Issue One.

We have been writing a lot about how Barry Shapiro and Carter Taylor have been making allegations about the legality and environmental faults of Spoonbill Marsh and how on April 12, 2018 Barry Shapiro wrote: “I make no bones about it when I admit that my personal goal is to SHUT SPOONBILL DOWN.” Related articles: https://verocommunique.com/2018/05/06/indian-river-county-fl-spoonbill-marsh-is-being-attacked-by-barry-shapiro-and-carter-taylor-just-what-is-spoonbill-marsh/Continue reading Spoonbill Marsh, Vero Beach, FL. Issue One.

How Will the School Board Candidates for the School District of Indian River County, FL Address These Issues?

"The right thing is to just give teachers a raise," said Florida House Democratic Leader Janet Cruz, who represents Tampa. "It is embarrassing and I am ashamed that Florida pays our teachers $10,000 a year less than the national average. We are one of the largest states in the country. If we continue to recruit … Continue reading How Will the School Board Candidates for the School District of Indian River County, FL Address These Issues?