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?
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.
Sergio Mota is the LGBTQI+ Development Associate at Metropolitan Community Church of New York Charities (MCCNY), now managing an emergency food delivery service. "It's war here." Hospital morgues in the trucks. Photo by Sergio Mota. MCCNY provides social services through MCCNY Charities, a comprehensive social service provider, working within and beyond the LGBTQI+ community. An independent … Continue reading Sebastian River High School (FL) Graduate on the Ground in the NYC COVID-19 Epicenter.
Dear Mr. Fitzgerald: This is in regard to the tragic death of Veronica Vorano when she was hit by a Brightline train on a public grade crossing in Aventura on November 15, 2019. Attached is a letter to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao wherein we outline our concerns with respect to the investigation of this fatality. We … Continue reading Letter to FL Dept. of Freight & Multimodal Operations Regarding Brightline Death of Veronica Vorano.
The mission of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) is to promote integrity, accountability and process improvement in the Department of Transportation by providing objective fact-based assessments to the DOT Team. The OIG conducts independent and objective audits, investigations as well as review of agency issues and programs to assist the department in accomplishing its … Continue reading Florida Office of Inspector General Letter Regarding Death of Verónica Martinez Vorano by a Brightline Train.
"It has been over two months since I have been out to Black Point, in the Indian River Lagoon to check out the seagrass. I was hoping to find more growing than what I have found in years past. I think I am starting to see a pattern." Video by Peter Hinck, Member of Clean … Continue reading Indian River Lagoon Seagrass Update, 3/17/2020
VIA CERTIFIED MAIL March 4, 2020 Secretary Elaine Chao, Secretary United States Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE Washington, DC 20590 RE: BRIGHTLINE FATALITIES Dear Secretary Chao: While this is in regard to one specific railroad fatality on the Brightline higher speed rail system, it also concerns other Brightline fatalities and the … Continue reading Brightline Fatalities: A Letter to FDOT Secretary Chao.
Indian River County Attorney Dylan Reingold MEMORANDUM TO: Board of County Commissioners FROM: Dylan Reingold, County Attorney DATE: February 11, 2020 Indian River County et al., v. United States Department of Transportation, et al. BACKGROUND. On March 17, 2015, the Indian River County Board of County Commissioners (the “Board”) authorized the … Continue reading Indian River County et al., v. United States Department of Transportation, et al.
Esto es angustiante. Nunca escuchamos a las familias de quienes murieron en un tren de Florida Brightline. Verónica Martínez Vorano murió el 15 de noviembre de 2019 en Aventura después de que un tren Brightline golpeara su SUV Mercedes. Su familia quiere saber qué pasó. El accidente ocurrió en la intersección de West Dixie Highway … Continue reading Brightline: Familia de mujer asesinada en tren quiere respuestas.
This is distressing. We never hear from the families of those who have died from a Florida Brightline train. https://atomic-temporary-93487818.wpcomstaging.com/2020/02/16/brightline-familia-de-mujer-asesinada-en-tren-quiere-respuestas/ Verónica Martinez Vorano died on November 15th 2019 in Aventura after a Brightline train hit her Mercedes SUV. Her family wants to know what happened. The crash happened at the intersection of West Dixie Highway … Continue reading Brightline: Family of Woman Killed by Train Wants Answers.