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Update online…Bonnet House dropped lawsuit against the Hotel next door..Brittany Wallman….

seems a little landscaping buffer will be in the works…

questions from stalwarts of the jaded view…..so just how much was that donation ?

Local section….

Lake Okeechobee support wall passes first test…

the fix which was voted on at the last commission meeting…passed a key test allowing work to move forward in May on a wall to protect South Florida…the aging dike…a 500 ft section was tested and passed series of tests…next month the 3500 ft.section of wall will start and is expected to be done by Aug.

Army Corp. will award a bid for the next 3.5 section in May also….

changes have been made from testing to increase strength…and will continue with changes that will be required from geological differences as each section proceeds…

the entire dike will be completed by 2030…at a cost of $856 million….

Community News Roundup…

City Commissioners balk at developer’s proposal…

finally a halt on the beach front in Ft. Laud?…

not a hotel…as was recently approved…but condos …at Bahia Mar Beach Resort…

Assessment challengers may win more…

House Republicans want to make it easier for property owners to challenge their assessments…opponents say it will benefit developers….proponents say it will lower the burden of homeowners who are “out gunned” in the courtroom…

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Broward and state…

Fred Grimm column…

Tree huggers have company in this battle…

yep ….those who want to curb over- development have a friend…. The South Florida Water Management District…because…water allotment is now an issue…one that will become more prominent in the decision making of projects…as we head into the future…whether it is west in location…as in this situation… or any future building within city limits in years to come….

Note: this Everglades development issue is in 2 articles and an opinion piece in the MH today….

Bleak future seen on coasts…

staving off the future of rising seas….

if you are a believer…it is inevitable that most of Florida will be under water….if not it is still worth a read for the pics…and the predictions….

A medical Time Bomb…

A boy with Rickets exemplifies an alarming fear that vitamin D deficiency will revive long- dormant diseases…

heard this a while ago…too little calcium and too much sun block…

kids and adults need a little sun…unprotected…for bones to not be laking in vitamin D…

this is along the lines of too much anti- bacterial products that have pushed the immune system to thwart lower strength…more common…old fashioned…. types of antibiotics…

Front section…

FDA: Heparin tainted in China…

not just toys for kids anymore…scores of deaths and hundreds of serious reactions did come from taking the blood thinner from China….it all sounds like conspiracy theorists could have a field day with a “master plan” to infiltrate and add to the quick demise of the U.S….with products made in Chine…a thriller to made on the big screen?

Testing urged for kids on Ritalin…

a heart problem can arise from use…electrocardiograms are warranted…for erratic heart beats…before use and for those kids currently taking the ADD/ADHD drug of choice… scary stuff…

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