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20 Jul 2017

An Overview: Political ‘FIREWORKS’ in Washington D.C

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PUBLISHER'S COMMENT: When BocaWatch last published a Washington Overview from Mr. Gore, some responders objected saying that BocaWatch is about and should remain concerned with local matters only....Sage advice... I must admit....but, in retrospect, is there anything more local to residents then that which is happening in Washington D.C.. Politicians that obfuscate their responsibility cause [...]

20 Jul 2017

Back to the Future! “BOCA RATON AMENDED DOWNTOWN PLAN” circa 1995

By | July 20th, 2017|Categories: FrontPageFeatured, FrontPageHotTopics, Hot Topics, Issues|14 Comments

“Given the demonstrated preference of major offices, corporate headquarters, and individual firms for Boca Raton, Downtown needs to concentrate on capturing a share of this market….As congestion continues to increase in western areas, Downtown must become seen as a viable and desirable location. Additional office development is fundamental to developing the synergy between sites necessary [...]

20 Jul 2017

Boca Raton: ‘The City Within a Park’!

By | July 20th, 2017|Categories: FrontPageHotTopics, Hot Topics, Issues|1 Comment

Our brand is how our city is viewed by residents, visitors and nearby communities. Should our brand be: "Boca, we want to look like Fort Lauderdale and Miami"; "Boca -A Sober House Mecca"; How about "Come to Boca and experience dense  neighborhoods, frustrating traffic and no street parking”.  It has been repeatedly said we are a World Class [...]

17 Jul 2017

The Fat Lady Sings – She had ‘Hope’ in America and ‘Faith’ in her Fellow Americans

By | July 17th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|2 Comments

Frank Sinatra considered Kate Smith the best singer of her time, and said that when he and a million other guys first heard her sing "God Bless America" on the radio, they all pretended to have dust in their eyes as they wiped away a tear or two. Here are the facts.... The link at [...]

17 Jul 2017

So the Games Have Begun: Local Election March 2018!!!

By | July 17th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|2 Comments

Municipal Elections 2018 are ‘off’ already and guess who’s ‘running’? Unbeknownst to the public, with little fanfare and a city clerk who has not posted the information on the public record, Councilman Robert Weinroth, on June 1, 2017, filed his intent to seek reelection to City Council Seat D.  For over 6 weeks now, Councilman [...]

17 Jul 2017

Is the ‘Mizner 200’ Project Coming to an End? I Think Not!!!!

By | July 17th, 2017|Categories: FrontPageHotTopics, Hot Topics, Issues|0 Comments

Publisher’s Comment: After nearly 3 years of argument, the Mizner 200 redevelopment project located on Mizner Blvd between Palmetto Park Road and South Federal Hwy. has arrived at the final decision making destination in Boca Raton government; to wit: The Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA).   However, it appears that a final decision is far from a [...]

13 Jul 2017

What an Insightful Article….a Bit Timely But Insightful!

By | July 13th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|5 Comments

The following article was originally published by the Huffington Post: It’s Wednesday morning, and I have packed my bags for a long flight to Pittsburgh to attend Netroots Nation. It will be my third year going as a blogger from Beyond Chron — but my first as a speaker. Evan Coren, who parlayed his blog activism [...]

10 Jul 2017

Are Planned Mobility Districts a DECEPTION? Reduce Traffic, Perhaps NOT!

By | July 10th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|32 Comments

An Open Letter(warning) to the City Council:  Is Planned Mobility a Function of Lobbying Influences and Political Cronyism? I have a confession to make. This is the first letter I have ever sent to any councilperson. I served on City Boards for 25 years. I generally agree with the direction our council is taking us, and when [...]

10 Jul 2017

BocaWatch’s Guest Commentary: Michael Liss, Founder of Downtown Business Alliance, on ‘Midtown Boca’ and ‘Mizner 200’

By | July 10th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|3 Comments

I have spent time pondering Midtown and Mizner 200, amidst the dialogues.  For context, I own a home in Midtown and own a law firm Downtown.  As a lawyer with an understanding of real estate law, I fully understand that owners of land, generally, have the right to do what they want with their properties.  [...]

10 Jul 2017

How Little We Know About Our Founding Fathers’ Sacrifices

By | July 10th, 2017|Categories: Hot Topics, Issues|1 Comment

Time to reflect on how it all began ... The Original Patriots They won't teach this in today's schools and that's sad! Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence? Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes [...]

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