Florida Keys News

Suarez hearing postponed; alleged ISIS sympathizer remains in jail

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The lawyer representing a Stock Island man accused of planning a terrorist-style attack on a Key West beach moved to have his detention hearing postponed Monday and suggested the arraignment next...

City updates park designs

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Peggy Coontz spends her workdays inside Indigenous Park, the oceanside home of Key West bocce and the wildlife center that cares for wounded birds. Coontz, animal care director for the Key West...

State agency director tours Keys

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The head of the state agency that oversees development in the Florida Keys met with local and military government officials Monday to get a better understanding of issues on land, at sea and in the...

Bruce Berkowitz beats the odds

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Bruce Berkowitz was in his mid-30s, a successful marketing executive on Madison Avenue, when doctors gave him two months to live.  That was 24 years ago and Berkowitz has been beating the odds ever since. 

Cubans in Key West

Key West Citizen - Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Whenever my phone rings before the sun comes up, I hesitate before answering, but after many years at this job, I know it’s usually worthwhile. And since my dog, Jagger, had already begun his...

Trash pickup creates a stink

Key West Citizen - Monday, August 3, 2015

City Commissioner Clayton Lopez received this feedback over his support of keeping Key West trash pickup to one day a week: A serving of fish or meat dumped in his trash can. And there were...

County reviews using tax money for housing

Key West Citizen - Monday, August 3, 2015

Monroe County government officials often refer to the solution for the affordable housing problem as a three-legged stool with the legs consisting of Rate of Growth Ordinance (ROGO) units, land and...

Toppino also up for $4M pump upgrade job

Key West Citizen - Monday, August 3, 2015

A Key West contractor up for the $3 million Caroline Street reconstruction project is also in the running for a $4 million job upgrading five city wastewater pump stations.  Charley Toppino and...

Monroe County students, parents get ready for school, tax holiday

Key West Citizen - Monday, August 3, 2015

It’s been almost two full months since Monroe County students bid farewell to the 2014-2015 school year. The summer has now about come and gone and the swimming, sleeping in, and weeks at camp...

City to award $3M for Caroline St. project

Key West Citizen - Monday, August 3, 2015

The city commission Tuesday is expected to award a nearly $3 million contract for the long-awaited reconstruction of Caroline Street, plus the addition of a tour bus parking lot outside the city...

Former Miss Key West turns 90

Key West Citizen - Monday, August 3, 2015

On Saturday, July 25, the former Miss Key West 1940 turned 90 years of age. Gloria June White, formerly Gloria June Suarez, grew up in Key West at 617 Grinnell St.  A newspaper clipping from...

Lobster fishermen sentenced

Key West Citizen - Sunday, August 2, 2015

Three fishermen convicted of robbing lobster traps and possession of undersized lobsters in June stemming from their September 2011 arrest were banned from commercial lobster fishing for life and two...

Man sues jailers over warts

Key West Citizen - Sunday, August 2, 2015

A homeless man with an extensive arrest history in Key West, dating back more than a decade, and a history of filing lawsuits from county jail is now claiming Monroe County Sheriff’s Office...

City moves forward with Duval Street master plan

Key West Citizen - Sunday, August 2, 2015

Key West’s most famous street is getting “tired,” according to the latest report by a design firm working on the city’s Duval Street master plan. Duval Street, covering 14...

Eaton St. compound wins city approval

Key West Citizen - Sunday, August 2, 2015

The city has approved plans for a new family compound in Key West’s historic district, where the owners of 616 Eaton St. have designs to renovate a two-story house and build another home behind...