Tuesday, March 26, 2013
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Night work closes part of blvd

North Roosevelt Boulevard, between Toppino and Kennedy drives, will be closed to traffic from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. tonight and Wednesday night so crews from the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority can do roadway repairs from a previously broken pipe.

Key West police will direct traffic to Toppino Drive, then to Northside Drive, and back to North Roosevelt Boulevard by means of either 14th Street or Kennedy Drive.


Police evaluators are in town

A Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) team will be in town today through Thursday to assess the Key West Police Department, which has been accreditated since 2003.

Policies and procedures, management, operations and support services will be studied, said Chief Donie Lee.

Compliance with about 260 standards is required to maintain the status, which lasts for three years. For a list of the standards, call 305-809-1058. Agency members and the general public may submit comments.

During the three-day visit, the public may call the team directly at 305-809-1135. Otherwise, email comments to info@flaccreditation.org or mail to CFA, P.O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, FL 32302.


Scholarships available

The Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen's Association offers scholarships to college-bound students from all Monroe County high schools. Preference is given to those whose families work in the commercial fishing industry.

Money for the scholarships is raised from the association's sale of its cookbook "Ocean Flavors and More" and the Florida Keys Seafood Festival in January.

For an application, go to www.fkcfa.org/scholarship or check with career counselors at school.

All applications must be received by April 22 at Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen's Association, P.O. Box 501404, Marathon, FL 33050.