Burglar prompts new lights
Keys Energy Services on Friday announced plans to install more than a dozen new street lights around the historic cemetery to help police deter crime as the "graveyard burglar" continues to frighten residents.
New street lights locations include: Havana Lane, the intersection of Olivia Street and Havana Lane, across from 1122 Petronia St., 1309 Olivia St., 1418 Newton St., three between 711 and 910 Georgia St., the intersection of Eisenhower Drive and Newton, and three on Florida Street between Olivia and Petronia streets.
City considers new benches
City commissioners will decide Tuesday whether to grant a downtown business owner a $200 annual license to place up to four benches outside his shop, 411 Greene St.
If approved, Jack Alwani may place the wooden benches outside both doorways of the Blue Gecko Key Lime Pie and Ice Cream Factory. City staff recommends the benches be brought in after closing time to "prevent potential nuisances," and maintain liability insurance.
Commissioners meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Old City Hall.
Literacy tutors needed
Literacy Volunteers of America needs tutors in the Middle and Upper Keys. The LVA has a countywide waiting list of more than 100 students. Anyone who can spare two hours per week to help an adult in the community improve English communication skills can make a difference, organizers said.
In the Upper Keys call Sharon Plezia, 305-942-0125. In the Middle Keys, call Maria Triana, 305-393-6064, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Key West number is 305-294-4352.
For details, go to lva-monroe.org.