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Clarification

May 19, 2018

A story in Friday’s edition of The Citizen should have quoted Cudjoe Key resident Jan Edelstein saying the county does not have to buy Murray Marine to keep it a marina. That can be...more

Republica Bar welcomes guests to the 240 North latitude

May 19, 2018

Guests at 24┬░ North have been asking since the hotel opened in 2015 the significance of its latitudinal name. And now a new bar in the lobby reinforces the connections between Key West and Cuba....more

New assistant state attorney sworn in

May 18, 2018

Key West welcomed its newest assistant state attorney on Wednesday as Judge Peary S. Fowler swore in Ryan Maher at the Monroe County Courthouse. Maher, who graduated from Florida International...more

Paying for parking by phone set for meters

May 18, 2018

Key West parking machines are getting an upgrade, including a new pay-by-phone feature that will allow residents to add meter time remotely. The City Commission approved the purchase of 15...more

Woman arrested for selling fake bills

May 19, 2018

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Key Largo woman who was caught selling counterfeit bills to an undercover agent last year. Mauris Elena Peralta, 25, tried to sell 15 counterfeit $100 bills for $200 to an undercover MCSO detective in April, 2017. Deputies devised the plan after seeing an ad for the fake currency...more

May 19, 2018

“Kudos to the ‘new’ reporting in the Today in Keys History section. Getting a lot of interesting history and learning more about the island and its people.” “Dead fish floating on the surface west of Marquesa. Why? Red tide from water pumped from the mainland is killing the Keys fishery.” “Here’s why buttonwoods (et al)...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Elder abuse suspect on lam finally caught

May 16, 2018

KEY LARGO — Amarylis Maristan, a caregiver who has been wanted by the police since last June after a multi-agency investigation implicated her in elder abuse cases at two unlicensed...more

Fishing regulations for sharks could include Keys bridges

May 16, 2018

FLORIDA — Images of protected sharks reeled ashore to be used as photo props by a gaggle of grinning fishermen irked board members of Florida’s top conservation agency. A...more

Gessel withdraws from state rep contest

May 16, 2018

KEY LARGO — Real estate attorney Pat Gessel has withdrawn her candidacy for the Florida House of Representatives District 120 seat held by incumbent Republican Holly Raschein....more

Pioneering photographer, 90, still passionate about reef

May 16, 2018

KEY LARGO — In his seven decades diving the Florida Keys, renowned underwater photographer Jerry Greenberg has seen the coral reef in its glory, and in peril. Greenberg, a member of the...more

Editorials

Key West’s tree issue continues to grow

May 17, 2018

An epiphany? Conversion? Divine guidance? Whatever it is, Mayor Cates, we will take it with gratitude on behalf of the tree canopy of Key West.  The Citizen has chronicled with dismay the...more

Key West, City of Arts

May 12, 2018

Some years ago the people voted their will and established that Key West,”City of Arts,” would provide its residents and visitors alike with a welcoming city full of culture and art....more

Remembering a man and a time …

May 12, 2018

I attended a memorial recently and was sublimely struck by the history in the room. Many in attendance were from the post-hippie wave of the mid-1970’s so fictional facts and factual...more

Supports Ponciana as official tree

May 12, 2018

There was a meeting of the Tree Commission this week. It was suggested to make the Royal Poinciana the official tree of Key West. I want to set the record straight to this commission. There was...more

Sports

Conchs, Dolphins shake up scrimmage

May 19, 2018

Some questions were answered during the spring scrimmage between the Marathon and Key West High football teams, but others arose as several new faces made shining debuts among the several...more

Fifty-pound winner for Steel Leader in Mother’s Day Dolphin tournament

May 19, 2018

Team Steel Leader is at it again. This time, Bobby Taylor from Dublin, Ohio, landed a 50-pound bull dolphin to take first place, by far, in Habitat for Humanity’s Mother’s Day Dolphin...more

Guerrero and Coffin combined to set example for Hurricanes

May 19, 2018

Throughout years of guiding volleyball, baseball, softball and basketball teams, first-year Coral Shores boys tennis coach Jim Enright stated that this season with the Hurricanes was one of the...more

Ladies Tarpon Fly Tournament in Islamorada

May 19, 2018

ISLAMORADA — Women who love the sport of saltwater fly-fishing in the shallow waters of Islamorada and Florida Bay are naturally attracted to the rich history of the Ladies Tarpon Fly...more