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Key West City Commission tackles parking prices, problems at meeting

September 22, 2018

Parking in Key West is getting more expensive for the metered parking spaces in city lots and on city streets with pay stations in each block. Hourly rates will be increased to $4 an hour across...more

Laureate Key West hotel celebrates island’s artists and intellectuals

September 22, 2018

Ocean Properties is adding a bit of intellect to their latest island retreat, The Laureate Key West.Formerly Bayside Inn and Suites at 3444 N. Roosevelt Blvd., The Laureate Key West opened...more

Lobster prices on rise despite new trade war

September 22, 2018

The prices that Florida Keys fishermen are getting for spiny lobster are slowly increasing despite an escalating trade war between the United States and China, which includes both countries...more

State rests in case of woman accused of vehicular homicide in Key West

September 22, 2018

The third day of trial for April Thomason, who’s accused of driving onto the sidewalk of South Roosevelt Boulevard and killing a Key West woman, finished with the state’s final witnesses and...more

Man didn’t click it, then got a ticket and a DUI

September 24, 2018

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Jacksonville, Florida, man on Wednesday on a variety of charges, including driving under the influence, after they spotted him driving without a seat belt.Robert Duane Johnston, 54, was charged with DUI, refusal to give a breath sample, operating a vehicle with a suspended license, operating an unregistered...more

September 24, 2018

“So happy to read no fights or problems with the Poker Run bikers. I am sure that someone from Key West originally brought the Poker Run to Key West. I am also sure it increased revenues in hotels, bars and restaurants. Cruise ship increases? Be careful, Key West, we need them but they surely do NOT need us. I see full trolleys when they are here. Who is going to replace that revenue like the...more

Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon & Big Pine News

Clothes with a focus on comfort, fashion

September 19, 2018

ISLAMORADA — Lolita’s Boutique is a women’s apparel shop on Plantation Key named after owner Soira Ramos’ Shih-Tzu pup, which, to her, is her world — along with her new storefront.Lolita’s...more

Committee: No powerboats in deadly wheel ditch

September 19, 2018

ISLAMORADA — A “wheel ditch” channel at Whale Harbor should be closed to powerboats, an Islamorada advisory panel recommends. “This is a 100 percent no-brainer,” Bob Mitchell, chairman of...more

Dolphins deliver gear, more to Keys

September 19, 2018

ISLAMORADA — The Miami Dolphins commitment to support the Florida Keys after Hurricane Irma was delivered, in part, by a box truck loaded with football gear for Monroe County’s three public high...more

Homecoming was a year in works

September 19, 2018

TAVERNIER — A year to the day that her longtime residence was destroyed by Hurricane Irma, SueEllen Bennett’s new home arrived on Sept. 10.“It’s just the way it worked out,” Bennett said. “I hope...more


Address the problem of herbicides, poison

September 21, 2018

According to the Audubon Society, 80 million pounds of poison pesticides, which kill both good insects (butterflies, bees, pollinators) and those we deem bad, are used on U.S. lawns annually.And...more

Appreciates newspaper’s assistance in Irma recovery

September 21, 2018

As we mark the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Irma’s destructive landfall in the Florida Keys, we want to take the time to thank everyone at The Key West Citizen who helped with coverage of...more

Refutes allegations against Realtors on rental restrictions

September 21, 2018

On behalf of the Key West Association of Realtors membership and in response to Jodi Weinhoeffer’s allegations that local Realtors are not educating their buyers on rental restrictions, I...more

Cheers and Jeers

September 15, 2018

Cheers: to State Attorney Dennis Ward, the United Way of the Florida Keys and all other agencies and businesses who collaborated to host the Hurricane Irma anniversary event in Big Pine Key last...more


Conchs sent running to 2nd straight loss

September 24, 2018

From the opening kickoff, nothing went right for the Key West High football team as Benjamin School returned the play 87 yards for a touchdown and the Buccaneers never looked back from there,...more

Rival Raiders end Dolphins’ win streak

September 24, 2018

A total of 311 yards were racked up by the Marathon High offense on Friday afternoon, 20 more than visiting Ransom Everglades, but the ‘Fins struggled to find the end zone against the Raiders,...more

Day 1: Flats fishing around Key West

September 22, 2018

The Florida Keys are the perfect fishing vacation spot. Thousands of avid anglers who come here each year can confirm it. Many of them trailer their boats all the way from North Carolina or Rhode...more

U16 girls split weekend to commence new season

September 22, 2018

The Florida Keys Soccer Club Key West 2003 (U16) girls squad took to the pitch last weekend in the Dade Youth Soccer Association Early Season 2018 after a break over the summer.In their opening...more