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Jury selection starts for fourth trial in Circle K clerk murders case


The third trial also ended with a hung jury. The fourth trial? Stay tuned. Jury selection started Tuesday afternoon in the case of two men accused of killing two Greenacres convenience store clerks during an armed robbery nearly five years ago. Circuit ...

Meet PBC's STRYKE Percussion, one of the best drum lines in the world


Leonard High School in Greenacres. The group has slowly risen the WGI ranks ...
Jupiter High School's Winter Guard performed in the color guard competition last week. Other Florida groups competing include: FIU Indoor and Flanagan High School from ...

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Golf: Schlesinger wins Women's Senior Amateur Championship


“There are a lot of really talented ladies here in Florida and this just really feels incredible ...
In the Super-Senior Field, Greenacres’ Nancy Hersey (174) was first.

Shooting investigated in Greenacres


GREENACRES, FL (WFLX) - Greenacres police confirm that they are investigating a drive-by shooting at 5470 10th Avenue North. That address is where the Greenacres Food Market is located. Two people were struck and one person was fatally wounded, according ...

Woman gets naked outside a Florida Dunkin' Donuts on a dare


The Dunkin' Donuts on 6300 Forest Hill Boulevard in Greenacres, Florida is near West Palm Beach where the woman is from. Martin showed up at the Dunkin' Donuts with no clothes on. According to one employee, she sat down at a table just outside the store ...

Cops: Florida Woman Gets Naked at Dunkin' Donuts


GREENACRES, Florida (AP) - A 32-year-old woman told police she got naked and sat outside a Greenacres Dunkin' Donuts as a dare. The Palm Beach Post reports Shakara Monik Martin was arrested Sunday near West Palm Beach. According to a police report ...

Florida Woman Arrested For Getting Naked At Dunkin Donuts


For today’s unnecessary nudity we go to Greenacres, Florida. Sounds delightful! However the peace and calm of Greenacres was shattered when one woman sat outside a local Dunkin Donuts and decided to show off her “French Cruller” right in front of ...

Darin' doughnuts: Woman, 32, strips naked at a Dunkin' Donuts after dare that was part of pledge to join dance troupe


A West Palm Beach woman was arrested over the weekend after police found her sitting completely naked outside of a Dunkin' Donuts in Greenacres, Florida. Shakara Martin. 32. told officers from the Greenacres Department of Public Safety she had gotten ...

Greenacres, Florida Vacation Rentals


Greenacres, Florida offers great vacation house rental and home rental-by-owner deals for the knowledgeable traveler. No matter what budget or level of comfort you seek in your holiday to Greenacres, FL, there's surely a great local vacation home rental ...

Adept and reliable locksmith services


Many of us realize the importance of our keys only when they are lost or misplaced. In fact coming home to find your doors locked and your spouse gone with the other set of keys can be quite irritatin…

Roadhouse Grill is no more in Greenacres; sleek Wendy’s coming soon


The closed Roadhouse Grill on Jog Road will be the site of a new Wendy’s. (Kevin D. Thompson/The Palm Beach Post) GREENACRES — The old Roadhouse Grill in Greenacrs Plaza is no more. The 5,535-square…

Greenacres wins gold and silver medals for Let’s Move! initiative


GREENACRES — The National League of Cities recently awarded the city and its mayor, Sam Ferreri, three gold medals and one silver for completing key health and wellness goals for Let’s Move! Cities, T…

Carpenter Greenacres (FL) – Greenacres Carpenters


Carpenter Greenacres (FL) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Greenacres (FL). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Greenacres, Florida work with, builds and fixes items and structu…

Annual ‘Egg’stravaganza’ event coming to Greenacres Saturday


Kids flock around “The Bunny” at the city’s annual Egg’stravaganza event in 2013. The city’s annual “Egg’stravaga nza” is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at Greenacres Community Park on…

Greenacres extends educational scholarship deadline


GREENACRES — The city has extended the deadline for its Educational Scholarship program to April 10. The city plans to award five $1,500 scholarships, with one being awarded to an applicant who is an…

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Oscar winning film ‘Still Alice’ to be discussed at Greenacres assisted living facility


Julianne Moore plays a linguistics professor who is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s in the film, “Still Alice.” GREENACRES — Pacifica Senior Living, an assisted living facility on Jog Road, wi…

Hear ye, hear ye: Greenacres City Attorney to retire


City Attorney Pam Terranova GREENACRES — City Attorney Pam Terranova plans to retire, effective Aug. 5. In a letter dated March 13, Terranova, who has worked as the city’s on-call attorney for 21 ye…

The city policy two Greenacres council members want abolished


Councilwoman Judy Dugo wants to abolish a policy that doesn’t allow council members to talk to city employees about city workers without the city manager’s permission. GREENACRES — Since 1997, the ci…




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Giving Every Young Person in GREENACRES FLORIDA a Path to Reach Their Potential

Our nation’s most basic duty is to ensure that every child has the chance to fulfill his or her potential. This isn’t the responsibility of one individual or one neighborhood: it’s up to all of us to pave these paths of opportunity so that young people — regardless of where they grow up — can get ahead in life and achieve their dreams.

That’s why My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is such an important initiative. Launched by President Obama last year, MBK brings communities together to ensure that all youth — including boys and young men of color — can overcome barriers to success and improve their lives. I got to see this work up close during a recent trip to Oakland, California. I joined Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Council President Lynette McElhaney, and other stakeholders for a conversation about efforts that are making a difference in the lives of local youth.

One of the participants was a teenager named Edwin Manzano. The son of a hard-working single parent, Edwin found encouragement and support at the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC). Thanks in part to the academic and mentoring services offered by the EOYDC, Edwin will become the first member of his family to attend college when he begins his studies this fall at San Francisco State University.

Edwin is grateful for the opportunities that EOYDC afforded him. “Everyone needs a support system,” he says. That’s true whether you are a teenager or HUD Secretary. I was lucky when I was growing up on the West Side of San Antonio. Although it was a modest community in terms of resources, it was rich with folks who took an interest in my future. I had family members, teachers — and even policymakers — who paved a path that allowed me and other young people like me to succeed.

Unfortunately, not every child is as fortunate. That’s why My Brother’s Keeper is so close to my heart. The future of every young person in America should be determined by their heart, their mind and their work ethic. It should never be determined by their zip code.

In Oakland, I talked with 17 young people who have big hopes and aspirations for the future. It’s in our nation’s interest to help them achieve their goals. And we’re committed to doing our part at HUD.

For example, we’ve introduced a Jobs-Plus pilot program that will provide public housing residents in eight cities with intensive employment training, rent incentives and community building focused on work and economic self-sufficiency.

We’re also working on a broadband initiative to ensure that students living in HUD-assisted households will benefit from the life-changing opportunities available through high-speed internet. This project will provide the access to online resources that young people need to succeed in the 21st century global economy.

On the housing front, we expect the recent expansion of our Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) initiative to aid HUD-assisted properties in raising billions of dollars in private sector investment — funding that will be used to secure our nation’s affordable housing future. And recently, our Federal Housing Administration lowered its Mortgage Insurance Premiums to make homeownership more affordable for responsible families, helping them put down roots and build wealth for the future.

But I know HUD alone won’t solve the issues facing America’s youth. These challenges require our Department to maintain longstanding, effective partnerships with other federal agencies and key stakeholders. Most importantly, President Obama understands that My Brother’s Keeper will only succeed if local leaders take his call to action into their own hands.

Folks in Oakland are stepping up to answer this call. During the Community Conversation, I spoke with leaders from Oakland’s nonprofits, philanthropic institutions, and faith-based organizations that are putting our young people on the path to success. Groups like the East Oakland Youth Development Center, the East Bay Foundation, and the Allen Temple Baptist Church are using promising and proven approaches to make a real difference in their communities.

This kind of work is happening all across the nation and will benefit generations of Americans. We’ve got to keep it going by continuing to support our young people. When they succeed, our nation grows stronger, and our future becomes brighter. And by giving everyone an opportunity to reach their goals, we can ensure that the 21st century is another American century.

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The Guardian and a warning to GREENACRES FLORIDA: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

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Protect Your Business in GREENACRES FLORIDA from Spring Weather Threats

This winter has been particularly harsh for businesses in the northeast and parts of the southern U.S., as record snowfalls and frigid temperatures forced many companies to close their doors for several days.

Many parts of the country are bracing for possible spring floods that may follow when the snow melts. Meanwhile, April through June is the peak time for tornadoes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The Southeast, Midwest, the Gulf States and the South Central region are particularly vulnerable to these dangerous windstorms.

Now is a good time to make a plan to protect your clients, customers and your business for the threats caused by spring storms and floods. Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery on Tuesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. EDT for a free webinar on best practices for mitigating spring weather risks. These preparedness tips are based on real-life recovery experiences from business owners.

The SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org to access previous webinars and for additional preparedness tips.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov/disaster.

WHAT: “Preparing for Severe Spring Weather” - A presentation from Agility CEO Bob Boyd, followed by a question and answer session.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 2 –3 p.m. EDT
HOW:

Space is limited. Register at http://agil.me/springprepsba

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