Monthly Archives: June 2016

Fort Pierce cracking down on downtown parking; are meters next?

By Keona Gardner of TCPalm FORT PIERCE — The city will start enforcing two-hour on-street parking in downtown while officials consider a consultant’s recommendation for installing parking meters. The City Commission, however — in a three-hour meeting Wednesday — made … Continue reading

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Thumb Up: Federal help for Fort Pierce Police

By Editorial Board NEW PERSPECTIVE: Fort Pierce Police Chief Diane Hobley-Burney has enlisted the help of the U.S. Department of Justice to evaluate her department and determine whether it qualifies for federal assistance for agencies with “significant law enforcement-related issues.” … Continue reading

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Fort Pierce Islamic Center asking St. Lucie County Sheriff for extra security after recent threats

FORT PIERCE, Fla. – Bedar Bakht, a volunteer at the Islamic Center of Ft. Pierce, knows his building has been the center of attention, but for all the wrong reasons. “When you’re standing outside, people will drive by,” he says. … Continue reading

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Fort Pierce Police chief asks Dept. of Justice for help

The Fort Pierce police chief is asking for help to improve her agency’s relationship with the community. Chief  Diane Hobley-Burney is asking for the Department of Justice to determine if her department qualifies for the  “Federal Collaborative Reform Initiative.” Download … Continue reading

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Fort Pierce woman with foul living quarters charged with child neglect

By Nicole Wiesenthal of TCPalm ST. LUCIE COUNTY — A Fort Pierce woman was arrested after St. Lucie County deputies found mice in her home, dead cockroaches in her refrigerator and a dirty mattress in the children’s room, according to … Continue reading

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What makes the foodie scene in Fort Pierce so appealing? | Rank

By Maureen Kenyon of TCPalm Readers recently voted Fort Pierce as having one of the top foodie scenes on the Treasure Coast. We’d like to know, though, why is Fort Pierce’s foodie scene so appealing? Is it because many restaurants … Continue reading

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St. Lucie to host vehicle registration processing seminar

By Contributed Report FORT PIERCE — The St. Lucie County Tax Collector’s Office will host a free motor vehicle title and registration processing seminar with instructor S. Allen Monello, D.P.A., to inform local dealers of motorist services requirements and changes … Continue reading

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Paid parking might return to Fort Pierce | Map

By Keona Gardner of TCPalm FORT PIERCE — How much would people pay to park in downtown or the beach area — $1? $1.50? $1.75? A Tampa consultant recommends the city install parking meters in high-traffic areas downtown and near … Continue reading

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Fort Pierce Police chief seeks help from Department of Justice to reform department

By Nicole Rodriguez of TCPalm FORT PIERCE — Police Chief Diane Hobley-Burney has enlisted the help of the U.S. Department of Justice to reform her agency, which is long known for internal turmoil and a strained relationship with citizens of … Continue reading

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Ousted Fort Pierce mayor candidate vows to press his case in court

By Keona Gardner of TCPalm FORT PIERCE — James Britt has only one course of action after failing to qualify in the mayor’s race: He can go to court. The retired Marine qualified Friday morning for the mayor’s race and … Continue reading

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