Mary Jo Tierney

After Being Gone Much of the Summer

By | 2018-07-02T17:25:02+00:00 August 29th, 2016|

After being away much of the summer, I was pleasantly surprised when I returned and saw all of the makeovers and new projects underway. On South Beach, the Square Grouper restaurant, with a beautiful view of the Fort Pierce Inlet, is almost complete. Across the street, the new Oculina Bank will open in mid-September.   And [...]

Losing Faith In The System

By | 2016-07-15T15:29:13+00:00 June 26th, 2015|

So the state legislature went home without funding the purchase of Big Sugar property, the Fort Pierce city commission admitted it was only after the money when  it annexed Sunrise Ford and other businesses along U.S.1.  And State Sen. Joe Negron has vowed to bring back a bill that would limit the number of students who can [...]

Save Our Lagoon!

By | 2018-07-02T17:25:02+00:00 March 6th, 2015|

I recently noticed the Fort Pierce News Tribune added a new meter to its editorial page. The Tribune, as well as other Treasure Coast Scripps newspapers, is counting down the days that the State Legislature has to purchase 46,800 acres of U.S. Sugar property at a price that was set in 2008. This is not [...]

The Boom On US 1

By | 2016-07-15T15:38:04+00:00 January 14th, 2015|

While there has been much talk about the taxpayer subsidized Digital Domain building and TorreyPines Research Center,  little has been said about the building boom along dealer row in St. Lucie County,which is expected to add jobs and significantly increase the property tax base----all without one cent of taxpayer money. Garber Buick GMC of Fort [...]