Mary Jo Tierney

Smack In The Middle

By | February 5th, 2016|

Right smack in the middle of Sunrise Ford’s property  is a culvert that drains polluted water from  the western part of the county into the Indian River Lagoon.   The culvert is part of the North St. Lucie River Water Control District that was established nearly a century ago to drain St. Lucie County’s swampland for [...]

The Summer Shake Down

By | August 29th, 2015|

For me, the summer of 2015 will be known as the summer of the “ shake downs. ”   In my previous blog I wrote about the Fort Pierce City Commission forcing Sunrise Ford, along with several other businesses along U.S.1 south of Midway Road, to annex into the city.   The annexation process included threats of [...]

Losing Faith In The System

By | 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 [...]

WE Love Fort Pierce

By | May 14th, 2015|

As a former reporter who used to cover politics on the Treasure Coast, I try to keep up on what is happening in both the city of Fort Pierce and St. Lucie County. But somehow I overlooked Fort Pierce’s recent moves to annex major commercial corridors into the city. That is, until last week when Sunrise [...]

What Has Tallahassee Been Doing?

By | April 22nd, 2015|

As the Florida Legislative session winds down and it appears there will be no vote on the U.S. Sugar land deal, one wonders what our legislative delegation was doing in Tallahassee the past two months. The hope was that State Sen. Joe Negron could use his political clout to get the money to buy 46,000 [...]

Save Our Lagoon!

By | 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 | 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 [...]

Upcoming Florida Elections

By | October 28th, 2014|

I know most of us are looking forward to November 4th so we can return to a life without the nasty television ads, mailboxes full of campaign literature and the frequent robo calls.  But there was one national political story that caught my attention this week because it indirectly referred to a member of a well [...]

Poindexter Williams

By | June 20th, 2014|

During these dog days of summer, I find myself flipping through the TV stations, listening to the squabbling among the talking heads about what to do in Iraq and alternatively reliving my teenage years with CNN’s series on the Sixties. Vietnam has been featured prominently in both venues.   Will we repeat the mistakes we made [...]

Our Local Boy Scouts And An Update On Previous Issues

By | March 19th, 2014|

For years I quietly shied away from donating to the Boy Scouts of America. Locally, the Boy Scouts consistently received a far greater share of money from larger umbrella charity groups than the Girl Scouts received. On a national level, I strongly disagree with the Boy Scouts' stand to prohibit gays from joining troops or [...]