Frank Cerabino

Metro columnist for The Post since 1991.

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Cerabino: Our Gov. Scott is a sexual-harassment warrior in training
 Gov. Rick Scott planted his flag this week on the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. He won’t stand for it, no he won’t. “It is absolutely disgusting to hear the numerous accounts of sexual harassment happening across the country,” Scott said. “Everyone deserves to work in an environment that is safe...

Posted: 7 hours ago

Gov. Rick Scott planted his flag this week on the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. He won’t stand for it, no he won’t. “It is absolutely disgusting to hear the numerous accounts of sexual harassment happening across the country,” Scott said. “Everyone deserves to work in an environment that is safe...
Cerabino: My Q&A on texting-and-driving is a moving violation
 News item: State lawmakers are considering a bill that would make Florida join 41 other states that classify texting-while-driving a primary offense, which allows law enforcement officers to stop vehicles and write citations to texting drivers who are not breaking any other traffic laws. Under current Florida law, drivers may be cited for...

Posted: a day ago

News item: State lawmakers are considering a bill that would make Florida join 41 other states that classify texting-while-driving a primary offense, which allows law enforcement officers to stop vehicles and write citations to texting drivers who are not breaking any other traffic laws. Under current Florida law, drivers may be cited for...
Cerabino: Boynton Beach official slaves away in alternative universe
 I don’t agree with most of Cindy Falco-DiCorrado’s political views. For example, I don’t share the Boynton Beach official’s opinion that former President Barack Obama committed treason and should be executed. “First of all, he’s not an American and he’s working for the Muslims,” Falco-DiCorrado...

Posted: 3 days ago

I don’t agree with most of Cindy Falco-DiCorrado’s political views. For example, I don’t share the Boynton Beach official’s opinion that former President Barack Obama committed treason and should be executed. “First of all, he’s not an American and he’s working for the Muslims,” Falco-DiCorrado...
Cerabino: Socking it to West Palm eye doc depends on relative justice
 I wonder if Dean Rockmore is following the sentencing of Dr. Salomon Melgen in West Palm Beach. Rockmore is in Florida’s Everglades Correctional Institution, paying the price for trying to shoplift a $4 pair of socks from a Walmart in DeLand. Dr. Melgen, an ophthalmologist who was once America’s top biller of Medicare-reimbursed...

Posted: 4 days ago

I wonder if Dean Rockmore is following the sentencing of Dr. Salomon Melgen in West Palm Beach. Rockmore is in Florida’s Everglades Correctional Institution, paying the price for trying to shoplift a $4 pair of socks from a Walmart in DeLand. Dr. Melgen, an ophthalmologist who was once America’s top biller of Medicare-reimbursed...
Brightline stimulating South Florida with simulated train service
 I’ve got to hand it to the people at Brightline. They’ve come up with a brilliant move: Simulated train service. I can’t wait to be sitting at a Florida East Coast Railway train crossing in my car waiting for the big moment. Will it be one of those soul-crushing, three-engine freight trains that go on for miles and sometimes...

Posted: 7 days ago

I’ve got to hand it to the people at Brightline. They’ve come up with a brilliant move: Simulated train service. I can’t wait to be sitting at a Florida East Coast Railway train crossing in my car waiting for the big moment. Will it be one of those soul-crushing, three-engine freight trains that go on for miles and sometimes...
Cerabino: Tough for Riviera Beach mayor to stay step ahead of repo man
 The Sunshine Law is turning out to be very inconvenient for the mayor of Riviera Beach. Florida’s open government law requires notice for all public meetings, letting anybody know where and when they will be held. For Mayor Thomas Masters, this just means tipping off the repo man. Masters had his 2014 Subaru repossessed during an October...

Posted: 8 days ago

The Sunshine Law is turning out to be very inconvenient for the mayor of Riviera Beach. Florida’s open government law requires notice for all public meetings, letting anybody know where and when they will be held. For Mayor Thomas Masters, this just means tipping off the repo man. Masters had his 2014 Subaru repossessed during an October...
Renew health insurance to Florida’s poor kids? It’s on the back burner
 There are 342,000 Florida children who are waiting for their turn. It hasn’t happened yet. A 20-year-old national program called the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), quietly expired in September, leaving children of the working poor in limbo. The program is run jointly by the federal government and the states, with...

Posted: 11 days ago

There are 342,000 Florida children who are waiting for their turn. It hasn’t happened yet. A 20-year-old national program called the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), quietly expired in September, leaving children of the working poor in limbo. The program is run jointly by the federal government and the states, with...
Cerabino: A football game in Boca Raton would be a bowl of cherries
 Big news! We’ve landed The Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl here in Palm Beach County. I know what you’re thinking. In college football bowl games named in the category of pucker-worthy fruit, this is quite a catch. I mean, we can’t all land the pomegranate. And so much of the citrus is already taken. And who...

Posted: 14 days ago

Big news! We’ve landed The Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl here in Palm Beach County. I know what you’re thinking. In college football bowl games named in the category of pucker-worthy fruit, this is quite a catch. I mean, we can’t all land the pomegranate. And so much of the citrus is already taken. And who...
Cerabino: War on Men overshadowing War on Christmas this year
 I’m worried that the parade of men in entertainment, the media and politics who are being dragged into the public square as sexual transgressors will never end, and as a result, we will miss enjoying the annual rite of “The War on Christmas.” This would be a shame. I look forward to “The War on Christmas&rdquo...

Posted: 15 days ago

I’m worried that the parade of men in entertainment, the media and politics who are being dragged into the public square as sexual transgressors will never end, and as a result, we will miss enjoying the annual rite of “The War on Christmas.” This would be a shame. I look forward to “The War on Christmas&rdquo...
Know your tax plan. Take the quiz and deduce who the big winners are
 Gather round, kids. It’s time to test your knowledge of the sweeping new tax proposals afoot, which already have been approved by the Republican-led House of Representatives and are being weighed this week by the U.S. Senate. With a permanent deep cut in the corporate tax rate that cost $1 trillion — about two-thirds...

Posted: 17 days ago

Gather round, kids. It’s time to test your knowledge of the sweeping new tax proposals afoot, which already have been approved by the Republican-led House of Representatives and are being weighed this week by the U.S. Senate. With a permanent deep cut in the corporate tax rate that cost $1 trillion — about two-thirds...
Boca Raton’s mayor and the ethics of hiding behind your spouse
 I’ve got some free advice for Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie. Abandon the “It’s not me; it’s my husband” defense. It’s been done before. Doesn’t work. Haynie got caught playing footsie with Boca’s biggest developer. Hey, it happens. This is Boca. Becoming the Kendall of Palm Beach County doesn&rsquo...

Posted: 18 days ago

I’ve got some free advice for Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie. Abandon the “It’s not me; it’s my husband” defense. It’s been done before. Doesn’t work. Haynie got caught playing footsie with Boca’s biggest developer. Hey, it happens. This is Boca. Becoming the Kendall of Palm Beach County doesn&rsquo...