Frank Cerabino

Metro columnist for The Post since 1991.

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Cerabino: After Hurricane Irma, nobody asking for less government
 The deaths of eight elderly residents inside a powerless South Florida nursing home are bound to become one of the stories of Hurricane Irma that will linger. Dangerously high temperatures at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills from the loss of air conditioning in the nursing home is believed to have led to the deaths as...

Posted: 7 days ago

The deaths of eight elderly residents inside a powerless South Florida nursing home are bound to become one of the stories of Hurricane Irma that will linger. Dangerously high temperatures at the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills from the loss of air conditioning in the nursing home is believed to have led to the deaths as...
After Irma, look for sign at Lake Worth dive bar for normalcy’s return
 Here’s a sign that things are getting back to normal. “I’m getting a truck today to put up our sign again,” Lou Destout told me Thursday morning. Destout runs Harry’s Banana Farm, Lake Worth’s oldest bar. Destout is the unofficial bard of North Dixie Highway, and for decades the sign outside Harry&rsquo...

Posted: 8 days ago

Here’s a sign that things are getting back to normal. “I’m getting a truck today to put up our sign again,” Lou Destout told me Thursday morning. Destout runs Harry’s Banana Farm, Lake Worth’s oldest bar. Destout is the unofficial bard of North Dixie Highway, and for decades the sign outside Harry&rsquo...
Etiquette questions for South Florida in Hurricane Irma’s wake
 Ask Mr. Hurricane Manners, South Florida’s foremost storm etiquette advice columnist: Q — I’ve experienced an ethical dilemma in the lines for gasoline before and after Hurricane Irma. Some stations leave only one entrance open, making all traffic to the pumps come from a single direction. This makes so much sense....

Posted: 9 days ago

Ask Mr. Hurricane Manners, South Florida’s foremost storm etiquette advice columnist: Q — I’ve experienced an ethical dilemma in the lines for gasoline before and after Hurricane Irma. Some stations leave only one entrance open, making all traffic to the pumps come from a single direction. This makes so much sense....
Cerabino: Scenes of sadness, sharing in a Boca Raton shelter
 *** It’s nearly dark in the cafeteria. Only a faint ring of lights on the ceiling illuminate the floor, which is packed with humanity. Young families with toddlers, homeless men with freshly-provided clothing, retirees sprawled on makeshift bedding on the floor. We’re all here, roughing it as best we can in this refuge of last...

Posted: 12 days ago

*** It’s nearly dark in the cafeteria. Only a faint ring of lights on the ceiling illuminate the floor, which is packed with humanity. Young families with toddlers, homeless men with freshly-provided clothing, retirees sprawled on makeshift bedding on the floor. We’re all here, roughing it as best we can in this refuge of last...
Cerabino: Hurricane Irma’s worst-case-scenario to bring out best in us
 We have come to a defining moment. Wishes, hopes and denial are behind us now, as the slow approach of Hurricane Irma, a storm big enough to swallow the whole state of Florida, appears to be ready to do just that. These storms usually turn away in the Atlantic, as Hurricane Matthew did last year. Or even when they hit us, they can&rsquo...

Posted: 14 days ago

We have come to a defining moment. Wishes, hopes and denial are behind us now, as the slow approach of Hurricane Irma, a storm big enough to swallow the whole state of Florida, appears to be ready to do just that. These storms usually turn away in the Atlantic, as Hurricane Matthew did last year. Or even when they hit us, they can&rsquo...
Hurricane Irma meets Hurricane Limbaugh in battle of the mighty winds
 Rush Limbaugh needs to be given special permission to ride out Hurricane Irma from his home in Palm Beach. While every other resident on the barrier island will be told to relocate inland, the radio talk-show host ought to be given permission to demonstrate his theory that Irma is part of an elaborate “deep state” plot to further...

Posted: 15 days ago

Rush Limbaugh needs to be given special permission to ride out Hurricane Irma from his home in Palm Beach. While every other resident on the barrier island will be told to relocate inland, the radio talk-show host ought to be given permission to demonstrate his theory that Irma is part of an elaborate “deep state” plot to further...
Hurricane Irma: Six tips for Trump to be more presidential in Florida
 Dear President Trump: With Hurricane Irma nearing the Florida coast, you may be a getting a mulligan to display your presidential demeanor and leadership in the wake of a hurricane. And so this would be a good time to review your response to Hurricane Harvey in Texas and fine-tune your actions should you have to come to Florida after...

Posted: 17 days ago

Dear President Trump: With Hurricane Irma nearing the Florida coast, you may be a getting a mulligan to display your presidential demeanor and leadership in the wake of a hurricane. And so this would be a good time to review your response to Hurricane Harvey in Texas and fine-tune your actions should you have to come to Florida after...
Wrong numbers focus of Florida Highway Patrol’s ticket-quota scandal
 I’m having a hard time getting worked up about the ticket-quota scandal unfolding in the Florida Highway Patrol. It started this summer with an email written by FHP Maj. Mark Welch. He explained that he expected his troopers patrolling an eight-county section of North Florida, including Interstate 10, to ticket motorists at...

Posted: 21 days ago

I’m having a hard time getting worked up about the ticket-quota scandal unfolding in the Florida Highway Patrol. It started this summer with an email written by FHP Maj. Mark Welch. He explained that he expected his troopers patrolling an eight-county section of North Florida, including Interstate 10, to ticket motorists at...
Opera singer turned Palm Beaches real estate leader hits right notes
 Singing opera is a lot like selling real estate. If you don’t believe me, ask John Slivon, the new head of the Realtors of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale. (I guess there’s another group of Realtors who represents the lesser parts of Fort Lauderdale.) Anyway, Slivon, 49, started selling real estate to make ends...

Posted: 21 days ago

Singing opera is a lot like selling real estate. If you don’t believe me, ask John Slivon, the new head of the Realtors of the Palm Beaches and Greater Fort Lauderdale. (I guess there’s another group of Realtors who represents the lesser parts of Fort Lauderdale.) Anyway, Slivon, 49, started selling real estate to make ends...
Cerabino: Under Trump, local cops stock up on the weapons of war
 I’m not sure how much military weaponry our local law enforcement agencies need anymore. One of the byproducts of constant war is that it creates excess weaponry that is no longer employed against our foreign enemies. The solution for the last two decades has been to give these implements of war to local agencies to use against American...

Posted: 23 days ago

I’m not sure how much military weaponry our local law enforcement agencies need anymore. One of the byproducts of constant war is that it creates excess weaponry that is no longer employed against our foreign enemies. The solution for the last two decades has been to give these implements of war to local agencies to use against American...
Cerabino: A single solution for Florida’s citrus and golf woes
 When people think of Florida, the image of a golf course or a citrus grove often comes to mind. After all, the generic state license plate features two oranges. Or if you prefer, you can opt for a specialty plate that shows a silhouetted golfer with the words “Florida: Golf Capital of the World.” But the truth is that while citrus...

Posted: 25 days ago

When people think of Florida, the image of a golf course or a citrus grove often comes to mind. After all, the generic state license plate features two oranges. Or if you prefer, you can opt for a specialty plate that shows a silhouetted golfer with the words “Florida: Golf Capital of the World.” But the truth is that while citrus...