Frank Cerabino

Metro columnist for The Post since 1991.

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Cerabino: Florida’s NRA mouthpiece reaches for a silencer
 Florida’s chief NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer is standing her ground in a whole new way. This month, the 79-year-old grandmother and the guiding hand of permissive gun legislation in Florida for decades, filed a 129-page federal lawsuit that is mostly a compilation of the bitter, profane and sometimes threatening emails she received after...

Posted: 8 hours ago

Florida’s chief NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer is standing her ground in a whole new way. This month, the 79-year-old grandmother and the guiding hand of permissive gun legislation in Florida for decades, filed a 129-page federal lawsuit that is mostly a compilation of the bitter, profane and sometimes threatening emails she received after...
Cerabino: Weak on borders? Letting the Canadians stay in Florida
 I know the news has been crazy lately, and the last thing you need right now is one more bizarre news story, but that’s why I’m here. It turns out Florida’s two U.S. senators, Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson, have put aside their political differences to co-sponsor a bill that would allow older Canadians to vacation in Florida...

Posted: a day ago

I know the news has been crazy lately, and the last thing you need right now is one more bizarre news story, but that’s why I’m here. It turns out Florida’s two U.S. senators, Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson, have put aside their political differences to co-sponsor a bill that would allow older Canadians to vacation in Florida...
Cerabino: Dear Prez Trump: There’s a Florida angle to judging Putin
 More good news from the Trump-Putin summit. Remember the video simulation that Russia unveiled four months ago? It showed what purported to be a new long-range Sarmat cruise missile that Russian president Vladimir Putin called “invincible.” The video simulation showed a shower of these nuclear missiles raining down on South...

Posted: 3 days ago

More good news from the Trump-Putin summit. Remember the video simulation that Russia unveiled four months ago? It showed what purported to be a new long-range Sarmat cruise missile that Russian president Vladimir Putin called “invincible.” The video simulation showed a shower of these nuclear missiles raining down on South...
Racial slurs in Florida’s courts are thing of the past, the past month
 It was shocking to be reminded of the word “moolie” again. It has been probably 40 years since I heard that well-worn racial slur being spoken. If you grew up in an Italian-American community in Long Island, like I did, you heard it a lot. Moolie is a slang version of “mulignan”, which is itself a permutation of the...

Posted: 4 days ago

It was shocking to be reminded of the word “moolie” again. It has been probably 40 years since I heard that well-worn racial slur being spoken. If you grew up in an Italian-American community in Long Island, like I did, you heard it a lot. Moolie is a slang version of “mulignan”, which is itself a permutation of the...
Water bottle fight at condo pool a drop in bucket to larger conflict
 South Florida condominium disputes are rarely about one thing. It might look like there’s a fight over some specific issue, but dig deeper, and a rich history of conflict awaits. That’s the case at Abbey Village in suburban Delray Beach, where for five years, resident Bruce Petricca, 60, has been fighting to allow his 86-year-old...

Posted: 7 days ago

South Florida condominium disputes are rarely about one thing. It might look like there’s a fight over some specific issue, but dig deeper, and a rich history of conflict awaits. That’s the case at Abbey Village in suburban Delray Beach, where for five years, resident Bruce Petricca, 60, has been fighting to allow his 86-year-old...
Cerabino: A dark cloud appears over the rainbow flag of Lake Worth
 There’s a wrinkle in the tolerance force field in Lake Worth. This is shocking. Lake Worth is arguably the most LGBTQ-friendly city in Palm Beach County. Lake Worth claims the highest percentage of same-sex households in the state. It’s the headquarters for the Compass Community Center, the area’s comprehensive LGBTQ resource...

Posted: 8 days ago

There’s a wrinkle in the tolerance force field in Lake Worth. This is shocking. Lake Worth is arguably the most LGBTQ-friendly city in Palm Beach County. Lake Worth claims the highest percentage of same-sex households in the state. It’s the headquarters for the Compass Community Center, the area’s comprehensive LGBTQ resource...
Cerabino: Legal abortion in Florida? Ask the women.
 We should all agree right now — before we get too deep into the political morass — that Florida’s women ought to decide this one. No men, just women. It’s the right thing to do. I’m talking about abortion. The retirement of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who has been the swing vote keeping the...

Posted: 10 days ago

We should all agree right now — before we get too deep into the political morass — that Florida’s women ought to decide this one. No men, just women. It’s the right thing to do. I’m talking about abortion. The retirement of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who has been the swing vote keeping the...
Cerabino: Florida must switch to other side of breast-feeding issue
 Florida’s going to have to crack down on breast-feeding. We’ve been way too progressive in lactation matters, and now find ourselves glaringly out of step with the country’s new efforts to elevate industry-produced baby formula over mothers milk. Over the weekend, U.S. officials reversed 40 years of scientific consensus...

Posted: 11 days ago

Florida’s going to have to crack down on breast-feeding. We’ve been way too progressive in lactation matters, and now find ourselves glaringly out of step with the country’s new efforts to elevate industry-produced baby formula over mothers milk. Over the weekend, U.S. officials reversed 40 years of scientific consensus...
Cerabino: Shamed columnist finds readers’ cold commentary a dying art
 Notes from hell; Volume 102: *** — Faith Campbell Dear Faith: It’s a great honor to know that I rank higher than the death notices, and also the photos of the dead. I often wonder where I fit in among readers. Usually, they tell me I’m somewhere between the crossword puzzle and the comics. And almost always being read...

Posted: 21 days ago

Notes from hell; Volume 102: *** — Faith Campbell Dear Faith: It’s a great honor to know that I rank higher than the death notices, and also the photos of the dead. I often wonder where I fit in among readers. Usually, they tell me I’m somewhere between the crossword puzzle and the comics. And almost always being read...
Rob Hiaasen: An exemplary life, a violent death in Annapolis
 No, not Rob. I spent a few hours Thursday afternoon telling myself not to imagine that the gunman who blasted his way into the Capital Gazette newsroom killed my old friend, Rob. Of all people. Not Rob. Not a man who’s way too gentle and kind to deserve a violent death at the hands of a deranged gunman. Rob Hiaasen was one of my first...

Posted: 22 days ago

No, not Rob. I spent a few hours Thursday afternoon telling myself not to imagine that the gunman who blasted his way into the Capital Gazette newsroom killed my old friend, Rob. Of all people. Not Rob. Not a man who’s way too gentle and kind to deserve a violent death at the hands of a deranged gunman. Rob Hiaasen was one of my first...
Cerabino: Finding an exit strategy for human hood ornaments on I-95
 It’s hard to rise to the top when the category is Doing Something Stupid on I-95. There is such a rich history in South Florida, and so many worthy contenders for the title, that to come up with a fresh form of stupidity is nearly impossible. Nearly. Not completely. As was proved last weekend when Patresha Isidore,24, of Lauderhill...

Posted: 22 days ago

It’s hard to rise to the top when the category is Doing Something Stupid on I-95. There is such a rich history in South Florida, and so many worthy contenders for the title, that to come up with a fresh form of stupidity is nearly impossible. Nearly. Not completely. As was proved last weekend when Patresha Isidore,24, of Lauderhill...