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Frank Cerabino

Metro columnist for The Post since 1991.

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Cerabino: Palm Beach runs the marathon out of town, naturally
 It’s understandable why Palm Beach is banning the area’s annual marathon from including a 1.2-mile stretch of the race within town limits. “It’s not in the interest, I think, of our residents,” Town Council member Bobbie Lindsay explained at meeting this week. “It’s a small town. It’s quiet...

Posted: 10 hours ago

It’s understandable why Palm Beach is banning the area’s annual marathon from including a 1.2-mile stretch of the race within town limits. “It’s not in the interest, I think, of our residents,” Town Council member Bobbie Lindsay explained at meeting this week. “It’s a small town. It’s quiet...
Cerabino: Florida candidate blunders into major issue with diploma
 Melissa Howard decided to end her campaign for the Florida House on Tuesday due to her amazing knack for incompetent dishonesty. It’s too bad. While dishonesty is widely viewed as an unattractive trait for someone seeking elected office, incompetent dishonesty could actually be an asset. If you’re too careless to be...

Posted: 2 days ago

Melissa Howard decided to end her campaign for the Florida House on Tuesday due to her amazing knack for incompetent dishonesty. It’s too bad. While dishonesty is widely viewed as an unattractive trait for someone seeking elected office, incompetent dishonesty could actually be an asset. If you’re too careless to be...
Cerabino: Trump’s talk of a Space Force is a launching of merchandise
 News item: The Trump administration ramped up its call for a sixth branch of the military, called Space Force, to protect America from attacks launched from outer space. *** Space Force merchandise! Now, it makes sense. This is the zero-gravity version of Trump University. “President Trump wants a SPACE FORCE — a ground breaking...

Posted: 3 days ago

News item: The Trump administration ramped up its call for a sixth branch of the military, called Space Force, to protect America from attacks launched from outer space. *** Space Force merchandise! Now, it makes sense. This is the zero-gravity version of Trump University. “President Trump wants a SPACE FORCE — a ground breaking...
Cerabino: Florida Dems running for governor running after Graham
 If you were lucky enough to miss the fifth and final debate among the five Democrats running for Florida governor, fear not. I have a condensed recap of this hour-long event featuring Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum, former Miami Beach mayor Philip Levine, Palm Beach businessman Jeff Greene, former North Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham...

Posted: 13 days ago

If you were lucky enough to miss the fifth and final debate among the five Democrats running for Florida governor, fear not. I have a condensed recap of this hour-long event featuring Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum, former Miami Beach mayor Philip Levine, Palm Beach businessman Jeff Greene, former North Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham...
Cerabino: Palm Beach County Schools has your name, but not your number
 The Palm Beach County School Board is considering streamlining its school-naming policy to allow wealthy, living individuals to have schools named after them in exchange for a “significant contribution.” These “legacy naming rights” would replace a policy that gives the school’s advisory council (SAC) a...

Posted: 14 days ago

The Palm Beach County School Board is considering streamlining its school-naming policy to allow wealthy, living individuals to have schools named after them in exchange for a “significant contribution.” These “legacy naming rights” would replace a policy that gives the school’s advisory council (SAC) a...
Cerabino: Finding a companion program to doggie crackdown at Publix
 The CAVE Society applauds Publix for its new signs aimed at keeping most dogs out of the supermarkets. We Citizens Against Virtually Everything have been annoyed by the gradual inclusion of canines into the shopping experience, especially those transported in baby strollers or infant harnesses. These dogs are almost never service animals...

Posted: 15 days ago

The CAVE Society applauds Publix for its new signs aimed at keeping most dogs out of the supermarkets. We Citizens Against Virtually Everything have been annoyed by the gradual inclusion of canines into the shopping experience, especially those transported in baby strollers or infant harnesses. These dogs are almost never service animals...
Cerabino: Blue-green algae bloom creates a fishing hole in Stuart
 Irony alert: This summer’s algae bloom shut down the Stuart office of Florida Sportsman magazine, a publication that celebrates fishing in the state’s waters. “The algae started coming in late June, and then it just grew in the water,” said David Conway, the magazine’s managing editor. The magazine’s office...

Posted: 17 days ago

Irony alert: This summer’s algae bloom shut down the Stuart office of Florida Sportsman magazine, a publication that celebrates fishing in the state’s waters. “The algae started coming in late June, and then it just grew in the water,” said David Conway, the magazine’s managing editor. The magazine’s office...
Cerabino: Judge spoils Florida’s plan to ban early voting on campuses
 Bad news, folks. Your Florida government’s ingenious plan to keep young people from voting hit a snag last week. It came in a ruling from one of those activist federal judges doing a lot of yammering about “the Constitution” or whatever. Sheesh, and it was such a clever plan. As your state leaders know, young people frequently...

Posted: 18 days ago

Bad news, folks. Your Florida government’s ingenious plan to keep young people from voting hit a snag last week. It came in a ruling from one of those activist federal judges doing a lot of yammering about “the Constitution” or whatever. Sheesh, and it was such a clever plan. As your state leaders know, young people frequently...
‘Trump hate’ costs elected official in Palm Beach County her seat
 There’s a vacancy on the board of the Palm Beach Soil and Water Conservation District. I know. I know. Who would ever step down from such a plum post? I mean, it’s the go-to board for wet dirt in the county. We’re not talking about a piddling post on the Indian Trail Improvement District or one of the elected seats on the...

Posted: 21 days ago

There’s a vacancy on the board of the Palm Beach Soil and Water Conservation District. I know. I know. Who would ever step down from such a plum post? I mean, it’s the go-to board for wet dirt in the county. We’re not talking about a piddling post on the Indian Trail Improvement District or one of the elected seats on the...
Cerabino: Florida in spotlight again over its not-so-polite gun laws
 I think science fiction writer Robert Heinlein got it wrong. “An armed society is a polite society,” Heinlein said. It’s a line frequently echoed by gun-rights groups. But we got a good reminder how questionable that assertion is after another “stand your ground” shooting in Florida that has become national news...

Posted: 23 days ago

I think science fiction writer Robert Heinlein got it wrong. “An armed society is a polite society,” Heinlein said. It’s a line frequently echoed by gun-rights groups. But we got a good reminder how questionable that assertion is after another “stand your ground” shooting in Florida that has become national news...
Cerabino: New Florida law on beach access a chance to “sand a message.”
 Going to the beach has never been so political as it is this year in Florida. That’s because the Florida Legislature took a swipe at the longstanding doctrine of “customary use” for beachfront property. The public has always had access rights to the high-water mark on Florida’s shorelines, which is considered state-owned...

Posted: 24 days ago

Going to the beach has never been so political as it is this year in Florida. That’s because the Florida Legislature took a swipe at the longstanding doctrine of “customary use” for beachfront property. The public has always had access rights to the high-water mark on Florida’s shorelines, which is considered state-owned...