Tag: Anthony Suarez
Jackson Soul Food serves the Locka-opa neighborhood. Image via Phillip Pessar/Flickr.

Scott PowersJuly 11, 2017
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Brevard County Commissioner John Tobia‘s local resolution urging Congress to deny statehood to Puerto Rico died for lack of a second Tuesday evening, and then he endured a half-hour of criticism and belittling from residents angry about his proposal. Tobia, a former state representative from Brevard, withstood 10 public speakers – some Puerto Ricans living […]

Scott PowersJune 26, 2017
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5min392
Democratic U.S. Sen. Stephanie Murphy said Monday she intends to introduce legislation that would rework how the federal government provides funding for English as a second language programs, in order to account for incoming Spanish-speaking students from Puerto Rico. Appearing at a Puerto Rico forum in Orlando Monday morning, Murphy, of Winter Park, said the […]

Scott PowersFebruary 3, 2017
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7min380
The social fallout from Puerto Rico’s multi-fasceted financial crisis must be dealt with in more immediate ways in Central Florida where so much of the diaspora is fleeing, a panel of scholars urged key Puerto Rican political leaders in Orlando Friday. Their call for concern for recognizing, assisting, and empowering Puerto Ricans settling by the […]

A.G. GancarskiDecember 5, 2016
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On Friday, Rep. Corrine Brown‘s chief of staff, Ronnie Simmons, filed for a separate trial from Brown in the One Door for Education case. On Monday, Simmons’ lawyer — Anthony Suarez — withdrew the motion. As Lynnsey Gardner of WJXT reported Monday afternoon, Suarez filed a motion to withdraw the previous motion, offering no explanation why. The motion filed Friday was flush with verbiage […]

A.G. GancarskiOctober 25, 2016
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Tuesday’s status conference for Rep. Corrine Brown and her chief of staff, Ronnie Simmons, in a Jacksonville federal court laid out the basic framework for a multi-week trial beginning in April, involving dozens of witnesses, including members of Jacksonville’s donor class. Meanwhile, there seemed to be daylight between strategy and preparation between the lawyers for Brown and Simmons, suggesting […]


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