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Friday, March 7, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Friday, March 7, 2014

Hello Headliners!!! Today would have been the 139th birthday of Maurice Ravel, had he not had the misfortune to die in 1937. He was quite fond of the Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear:
Let's get right to today's Headlines Du Jour:

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Thursday, March 6, 2014

It's Second Banana Day, a holiday just made up to commemorate Ed McMahon's 91st birthday. Among the Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear:

It's time for today's Headlines Du Jour:

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Is Trolleygate Headed For An Out-Of-Court Settlement?

Before the meeting of the Coconut Village Council got underway
The February 25th Coconut Grove Village Council purred along nicely until the agenda item of Trolleygate. That's when the wheels fell off the meeting's diesel bus. Residents broke Robert's Rules of Order to talk out-of-turn, denouncing the proposed settlement concerning the non-conforming diesel bus maintenance garage on Douglas Road that contravenes not only the Miami 21 plan, but also the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Such was the outrage that the committee presenting the report had to remind the residents that they were just messengers.

So confident are all the parties that an agreement is possible, that they've requested a 60-day freeze in all legal proceedings to see if they can all get on the bus. Based on the anger expressed at the Village Council Meeting, it may be an uphill climb on a rough road to a negotiated settlement.

Headlines Du Jour ► Wednesday, March 5, 2014

In order to best celebrate Dean Stockwell's 78th birthday, let's take some look at Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear:
Let's get right to today's Headlines Du Jour:

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Tuesday, March 4, 2014

'Merkins all over the world will gather on street corners today to celebrate Shemp Howard's birthday. They will also pour over the Headlines Du Jour of yesteryear:
Now, let's get to today's Headlines Du Jour:

Monday, March 3, 2014

Headlines Du Jour ► Monday, March 3, 2014

As we celebrate the birthday of Canadian inventor Alexander Graham Bell, let's take a quick look at a cosmic coincidence: on the 38th anniversary of Bell's birth, AT&T was incorporated in 1885. Some of the other Headlines Du Jour from yesteryear include:

Now let's take a look at today's Headlines Du Jour:

Sunday, March 2, 2014

If It's News, It's News To The Coconut Grove Grapevine

Let's have a Tomversation, Tom.
Longtime followers of Not Now Silly can attest, I have been trying to Save the E.W.F. Stirrup House for more than 5 years.

Back in 2009 I tried to get Tom Falco, publisher of the Coconut Grove Grapevine, to help me. We engaged in a series of emails that went south really quickly. I explained my background. Then I offered my early opinion (which has only grown after researching more history) that much of what happens in West Grove is informed by Systemic Racism, I received the following reply from Falco, grammar, lack of punctuation, and misspellings unretouched:
[8/31/2009] Well some of the residents on the block are to blame too.

The first house was given over $700,000 by the city in grant money to renovate and the owner painted it white and took off.

Other areas were to be an arts district, but someone involved and part of the black community bought up all the land cheap and then tried to sell it to the artist for exhorbatant prices, so they just walked away.

You were wrong to place this on the facebook page it is off topic and really if you want to be taken seriously you need to do it by not spamming places. It makes you look unprofessional and people won't take you seriously.

I do since I have done stories on the subject, but it is best to try to spreaed your info the proper way, and spamming blogs and facebook is not the proper way.

I'm just sayin.. Also it wasn't "Whitie" who scammed the artists, it was the black something initiative that screwed the hood.

Tom Falco