What you need to know about Florida today
› Riviera Beach council to vote on spending $29 million to attract waterfront redevelopment
Saying they want to build “the downtown Riviera Beach does not have,” supporters of a $250 million plan to revitalize the city’s waterfront will bring their proposal Wednesday to the city council and community redevelopment agency for approval.
› FCAT writing: Are students ready for tougher scoring?
This year, students need to write well by the new, tougher standards, which include more focus on spelling and grammar and more attention to logical arguments and relevant details.
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› Hialeah sugar firm Banah files for bankruptcy
A sugar processing company that brought hype to Hialeah after it moved into a 300,000-square-foot space last July — promising to hire up to 300 workers — has filed for bankruptcy protection. The company’s move to its new headquarters even prompted Miami-Dade County to rename a stretch of Southeast 10th Avenue “Banah Sweet Way” in honor of the company.
› Insurer settles lawsuit against West Palm Beach surgery center
An insurance giant’s fight against a local orthopedic surgery center, its doctors and administrators over accusations that they wrongly drove up their costs has ended with a settlement in the tens of millions, according to sources close to the case.
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