January, 2013 • Year 2 • Number 001 for news 24/7 go to delraybeachtribune.com Events Featuring new Twist to Honor King’s Dream By CRA News Service The annual celebrations honoring the Rev Martin Luther King Jr. promise to have all the usual markings of a smalltown event – a church service, a breakfast and a walk. But organizers say there will be a new twist – a showcase of local talented youth and a spirit often absent from daily life. “We will be placing an emphasis on our young people this year,” said Lillie Strainge, coordinator of the MLK Jr, Committee. “Along with our youth activities on Saturday, we will have several young people on the program on Sunday.” Monday, Jan. 21, is a national holiday to honor the civil rights leader, who was born on Jan. 15, 1929, and slain April 4, 1968. The winners from the Inaugural South Florida Speak Out! oratorical contest will speak at three events across the city. On Sunday, representatives DELRAY BEACH - The power of the pulpit may become the Delray Beach Police Department’s newest weapon in fighting crime. With five murders and one attempted within a 60-day period – the most deadly two-month stretch in the city’s history - police are reaching out to the clergy to deliver a message that will help Hard Work Pays off for Local Accountant See page 3 Community News SouthCountytoLaunch YellowDOTProgram See page 4 Community News Thefts of Scooters on the Rise, Police say See page 9 Faith Spady Museum Director Charlene Jones; Elrika Richards, president of the Palm Beach Provisional Group of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. with daughters Rayna Richards and Rayven Richards; Group Program Director Whitney Green; Quincy Green and Spady Museum Founder Vera Farrington pose during 2012 MLK breakfast. Photo submitted from houses of worship around the city are expected to hold the annual ecumenical service at St. Paul Episcopal, 188 S. Swinton Ave. Immediately following the service, the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will sponsor a reception in the Atrium. In celebration of the legacy curb violence in particularly troubled neighborhoods. In 2011, there were six homicides in the city. The initiative began recently with a series of closed-door meetings between police top brass and religious leaders. “I want to start a dialog with key people in the community. The churches and our houses of worship provide the type of structure we need in the community,” New Year’s Resolution…Lead Well See page 19 Business and spirit of King, four local speakers will share their insights on his contributions in the areas of education, religion, Boca-based ADT to Bring 120 Jobs to Area See page 8 See page 21 Pastors, Police Join Their Forces to Fight Crime By C. Ron Allen Community News said Capt. Michael Coleman, who commands the detective division. “They can help people put their lives back together and they can also offer opportunities to young people. The clergy is in a position to be seen as honest brokers. They can have the trust of different groups.” There are 38 houses of worship in the 1-square-mile troubled cont. on pg.11 Priscilla Patrick reading the Delray Beach Tribune Send us a picture of you reading The Delray Beach Tribune to email@example.com YOUR CLOSEST NEIGHBOR.