‘Just So You Know’
Each week, come here to hear our community leaders share their views on what's happening, what's right and wrong, and how to get to plus. Just so you know, as Judge Rodgers used to say.
Judge Edward Rodgers was the first black judge in the state of Florida when he was named in 1977 to the Circuit Court in Palm Beach County. He has been many other firsts--the first black city attorney in Riviera Beach, for example, and in Palm Beach County--during his long, rich career in Florida-based jurisprudence. He created the first Civil Drug Court in 1999 in Riviera Beach, where it still operates, and the U.S. Post Office in Riviera Beach was named for him in 2004. Sadly, he died October 20, 2018. He was 91.