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Al Capellini

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Forbes Mag: South Florida Now a Rotten Place to Retire

    Flickr: Alliance for Retired AmericansDear South Florida elderly: Forbes says you and all your ballot casting friends should head north.​Oh no! We've been dissed by a Forbes list! The magazine popular among rich old people is saying that South Florida is lousy place to be a rich old person. It ran ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009

    Larry Deetjen Puppet Show a Hit in Oak Lawn

    Deetjen​Yes, that Larry Deetjen -- the former Deerfield Beach city manager who was practically joined at the hip with mayor-turned-felony-suspect Al Capellini. Despite rumors that Deetjen would be swooping back around to take his old job back from Mike Mahaney -- Mayor Peggy Noland doesn't like th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Source: It's 'Bout to Get Worse for Noland

    It's been a brutal week (year?) for Deerfield Beach Mayor Peggy Noland, but the weeks to come may bring a new rounds of bad publicity. According to a well-placed source at city hall, a city commissioner is likely to bring a motion at the August 18 meeting censuring Noland for her conduct in the puni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Yay! It's the Day That 90 Percent of Us Don't Vote!

    Finally, the end of the municipal election cycle is upon us. A few races we'll be watching today:In Fort Lauderdale, we've got runoffs in three commission districts, which means that a majority of the city's governing body will be elected today, joining mayor-elect Jack Seiler and Commissioner Charl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Liveblogging the Muni Election

    The brains of the operation 8:31 Welcome to the Juice muni elections liveblog. I will be doing the play-by-play. At my left is the color commentator, a highly flatulent greyhound who somehow managed to cast a ballot (for Al Capellini, natch) and has been flaunting her "My Vote Counted" sticker to al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Voters Done Pretty Good Tonight

    Hey, no pending felons were elected by the voters. In South Florida, that's called progress. Let's run this mf-er down: Davie: Tom Truex lost because Davie voters don't want developers to mess up the nature of the town with The Commons. I called Judy Paul as the winner two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    UPDATED: Herald's McClatchy To Cut 15 Percent, Candidate's Son Arrested For Stealing Capellini Signs

    -- The Deerfield Advocate, which is very quick to post news favorable to disgraced ex-mayor Al Capellini, is reporting that mayoral favorite Peggy Noland's son, firefighter Thomas Noland, was arrested at 3 a.m. for stealing Capellini's campaign signs. And you thought Deerfield couldn't get anymore ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Peggy Noland Denies Son's Involvement in Campaign High Jinks

    Deerfield Beach mayoral candidate Peggy Noland is beating back an 11th hour campaign scandal -- early this morning her son 20-year-old son Thomas, a Deerfield Beach firefighter, was arrested on charges of criminal mischief for stealing campaign signs of ex-Mayor Al Capellini and others.I reached Nol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    Capellini Election Prospects Looking Dim

    This may come as a surprise to those who rely on the Deerfield Beach Dispatch for all their news, but the city's ex-mayor will not be cleared, as that paper predicted in a front-page headline last month. At least, not yet. A Broward judge denied Al Capellini's motion to dismiss did not dismiss the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    Capellini "Not Guilty"? We'll Be The Judge Of That

    Yesterday, the Juice blog published one of the deceptive headlines from one of ex-Deerfield Beach Mayor's Al Capellini's newest propaganda rag, the Deerfield Beach Dispatch. In huge letters, the headline says, "Capellini Cleared." In small letters, between those words are the crucial ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Who Is Al Cap's Mystery Bride?

    Deerfield Beach's ex-mayor, aspiring future mayor, and apparent master of suspense, Al Capellini, says he is marrying some woman. Who? That's for him to know and us to find out. Let's cobble together the clues, shall we?For starters, we can rule out the swimming instructor that Capellini was courtin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Premature Congratulation: Capellini's Paper Gets Scoop on His Innocence

    The Deerfield Beach Dispatch is a thinly veiled propaganda rag allegedly "published as a public service," assuming that what's good for ex-mayor Al Capellini is good for the public. It is not to be confused with another thinly veiled propaganda rag called the Deerfield Beach Observer, which last wee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Ritter's Last Refuge: The Condo Circuit

    When Broward County Mayor Stacy Ritter goes out in public, she feels the eyes on her -- and they're telling her she's on her way to jail. So yesterday afternoon she escaped into the last refuge of any corrupt Broward politician -- the retirement condo circuit. There, as the intrepid Thoma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    [UPDATED] An Off Night for Democracy, Free Press in Deerfield Beach

    UPDATED WITH VIDEO LINKA mayor hit with felony corruption charges; a commissioner booked for the same; a city manager suspended after ordering deputies to remove a commissioner during a public meeting. When it comes to dirty tricks and political theater, Deerfield Beach residents have seen it all. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    Stacy Ritter v. The Miami Herald: Who's Right?

    The Miami Herald broke a story Sunday on Broward County Mayor Stacy Ritter's alleged vote that favored the firm that runs BankAtlantic Center, Arena Operating Co., at the same time her husband was a paid lobbyist for the company. In the story, Ritter admits that she supported the move ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    Boom Times For Bogenschutz

    As the economy goes further into the tank, there's at least one guy in Broward County whose business appears to be thriving like never before: David Bogenschutz, the go-to defense attorney for ethically challenged judges, indicted politicians, and just about anyone else with a high pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2009

    Sun-Sentinel: Corruption Is Suddenly ... Everywhere!

    Jennifer Gollan had a nice little scoop about elected officials' travel that centered on mayors Richard Kaplan, Joy Cooper, and Frank Ortis billing hundreds of dollars to stay at a hotel for a convention in Miami -- all of about 30 miles away. Nothing earth-shattering, but a sweet daily&nb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    There Will Be Blood: Jean Robb to Run for Deerfield Beach Mayor

    In Deerfield Beach, they don't do Democrats and Republicans. Rather, you've got the Indicted Party, which nominated Al Capellini, who resigned as mayor last month after corruption charges were filed against him. And you've got the Nearly Indicted Party, which recently chose Jean Robb as its nominee. ... More >>

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    January 1, 2009
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    December 29, 2008

    Peter Boinis: Help! My City Hall ATM Code Is Not Working.

    Poor, poor Peter Boinis. He's the restaurateur who somehow (*cough-campaign donations-cough*) convinced a few Deerfield Beach commissioners that it was a good idea to lease him its pier for just $150,000 per year so that he could build a restaurant there. A burst of city activism derailed that plan ... More >>

  • News

    December 18, 2008

    Update

    Authorities charge mayor with a crime first reported in New Times

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2007
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    October 4, 2007

    Terrible Trio

    The Wasserstrom conviction should have at least a few pols shaking in fear — but, hey, this is Broward

  • News

    June 7, 2007

    How´s Your Slime IQ?

    Take the Broward Corruption Quiz

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    December 28, 2006

    The Dirty Dozen of 2006

    They're all graced with an ineffable South Florida quality

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    August 3, 2006

    Somebody Listened

    Here's to Ray McKinney. Who is Ray? He's just a retired fellow in Fort Lauderdale who doesn't like corruption. He called me after I wrote stories about Southwest Ranches last year and said he was going to do something about it. Based on the stuff I'd dug up, he filed an ethics complaint based on th ... More >>

  • News

    July 20, 2006

    Mayor Al Quacks Up

    Capellini's a lame duck after New Times investigation, says a commissioner.

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    July 6, 2006

    Mayor Al's Shady Pal

    When you're a politician helping out a felon, it's better not to ask questions.

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    June 8, 2006
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    June 5, 2006

    Deerfield Editor Resigns

    Ever heard of the Deerfield Observer? It's a so-called "community newspaper" -- you know, one of those local Chamber of Commerce rags. Some Deerfield locals have been cheering a pending personnel change at the newspaper that was announced on Friday: The resignation of long-time Managing Editor Judy ... More >>

  • News

    June 1, 2006

    For Sale: Keys to the City

    In Deerfield, when you're in, you're really in. And the mayor is really in.

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    April 7, 2006
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