Alan Koslow

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    February 4, 2010
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    August 31, 2009

    True Hollywood Story? NY Times Finds City to Symbolize Florida Failure

    Flickr: apricocoDowntown Hollywood, where developers had a picnic as storm clouds gathered.‚ÄčI suspect someone on West 43rd Street in Manhattan lost a boatload condo flipping. Why else is the world's leading newspaper so determined to embarrass Broward County? Just a week after the New York Times g ... More >>

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    May 29, 2009

    Cone-y Island: Will Hollywood Enforce Tough Ethics Law?

    hollywoodfl.orgLinda Sherwood had her doubts about the "cone of silence," until...Last week, the Hollywood Commission considered a measure that would have broadened the "cone of silence" rule for city officials. They rock the cone in Miami -- click here and scroll down for a definition. Basically, w ... More >>

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    April 3, 2009

    Expert Schmexpert! Hollywood Commissioners Will Design Future Downtown

    flickr user: randeclipYoung Circle in downtown HollywoodBernard Zyscovich is the Miami-based urban designer who has the unenviable task of crafting a modern, architecturally vibrant downtown Hollywood. Thanks to the Hollywood City Commission's habit of preempting his plan by green-lighting huge cond ... More >>

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    April 2, 2009

    Critics Give Take on the Newest, Tallest Condo on Hollywood's Young Circle

    No city in Broward County has high stakes development decisions like Hollywood. It's why for the last decade it's become an emotionally charged issue. For all the fine points that fill the debate, the argument comes down to whether you believe the city should accommodate the developer or if the deve ... More >>

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    March 31, 2009

    Block 55: Economy Be Damned, Hollywood Charges Forward With Condo Tower

    hanneorlaA sculpture in Hollywood Arts Park. In the background the dreaded Townhouse apartments, which will be demolished for the new condo.Admittedly, it's one hell of a challenge: how to transform Hollywood's hardscrabble downtown into something architecturally iconic, timeless in its appeal and v ... More >>

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    August 7, 2008

    Kiss Me Not

    Poetry for the Horny

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    July 3, 2008

    Manee Nanny

    Coddle the Cows

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    April 17, 2008

    Hollywood's Got the Bends

    ArtsPark Village puts the city at the mercy of developers

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    January 24, 2008

    Hush, Money

    Nobody's talking about the Hollywood Beach Resort, but campaign contributions scream Next Big Thing

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    August 16, 2007

    Goldstein Still Screws

    Well, New Times, anyway

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    May 21, 2007
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    March 12, 2007

    It's All Better Now

    Mara Wants "Transparency" Mayor Mara Giulianti, after decades of being against any type of ethics in government at all, has finally seen the light. In her "Facets of the Diamond" column in the puffy South Florida Sun-Times the Hollywood honchess breaks the news that she is now recommending a new "E ... More >>

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    February 12, 2007

    True Love Will Out

    The Ladies Man Who knew that Hollywood mega-lobbyist Alan Koslow was such a romantic? We had heard about his stormy extra-marital love affair with Hollywood Gazette publisher Meredith Brown, one that involved her dramatic leap of faith (off a boat in the Intracoastal), an injunction for protection, ... More >>

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    February 8, 2007

    Who Killed Kenny's Project?

    Cynthia Berman-Miller, at far left, with Hollywood Commish Cathy Anderson (in purple), lobbyist Alan Koslow, and County Commish Sue Gunzberger (watch that hand, Al!) I'm going to be updating this damn bloggy beast all day long, but wanted to start with news coming from Hollywood that former state ... More >>

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    January 18, 2007
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    January 11, 2007
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    October 11, 2006

    Fun With Google

    Okay, if you want to have some fun, go to Google, punch in hollywood florida and then see the top ad at the front of the page. You should get this. It's a Keith Wasserstrom google ad that says: "Father of 3, Husband, Get The Facts City Councilman NOT Guilty!" If you punch on ... More >>

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    September 21, 2006

    Editor, Interrupted

    A favored Hollywood lobbyist's affair with a newspaper editor ends in a sordid mess.

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    June 28, 2006

    Mayor Mara Answers Her Critics

    Our Leader Below is an e-mail from Hollywood Mayor Mara Giulanti responding to her many critics. The mayor was adding her voice to a series of e-mails that began about the Mach eminent domain victory over the city. She was responding, as best as I could tell, to an e-mail from Howard Sher, a long-ti ... More >>

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    May 22, 2006

    Sentinel, In Roundabout Way, Sucks

    Before looking at the weekend highlights from the morning papers, let's quickly address the Help Team/Sun-Sentinel Watch. You know, where the so-called Help Team tries to fix little neighborhood problems like dim streetlights, debris, and, today, missing signs on Pompano "roundabouts." What, is Prin ... More >>

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    April 21, 2006

    Toppling the Tower of Babble

    There's been a lot of controversy lately regarding the New Times' takeover of the Village Voice and the resulting carnage at the legendary weekly in New York. Blood has been spilled, great reporters have left or been fired, a lot of people are concerned. I don't pretend to understand what's happen ... More >>

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    April 20, 2006
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    April 13, 2006
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    April 6, 2006

    You Scratch My Back, I Write You a Bill

    Gottlieb and Geller reward Hollywood for its generosity with a big, fat payback.

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    February 23, 2006

    Slush Money

    Hollywood sets aside big money for its friends and doesn't want you to know

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    February 16, 2006

    Access Hollywood

    To be a development star in Hollywood, it’s all in who you know, baby

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    January 26, 2006

    As the World Twists

    Lake Pols-begone

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    May 5, 2005
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    January 13, 2005

    Geller's Giveaway

    Hollywood peddles prime downtown land for a steal with the help of a developer-loving senator

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    December 23, 2004

    Another Lobbyist Who Wasn't There

    A Miami developer used undue influence to win a $100 million job to build a new downtown for Lauderdale Lakes

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    November 11, 2004

    Our Mayor, the Lobbyist, Part 4

    She visited Hollywood the same day as the developer. Now residents fear for their homes.

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    August 7, 2003

    Snake Bit

    John Coleman's dance with developers lost him popular support. But will that stop him from spoiling the mayoral race?

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    July 24, 2003

    Letters for July 27, 2003

    Who do you trust?

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    July 17, 2003

    Mayor Mintz

    A Hollywood insider plans war on City Hall

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    July 10, 2003

    Letters for July 10, 2003

    Hollywood hijacked

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    July 3, 2003

    Incentivize This

    In Hollywood, developers profit. You pay.

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    January 17, 2002

    Ax, Lies, & Audiotape

    When Santa and the Easter Bunny brawl, everybody loses

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    September 20, 2001


    Temple Tantrum

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    September 6, 2001


    Lubavitchers try to open a shul in Hollywood, and the place goes meshuga

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    September 7, 2000

    A Real Chip Shot

    David Lottes is taking taxpayers for a ride. And not in a golf cart.

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    September 23, 1999


    Sea, sun, and pedophilia

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    May 20, 1999
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    May 6, 1999
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    April 29, 1999

    Hooray For Hollywood!

    Political battles in the city are making it hard for developments like Turtle Nest Suites to win approval. Enter Alan Koslow.

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    April 2, 1998
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    February 12, 1998
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    February 5, 1998

    Face Off

    John Coleman and his fellow reform candidates in Hollywood face an uphill battle against mayor Mara and Co.