Ali Waldman

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    It's Bergeron's Century, Davie Just Lives In It (Photos)

    The Town of Davie is considering an idea to restrict the deed on the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds for the next 99 years. Bergeron with the former governor​One CRA member and former councilwoman told the Sun-Sentinel the idea is "insane." The town's CRA director is opposed to it, saying it c ... More >>

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    January 28, 2011

    Cindi Hutchinson: Another Broward Pol Flushed

    ​Was it worth it, Cindi? ​Former Fort Lauderdale Vice Mayor Cindi Hutchinson not only wins the the award for selling out her seat the cheapest -- a toilet, really? -- but also for the worst mug shot in a procession of public official mug shots.  Look at that ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Joel Steinger's Ponzi Palace

    Want to live like a Ponzi schemer? Buy Joel Steinger's house. Steinger​Steinger, the felon behind the giant Mutual Benefits viatical scam, is facing federal fraud charges. As I told you this morning, he's on house arrest while he awaits his day in court, assuming it will ever come af ... More >>

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    November 18, 2010

    State Rep. Jim Waldman Investigated, Loses Sham Home in District

    For the second time this week, we've found evidence that a state legislator out of Broward County doesn't live in the district he represents and has been playing a thinly veiled hoax on the public in the process.  This time, we're not talking about House Pro Tem Joe Gibbons, who doesn ... More >>

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    December 1, 2009

    The Way We Were: In Honor of Rothstein Charges, Pictures From a Happier Time

    Las Olas Lifestyle, March 2009The Rothsteins, cozy among sports celebrities​ This past weekend, while waiting for a dryer to finish drying near Fort Lauderdale Beach, I spotted an old copy of Las Olas Lifestyle magazine. From March 2009 to be exact, some six months before Rothstein's billion-dolla ... More >>

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    October 22, 2009
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    May 28, 2009

    Why She Did It

    Sunrise commissioner Sheila Alu exposed a judge's misconduct — at great personal risk.

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    December 3, 2008

    The Beginnings of the Crist List

    While taking my first read of New Times' rip-roaring new Juice Blog (check it out) I wondered:   Who in Broward County have been graced with invitations for Charlie Crist's December 12 wedding?   My first phone call went to Fort Lauderdale attorney Scott Rothstein, who was at h ... More >>

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    May 10, 2007
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    May 3, 2007

    River of Greed, Part 2

    When it comes to the Broward School Board, bad plans never really die

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    April 19, 2007

    River of Greed

    The plan includes playing footsie with a controversial land baron and paving over a piece of the Everglades

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    April 5, 2007

    All You Need to Smear

    Slimy newspaper article, hokey moral values committee, cash from a slush fund — and voilà

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    March 31, 2007

    Pulpa Culpa

    So a lawyer representing Buddy Nevins sent a letter to me and New Times Friday regarding the Philip Busey article posts. Yeah, Buddy's playing that way now, which I guess means he's definitely retiring from the Sun-Sentinel. His lawyer, by the way, is none other than Christopher Fertig, who is marri ... More >>

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    September 7, 2006

    He's Not Tom's Buddy

    Our most recently hired New Times staff writer, Tom Francis, recently got a crash course in the weirdness of committing journalism in South Florida. Francis was working on a story in Sunrise regarding politicians' ties to the city-contracted garbage hauler, All Service Refuse. He wanted to talk ... More >>

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    April 10, 2006

    Buddy, the Blog, and the Boot

    In his column on Saturday, Buddy Nevins simply informed readers in the final paragraphs that it was his last. "It's been a great run, but the time has come to meet new challenges." Maucker The explanation didn't come until the next day -- from his Sun-Sentinel Editor Earl Maucker. In his Sunday ... More >>

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    March 30, 2006

    If Waldman's a Dem, What's With the GOP Cash?

    Another in the long tradition of Broward elephants posing as donkeys.

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    March 9, 2006
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    February 23, 2006

    The GOP's Buddy

    If the Sun-Sentinel's Buddy Nevins has declared for Crist, why's he still covering the governor's race?

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    July 20, 2000

    Feud For Thought

    Real estate squabble puts Broward school board member in a snit