Ann Murray

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    August 26, 2014

    Broward Primary Election Results: Live-Blog

    Hi. Hello. How are you? It's Primary Election night, and lots and lots of races are being decided by the very little of you who actually showed up to vote. But, no worries. We got you covered on the winners as the results come in. See which judges will be cleaning up our streets. See which guy wi ... More >>

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    July 22, 2014

    Ann Murray, Former School Board Member Busted for Using N-Word, Running for Reelection

    Former Broward School Board transportation department supervisor Ann Murray is running for reelection for the Broward School Board in August. But before voters decide between her and or her opponent -- West Park City Commissioner Felicia Brunson -- there's the little matter of Murray's past use of t ... More >>

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    April 27, 2011

    Hallandale Beach Mayor Defends City in Sloppy, Error-Filled Email

    Ever heard of Strongsville, Ohio? Neither had I, but it's apparently a suburb of Cleveland and a place where Hallandale condo president and activist Csaba Kulin used to live. ​Kulin is amazed at the bloated cost of Hallandale Beach's budget compared to that of Strongville and recently wr ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    Is School Board Member Ann Murray Targeting Whistleblower for Firing?

    Broward School Board member Ann Murray claims she is trying to tighten the district's purse strings by laying off building inspectors. Building inspector Michael Marchetti -- a whistleblower who exposed massive corruption by Murray's board -- told Murray during a meeting last week that she's on ... More >>

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    April 15, 2011

    This Tax Day Brings Bad Tidings for "So Ethical" Richard Rubin

    Back in 2005, I questioned Richard Rubin, husband of criminally charged former Broward County Commissioner Diana Wasserman-Rubin, about his relationship with the shadowy politically connected real estate broker Ira Cor. Ira Cor: Real estate broker to the politicians.​Rubin worked as a sales a ... More >>

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    April 6, 2011

    "Miss Gottlieb, YOU Are the Distraction"

    We all knew that Broward Commissioner Ilene Lieberman -- once perhaps the most powerful woman in the county -- disappeared for a few months, missing commission meeting after commission meeting without explanation.  After weeks of questions, Lieberman claimed her AWOL status was due to a he ... More >>

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    April 4, 2011

    "A Rodeo of Phonies and Pimps"

    A fine Monday-morning quote comes from Carl Hiaasen: "I once referred to a past Legislature as a festival of whores, which in retrospect was a vile insult to the world's oldest profession. Today's lackluster assemblage in Tallahassee is possibly the worst in modern times, and cannot fairly be ... More >>

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    March 29, 2011

    UPDATED: Superintendent Jim Notter To Step Down

    Broward County School Board Jim Notter is finally hitting the road ​ ​ WSVN ​UPDATED: Embattled Broward Schools Supt. Jim Notter announced today at the end of the board meeting that he is retiring from his post at the end of the school year. It's the first s ... More >>

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    March 28, 2011

    Another Big Law Firm Implodes

    Hometown phenom makes Final Four with UK​-- With all state schools now out of March Madness, you must do the right thing: Root for hometown boy and basketball prodigy Brandon Knight. abovethelaw.comAdorno​-- The Daily Business Review has an interesting story about the implosion of another l ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    Ann Murray Is a Bigot, And So Am I

    Ann Murray​This is a confession.Like most SoFla news junkies, I've followed with interest the ongoing controversy surrounding Broward school board member Ann Murray's regrettable use of "the N-word" in a conversation in 2007. For those few who have no idea what I'm talking about, here's a quick br ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    Ann Murray Is a Bigot And So Am I, Redux: The Black Dyke Speaks

    The Bish.​(This is a continuation of a similarly-named story, which may be found here.)My ex band-mate, the Bishop S.F. Makalani-MaHee, belongs to just about every put-upon minority in modern America. She's a musician, first of all, which naturally raises the suspicions of the world's decent peopl ... More >>

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    March 23, 2011

    Ann Murray? Yes, of Course She's a Racist

    I know you didn't ask, but here's what I think about Ann Murray's apparent racism (and this will likely be the last post about the matter): She's a bigot who finally apologized yesterday for using a racial slur only to try to save her miserable little political career.In fact, I believe that Mu ... More >>

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    March 21, 2011

    Activist Calls For Ann Murray To Resign

    Broward School Board Member Ann Murray has yet to publicly comment on the reprimand she received for allegedly making a racist remark, but she did try to answer questions from Freda Stevens, a political activist and and chairwoman of the Democratic Black Caucus of Broward County, about th ... More >>

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    March 18, 2011

    Is School Board Member Ann Murray Racist? You Be the Judge

    When Broward School Board member Ann Murray worked as a school bus terminal supervisor for the district before her election, she oversaw a racially diverse crew of drivers. Murray​​But that didn't stop her from letting racial slurs fly out of her mouth, according to complaints and testimony ... More >>

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    March 16, 2011

    Total Recall: Can It Happen in Broward?

    As we watch the images of the common folks -- and multimillionaire Norman Braman -- celebrating in Miami over the successful recall of Mayor Carlos Alvarez and Commissioner Natacha Seijas, it's easy to wonder: Can it happen here? Can the people in Broward County dump the co ... More >>

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    March 14, 2011

    More School Board Investigation? Bring It On

    Well, the state's Education Commissioner is sending an inspector general down to Broward County to look at the dysfunctional and corrupt embattled school board. Let's hope they find a way to clean house. Notter and JenJen bask in all their success​The state is involved thanks to the grand ... More >>

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    February 28, 2011

    More Tales Of Pain Pill Mill Debauchery

    Did you notice that the Sun-Sentinel endorsed Jerry Fadgen for Plantation mayor over the weekend? Listen, I'm not a fan of any politicians in this city but Fadgen ... well, let's hear from a reader about him who wrote a letter to the Pulp about the endorsement: Yes, Plantation has a clear ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011

    The School Board Fiddled While Money Burned

    ​ Before you start comparing me to Model Citizen for this obviously photoshopped image of Broward Supt. Jim Notter, I have to confess that I didn't create it. It comes courtesy of a video produced by BECON, the School Board TV station and propaganda center that is subsidi ... More >>

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    February 22, 2011

    Ann Murray Appointed U.S. Fraud Felon to School Board Advisory Council

    Ann Murray was elected to the Broward County School Board as a working-class reformer. In record time, she became part of the problem. Murray quickly cozied up to special-interest campaign contributors she claimed she would fight, has proven to be a go-along advocate of the ... More >>

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    February 20, 2011

    Grand Jury Slams Jennifer Gottlieb's "Beachside Boondoggle"

    The Sun-Sentinel obtained some comments from school boarder defending themselves from the findings of the statewide grand jury.   Said Broward Schools Supt. Jim Notter: "I've built a 37-year career by being passionate about digging through the data, emphasizing accountability and gett ... More >>

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    December 28, 2010

    Is JenJen's School The Whitest In South Broward?

    You've probably read about the construction of Broward School Board Member Jennifer Gottlieb's pet school in Hollywood that wasn't needed at all but still cost taxpayers some $25 million and ruined a neighborhood park. Gottlieb​The school, Beachside Montessori Village (which is ne ... More >>

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    November 9, 2010

    Broward School Board Continues Lawyer Fiasco

    The Broward County School Board has a bad case of emeritus. You might think that after the stink caused by the Broward County School Board's plan to give outgoing Ed Marko a $266,000 salary to serve as general counsel emeritus (for the unwashed that's pronounced  ih-MEH-ri-tus, not really like ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010

    A Dirty Job: Broward School Board Member Ann Murray Offers Poor Residents a Low Wage to Stand at Poll

    Photo: Broward County School DistrictAnn Murray​For folks in a low-income section of Hollywood, it's hard to pass up a chance to make $50 -- even if it means standing outside in 95-degree heat for 12 hours holding up a campaign sign. And that, say sources in South Hollywood, is the offer being dan ... More >>

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    August 30, 2001

    All About My Mother's Dog

    One animal lover's crusade becomes another's burden