Beam Furr

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    August 6, 2010

    South Hollywood Floods Have Neighborhood Activist Plotting Regime Change

    There were puddles all over Broward County on Monday, thanks to the steady rain over the weekend, but in Hollywood, there were lakes, as you can see in the video above.The worst of it is in South Hollywood, where activists have long complained about poor drainage, among other infrastructure problem ... More >>

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    December 18, 2009

    Heading to Hollywood? Bring Snorkel, Flippers

    Flickr: lingsiongIt's not quite this bad in Hollywood, but it's getting there.​Sometimes, all it takes is a long, steady rain to tell us what local governments have been smart about spending their tax dollars. Judging by reports, the City of Hollywood has flunked this test."At 28th Avenue at McNic ... 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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    February 5, 2009

    Lobbyists a Wedge Issue in Hollywood

    Maybe Hollywood Commissioner Beam Furr is right that an ordinance to ban private commissioner meetings with lobbyists is "unconstitutional." But it's still a shrewd move by Mayor Peter Bober and Commissioner Heidi O'Sheehan to champion the legislation. Or rather, to force their less savory colleague ... More >>

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    August 7, 2008

    Kiss Me Not

    Poetry for the Horny

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    May 23, 2008
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    October 25, 2007
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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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    November 23, 2006

    The One That Got Away

    While scandal rages in Hollywood, Whit Van Cott waits for his payday with a rod and reel.

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    November 16, 2006

    Hooray for Hollywood

    Even with a housing bust and bad court verdicts, the show goes on.

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    September 14, 2006

    Turkey for Builders

    Hollywood Commission meetings are a dysfunctional family feast for developer pals.

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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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    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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    February 16, 2006

    Access Hollywood

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

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    December 22, 2005


    Crackin' Crack

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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 19, 2004
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    July 29, 2004

    River of Sludge

    Sure, Hollywood's sewage plan is dirty. It pollutes the Everglades too.

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    July 22, 2004

    Message Control

    Hollywood deceives the public. NBHD tries to stamp out the truth.

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    July 15, 2004

    Telltale Hearts

    To follow the wrongdoing in Hollywood's sewage deal, just watch the drama unfold

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    April 15, 2004

    Ooh, That Smell

    Hollywood commish profits on biowaste

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    March 20, 2003
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    March 6, 2003

    Steal from the Kiddies, Spoil the Rich

    Hollywood schools its citizens, young and old, in stupidity

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    September 20, 2001


    Temple Tantrum

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    January 13, 2000

    Hollywood's True Colors

    Districting in Hollywood was supposed to ensure at least one minority candidate on the commission. Think again.