Bruce Roberts

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    David Beckham Reportedly Turns Down Broward Stadium Offer; Officials Deny Hearing From Him

    David Beckham's group of investors looking for a South Florida stadium for their MLS club have reportedly turned down Broward County. This, according to a report by Gossip Extra. The gossip site says a source tells them Beckham is citing Broward's poor history for soccer clubs and low attendance t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    Group Working On Selling David Beckham to Bring MLS to Fort Lauderdale

    It's in the very infantile stages. That is to say, it's just an idea that's come up. But the Fort Lauderdale organization Envision Uptown is working on a seedling of an idea to convince David Beckham to bring his MLS club to Lockhart Stadium. It's bold as it is brash, and it's just crazy enough to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Fort Lauderdale Commissioners Approve Gay Marriage Resolution

    In what at one point had a bleak outlook turned into a symbolic victory for Fort Lauderdale's LGBT community when commissioners approved a marriage-equality resolution Tuesday night. The measure, sponsored by openly gay Commissioner Dean Trantalis, is nonbinding and asks Gov. Rick Scott and the Flo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Gay Marriage Support Might Be Getting Shot Down by Fort Lauderdale Commissioners

    A City Fort Lauderdale measure asking commissioners to openly support marriage equality and gay rights is in danger of not having enough votes to pass Tuesday. The measure, sponsored by openly gay Commissioner Dean Trantalis, is nonbinding. However, it would speak loudly for city officials to open ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    Dean Trantalis Ambushed With Ethics Complaint During Commission Meeting

    Commissioner Dean Trantalis was ambushed with an ethics complaint by attorney Bill Scherer during Tuesday evening's public hearing for the new proposed Vintro Hotel on the beach. It seemed like a well-organized attack, as Scherer accused Trantalis, in front of everyone at the meeting, of ethical vi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Mayor Jack Seiler's Curt Email Response to Sea-Turtle Activists: "Your Facts Are Wrong"

    S.T.O.P.Roadkill baby turtles​"MAYOR SEILER HATES BABY TURTLES!" That's a popular refrain these days among advocates for sea turtles on Fort Lauderdale's beaches. Around this time of year, eggs buried by mother turtles on the beach hatch, releasing inch-long baby turtles who need to find their way ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Maldonado Investigation Reveals Lauderdale Cop Had Fear of Reprisal

    Since August, Chief Frank Adderley's administration has fired three cops for misconduct.​Jason Maldonado was a widely respected Fort Lauderdale detective, one who might have felt an extra layer of job security based on the fact that two years ago his former supervisor, Capt. Frank Adderley, became ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    [UPDATED] Fort Lauderdale Detective to Be Fired for Trying to Mislead Investigators About Relationship With Informant

    FlickrMaldonado's Internal Affairs file contains allegations that he had sex with known prostitutes.​During his eight years as a Fort Lauderdale cop, Jason Maldonado has had several episodes that could have cost him his career. It now appears Maldonado's luck is running out. A reliable source indi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Morning Juice: Salesman Not Buying FBI's Case; Embattled Palm Beach School Official Stripped of Duty

    ​Here's what in the local news this morning:Local targets of the FBI corruption sting were apparently unimpressed by the case that was made against them. The same day that former Broward County School Board member Beverly Gallagher entered a not guilty plea to selling her office, former Miramar Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Morning Juice: Insider's View of the Rothstein Scam; Crist Given New Game Plan for Victory

    ​Today's news in Broward and Palm Beach:In a three-part series, a Rothstein investor describes to New Times' Bob Norman exactly how the attorney made his treacherous pitch. [Daily Pulp]Teachers in Palm Beach County say that a new academic program in the district demands much more work within the h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    City Manager Gretsas = Hitler?

    Rynerson: gunning for Gretsas ​Anyone who paid attention to Fort Lauderdale's most recent mayoral elections may remember Earl Rynerson, a local businessman (he owns a tile company) who ran unsuccessfully for the seat now occupied by Jack Seiler. Despite losing the election, Rynerson hasn't stopped ... 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

    February 19, 2009

    Teel's in Trouble

    Buddy Nevins spots a flock of vultures circling the reelection campaign of Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Christine Teel.In the Feb. 10 muni elections, Teel scored more votes than her closest challenger, former Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Bruce Roberts. But the other challenger, Attorney Inger Garcia ... More >>

  • News

    June 7, 2007

    How´s Your Slime IQ?

    Take the Broward Corruption Quiz

  • News

    December 14, 2006

    Blood on the Driveway

    This police shooting has left a stain on Fort Lauderdale

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2006

    No More Moore

    In Saturday's Sun-Sentinel, there were two 1B stories regarding a "commissioner." Each was about Carlton Moore, who has been in the news a little bit too much lately. In one the articles, Brittany Wallman (I don't have to do a disclaimer anymore, do I?) and Brian Haas detail how the police failed to ... More >>

  • News

    June 8, 2006

    From Gitmo With Love

    The elephant in Guantanamo's living room gets 4,200 calories a day and a Koran.

  • News

    November 20, 2003

    Neighborhood on the Cusp

    Residents of South Middle River fear that budget cuts might send them spiraling back to crime and crack