As a way of wrapping up 2012, we reached out to the bloggers working the turf in Broward and Palm Beach for their favorite posts from the calendar year.
Here is the first installment of what we received. Below you'll find a few lines from the writers themselves about why the posts worked well, a f ... More >>
Former Broward County Commissioner Diana Wasserman-Rubin is accused of felony public corruption. Investigators say her husband made $1.1 million off of taxpayers for writing grants that she helped approve, which we first wrote about back in 2005.The affidavit that went along with ... More >>
City motto: "We Care."The City of Lauderdale Lakes, sitting at the heart of Broward County and already owing nearly $5 million to BSO for contracted services, has apparently lost $1.7 million, equal to about 5 percent of its annual budget.Not lost it in bad investments or unforeseen costs. Like, ... More >>
You want to hear some political B.S.? Just listen to Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter when she opens her mouth to talk. Here's what she said yesterday during a discussion about the new courthouse: RitterRITTER: "Every time someone on this dais says the voters voted down the cour ... More >>
For years, campaign operative and erstwhile politician Dan Lewis has claimed that his 2006 run against incumbent Jim Naugle for mayor of Fort Lauderdale was undermined by a conspiracy led by his nemesis, super-lobbyist Judy Stern.
For years, Stern has said she had nothing to do with ... More >>
South Florida Sun-SentinelHamilton Forman (right), with sons.Hamilton Forman, the man who was to Broward County what Montgomery Burns is to Springfield, died last night at age 90. The old man had a facility for making friends with powerful figures -- especially when it was a simple matter of writ ... More >>
plantation.orgPetrocelliThat's the only explanation I can offer for Charlie Crist's appointment of Rico Petrocelli to the Broward County Housing Authority, which Buddy Nevins is reporting on Broward Beat. Petrocelli, of course, was defeated in his bid for the Plantation City Commission. His campa ... More >>
Anonymously mailed envelopes are usually full of a whistleblower's goodies. But today's discovery was a bit of a let-down: This envelope with no return address contained the minutes of the April 7, 2008 special meeting by the North Broward Hospital District board.browardhealth.orgStollThat was th ... More >>
Flickr: presidential_predictionsBush and Bernstein had a mutual friend at Gray-Robinson.Broward Health Commissioner Robert Bernstein has cast himself as a watchdog for waste at the county's public health-care district. But in the months since he led the charge to terminate the hospital district's ... More >>
Photo courtesy South Florida Sun-SentinelHeads up, Broward County: Your ex-sheriff ex-con gave an interview to former Sun-Sentinel columnist Buddy Nevins that was posted on Broward Beat over the weekend. It's a cream-puff interview, but whatever. Ken Jenne was convicted, served his time, and no one ... More >>
It's terrific that seemingly every level of government has been infected with vigilance toward waste, but you can have too much of a good thing. Prudence with trimming budgets can quickly turn to hysteria, especially when politics is involved. There's a risk of being penny-wise and pound-foolish.sun ... More >>
Sunrise commissioners came under fire for hiring MichelsonCheck it out. Buddy Nevins reports that Sunrise City Attorney Stuart Michelson is actually saving the city legal fees, possibly even justifying his $432,000 contract.You may remember that Michelson took lots of flak en route to his new positi ... More >>