Buddy Nevins

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    August 26, 2014

    Blogger Files Complaint Against Judge Steven Feren Over Campaign Fliers

    Today is Election Day, time to cash out on a season's worth of primary drama. Also, your mailbox will soon be filling up with less junk -- hopefully. But just now as we're getting ready to shelve politics for a couple of months, a sideshow issue has broken out in one of Broward's most important judi ... More >>

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    October 8, 2013

    Are School Board Members Calling Each Other "Bitch" on Post-It Notes?

    Broward Beat reports that it's not all sunshine and roses among the nine women who make up the Broward School Board. In fact, the site reports, it's just like the movie Mean Girls. "That would be okay if they were only concerned with shoes, hair products and boys. Like high school," writes Buddy ... More >>

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    December 26, 2012

    South Florida Bloggers Pick Their Favorite Posts of 2012

    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 >>

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    May 4, 2012

    Former Broward Commissioner Diana Wasserman-Rubin Insists She's Done Nothing Wrong

    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 >>

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    April 11, 2011

    Lauderdale Lakes Loses Nearly $2 Million, Hires Auditing Firm to Find It

    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 >>

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    March 2, 2011

    Broward Politics: Turning Red Into Blue (And A Weather Babe Exclusive)

    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: Ritter​RITTER: "Every time someone on this dais says the voters voted down the cour ... More >>

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    February 15, 2011

    Exposed: Judy Stern Played Secret Role In Mayoral Election

    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 >>

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    January 12, 2010

    Hamilton Forman Dead at 90

    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 >>

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    December 22, 2009

    So Many Seats to Fill; So Few Republicans Without Baggage

    plantation.orgPetrocelli​That'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 >>

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    August 24, 2009

    Broward Health Documents Arrive (Anonymously) in Defense of Commissioner

    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.orgStoll​That was th ... More >>

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    August 19, 2009

    Book of Jeb: At Hospital District, a Trial of Faith Between Ethics and Republican Friendships

    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 >>

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    April 27, 2009

    Cell-Out: Jenne Breaks Silence

    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 >>

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    April 9, 2009

    Sunrise Commissioner Not Qualified to Give Lectures on Waste

    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.Con ... More >>

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    February 11, 2009

    Sunrise City Atty Makes Bid for "V" Word

    Check 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 position, and deservedly so. Here's a guy who had represented tw ... More >>

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    December 31, 2008

    Fort Lauderdale Mayoral Candidate Is One of Those Humans Turned On by "Sex"

    Imagine a poster like this hanging in Jim Naugle's old office.Here at New Times, we're porn-positive. (I mean, have you seen what lurks in our back pages?) In this Age of Tolerance, it's high time that a big, Democratic city like Fort Lauderdale have a candidate who's open and unashamed of his pruri ... More >>

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    July 1, 2008
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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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    March 28, 2007

    Digging Into A Smear

    I'm getting new information on the smear of former Davie town council candidate Philip Busey -- namely that another political player, or set of players, might have been involved in giving Buddy Nevins the now infamous porn story. While nothing is conclusive, and I doubt anyone will ever take respons ... More >>

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    March 1, 2007

    Stuck On Stuck On the Palmetto

    I'm in a big hurry this morning (and was in court all day yesterday) so I'll borrow from Stuck on the Palmetto, one of the best blogs in South Florida -- and hands-down the best in terms of aggregating interesting local news. First, Rick breaks down Buddy Nevins' kick of a story about Davie Town C ... More >>

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    January 24, 2007

    The State of The Pulp Is ...

    In light of last night's State of the Union speech, during which George Bush boldly trumpeted his "No Soldier Left Behind" plan, I thought I'd say a few words about the State of the Pulp. I've heard it said from numerous people in recent days that this blog has slowed down, that it's not hitting as ... More >>

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    December 21, 2006

    Deck the Halls With Waste and Folly

    Just don't ask too many questions about a sweetheart trash contract in Florida's most complacent city

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    December 14, 2006

    Deck the Halls With Waste and Folly

    Just don't ask too many questions about a sweetheart trash contract in Florida's most complacent city

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    November 12, 2006
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    November 7, 2006

    Don't Vote... It Only Encourages Them

    I keed. Vote. It's important. Ralph De La Cruz has an inspirational column about it in the Sun-Sentinel today, but for some reason it's not on the newspaper's web site. So if you don't have the paper, you'll just have to take my word for it. But there's more than just voting happening today -- t ... More >>

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    October 19, 2006

    Foley's Priest Unmasked

    The Sarasota Herald-Tribune busts the story on the priest who molested Mark Foley. And, in proper priestly style, it's creepy as all living hell. The culprit is Father Anthony Mercieca, who admitted to Herald-Tribune reporters Matthew Doig and Maurice Tamman in a telephone interview from his hom ... More >>

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    October 18, 2006

    Till Firing Bad News

    Sun-Sentinel/Andrew Innerarity The more I think of the firing of Frank Till, the more I think it stinks. Why make the school board a more rudderless ship than it already was? Instead of throwing the district into conflict and disarray -- which is exactly what Stephanie Kraft, Robin Bartleman, B ... More >>

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    October 12, 2006

    Foley Got Shaft From POTUS -- And Not In Good Way

    Gov. Jeb Bush's office released e-mails exhanged between the gov and disgraced congressman Mark Foley yesterday and, thankfully, we are none the wiser on the size of Jeb's member. But Dara Kam of the Palm Beach Post reports that there were some interesting exchanges about Foley's concern about getti ... More >>

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    October 5, 2006

    Bill Keith, Noted Broward Corrupto, Dies

    Keith So busy with the Foley fallout I missed that politic0-playing engineer Bill Keith had died. Buddy Nevins waxes poetic about Keith in today's newspaper. Keith was, indeed, a character, a man who came across with a regular-guy approach, had a slight twang in his voice, and punctuated every ... More >>

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    September 30, 2006

    Foley Disgrace Exposes Newspapers' Flaws

    There's a lot to say about the daily newspaper coverage of Mark Foley's disgraceful exit from politics over his instant messages about giving instant massages to underage Congressional pages. Start with Anthony Man, the new political reporter in the downtown Fort Lauderdale office of the Sun-Sentine ... More >>

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    September 22, 2006

    North Broward Hospital District Admits Shell Game

    Levine: A man of the people (so far) It was on the front page, but I don't think the Sun-Sentinel even knows how significant the news that's coming from the North Broward Hospital District today really is. Buddy Nevins reports that new CEO Alan Levine, who I am starting to love in a deep and meanin ... More >>

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    September 19, 2006

    Spread the Mayo

    Where would the Sun-Sentinel be without Mike Mayo? Today he finally gives the newspaper a whiff of credibility with his column about Ken Jenne's hiring of John Hanlon. Before, he was nailing the Hard Rock for stiffing the guy who won the $260,000 jackpot when the regular staff seemed suspiciously ab ... 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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    August 3, 2006

    Somebody Listened

    Here's to Ray McKinney. Who is Ray? He's just a retired fellow in Fort Lauderdale who doesn't like corruption. He called me after I wrote stories about Southwest Ranches last year and said he was going to do something about it. Based on the stuff I'd dug up, he filed an ethics complaint based on th ... More >>

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    June 2, 2006

    Hey Brother, Can You Spare 20 Grand?

    The Palm Beach Post was dominated today by the wrong tense. On the front page is a huge headline, "Property Values Have Risen An Average Of 21 Percent ... WHAT'S DRIVING THE SURGE?" The website headline: "PBC property values shoot up 21 percent." Apparently they didn't read their own story. At the t ... More >>

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    April 27, 2006

    Sentinel Blows It On Michael Chizner

    Buddy Nevins illustrates his aversion to solid reporting today in the Sentinel with this pathetic newslet on North Broward Hospital District heart surgeon Michael Chizner. He calls Chizner a "star heart doctor" and lets Wayne "I Want To Suck Your Blood" Huizenga and other hacks spew forth on the Sen ... More >>

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    April 21, 2006

    The Rainbow Sentinel?

    So I was interviewing Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle last night about a story and he starts going off about the media, specifically about the Sun-Sentinel. Here's a synopsis of what was said: Naugle: It's a national crisis. People have really lost faith in the media and the new media is saving t ... More >>

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    April 13, 2006

    Eggelletion's Cronies Feel Political Bite

    Eggelletion The Sun-Sentinel often doesn't do news -- it's more what might be called newslets. They are little bite-sized articles that state a bit of news, hint at the problem, then head for the hills with none of us the wiser. There's a good example of one in this morning's paper about Lauderdale ... 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 9, 2006
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    March 2, 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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    May 19, 2005

    A Work of Art

    Michael Satz's office clears Ilene Lieberman. Some might call it a travesty, but we call it transcendence.

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    June 17, 2004


    Oft-quoted USF Prof Susan MacManus is neutral. Yeah, right.

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    May 22, 2003

    Out with the Truth, Part 2

    The web sure didn't ignore the Foley-is-gay story

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    November 21, 2002

    That's not Journalism. That's Poetry!

    The biggest, baddest bloviators in town match witlessness in our Columnist Poetry Slam

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    May 17, 2001

    Best Friends

    Broward County Commissioner Lori Parrish and her lobbyists

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    May 11, 2000
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    January 28, 1999
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