Burt Aaronson

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    Charlie Crist at Prayer in Temple, Wows Dems at Boynton Beach Rally

    How grand was Charlie Crist's arrival at yesterday's Democratic Party rally in Boynton Beach? See also: - Is Charlie Crist Florida's Next Governor? The silver-haired politico entered handshaking, working his way through the crowd as it rose to its feet; then he spotted, across the hall, the Rev. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Palm Beach Ironworkers vs Spawn of Cheney, Round Two

    When Palm Beach County two years ago awarded a subsidiary of Kellogg Brown & Root a share of a $668 million contract to build a new waste treatment facility, the company's anti-union ways were no secret. But KBR's was the cheapest of three competing proposals, so commissioners gave the firm the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Jupiter Black Community Blocks Biotech Road Project

    Always easy to gore someone else's ox, and Palm Beach County business interests have long been ready to take a knife--or a bulldozer--to Kennedy Estates, part of Jupiter's 100-year old black community, Limestone Creek*. Developers plans for a road adjoining the neighborhood's park (a humble eno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Palm Beach Failing to Make a Profit with Red-light Traffic Cameras

    Big Brother is watching. But Big Brother owes money.Those traffic light cameras that flash two seconds after you've run the red were supposed to pay bug for local governments. Instead, not so much is the case. According to county administrators, the county owes more than what it's taking in.&nb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2011

    Legislators Trying for Gun Bans in Government Buildings and Daycare Before "Catastrophe"​There's currently a list in the Florida Statutes of 15 places where you can't bring a concealed weapon. A pair of state legislators would like to make that 17.Last year, the legislature passed a law that would impose fines on counties and municipalities that tried to write up their own g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Top Five Reasons Charlie Crist Should Come Out Today

    Cheer up, Charlie, and come out of the closet!​Come out, come out wherever you are, Charlie. It's National Coming Out Day, and a mere three weeks before Election Day. Rumors have been swirling for years, but only you have the power to spin them into reality. Here's why you should seize the moment: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Teapartiers Tussle with Commissioners Over Ethics Watchdog

    Commissioner Aaronson: A Tea Party whupping beats "political suicide."​Ethics, Shmethics. As this week's feature story reminds us, Palm Beach's reputation as "Corruption County" has been well earned. Two years after lawyer Bill Boose and county commissioner Tony Masilotti went to prison, we're fin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2007
  • Blogs

    January 17, 2007

    The Goods

    Some recommended reading in today's papers (sort of like an extended version of the ol' Story of the Day): -- The Miami Herald's David Ovalle breaks the story on a coverup of a star football player's alleged sex crime by Northwest Miami Senior High. The school administrators look bad, but I have a ... More >>

  • News

    August 26, 2004

    Bitter Sugar

    Forget the awful past, Palm Beach's sugar barons say. It's time to make nicey-nicey and go into real estate.

  • News

    April 1, 2004

    Prelude to a Butt Whippin'

    The GOP eyes a George W. Bush victory in traditionally Democratic Palm Beach County. Here's why.

  • News

    January 1, 2004

    Dirty Dozen

    Here are the 12 Broward-Palm Beach newsmakers who will make you blush

  • Foodstuffs

    May 15, 2003

    Best French Fries

    Argentango Grill

  • Subtropical Life

    May 15, 2003

    Best Reason to Say Merci

    Alliance Francaise

  • News

    June 13, 2002

    Letters for June 13, 2002

    Geriatrics, arise!

  • News

    May 30, 2002

    Dr. Strange Train

    Or: How I learned to start worrying and hate the bullet train

  • Calendar

    April 19, 2001

    Fest Your Eyes

    The Palm Beach International Film Festival

  • News

    November 23, 2000

    Blowing Smoke

    Andre Fladell doesn't change his clothes much, but he's made quite a splash in the national media

  • News

    December 16, 1999

    Politics as Blood Sport

    Need to oust a school superintendent or get your favorite Democratic candidate elected? Just call Andre Fladell. But don't ever cross him.

  • News

    December 24, 1998

    My Son, the Porn Advocate

    Puritanical Palm Beach County Commissioner Burt Aaronson has a son who defends adult entertainment venues oh, the horror!

  • News

    November 20, 1997

    What Next, Limos?

    Using private vans to transport Palm Beach's carless poor costs taxpayers a fortune. There is a solution -- it's called the bus.

  • News

    November 13, 1997

    Blackboard Bungle

    In an era of overcrowded classrooms, who would build a school in a town with no children? The Palm Beach County School Board, that's who.