About eight times a year, the Suncoast Gun Show takes place at Fort Lauderdale's War Memorial Auditorium -- city-owned property -- and the next event is coming up January 12 and 13. Attendees are allowed to bring guns into the show, and kids get in free!, the website announces. (Admission is $8 for ... More >>
What a difference a year or two makes.In November 2010, during a wave of Republican support, Broward County Mayor Ken Keechl was swept out of office despite a long and blistering attack on his opponent, Chip LaMarca, whom he outspent by nearly half a million dollars.People wondered why. Was it the d ... More >>
used-buses.netHomeless-moving device.The Fort Lauderdale Commission approved a $25,000 program yesterday to bus homeless people out of town, with the intent to get them back together with family and friends.Commissioners voted 4-1 to approve the "Homeless Outreach Unification Program," which ... More >>
The B Ocean on Sunrise and A1AEver wish there were more establishments on Fort Lauderdale beach than just swanky resorts, cut-rate motels, and those shops that sell "FBI: Female Body Inspector" shirts and mysteriously manage to stay in business?Two international hedge-fund managers are here to he ... More >>
Wild Art: Congressman Allen West joins a motley collection of local politicians (including fellow Republican Chip LaMarca, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler, Charlotte Rodstrom, and Romney Rogers) in Fort Lauderdale for yesterday's St. Patrick's Day festivities. (Photo by Art ... 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 >>
Hell, they should just use this thing.Fort Lauderdale is looking for a new city manager, the person responsible for making sure the city commissioners' ideas translate into semi-legitimate business decisions. The most recent city manager, George Gretsas, left in July when the city decided not to ... More >>
Scott Rothstein will spend 50 years in prison, a federal judge decided this morning. The sentence ends a seven-month saga since Rothstein's empire crumbled. Once one of South Florida's most politically connected lawyers, he swindled more than a billion dollars in perhaps the biggest fraud case in ... More >>
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 >>
Here's what's happening in Broward and Palm Beach counties this Thursday:Wearing a big pair of sunglasses, Dalia Dippolito made a court appearance yesterday in West Palm Beach. Attorneys for the accused murder conspirator want a judge to bar both sides from speaking to the media. [WPBF]Stefanie W ... More >>
The headlines in Broward and Palm Beach:Investigators are circling Bruce Chait of Prestige Homes -- and not just for the developer's hiring of Broward School Board member Stephanie Kraft's husband. Tamarac Mayor Joe Schreiber has alleged that Chait offered a $200,000 bribe in exchange for Mae Sch ... More >>
George Gretsas: bring on the haterade Yesterday, I wrote about local businessman and political busybody Earl Rynerson having called out city manager George Gretsas for holding two controversial meetings for city employees. Today, Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner Charlotte Rodstrom chimed i ... More >>
Catherine Maus is the chairwoman of Fort Lauderdale's Planning & Zoning Board. And that isn't right.
Maus is perfectly smart enough and certainly seems of fine enough character to serve in such a capacity. In fact, I'm sure that she, as a lawyer, is a very valuable memb ... More >>
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 >>