Frank Veltri

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    March 7, 2011

    Mysterious "Jedi" Plays Shady Role in Plantation Races

    There's a mysterious force at work in the Plantation City Council races -- and they call him the Jedi.The Jedi is being blamed for a recent negative ad on council candidate Lynn Stoner, who is getting backing by certain Republicans. The ad, which attacks Stoner's dismal voting record, comes with no ... More >>

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    May 24, 2007
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    December 2, 2006

    One Of A Kind

    Frank Veltri, the longtime Plantation mayor, died yesterday at 94. This was a man who first ran for office at 57 years-old and managed to become a political institution in South Florida. Hell, for decades, Veltri was Plantation. He was strong and tough as a bull. I saw him at 90 in the Plantation pa ... More >>

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    May 22, 2006

    Sentinel, In Roundabout Way, Sucks

    Before looking at the weekend highlights from the morning papers, let's quickly address the Help Team/Sun-Sentinel Watch. You know, where the so-called Help Team tries to fix little neighborhood problems like dim streetlights, debris, and, today, missing signs on Pompano "roundabouts." What, is Prin ... More >>

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    December 29, 2005

    Business on the Edge

    If you want to get PAID, it helps to have friends on the board

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    December 19, 2002

    Down on the Plantation II

    Jim Crow flies over this central Broward town

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    December 12, 2002

    Down on the Plantation

    It's not just a name; it's a way of life in this racist suburb

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    August 2, 2001

    Mall Rat

    Plantation councilman Jerry Fadgen says there's nothing wrong with his role at a local strip mall, no matter what that pesky state ethics board says

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    February 8, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters for February 8, 2001

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    January 18, 2001

    Road Worriers

    Car dealers on State Road 7 in Plantation see disaster in their future, but they won't go down without a fight

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    March 16, 2000

    There's Something About Jerry

    Plantation councilman Jerry Fadgen's management of a little strip mall has led to big conflicts of interest and even bigger lies

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    July 22, 1999
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    July 16, 1999

    Strong-Arm Mayor Veltri

    An investigation reveals the former Plantation mayor helped himself to thousands of dollars in benefits to which he wasn't entitled

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    April 15, 1999


    No fast-food drive-thrus

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    April 1, 1999

    Frank's Plantation

    It was envisioned as a well-planned community in a rural setting. Too bad long-time mayor Frank Veltri couldn't make it happen.

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    February 25, 1999

    The People's Republic of Area A

    A group of neighborhood leaders prepares to declare independence and start Broward's first black-majority city

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    December 10, 1998

    Emerging Elitism

    American Heritage School survives despite near financial collapse, angry neighbors, and a questionable relationship with a Plantation politician

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    January 22, 1998
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    December 4, 1997
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    November 6, 1997