Subject:

Hurricane Wilma

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    State Attorney's Office Drops Investigation of Former Hollywood Manager Cameron Benson

    ​Chalk one up for former Hollywood City Manager Cameron Benson and zero so far for the anonymous citizen who accused him of corruption in two letters sent to city commissioners this spring.The letters accused Benson of accepting a bribe from WastePro, which went on to win the city's waste-hauling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Richard Rubin Sentenced to Ten Months in Federal Prison

    Richard Rubin (right) and Diana Wasserman-Rubin.​Richard Rubin -- husband of former Broward County Commissioner Diana Wasserman-Rubin, who still faces seven felony charges of her own -- was sentenced this morning to ten months in federal prison.Rubin, 66, pleaded guilty in April to federal tax eva ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Hollywood Faces Budget Crisis Surprise; City Manager Hit with Corruption Investigation

    The Miami HeraldCameron Benson​Cameron Benson has worked for the City of Hollywood since 1995 and as city manager since 2002. Historically, he has shunned attention -- newspapers are still referencing interviews he gave in 1995 -- despite periodic allegations of questionable behavior.He's known ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Richard Rubin Pleads Guilty, Faces Likely Prison Term

    Richard Rubin, with his attorney David Bogenschutz at his side, was contrite in federal court as he pleaded guilty to a tax evasion charge. An emotional Rubin, who is the husband of criminally charged former Broward County Commissioner Diana Wasserman-Rubin, admitted to Judge William Zloch that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Sublime Savings: Deals at Fort Lauderdale Vegan Restaurant

    Michele SandbergEat this and other good stuff at Sublime this month.​Even with all of the recent press clippings toting the rise of the "power vegans" (Bill Clinton and Mike Tyson included), successfully maintaining a business catering specifically to such eaters is somewhat of a magical feat.&nbs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Villegas Video, Awarding Incompetence, and Judge Lazarus' Latest Stupid Email

    UPDATED: My colleague Lisa Rab obtained this video of Debra Villegas speaking with Plantation police officers about the Melissa Britt Lewis murder. It was taken in December 2009, after the Rothstein Ponzi scheme and the RRA law firm imploded. Make sure and read Rab's post. Villegas d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    UPDATED: Audit Questions $15 million in FEMA Funds Fort Lauderdale Spent After Hurricanes

    Flickr user: Gary...Feds question Hurricane Wilma cleanup costs.​The Broward School Board is not alone in facing scrutiny for the millions of dollars in federal disaster funding it received after Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma. Federal auditors have also questioned $15.1 million in Federal Emergency ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    FEMA Bombshell: School Board Can't Account For $15 million In Post-Wilma Spending

    FEMA conducted an audit of Broward School Board spending of federal funds after hurricanes Katrina and Wilma and found the school board may have squandered millions of dollars, according to a report issued by the Department of Homeland Security this week.. "The School Board did not account for FEMA ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    So Are We Wilma-Proofed Or Not?

    UsmanUpdate​Not even a month after a team of Sun-Sentinel reporters told South Floridians that the region was better prepared for a hurricane than it was four years ago when Wilma hit, the New York Times is reporting that in Broward County emergency agencies have significantly less money than befo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    A Tale of Two Pseudo Cities

    Spitting Distance: 321 North and City of OzAh, South Florida: Where the women are strong, the men are pretty, and all the foreclosures are "friendly." Developers of mixed-use, work-live-playgrounds might take a moment to contemplate, as they plan their latest forays into the market for pseudo cities ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    Local TV Needs Character. Meet Bogey.

    Bogey in actionEvery TV news station in South Florida follows the same script: attractive people reading a teleprompter full of news that's spectacular on video, inconsequential to the viewer and forgotten in a flash. Fine. It's theater. I get that. But theater thrives on character, too. And this is ... More >>

  • Music

    June 4, 2009

    Head Spins: DJ Jenni Foxx

    The go-to gal for good times.

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    Bogey's Corner Comes to South Florida

    It's been years since the television cameras stopped rolling, but Mike "Bogey" Boguslawski, the television icon who turned consumer reporting into performance art, is still plying his trade -- now in South Florida. A household name in Southern California, Bogey's gruff confrontational style endeared ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    Renovated Mai-Kai Still Offers Drinks 'Only for the Sturdy'

    If you're not a subscriber to our weekly Café Bites dining newsletter for Broward and Palm Beach counties, here's a taste of what you missed this week. Click here to subscribe. Hurricane Wilma took a pretty good swipe at Fort Lauderdale's own Polynesian village - the Mai-Kai. So much so that mo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 16, 2009
  • Nightlife

    December 18, 2008

    Praise the Whisky!

    Stained Glass Pub gives you that sanctified feeling, even without the pretty windows

  • News

    October 30, 2008

    Ahoy, Yacht Lovers

    The Boat Hustle Is Alive and Well

  • Calendar

    April 17, 2008
  • Music

    April 3, 2008
  • News

    January 31, 2008

    Falling Behind

    Broward foreclosures hit condos hard

  • News

    October 25, 2007

    Mold? Rats? Yikes! Tear the Place Down!

    The courthouse must be replaced! says an unholy alliance of judges and downtown landlords

  • News

    May 24, 2007

    Low-Rent Airport

    Goodbye, North Perry

  • Music

    October 26, 2006

    Park Rock

    By the Way brings the bands to Stranahan.

  • News

    September 28, 2006

    Tanning for Jesus

    Calvary Chapel pays millions for swank digs on the Intracoastal. And it's all for a few pregnant girls?

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2006

    Miami Herald Rights Sentinel's Wrong

    -- I know this story from the Palm Beach Post's Brian E. Crowley is old, but Robert Wexler is such a boob. Stephen Colbert's interviews with congressional members are consistently the best part of the show and the Boca Democrat didn't disappoint him. Hey, he's a veteran politician. He knows how to p ... More >>

  • News

    June 22, 2006

    Tied Up at the Office

    A bluesy tale about the cowboy who roped us in with a veggie trick.

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2006

    Judge Michael Gates Is A Boot-Licking Idiot

    Some quick (and not so quick) takes on the morning papers: Wanda DeMarzo tells us of the outrageous ruling by Circuit Judge Michael Gates in the trial of former BSO deputy Christian Zapata, the first public hearing of the crime stats scandal. Gates -- remember that name -- ruled that Sheriff Ken J ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 11, 2006

    Viva La Vegas

    Or is it Viva La Revolution?

  • Music

    May 11, 2006

    Flame On

    Tiki Torch Night

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2006

    Sunshine State Finalists Are Here

    Thanks to our illustrious chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, here's an advance copy of the list: ALL MEDIA James Batten Award for Public Service -Sally Kestin, Megan O'Matz, Jon Burstein; South Florida Sun-Sentinel; FEMA: A Legacy of Waste -Craig Pittman, Matthew Waite; St. Pete ... More >>

  • News

    March 16, 2006

    In the Clouds

    FAU Tries to Get Real

  • Music

    February 16, 2006

    Heads or Tales

    Aimee Mann

  • Culture

    January 5, 2006

    Million Quid Baby

    There's something eerily familiar about Whose Life Is It Anyway? at Inside Out

  • News

    December 29, 2005

    Business on the Edge

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

  • News

    December 22, 2005

    Tailpipe

    Crackin' Crack

  • News

    December 15, 2005

    Tailpipe

    Toot Uncommon

  • Calendar

    December 8, 2005
  • Dining

    December 1, 2005

    Dream On

    Can Dream Dinners liberate Sunrise's working moms?

  • Culture

    December 1, 2005

    In the Ruinations

    Wilton Manors art and design venues still show signs of beauty in Wilma's wake

  • Culture

    November 24, 2005

    Hold the Turkey

    What does a Seminole "living village" mean?

  • Dining

    November 24, 2005

    Hail, Bretagne

    A great meal isn't just a crepe-shoot at La Crêperie

  • Calendar

    November 24, 2005
  • News

    November 24, 2005
  • Culture

    November 17, 2005

    Bugs Are Beautiful

    Even Wilma couldn't dim all the bright, kicky art at the Gateway

  • Music

    November 17, 2005
  • News

    November 10, 2005

    All About the Benjamin

    It looks like Ben Graber is selling out the public for a high-rolling developer. He says he's making sausage.

  • Calendar

    November 10, 2005
  • News

    November 10, 2005

    Just Say No

    This Is Your Brain on Video Bedlam

  • Dining

    November 3, 2005

    Winging It

    Post-hurricane, it takes some ingenuity to keep cooking

  • News

    October 27, 2005

    Category Too Much

    We know how to weather the big storms, right?

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