An FDLE report released Friday and detailed by Local 10 describes the sordid sexual escapades of former Broward School Board member Jennifer Gottlieb, who cuckolded her judge/husband, Ken -- twice -- with bankers. Worse, the bankers were doing business with the school board while she was sleepi ... More >>
DeutschAround 100 Hallandale Beach residents who live near the Hallandale Jewish Center have signed a petition opposing the opening of a new K-8 charter school on the site. The school would be run by the Ben Gamla Charter School, which already has locations in Hollywood and Sunrise.Broward Bulldo ... More >>
Very soon (today, supposedly), posts will appear on this blog authored by strange names like "Lisa Rab," "Stefan Kamph," "Michael Cohen," and "Brandon K. Thorp." Well, they aren't that strange -- those of you who read the Juice blog already know the work of these fine reporters, so it won't be ... More >>
We all knew that Broward Commissioner Ilene Lieberman -- once perhaps the most powerful woman in the county -- disappeared for a few months, missing commission meeting after commission meeting without explanation. After weeks of questions, Lieberman claimed her AWOL status was due to a he ... More >>
A fine Monday-morning quote comes from Carl Hiaasen:
"I once referred to a past Legislature as a festival of whores, which in retrospect was a vile insult to the world's oldest profession. Today's lackluster assemblage in Tallahassee is possibly the worst in modern times, and cannot fairly be ... More >>
Jim Notter couldn't even tell the truth as the was going out the door.
The Broward schools superintendent made a surprise announcement that he was retiring yesterday, leaving three years left on a contract that pays him $299,000 a year.
Notter always did pretend to be boss, but he ... More >>
Broward County School Board
Jim Notter is finally hitting the road
UPDATED: Embattled Broward Schools Supt. Jim Notter announced today at the end of the board meeting that he is retiring from his post at the end of the school year. It's the first s ... More >>
As we watch the images of the common folks -- and multimillionaire Norman Braman -- celebrating in Miami over the successful recall of Mayor Carlos Alvarez and Commissioner Natacha Seijas, it's easy to wonder: Can it happen here?
Can the people in Broward County dump the co ... More >>
Wild Art: Jennifer Gottlieb, member of the embattled Broward School Board, is hanging in there.
Slow news day, more reporting to do, but I want to update you on the school board member who allegedly used a racial slur in front of several witnesses (and no, it's not JenJen).
I'm getting the ... More >>
Well, the state's Education Commissioner is sending an inspector general down to Broward County to look at the dysfunctional and corrupt embattled school board.
Let's hope they find a way to clean house.
Notter and JenJen bask in all their successThe state is involved thanks to the grand ... More >>
This photo shows Markham gun range (figure one) and its proximity to the Everglades Corporate site
The Everglades Corporate Park project on the edge of the Everglades in Sunrise might soon be killed as the literal victim of nearby gunplay.
Here we see the pa ... More >>
Before you start comparing me to Model Citizen for this obviously photoshopped image of Broward Supt. Jim Notter, I have to confess that I didn't create it.
It comes courtesy of a video produced by BECON, the School Board TV station and propaganda center that is subsidi ... More >>
UPDATED: At his 4 p.m. press conference regarding the Statewide Grand Jury report, Broward Supt. James Notter said he's not going anywhere.
"I have no plans to resign or retire at this point in time," said Notter, who was flanked by the entire board as he spoke. ... We will take expediti ... More >>
For those pining for arrests coming from the statewide grand jury investigation, all hope isn't lost.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement, which served as the investigative arm of the grand jury, has compiled all kinds of intelligence during the investigation and could produce charges in the ... More >>
The Sun-Sentinel obtained some comments from school boarder defending themselves from the findings of the statewide grand jury.
Said Broward Schools Supt. Jim Notter: "I've built a 37-year career by being passionate about digging through the data, emphasizing accountability and gett ... More >>
Well, it's finally official.
The Broward County School Board wasted hundreds of millions of your dollars while doing the bidding of a select group of contractors and lobbyists. You've been reading about that here for the past five years. Now the statewide grand jury has found the same thing.&n ... More >>
Jen Jen entertains the troops.
So former Rothstein law partner Russell Adler -- the A in RRA -- is going to trial to fight an attempt by bankruptcy attorneys to recoup $1.2 million in gains Adler received from his old firm.
The brunt of the clawback stems from hundreds of thousan ... More >>
You've probably read about the construction of Broward School Board Member Jennifer Gottlieb's pet school in Hollywood that wasn't needed at all but still cost taxpayers some $25 million and ruined a neighborhood park.
GottliebThe school, Beachside Montessori Village (which is ne ... More >>
UPDATE: This just in: The jury is deadlocked in the Leyritz trial. They're apparently ready to call it a hung jury, but Judge Marc Gold is trying to get them back in there to try again. That's right, we're looking at a probable 'nother go-round. Call it: Leyritz Trial II, The Sta ... More >>
The Broward County School Board has a bad case of emeritus.
You might think that after the stink caused by the Broward County School Board's plan to give outgoing Ed Marko a $266,000 salary to serve as general counsel emeritus (for the unwashed that's pronounced ih-MEH-ri-tus, not really like ... More >>
October 27, 2010
When it comes to the poor Sun-Sentinel, old habits are hard to break.
That newspaper followed the crushing handshake story yesterday afternoon and who was the lead witness the newspaper found?
Indicted, deposed, disgraced still-clinging-to-public-life Stephani ... More >>
Stacy Ritter seems to be retreating deeper and deeper into perhaps the only place that takes her seriously as a politician anymore.
No it's not her bedroom closet, but a place even more suspended from the real world, a place where voter ignorance isn't a problem but a path to victory.  ... More >>
Beverly GallagherIn the weeks that followed the announcement last September that Broward County School Board member Beverly Gallagher had been busted for taking bribes in an FBI sting, several of her colleagues got anxious. So did the school district administration. "The FBI was asking a lot ... More >>
Activists in South Hollywood recently staged a funeral for their park, part of which was leased for what's become a controversial school project.Normally, a minority-dominated low-income neighborhood like South Hollywood would have reason to cheer the arrival of a new school, especially one that ... More >>