Jeri Muoio

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    September 24, 2014

    Palm Beach County Commission Strikes Down New Baseball Stadium

    On Tuesday, the Palm Beach County Commission voted down a proposition to build a $140.1 million spring training stadium for major league ball clubs Houston Astros and Washington Nationals. The vote was a close 4-3, with commissioners Mary Lou Berger and Steven Abrams saying they'd voted yes if awar ... More >>

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    July 30, 2014

    West Palm Beach to Vote on Domestic Partnership Benefits Ordinance

    "It is all about equal pay for equal work," says Rand Hoch, President and Founder of the Palm Beach County Human Rights Council with the news that the City of West Palm Beach could become the first public employer in the county to enact an equal benefits ordinance. The ordinance would require cont ... More >>

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    June 12, 2014

    Palm Beach County Agrees to Import Trash for Money

    Ahh, Palm Beach County. Sunshine shining on a cloudless day as palm trees sway lazily in the waft of putrid refuge in the breeze. Or, at least, that'll be the picture of the town on some days after the county commissioners voted to allow the importing of garbage from outside the county to burn in ... More >>

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    May 14, 2014

    Bryan Kummerlen Named New West Palm Beach Police Chief

    West Palm Beach has a new police chief. On Wednesday morning, Mayor Jeri Muoio named Assistant Police Chief Bryan Kummerlen as the city's next police chief, pending city commissioners' ratification later this month. Kummerlen, a 26-year veteran on the force, had been serving as West Palm Beach Pol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2014

    West Palm Beach Mayor Announces Plan for New Flagler Financial District

    West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio announced plans to set up a "Flagler Financial District" in downtown to try and bring in more Wall Street types and other financiers to the city. Muoio unveiled the plans during her State of the City address at the Palm Beach County Convention Center on Tuesday morn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    WPB Commissioner Kim Mitchell, Unrepentant, Flacks for the Remains of Digital Domain

    It takes a special kind of chutzpah to flack for the remains of a publicly funded train wreck. This is particularly true when you bear a major share of the responsibility for it. West Palm Beach City Commissioner Kimberly Mitchell has that special quality. See also: - Digital Domain: John Textor's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    Kravis Center Breaks Law, Screws Workers, Stiffs Patrons

    Pretty goddamned embarrassing when Palm Beach County's premier performing arts showcase chooses to break the law with impunity rather than do right by its employees. But for 12 years now Palm Beach's Kravis Center has engaged in an illegal campaign of union busting that's simmered like a b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2012

    West Palm Beach Commissioners to Hear Proposals For Intracoastal Hotel

    West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio believes a hotel with intracoastal water ways can potentially be a big deal for the downtown area. So the city commission will be hearing three different proposals for one to be built where city hall used to be. Included in the plans is the old Helen Wilkes hotel si ... More >>

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    November 8, 2012
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    September 10, 2012

    Scenes From a Rally: Obama in West Palm Beach

    The earth didn't move nor did the seas part. But the idea that President Obama's supporters see the man as the Second Coming was never much more than a lie put forth by his enemies. The Obamanauts may be fervent, but what they see is the right man for the job. And the 6,000 souls who stood hours in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    West Palm Beach Cracks Down on Food Trucks

    ​It seems that the honeymoon phase between the City of West Palm Beach and food trucks is coming to an end. Palm Beach County is behind Miami in food trucks, but certain owners, most notably the Fire Within and Curbside Gourmet, have risen to the challenge of bringing the mobile eateries to the no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Morning Poll: Should West Palm Beach Publish Catalogs of Prostitution Customers?​West Palm Beach city commissioners are considering multiple methods to curb prostitution in the city, including printing the names, mugshots, and addresses of those busted trying to pick up a hooker -- effectively creating a customer database for women of the night. The city has ha ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    West Palm Beach's Possible Plan to Battle Prostitution: Print a Catalog of Customers

    lasvegascitylife.comEspecially when you have an address book full of customers​West Palm Beach has a prostitution problem -- their city ordinance to keep hookers off street corners has been deemed unconstitutional by two courts, and the city was sued the last time they published the names of men s ... More >>

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    December 1, 2010

    Mark Foley Comeback Hinges on Dissection of His Sex Scandal

    Not perfect. Not exactly a monster either.​Mark Foley is back! Maybe. The Republican ex-congressman, who resigned in disgrace in 2006 after revelations that he'd made passes at teenaged congressional pages, is considering a run for the mayor of West Palm Beach.Lots of folks will gripe, rightly eno ... More >>

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    March 24, 2010

    West Palm Commission Supports Gay Adoption

    ​West Palm Beach became the second city in Broward-Palm Beach this month to pass a resolution supporting gays who want to adopt kids in Florida. Under current Florida law, gay men and lesbians are banned from adopting, although they're permitted, and in fact encouraged, to become foster parents. I ... More >>

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    August 28, 2009

    7 Reasons to Re-read West Palm's 'Pay to Play' Grand Jury Report

    Summer's a great time to revisit the classics!​Here we are in the dog days of August, an excellent time to do a little summer re-reading.  On the Juice's beachside reading list is the Grand Jury Report released in 2007 on the "Pay to Play" scandal in West Palm Beach. A Grand Jury was convened ... More >>