The Broward County Sheriff's Office (BSO) is one of the largest sheriff's departments in the country. It provides law enforcement, firefighting, and emergency medical services to areas across the county, as well as other services like corrections and parole supervision. Sheriff Al Lamberti is facing ... More >>
Broward Sheriff's OfficeSylvia PoitierIf you're wondering how suspended Deerfield Beach Commissioner Sylvia Poitier -- who was convicted yesterday on four counts of falsifying public documents -- managed to pony up the cash for defense lawyer Johnny McCray Jr., a months-old email acquired by the ... More >>
Ron Gunzburger's Facebook PageThis is the fine work of Rob Negron at the Brew Urban Cafe on Himmarshee.Al Qaeda put out a statement on the internet today about Osama Bin Laden's death: "It [Bin Laden's blood] will remain, with permission from Allah the Almighty, a curse that chases the Ameri ... More >>
Judy Stern showing her deep concern for the ocean. The photo above is one that the Broward Democratic Party didn't want you to see.Or at least the part of it showing lobbyist Judy Stern with a sign denouncing offshore drilling. The photo was taken at the "Hands Across the Sands" protest last June ... More >>
Cal Deal Wild art: Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler with a friend (is that Judy Stern behind that mask?). And no, Seiler has nothing to do with the following blog post.So what do you do when your brother is elected to the city commission?
Why you go to political events -- like a meeting of the B ... 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 >>
Broward County School Board records show that on October 10, 2008, then-School Board Member Stephanie Kraft and lobbytist Neil Sterling exchanged four phone calls in the afternoon.
The KraftsOn that same day it was announced that the insurance committee on which Kraft was sitting had chos ... More >>
Broward County Commissioner John Rodstrom's attempt to kill term limits (chiefly for himself) is going to court tomorrow, where a judge is expected to rule on it up or down.
Rodstrom, plain and simple, is trying to overturn the will of the people for his own selfish reason -- namely ... More >>
Flickr: eschipulIn the months before yesterday's election, Broward candidates lined up behind campaign rainmakers who possessed extraordinary powers for rounding up votes. Of course, they would share these powers only if the price was right. Since incumbents could outraise their challengers, incu ... More >>
Way back in October, this blog used the Tom Ridge terrorist threat chart to rank Broward County's power couples according to the threat they posed to the integrity of local government. The duo of Richard Rubin and Commissioner Diana Wasserman-Rubin posed an "elevated" risk of committing corruptio ... More >>
Barbra Stern, the daughter of Democrat strategist Judy Stern, today followed through on her long-rumored campaign for Florida House district in Fort Lauderdale vacated by Ellyn Bodganoff, who's running for Florida Senate. Barbra Stern was originally a Democrat but she had a fling with the Republican ... 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 >>
I'm done knocking on new Broward County Mayor Stacy Ritter. Why? Because I like her. I really like her.
There are signs that she's going to make county hall fun again. She possesses a huge ego -- so big that she actually had staff move a wall this weekend to make her new mayor's office ... More >>