Larry Deetjen

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    May 20, 2010

    He's Their Problem Now: Former Deerfield City Manager Involved in Barroom Brouhaha

    Deetjen​Larry Deetjen, the Deerfield Beach city manager during the turbulent reign of Mayor Al Capellini, got into a fight early on the morning of May 12 in Oak Lawn, Illinois, the suburban Chicago city where Deetjen holds the same title.It all started innocuously enough. Deetjen was watching a ho ... More >>

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    February 22, 2010

    Suit Accuses Former Deerfield City Manager of Racially Charged Comments

    Deetjen​Larry Deetjen, the longtime city manager of Deerfield Beach now working in the Midwest, has landed his new city in legal trouble. The landlords of a minority-dominated housing complex in Oak Lawn, Illnois, say that Deetjen, as village manager, made racially insensitive remarks about the bu ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009

    Something Smells Rotten at Deerfield Beach's Mango Festival

    Photo: themangofestival.comOne of the photos that Mango Festival organizers did not want you to see.​The Mango Festival of Deerfield Beach has a math problem: Its most recent festival, in June 2008, attracted a lot of people. But for some reason, it didn't make a lot of money. And for the city, wh ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009

    Larry Deetjen Puppet Show a Hit in Oak Lawn

    Deetjen​Yes, that Larry Deetjen -- the former Deerfield Beach city manager who was practically joined at the hip with mayor-turned-felony-suspect Al Capellini. Despite rumors that Deetjen would be swooping back around to take his old job back from Mike Mahaney -- Mayor Peggy Noland doesn't like th ... More >>

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    June 23, 2009

    Will Deerfield Beach City Manager Get Axed Tonight?

    Mike Mahaney, the Deerfield Beach city manager who has been straddling a political fault line since the March 10 municipal election, is in danger of being fired at tonight's special meeting of the Deerfield Beach City Commission, according to a source.There's no mention of Mahaney on the agenda rele ... More >>

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    May 14, 2009

    Pete Boinis: Asshole Of The Week

        BoinisThe Pulp's Asshole of the Week (so I stole an idea from Larry Flynt, what are you gonna do, shoot me?) is Pete Boinis. He's the guy that cordoned off his swath of land next to the Deerfield Beach Pier with a bunch of poles and then had "No Trespassing" sign ... More >>

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    January 5, 2009

    There Will Be Blood: Jean Robb to Run for Deerfield Beach Mayor

    In Deerfield Beach, they don't do Democrats and Republicans. Rather, you've got the Indicted Party, which nominated Al Capellini, who resigned as mayor last month after corruption charges were filed against him. And you've got the Nearly Indicted Party, which recently chose Jean Robb as its nominee. ... More >>

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    January 1, 2009
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    December 29, 2008

    Peter Boinis: Help! My City Hall ATM Code Is Not Working.

    Poor, poor Peter Boinis. He's the restaurateur who somehow (*cough-campaign donations-cough*) convinced a few Deerfield Beach commissioners that it was a good idea to lease him its pier for just $150,000 per year so that he could build a restaurant there. A burst of city activism derailed that plan ... More >>

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    May 29, 2008

    The Mayor's Private Dick

    Al Capellini takes the Nixon route against his rival on the commission

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    December 6, 2007

    Rambo and the Phantom

    Investigating a gun-slinging city commissioner and the mayor who hides in the bathroom

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    October 18, 2007

    Looking for Lucifer

    Authorities use high-tech tactics to try to stop cyber critics bedeviling a city

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    June 7, 2007

    How´s Your Slime IQ?

    Take the Broward Corruption Quiz

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    April 19, 2007

    Stomp the Worm

    Saint Aaron to the rescue in Haiti

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    February 15, 2007

    Dead End

    Bullets are flying and young men are dying in Deerfield's street war between Haitians and African-Americans

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    September 18, 2006

    Notes from the Weekend

    -- This little ditty by the Palm Beach Post's Andrew Marra may be the worst news City Place has had. Not because a woman hanged herself out in the open. But because nobody even noticed until the afternoon. After the jump: McDonald's fighting obesity, Reinhard, Bigoney, Venezuelan ant-Semitism, a ... More >>

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    July 6, 2006

    Mayor Al's Shady Pal

    When you're a politician helping out a felon, it's better not to ask questions.

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    July 6, 2006
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    June 30, 2006

    Poitier's Divine Tragedy

    Broward Times Remember Sylvia Poitier? She's the one who was voted off the Broward County Commission after creating an untoward relationship (financially) with reviled mega-developer Michael Swerdlow. You might remember that she had her political Lazarus moment by getting elected to the Deerfiel ... More >>

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    June 8, 2006
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    June 7, 2006

    Pulp Brings Down City Manager

    Okay, that header may be overstating things just a bit, but you read about Deerfield Beach City Manager Larry Deetjen's racist airport blow-up here first. Let's face it, Larry Deetjen brought down Larry Deetjen. The Sun-Sentinel's Susannah Bryan tells us this morning of Deetjen's six-month suspensio ... More >>

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    June 6, 2006

    The Mayor's Spin Zone

    Thanks to Chaz Stevens for pointing out the slogan of TransMedia, the firm hired by Mayor Al Capellini to combat bad press about his dubious dating and business habits: "What can we SPIN for you today?" Another TransMedia client is Walter Shaw, the famed jewel thief and cat burglar of West Palm. Th ... More >>

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    June 5, 2006

    Deerfield Editor Resigns

    Ever heard of the Deerfield Observer? It's a so-called "community newspaper" -- you know, one of those local Chamber of Commerce rags. Some Deerfield locals have been cheering a pending personnel change at the newspaper that was announced on Friday: The resignation of long-time Managing Editor Judy ... More >>

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    June 1, 2006

    For Sale: Keys to the City

    In Deerfield, when you're in, you're really in. And the mayor is really in.

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    May 16, 2006

    When Politicos Attack (At Airports)

    Winton In an apparent game of one-upmanship, Miami City Commissioner Johnny Winton has outdone Deerfield Beach City Manager Larry Deetjen in airport tirades. The Miami Herald's David Ovalle and Michael Vasquez do a bang-up job on deadline of telling us about Winton's apparently drunken scuffle with ... More >>

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    May 15, 2006

    A Five-Alarm Bullshit Fire

    Deetjen (far left) with Jeb Bush In light of Deerfield Beach City Manager Larry Deetjen's racist blowup at the Palm Beach County Airport, I feel it is incumbent upon the Pulp to allow Deetjen a full airing of his defense. It comes in the form of a memo he wrote to Deerfield Beach City Attorney Andy ... More >>

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    May 12, 2006

    Extra! Larry Deetjen's Racist Airport Blowup

    Deetjen Occasionally the Pulp busts some news. This is one of those times. I just received a copy of police reports concerning an argument at the Palm Beach County Airport last month. It involved Deerfield Beach City Manager Larry Deetjen and a black Palm Beach Sheriff's Office parking cop. It, uh, ... More >>

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    April 27, 2006
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    April 20, 2006

    A Long Political Squabble Over a Short Pier

    Steve Gonot tries to cure Deerfield Beach of a political sickness.

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    April 13, 2006

    Who Do I Have to Whack to Raise My Google Profile?

    Radio right-winger Doug Goetzloe tries another political hit for Internet ratings.