See you guys in Brazil!While we were busy adding up all of those jobs Gov. Rick Scott brought from Canada to Florida during his "trade mission" last week -- zero -- big layoffs were taking place across the state.Now, aside from slaughtering government jobs from the state budget, private businesse ... More >>
Newspapers are all about web hits.
Web hits on stories generate buzz, they get the attention of advertisers, and they drive dollars.
For the past several years, newspapers, including this one, have designed and redesigned their websites to maximize hits. While bells and whistles have been add ... More >>
Flickr user: injuThings just got more stressful at the Herald.The Daily Newspaper Death March continued with yesterday's announcement of 49 jobs cut from the Miami Herald. Of those, nine positions were eliminated in the Herald newsroom, and six were sliced from the Spanish-language El Nuevo Heral ... More >>
The Soma Center Cafe in Lake Worth has long been a favorite spot for healthy eating in Palm Beach County. New Times named it Best Vegan Restaurant this year, praising the deliciously fresh, innovative dishes and warm, free-loving atmosphere.But behind the counter at the crunchy, laid-back café, ... More >>
Photo: Deerfield BeachPoitier wants to see the city manager squirm.With the announcement Friday that 106 Deerfield Beach workers were being laid off, tonight's commission meeting was going to be a madhouse no matter what. But that's not quite enough of a guarantee for Commissioner Sylvia Poitier, ... More >>
The local news for Friday morning:Five years of probation is the sentence for Ed Portner, former Tamarac commissioner, for pulling a gun on his daughter, Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter, at her Parkland home last October. That whole episode seems to me like it was some bizarre dream that ... More >>
The news this Wednesday morning in Broward and Palm Beach:Palm Beach County doesn't trust BP to protect its sensitive marine life. The county is looking to hire a private contractor to install booms that can soak up oil along 14 miles of waterway. BP will be expected to pick up the tab. [Palm Bea ... More >>
Photo by C.StilesThe Broward Bulldog makes a splash in the dailies.A sign of sweet justice appears in the Sun-Sentinel and Miami Herald today. Dan Christensen, founder of the nonprofit investigative news site Broward Bulldog, reports on a scandal in Broward's wealthiest circles. A legal battle is ... More >>
Flickr user: samcrockettWant to buy your old desk back?No, the paper's not closing. But after losing hundreds of employees to layoffs and buyouts and shuttering its presses so the Sun-Sentinel could print the paper, the Palm Beach Post has a lot of extra office equipment laying around.Desks, chai ... More >>
Flickr user: Sean GlennYou want to cut their pension? Just try, Dodge.As the Pembroke Pines City Commission prepares to vote tonight on more budget cuts for the cash-strapped suburb, city employees have reached a boiling point.
"Our people have suffered enough," says Jim Silvernale, spokesman f ... More >>
He's got Wilford Brimley's jowls, a roly-poly stomach, worried eyes, and a slight snarl that could be mistaken for an under-bite. Meet the Palm Beach Post's latest mascot, a bulldog that appeared in a full-page ad in Tuesday's paper above the headline: "The Palm Beach Post, Your Community Watchdo ... More >>
A labor judge ruled this week that Nova Southeastern University went to unlawful extremes to quash an effort by the school's custodial contractors to unionize. Among the findings by Administrative Law Judge John H. West: that supervisors intimidated employees of a custodial services firm after they ... More >>
All right I've been gone from here for a little while doing my day job (journalism) and I'm none too pleased. I had the damn Shak Dhanji fugitive scoop two days ago and got so caught up in another story I was working on and the Miami Herald layoffs that I let myself get beat. I really should have br ... More >>
The looming job cuts at the Miami Herald -- sources expect the number to be about 50 layoff/buyouts in the newsroom -- will happen by the end of the week, writes David Landsberg in an email to staff. This follows his February 5 email announcing that job cuts were coming.
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Photo: MaskworldDemocrats desperate to put some dents in Gov. Charlie Crist's high approval ratings are chastising him for keeping a butler and a personal chef on the state payroll at a time when cops and teachers are being laid off. In a statement released today, Florida Democratic Party Chair Kare ... More >>
Asa Boynton has a flair for the dramatic. You sorta have to when you're in the singing telegram biz. But Boynton -- that's him above, as the Hairy Fairy, a favorite character -- can't resist applying his performance art in the political realm. He's one of Hollywood's fiercest rabble rousers, a tirel ... More >>