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Martin County

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2014

    Hoffman's Chocolates Now Open on Las Olas; More Locations on the Docket

    When it comes to desserts, there's one item that tends to elicit the strongest reactions. Most people love it, few stay away from it, but it's not very common to hear someone is so-so about chocolate. Fort Lauderdale chocolate lovers have a new reason to get excited: Palm Beach County's legendary ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    All Aboard Florida: Small-Town Politicians Are Trying to Ruin Your Shot at Miami-Orlando High Speed Rail

    It's a no-brainer that high-speed rail would make everybody's lives a little more bearable -- especially in Florida, where a simple shot up I95 at the wrong time of day can be a Bataan Death March. Gov. Rick Scott has already flubbed one opportunity for high-speed rail between Tampa and Orladno by r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    Florida Python Ban Defended by U.S. Government in Federal Court Motion

    The United States Association of Reptile Keepers wants the government to lift the ban on bringing invasive snakes and reptiles into places like the Everglades. According to a lawsuit filed by The Keepers, the science behind banning people from introducing snakes into an ecosystem they absolutely do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    Seven50: Tea Party Warns Palm Beach County Commission of Takeover by Regional Planning Group

    A chorus of citizens in red greeted the Palm Beach County Commission yesterday. The Tea Party, some 80 strong, had come to warn the commissioners against Seven50, a regional planning initiative. See also: - Florida Tea Partiers: Urban Planners Are Using Mind Control, Tyranny in Sustainable Developm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Ridiculous Flooding Leads to School Closures, People Sleeping in Cars

    Palm Beach County is experiencing heavy flooding, power outages, traffic jams, school closures, and just an overall feeling of soggy despair after receiving biblical amounts of rainfall Thursday and Friday morning. According to the National Weather Service, between 13 and 18 inches fell in some we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    Olivia Sprauer Posts Preview of Hustler Cover [NSFW]

    On Wednesday, we told you about how Olivia Sprauer (AKA Victoria James), the Martin County High English teacher that was fired for moonlighting as an "eyecandy model," had landed on the cover of Hustler magazine. Sprauer is slated to be on the March 2014 cover, and have her own 14-page spread. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    Florida's Seven Dumbest Criminals for October

    Ah Florida. We have criminals, just like every other state. But we have our own special kind of criminal. Namely, dumb ones. And, because we're never in short supply of dumb criminals, we present to you our latest series of the dumbest Florida criminals of the month. October was special for dumb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2013

    Houston Astros Owner Has Controversial Past, Courts Public Subsidies for Palm Beach Stadium

    We know the city fathers and mothers of Palm Beach Gardens are licking their chops at the prospect of luring the Houston Astros to set up a new spring training facility in their burg. We know there may be as much as $100 million in public funds going into the deal. And we know that someone, somewher ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    Bartender Q&A: Kelsey Simon on Inhaling Alcohol Fumes and Miami Vice

    Tending bar tends to be an extrovert's game. You have to deal with other staff members and chat to dozens, if not hundreds, of customers on a daily basis -- it's almost like being onstage. For the most part, you're not going to find many shy people behind the bar, unless they've learned to get ove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Albino Burmese Python Eats Two Cats in Martin County

    Authorities captured a ten-foot albino Burmese python that ate two cats in a Martin County neighborhood. According to the Martin County Sheriff's Office, a Salerno resident called them after they spotted the snake in his yard. When cops arrived, they found and nabbed the ten-footer. The regurgitat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    "River Warriors" Organize to Fight Lake Okeechobee Pollution

    Florida is currently experiencing an environmental hell. Our rivers and estuaries -- basically, the coast's nurseries for baby sea life -- are being devastated. Blob-like, the deterioration of South Florida's waterways creeps forth inexorably from the chemical dump formerly known as Lake Okeechobe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Dengue Fever Might Be Spreading Throughout Florida

    Killer pythons, Herpes Monkeys, kittens with rabies. What else ya got, Florida? Dengue-fever-carrying mosquitoes, you say? Fantastic! As we wrote about last month, the Florida Department of Health confirmed three cases of dengue fever contracted in Florida. And now, it's apparently spreading ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    Dengue Fever Cases in Florida Confirmed

    Well, better start stockpiling cans of OFF! The Florida Department of Health has confirmed three cases of dengue fever contracted in Florida. Dengue fever, which rarely ever hits the U.S., is an infectious disease transmitted by mosquitoes that causes fever, headache, muscle pain and a measles-like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    WPB Downtown Development Authority Boosts Commissioner's Private Art Business

    Here's the deal: West Palm Beach's Downtown Development Authority, with the aid and assistance of WPB City Commissioner Shanon Materio and her family, has put together a summer series of work by two artists and one art dealer. One of the artists, glass sculptor Rick Eggert, is based in Martin Coun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Rain and Flooding Is Not Yet Done With You, Palm Beach County

    In case you forgot, it rained a crapload of buckets yesterday. Some places -- like Delray Beach -- reported as much as 11 inches of rain. And while the day is amazeballs gorgeous this early Friday afternoon, it's probably going to get nasty again very soon. Because, Florida!

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    FPL Is Building Another Natural Gas Pipeline Underfoot

    Did you know there are already two major pipelines underground that bring in natural gas from other states to our local power plants? There will be a third by 2017, and FPL is currently seeking "Requests for Proposals" from companies that want the job of building it. FPL says the two natural ga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Digital Domain's John Textor: "I Lost My Job, Too"

    John Textor doesn't want to talk to the press."I don't trust any of you," he said to a reporter on a recent weekday afternoon, answering the door of his cloistered Hobe Sound house in a faded green polo shirt, slacks, and sandals.See also:- Digital Domain's student labor plantationThe former CEO of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Best Fall Festivals 2012 in South Florida: Hayrides, Pumpkin Patches, and Corn Mazes

    It might be hard to believe from the weather outside, but Autumn 2012 officially began on September 22. But just because we live in the only Zone 10 in the contiguous United States doesn't mean we can get a little taste of fall fun. There are pumpkin patches, hayrides, and harvest-time fun all over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    Allen West Is Being a Jerk to Republicans Too Now: Opponent Bob Crowder Calls Him "Yellow"

    Martin County Sheriff Robert Crowder is running for Congress. His opponent loves using words like communist, vile, and despicable to describe colleagues he disagrees with.Now Crowder is surprised Rep. Allen West, a fellow Republican, is being mean to him too.

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Frederica Wilson on Trayvon Martin: "I Am Tired of Burying Young Black Boys" (VIDEO)

    ​South Florida Congresswoman Frederica Wilson took to the House floor yesterday and slammed authorities for their inaction in the case of Trayvon Martin, the Miami Gardens 17-year-old who was killed in Martin County last month, calling shooter George Zimmerman "a renegade wannabe policeman neighbo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Morning Juice: Trayvon Martin 911 Tapes, Moving on From Peyton Manning, and A

    ​A quick review of the news you may have missed:--The "very suspicious" files: Authorities have released the 911 tapes associated with the February killing of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old Martin County boy who was shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. A highlight of the tapes, in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    South Florida Alligator Trappers Wanted, Only Need an Email Address and No Criminal History

    Jobs, people, jobs.​Who says there aren't any jobs out there?If you've got an email address and have managed to avoid being arrested, you can get a job in Palm Beach County (or Martin County) now.All you have to do is capture some alligators.

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Former Rep. Tim Mahoney Faces DUI Charge After Being Found Sleeping in His Car

    Palm Beach County Sheriff's OfficeFormer Rep. Tim Mahoney​Former South Florida Democratic Congressman Tim Mahoney faces a DUI charge after Palm Beach Gardens cops found him sleeping one off in his car early Saturday morning.As you may remember, Mahoney had a tough time with purported sex scandals ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Warren Newell and Tony Masilotti, Out of Prison and Crying Innocent

    Warren Newell wants his conviction tossed.​There's nothing quite so heartwarming as a convicted political felon crying foul and asking for his hard-earned bribes back. Two former Palm Beach County commissioners are fighting that fight, and their chutzpah is admirable.Warren Newell and Tony Masilot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    UPDATE: Animal Rights Activists Pressure Highland Christian Academy to Stop "Greased Pig" Contest

    flickr.comA greased pig contest similar to the one the church has been planning.​It was supposed to be a pleasant Christian festival, scheduled for this Saturday in Pompano Beach. There are supposed to be a few bounce houses, some face painting, a mechanical bull, a beach volleyball tournament, so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Fox 29 Suggests Gas Prices in Tiny Towns

    Flickr: ramparts54There's no need to trek to the boondocks for your gas.​Fox 29 didn't disappoint this morning. As part of their usual repertoire of using minifacts to fill the two-hour morning news segment, they provided loyal readers with some cheap gas prices. This would be nice and useful ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Notorious Swinger Tiger Woods Moving to Town

    Flickr: voguemarie​Not all the kinky rich guys in America live in Palm Beach County, but they will after Tiger Woods finalizes what looks like a permanent relocation from his scandal-tainted Orlando-area digs. Page2Live is reporting that Woods' business manager has bought a 7,000-square-foot home ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Buxom Bandit's on the Run!

    No, that's not the Buxom Bandit in question. But it is a buxom woman running, which might help you all to recognize the Buxom Bandit, who is officially "on the run" according to Broward Sheriff's Office. She even has a name -- Samara Leneece Seward. The news release says that Seward had planned to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Taking Sides: Who's Behind Amendment 4?

    Which Is the Lesser of Two Evils?​One of the fiercest battles to be waged this election year will be over Amendment 4, a citizens initiative aimed at putting decisions about growth in Florida back into the hands of voters. On November 2, we'll go to the polls, and essentially send our government ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    The Duh in Dalia: What She Could Have Learned About Hiring a Hitman in South Florida

    Photo: Palm Beach Sheriff's OfficeDalia Dippolito​There are a great many lessons to be learned from the sad story of Dalia Dippolito, the Boynton Beach woman who's accused of paying a hitman (who was actually an undercover agent) to kill her husband.The first is that you shouldn't marry someone on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    You're Invited! Environmentalist on Trial for Chaining Herself to Tree

    Courtrooms can be such staid places -- so we love it when people treat judicial proceedings as interactive theater events. This January, an environmental activist named Stevie Lowe went to the site of the Barley Barber Swamp, an ancient cypress forest, and locked herself to a tree. The reason? Flori ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    Drug Czar Nominee's Stepson Is in Broward Jail

    Broward Sheriff's OfficeJeffrey Kerlikowske Gil Kerlikowske, chief of the Seattle Police Department, was introduced to the media yesterday as the Obama administration's nominee to lead the Office of Drug Control Policy. Meanwhile, his stepson Jeffrey sits in a Broward County jail cell.Jeffrey Kerlik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    FPL vs. the Environment, again

    The hardcore environmentalists at Everglades Earth First sure know how to push FPL's buttons. All year, they've been waging a court battle against construction of a new power plant in Palm Beach County (right across the street from a wildlife refuge!).  Today, they picked another fight with the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    Everybody's Kung Food Fighting

    We used to joke about serving a "knuckle sandwich" and washing it down with a cool "can of whoop-ass" (pictured above). But no more. Not since this rash of cuisine-related crime struck Florida. This past week, we've been too scared to enter a Dunkin' Donuts, and only now that our brave sheriff has a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 1, 2006

    Tweet Tweet

    Time for another one of those newsy deals without much reporting in them but that you can take to the bank. Let's preface with the bad news first. Circulation at newspapers is still trending downward, as a corporate analyst might say. According to the Sun-Sentinel's Harriet Johnson Brackey, the News ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2006

    Foley Got Shaft From POTUS -- And Not In Good Way

    Gov. Jeb Bush's office released e-mails exhanged between the gov and disgraced congressman Mark Foley yesterday and, thankfully, we are none the wiser on the size of Jeb's member. But Dara Kam of the Palm Beach Post reports that there were some interesting exchanges about Foley's concern about getti ... More >>

  • Music

    May 25, 2006

    All Killer, No Filler

    The Supersuckers ain't trippin'.

  • Music

    May 25, 2006
  • Music

    March 9, 2006

    Last Laugh

    No Regrets (Suburban Noize)

  • Subtropical Life

    May 13, 2004
  • Calendar

    October 16, 2003

    Get Cookin'

    Food glorious food

  • News

    August 21, 2003

    Dead Man Driving

    A hawker pays a high price. A drunk driver tries to pay a deep-fried bribe.

  • News

    March 27, 2003

    Jeb's Boy

    Frank Brogan, Bush's man in academia, must defuse the FAU scandals. But where is he?

  • News

    November 15, 2001

    Osama's Bull's-eye

    Two Stuart men find a novel way to exact revenge on the notorious Saudi: Take him to court.

  • Sports and Recreation

    May 17, 2001

    Best Place to Mountain Bike

    Camp Murphy Off-Road Bicycle Trails

  • Best of BPB

    May 11, 2000

    Best Little-Known Attraction

    Treasure Coast Wildlife Hospital

  • News

    March 25, 1999

    Willie Gary's Sugar Daddies

    Why is Stuart's revered black superlawyer, champion of the little guy, defending Big Sugar against its own workers? Money.

  • Dining

    March 25, 1999
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