On Monday night, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi filed a motion to the Third District Court of Appeal that the consolidated Pareto-Huntsman case, which deals with the topic of same-sex marriage, should be given a pass-through -- meaning it would skip the appeals court and go straight to the Flori ... More >>
The National Climate Assessment findings released in May by the Obama administration found that South Florida is "exceptionally vulnerable to sea level rise." South Florida, the assessment concluded, is sinking into the ocean. That's the bad news. The good news is that South Florida environmental ... More >>
Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet announced the approval of the acquisition of more than 1,275 acres to protect environmentally sensitive areas in Monroe and Washington counties. The approval is the final step before land can be purchased for these two Florida Forever projects. "This more than $4 ... More >>
Florida has a reputation as America's weirdest state, but there's hardly any national appreciation for the fact that Florida has several culturally distinct regions of weirdness to choose from. In fact, sometimes it seems weird that Florida is considered one state at all. It's high time someone dre ... More >>
Jaxson's Ice Cream Parlor's treats are bittersweet today. Monroe Udell, founder of the iconic Dania shop, has died at the age of 86. A notice on the iconic sweet shop's Facebook page states: It is with indescribable sadness and deepest regret that we inform everyone of the passing of our beloved ... More >>
Boynton Beach's Due South Brewing Company can pat itself on the back with the deal struck to distribute its beers into the thirsty and tourist heavy region known as Central Florida. That means places like Orlando, Sanford, Oviedo, Altamonte Springs, Apopka, and Winter Garden will have the opportuni ... More >>
With the double-digit growth of craft beer, there is bound to be no shortage of beer news, at least not in the near future. Last week, we saw a Spanish man die from chugging too much beer and Seattle brewers make a pact to drink 100-year-old brew. Although the whack factor has toned down a little ... More >>
New Belgium beers are coming to officially coming to South Florida and when they officially do on July 29, they will be as commonplace as Coors Light. It brings a whole new meaning to "tap the Rockies." But that is to be expected of America's third largest production craft brewery, which joined for ... More >>
New Belgium's highly-anticipated craft brews have finally arrived in southeast Florida. New Belgium Brewing Company, known for its flagship beer Fat Tire Amber Ale, signed with Gold Coast Beverage Distributors which will begin distributing their beer beginning July 29, according to Gold Coast's Cra ... More >>
Archbishop Thomas Wenski grew up in Lake Worth and went on to become the head of the Catholic Church in South Florida; his archdiocese covers Broward, Monroe and Miami-Dade counties. As the battle heats up over gay marriage, Wenski has penned a letter outlining the modern Catholic stance on gays. He ... More >>
Time to bring in the lawn furniture and any cows you might have wandering around your premises. The National Weather Service in Miami has issued a tornado watch for all of South Florida through 8 p.m. Thursday night. This, along with a forecast of craploads of rain coming our way. The tornado wat ... More >>
They were asked not to politicize the issue. And apparently, they succeeded. State legislators both Dem and GOP from throughout South Florida gathered this week to educate themselves (and the public, who can watch it here) on climate change, its impact on our region and what, if anything, can be don ... More >>
Remember Tropical Storm Isaac? What a pain in the ass storm that was. It was particularly damaging to Palm Beach County, which got smacked harder by Ike than Miami-Dade or Broward, leaving more than 8 to 10 inches of rain in the southeast part of the county, damaging schools, homes and leaving ... More >>
See also: New Times Pairings: Wines You'll Be Swirling and Sipping on Thursday Night and New Times Pairings: An Event for Beer Geeks and Novices Alike Alright, slackers and/or procrastinators. If you've been putting off purchasing tickets to the fifth annual New Times Pairings -- which goes down to ... More >>
Broward Vice Mayor Kristin Jacobs, who last year tried banning the sale of bongs, is the newest member of the Intergovernmental Coastal Oceans Task Force, a group of lawmakers and eco-experts appointed to protect us from the forthcoming watery woe of climate change.The group is said to represent the ... More >>
Despite the string of national headlines, television specials, a federal ban, and grotesque photographs, it's becoming increasingly unclear whether Burmese pythons are permanently wrecking the Everglades or if they're just an overhyped nuisance. Earlier this year, scientists r ... More >>
The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Compact released a lengthy draft plan intended to make sure South Florida doesn't become some real-life mashup of Mad Max and WaterWorld when sea levels start to rise courtesy of climate change. The Compact -- a gang of county representatives from Brow ... More >>
It just happened. Florida has officially elected the man who oversaw the greatest Medicare fraud in U.S. history as its governor. You might think I would welcome this sort of thing. I remember when I covered the 2000 recount thinking at the end of it, after the U.S. Supreme Court gave t ... More >>
Flickr: dinemagChef Oliver Saucy (right), chef at Cafe Maxx.These Boys of Summer don't make a billion-gazillion dollars a year to play what is grandly dubbed "our national pastime," to gobble steroids like M&Ms and scratch their balls in front of a national TV audience. Thankfully, thes ... More >>
St. Stephen Catholic School in Miramar will close at the end of the school year and the space will be taken over by a public charter school this fall, according to Sister Mary David Magee, the school's principal. On St. Stephen's Facebook page (Sorry, no link. You'll have to log onto your own ... More >>
It's the old diet doc versus the marketing gun in the great war of the tasty appetite suppressors
On the dusty, Old West streets of Davie, a political hotshot takes aim
That whole talking animal genre? Let's be done with it.
The Notorious Bettie Page never quite pins down the pinup.
Photo Illustration Congratulations to Jennifer Babson for taking your run-of-the-mill "fishermen find severed human head" story and turning into a minor masterpiece. I know, I know, people find human heads in South Florida all the time -- bobbing in canals, washing up on the beach, jamming up thei ... More >>
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