Aldi, the global supermarket chain that features low-frills shopping with a focus on savings over amenities, is planning an expansion in the South Florida market. The chain, which has markets in Australia, throughout Europe, and in the United States, is expanding into Delray Beach, Lauderdale Lakes, ... More >>
Today is April 15, the annual deadline to file your income tax returns. Though there's really no one who actually likes filing taxes (let's face it -- even if you get a refund, the fact that you have to save a shoebox of receipts each year is enough to kill any joy derived from the fact Uncle Same h ... More >>
Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Texas Gov. Rick Perry brought their zany comedy-duo routine to the Palm Beach Strategic Forum at the Palm Beach County Convention Center on Monday when they both took the stage at the same time. It was like Lex Luthor and Montogmery Burns together in one room! The Ricks s ... More >>
Though former Fort Lauderdale legislator Mandy Dawson said in April that "no different than any other person walking the streets of America" with tax problems, she's certainly different from people walking the streets now: She'll be locked up.Dawson was sentenced to six months in prison today a ... More >>
As far as identity thieves go, Coral Springs resident Dorothy Boulin is among the scummiest.Last week, Boulin was sentenced to five years in prison and three years probation for running a scam that pilfered the social security numbers of U.S. Marines and filed fraudulent tax claims in their names.Co ... More >>
See also Connie Mack Continues Stupid Health Care Posturing. We've seen plenty of posturing already from Republican U.S. Rep. Connie Mack -- now a candidate for Senate -- about the Affordable Care Act -- even last week, he was slamming his opponent, Bill Nelson, for supporting it.This came into part ... More >>
A lot has been said about the Supreme Court challenge to "Obamacare," the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. One thing, though, that's gotten lost in the shuffle is that the case is called Health and Human Services v. Florida -- it was filed by Florida's then-attorney general Bill McCollum, ... More >>
Another day in South Florida, another multi-million-dollar scam collapsing. This time around federal officials working with the Broward Sheriff Office arrested Ft. Lauderdale resident Alci Bonannee and several others for filing more than 1,000 bogus tax documents that yielded $9.5 million in re ... More >>
John Askins spent 24 years in Miami investigating staged accidents, fake injury claims, and other car insurance fraud before going on to head the Florida Division of Insurance Fraud. He retired from government in September but followed this month's new personal injury protection (PIP) reform bill ... More >>
Everyone knows red light cameras suck. But now a new study from the University of South Florida indicates that they might actually be dangerous and lead to an increase in red-light-running fatality rates in cities that use them.The research, published in the Florida Public Health Review, tore apa ... More >>
If Scott Rothstein's deposition in Miami last month left something to be desired, we've got good news -- the feds are planning the sequel.According to federal court documents filed last week, Herbert Stettin -- the Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler bankruptcy trustee -- has requested another deposition ... More >>
ambienceofmedia.comGet this: The government creates a secret bank account for every person issued a birth certificate in the United States -- and has been doing so since the enactment of the 1936 Social Security Act -- that holds $630,000. Through a series of IRS filings, people can become entitl ... More >>
Records show that the Mavericks in Education Florida charter schools, which have a high-profile lobbyist and cheerleader in Frank Biden, are not accredited high schools. This means their graduates may have trouble playing college sports or receiving federally funded grants or scholarships to coll ... More >>
Texas Rep. Ron PaulIn our poll yesterday, around 42 percent of our readers thought that the Tea Party audience made the most outlandish comment at Monday night's CNN/Tea Party Express Republican debate.Texas Rep. Ron Paul was asked a hypothetical question during the debate by moderator Wolf Blitz ... More >>
Illustration by Miche RattoWendell Potter -- a former health care insurance executive who most recently left his post as head of communications for CIGNA -- has been following up on the Pulp's post on Florida's newest HMO policy for state employees and agrees that the decision to allow just one H ... More >>
menwithfoilhats.comIn the fourth recent lawsuit targeted at policies of Gov. Rick Scott, the Florida Education Association is now suing over a 3 percent pay cut to the salaries of teachers and other school workers.According to a news release from the union, the lawsuit was entered today in circui ... More >>
askmen.comFlorida law is very concerned about insurance premiums.According to Florida law -- and now the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals -- doctors' sometimes-deadly mistakes have a financial limit: $500,000.The law was being challenged by Michelle McCall, who the Associated Press reports died afte ... More >>
Illustration by Jordin IsipSometimes, when you adopt a kid, things go well. Sometimes, they go wrong. And sometimes, they go so horribly, unimaginably wrong that your life becomes an unending battle to hide the wrongness from yourself, to use every available device of legislation, money, and geog ... More >>
While it may be exaggeration to say he wants Florida's "pill mills" to stay open, Rick Scott has smacked down a whole bunch of rules that would regulate and monitor their activity. First he announced a freeze on new rules that would help the state crack down on fly-by-night clinics, then he disba ... More >>
Courtesy of Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.A 26-year-old Florida Atlantic University student who lives in West Palm Beach has been reported missing. According to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Frantzdy Cherisma has not been seen at home, school, or work in eight days. There's been no ... More >>
Is there a food lover out there who doesn't think they'd like to cater, or open their own eatery or bottle their own hot sauce? Here are two places that will let you give it a whirl before commiting to a retail space. Why rent a kitchen? Mise en Place hot kitchen in Tequesta
The news in Broward and Palm Beach this Tuesday morning:A double shooting late last night in Boynton Beach where one man is dead and another is in critical condition. It appears the shooting occurred on the road and that the dead man -- who hasn't been identified -- was driving a gold Lincoln Nav ... More >>
School Board Member Beverly Gallagher faces corruption charges.No more dragging a stack of papers home to grade at night while watching Glee. No more late afternoon conferences with parents, or volunteering to chaperone the math team's car wash -- at least not until after Thanksgiving.For the nex ... More >>
Flickr: SpinnCommA young AmeriCorps volunteer rolls up her sleeves to rehab a house in St. Charles, Louisiana.Take it from a recent college graduate: It's rough out there. With the national economy in a shambles and entry level employment opportunities scarce, AmeriCorps can be a saving grace for ... More >>
Flickr user: HeneghanCity Manager Charles Dodge rakes in the dough.Pembroke Pines City Manager Charles Dodge has a sweet gig. For his hard work running the 150,000-resident Broward suburb, his company earns $755,000 a year, thanks to a special deal that makes him and Deputy City Manager Mar ... More >>
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