Pete Brewer

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Is JenJen's School The Whitest In South Broward?

    You've probably read about the construction of Broward School Board Member Jennifer Gottlieb's pet school in Hollywood that wasn't needed at all but still cost taxpayers some $25 million and ruined a neighborhood park. Gottlieb‚ÄčThe school, Beachside Montessori Village (which is ne ... More >>

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    May 17, 2010

    In Hollywood, Politicians' Kids Get a Private School Education on the Public Dime

    Activists in South Hollywood recently staged a funeral for their park, part of which was leased for what's become a controversial school project.‚ÄčNormally, a minority-dominated low-income neighborhood like South Hollywood would have reason to cheer the arrival of a new school, especially one that ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009

    A Monument to Waste

    How the School Board turned a community park into a $25 million black hole.

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    January 16, 2009

    Another Newspaper Falls Into Bankruptcy

    The Minneapolis Star Tribune followed the Tribune Co. and went into Chapter 11 bankruptcy today. Remember, Miami Herald parent McClatchy, in the only good move it has made in several years, sold the Strib, as it is called, for $530 million back in 2006. The newspaper's story includes some inter ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    The Fourth Estate Sale

    Decimated by corporate overlords, the only hope for our local newspapers may be the auction block.

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    December 19, 2008

    Hollywood Has Been Swallowed By Benevolent Bizarro World

    By now, almost nothing can shock us about Hollywood (Florida) news. Not a dead body turning up in a Federal Highway hotel. Been there. Not a dirty cop, nor a public official hit with criminal indictment. Been there and there. Nothing would have shocked us...except this. And this.Yep, it's good news. ... More >>

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    September 12, 2007
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    February 8, 2007

    Who Killed Kenny's Project?

    Cynthia Berman-Miller, at far left, with Hollywood Commish Cathy Anderson (in purple), lobbyist Alan Koslow, and County Commish Sue Gunzberger (watch that hand, Al!) I'm going to be updating this damn bloggy beast all day long, but wanted to start with news coming from Hollywood that former state ... More >>

  • News

    November 23, 2006

    The One That Got Away

    While scandal rages in Hollywood, Whit Van Cott waits for his payday with a rod and reel.

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    October 10, 2006

    Wasserstrom Indicted!

    Wasserstrom Hollywood City Commissioner Keith Wasserstrom has been indicted on several felony counts for his involvement with Schwing Bioset, a waste treatment company that does business with his city, according to several sources. The State Attorney's Office's investigation of Wasserstrom was ... More >>

  • News

    November 11, 2004

    Our Mayor, the Lobbyist, Part 4

    She visited Hollywood the same day as the developer. Now residents fear for their homes.

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    June 3, 2004

    Letters June 3-9, 2004

    Once a commission candidate, always a critic:

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    August 7, 2003

    Snake Bit

    John Coleman's dance with developers lost him popular support. But will that stop him from spoiling the mayoral race?

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    July 3, 2003

    Incentivize This

    In Hollywood, developers profit. You pay.

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    February 13, 2003
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    January 17, 2002

    Ax, Lies, & Audiotape

    When Santa and the Easter Bunny brawl, everybody loses

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    January 13, 2000

    Hollywood's True Colors

    Districting in Hollywood was supposed to ensure at least one minority candidate on the commission. Think again.

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    November 18, 1999

    A Double Dipper's Worst Enemy

    Hollywood gadfly Pete Brewer is on a one-man crusade to expose the city's unnecessary spending on pensions

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    October 21, 1999

    Maurie, We Hardly Know Ye

    Grant-writer Maurice Connell has become a well-paid institution in Hollywood. How? The politics of power and money.