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. GottliebThe school, Beachside Montessori Village (which is ne ... More >>
Activists in South Hollywood recently staged a funeral for their park, part of which was leased for what's become a controversial school project.Normally, a minority-dominated low-income neighborhood like South Hollywood would have reason to cheer the arrival of a new school, especially one that ... More >>
How the School Board turned a community park into a $25 million black hole.
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 >>
Decimated by corporate overlords, the only hope for our local newspapers may be the auction block.
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 >>
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 >>
While scandal rages in Hollywood, Whit Van Cott waits for his payday with a rod and reel.
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 >>
She visited Hollywood the same day as the developer. Now residents fear for their homes.
Once a commission candidate, always a critic:
John Coleman's dance with developers lost him popular support. But will that stop him from spoiling the mayoral race?
In Hollywood, developers profit. You pay.
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When Santa and the Easter Bunny brawl, everybody loses
Districting in Hollywood was supposed to ensure at least one minority candidate on the commission. Think again.
Hollywood gadfly Pete Brewer is on a one-man crusade to expose the city's unnecessary spending on pensions
Grant-writer Maurice Connell has become a well-paid institution in Hollywood. How? The politics of power and money.