UPDATE: The original post to this story reported that that worker that was killed was a Port of Palm Beach employee. However, the man was working at the port, but was not a Port of Palm Beach employee.A man working at the Port of Palm Beach was killed in barge an accident in Slip 3 at the port, ... More >>
We were remiss not to tell you about this sooner, but on the last day of February, a Palm Beach County judge handed down yet another win to Fane Lozman, the Marine Corps pilot turned millionaire stockbroker turned houseboat owner turned hero for the Little Man everywhere. Lozman made national news i ... More >>
Less than a month after its opening, Bikinii Coffee in Riviera Beach has closed.The shop, located just off Blue Heron Boulevard, opened mid-February with a premise that we thought would be a slam-dunk hit -- well-priced coffee and light breakfast and lunch fare -- served to you by young ladies in pa ... More >>
Do you like your barista in a bikini? Well, now you can have your cake and drink your coffee, too. Simply visit the newly-opened Bikinii Coffee in Riviera Beach. The 1,300-square-foot space is located across from the new Ocean Mall plaza where Wings surf shop recently opened. The corner spot is ... More >>
One week following the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision ruling that Fane Lozman's houseboat wasn't, in fact, a boat, Lozman has one response: Yeah, that's great, but where's my money? Turns out winning a Supreme Court decision isn't quite like winning the lottery. And Fane Lozman -- who's had h ... More >>
The mayors of Riviera Beach, Belle Glade, and Magnolia Park went before the school board on Wednesday to ask the district to install metal detectors in schools. The three Palm Beach mayors have put together an online petition that has garnered more than 100 signatures so far. "There's no limit to ... More >>
Three years ago, the City of Riviera Beach destroyed multimillionaire Fane Lozman's home. At the time, city officials said Lozman's 60-foot, two-story floating home was not a vessel and therefore ordered it dismantled at the marina where it was docked. Work crews spent five days dismantling the h ... More >>
A bit of a brouhaha between a Riviera Beach councilman and a retired Riviera Beach fire chief broke out yesterday. Nasty words were exchanged, particularly from councilman Shelby Lowe, who allegedly called Retired Riviera Beach Fire Chief Richard Wester that word that appears a lot in the latest Qu ... More >>
The first installment of our highlight reel from the area blogosphere featured everything from legal scholarship to sex toys. Round two keeps the quality flowing, with a diverse selection from all over the ideological map. Here are laser-guided muckrakes and movement funeral oratory, community issue ... More >>
Tropical Storm Sandy had passed and left a clear, crisp morning as early voting started Saturday in Palm Beach County. An estimated 12,250 votes were cast countywide over the weekend, and if the 7 A.M. crowd at the Supervisor of Elections office on Military Trail was any indication, voters were pati ... More >>
Eighteen Cubans -- 16 men and two women -- arrived on the shores of Riviera Beach's Singer Island around 1 a.m. today on an old 21-foot fishing vessel, according to Border Patrol.Police arrived on the scene around 2 a.m. The 18 individuals have been taken to a Riviera Beach immigration processing ce ... More >>
The U.S. Supreme Court has taken on some of the most compelling debates in history: the struggle for civil rights, the power of corporations to influence political campaigns, a woman's right to get an abortion. Now, thanks to a South Florida activist, they'll be taking on another subject for our div ... More >>
Attention, high schoolers: Your days of toiling away for minimum wage are over. Emperors Gentlemen's Club (& Steak House) is looking to give you a much higher-paying gig. So throw away that ice cream scooper and pick up some clear, platform heels, because a strip club wants you.The Riviera Be ... More >>
Flickr user: totalAldoHuizenga is building a megayacht center in Riviera Beach.Rick Scott's decision to appoint a pro-business corporate executive to the South Florida Water Management District's governing board is not exactly stunning. This is the governor, after all, who declared Florida "open ... More >>
Would she have gotten better medical attention?Deputies of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office told two women wounded June 30 in a strip-club shooting to drive themselves to the hospital, according to a police report obtained by the Pulp.So 40-year-old Janie Scott of Boynton Beach and 23 ... More >>
Flickr user: totalAldoIt was not a victory for megayachts.While most of the state saw red on Tuesday, voting in favor of developers and a millionaire governor, Riviera Beach won a victory for the people.Voters approved a referendum blocking a plan to lease a portion of the city's public marina to ... More >>
Riviera Beach's most persistent activist, Fane Lozman, has joined with newspaper publisher John Beatty in filing for a recall effort against the city's five council members. The recall is a typical tool for gadflies, but what makes this one ominous is that it's attracted participation from gadflies ... More >>
Photo: State Library and Archives of FloridaMaking straw hats in Riviera Beach, 1939.
Programming note: I'm breaking in a new computer this morning, so expect some technical difficulties. Here's a look at what made news this weekend:Archbishop John C. Favalora led his final mass at St. Mary's Cathedral Sunday. He's stepping down after 16 years, with much of the past decade mired b ... More >>
Flickr: anita gtThe government of Guatemala has issued a public protest based on immigration officials' actions in Riviera Beach.A Guatemalan immigrant in Jupiter is facing deportation after Federal Express employees in Riviera Beach opened a package, inspected its contents, then reported a possi ... More >>
Baby, it's cold outside.Iguanas falling from the sky.Pythons slithering from the swamps and into suburban yards in search of warmth. It would make a great horror movie if it weren't true life. It's been so frigid in South Florida this week that 250 sea turtles in cold shock have already been pick ... More >>
It's Friday. If you are not hung over from your holiday party, then I offer my grudging congratulations. Here are the headlines:Those of you who suspected Scott Rothstein was a crook before he got busted, well, you must have a "crystal ball." So says Gov. Charlie Crist, who would like to borrow t ... More >>
The Office of the Vice President just announced how it would divvy up a billion dollars in grant money for the hiring of cops. Broward and Palm Beach cities listed below:Boynton Beach: Eight officers for $1,948,352Delray Beach: Six officers for $1,360,164Fort Lauderdale: Twelve officers for $3,243,4 ... More >>
There was a fantastic piece in The New York Times yesterday from former New Times managing editor Edmund Newton about a Riviera Beach law banning droopy drawers. The ordinance, passed last year with over 70% voter support, makes it illegal to wear pants low enough to reveal skin o ... More >>
Pro Bowl Comes to South Florida, Possibly Kindling Gay AffairSouth Florida will host the NFL's Pro Bowl in 2010 and may also become home of the Gay Games. Somehow, inexplicably, these two stories haven't been linked by other media outlets. But it's clear to see that the Pro Bowl could stand as the c ... More >>
The Juice News Team. Bees Invade, Kill WienersA shocking development today in the ongoing story of South Florida's housing crisis. Killer bees that took up residence in an abandoned Riviera Beach home have murdered a neighbor's Dachshunds. While the bees have not made their demands clear, it's evide ... More >>
A popular waterfront tiki bar rocks and rolls on municipal largess
Laws? The Riviera Beach mayor doesn't need laws.
A half mile from Lake Worth's trendy eateries, a war is under way. With guns and cyber-graffiti.
Damn it, Beck gets older with Guero
He was bound for football stardom until that night at Notre Dame. Now Abram Elam struggles for redemption.
Volunteers spend millions of hours trying to rescue sea turtles. So how come so few people care about busting poachers?
Peanut Island Bunker, Saint Pierre Botanica Shop and Spiritual Store, Mai-Kai Restaurant and Lounge
The waters off Riviera Beach have earned the unfortunate distinction of being the place where boats come to die
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