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  • Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    Fort Lauderdale Draws Disappointing Score on LGBT Municipal Equality Index

    For a city with the highest concentration of same-sex couples, Fort Lauderdale got a pretty substandard score in the Municipal Equality Index this year. The index, released annually by the gay-rights group Human Rights Campaign, grades how municipalities across the country treat lesbian, gay, bisexu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    Gay Wedding Commercial for Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau Needs Extras

    The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau is calling on anyone from all ages and backgrounds to come out and be extras as pretend guests at a pretend gay marriage on the beach. Shooting starts at 9 a.m. Thursday. See also: Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Supports Marriage Equali ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Fort Lauderdale Commissioners Approve Gay Marriage Resolution

    In what at one point had a bleak outlook turned into a symbolic victory for Fort Lauderdale's LGBT community when commissioners approved a marriage-equality resolution Tuesday night. The measure, sponsored by openly gay Commissioner Dean Trantalis, is nonbinding and asks Gov. Rick Scott and the Flo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    Dean Trantalis Ambushed With Ethics Complaint During Commission Meeting

    Commissioner Dean Trantalis was ambushed with an ethics complaint by attorney Bill Scherer during Tuesday evening's public hearing for the new proposed Vintro Hotel on the beach. It seemed like a well-organized attack, as Scherer accused Trantalis, in front of everyone at the meeting, of ethical vi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Five Reasons Marina Lofts Should Be Nixed (And the Rain Tree Saved)

    The Fort Lauderdale City Commission will vote tonight on whether to allow a nearly 100-year-old tree to be moved so a developer can build a 960-unit apartment complex called Marina Lofts on the New River. The site is west of the Broward County Jail and the Downtowner saloon, near the Pirate Republic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Riverside Market: Happy Ending in Sight?

    This year we've been captivated by the saga of Riverside Market which has all of the makings of a good Disney movie. There's the greedy mega-bucks millionaire, the blundering city government, the affable main character who brings positive changes to a sleepy town, and the tight-knit locals who rall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    The Hidden Real Estate Empire of Jesse Gaddis, Yellow Cab Magnate: Here's Our Map

    Riverside Market's uncertain fate has had a lot to do with the parking lot next door; this spring, cafe owner Julian Siegel wanted to buy the empty lot from the city to expand the parking at his beer- and dog-friendly spot. But before he noticed, the plot was swept up by Jesse Gaddis -- one of the w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2011

    Florida's Loss: Rick Scott's High-Speed Rail Shoot-Down

    Art Seitz Wild Art: Congressman Allen West joins a motley collection of local politicians (including fellow Republican Chip LaMarca, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler, Charlotte Rodstrom, and Romney Rogers) in Fort Lauderdale for yesterday's St. Patrick's Day festivities. (Photo by Art  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Yay! It's the Day That 90 Percent of Us Don't Vote!

    Finally, the end of the municipal election cycle is upon us. A few races we'll be watching today:In Fort Lauderdale, we've got runoffs in three commission districts, which means that a majority of the city's governing body will be elected today, joining mayor-elect Jack Seiler and Commissioner Charl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Liveblogging the Muni Election

    The brains of the operation 8:31 Welcome to the Juice muni elections liveblog. I will be doing the play-by-play. At my left is the color commentator, a highly flatulent greyhound who somehow managed to cast a ballot (for Al Capellini, natch) and has been flaunting her "My Vote Counted" sticker to al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Voters Done Pretty Good Tonight

    Hey, no pending felons were elected by the voters. In South Florida, that's called progress. Let's run this mf-er down: Davie: Tom Truex lost because Davie voters don't want developers to mess up the nature of the town with The Commons. I called Judy Paul as the winner two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    Lauderdale District 4: a Native or New Blood?

    I caught bit of flak earlier in this local election cycle for focusing more on the background of Fort Lauderdale candidates than on the "issues." But really! The candidates' backgrounds are important factors in their fitness to govern, and they also happen to be the most clear-cut differences. That ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    God, Complex! Does Lauderdale Candidate Have Inappropriate Ties to Holy Spirit?

    A leaked memo suggests that local attorney Romney Rogers is relying upon an omniscient, omnipotent Celestial Force to carry him to victory in the Fort Lauderdale City Commission race. Posted on the blog of former Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Tim Smith, the "campaign prayer" appears to be written by ... More >>