Hoping to keep her seat on the WPB City Commission, Shanon Materio led off her re-election campaign with the class envy card, trying to paint her opponent Gregg Weiss as a dilettante and an elitist. See also:-Bizarro Smear CampaignHer camp followed that up by suggesting Weiss was in bed with re ... More >>
With the Great Python Purge Challenge Hunt Thing 2013 well under way, it seems all kinds of folks are joining in to try to win themselves some cash for killing a python.
One of those folks is apparently Sen. Bill Nelson himself.
And, like pretty much everyone else involved in the hunt, he's ending ... More >>
Two major horse owners' associations are once again miffed by a local casino giant's efforts to conduct races in order to keep a second gambling permit under Florida's twisted rules for pari-mutuel casinos.Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach usually runs thoroughbred races, according to an extensive ... More >>
It's a strange battle that pitches Ron Bergeron as the underdog, but there's nothing that isn't strange about trash in South Florida. Debates about what to do with the stuff have raged for decades, and the main player has been Wayne Huizenga's mutant offspring, Wheelabrator Technologies, which do ... More >>
Photos by Stefan KamphThe Pulp tried to attend last night's meeting of the Southwest Ranches town council, but BSO Deputy Lee Roselli and Cmdr. Wallace Haywood wouldn't let us inside the council chambers. So we remained outside with the 50 or so local residents who were loudly protesting an immig ... More >>
Harriet TubmanGOP presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann is about to receive a letter from one of those "radical environmentalists" she so loathes -- Rep. Allen West.In a letter dated yesterday, West writes that he was "troubled" by the interview in which Bachmann said she'd be open to dril ... More >>
Hunters and environmentalists are clashing over a plan that would open the last unhunted section of Big Cypress National Preserve in the Everglades to hunting. Opponents argue that a man-made reduction in the white-tailed deer population would reduce a primary food source for the region's dwindli ... More >>
Flickr: artur.pedziwilkReady, aim, fire! Deer in Big Cypress.A room at the Weston Hyatt was split down the middle last night between hunters and environmentalists who offered two-minute commentaries on what action the Park Service should take regarding deer hunting in the 146,000-acre Big Cypress ... More >>
The Town of Davie is considering an idea to restrict the deed on the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds for the next 99 years.
Bergeron with the former governorOne CRA member and former councilwoman told the Sun-Sentinel the idea is "insane." The town's CRA director is opposed to it, saying it c ... More >>
Want to live like a Ponzi schemer?
Buy Joel Steinger's house.
SteingerSteinger, the felon behind the giant Mutual Benefits viatical scam, is facing federal fraud charges. As I told you this morning, he's on house arrest while he awaits his day in court, assuming it will ever come af ... More >>
In a sworn statement with state prosecutors, late Broward Superintendent Michael Garretson gave a downright creepy description of the telltale sign of when "cunning" former School Board Member Stephanie Kraft, who is facing corruption charges, was lying.   ... More >>
On the right, that's a portion of the fundraiser flier being circulated by West Broward land baron Ron Bergeron, who's hosting an event for his favorite U.S. Senate candidate, Charlie Crist. (Click to enlarge.) I've highlighted the name of one headlining contributor, Joseph Cobo, the Broward Heal ... More >>
Las Olas Lifestyle, March 2009The Rothsteins, cozy among sports celebrities This past weekend, while waiting for a dryer to finish drying near Fort Lauderdale Beach, I spotted an old copy of Las Olas Lifestyle magazine. From March 2009 to be exact, some six months before Rothstein's billion-dolla ... More >>
myfwc.comRon Bergeron's mustache: because the 10-gallon hat alone isn't manly enough.Developer Ron Bergeron is arguably the most powerful man in West Broward. Politicians, lobbyists, journalists: Mere crumbs in a single mighty mustache. Among Bergeron's many manly acts this year. This summer he d ... More >>
This morning's news contains hope for justice and renewal.It's traumatic just to read about the Dunbar Village trial, which Susan Spencer-Wendel is covering for the Palm Beach Post. I can't imagine what it's like to be at the trial and for the victims to have to re-live that terrifying night. Her ... More >>
Prediction: Judy Paul will win the Davie mayoral election over Tom Truex.
Will Paul (at left next to white-hatted Ron Bergeron) be Davie's next mayor? This is an almost blind forecast based upon a single quote in Laura Figueroa's story on the race in Sunday's Miami Herald. ... More >>
While taking my first read of New Times' rip-roaring new Juice Blog (check it out) I wondered:
Who in Broward County have been graced with invitations for Charlie Crist's December 12 wedding?
My first phone call went to Fort Lauderdale attorney Scott Rothstein, who was at h ... More >>