The B Ocean on Sunrise and A1AEver wish there were more establishments on Fort Lauderdale beach than just swanky resorts, cut-rate motels, and those shops that sell "FBI: Female Body Inspector" shirts and mysteriously manage to stay in business?Two international hedge-fund managers are here to he ... More >>
You must listen to this (courtesy of Scott Wyman). It's simply not getting enough views (75 after two days? Who says Broward County is apathetic about local politics?). And while listening remember that both Stacy Ritter and Ken Keechl are both at least tangentially subjects ... More >>
Not officially, she doesn't. But reporter Scott Wyman just noticed that the Broward mayor's picture appears on the Klenet & Associates website just as much as Klenet's. The two are married, of course. So it wouldn't be a scandal if, say, Klenet posted a single picture of himself with Ritter on a ... 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 >>
In the lead story on this morning's local section, the Sun-Sentinel took off its little white glove and slapped Mutual Benefits' mastermind in the face with it. The newspaper reports that the Ponzi scheme called Mutual Benefits poured $1.4 million into political coffers to help keep state ... More >>
I'm on deadline and going to be giving some kind of talk about blogging this morning at Broward Community College's "journalism bootcamp," so I have little time for the Pulp. So I'll link you to Scott Wyman's latest on Broward Mayor Stacy Ritter. It's a good one. Basically he found that she'd ... More >>
Stacy Ritter was interviewed on WFTL 850-AM this morning about the Mutual Benefits scandal -- and she took the time to take a shot at the Pulp host. (Quotes were typed fast, so forgive a typo or two). "The newspapers are in business to sell ink and if they don't have anything t ... More >>
Scott Wyman writes this morning of a lawsuit filed against lobbyist Russ Klenet, the husband of Broward Mayor Stacy Ritter, by a former vice president of viatical company Mutual Benefits Corp. You might remember the name of the company -- it is, after all, accused of ripping off investors ... More >>
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.
The illustrious John DeGroot sent me another missive this morning, this one savaging Scott Wyman's story this morning on tax cuts approved by the Broward County Commission. Whatever you might think about DeGroot's words, that lede, man, is no doubt clunky. Do editors even care over there care anymor ... More >>
If the Sun-Sentinel's Buddy Nevins has declared for Crist, why's he still covering the governor's race?