Florida tends to remain on the receiving end of many a cruel joke, due to its comically unfortunate shape, its geographic positioning, the subtropical heat, and its weirdo populace. (Us!) Those of us who live here know how to take it. Heck, we're laughing the loudest -- when we're not coming up wi ... More >>
A West Palm Beach man is in critical condition after he jumped from a moving Tri-Rail train when he realized he had left his cell phone on the station bench and tried to retrieve it Monday night. The man, 26-year-old Eddie Diaz, reportedly broke through the train's emergency doors and leaped off ju ... More >>
Chill, West Palm Beach. Take it easy. You too, Fort Lauderdale. Because, according to a new study, you guys are totally stressed out. The research firm, Sperling's Best Places, recently ranked the most-stressed-out cities and, for cities in Florida are atop the list. West Palm Beach, the study sa ... More >>
Driving on 595 and I-95 makes you want to light a pillowcase full of kittens on fire and punt it off the overpass you've been stuck on for the past hour. It's atrocious. So, what's the solution? REVERSIBLE LANES, OF COURSE! That's right. I-595 will soon be opening reversible lanes that go one way ... More >>
Streetcars conjure up visions of San Francisco, New Orleans, Uncle Ben's Rice, and that Marlon Brando movie where he pleads for his wife to return to him after he beats her. But now, it will also conjure up downtown Fort Lauderdale because Ft. Lauderdale Commissioners have unanimously approved a pl ... More >>
Streetcars conjure up visions of San Francisco, New Orleans, Uncle Ben's Rice, and that Marlon Brando movie where he pleads for his wife to return to him after he beats her. But now, it will also conjure up downtown Fort Lauderdale and, also, the future, because the Broward County Commission has ... More >>
For more on South Florida's food scene, check out New Times' Taste guide. Although South Florida may be a late bloomer when it comes to a lot of trends, we do catch up eventually. And sometimes, as with our food scene, the evolution is exponential. The past year or so has seen the culinary scene ev ... More >>
I-95 in South Florida is America's most dangerous highway. That's pretty well known. Why?Sure, it's the only major north-south highway in an overbuilt, unsustainable megalapolis, driven daily by the aged, the undereducated and the uncouth. But the cause lies even deeper than that, at the core of the ... More >>
That Hurricane Sandy is quite a nuisance.Even though the storm is hitting Cuba and the Bahamas directly, she's still sending her winds and rain all over our faces. And, as it usually goes with these kinds of storms, rumors of cancellations, closings, and re-schedules run rampant.So far, we've s ... More >>
Palm Beach residents went to bed Sunday night thinking everything was hunky dory. Then they woke up Monday to find rainwater up their faces. Isaac came and went, but not without dumping buckets of rain and leaving widespread flooding that has left Palm Beach with inundated roads, school closings fo ... More >>
On my final day as New Times Broward-Palm Beach's music editor, I can say with certainty that County Grind is much more than just the name of this blog. What began as my play on the phrase "county line," which ties our multicity coverage area together, also sums up an adventurous way of life for ... More >>
PBSOAysar Aktimur, who allegedly followed around a 15-year-old girl for a couple of months.When you hit a certain age -- let's call it 18 -- it's illegal to chase 15-year-old girls. Stalking is pretty much always illegal.Aysar Aktimur, 49, apparently missed those memos, according to what the Boca ... More >>
Eric BartonAs long as we're talking ferries and bikes, we may as well point your attention to another exciting mode of alternative transportation that's making its way to South Florida's urban centers.That's right -- the people who dream up such things say that passenger rail is on its way. That ... More >>
Reed FischerBelieve it or not, bike sharing is coming to car-choked Broward County... and the first of dozens of automated rental stations are appearing in high-traffic areas around Fort Lauderdale. The first one went up on Sebastian Street on Fort Lauderdale beach, and we spotted the one picture ... More >>
Broward CountyA bike.Come November, about 200 three-speed bikes will likely be clustered in more than 30 spots from Hallandale Beach to Pompano Beach, all yours to rent, says Broward County Transportation Director Chris Walton. They'll have baskets. And a GPS device that "tracks mileage, calories ... More >>
Earlier this month, while some high school seniors were ditching classes to catch up on lost episodes of 16 and Pregnant (it's too addictive to avoid), one impressive Nova High School senior took pen to paper and later spatula to bowl to craft the perfect sticky sweet sendoff as she leaves her fa ... More >>
A look at what's in the news on this morning in South Florida:Frank Spinosa, the TD bank executive who handled Scott Rothstein's investor funds, was fired last month and his attorney says Spinosa's name was falsified in fraudulent documents provided to investors. [Sun-Sentinel]Broward parents' pr ... More >>
Here's what's churning in Friday's local news cycle:Parents of students at Pioneer Middle School in Cooper City are furious over proposals by the Broward County School District to bus students out of that school to relieve overcrowding. But what are they complaining about? Local 10's Janine Stanw ... More >>
Seriously, the Sun-Sentinel's news-you-can-use crew, so quick to report on stop signs and chuckholes and banana peels on the sidewalk, had better hustle down to Hollywood Boulevard. A Juice correspondent tells me that the Tri-Rail crossing has malfunctioned and traffic's backed up somethin' fierce. ... More >>
Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Tri-Rail
The price, the perspiration, and the inspired impracticality of pimpin' a ride.
Decaying cars, $300,000 in expenditures, and empty promises that's your new railroad museum.
Give the DUI Guy What He Deserves
Can Dream Dinners liberate Sunrise's working moms?
She visited Hollywood the same day as the developer. Now residents fear for their homes.
J-Rod Strikes Out
Thanks to You Too
Save 'em from slaughter; end the travesty:
We're not in Roma
Just wait till you see what this bad boy can do out on the open track
Blackie´s Welding next door to All-White Manufacturing
Art or Vandalism? Either way, for graffiti artists, it's all about getting your name out there.
West of the Pompano State Farmer's Market
Railroad noise and bureaucracy can't stymie a hearty bunch from Pompano Beach
Tri-Rail on Weekends
Tri-Rail Park-and-Ride Lots
Hollywood politics is notoriously ugly, and thus enormously entertaining to watch
Letters for November 30, 2000