Margate political powerhouse and consummate deal maker Jack Tobin, who died Tuesday at the age of 69, will be laid to rest Friday. He's remembered with near reverence by many who knew him, even those who also knew the rather unseemly nature of his long political career as a state legislator, Ma ... More >>
It began as a little Pulp blog post back in December 2008 and has now grown up into a federal case. Last week, I told you about the investigation involving Broward County Judge and former Sunrise Mayor Steven Feren. Well, the Justice Department on Tuesday issued a subpoena to Sunrise in re ... More >>
A lot of people didn't think it was fair that while his wife was hit with felony corruption charges for voting on a grant that benefited him, Richard Rubin seemingly got off scot-free after he and other officials gamed the Town of Southwest Ranches for millions of dollars. The RubinsWell, no ... More >>
Will the Tao high-rise be the downfall of Judge Feren? OK, so there's scuttlebutt out there on JAABlog about Judge Steven Feren, the former mayor of Sunrise, having hired local corruption attorney David Bogenschutz to represent him. So why did Feren hire the go-to guy for for politicians in tro ... More >>
My apologies for the commenting problems; they seem to be continuing this morning. I have no idea why some of the comments have gone through while most don't. The tech folks at NT headquarters worked on it yesterday, and we'll see if they can finally get it working when they get up this morning ... More >>
Flickr user: Nate CSunrise Mayor Roger Wishner, facing scrutiny for having been among those commissioners who hired his former attorney Stuart Michelson as the city attorney, provided Juice with documents suggesting that in Michelson's first six months on the job, he has helped the city save more th ... More >>
Flickr user: Dr. Mohamed AbdElnabyThey should have seen this coming. Last year, when the Sunrise City Commission chose as its new city attorney, Stuart Michelson, it guaranteed itself a future full of ethical quandaries. The latest one is whether it's ethically appropriate for Michelson to advise a ... More >>
It's terrific that seemingly every level of government has been infected with vigilance toward waste, but you can have too much of a good thing. Prudence with trimming budgets can quickly turn to hysteria, especially when politics is involved. There's a risk of being penny-wise and pound-foolish.sun ... More >>
Sunrise commissioners came under fire for hiring MichelsonCheck it out. Buddy Nevins reports that Sunrise City Attorney Stuart Michelson is actually saving the city legal fees, possibly even justifying his $432,000 contract.You may remember that Michelson took lots of flak en route to his new positi ... More >>
I bet on Florida (-3) in the national championship game. That's right, I actually sort of like the Gators now that Spurrier long gone, and I've always been partial to the SEC. It was just a friendly wager with a friend, though, and by the middle of the game I was sort of pulling for Oklahoma.
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Outgoing Sunrise Mayor Steven Feren continues to embarrass himself and his city.
On Christmas Eve, he contacted his fellow commissioners, via email from commission secretary Terry Soto, to ask them to hold a special meeting tonight to give him an extra $150 a month for the rest of his life.&nb ... More >>