Today, Fort Lauderdale votes to declare this National Homeless and Hunger Awareness Week. That's an anemic response to weeks of protest from a city that has made headlines for passing laws regulating how its homeless can be fed. Its main shelter features only 230 temporary beds. But the county has r ... More >>
Arnold Abbott, the 90-year-old homeless advocate who was issued a citation earlier this week for feeding the homeless without adhering to new rules that would require him to obtain a permit and provide portable toilets, was cited again Wednesday night for the same reason. Abbott, who has been feedi ... More >>
Tonight, Fort Lauderdale city commissioners will vote on two ordinances: one which that would ban camping downtown, and another that would ban panhandling in many city locations. This past spring, the city passed an ordinance that allows police to confiscate homeless people's belongings, and anoth ... More >>
In case you haven't noticed, the weather's been kinda nutty lately. It's hot, it's cold, it's hot, it's cold again. OMG Florida is going through menopause! Well, it was a bit brisk this morning, and yes, you had your fun taunting your Northeastern friends with the fact that you find 50 degrees cold ... More >>
Today, June 1, is the celebrated national doughnut day. While you may think that it's one of those recently made up holidays by some National Doughnut Council, the holiday was actually started in 1938 by the Salvation Army to honor the women who served doughnuts to U.S. soldiers during World W ... More >>
There's a no-panhandling zone in downtown Miami, and Fort Lauderdale currently prohibits asking for change along the beach. But the Fort Lauderdale City Commission is considering some tough new regulations that would effectively ban panhandling in the entire downtown area. That's in addition to a pr ... More >>
3dshop.org.ukAn example of an item that shouldn't be donated to the Salvation Army.Apparently the Salvation Army in West Palm Beach wasn't too open to the idea of accepting the grenade workers found in the donation bin this morning.Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera tells ... More >>
"They call me Dr. John, known as the Night Tripper." With that guttural growl, the once and future Mac Rebennack assumed the persona that would continue to define his guise going forward. One of New Orleans true originals and a musician who helped further the Crescent City sound, he was born in t ... More >>
thenextweb.comAnonymous, an online community of anarchist hackers, is taking on its new hacktivist cause -- an apparent "war" on the City of Orlando for the recent arrests of "food terrorists."The group Food Not Bombs -- which has recently been sharing food with people in parks across Florida -- ... More >>
Last week, activists from the group Food Not Bombs -- including its cofounder -- were arrested in Orlando for trying to share food with homeless folks. The first arrestees violated a 2006 city ordinance that regulates mass feedings in parks. When others engaged in civil disobedience and continued ... More >>
Senate Bill 830 is one of those horribly-written pieces of legislation so hung up on maintaining its own official-soundingness that it takes two or three read-throughs to figure out what the damned thing means. Read it here, and be amazed at your own capacity for boredom and bemusement.Police office ... More >>
Yup, Homer, there really is a National Doughnut Day, established in 1938, if you look into it. Dunkin' Donuts is offering a free doughnut today in all its stores (one to a customer) in honor of the "hole-a-day."
Concert review: Respectable Street's 22nd anniversary.
José el Rey is a singer, dancer and jumper. What he feels and what he thinks is completely the truth to him. And his mom. His truths were developed while basking in the Miami sun while listening to "Diamond Girl" and Gucci Crew tapes.¡Ta mala la cosa! All day, every day, that's what my ears hear. ... More >>
Salvation Armys Race aint your mommas fundraiser
Vince Vaughn tries to attract a different set of underage babies with Fred Claus
One Way to Get to Heaven
Farris Hassan, not done with his 15 minutes of fame, is up to his old tricks again.
The strange saga of a religious advertising campaign begins and ends in Fort Lauderdale.
How Humbert attacked the music industry in Austin, Texas, and maybe, sorta, won.
Dancehall superproducer Tony Kelly pumps out the hits -- from Davie
He plays small-town, big-time football. But is that enough?
The aftermath of a freak accident: shattered windows and two broken families
The Met gets a massive makeover
A clan highlighted by the Sentinel gets the boot
Respectable Street celebrates a quintessential quindecennial
The folks who run the West Palm marketplace chase away black kids
Allen Reesor's friends-and-family program has other homeless-services professionals crying foul
Musicians of the Florida Philharmonic were none too pleased by the settlement of this fall's strike
A new program intended to solve the scourge of panhandling replaces spare change with a "Can of Help." Sort of.
The Salvation Army Super Store
Bryant Troville served out his sentence for his sexually violent acts. His prospects for freedom? Not good.
When a do-gooder wants to open a shelter for homeless moms, local gay residents vow to raise hell
Develop heart problems and a fondness for drink. Have your trailer condemned and hit the street. Nothing to it.
Getting rid of those folks with buckets equals getting rid of one of the county's better homeless-assistance programs.
Many of the homeless are substance abusers who've spent most of their lives on the streets. And no new county system will change that.
Broward's ballyhooed new homeless shelter won't clear the streets of all vagrants. But the police might.