For the most part, conferences are an absolute bore. After all, how many people actually want to sit around listening to boring speeches all day long? We most certainly do not. That being said, when you get something speaking about doing something inspiring, something that could potentially change ... More >>
Biotech interests' plan to sacrifice Briger Forest on the altar of development met new resistance yesterday as environmental groups filed a notice of violation with federal agencies charged with permitting the plan, Scripps Florida Phase II. The environmentalists charge that the U.S. Fish and Wildl ... More >>
The selection of new members of FAU's Board of Trustees is usually not controversial, passing easily from nomination through confirmation to installation in office. That may not be the case with Gov. Rick Scott's choice of Elizabeth Fago.See also:- Best Local Girl Gone Bad Fago's nomination w ... More >>
The ladies of the Palm Beach Gardens Women's Club are perturbed. They are resentful and suspicious of our county's environmental activists and their anarchist tendencies. Naturally enough.In alliance with the City of Palm Beach Gardens, the club is celebrating Arbor Day today, gathering at 9:30 this ... More >>
Trying to find out what's going on in the Town of Jupiter's quest to purchase land owned by Development Board of Palm Beach County CEO Kelly Smallridge's husband, Mark Smallridge, is like playing Whac-A-Mole: Nail down the answer to one question and another pops up to take its place. See Also:- ... More >>
For almost a decade the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County and its powerful CEO Kelly Smallridge have promised the public that the hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars spent to lure the Scripps Research Institute here would pay us all back by generating millions in research grants a ... More >>
Always easy to gore someone else's ox, and Palm Beach County business interests have long been ready to take a knife--or a bulldozer--to Kennedy Estates, part of Jupiter's 100-year old black community, Limestone Creek*. Developers plans for a road adjoining the neighborhood's park (a humble eno ... More >>
If history were clout, the people of Kennedy Estates would wear crowns. But history is bunk, and the black enclave's residents are mere sand in the gears to the machinery of power.Nestled away in a small grid of streets in West Jupiter, the community is a part of the historic black neighborhood of L ... More >>
Here's a grim statistic: More than 5 million people around the world die from smoking-related illnesses each year. That's roughly a quarter of Florida's population. Dead. Each year. The financial burden that comes along with these deaths and all those who survive their various bouts o ... More >>
Researchers at the Jupiter campus of the Scripps Research Institute might have some new tricks for treating pain that aren't accompanied by the nasty side effects associated with drugs like OxyContin.The National Institute on Drug Abuse awarded a team of Scripps researchers more than $3 ... More >>
Negotiation is OverWatch out, pre-med students.Beware, collegiate science nerds: Just when you thought it was safe to spend the summer watching "Project Runway" and exploring the effects of medical marijuana, a new threat has emerged. Activists with the radical animal rights group Negotiation is ... More >>
Courtesy of scrapscripps.infoBefore the arrests, they had been sitting in trees for a month.In South Florida, defending green space from a developer's bulldozer is akin to protesting oil rigs in Texas. Yesterday, the activists attempting to block the construction of a new Scripps Research Institu ... More >>
Courtesy Everglades Earth FirstEating, sleeping, and everything else, in a tree.Rachel Kijewski has spent the last four days camped out 30 feet above ground, in the branches of a cluster of pine trees off I-95 in Palm Beach Gardens. She and other members of the environmental group Everglades Eart ... More >>
Former County Commissioner Mary McCarty and her colleagues had a slight spending problem.Beaches without life guards, higher bus fares, laid off county workers, a major tax hike. Such a dismal budget proposal is hardly shocking in a county that's drowning in a housing bust. But Palm Beach County's p ... More >>
Flickr user: HeneghanYour money, wasted by Palm Beach County officials.How corrupt is Palm Beach County government? A grand jury report released today counts the ways. From overpriced land deals to shady bond underwriting practices, to slush funds that allow public officials to spend millions on the ... More >>
Anna the Medic, one of the FBI's top informants, has cut a wide swath through the antiwar and animal rights movements.
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