The Scripps Research Institute

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Scripps Project at Briger Forest: Enviros File Second Legal Challenge

    Palm Beach Gardens city leaders greenlighted the bulldozers early this month, cheering on the clearing of Briger Forest, the last major tract of undeveloped land along I-95 in Palm Beach County. Jobs! Progress! Townhomes! See also: - Scripps Florida Expansion Faces New Legal Roadblock, Environmenta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    Farmer Jay Speaking at TEDx Jupiter on Friday

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    Scripps Florida Expansion Faces New Legal Roadblock, Environmental Challenge

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Elizabeth Fago and Her Baggage Nominated to FAU Board of Trustees

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Arbor Day Protest in Palm Beach Gardens: Monkeywrenching the Women's Club

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Jupiter Bioscience Land Deal: Epic Fail?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2012

    Development Board CEO's Husband Grows Fat Off Bioscience Project Land Deals

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Jupiter Black Community Blocks Biotech Road Project

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Scripps Research Institute and the Paving of Black Jupiter

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    Scripps Gets $8 million to Create Smoking Treatment; Could Help Coke Heads, Smack Addicts and Obese People, Too!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Scripps Scientists Get $3 Million to Develop Less Brutal Pain Drugs

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Activists Target Florida College Students Who Experiment on Animals

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Tree-Sitting Protesters Arrested; Activists Mourn Fallen Foliage

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Interview With a Tree-Sitter, Protesting Scripps Biotech Center

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Surprise! Corrupt Palm Beach County Runs Out of Cash

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2009

    Grand Jury Details Palm Beach County's Sins

    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 >>

  • News

    June 22, 2006

    Have Wire, Will Travel

    Anna the Medic, one of the FBI's top informants, has cut a wide swath through the antiwar and animal rights movements.

  • News

    September 29, 2005

    A Fine Romance

    Pay for Play

  • News

    June 9, 2005

    The Next Ex-Mayor

    After two years in office, West Palm Beach Mayor Frankel has little to show except blocked streets

  • Subtropical Life

    May 12, 2005
  • News

    April 14, 2005

    Pipe It to Me

    Hold on a Bahamian Minute

  • Calendar

    January 27, 2005
  • News

    January 6, 2005

    Scripps...Shut Up!

    Why don't Jeb Bush's men want us to know about Scripps?

  • News

    December 2, 2004

    Scripps Script

    When it comes to the huge biotech project, the Sentinel's editorial license should be revoked

  • News

    September 2, 2004


    Scraping Bottom

  • News

    August 26, 2004

    Bitter Sugar

    Forget the awful past, Palm Beach's sugar barons say. It's time to make nicey-nicey and go into real estate.

  • News

    July 8, 2004

    Cleaning It Up

    Not-so-cute Place Names

  • News

    June 3, 2004

    The Great Slurp

    Gov. Bush's Scripps gamble is sucking up state funds -- and the Everglades with it