There are plenty of passages in the Bible that tell us not to lie, but they don't say jack about fudging invoices or grant applications! On December 21, a Deerfield Beach pastor, Anthony Davis, was hit with $50,000 in civil fines for having overbilled the government. Davis' organization, Brotherly L ... More >>
Cops Say South Florida Protesters Busted in Chicago Are Terrorists; Friends Call Bullshit
Three men formerly associated with Occupy Fort Lauderdale were charged today in Chicago with 11 counts including conspiracy to commit terrorism, possession of explosives, and attempted arson. Each is being held ... More >>
Local political blogger Javier Manjarres was in the thick of the heckling drama at the Newt Gingrich rally in Coral Springs yesterday and claimed that one of Gingrich's staffers "assault[ed]" him in the incident he caught on tape.Turns out, that Gingrich staffer is the campaign's Broward co-chair ... More >>
Photo by Michael McElroyThe light is dim and smoky inside the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8182 in Pompano Beach. Red, white, and blue slogans brighten the low walls and ceilings, urging patrons to "Thank a Vet" and to remember "Freedom Is Not Free."
At the far end of the small, bunker-sized roo ... More >>
Photo by Flickr user hanneorlaThe Tower Club remains hidden atop One Financial Plaza.This blog was supposed to be a food review about eating lunch at the Tower Club. The plan was to go as guests to Broward County's high-rollers club, have a two martini lunch, and file a piece on our Clean Plate C ... More >>
If you were on U.S. 1 in Broward County about 2 p.m. today, chances are you saw the caravan of speeding tow trucks racing south, mixed in with a number of BSO cruisers, lights flashing, sirens blaring.There were at least 30 trucks in total and a half-dozen or so police cars. They weaved in and out o ... More >>
Thomas FrancisIt wasn't so long ago that Wisconsin had five dog tracks, second only to Florida in terms of total live-racing facilities. This week, the operators of the Dairyland Greyhound Park in Kenosha announced that the track will end racing on New Year's Eve. This will mark the end of greyh ... More >>
Flickr user: clar@bellConflict? What conflict?This summer, the Juice raised ethical questions about the City of Pembroke Pines' decision to outsource its building department to a private, Fort Lauderdale-based company, Calvin, Giordano & Associates. Because the firm also handles multimillion- ... More >>
Johnny Cash: Dressed in Black
We've written about the local media's awkward refusal to mention the race of violent, uncaptured suspects in police stories a few times. (Here and here.) It's odd that a newspaper would inform its readers how violent an individual might be and menti ... More >>
You must listen to this (courtesy of Scott Wyman). It's simply not getting enough views (75 after two days? Who says Broward County is apathetic about local politics?).
And while listening remember that both Stacy Ritter and Ken Keechl are both at least tangentially subjects ... More >>
>>> Thomas Francis 4/15/2009 4:36 PM >>>Hi Whittney,Let me start by saying that you're doing a terrific job
as the Beerfrau of Beerfest. Not an official title, I know; but
certainly more fun than "Marketing Manager." I am excited about
Saturday night's soiree, and I think Juice rea ... More >>
When Broward County Mayor Stacy Ritter goes out in public, she feels the eyes on her -- and they're telling her she's on her way to jail.
So yesterday afternoon she escaped into the last refuge of any corrupt Broward politician -- the retirement condo circuit. There, as the intrepid Thoma ... More >>
It appears that Capellini's Cronies are undoing themselves at a remarkable rate.
First it was disgraced former Deerfield Beach Mayor Al Capellini's Republican brethren. At a recent meeting they fawned over Capellini, who was removed from office by Charlie Crist after the State Attorney's Office cha ... More >>
I've been documenting the downsizing of newspapers here for the past couple of years, so I guess it was bound to happen. My newspaper, which has largely avoided the carnage, has been cutting not just empty positions, but people. And the bloodletting has happened at several other newsp ... More >>