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Tim Smith

  • News

    October 31, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Five Reasons Marina Lofts Should Be Nixed (And the Rain Tree Saved)

    The Fort Lauderdale City Commission will vote tonight on whether to allow a nearly 100-year-old tree to be moved so a developer can build a 960-unit apartment complex called Marina Lofts on the New River. The site is west of the Broward County Jail and the Downtowner saloon, near the Pirate Republic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    South Florida Bloggers Pick Their Favorite Posts of 2012, Part Two

    The first installment of our highlight reel from the area blogosphere featured everything from legal scholarship to sex toys. Round two keeps the quality flowing, with a diverse selection from all over the ideological map. Here are laser-guided muckrakes and movement funeral oratory, community issue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    South Florida Web Awards: Meet Your News and Palm Beach Blogging Nominees

    To say the web bridges worlds together seamlessly through invisible streams of data would be a gross understatement. In any case, New Times is well aware of the importance of the web, and we're celebrating with our first South Florida Web Awards. We've scoured the internet in search of the best of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    Dixie Highway Speed Limit Might Get Reduced Again, Ostensibly Because a Man Was Killed

    The Fort Lauderdale City Commission will vote tonight on a measure recommending that the speed limit on a section of Dixie Highway be reduced from 30 mph to 25 after being reduced from the 35 mph that a traffic study found to be appropriate in 2009.The request, on paper, is because of a pedestrian w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Anti-Earl Rynerson Website Gets an Update After Sun-Sentinel Error

    ​Welcome to the internet, where misspelling a word by one letter can make you see things that cannot be unseen.As many folks who stay in tune with the political side of Fort Lauderdale would know, mayoral candidate Earl Rynerson keeps his rants against City Hall and Mayor Jack Seiler on his websit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Earl Rynerson Gets a Supporter to Run for Fort Lauderdale Mayor to Force a Primary

    ​Earl Rynerson, who's running for Fort Lauderdale mayor (again) against current Mayor Jack Seiler, deployed an interesting campaign strategy in his effort to get elected -- admittedly convincing someone else to run for mayor to force a primary election.Rynerson doesn't specifically use the word, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Former Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner Tim Smith Meets a Black Male Hooker

    Tim Smith"Here is a black male hooker working black hooker road tonight."​Tim Smith, the former city commissioner who once ran for mayor against Jim Naugle and is a frequent jogging buddy of Mayor Jack Seiler, runs a blog in which he sounds off on local issues. He blogged earlier this year about t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Nude Sculptures Banned by Boca Prudes, and Other Stupid Art Controversies

    Sun-SentinelEiland with her offending nudes​South Florida may be the nation's capital for sex, sun, and artificial breasts, but apparently some people are still too prude to handle naked sculptures. Last week, city employees at Boca Raton's Patch Reef Park decided that two naked-lady torsos by loc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Seiler's Mobile Office Hours: Got a Complaint? Catch Him if You Can

    timsmith.com​Imagine a society in which citizens must work to air their grievances, where every complaint to city hall requires a bit of physical effort. Would this weed out the gadflies? Apparently not.Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler's new "mobile office hours" involve a monthly jog/walk throug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    FPL Wants Rate Hike From State; Employee Offers Crack to Former Lauderdale Commissioner

    ​I'm not necessarily saying the two things are related. But with Florida Power & Light, you never know. The utility has ingratiated itself with its state regulators at the Public Service Commission, prompting a corruption investigation at a time when it is also asking for a rate hike and permi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Local Blogs in Most Dire Need of an Update

    You don't have to tell me that a blog is a beast with a bottomless appetite. I do sympathize with other local bloggers procrastinating their next post. But only to a point. Remember: There's a fine line between a blog and a time capsule. In this era of crumbling daily newspapers, fresh blogs are mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    God, Complex! Does Lauderdale Candidate Have Inappropriate Ties to Holy Spirit?

    A leaked memo suggests that local attorney Romney Rogers is relying upon an omniscient, omnipotent Celestial Force to carry him to victory in the Fort Lauderdale City Commission race. Posted on the blog of former Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Tim Smith, the "campaign prayer" appears to be written by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Confessions of a Voting Snob

    So what's the over/under on turnout for today's Fort Lauderdale muni elections? Tim Smith seems to think it's 10 percent, and that sounds about right. I suspect there's some voter fatigue from the two-year presidential campaign that ended last November. I'll bet voters -- especially the elderly ones ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2008

    Morning Juice: Samaritans, Good And Bad, All on Same Sinking Ship

    The big story today is that justice appears to have caught up to the driver of the truck that killed wheelchair-bound Kenneth Scotto Sunday night in Dania Beach. The Bad Samaritan's name is Hugo Daniel Detteren and this is the truck model.But fate was unkind to a Good Samaritan, too. Former Fort Lau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    Everybody With the Wish Lists. You Will Get Coal and Like It!

    Are you as excited about the Fort Lauderdale City Commission election as I am? I thought so. Are you as excited as ex-commissioner Tim Smith? Fat chance.For the uninitiated, Smith's blog has a Pavlovian response to impolitic remarks by Mayor Jim Naugle, which keeps him plenty busy. For the longest t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2007
  • News

    February 1, 2007

    Cheap Super Bowl Tix!

    When There's This Much Money Involved, Feel Free to Scam

  • News

    December 22, 2005

    Tailpipe

    Crackin' Crack

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    September 29, 2005
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    September 22, 2005

    Tailpipe

    Reefer Silliness

  • News

    June 23, 2005

    Tailpipe

    The Nabes Bite Back

  • News

    April 7, 2005

    Curious George Sails the River of Red

    Following a long tradition, new Fort Lauderdale City Manager George Gretsas tries to tame the big spenders at City Hall

  • News

    March 24, 2005

    The Slots King

    The gambling industry treats Sen. Steve Geller like royalty.

  • Subtropical Life

    May 13, 2004

    Best Ego

    Tim Smith's

  • News

    May 6, 2004

    Letters May 6-12, 2004

    Save 'em from slaughter; end the travesty:

  • News

    April 29, 2004

    Late-night Confession

    What exactly did the mayor say to the commissioner at City Hall?

  • News

    August 14, 2003

    A Long Yard

    It could happen here. Replace the guv with a movie star.

  • Subtropical Life

    May 15, 2003

    Best Politician

    Jim Naugle, Fort Lauderdale mayor

  • News

    March 27, 2003

    Letters for March 27, 2003

    A Hate-Love Relationship

  • News

    October 10, 2002

    Treed Off

    A tree falls in the city and the Sentinel finally hears it

  • News

    March 22, 2001

    Undercurrents

    Why is the Sun-Sentinels Cuba bureau so kind to Fidel?

  • Music

    January 18, 2001

    Bandwidth

    Next thing you know, those meddling kids will be eating ice cream in the streets!

  • News

    December 14, 2000

    Stage Fright

    Musicians of the Florida Philharmonic were none too pleased by the settlement of this fall's strike

  • Music

    November 30, 2000

    Bandwidth

    Current Events

  • Music

    October 19, 2000

    Bandwidth

    Fort Lauderdales ban of under-21 clubbers shows that when fun is outlawed, only outlaws will have fun

  • Music

    October 12, 2000

    Bandwidth

    It's a bad time to be under 21 in Ft. Lauderdale

  • Music

    June 29, 2000

    Bandwidth

    Chili Pepper cancels Insane Clown Posse

  • News

    April 20, 2000

    Undercurrents

    The late-night bars and clubs battle continues

  • News

    March 9, 2000

    A Matter of Life and Dearth

    When the Cleveland Clinic closes, who will save lives on the barrier island?

  • News

    December 2, 1999

    Elsewhere, Christian Soldier

    When a do-gooder wants to open a shelter for homeless moms, local gay residents vow to raise hell

  • News

    October 14, 1999

    Undercurrents

    Political winds

  • News

    August 5, 1999

    A Short-Order War

    For years Harry Rogers ran the eccentric Malibu East diner. Now that he's gone, three former employees are waging an ownership battle that may destroy his legacy.

  • News

    April 1, 1999
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    December 31, 1998
  • News

    May 28, 1998
  • News

    January 1, 1998
  • News

    January 1, 1998

    They Paved Paradise and Put Up a Development

    Don't it always seem to go, that Fort Lauderdale officials don't know what they got till it's gone?

  • News

    December 25, 1997
  • News

    November 27, 1997

    Sold Out

    Two Fort Lauderdale beach homeowners associations pledge public support for a massive development in exchange for a large payoff

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