Tom Francis

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    May 7, 2012

    Chris and Jeff George's Pill Mill Operation: Your Pulp Reader

    If you've been reading here for a while, you remember former New Times writer Tom Francis, who has since moved on to more mysterious plans elsewhere in the country. Whatever he's been up to, it's involved rooting around in the court records of Chris and Jeff George, the Wellington twins who are ... More >>

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    August 22, 2010

    Commissioner Ritter's Bunker Mentality

    Stacy Ritter seems to be retreating deeper and deeper into perhaps the only place that takes her seriously as a politician anymore. No it's not her bedroom closet, but a place even more suspended from the real world, a place where voter ignorance isn't a problem but a path to victory.  ... More >>

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    August 16, 2010

    Sun-Sentinel Community Columnist to Juice Blogger: You're Absolutely Fabulist!

    wikipedia commonsThis tank, like Allen West, is cupcake-proof.​Being a fabulist is good, right? Like being fabulous? Because today's Sun-Sentinel column by Jack Lunardi paints an otherwise unflattering portrait of this blog's Allen West coverage. He writes:New Times blogger and leading nominee for ... More >>

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    August 9, 2010

    Want More David Eller Stimulus? Elect Allen West

    The Ellers have contributed generously to West's campaign.​One might assume the $7 million stimulus contract that Deerfield Beach businessman J. David Eller recently won for his family's manufacturing company, MWI Corp., was the result of some successful schmoozing or campaign donations to his con ... More >>

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    July 2, 2010

    Florida Leads Nation in Speeding Tickets (Happy Weekend, Everyone)

    Flickr: jpctalbotFlorida drivers can speed... at the speed of light.​Maybe it's because we're so fit, but my are we Floridians going fast. According to the National Motorists Association, the Sunshine State drivers are more likely to get speeding tickets than residents of any other state. The reas ... More >>

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    June 4, 2010

    More Gems of Wisdom From Gold Digger Baje Fletcher

    Baje Fletcher lives in L.A. now but misses SoFla's pool parties.​Earlier this week, we introduced you to Baje Fletcher, a self-proclaimed gold digger who spent a year travailing South Florida and got herself a house, a Bentley, a college degree, and enough purses to fill another SATC sequel. "Guys ... More >>

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    May 13, 2009

    Tell Us Who's Best in South Florida

    Earlier this year, we asked you to tell us your favorite things about Broward and Palm Beach counties in our Best Of 2009 Readers' Poll. Below is a random sampling of the projected winners so far. Some categories have yet to be voted on, like Best Politician (we're still optimistic there is such a t ... More >>

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    May 5, 2009

    "Fighter of Radical Muslims" Offers Free Exorcism for Muslim Moderate, Some Blogger

    Last week, I sparked a little feud after I questioned the motives and judgment of Rep. Adam Hasner, the House majority leader, for making public appearances with anti-Islam agitator Geert Wilders, a member of Dutch Parliament. At week's end, I posted this letter to Hasner, seeking clarification on w ... More >>

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    November 22, 2007

    Rent to Moan

    The condos at Dadeland Place are selling, but dwellers feel dissed

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    March 7, 2007

    Buffy The Zucaro Slayer

    Buffy With Another Friend The Palm Beach Post busts mayoral candidate Al Zucaro for having "racy" friends on his MySpace web site. Namely a bunch of E-whores and second-rate skin models. Reporter Thomas R. Collins reports that Zucaro, a prototypical old fat guy (at least by MySpace standards) was " ... More >>

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    January 18, 2007
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    January 11, 2007
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    September 7, 2006

    He's Not Tom's Buddy

    Our most recently hired New Times staff writer, Tom Francis, recently got a crash course in the weirdness of committing journalism in South Florida. Francis was working on a story in Sunrise regarding politicians' ties to the city-contracted garbage hauler, All Service Refuse. He wanted to talk ... More >>

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    August 7, 2006

    The Upside

    In light of all the recent NT losses, there's a silver lining. A proven and seasoned investigative reporter is coming to town -- Tom Francis, an NT veteran who spent a while at The Stranger in Seattle before realizing that he needed to be in a real place, aka one where the unfettered desire for pla ... More >>