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    November 7, 2014

    Activists Reportedly Arrested Trying to Stop Destruction of Briger Forest in Palm Beach Gardens

    Activists with Earth First! are reportedly locking themselves to a disabled van to bring attention to construction happening in the almost-700-acre Briger Forest, one of the largest -- but unprotected -- forests in South Florida. "We're here stopping a crime," said Ryan Hartman in a news release. " ... More >>

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    December 6, 2013

    Kayla "2 Drunk 2 Care" Mendoza Being Sued For Wrongful Death By Families of Victims

    The families of the two women killed in the "2 drunk 2 care" accident have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Kayla Mendoza. On November 17, 20-year-old Kayla Mendoza drove her Hyundai Sonata the wrong way onto the Sawgrass Expressway and crashed into a 2012 Toyota Camry, killing Marisa Catroni ... More >>

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    January 30, 2012

    Here's Florida's Blacklist of Everyone Excluded for Life From Pari-Mutuel Casinos

    ​If Uncle Earl has been coming around and causing trouble recently, it might be because he was kicked out of the casino for card counting, stealing, or other stupid behavior. Wouldn't it be great to see a list of everyone who was excluded from the state's casinos in recent years?Florida's Division ... More >>

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    January 30, 2012

    A New Florida Tomato, Jose Andres' Food Truck, and Other Links

    The Whisky Water Trick from Casey Neistat on Vimeo.Hope your weekend was delightful. First up for this morning's links, see above for a new bar trick brought to our attention from Yardbird. Practice up for the weekend and read on for this morning's roundup.

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    January 23, 2012

    Five Pies For Pie Day

    ChrisChen​It's National Pie Day, according to the National Pie Council. Though I usually ignore food holidays, like this guy with a pie fetish, I could eat variations on pie every day for life. Pies are the ultimate comfort food that can be made savory or sweet. And don't get me started about Cris ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012

    Five Beers for a Florida Winter

    "It's weird that so many people are drinking stout in winter here, but they do," said Jake, the manager at Tap 42, during one of several visits this past month. It's natural to crave big beers during the cold weather. Yet we're absolved from the cold and still, Florida sees brisk sales of winter bre ... More >>

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    January 9, 2012

    Is Farm to Table Worth the Price? Some Floridians Say No.

    ​From LA to Boston, farm to table has taken root. Even the White House is in on it. Shaped by books such as Michael Pollan's Ominvore's Dilemma on "why we consume what we consume" and films like Food Inc., many have embraced the mantra and spend dining dollars at farm to table restaurants over o ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011

    Dirty Dozen 2011: Who Did We Forget?

    ​This year's list of our Dirty Dozen covers a gamut of South Florida marauders, bent on making your life miserable -- or at least more mediocre -- in pursuit of personal gain. Rick Scott and Allen West are old standbys, but we have several newcomers to the list: Pain bros Jeff and Chris George, te ... More >>

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    December 20, 2011

    Decoding Coffee Talk to Make a Better Brew

    Videocast #3 - Chemex/Pourover from James Hoffmann on Vimeo.What's the big deal about coffee? Coffee geeks have been nerding out over it for ages. It's only been within the last few years that the masses have become more educated by coffee aficionados, perhaps in part because of the rise and platea ... More >>

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    December 7, 2011

    Personhood Florida Aborts Current Petition, Plans to Start Over in January

    ​Since a Florida group managed to collect only around 20,000 of the 676,811 signatures needed to put the state's own version of a "personhood" amendment before the voters, they're ditching that one and starting over again.Initiative petition laws have now changed, making signatures for such petiti ... More >>

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    December 7, 2011

    Rick Scott About to Be on the Daily Show After Getting Trolled During Budget Announcement

    ​During Gov. Rick Scott's announcement of his budget proposal today, he took questions from media members curious about his ideas.One of those people asking questions ended up being Aasif Mandvi, a "correspondent" for the Daily Show With Jon Stewart.He wanted to know, of course, whether the govern ... More >>

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    December 6, 2011

    South Florida Alligator Trappers Wanted, Only Need an Email Address and No Criminal History

    Jobs, people, jobs.​Who says there aren't any jobs out there?If you've got an email address and have managed to avoid being arrested, you can get a job in Palm Beach County (or Martin County) now.All you have to do is capture some alligators.

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    December 6, 2011

    Florida Senate Hard at Work: Bill Filed to Replace "Winter Break" With "Christmas Break"

    Sen. Steve Wise ​Well, this gentleman to our left doesn't want to leave the "Christ" out of any title designating time off from school.If anyone's ever looking to argue that the Florida Senate wastes its time on things that aren't relevant to Florida, or planet earth, point to Senate Bill 1136 ... More >>

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    November 28, 2011

    A Lesson in How to Fudge Charts, Courtesy of Rick Scott's Office

    ​Gov. Rick Scott's office introduced its monthly chart comparing private-sector job gains against government job gains, and it just didn't look right.Remember, there were 6,900 more government jobs in October than in September, while the number of private-sector jobs increased by 2,600. (That one ... More >>

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    November 22, 2011

    Most Manly Restaurant in America Found in Fort Lauderdale

    ​Men's Health announced today the most manly restaurants in America. And according to the results, the criteria are the following: 1. To be a manly restaurant, the place must feature foods that don't require utensils, except when it comes to barbecue. 2. If the restaurant isn't named aft ... More >>

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    November 18, 2011

    Florida Unemployment Rate Lowest in 28 Months Thanks to... Government Jobs

    ​Florida's Department of Economic Opportunity announced this morning that the state's unemployment rate is down to 10.3 percent for October -- the lowest in 28 months -- which is still well above the national rate of 9 percent.The announcement also left out a couple of key facts. First, job creati ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    Veterans Hunt Gators to Heal War Wounds (Video)

    In honor of Veterans Day and the tenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, New Times went alligator hunting with combat-wounded veterans in Melbourne. This video, produced by talented photographer Colby Katz, provides a taste of the action. Narrated by retired Army Sgt. Gary Horn, ... More >>

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    October 25, 2011

    Florida Democratic Party's New Fundraising Technique: Identifying the "Rickpublicans"

    ​Forget Kevin Bacon, the Florida Democratic Party is playing the "Six Degrees of Rick Scott."How do you play? Well, apparently by launching a website identifying the state's "Rickpublicans."Sure enough, hometown favorite Rep. Allen West landed a Bacon Rick number of one, with a direct connection t ... More >>

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    October 21, 2011

    Allen West: Occupy Movement Is a Commie "Gang" Full of "the Bad People"

    ​Sen. Joseph McCarthy Rep. Allen West decided to donate his two cents on the Occupy movement this week, and here's what we learned: He doesn't know exactly what he's talking about.He managed to identify the Occupy protesters as "communists," "Marxist," "Stalinist," and "socialist" in the same sent ... More >>

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    October 14, 2011

    For Some Reason, a Video Exists of the Serial Pooper in Action (NSFW)

    Ocala Police DepartmentKenneth Martin Sarsony doesn't always poop, but when he does, he apparently prefers to be in a learning environment.​We're not sure who the first person was who asked the cops, "Hey, can we get a video of that guy taking a poop at the middle school?" but we can tell you the ... More >>

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    October 3, 2011

    Florida's Three-Strikes Law for Serial-Sexting Youngsters Takes Effect

    ​Florida's bestiality ban wasn't the only law that went into effect Saturday that's of concern to current and future sex offenders -- the law lessening the penalties for kids caught sexting with other youngsters is also now on the books.The old law stated that if you're a minor in possession of an ... More >>

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    September 29, 2011

    Florida Panthers Draftee Rocco Grimaldi Not a Big Fan of Boobies

    ​Rocco Grimaldi, drafted 33rd in this year's NHL draft by the Florida Panthers, loves Jesus -- there's no doubt about that.As far as boobies go, Grimaldi would prefer the ladies keep those bad boys covered up. And he's expressing his grievances on Twitter.Whereas Florida Marlins outfielder Logan M ... More >>

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    September 23, 2011

    Ann Coulter: Debbie Wasserman Shultz Is a "Hideous Beast Who Has a Voice Like a Hyena Getting an Abortion" (Video)

    ​Well, here's what just came out of Ann Coulter's mouth in front of an audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference -- Florida, during what was apparently a comparison between Republicans and Democrats done by illustrating a pair of South Florida congressmen: "I want to implant it in p ... More >>

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    September 13, 2011

    A Guide to South Florida Food Trucks (Part 6)

    Yo Manna PellaThe Little Mermaid's got nothing on Yo Mama!​All good things must come to an end, and as much as we'd like to continue our listing of food trucks, we're running out of letters of the alphabet. We feel a little like an episode of Sesame Street as we bring you food trucks sponsored by ... More >>

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    September 12, 2011

    A Guide to South Florida Food Trucks (Part 5)

    The Purple People Eatery serves comfort food out of a monstrous truck.​We continue with our listing of South Florida food trucks, Part 5. We've taken you through letters A-C, D-G, H-L, and M-O. Today, we're bringing you trucks P-R. Here we go:Papa's TapasTapas, ceviche, soups, and empanadas786-853 ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    .xxx Domain Names Will Soon Be Available for That Porn Website You've Always Wanted

    ​You know that porn website you always wanted to start? Yes, the one with the 7-foot-tall women and the action figures. Well, you'll have to wait a bit longer to register for the .xxx domain on it, since the company is allowing only preexisting porn sites to register for now.ICM Registry, the Palm ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    A Guide to South Florida Food Trucks (Part 3)

    Latin Burger is best known for their Latin Macho burger.​This is the third part of our south Florida food truck listings. Please note, we're trying to be as comprehensive as possible, but food trucks by their very definition are mobile and fluid. We've brought you A-C and D-G so now we're pres ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    Roseann Arces Gets Probation for Assaulting "Jewish Bitch" After Backing Into Her Car

    Palm Beach County Sheriff's OfficeRoseann Spera Arces​Roseann Spera Arces decided to settle a minor car accident in a bank parking lot by beating up the other woman for being Jewish. That would be a felony.Arces, 49, pleaded guilty and was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months' probation, instead of the ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    A Guide to South Florida Food Trucks (Part 2)

    Dim Ssäm á GoGo serves Asian fusion food with Korean influences.​Food trucks are a phenomenon both in South Florida and across the country. In the past year, South Florida has gone from a dozen trucks to about 70 mobile munch units.In an effort to keep you informed, Clean Plate Charlie is compi ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    Allen West Hosting "Controversial" Screening of Movie About Scary Muslims

    Harriet Tubman​Rep. Allen West is doing some really important work today, hosting what he calls a "controversial screening" of a movie about how scary Muslims are.The film is called Sacrificed Survivors: The Untold Story of the Ground Zero Mega Mosque, although it should really be called The Untol ... More >>

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    September 6, 2011

    A Guide To South Florida Food Trucks (Part 1)

    Cuban CubeCuban Cube is one of over 70 food trucks that have hit south Florida.​Last August, when the food truck industry in south Florida was but a mere pup, we put together A Complete Guide To Food Trucks.  In it, we listed 19 trucks in south Florida.One year later, there are over 70 food t ... More >>

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    August 17, 2011

    Naked Jogger Stopped by Cops in West Palm Beach; Unfortunately, There Are Pictures

    via Twitter user toughguy1967​Sometimes the Twitter universe finds the news before we do -- like the handful of people who happened to witness an elderly gentlemen allegedly jogging naked down Clematis Street in downtown West Palm Beach.West Palm Beach police spokesman Chase Scott tells the Pulp t ... More >>

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    August 16, 2011

    Lawyers Complain to Florida Bar About 411-PAIN Ads

    Facebook.comSome lawyers find this unethical.​The Florida Bar is finally paying attention to the 1-800-411-PAIN Referral Service, in part because other lawyers have been complaining.411-PAIN is a Broward-based network of chiropractors and lawyers that solicits clients who have been in car accident ... More >>

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    June 8, 2011

    Twitter Wine Tasting at Whole Foods Market in Coral Springs

    Whole Foods Market The WFM Wine Guys will be at Coral Springs to taste...and tweet!​This Thursday, June 9th, you can taste...and tweet featured summer wines at Whole Foods Market in Coral Springs with The WFM Wine Guys.

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    May 21, 2011

    Miami Food Trucks At Fort Lauderdale: Tonight at Maroone Chevrolet

    B.C. Tacos Try a Bronto Bowl tonight at Maroone Chevrolet.​If you're a fan of The Flintstones and always wanted to try some Bronto-burgers tonight's your chance. B.C. Tacos, the caveman-themed taco truck, debuts tonight at Maroone Chevrolet's Miami Food Trucks At Fort Lauderdale, where nea ... More >>

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    May 16, 2011

    Local Muslims May Support Terrorists or Strive for Peace -- Depending on Whom You Ask

    Prosecutors say the six men supported the Taliban in Pakistan.​If you believe the feds, the group of local Muslims arrested across South Florida this past weekend were supporters of terrorism and worked to fund those who would kill and kidnap in the name of Islam. The four-count indictment claims ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011

    The Coolest Food Magazines You're Not Reading

    With the advent of advancement in technology, the Internet and Kindles, physical magazines, newspapers and books have gone out the backdoor, eek. But admit it, every once in awhile, it actually feels nice to hold one in your hands. Feels nostalgic to get black ink all over your white pants. At Cle ... More >>

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    March 22, 2011

    Guess Where We're Eating!?

    Dori Zinn​This six year-old authentic Mexican hideaway may be a hidden Broward County gem, but the treasure is worth the hunt.

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    March 11, 2011

    Update: The Man Behind the Fake Rick Scott Account

    Nope, definitely no resemblance between Joel Kodner and Rick Scott.Update 3/11: The fake Rick Scott account (@FLGovRickScott) has been suspended by Twitter with no reason given. Joel Kodner is currently appealing the suspension.On January 20, new Gov. Rick Scott decided he was going to answer politi ... More >>

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    January 28, 2011

    Southern Tier Brewery's Imperial Choklat Stout is Beer of the Week

    Nicole DannaSouther Tier's Choklat Stout is available at the Coffee District in Delray for a limited time.​You know that feeling you get when you want something -- really, really want something -- but know you can't have it? It sucks, right? That's sort of how I felt when I got to the Co ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    Brooklyn Water Bagel Company in Delray Holds Tweetup - Free Iced Coffee and Muffins

    Flickr/JamieAnne Creamy and Refreshing...and FREE!​Many people think that Twitter is just a means to learn too much about overexposed celebrities. Granted, when John Mayer talks about his "little friend" or when P.Ditty shares his love for tantric sex many people question the value of Twit ... More >>

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    January 21, 2011

    Fake Rick Scott Versus Real Rick Scott: Both Jackasses?

    Medicare fraud, schmedicare fraud!​We've been spouting our concerns about our new governor, Rick Scott, since long before he was elected. The man was behind a giant Medicare fraud case. But it just goes to prove that even when you're scheming to bilk money from unsuspecting citizens, Floridians wi ... More >>

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    November 24, 2010

    UPDATED: Schools Threat Suspect Is Green Party Member

    The woman charged by the FBI with making a threat that led to the lockdown of more than 300 Broward County schools after hearing the words of right-wing talker Joyce Kaufman isn't a member of the Tea Party -- she's a member of the Green Party. Ellisa Martinez was arrested yesterday for ma ... More >>

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    October 25, 2010

    Stop Sending Me Pictures of Your Food on Twitter!!!

    Twitpic of figs taken by a Twitter friend Paulette Fontanez (@pfont) ​A wise man named Shawn Carter, better known as Jay-Z, once said, "What you eat don't make me shit." Jiggaman was taking a shot at people who brag about how much money they make, not what they literally eat. His words, however, r ... More >>

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    January 20, 2010

    Getting Press Coverage in 140 Characters or Less

    ​​Evan Sneider, a freelance P.R. professional and full-time public relations manager for a technology based company in Aventura, says you can end up killing any chance of press coverage if you go about it the wrong way on Twitter. Evan lives here in Broward County and talked about some of t ... More >>

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    December 28, 2009

    Are Florida Gang Members Using Twitter?

    ​A recent news story on The Business Insider got me thinking about something. If New York gang members are using Twitter to talk to one another and organize fights, robberies, etc. then could Florida gangsters be doing the same?Of course, Twitter has sub-cultures just like any other group ven ... More >>

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    December 7, 2009

    What Is a Social Media Expert Anyway?

    There is nothing magical to social media​Five minutes looking at marketing information on the internet or attending any tech conference will tell you that the latest craze in "instant gurus" is to title yourself a "social media expert." Anyone can do it. Just start using the term and vaguely talki ... More >>

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    June 9, 2009

    The Daily Mouthful: Tweet! Tweet! Tweet!

    "I don't think anybody gives a rat's ass whether I am about to eat a tuna sandwich. I don't even care. Some of it is so inane and narcissistic and bizarre I don't quite get it. I don't know why anyone would want to read it, much less why I would want to write it." -- Katie Couric, talking about Twit ... More >>

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    April 20, 2009

    Tweet Tweet: Sun-Sentinel Getting Social

    New memo from the Sun-Sentinel. Ladies and gentleman, newspaper's management lexicon gets a fairly new title: "Social Media Coordinator." It's all about Twitter and Facebook and what not. And the SMC for the newspaper is Chris Tiedje. Here's the memo:     Several weeks ago, Seth Liss ... More >>

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