Here we are, yet again: another month; another spending bill down the drain. Today the federal government has officially shutdown -- well, "non essential" programs, at least -- which will affect a wide range of services from The National Institutes of Health to The National Park Service to The Depa ... More >>
Fire Ant -- an invasive species, tinged bright red, with an annoying, sometimes fatal bite --covers Palm Beach County. His column appears twice a week on The Pulp. Got feedback or a tip? Contact email@example.com.If the Post Office goes belly up anytime soon, it won't be the fault of Mac ... More >>
It's amazing what a politician will say when he doesn't think the press is around.Mitt Romney, who's the subject of this week's cover story, held a closed-door, $50,000-a-plate fundraiser in Palm Beach Sunday night, and, though he has been irritatingly vague in his publicly announced plans for his p ... More >>
Deerfield Beach Housing Authority Executive Director Pamela Davis literally said she was "happy to report" that the Housing and Urban Development Inspector General won't need to audit the authority.According to the report, there's no audit needed because, among other reasons, "HUD OIG Office of Inve ... More >>
afn.orgLess than three months after the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of the Inspector General came to Deerfield Beach to look into its housing authority, its executive director is moving north.Pamela Davis, who's been the Deerfield Beach Housing Authority's executiv ... More >>
graffitiworx.comSeveral months ago, Deerfield Beach Mayor Peggy Noland announced she was getting rid of the entire board of commissioners from the city's housing authority.Over concerns that federal taxpayer coin was being wasted in the housing authority, Rep. Allen West hopped on the case and as ... More >>
Rep. Allen West's July request has been answered: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of the Inspector General is coming to town to look into the Deerfield Beach Housing Authority.A letter from Deputy Inspector General Michael P. Stephens to West dated August 3 confirm ... More >>
Chaz StevensChaz Stevens, the internet warrior against corruption in Deerfield Beach, has been appointed back to the city's housing authority.Stevens had a brief stint on the authority last April, but, he near-humbly concedes to the Pulp, "I didn't know what the hell I was doing."He says he's her ... More >>
If you live in District 2 of Deerfield Beach, today is Election Day.Thanks to the fact that the last commissioner, Sylvia Poitier, has been suspended for allegedly falsifying public records a few times, today's special election will find someone to replace her for the rest of her term -- which en ... More >>
Chalk this one up as a "plus" for Rep. Allen West -- he's asked the acting inspector general of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to launch a "full investigation" into the Deerfield Beach Housing Authority.For those keeping score on the local government scene, Deerfield's housi ... More >>
thepoliticalcarnival.netIt looks like the folks in Pompano Beach are being ersatzgivers over their house giveaway.The city bought an $83,000 house that had gone into foreclosure in the Leisureville retirement community that it planned to hold a drawing for to give away to an income- and age-quali ... More >>
Broward County Commissioner Stacy Ritter, left, wants to engage in a high heels contest with Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper, right. From Twitter yesterday: "I think Hallandale Mayor Joy Cooper's heels are higher than mine which rarely happens. I see a contest of heels in o ... More >>
Last night's meeting of the Deerfield Beach Commission was a mostly civil affair, at least until Commissioner Sylvia Poitier learned that her colleague, Bill Ganz, was considering a motion to have her censured if she erupts in the same way she did at the last special meeting, in late. June.Poitie ... More >>
Since February questions have been raised about construction projects awarded by the Deerfield Beach Housing Authority. In particular, the agency seems to have a checkered history of following guidelines for keeping its procurement process corruption-free. Earlier this month, executive director Pame ... More >>
Looks like Deerfield Beach forgot to tell its taxpaying citizens that in early 2009, it paid nearly $100,000 to the feds to make up for its misuse of public housing dollars. In fact, those city officials nearly forgot to mention this to the forensic auditing firm specifically investigating how Deerf ... More >>
A few minutes ago, the Deerfield Beach City Commission voted to hire Kessler International, a forensic auditing firm that will try to find out how the city spent its federal housing dollars.The request came from City Manager Burgess Hanson, who has been reviewing that spending since he took over the ... More >>
Sylvia FergusonDeerfield Beach Vice Mayor Sylvia Ferguson (previously Poitier) may have had a financial interest in a nonprofit corporation for which she voted to award public funds. Acts of Sedition blogger Chaz Stevens has posted financial documents of the Westside Deerfield Businessmen Associatio ... More >>
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