We know the city fathers and mothers of Palm Beach Gardens are licking their chops at the prospect of luring the Houston Astros to set up a new spring training facility in their burg. We know there may be as much as $100 million in public funds going into the deal. And we know that someone, somewher ... More >>
The Florida Panthers officially have a new owner: New York businessman and bazillionare, Vincent Viola. The Associated Press is reporting that the Panthers have been sold for $240 million by Cliff Viner and Sunrise Sports & Entertainment to a group led by Viola. The team has yet to officially ann ... More >>
Now is when you step up, Mr. Mayors of Miami-Dade and Broward.Now is when you two political leaders of South Florida join forces, head to New York, and demand a meeting with Commissioner Bud Selig. You tell that twerp to nix yesterday's trade of Marlins stars Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, and Emilio Bon ... More >>
Gov. Rick Scott spent $73 million of his own money in the 2010 governor's race. When asked in April if he'd be cutting more checks for reelection in 2014, he responded, simply, "I won't have to... I don't know what it will cost, but we'll have the money to win."And if the donations to his "Let's Get ... More >>
mariahburton.blogspot.comAbout a year after former Broward Circuit Judge Ana Gardiner resigned from her post amid a Judicial Qualifications Commission inquiry over allegations of a relationship with a former prosecutor, she's now reported to be engaged to the lawyer who defended her through ... More >>
The Broward Republican Party is holding its "Grand Old Party BBQ" at Ronald Bergeron's ranch next month. Bergeron, a developer, has become more and more involved with the GOP recently, sponsoring just about everything it's been doing, from the recent Lincoln dinner to the party's website. Li ... More >>
As we watch the images of the common folks -- and multimillionaire Norman Braman -- celebrating in Miami over the successful recall of Mayor Carlos Alvarez and Commissioner Natacha Seijas, it's easy to wonder: Can it happen here? Can the people in Broward County dump the co ... More >>
Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, left, with Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler and Ron Book, second from right. To the left of Book is his daughter Lauren, and that's apparently Jimmy Buffett in the middle. I think it's safe to say that the Miami Dolphins' plan to soak Broward taxpaye ... More >>
via the APJim LeyritzThe yellow light. That's a main point on which the DUI manslaughter trial of former Yankee, Jim Leyritz, rests today. "The critical decision for jurors is whether or not Letritz ran a red light or had yellow before the crash, meaning [Fredia Ann] Veitch [the victim] would hav ... More >>
Sometimes negative campaigning lives up to its bad name. The weekend attack on Florida Attorney General candidate Dan Gelber is a perfect example of the kind of sleazy negative campaigning that should make your skin crawl. In the ads sent out this week ... More >>
Artist's Rendering of Sunrise ProjectYou've probably never heard of the largest development planned in Broward County, but you've heard the name before: Oz. The plan is to build something called the "City of Oz" on the BankAtlantic Center's parking lot in Sunr ... More >>
Corporate sponsorship has worked out really well for soccer uniforms.When NFL team owners meet in Fort Lauderdale in May, they will decide whether the Miami Dolphins will soon become the Wackenhut Security Services Miami Dolphins. Now, yes, I did take this story up a couple of levels. But what the t ... More >>
Teenagers toilet papered Bernie Madoff's Palm Beach house this weekend and then called the newspaper to take credit. They said the prank was sanctioned by their parents because Madoff had lost their trust funds. Madoff is confined to his Manhattan condo, so he didn't see the TP himself. Nor did he r ... More >>
Images courtesy of www.4yacht.comGiga-what? Giga-yacht! It's for sporting men who feel crowded on their 180-foot "super-yacht" and whose claustrophobia still flares up on a 220-foot-plus "mega-yacht." That's a gigayacht pictured above. I had to shrink the graphic, but if you look closely on th ... More >>
New Times Has Cubicle Ready for Shoe ThrowerThis morning, Muntader al-Zaidi, the journalist who threw his shoes at President Bush yesterday, has probably found himself without a job. So that's why my employer, New Times Broward-Palm Beach, would like to offer al-Zaidi a job. That's right, al-Zaidi ... More >>
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