| Apr 21, 2013
As Mark Twain noted, history doesn't repeat itself, but "sometimes it rhymes," and South Florida may be in for one of those rhyming moments as it emerges from the economic doldrums of the past half decade.
Turn the clock back a hundred years: Henry...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 7:48 AM
Hey, good news. The price of a looming boondogle seems to have gone down. The Wave, a downtown Fort Lauderdale electric streetcar/light rail loop, was pegged to cost $150 million when I wrote a column lampooning it in 2008.
Now, almost five years later,...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 3:47 PM
As a New Yorker who grew up riding subways, I'm all for mass transit. But the proposed Wave electric streetcar in downtown Fort Lauderdale sounds more like a massive boondoggle: A light rail loop that will go virtually nowhere and carry almost nobody,...
| Feb 9, 2013
If ever a room was aptly named, it's the Grand Hall of the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum in Palm Beach.
The 5,000 square-foot reception hall is adorned with almost every conceivable trapping of Gilded Age splendor: A bust of Caesar Augustus atop a...
| Jan 28, 2013
Q: I need a clarification of Florida's Move Over Law. One can interpret the law that you have to reduce your speed 20 mph under the speed limit or move over a lane only when police or emergency workers are involved rendering assistance. Does this also...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Newly released details of campaign finance reports in Florida's U.S. Senate contest show that New Yorkers are taking a keen interest in the race, and particularly in Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson. Overall, Nelson has out-raised his expected...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Colbert super PAC: Satirist/comedian Stephen Colbert's super PAC reports it has collected more than $1 million....
| Dec 28, 2011
| 9:42 PM
South Florida transportation officials are pondering how to link various short trails to make an interconnected network running from Miami to Vero Beach, generally near Florida East Coast Railway tracks. Read more here. One already completed potential...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 4:16 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A few weeks before the Republican primary in Florida in January, the billionaire owner of the NFL's Miami Dolphins hosted a fundraiser for Mitt Romney at his oceanfront home in Palm Beach. The average voter wouldn't know about...
| Jan 14, 2012
It's only a week until the 100th anniversary of the inaugural journey of Henry Flagler's Florida Keys Over-Sea Railroad, which arrived for the first time in Key West on Jan. 22, 1912.
The celebration will be in full swing this week in the Florida Keys,...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 6:21 PM
President Obama's first campaign ad of 2012 decried "secretive billionaires attacking" him through conservative nonprofit groups that do not reveal their contributors.
But two Democratic nonprofit groups that do not disclose their donors made payments...
| Apr 21, 2012
| 2:16 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff raised $139,742 during the first three months of the year for his congressional reelection bid, according to his latest filings with the Federal Election Commission.
Facing six opponents in the open primary in June, Schiff has more...