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  • Broward Inspector General faults Margate CRA for misconduct

    The city's redevelopment agency "intentionally" kept millions of taxpayer dollars that were supposed to be used for redevelopment projects over several years, according to a finding released Tuesday by the Broward Office of the Inspector General. The...
  • Sharief, Furr, LaMarca, Bogen lead fundraising totals

    The race to raise money for the Broward County Commission election  took a slight turn this time, with one candidate getting a cash infusion from his own wallet and wallets in Kentucky and Illinois, to pull ahead. Mark Bogen, an attorney running for...
  • PB School Board race has 3 incumbents, 8 new candidates

    Palm Beach County will have at least one new School Board member, and possibly up to four, before the year ends. Three incumbents are being challenged in their re-election bids, while a fourth, Jennifer Prior Brown, is stepping down, leaving an open seat...
  • Hartford Charter Group Ousted From Bridgeport School

    Hartford Charter Group Ousted From Bridgeport School
    A Hartford charter school group under state investigation is being pulled from a Bridgeport public school that it was managing with state funds, education officials said Wednesday. Bridgeport interim Superintendent Frances Rabinowitz said she intends to...
  • For Broward County Commission: Aronson, Keechl, Furr and Sharief

    For Broward County Commission: Aronson, Keechl, Furr and Sharief
    District 2: Aronson knows her community the most Five candidates with varying backgrounds and experience filed to run for the Broward County Commission District 2 spot in the Aug. 26 Democratic primary. No Republicans have filed to run for this seat, so...
  • Hampton's urban farmers receiving tax breaks

    Hampton's urban farmers receiving tax breaks
    HAMPTON — On a sunny June morning, the cattle at Willow Oak Farm nearly broke into a gallop as breakfast arrived on a flatbed wagon. Roughly two dozen cows nosed for position around Thomas "Tommy" Thompson as he spread bales of hay from the...
  • Broward, Humane Society consider new spay-neuter clinic

    Broward, Humane Society consider new spay-neuter clinic
    Broward County commissioners Tuesday reaffirmed their desire to reduce euthanasia of healthy dogs and cats, with the goal of running a "no kill'' shelter. By unanimous vote, commissioners agreed to analyze a possible public-private partnership with...
  • White House sounds another climate change warning, gives shout out to Broward's Kristin Jacobs

    White House sounds another climate change warning, gives shout out to Broward's Kristin Jacobs
    The Obama administration's issue of the day Tuesday is climate change. Efforts include bringing in selected weathercasters from around the country, including John Morales from Miami's WTVJ-Ch. 6, to broadcast about the issue. And the administration...
  • Who's on top in county commish fund-raising?

    Who's on top in county commish fund-raising?
    With County Commission elections right around the corner, money is flying. Fund-raising prowess doesn't always equate to victory at the polls. (See former Sheriff Al Lamberti versus Scott Israel, 2012.) For one thing, incumbents have an advantage. For...
  • Online portal allows public to see into county offices

    You don't have to posses x-ray vision to know who is visiting your county commissioners and county staffers. All you have to do is click here. One of the benefits of the Broward County Code of Ethics is an online portal where anyone lobbying county...
  • Charlie Crist goes for trifecta in Broward money raising

    Charlie Crist goes for trifecta in Broward money raising
    Charlie Crist is going for the trifecta of campaign fundraising Tuesday evening, with fundraisers hosted by three Broward mayors. First up, an event at the home of Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper. Next is Hollywood Mayor Peter Bober. He ends the...