| Sep 12, 2014
Margate residents will get a decrease in the millage rate this year, and the fire fee is staying the same.
At the first reading of next year's proposed budget, which comes in at about $97.85 million, city commissioners voted in a reduction of the millage...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 5:56 PM
Homeowners will pay the same fire fee and a lower tax rate next year thanks to rising property values.
Commissioners on Tuesday gave final approval to the $55.7 million budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.
Even with the lower tax rate,...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Alibis, apologies, excuses spew from the NFL and team offices.
The heavy foot of corporate sponsorship weighs in to exert influence on decisions.
The excesses are scrutinized, and the patronage of women viewers becomes the focus of the debate.
| Sep 28, 2014
| 2:48 PM
Spring is officially upon us, and while April showers keep us inside, it’s the perfect time of year to sit back, reflect and embark on meaningful home projects.
It’s also a great opportunity to talk about your family’s future. After...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 4:32 PM
In my last two columns, I've written about a new temple being constructed in the city of Philadelphia by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The temple, which is near Logan Square, is due to be completed in 2016.
Since the closest temples...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 10:33 AM
In 2008, David Hajdu published "The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic Book Scare and How It Changed America," a historical look at 1950s paranoia aimed at the perceived moral depravity of comic books. He traveled around promoting it, but never had any book...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Planning Commissioner Rob Zur Schmiede is concerned that Village Laguna's support of his candidacy along with Councilwoman Toni Iseman's might be interpreted to mean that they were running as a slate. We want to clarify that our support does not create...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 5:21 PM
Even in its reduced and unlovely circumstances, the Salton Sea is the biggest lake in California. It may also pose the biggest quandary for the Southern California ecosystem. Its champions declare that California needs to spend several billion dollars now...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 2:33 PM
Recently yard signs have appeared throughout the city pairing my name with the name of another candidate. These signs make it seem as though we are running as a team. They are inaccurate and misleading.
Placement of these signs was neither authorized nor...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 5:13 PM
I remember it as if it were yesterday. I slammed out the door, letting it bang behind me. I yelled over my shoulder at my parents, "When I grow up, I'm not goin' be like you!" I think that at least one of the precipitating incidents was their refusal to...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 3:59 PM
Since Florida's Legislature imposed the first of a series of reforms meant to lower homeowners' property-tax bills in 2007, politicians in most Central Florida counties and cities have adopted what amounts to double-digit increases in their property-tax...