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  • Tax rate drops, fire fee stable in Margate

    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...
  • Hallandale Beach lowers tax rate, holds steady on fire fee

    Hallandale Beach lowers tax rate, holds steady on fire fee
    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,...
  • Systemic failure in a society with skewed values

    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. Where...
  • Will your child know you love them?

    Will your child know you love them?
    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...
  • Faith and Values: Temples throughout the ages

    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...
  • Hartford Library To Mark Banned Books Week With Look At Comic-Book Scare

    Hartford Library To Mark Banned Books Week With Look At Comic-Book Scare
    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...
  • Mailbag: Village Laguna supports Zur Schmiede, Iseman but not as a slate

    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...
  • A persuasive case for saving the Salton Sea, California's biggest lake

    A persuasive case for saving the Salton Sea, California's biggest lake
    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...
  • Mailbag: Make no mistake, I am running as an independent

    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...
  • Faith and Values: Embrace Jesus, the new Adam and Eve

    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...
  • Orlando, most area cities feel pressure to raise taxes

    Orlando, most area cities feel pressure to raise taxes
    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...