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  • Palm Beach County Commissioner Shelley Vana scopes out new stomping grounds

     
    Palm Beach County Commissioner Shelley Vana, fresh on the commission (she was sworn in on Nov. 18), stopped by a meeting of COBWRA (Coaltion of Boynton West Residential Associations) this morning to say hello. She???s district 3???s third commissioner in....
  • Dick Durbin: Senate seat remains open

     
    by Mark Silva Probably no one would like to see a new junior senator from Illinois seated more than the senior senator from Illinois. But Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) asserts this evening that no one can fill the vacant seat......
  • Vacant seat on county commission gets prospective candidate

     
    Before Mary McCarty???s newly vacant seat on the Palm Beach County Commission had a chance to get cold Thursday, South County Democrat Steve Nichol announced his intention to claim it. Thursday morning, McCarty became the third county commissioner since...
  • Boynton Beach Vice Mayor wants in on Mary McCarty's seat

     
    Gov. Charlie Crist is going to be busy - again - finding a replacement for former Palm Beach County Commissioner Mary McCarty, who faces corruption charges. And Boynton Beach Vice Mayor Jose Rodriguez is throwing his hat in the ring......
  • Abruzzo, once a McCarty ally, asks for legislative review of PBC government corruption

     
    Rep. Joseph Abruzzo, D-Wellington, has asked for a state legislative review of Palm Beach County government in the wake of the scandal surrounding Mary McCarty, the third county commissioner to resign facing federal corruption charges. "The serious and...
  • County Commissioner 'embarrassed' by former colleagues

     
    Tony Masilotti, Warren Newell, Mary McCarty: Three former county commissioners who ended their political careers with federal corruption charges. So you can see how County Commission Chairman Jeff Koons might be embarrassed. He served with each of them....
  • Bruno indicted

     
    We noted earlier reports that Joe Bruno might be indicted. It's happened. Story here. Indictment here. He faces eight counts of public corruption for depriving constituents of "honest services," a charge frequently used in federal political corruption...
  • That D'Amato moment: One of those lasting images

     
    It might have been more fun during that press conference/filibuster on Friday to see Long Island???s Alfonse D???Amato, the former Senator, whose lobbying clients have ranged from developers to on-line gambling interests to bus operators, take a cue from....
  • Old Scandal Leaves Commissioner Leery About Marina Talk

     
    Past scandals prompted County Commissioner Addie Greene to try to rein in the praise one of her fellow board members kept heaping Tuesday on a Lake Park development proposal. When County Commission Chairman Jeff Koons couldn???t stop gushing about the.......
  • Letterman: Blago on Tuesday's Show

     
    First he gets impeached, and then he goes to the Letterman roast - Letterman, who has absolutely blasted the guy mercilessly for three weeks, at least. This was just announced and here's the relevant graf (s) from the press......
  • Ethics Lessons Planned for Palm Officials

     
    An upcoming seminar for Palm Beach County elected officials could be titled: How To Stay Out of Jail 101. In the midst of an ongoing federal corruption investigation of local elected leaders, a workshop is planned Feb. 27 to offer......