| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:52 PM
I’ve already said far more about former Tamarac city commissioner Patte Atkins-Grad than she’s worth, so maybe it’s best to keep this brief.
If you want to think of Ms. Atkins-Grad as an open, running carbuncle on the face of South...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 1:18 PM
Sun Sentinel editorial cartoonist Chan Lowe has weighed in on the final public act of Tamarac Commissioner Patte Atkins-Grad.
Click here to see it and read it.
| Sep 12, 2013
Three teachers at Western High School in Davie are being charged with failing to report an alleged rape that a 15-year-old girl described in a class essay.
The State Attorney's Office filed misdemeanor charges in August against Cathy Schwartz, 35, of...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 9:09 AM
Wednesday is the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks and plane crashes at New York City's World Trade Center, in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania and at the Pentagon.
My colleague Steve Coate compiled this list of remembrance events in...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 9:35 AM
Two years after ramming his Broward County bus into the rear end of a car — sending six passengers to the hospital — veteran driver Christopher Harvey is accused once again of nodding off at the wheel.
For Harvey, it's just the latest episode...
| Sep 1, 2013
Property owners may be surprised when they look at the estimated tax bills arriving in their mailboxes: Despite the rollout of the federal Affordable Care Act, they're still obligated to pay taxes to a Broward hospital district.
"Obamacare is supposed...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 5:09 AM
This is what you get for paying $350-a-month rent in Tamarac: Bedroom, cable, use of kitchen and laundry room -- plus your creepy landlord secretly videotaping you when you're naked, reports the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
And you also apparently get...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 2:22 PM
Tamarac City Commissioner Patte Atkins-Grad is such a minor figure in such an obscure locale that, under normal circumstances, she wouldn’t even amount to a blip on the radar screen.
But her behavior and tenacity make her a standout —...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 7:57 AM
A Coral Springs parent says his daughter and a group of classmates were dropped off miles away from their homes and in the wrong city by their school bus on the first day of class.
Wilson Cisneros said his daughter, a sixth-grader at Forest Glen Middle,...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 8:32 AM
Shameless self-promotion alert: I'll be appearing on TV this weekend, as a guest on the weekly current affairs show Issues with Helen Ferre.
The show airs on Ch. 2 (WPBT), the local PBS affiliate, tonight (Friday) at 7:30 p.m. and replays at 12:30 p.m....
| Aug 11, 2013
I am envious of New York and New Yorkers today.
This is coming from someone who has written more than his share of columns about obnoxious New Yorkers.
But I am envious today of their politicians.
They have mayoral candidates who text sexually...