| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Some small businesses in South Florida are finding it's better to buy than to rent. Entrepreneurs, law firms and marketing companies are becoming their own landlords, locking in occupancy costs before expected increases in mortgage and rental rates,...
| 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 17, 2013
| 2:09 PM
The Broward Democratic chairman contemplated calling on Patte Atkins-Grad to resign as a Tamarac city commissioner, but she beat him to the punch with her resignation last week.
She had faced an Oct. 15 recall election.
Party Chairman Mitch Ceasar, in...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Once a week, two groups gather at the Parkland Library and Tamarac Community Center for two hours where volunteer Janice Indek provides a topic to be explored through their writing. The topic is used as a creative platform for personal discovery, though...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 8:39 AM
4 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 561-921-0201, TrystDelray.com
An interim chef, Wayne Alcaide, has added his touch to this gastropub whose charming courtyard with vine-covered trellises and graffiti art beckons from the bustling avenue.
| 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...
| 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 29, 2013
He should have used the "Dumb as a Rock" defense.
That was my first thought when I heard that another South Florida politician — this time it was Margate Commissioner David McLean; next week the sleazy politician train could be coming to your...
| Aug 2, 2013
Florida law sets down seven criteria for removing elected municipal and charter county officials from office through recall elections: "Malfeasance, misfeasance, neglect of duty, drunkenness, incompetence, permanent inability to perform official duties,...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 8:03 AM
Embattled Tamarac commissioner Patricia Atkins-Grad, who faces a voter recall after being acquitted of corruption charges, has landed in more hot water with residents.
An allegation that Atkins-Grad threw a water bottle at a local resident at a Night...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 4:09 PM
In happier times, Tamarac Commissioner Patricia Atkins-Grad liked going by her campaign moniker, "Positively Patte."
Tamarac politics today can be summed up as Positively Batty.
Between the ongoing sagas involving Atkins-Grad and Mayor Beth Flansbaum-...