July, 2008 Category

Jul 30 2008

Park Could Trump The Commons

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

A new park named for former Florida Gov. LeRoy Collins could be another road block to constructing The Commons, a sprawling office and shopping complex.
The Commons is slated to be at Interstate 75 at Royal Palm Boulevard, within shouting distance of the new park at the interstate near South Post Road.
The Commons is bitterly opposed by nearby residents like Property Appraiser Lori Parrish and the City of Weston.  The residents and Weston fear the project will ruin the neighborhood by generating too much noise and traffic.

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Jul 29 2008

Geller Vs. Gunzberger: The First Round

Filed under: Surveys

AN EXCLUSIVE USAPOLL BY JAMES G. KANE

State Senator Steve Geller, who is termed limited this year, has recently announced his intention to challenge fellow Democrat County Commissioner Suzanne Gunzberger for her District 6 Commission seat and has already opened up a campaign account. Challenging a fellow Democrat is highly unusual in Broward unless that Democrat is politically wounded (like Ilene Lieberman’s 1996 challenge of long-time Commissioner Jerry Thompson).

Certainly that is not the case with Suzanne Gunzberger  On the other hand, she hasn’t faced any serious challenge for the seat since she won against Don Samuels in 1992, when the race was countywide. At least on the surface, she would appear to be a formidable candidate to unseat.

But Steve Geller is no ordinary challenger. A former state legislator and now a state senator, Steve Geller is one the most politically powerful and influential Democrats in state government. His name has appeared in both the local and state-wide media on almost a weekly basis. In contrast to Sue Gunzberger, however, Steve has had his share of criticism from the press for lobbying for clients before local governments. This issue will undoubtedly find its way into the campaign as we get nearer to the primary. Read the rest of this entry »



Jul 01 2008

BrowardBeat.com Launches

Filed under: Dish here, General News, Guest Column, Q & As, Surveys, The Spin

We are proud to announce the launch of BrowardBeat.com



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