February, 2009 Category

Feb 28 2009

Broward Commissioners Warned To Be Honest

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

 
Broward County commissioners have been warned: Be honest.

Or the feds might throw you in jail for up to 20 years! 

In a startling three-page memo from County Attorney Jeff Newton, commissioners were told in writing how to avoid being snared by a wide ranging federal corruption law. Read the rest of this entry »



Feb 27 2009

Coconut Creek Candidate Works For Firm Suing City

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS


If Colleen LaPlant gets elected to the Coconut Creek Commission in March, she won’t be able to vote on one of the key issues in the city.

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Feb 27 2009

Art Seitz: Pam Adams A No-Show At City Hall Forum

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

A picture is worth 1000 words.

At least, that’s what photographer and Fort Lauderdale civic activist Art Seitz believes. Read the rest of this entry »



Feb 26 2009

deGroot Returns With Blast Against Hospital District’s Lobbying

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

 

John deGroot is a newspaper friend of mine who spent a half century writing for a living.  Now he is writing for free on the Internet.

deGroot

At 71, he remains pissed off about injustices and bad government.

His first target on his new website is the North Broward Hospital District and their out-of-control spending on lobbyists.

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Feb 25 2009

God And Romney Rogers: The Fort Lauderdale Commission Race

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

The issues in southeast Fort Lauderdale’s commission race have been overshadowed in recent days by none other than God.

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Feb 24 2009

One Person’s Memory of Selling Cars With Sunrise’s Rosen; Plantation’s Petrocelli

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

 
A friend of mine sold cars with both Sunrise Comissioner Don Rosen and Plantation Commissioner Rico Petrocelli at the same Broward County dealership.

I asked what they remembered from more than two decades ago about the two politicians who are currently running for re-election. Read the rest of this entry »



Feb 23 2009

Broward Dems Booming Because of Obama

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

Obama Fever has caused an unusual problem at the Broward Democratic Party: Where to fit all the new members at the monthly meeting? Read the rest of this entry »



Feb 23 2009

Marty Rubinstein, Buddy Nevins Trade Opinions On Sunrise Election

Filed under: General News

This is an exchange of e-mails former School Board member Marty Rubinstein and Buddy Nevins about Commissioner Don Rosen and the upcoming Sunrise election.

Since they were stored in the comments of a post that wasn’t about Sunrise, I thought I would elevate them to their own posting.

I edited them so that they are understandable as their own post.

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Feb 22 2009

Is Insider Mike Moskowitz Getting Paid Too Much?

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

Attorney Mike Moskowitz’s firm got a big raise from taxpayers in the midst of the recession.

This is either the tale of a political insider getting a favor from the county commission.  Or it is an expert lawyer getting what he is due.

You decide.

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Feb 22 2009

Miramar Pols Campaign With Misleading Ads

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

Two Miramar candidates can’t wait for the election to call themselves city commissioners.

Their misleading ads already claim the title. Read the rest of this entry »



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