January, 2010 Category

Jan 31 2010

The Reason Judges Face Opponents

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

buddy nevins, summer 2006

The mood was jovial at the judicial robing ceremony Friday.

That was surprising considering the five appointed judges being robed have targets on their backs.

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Jan 30 2010

Hospital District Higher-Ups On Way Out?

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

Now that Gov. Charlie Crist has dumped four members of the North Broward Hospital District’s governing board, the six-figure crowd that runs the public health care system should start dusting off their resumes.  Read the rest of this entry »



Jan 30 2010

Tamarac Leader Opposes Sunrise Dump

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

Tamarac doesn’t like what it smells coming from Sunrise.

“It’s a terrible thing that happening there, says Commissioner Diane Glasser about the proposed garbage transfer station.

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Diane Glasser

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Jan 29 2010

News Of The Future From Sam Fields

Filed under: Guest Column

BY SAM FIELDS
Guest Columnist

sam fields

 

 January 12, 2015–AP  On the fifth anniversary of the 2010 Haitian earthquake, the investigative arm of the United States Congress issued an audit on Haitian relief now roughly between $5 trillion and $18 bazillion.
 
The General Accounting Office report concluded that 90% all of the money was “misspent, stolen or is simply unaccounted for.  There was some confusion in the report as to whether the remaining 10% was “pissed away or “simply flushed down the crapper.

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Jan 28 2010

Some Thoughts On Diana Wasserman-Rubin

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

Pembroke Pines Commissioner Angelo Castillo is ready. 

He’s ready like a rodeo bull in its chute. He’s pawing the ground. He’s snorting.  He’s can’t wait for the gate to open.

And when gate opens, Castillo is off and running… for the county commission.   

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Angelo Castillo,  former candidate Sam Lopez and Diana Wasserman-Rubin

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Jan 27 2010

Broward Gets Appointments To Ethics Panel

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

Broward now is the home of  four of the nine members on the state Commission on Ethics.

That’s fitting since the St. Peterburg Times today said Broward is viewed by “many…as Florida’s most ethically-challenged county.

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Jan 27 2010

Insiders Pick Maymon For House

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

Northeast Broward state House candidate George Moraitis may have grass roots support.

But opponent David Maymon has the big-money GOP and Tallahassee insiders in his camp, according to a list of hosts for his fund raiser this week.

Is the embrace of insiders a good thing for Maymon? 

Will the insiders hurt Maymon in a year when voters are lashing out at representatives of the status quo like lobbyists and party officials? Read the rest of this entry »



Jan 27 2010

PDs Office Challenged Criticism Years Ago

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

Fort Lauderdale lawyer Ralph Behr has been attacking the Public Defenders Office for years.

After I posted a widely-distributed memo from Behr yesterday, the following letter was e-mailed to me. 

It lays out the PDs Office’s position concerning allegations they solicit clients and don’t check whether they are poor enough to qualify for free representation. Read the rest of this entry »



Jan 26 2010

Sunrise’s Alu Charges Colleagues Are In Pocket Of Waste Company

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

A Sunrise Commissioner charged Tuesday that two of her colleagues were pushing construction of a garbage dump to favor their friends in the waste industry.

Wishner and Rosen

Alu: Wishner and Rosen are the garbage industry’s friends 

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Jan 26 2010

Lawyer: Check Whether PD Clients Have $$$

Filed under: General News

BY BUDDY NEVINS

Are criminal defense attorneys losing business to the Public Defenders Office? Are defendents with money being illegally represented by PDs, who are only suppose to represent the poor?

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