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Developer files new lawsuit against Boca over delays in massive Midtown project

By Marci Shatzman A prominent development company has filed a new lawsuit against the city of Boca Raton — the latest salvo in its legal battle over a massive project called Midtown that it wanted to help make a reality. Crocker Partners, headquarted in Boca Raton, envisioned creating a “live-work-play” district… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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American Express 'Good Thymes Garden' yields herbs, fruits and vegetables for employee cafe

By Marcia Heroux Pounds Fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables are among the newly minted amenities at the American Express regional headquarters in Sunrise. Completed in 2017, the new campus has added a special feature for its 3,000 employees: a community garden. Workers can clip rosemary, basil and thyme, take a few tomatoes… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Main Street Coconut Creek to emerge from pioneer's farmland

By Lisa J. Huriash For years, developers pestered Earl Johns, a Broward County pioneer, to sell his farmland. A vast tract of 157 acres sat in the middle of what Coconut Creek wanted for a downtown. He wouldn’t budge. But in 2009, Johns died at 90. Now, the land is under a sales contract and the city is planning… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Education funding special session proposal fails

By News Service of Florida A Democratic effort to hold a special session to increase education funding formally died Thursday, as Republican opposition blocked the idea. Supporters needed support from three-fifths majorities in the House and Senate to spur the special session. A final tally from the Department of State showed… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Securing Stoneman Douglas crime scene could cost $1.3 million a year for years

By Larry Barszewski The biggest piece of evidence in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre — the three-story building where most of the victims were killed — will cost taxpayers more than a million dollars a year to preserve while the shooter’s case goes to trial. Broward Sheriff Scott Israel has assigned shifts… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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A lot of readers are upset about Publix's support of Adam Putnam, but relatively few will vote with their wallets

By Dan Sweeney You can ask readers about gun control, you can ask them about increasing their own taxes, you can ask them about some of the most contentious issues of the day. But don’t you dare ask them about boycotting the most beloved grocery chain in Florida. Given the multitude of calls on social media to… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Mass shootings create false notion that our schools are mortally dangerous | Fred Grimm

By Fred Grimm Parkland. And now Santa Fe High. The murders of 27 innocent students and teachers seem to provide even more evidence that America is in the throes of an unprecedented epidemic of deadly school shootings. But we aren’t. Public school districts across the country are being compelled by politicians… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Harvey Weinstein set to turn himself in on sex crime charges in New York

By Shayna Jacobs Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities Friday to face charges related to alleged sexual misconduct in connection to a probe by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and NYPD, the Daily News has confirmed. The fallen former Hollywood honcho is facing charges in connection to… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Richie Incognito tells police that government officials were tracking him

By Associated Press Police took veteran NFL guard Richie Incognito to a Florida mental hospital after he allegedly threw weights and tennis balls at gym employees and another patron and told officers the government is spying on him. Boca Raton police released a report Thursday detailing officers’ interaction with… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Blanche Ely High School on lockdown as deputies check out report of armed person on campus

By Sun Sentinel staff and WPEC-CBS12 Authorities have placed Blanche Ely High School on lockdown after a report of an armed person on campus this afternoon. But deputies canvassing the school haven’t found anything to substantiate the report, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. A sheriff’s official allayed the concerns of parents… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Amazon Echo recorded family's conversation, then sent it to a person in their contacts, report says

By Hamza Shaban A family in Portland, Oregon, received a nightmarish phone call two weeks ago. “Unplug your Alexa devices right now,” a voice on the other line said. “You’re being hacked.” Apparently, one of Amazon.com’s Alexa-powered Echo devices in their house had silently sent recordings to the caller, without… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Broward's Ron Bergeron decides not to run for governor

By Anthony Man One of Broward’s most colorful figures — developer, conservationist and sometimes alligator wrestler Ron Bergeron — said Thursday he won’t be running for governor this year. Bergeron had spent much of 2017 thinking about running, consulting with political professionals and talking to friends about… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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113-Year-Old Woman Considered Oldest American Alive: ‘She Believed The Lord Meant for Her to Be Here’

By Heather Clark Photo Credit: Cleveland.com screenshot CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — The daughter of a 113-year-old woman who is the oldest living person in the United States says that her mother believes she is still alive because it is God’s will. Lessie Brown of Ohio became the oldest living person in America after Delphine Gibson, 114, of Pennsylvania passed away earlier… …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Tim Canova shows up at elections conference to criticize Brenda Snipes

By Anthony Man Tim Canova showed up on the last day of the state Supervisors of Elections conference to criticize Broward elections chief Brenda Snipes — and generate some media attention for himself. Canova lost the 2016 congressional primary to U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston. Canova, who has questioned… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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