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editorial …

Legislature 2008…gambling…bottom line…lower the tax rate but don’t expand gambling yet.

Interesting dichotomy from the front page story about people fleeing Florida due to the cost of living here….

How many retirees are still going to patrol all the new venues…it’s been said the returns are already not what was expected…

pretty soon Broward will look like “Back To The Future” part 2!

Business section…

TD Bankworth is buying Commerce Bank in a 7.7 billion dollar deal….

LBTS residents may remember it was Commerce Bank that wanted to build their “depot” looking structure on the corner of A1A and Commercial…in place of the gas station..

I recall the ex- head of Development who asked who would want to keep a gas station on that corner…incredulously everyone there said us!

It brought out many to object that day…including our new Commissioner Clottey!

Guess another one bites the dust….any news heard lately about the church and financially fragile Starbucks?

Local section…

Report calls for greater attention to condo issues…

mandatory training for all condo association directors…local law enforcement association fraud investigation units….increased budget for business/regulation/state condo ombudsman…barring condo/homeowner associations with more than 100 thousand in excess revenues frm waiving outside review of their books for more than 2 years…requiring state officials to subpoena records of associations that fail to let two separate owners see them on two separate occasions….

Community News Roundup…

there was a sign- up at Jarvis Hall today from 11- 1 for homestead…

nice to publish…finally in the right section…but how about putting it in yesterday?

By the way those who do not file tax return by April 15th this year…you only have until April 15th to file a 1090 to get that $300 dollar refund that is supposed to go to all.

Too funny!

It looks like the city of Tamarac got what LBTS did not…an announcement in the same Community News Roundup…

City’s first Starbucks to open on Commercial!

Also in the announcement…the Mayor said a new Hampton Inn and Commerce Bank will be opening!

Pompano Pier partially reopens…it has been closed since Dec.

www.miamiherald.com

Business section….channel 6 news up for sale…

guess all those public service announcements warning of analogue TV being a thing of the past…hit too close to home?

On the topic of analog TV…looks like the date for change may be moved back a year….

Verizon adds $50 million center…

Sea Ranch Club in negotiations for cable…our consultant had sobering new about the future of damand and supply …looks like Verizon is ahead of the curve?

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