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PEACE calls for community IDs, slams commissioners who skipped meeting
 More than 2,000 people attended a community meeting at the Palm Beach County Convention Center Monday evening, but organizers were miffed that figure wasn’t a little larger. Officials from the social activism group People Engaged in Active Community Efforts called out six of the county’s seven commissioners for skipping the gathering...

Posted: 7 days ago

More than 2,000 people attended a community meeting at the Palm Beach County Convention Center Monday evening, but organizers were miffed that figure wasn’t a little larger. Officials from the social activism group People Engaged in Active Community Efforts called out six of the county’s seven commissioners for skipping the gathering...
County board wants ordinance declaring opioid crisis a public nuisance
 Palm Beach County commissioners have directed County Attorney Denise Nieman to draft an ordinance declaring the opioids epidemic a public nuisance and making clear the county’s ability to recover money it is spending combating the crisis. The county filed suit last week against 29 drug manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies...

Posted: 14 days ago

Palm Beach County commissioners have directed County Attorney Denise Nieman to draft an ordinance declaring the opioids epidemic a public nuisance and making clear the county’s ability to recover money it is spending combating the crisis. The county filed suit last week against 29 drug manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies...
PBC to hold forum discussion on legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
 Palm Beach County is hosting a remembrance today to commemorate the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., who was assassinated 50 years ago this month. In the third floor courtroom of the Historic 1916 County Courthouse at 205 N. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, Commissioner Mack Bernard is expected to lead a forum discussion entitled...

Posted: 16 days ago

Palm Beach County is hosting a remembrance today to commemorate the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., who was assassinated 50 years ago this month. In the third floor courtroom of the Historic 1916 County Courthouse at 205 N. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, Commissioner Mack Bernard is expected to lead a forum discussion entitled...
Drug firms react to Palm Beach County suit, deny causing opioid crisis
 Some of the companies being sued by Palm Beach County have acknowledged the devastation of the opioids epidemic, but they stopped short of admitting any role in creating or worsening it. “We are deeply troubled by the prescription and illicit opioid abuse crisis, and we are dedicated to being part of the solution,” Bob...

Posted: 19 days ago

Some of the companies being sued by Palm Beach County have acknowledged the devastation of the opioids epidemic, but they stopped short of admitting any role in creating or worsening it. “We are deeply troubled by the prescription and illicit opioid abuse crisis, and we are dedicated to being part of the solution,” Bob...
Palm Beach County sues Wal-Mart, CVS, drug firms over opioid crisis
 Palm Beach County has filed suit against more than two dozen individuals and firms — including mega-companies like CVS, Wal-Mart and Johnson & Johnson — alleging that their negligence and deceptive trade practices have contributed to the ongoing opioid crisis. The 266-page complaint, filed Thursday in Palm Beach County Circuit...

Posted: 20 days ago

Palm Beach County has filed suit against more than two dozen individuals and firms — including mega-companies like CVS, Wal-Mart and Johnson & Johnson — alleging that their negligence and deceptive trade practices have contributed to the ongoing opioid crisis. The 266-page complaint, filed Thursday in Palm Beach County Circuit...
Mast addresses veterans during town hall meeting in Palm Beach Gardens
 U.S. Rep. Brian Mast reaffirmed his commitment to veterans during a town hall meeting with them in Palm Beach Gardens Wednesday night. The meeting, hosted by Concerned Veterans for America, served as an opportunity for Mast, a U.S. Army veteran who lost his lower legs and part of a finger during an explosion in Afghanistan, to meet with a...

Posted: 20 days ago

U.S. Rep. Brian Mast reaffirmed his commitment to veterans during a town hall meeting with them in Palm Beach Gardens Wednesday night. The meeting, hosted by Concerned Veterans for America, served as an opportunity for Mast, a U.S. Army veteran who lost his lower legs and part of a finger during an explosion in Afghanistan, to meet with a...
County opioids lawyer accused of poaching clients in Flint water case
 One of the lawyers seeking to represent Palm Beach County in an opioids lawsuit has been accused of poaching clients and charging excessive fees in the lead poisoning cases from Flint, Mich. Palm Beach Gardens attorney Ted Leopold has filed a motion in federal court to have Hunter Shkolnik of Napoli Shkolnik removed as co-counsel in...

Posted: 22 days ago

One of the lawyers seeking to represent Palm Beach County in an opioids lawsuit has been accused of poaching clients and charging excessive fees in the lead poisoning cases from Flint, Mich. Palm Beach Gardens attorney Ted Leopold has filed a motion in federal court to have Hunter Shkolnik of Napoli Shkolnik removed as co-counsel in...
Scott vetoes letting Palm Beach County pick Housing Authority members
 Florida Gov. Rick Scott has vetoed legislation that would have allowed Palm Beach County commissioners to select additional members for the board of the Palm Beach County Housing Authority. Several commissioners had expressed interest in having some input over how things are done at the housing authority, which fired its executive director...

Posted: 23 days ago

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has vetoed legislation that would have allowed Palm Beach County commissioners to select additional members for the board of the Palm Beach County Housing Authority. Several commissioners had expressed interest in having some input over how things are done at the housing authority, which fired its executive director...
Florida Bar opinion complicates Palm Beach County opioids lawsuit plan
 At least two Palm Beach County commissioners want a new team of lawyers to represent the county if it files suit against drug makers and distributors. The three-firm team of Stull, Stull and Brody, Napoli Shkolnik and the Ferraro Law Firm was selected by commissioners to represent the county in an opioids suit. Among the three finalists vying...

Posted: 29 days ago

At least two Palm Beach County commissioners want a new team of lawyers to represent the county if it files suit against drug makers and distributors. The three-firm team of Stull, Stull and Brody, Napoli Shkolnik and the Ferraro Law Firm was selected by commissioners to represent the county in an opioids suit. Among the three finalists vying...
Lawyer Palm Beach County chose for opioid suit has controversy in past
 Paul Napoli has survived leukemia, a dispute with another firm over legal fees, an acrimonious split with a former law firm partner and a tabloid-feeding sex scandal involving a junior associate. Now, the New York lawyer is poised to help represent Palm Beach County in what could be one of the biggest court cases in the county&rsquo...

7:16 PM Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018

Paul Napoli has survived leukemia, a dispute with another firm over legal fees, an acrimonious split with a former law firm partner and a tabloid-feeding sex scandal involving a junior associate. Now, the New York lawyer is poised to help represent Palm Beach County in what could be one of the biggest court cases in the county&rsquo...
PBC taxpayers might not get full protection against costs in drug suit
 All of the law firms that have agreed to help Palm Beach County sue drug makers and distributors have extensive and diverse experience, winning hundreds of millions for their clients in complex, high-profile cases in recent years. For county taxpayers, that’s the good news. The bad news is that taking on drug makers and distributors...

2:05 PM Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018

All of the law firms that have agreed to help Palm Beach County sue drug makers and distributors have extensive and diverse experience, winning hundreds of millions for their clients in complex, high-profile cases in recent years. For county taxpayers, that’s the good news. The bad news is that taking on drug makers and distributors...
Palm Beach County picks lawyers for possible opioids lawsuit
 Palm Beach County commissioners have selected a team of lawyers to represent the county if it files suit against drug makers and distributors to recoup costs spent battling the opioid epidemic. At the end of an all-day meeting Tuesday, the commissioners selected The Ferraro Law Firm of Miami and a pair of New York City firms, Napoli Skolnik...

11:00 AM Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2018

Palm Beach County commissioners have selected a team of lawyers to represent the county if it files suit against drug makers and distributors to recoup costs spent battling the opioid epidemic. At the end of an all-day meeting Tuesday, the commissioners selected The Ferraro Law Firm of Miami and a pair of New York City firms, Napoli Skolnik...
Ex-administrator Sansbury joins crowded District 2 Commission race
 After John Sansbury retired as Palm Beach County administrator in 1986, commissioners voted to name the street on which he lived in his honor. Sansburys Way was to be a capstone to his 11-year tenure leading the county’s staff. But Sansbury, 68, isn’t quite done with county government — or, at least, he doesn&rsquo...

11:24 PM Monday, Mar. 12, 2018

After John Sansbury retired as Palm Beach County administrator in 1986, commissioners voted to name the street on which he lived in his honor. Sansburys Way was to be a capstone to his 11-year tenure leading the county’s staff. But Sansbury, 68, isn’t quite done with county government — or, at least, he doesn&rsquo...
Drug distributors speak out against possible opioid suit by PBC
 With Palm Beach County commissioners poised to consider filing suit against drug makers and distributors, important players have emerged opponents of such a move: drug makers and distributors. “The misuse and abuse of prescription opioids is a complex public health challenge that requires a collaborative and systemic response that engages...

4:20 PM Friday, Mar. 09, 2018

With Palm Beach County commissioners poised to consider filing suit against drug makers and distributors, important players have emerged opponents of such a move: drug makers and distributors. “The misuse and abuse of prescription opioids is a complex public health challenge that requires a collaborative and systemic response that engages...
Moore accuser now running for House seat with no party affiliation
 Scratch that. The Delray Beach business owner who said unsuccessful U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama dated her when she was 17 and he was 34 won’t be running as a Democrat for a seat in the Florida House of Representatives after all. Deborah Gibson told The Palm Beach Post Thursday that she’s changing to no party affiliation...

10:19 PM Thursday, Mar. 08, 2018

Scratch that. The Delray Beach business owner who said unsuccessful U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama dated her when she was 17 and he was 34 won’t be running as a Democrat for a seat in the Florida House of Representatives after all. Deborah Gibson told The Palm Beach Post Thursday that she’s changing to no party affiliation...
Moore accuser announces run for Florida House seat
 Deborah Gibson, a Delray Beach business owner who said unsuccessful U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore dated her when she was 17 and he was 34, has announced her candidacy for a seat in the Florida House of Representatives. In an interview Tuesday with The Palm Beach Post, Gibson, 54, said she thought about running for public office from...

12:05 AM Wednesday, Mar. 07, 2018

Deborah Gibson, a Delray Beach business owner who said unsuccessful U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore dated her when she was 17 and he was 34, has announced her candidacy for a seat in the Florida House of Representatives. In an interview Tuesday with The Palm Beach Post, Gibson, 54, said she thought about running for public office from...
Palm Beach County to pick team for possible lawsuit in opioid fight
 Three teams of law firms have emerged as the finalists to represent Palm Beach County if the county files suit against drug makers or sellers as part of its fight against the opioid epidemic. As the Florida Legislature just passed a bill Friday that will allocate $53 million to the state’s opioid-crisis fight, Palm Beach County commissioners...

7:23 PM Tuesday, Mar. 06, 2018

Three teams of law firms have emerged as the finalists to represent Palm Beach County if the county files suit against drug makers or sellers as part of its fight against the opioid epidemic. As the Florida Legislature just passed a bill Friday that will allocate $53 million to the state’s opioid-crisis fight, Palm Beach County commissioners...
Standard and Poor’s improves PBC credit rating
 The news was good enough to make Verdenia Baker do a dance. Standard and Poor’s credit rating agency recently announced that Palm Beach County’s revenue bonds – those not backed by property taxes – now have a AAA rating, the highest offered. Both the county’s revenue bonds and those backed by property taxes now...

1:35 AM Friday, Mar. 02, 2018

The news was good enough to make Verdenia Baker do a dance. Standard and Poor’s credit rating agency recently announced that Palm Beach County’s revenue bonds – those not backed by property taxes – now have a AAA rating, the highest offered. Both the county’s revenue bonds and those backed by property taxes now...
PBC considers program to provide down-payment aid to home buyers
 Low-income residents in Palm Beach County could get as much as $38,500 in down-payment assistance through a new program the county is working on. The county’s workforce housing program has required developers to set aside units that would be available at below-market prices. Developers can — and usually do — pay a fee in...

11:03 PM Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018

Low-income residents in Palm Beach County could get as much as $38,500 in down-payment assistance through a new program the county is working on. The county’s workforce housing program has required developers to set aside units that would be available at below-market prices. Developers can — and usually do — pay a fee in...
Valeche: What if the county didn’t provide security on Trump trips?
 Palm Beach County taxpayers have paid millions to provide additional security and roadway management during President Trump’s many visits to his Mar-a-Lago estate. The county provides the costly assistance under the assumption that it will be reimbursed. Getting its money back from the federal government, however, has proven to be laborious...

11:16 PM Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018

Palm Beach County taxpayers have paid millions to provide additional security and roadway management during President Trump’s many visits to his Mar-a-Lago estate. The county provides the costly assistance under the assumption that it will be reimbursed. Getting its money back from the federal government, however, has proven to be laborious...
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