John Pacenti, The Palm Beach Post

John Pacenti

The Palm Beach Post

West Palm Beach, FL, United States

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Past articles by John:

Parents of two baby boys claim Palm Beach County doctor botched circumcisions

Parents of two baby boys claim Palm Beach County Doctor Berto Lopez botched circumcisions, amputating one boy's penis. → Read More

Average OB-GYN faces 2 or 3 lawsuits during a career. This Palm Beach County doctor had 9

Dr. Berto Lopez of Palm Beach County has been linked to 14 serious injuries, including 6 deaths. Many of the cases were linked to routine procedures → Read More

How We Got The Story: A trail of patient deaths and injuries found in public records

Public records showed a trial of patient deaths and injuries for Berto Lopez OB-GYN over decades. → Read More

Surfside collapse: Judge says 'Herculean undertaking' awaits in compensating victims, families

Navigating the competing claims resulting from the Surfside condo tower collapse will be a "Herculean undertaking," a judge said on Friday. → Read More

Former Surfside mayor: Did beach project undermine condo tower before collapse?

Former Surfside mayor wants to know if beach renourishment project may have played role in condominium collapse. → Read More

League of Cities: Time for Tallahassee to step up after Champlain collapse

Palm Beach County League of Cities says it's time state lawmakers step up and address the shortfalls in condo law in order to prevent another collapse that happened in Surfside. → Read More

Surfside condo collapse: 'I'm expecting miracles,' won't give up hope on survivors

Gov. Ron DeSantis vows to find a cause. → Read More

Are you a vaccine veto? Level of misinformation plays key role, USF study finds

Florida COVID-19 numbers stay steady as vaccine hesitancy remains an issue. → Read More

Publix shooting: Killer Timothy Wall suffered from schizophrenia, ex-wife's family says

Timothy Wall named Publix shooter. His ex-wife's sister said they tried to get him help, but to no avail. Wall shot a woman, a boy, then himself at Publix → Read More

Publix shooting, gunman Timothy J. Wall: What we know about Royal Palm Beach store shooter

In the Publix shooting in Royal Palm Beach, gunman Timothy Wall shot a grandmother, her 1-year-old grandson, then himself, authorities said → Read More

Murder-for-hire case: Illicit drugs, would-be assassins and a body in the Everglades

A Jupiter man is accused of a murder-for-hire that planned to blame it on Black Lives Matter. → Read More

Doctor botched newborn's circumcision after state opted to revoke his license, parents say

Berto Lopez, a former OB-GYN in Palm Beach County who was to lose his license because of a patient's death, botched a newborn's circumcision for the second time. → Read More

Hispanics hit hardest by COVID-19 variants; South Florida Fair makes masks optional

Hispanics hit hardest by COVID-19 variants, data shows; South Florida Fair makes masks optional → Read More

Palm Beach County 'nowhere near any kind of herd immunity,' health director says

Health Department director Alina Alonso says we are nowhere near herd immunity in the fight against COVID-19. → Read More

DeSantis' order on masks sows confusion but changes little in Palm Beach County

Gov. Ron DeSantis' order overruling all local rules on masks wearing pours fuel on a longstanding COVID-19 debate → Read More

New data: Younger people in Florida, Republicans delaying day of herd immunity

New surveys and studies point to young adults and Republican men as holdouts on COVID front. → Read More

Fed appeals court deals huge blow to Jeffrey Epstein victims looking for justice

From the get-go, Jeffrey Epstein's teenage victims were short-changed justice in favor of the now deceased Palm Beach sexual predator. Whether it be former Palm Beach County State Attorney Barry Krischer treating them like prostitutes or federal prosecutors cutting a secret deal with Epstein in 2007 behind their backs, Epstein's victims have been degraded and discounted in the courts. And… → Read More

Who is state attorney Dave Aronberg? A study in contradiction.

State Attorney Dave Aronberg created Sober Homes Task Force in 2016, making over 100 arrests for patient brokering & insurance fraud in rehab industry → Read More

The Post's state attorney investigation: 5 things to know

Palm Beach Post Investigation reveals how the State Attorney blocked an investigation into a well-connected police officer. → Read More

LWB bicyclist, 79, dies of injuries after collision with car

A bicyclist died after running into the back of a vehicle, which had to stop after being cut off. → Read More