Larry Barszewski, Sun Sentinel

Larry Barszewski

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Past articles by Larry:

Built-up Broward has few tracts of open land remaining. These are the largest.

How much longer before Broward's few remaining parcels of open land give way to development? → Read More

Elected mayor plan could cost taxpayers more than $500,000 a year

Referendum proponents would give countywide mayor veto power over commission decisions. → Read More

Dangerous levels of fecal waste in some Fort Lauderdale waterways, testers say

When sewage spilled in Fort Lauderdale, the city didn't test the Middle River near Sunrise Boulevard. Private testing showed it, too, was polluted. → Read More

Broward’s airport gun rules violate state law, judge decides

Florida Carry sued Broward County over regulations restricting guns anywhere on Fort Lauderdale airport property, not just past security checkpoints. That ordinance and others similar to it violate state law, a judge has ruled. → Read More

Who’s next? More Fort Lauderdale sewage breaks inevitable, officials say

Older sewer force mains are threatening to break faster than Fort Lauderdale can fix them. Is your neighborhood in a problem area? → Read More

Fixed Fort Lauderdale sewage pipe leaking again

Divers found the repair to a 48-inch sewer pipe under the Himmarshee Canal in Fort Lauderdale wasn't stable and it began leaking again Thursday as they sought to make additional fixes. → Read More

After six sewer breaks in three weeks, Fort Lauderdale is at ‘tipping point’

Fort Lauderdale has stopped the sewage leaks from its two most recent pipe breaks, but officials want a faster fix to the overall system. There have been six sewer pipe ruptures in the past three weeks. → Read More

Kayaker finds dead body floating near Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

The Broward Sheriff's Office Marine Unit recovered the body of an adult male from the water near Anglins Fishing Pier. → Read More

This time it’s two: More sewer pipes break in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale crews are responding to sewer line breaks Monday night in the city's Victoria Park and Coral Ridge Country Club Estates neighborhoods. → Read More

Growing South Florida looks to satisfy its need for water

A Palm Beach County rock mine could increase the supply of drinking water available to cities and counties willing to pay to turn it into a 4.6 billion-gallon reservoir. → Read More

Broward jails hold immigrants for ICE while county considers joining challenge to state law

Florida's prohibition on sanctuary cities is being challenged in federal courts by immigration rights groups. Broward County commissioners are considering joining the suit. → Read More

This library offers online books, videos and music for free — no matter where you live

You now can download a bestselling book, a hit song or a video at no charge. A plan to make people feel welcome in Broward has opened up the county’s online library collections to the world. → Read More

Company asks $500,000 for county park land it scooped up at auction

Dorado Bells LLC paid $23,900 for a piece of Broward County park land at auction. It now wants the county to pay $500,000 for the land, or $6,000 a month to rent it, county officials said. → Read More

Trucker crushed to death by falling steel beams

A truck driver making a delivery to a Pompano Beach metal company warehouse was crushed to death by a falling stack of steel beams Monday morning, officials said. → Read More

Fort Lauderdale water treatment plant could fail in major storm, cutting off water to hundreds of thousands of customers

Fort Lauderdale officials say the city's water treatment plant could not withstand a severe Hurricane like Dorian, threatening the city's drinking water supply. → Read More

Schools get 'stop-the-bleed’ equipment that could save lives

A state grant will allow the Broward Sheriff's Office to install "Stop the Bleed" control stations in each Broward public and charter school. → Read More

City-county feud could slow 911 response improvements in south Broward

If Broward County and Hollywood can't agree on a site for a needed public safety radio antenna, the county may start the new radio system without it. → Read More

Hurricane Center watching what could become Tropical Storm Humberto, as Dorian and Gabrielle move away

Tropical Storm Humberto could form next week in the Atlantic Ocean. The National Hurricane Center is tracking two disturbances that have a chance of strengthening. → Read More

Head-spinning real estate deals needed to keep new public safety radio system on track

Broward County will swap land it owns in a county park with Tamarac, which will then lease back the land to the county so it can build a needed communications tower. → Read More

King tide hazards remain in Dorian’s wake

King tides started peaking last week as Hurricane Dorian menaced the coast, and were expected to die down this week. → Read More