Mayor Jack Seiler
Arnold Abbott has been giving to the homeless of Fort Lauderdale for decades. Well on Christmas Eve the “chef” is being given a little present of his own.
A chef at the center of Broward’s homeless feeding feud was in court Wednesday for his arraignment. Arnold Abbott, 90, has been cited several times by Ft. Lauderdale police for feeding the homeless on the beach.
The City of Fort Lauderdale’s new homeless ordinance went before a judge Tuesday morning–granting a temporary win for a homeless feeding group.
Arnold Abbott showed up at his weekly homeless feeding on Fort Lauderdale expecting his fourth citation for feeding the homeless since the controversy began. That didn’t happen. There was no confrontation with police and Abbot left without a citation.
Arriving like a rock star, Arnold Abbott was greeted with cheers and crowds of supporters on Fort Lauderdale Beach.
Homeless people lined up in front of Fort Lauderdale City Hall for another day of public feedings along with another day of citations.
The group Food Not Bombs claims it has been feeding the homeless for years at Stranahan Park in Fort Lauderdale. However, Friday, at least two of their volunteers were led out of the park in handcuffs after feeding the homeless.
For a 90-year old South Florida man, feeding the homeless in a public park is an act of charity but in Fort Lauderdale it’s a crime.
A small victory for same-sex couples in Fort Lauderdale after city commission votes yes to gay marriage Tuesday night.
The countdown to 2014 is underway and preparations have begun to ring in the new year, South Florida style.