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463 teachers on layoff status rehired

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The District had been preparing to begin the 2010-11 school year with 536 teachers on layoff from the 2009-10 school year and 19 from the 2008-09 school year, for a total of 555 teachers on layoff status.  However, since July 1st, the District has rehired 463.  Of the 92 instructional staff members remaining on layoff, [...]

August 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Employment,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Women’s Equality Day Celebration at FAU Aug 26th, 2010

Iron Jawed Angels

Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and other local organizations will hold a Women’s Equality Day Celebration to commemorate the 90th anniversary of women’s voting rights. The celebration will be held on Thursday, August 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Student Union on the Boca Raton campus, 777 [...]

August 18th, 2010 | Posted in College,Culture,Elections,Events,Local news,Palm Beach | Read More »

BP stops oil- for now…

The capping stack being deployed by BP onto the gushing well in the Gulf of Mexico.

According to a story posted by the Associated Press, around 3:45 p.m., BP reported that oil had, at least for the time being, stopped gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. Watch the live feeds here on BP.com. Right now, BP is conducting testing to determine that the cap isn’t causing undue pressure below it. If [...]

July 15th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Oil | Read More »

Broward County School District Unions Agree To Furloughs

A number of Broward County Public Schools bargaining units have voted in favor of a five to six days furloughs for the 2010/2011 school year to help the District with its budget shortfall. The Federation of Public Employees (FOPE) representing approximately 9,000 employees, including clerical, transportation, security specialists and campus monitors, and maintenance and facility [...]

July 14th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Employment,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools | Read More »

FL Attorney General files brief in support of Arizona Immigration Law


Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced that  Florida has joined Michigan, seven other states and the territory of the  Mariana Islands in an amicus brief supporting the Arizona immigration law.

July 14th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Local news,National politics | Read More »

Three stooges impersonate FBI during Cooper City home invasion

Two of the three thieves who pretended to be FBI while breaking into a Cooper City home.

A homeowner quickly turned the tables on some fake FBI agents when he fired his gun and sent them running for cover early Monday morning. Broward Sheriff’s Office robbery detectives are releasing surveillance video in the hopes of identifying the three suspects. The attempted home-invasion robbery, reminiscent of an old The Stooges movie, occurred shortly [...]

July 14th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Local news,cooper city | Read More »

Broward Judicial Candidates to Hold Public Forums at Nova July 22 & 29

FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Judicial candidates running for Broward courts will take part in two free public forums this month held on Nova Southeastern University’s main campus and sponsored by NSU’s Shepard Broad Law Center. The forums will allow judicial candidates to meet the community and engage in a panel discussion.

July 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Elections,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Police identify Pembroke Pines teen killed in ATV wreck

Broward Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Unit detectives have released the names of the two teens involved in Monday’s fatal all-terrain vehicle crash in Southwest Ranches. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue crews and BSO deputies responded to the 5400 block of SW 172 Avenue just before 5 p.m. Monday, after a 9-1-1 caller advised of an ATV [...]

July 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Local news,Pembroke Pines,Southwest Ranches | Read More »

16-year-old Pembroke Pines killed in SW Ranches ATV wreck

A 16-year-old Pembroke Pines boy was killed after striking a telephone pole while riding on an all-terrain vehicle with another teen. Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue crews and BSO deputies responded to the 5400 block of SW 172 Avenue just before 5 p.m. Monday, after a 9-1-1 caller advised of an ATV crash with serious injuries.

July 12th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Local news,Pembroke Pines,Southwest Ranches | Read More »

Broward School board candidate Sutton hosting meet and greet

Bob Sutton, Candidate for Broward School Board District 4

One local candidate for the Broward County School Board will be sharing his vision for changes at the sixth largest school district in the country. Coral Springs resident Bob Sutton, who recently filed to run for the Broward School Board District 4 seat against seven other candidates, will be hosting a meet and greet Wednesday [...]

July 12th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Elections,Families,Local news,Schools | Read More »

New moratorium on deepwater drilling imposed by Salazar

VENICE, La. - George Ross, a Briggs employee from Aberdeen, Scotland, watches the igniter package he just placed in oil contained by fire boom in the Gulf of Mexico July 10, 2010. Ross is conducting In-Situ Burns near the Deepwater Horizon oil spill site. The controlled burns are 95 percent effective at removing oil from water. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Cheryl Hackley.

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today directed the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEM) to issue new suspensions of deepwater drilling on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), saying a pause is needed to ensure that oil and gas companies first implement adequate safety measures to reduce the risks associated with deepwater [...]

July 12th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Federal Government,Oil | Read More »

Hard Rock, Majic 102.7 team up to raise money for Josie Ratley


The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Majic 102.7 FM’s Majic Children’s Fund will partner with the “Happy Together” 25th anniversary tour to benefit a local Deerfield Beach teenager in need. A portion of the ticket sales from the July 29 Hard Rock Live show that stars The Turtles Featuring Flo & Eddie, The [...]

July 12th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Local news,Music,Seminole Casinos | Read More »

Important Hallandale meetings for residents to give input

From Hallandale commissioner Keith London: The following are a list of very important and high priority meetings concerning “OUR” City for the month of July: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 – 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Hurricane Preparedness Forum – Cultural Center Wednesday, July 14, 2010 – 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Parks Master [...]

July 12th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Hallandale,Local news | Read More »


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Broward County Public Schools along with four of Florida’s largest school districts including, Miami-Dade, Duval, Hillsborough and Leon Counties, today held simultaneous news conferences to discuss a joint appeal to Florida Department of Education Commissioner Eric Smith noting significant anomalies in the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT).

July 12th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Ethics in Broward,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Broward derby team heading to flugtag reality TV show

Gold Coast Derby Girls

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No. It’s a giant roller skate with wings flying off the back of a ramp. Sounds like a cartoon, but this giant roller skate was only one of 34 teams that created a flying craft for the Red Bull Flugtag Miami 2010 in Bayfront Park Saturday. Over 80,000 people [...]

July 11th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami,Sports | Read More »

Red light cameras go live in August at 9 Fort Lauderdale lights


The City of Fort Lauderdale’s red-light photo-enforcement program will begin issuing Notices of Violation to red-light runners at designated intersections beginning August 8, 2010.   The cameras are being installed as part of the City’s effort to use technology to deter red light runners.

July 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Transportation | Read More »

Free immunizations from Broward Health Department


The Broward County Health Department will offer free immunizations for children of all ages (birth to 18 years of age) during the months of July and August at various locations throughout Broward County.    In addition, a “Back To School Immunization and Community Resource Fair” will take place on Saturday, July 17, 2010 from 9am to [...]

July 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Health,Local news | Read More »

Free foreclosure workshop in Sunrise July 17

On Saturday, July 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the City will present a Foreclosure Intervention & Homeowners’ Assistance Clinic at the Sunrise Senior Center (10650 West Oakland Park Boulevard, 33351). This free workshop for residents, brought to you by the Sunrise City Commission and the Affordable Housing Advisory Board, will include educational sessions [...]

July 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Money,Real Estate,Sunrise | Read More »

Fort Lauderdale man charged with 100 counts of child porn

Frank Richardson was arrested for child pornography.

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department, a member of the South Florida Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Taskforce has arrested Frank A. Richardson, 36, and charged him with 100 counts of Possession of Child Pornography and 1 count of Distribution of Child Pornography. The ICAC task force members involved in this operation were from the Fort [...]

July 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Atlantic Blvd. bridge to A1A closed all weekend

The Atlantic Boulevard Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway is scheduled to be closed to all road vehicles and pedestrians by the Florida Department of Transportation from Friday evening, July 9th, until Monday morning, July 12th.  Boat traffic will not be affected. The weekend closure for painting was originally scheduled for the weekend of June 25-28 [...]

July 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Pompano Beach,Transportation | Read More »

Feds launch new Restore the Gulf Website

National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen recently announced the launch of a new federal web portal—RestoreTheGulf.gov “dedicated to providing the American people with clear and accessible information and resources related to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill response and recovery.” (Please keep in mind this is a government website, so BrowardNETOnline.com holds no responsibility for [...]

July 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Oil | Read More »

Heads Up Report: Henry’s of Delray Beach

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Thanks, again, to the fine folks (Hope and Julie you both rock!) at t.b.a.—the buzz agency—because they set up a tasting for me at Henry’s of Delray Beach this week so I could do my weekly “Head’s Up Report” for the Food for Thought Radio Show. I am super appreciative too because without their help, [...]

July 8th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Palm Beach,Taste Broward | Read More »

Meat Loaf is Back for More at Hard Rock Live on September 1

Meat Loaf

Larger-than-life Grammy Award-winning rock vocalist Meat Loaf is back for more at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Wednesday, September 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale Friday, July 9 at noon. Joining Meat Loaf on stage will be special guest Pearl. For the past 35 years, the [...]

July 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Local news,Music,Seminole Casinos | Read More »

Wasserman-Rubin resigns from Broward commission


As a more than two-year investigation by the Broward State Attorney’s office come to a close, Broward County commissioner Diana Wasserman-Rubin has resigned in advance of charges. On Tuesday, a warrant was issued for three third degree felonies and four second-degree felonies for

July 6th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Ethics in Broward,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

NOAA gives 60-80% chance of oil reaching South Florida

Percent of Spill Scenarios that will cause a dull sheen in a given grid as of Day 120 for a 33,000 barrels/day release for 90 days. Source: NOAA

NOAA has used modeling of historical wind and ocean currents to project the likelihood that surface oil from the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill will impact additional U.S. coastline. This modeling, part of NOAA’s comprehensive response to the unprecedented Gulf oil disaster, can help guide the ongoing preparedness, response and cleanup efforts.

July 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami,Oil,Palm Beach | Read More »

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