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Holiday reading goes high tech at Broward libraries

The holidays are right around the corner, and everyone is busy filling out their holiday wish lists.  However, not everyone can afford that brand new paperback or hardcover novel, or a high-tech Kindle, Nook or Sony e-reader device filled with digital e-books. Fortunately, the Broward Libraries Division has begun a new E-Reader Expansion Program.  Now, [...]

December 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Deerfield Beach,Holiday,Latest news,Local news,Pembroke Pines,Weston | Read More »


DEERFIELD BEACH, FL — The Florida East Coast (FEC) railroad crossing on State Road 810/Hillsboro Boulevard in Deerfield Beach will be closed to all eastbound and westbound vehicular and pedestrian traffic from 6 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, to 5 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) officials report.

November 10th, 2010 | Posted in Deerfield Beach,Local news,Transportation | Read More »

Candidates for Broward County commission District 4 w/ video

Watch live streaming video from observertv at livestream.com Three candidates are squaring off for the Broward County Commission District 4 race. Incumbent Ken Keechl is being challenged by Lighthouse Point commissioner Chip LaMarca and independent candidate Chris Chiari. District 4 runs from Northern Deerfield Beach then east of US-1, south through Lighthouse Point, Pompano Beach, [...]

October 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Deerfield Beach,Elections,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Two more dogs-only events added to Broward’s K-9 Splash Series


Broward County Parks and Recreation presents the K-9 Splash Series, for dogs ages 4 months and up, at the water parks at three regional parks: Castaway Island at T.Y. Park in Hollywood (October 23 and 24), Paradise Cove at C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines (October 30 and 31 AND November 13 and 14), and [...]

October 17th, 2010 | Posted in Animals,Broward County,Deerfield Beach,Events,Families,Hollywood,Local news,Pembroke Pines | Read More »

12-year-old shot in face dies; teen suspect gets new charges

Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti shows the cache of weapons Jose Torres had under his bed.

A 12-year-old boy shot earlier this week has died from his injuries, and the 17-year-old suspect now faces new charges. Broward Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit detectives were informed that Anthony Alejandre, 12, was declared dead at 2:30 p.m. today, Friday, at Broward General Medical Center. On Monday, October 11, BSO deputies responded to the shooting [...]

October 17th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Deerfield Beach,Local news | Read More »

Halloween events in Broward 2010

Snyder Park Halloween Poster Family

This is a work in progress, so check back regularly as events are added to this list! Email Halloween/Fall festival events to . Click here to enter our Halloween Costume Contest. Post your best pics of Halloweens past to win a four-pack of to the Halloween Festival at Snyder Park. Coconut Creek Halloween Business Expo [...]

September 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Dania,Davie,Deerfield Beach,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday,Hollywood,Lauderdale Lakes,Lauderdale by the Sea,Lauderhill,Local news,Miami,Miramar,North Lauderdale,Oakland Park,Palm Beach,Parkland,Pembroke Park,Pembroke Pines,Plantation,Pompano Beach,Southwest Ranches,Sunrise,Tallahassee,Tamarac,West Park,Weston,cooper city,margate,wilton manors | Read More »

Broward gets $27 Million for neighborhoods Hard-hit by Foreclosure

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Deputy Secretary Ron Sims, left, and Broward County Mayor Ken Keechl.

Broward County received more than $27 million today to assist communities struggling to reverse the effects of the foreclosure crisis. U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Deputy Secretary Ron Sims announced the award at a news conference last Wednesday in Dania Beach. He said that Broward County would individually receive $5,457,535 and 13 Broward County [...]

September 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Davie,Deerfield Beach,Featured,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Lauderhill,Local news,Miramar,Pembroke Pines,Plantation,Real Estate,margate | Read More »

DUI saturation patrols in Tamarac, Deerfield, Pompano and Oakland Park


Starting tonight at 9 p.m., the Broward Sheriff’s Office DUI Task Force and district personnel will conduct a DUI saturation patrol through 5 a.m. Saturday morning in Tamarac, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach and Oakland Park. Vehicles will also be inspected for defective safety equipment and motorists will be asked to show their drivers license, registration, [...]

September 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Deerfield Beach,Fire/police,Local news,Oakland Park,Pompano Beach,Tamarac | Read More »

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