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Complete lane closures on I-95 throughout South Florida on Friday, Sep. 23

All northbound lanes of I-95 throughout Broward County will be closed tomorrow morning (Friday, Sept. 23) beginning at 7:15 a.m. for an unspecified length of time. All southbound lanes of I-95 will be closed throughout Broward County tomorrow beginning at 11:15 a.m. for an unspecified length of time. The closures will affect all interchanges from [...]

September 23rd, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Additional Unemployment Compensation Reforms to Take Effect August 1

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TALLAHASSEE – Beginning Monday, August 1, 2011, several changes to Florida’s Unemployment Compensation program that were signed into law last month will take effect. These reforms will save the state money, reduce taxes on employers and help get Floridians back to work.

August 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Employment,Local news,Tallahassee,Unemployment | Read More »

Wildfires cause state of emergency in Florida


The state of Florida is uder a state of emergency due to over 116,000 acres of wildfires currently burning across the state. Combined with high drought levels, the fires present potential risks to the region and the state of emergency allows agencies to prepare for the worst case scenarios, though none of the fires are [...]

June 14th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Everglades,Featured,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Health,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Nutrition and Fitness Task Force of Broward County – Monthly meeting announcement

The Nutrition and Fitness Task Force of Broward County will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 from 10:30am to 12:00pm at the Broward County Health Department’s Fort Lauderdale Health Center (Second Floor Auditorium).  The Fort Lauderdale Health Center is located at 2421 SW 6th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, 33315. The Task Force is [...]

June 14th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Health,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Residents Urged to Conserve Water in Broward

All residents are encouraged to conserve water in response to severe drought conditions and a Water Shortage Warning issued by the South Florida Water Management District. During February, Broward County received just 0.17 inches of rain, and from October through February Florida’s Lower East Coast received less than half the average rainfall for this five-month [...]

May 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news,Water management | Read More »

First Inspector General Hired in Broward County

John W. Scott was selected to serve as Inspector General by the Inspector General Selection/Oversight Committee on April 16. In November 2010, Broward voters passed an ethics code that created an Office of Inspector General to detect misconduct involving waste, fraud, abuse, mismanagement, corruption and violation of laws. The five person, independent Oversight/Selection Committee started [...]

May 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Broward Schools College Academy hosts open house in January for high school juniors

The College Academy @ BC will hold informational Open Houses at Bailey Hall, Broward College, Central Campus, 3501 SW Davie Road, Davie, on Wednesday, January 26th at 7 p.m. (for students whose last names begins with A-L) and Thursday, January 27th at 7 p.m. (for students whose last names begins with M-Z). The College Academy [...]

January 5th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Broward County Housing Authority First-time Homebuyer Workshops


WHAT: First Time Homebuyers Workshop WHEN: Second Saturday of every month (9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.) WHERE: BCHA main office 4780 North State Rd 7 Lauderdale Lakes, FL COST: FREE Registration required. Go to http://bit.ly/BCHAFirstTimeHomeBuyerForm for details. Classes fill up fast. Registrants will be placed in the first available class, which may be for a [...]

January 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Featured,Lauderdale Lakes,Local news,Real Estate | Read More »

Broward News Briefs

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New Edgar P. Mills Multi-Purpose Center Now Open Five years after Hurricane Wilma destroyed Broward County’s Edgar P. Mills Multi-Purpose Center in 2005, a long-awaited new facility has emerged at the original site, located at 900 N.W. 31 Ave., Fort Lauderdale, and received its first clients on December 6. The new center houses the following [...]

December 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Featured,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Port Everglades,Transportation | Read More »

Miramar resident, middle school teacher arrested for child porn

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A computer information technology employee at a Miami-Dade County middle school was arrested Dec. 17 after a South Florida Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigation uncovered multiple images of child pornography on Garcia’s laptop computer. ICAC Detectives from Boynton Beach and Toronto contacted the South Florida ICAC Task Force, in November after discovering [...]

December 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Latest news,Local news,Miramar | Read More »

Broward League Supports Education with Ambassador Program

Continuing its mission to support the future leaders of Broward County, The Broward League of Cities has announced it is now accepting applications for the inaugural year of the Student Ambassador Program. Offered to high school juniors who are residents of Broward County and attending any Broward County Public School or Charter School, in its [...]

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

World’s largest guitar smash to beat world record at Hard Rock

In celebration of the grand opening of Winner’s Way Parking Garage on December 15, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will create an unprecedented  and spectacular ceremonial guitar smash of 2,400 acoustic guitars, which are not “musician quality.”  The event will be documented and recorded for the Guinness Book of World Records as the [...]

December 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Latest news,Local news,Music,Seminole Casinos | Read More »

America Recycles Day 2010, November 15

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“I Recycle” is the theme of Keep America Beautiful’s 2010 America Recycles Day (ARD), which takes place on November 15. Millions of Americans have pledged to increase their recycling habits at home and at work over the 13-year history of ARD, a nationally-recognized initiative dedicated to encouraging people to recycle more at home, at work, [...]

November 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Fern Forest celebrates 25th anniversary on Nov 14


Fern Forest Nature Center in Coconut Creek will observe its 25th Anniversary – the park opened on November 17, 1985 – with a day of activities on Sunday, November 14. From 10 to 11 a.m. there will be a Wetland Critters family dip net activity, followed by a presentation from 11 a.m. to noon on [...]

November 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Events,Families,Local news,Recreation | Read More »

Armed robbers pistol-whip Pembroke Park shop owner

Two violent masked men brandishing guns repeatedly pistol-whipped a clerk Monday evening as they robbed The Food Store in Pembroke Park. Surveillance video captured the aggressive criminals, who wore dark clothing, dark skull caps and white masks, bursting through the front door past a startled customer. One robber jumped over the counter and forced the [...]

November 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Local news,Pembroke Park | Read More »

Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance business news briefs

From the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance: www.gflalliance.org. Alliance Announces New Jobs at Annual Meeting, Introduces J. David Armstrong, Jr. as FY 2011 Chairman Despite the down economy, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance reported at its annual meeting Thursday that it was able to help attract seven new company relocations and expansions in our community, and [...]

November 1st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Broward Schools, local teacher honored for environmental efforts

Broward County Public Schools Environmental website and South Plantation High School teacher Pamela Krauss have each received the prestigious 2010 Governor’s Serve to Preserve: Green School Award.  Winners received a trophy and $1,500. The District was honored for its interactive, environmental website “Live Green, Learn Green” (www.BrowardSchoolsGoGreen.com). Krauss was selected for a “Green Waterwise” project. [...]

October 17th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Broward County Sports Hall of Fame Inducts 2010 Class of All-Stars

Notre Dame’s all-time leading rusher, three accomplished rodeo brothers, a former Florida Panthers star goal tender, a top-rated female golfer, and one of Florida State University’s unsurpassed great quarterbacks, head up the 2010 Broward County Sports Hall of Fame, presented by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau Sports Development office. These seven greats [...]

October 17th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news,Sports | Read More »

Tax increase still equals budget cuts in Broward; final budget approved tomorrow

The Broward County Commission has approved a tentative budget for FY 2011 that cuts nearly $80 million dollars and sets the millage rate at 5.598.  The vast majority of Broward County property owners will see a $141 reduction in the County portion of their tax bill.  Roughly 35% of Broward homeowners will see an increase [...]

October 4th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Storm upgraded to Tropical Storm Nicole; warnings gone in Florida



September 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Hurricane season | Read More »

Sheridan Tech. Center Online Courses Attracting Variety of Students

Did you know you could train to become an administrative assistant or a court reporter without leaving your home?  It is possible to do just that, by enrolling in an online technical class offered through Sheridan Technical Center, and hundreds of people are taking advantage of the opportunity. Enrollment has not been limited to those [...]

September 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Hollywood,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Broward County Health Department honored as “Public Health Ready”


Protecting the public from infectious diseases, bioterrorism, natural disasters and other public health threats is a major role of health departments nationwide and one they strive to achieve each and every day.  The Broward County Health Department takes this role very seriously and proudly announces that they have been recognized by the National Association of [...]

September 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Health,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Broward commission rejects proposed 2011 budget; asks for more cuts to keep same tax rate

From Broward County: Broward County Commissioners refused to raise the millage property tax rate tonight, which means another $41.6 million dollars in budget cuts will have to be made in order to force property taxes lower and keep the property tax rate the same as it is now. In a 6-2 vote, commissioners rejected a [...]

September 15th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Latest news,Local news | 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 »

Too cold! Broward County Schools should ask parents and students ways to save money


It has been put forth here before as it is again, as the Broward County School Board continues to struggle to manage its budget, ask the parents and the students for ways to save money! Today, like almost every day last year, students come home complaining of classrooms that are Arctic cold. At a time when money [...]

August 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news,Schools | Read More »

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