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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 »

Tips for cleaning out your home this spring

It’s hard to believe it’s almost spring already as 2011 zips on by, but here we are and it’s time to air out your house and get ready for spring. But first, let’s get some music on in the background while we get our house, living room, bedroom and other living spaces cleaned out during [...]

February 26th, 2011 | Posted in Culture,Families,Home Design,Latest news | Read More »

MR. POTATO HEAD Exhibit open untill May 15th 2011

Spud Overboard

The call has gone out and families throughout South Florida won’t want to miss The Adventures of MR. POTATO HEADTM, a new interactive exhibit that will debut at the Miami Children’s Museum on January 22nd. Sponsored by the Northwestern Mutual Foundation, the exhibit is scheduled to run through May 15th at Museum’s Watson Island location.

February 7th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Families,Featured,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami | Read More »

Wet January welcome but water shortage concerns remain

South Florida Rainfall Jan 2011

Although parts of Central and South Florida received above-average rainfall in January, South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) meteorologists are reporting that the region remains in a rainfall deficit for the 2010-2011 dry season. “January’s rainfall was welcome and helpful, but in reality, it did not make up for a deficit accumulated through the last [...]

February 7th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Environmental,Everglades,Featured,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Water management,Weather | Read More »

FHA to discu$$ EXPRE$$ LANE expansion on ALL Roads. WARNING!

Dear Neighbor, Everyone knows that we have a steadily increasing number of cars traveling on South Florida’s roadways.  If you’ve spent much time driving on I-95, you’ve undoubtedly become familiar with 95 Express, a new toll system also known as ‘managed lanes.’ These new toll lanes replaced carpool lanes, removing the multi-passenger requirement during rush [...]

February 1st, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Local news,Money,Transportation | Read More »

FREE Training for Prospective Florida Water Star Certifiers

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is hosting its third free training session for prospective Florida Water Star residential certifiers. The two-day workshop will feature an overview of the water conservation program’s three residential tiers — Gold, Silver and Bronze — along with hands-on field training in the Florida Water Star inspection process. A [...]

February 1st, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Emerging Green,Employment,Environmental,Everglades,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news,Water management | Read More »

PSC Approves FPL Storm Hardening Plan

The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today approved Florida Power & Light Company’s (FPL) storm hardening plan through 2012.  Storm hardening activities are designed to strengthen critical utility infrastructure before storms, reducing restoration costs and customer outages.

January 20th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,FPL,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Broward County faces possible tougher water restrictions


South Florida Water Management water managers on Thursday January 13 considered imposing tougher watering restrictions due to less than typical rainfall.

January 18th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Featured,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Pompano Beach,Water management | Read More »

95 Express Miramar Bus Service Inaugural Ceremony January 10

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Starting on Monday, January 10, 2011, the Broward County Transit (BCT) will introduce express bus service between Miramar and downtown Miami. The inauguration ceremony will take place on January 10, 2010. Who: Broward County Transit, Florida Department of Transportation, City of Miramar What: 95 Express Miramar Bus Service Inaugural Ceremony When: Monday, January 10, 2011 Between [...]

January 5th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Featured,Local news,Miramar,Transportation | Read More »

Lynyrd Skynyrd brings God & Guns tour to Hard Rock

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd will bring their unmistakable blues-rock sound with its “Gods and Guns” Tour  to Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on March 4 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 7 at 1 p.m. With a catalog of over 60 albums and sales beyond 30 [...]

January 5th, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Hollywood,Local news,Music,Seminole Casinos | Read More »

Alonzo Mourning receives award from the Miami FBI


John V. Gillies, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the FBI in Miami, recently announced Mr. Alonzo Mourning as the recipient of the 2010 Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) at the Overtown Youth Center in Miami, Florida. Mr. Mourning is the founder of the Alonzo Mourning Charities (AMC), Inc. AMC is a not-for-profit organization created [...]

January 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Broward County,Featured,Local news,Non-profit organizations,Sports | 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 »

Darrell Gwynn Foundation Miami HEAT donate wheelchair

(L-R) Ryan Rogers (Darrell Gwynn Foundation), Hermino Escalona, Nirlenis Escalona (Hermino’s sister) and Udonis Haslem. (Photo Credit: Miami HEAT

The Darrell Gwynn Foundation, joined by Miami HEAT star Udonis Haslem, donated a $16,600 custom built “Miami HEAT themed” wheelchair to Herminio Escalona at halftime of the Miami HEAT game vs. the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday, November 19.

November 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Featured,Local news | 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 »

FPL customers to pay for proposed nuclear plants

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FPL is moving ahead with its plans to build two new nuclear power plants at Turkey Point. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has been seeking public input into this process. By a 3 to 2 vote on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) approved a stipulation between the parties regarding Florida Power & Light [...]

September 12th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,FPL,Miami | Read More »

PSC Approves Stipulation for FPL Nuclear Cost Recovery

Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant

By a 3 to 2 vote Tuesday, Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) approved a stipulation between the parties regarding Florida Power & Light Company’s (FPL) recovery of nuclear costs.  The stipulation, however, does not restrict the PSC’s responsibilities under the law to further investigate actual and proposed costs related to nuclear projects. Entered into by [...]

September 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,FPL,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

PSC talking about cost of nuclear power plant in S. Florida today


The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will continue a hearing on nuclear cost recovery beginning Tuesday, September 7.  Commissioners voted to continue the proceeding to hear from all witnesses, including Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), intervenors, and PSC staff. To learn more about FPL’s nuclear power plan, click here and here. Commissioners will consider [...]

September 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,FPL,Local news | Read More »

Turkey Point Nuclear Cost Recovery Hearing Begins Tuesday


The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will conduct a hearing on nuclear cost recovery beginning Tuesday, August 24.  The hearing will examine costs related to the construction of Florida Power & Light Company’s Turkey Point Units 6 and 7 and Progress Energy Florida’s Levy Units 1 and 2.  Costs related to the uprate of existing [...]

August 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Environmental,FPL,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant public hearings this week: Speak your mind

Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant

Thursday, July 15, 2010 the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will conduct two public scoping meetings regarding the Turkey Point nuclear power plant combined license application for Units 6 and 7. There will be two open house(s): 12:00 – 1:00pm and 6:00 – 7:00 pm. at the Homestead YMCA, 1034 Northeast 8th. Street, Homestead, Florida. Staff [...]

July 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,FPL,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami | 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 »

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 »

Community Responders sought in Monroe County to train for oil clean-up work

The Florida Peninsula Command Post Unified Command announced Saturday plans to establish a group of Qualified Community Responders (QCR) in Monroe County to prepare for the possibility that oil products need to be cleaned from beaches. While there is no imminent threat of weathered oil products reaching the Florida Keys, there is a need to [...]

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

Hard Rock Hosts Summer Groove Comedy Jam by Alonzo Mourning, Dwyane Wade

Alonzo Mourning and Dwayne Wade

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will host The Summer Groove Comedy Jam Hosted by Alonzo Mourning and Dwyane Wade, on Friday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale, now. With a major headline act to be announced soon, so far this year’s annual laugh fest will feature comedians Rickey Smiley (BET’s [...]

June 24th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Local news,Music | Read More »

Broward County League of Cities reaches hands across the sand – join them

Photo by Clay Wieland

On  June 10, 2010 at the Broward  County League of Cities board meeting, a resolution opposing offshore oil drilling passed unanimously. Included in the resolution’s language, it “strongly encourages all elected officials at the City, County and State levels to request the State government to consider enacting legislation including, but not limited to, proposing a state constitutional amendment [...]

June 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Local news,Oil,Pompano Beach | Read More »

Miami man killed in Afghanistan

AP Photo/Steve Ruark: A Navy carry team carries a transfer case containing the remains of Seaman William F. Ortega Sunday, June 20, 2010 at Dover Air Force Base, Del.

South Florida residents can mourn the loss of yet another local soldier who died supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

June 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami,Military | Read More »

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