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Humorous swine flu cartoon


April 30th, 2009 | Posted in National politics | Read More »

International Museum Day at Boca Museum May 17


Affordable family fun is on tap at the Boca Raton Museum of Art! On Sunday, May 17, the Museum will offer FREE admission, and a number of additional opportunities, in celebration of International Museum Day. International Museum Day is an annual event, launched in 1977, to call attention to the contribution museums make to community [...]

April 30th, 2009 | Posted in Culture,Events,Families | Read More »

Palm Beach concrete company implementing green strategies

If you can ride a bicycle instead of taking a gas-powered vehicle, that’s how you’ll get around the 180-acre manufacturing plant at Royal Concrete Concepts. Dan Walesky, the company’s plant manager, was involved in the production of the auto industry’s first hybrid car during his tenure in Detroit. Putting his background to maximum effectiveness, he [...]

April 30th, 2009 | Posted in Environmental | Read More »

Broward nurse arrested for Medicaid fraud

Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced the arrest of a Broward County nurse formerly employed by South Florida Pediatric Homecare, Inc. in Ft. Lauderdale. Samantha Prince was arrested today by law enforcement officers with the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit on charges she defrauded the state Medicaid program out of more than $4,000. Prince, [...]

April 30th, 2009 | Posted in Crime | Read More »

Health/wellness seminar from Broward Health

The public is invited to a free health and wellness seminar presented by a panel of Broward Health primary care physicians.  Topics will include nutrition and exercise, importance of an annual physical, immunizations and cancer prevention, screening and prevention of dementia, and  “ask the doctors” Q & A. To introduce Broward Health primary care physicians [...]

April 30th, 2009 | Posted in Events,Health | Read More »

Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D in Coconut Creek

The City of Coconut Creek Parks & Recreation Department invites you to come celebrate the end of school and the beginning of summer break with a free showing of the movie JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH 3D, Saturday, June 6 at 8:15 p.m.  The film will be shown at Sabal Pines Park at [...]

April 30th, 2009 | Posted in Culture,Events,Families | Read More »


For the fifth consecutive year, Broward County Public Schools fourth and eighth grade students demonstrated increased performance in the FCAT Writing examination. According to results released by the Florida Department of Education, 89 percent of Broward County fourth grade students and 94 percent of District eighth grade students produced writing prompt scores over 3.5, the [...]

April 30th, 2009 | Posted in Schools | Read More »

Tri-rail prices increasing 25 percent

The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority will raise all Tri-Rail fares by 25 percent beginning on Monday, June 1, 2009. This marks the first fare increase for the commuter rail system since 1995. The South Florida region’s other transportation providers, Broward County Transit, Miami-Dade Transit and Palm Tran, have all increased their fares within the [...]

April 30th, 2009 | Posted in Events | Read More »

Colony Hotel plans a Song-Filled Summer


Top Cabaret Stars Will Appear in the Royal Room’s Supper Club Every Weekend from Memorial Day through Labor Day Baby Jane Dexter, Maude Maggart, Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano, Johnny Rodgers, Avery Sommers, Tony DeSare and Sheera Ben-David The Colony Hotel – which The Palm Beach Post has hailed as “probably the best place for [...]

April 29th, 2009 | Posted in Culture,Events | Read More »

BSO looking for school DVD thief; with video

Most people would rather live without a DVD and VCR player than go to jail for stealing one, but two Broward County teens might find that having sticky fingers may earn them a free trip to the Broward Regional Juvenile Detention Center. Surveillance video from Park Lakes Elementary School in Lauderdale Lakes shows a young [...]

April 29th, 2009 | Posted in Crime,Lauderdale Lakes,Local news,Video | Read More »

Prepaid college plan to possibly offer more choice

Today the Florida House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation by State Representative Charles Van Zant (R-Palatka) and Senator Stephen Wise (R-Jacksonville) which gives families maximum choice for the use of their Prepaid College Plan dollars. “When signed into law, this bill will enable students using their college prepaid plan to maximize where they can go [...]

April 29th, 2009 | Posted in Families,Schools,Tallahassee | Read More »

Incucbus at Bayfront Park Aug. 16

Incubus becomes one of the first bands to open the newly renovated Bayfront Park Amphitheater in downtown Miami on Sunday August 16. The Duke Spirit will also appear on the bill. Bayfront Park Amphitheater has been totally renovated with new sightlines to Biscayne Bay and many new facilities including permanent reserved seats (no more splinters [...]

April 29th, 2009 | Posted in Culture,Events,Music | Read More »

News from Coral Springs

City launches new “Coral Springs Experience” program The Coral Springs Experience, sponsored by TD Bank, gives residents an opportunity to learn a thing or two about our Community of Excellence and all it has to offer. Residents can visit www.CSExperience.org to download the tour brochure or obtain one in person at City Hall in the [...]

April 29th, 2009 | Posted in Culture,Events,Families,Music | Read More »

Florida House refuses $444 million in unemployment aid

House Republicans today voted to accept nearly $2 billion in federal stimulus money to extend the length of time that unemployed workers receive assistance.  Part of the $2 billion will also be used to increase the weekly benefit by $25. House Republicans realize that this funding can help bridge the gap for Floridians until they [...]

April 29th, 2009 | Posted in Employment,Tallahassee | Read More »

Sen. Martinez wants investigation into Medicare fraud

.S. Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL) called the latest analysis of Medicare durable medical equipment (DME) claims in South Florida a clear sign that major fraud is taking place and further action must be taken by the Federal government. Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)-Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report revealing [...]

April 29th, 2009 | Posted in Crime,Health,National politics | Read More »

Broward schools honors mentors/volunteers

VOLUNTEERS OF THE YEAR ADULT: Rosa Vasquez, Palm Cove Elementary Rosa Vasquez is a parent that willingly assumes an active role in the learning experience at Palm Cove Elementary. She has dedicated her time for three consecutive years as a member of the PTA and active volunteer. Vasquez is a single mother of two children, [...]

April 29th, 2009 | Posted in Schools | Read More »

Broward woman arrested for illegally operating assisted-living facility

Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced the arrest of a Broward County woman for operating an assisted living facility without a license and abusing a disabled adult in her care. Duanne Bewely  was arrested today by law enforcement officers with the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. The arrest is Bewely’s second for operating an [...]

April 29th, 2009 | Posted in Crime | Read More »

Transit forums scheduled for Oakland Park, Miramar and Parkland

Broward County Transit is partnering with cities throughout the County to host transit community forums that will allow attendees to voice their concerns, ideas and recommendations for a future public transportation plan. Transit community forums scheduled in May are: Thursday, May 7, 6-8 p.m. Parkland Library 6620 University Drive (adjacent to City Hall) Parkland Wednesday, [...]

April 29th, 2009 | Posted in Events | Read More »

Second teen arrested in Boyd Anderson murder case

Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives have arrested another suspect in the murder of a Boyd Anderson High School student. Through solid detective work, BSO homicide detectives located 18-year-old Terrance Eugene James in Hialeah Tuesday (April 28) afternoon and picked him up on the Broward County murder warrant. James was brought back to the Public Safety Building [...]

April 29th, 2009 | Posted in Crime | Read More »

21st Century Diploma initiative passes house

Legislation raising high school standards to ensure that Florida’s students are prepared to enter the increasing global economy was approved by the Florida House last week.  Florida’s 21st Century Diploma Initiative, House Bill (HB) 1293, sponsored by Representative Erik Fresen (R-Miami) gradually increases the science and math requirements Florida students must fulfill to earn a [...]

April 27th, 2009 | Posted in Families,Schools,Tallahassee | Read More »

Florida's Equal Opportunity in Education Act Passes Full House

Florida’s Equal Opportunity in Education Act by Representative Tom Grady (R-Naples), passed the full House on its third reading yesterday and is now headed to the Senate for consideration.  CS/CS/HB 991 focuses on the achievement of every student in our state’s schools, thus ensuring an equal opportunity for a quality education. “The House took an [...]

April 27th, 2009 | Posted in Families,Schools,Tallahassee | Read More »

New exhibit at Miami Children's Museum


A new art exhibit called “Majestic Beauty” opened this past weekend at the Miami Children’s Museum. The exhibit, by Alex Yanes,  is the collection of images that were used in this year’s Publix calendar.  It depicts native wildlife of the Florida Everglades that reflect the importance of its eco-system.  Along with vivid colors, Alex Yanes [...]

April 27th, 2009 | Posted in Culture,Environmental,Events,Everglades | Read More »

Two NBMC docts named MVPs

Every quarter, Broward Health North Broward Medical Center recognizes two outstanding doctors as Most Valuable Physicians (MVP). This quarter’s MVP recipients are Mohammed Baig, MD, and Kenneth Monson, MD. “We are thrilled to present the MVP award to these two very deserving physicians,” said Pauline Grant, CEO of North Broward Medical Center. “Their hard work, [...]

April 27th, 2009 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Meeting to discuss new fire station in Davie

Davie Fire Chief Joseph Montopoli is hosting a town meeting to discuss the location of a new fire station in Davie. The meeting will be held at Western High School Auditorium, 1200 S.W. 136 Avenue, Davie, FL, on Thursday, May 14, 2009, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend this community [...]

April 27th, 2009 | Posted in Crime,Events | Read More »

Man arrested for plotting to kill wife

A Coconut Creek woman is happy to be alive after hearing the shocking news that her husband was plotting her murder. On April 19, Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives obtained information about a man who was looking for someone to murder his wife. A BSO undercover investigator posing as a hit man spoke with the man, [...]

April 27th, 2009 | Posted in Crime | Read More »

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