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Man gets angry on bus about Michael Jackson comment

As word of Michael Jackson’s death spread, one of his fans had a dangerous confrontation with a man enraged over a comment made on a Broward County Transit bus. The bus was traveling in the City of North Lauderdale on June 25, near the intersection of Kimberly Boulevard and State Road 7, when 60-year-old James [...]

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

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea budget hearings scheduled

The Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea has four 2009-10 budget meetings scheduled in July and September. All meetings are in Jarvis Hall, 4505 Ocean Drive, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea (adjacent to Town Hall). The meetings are open to the public and will be broadcast over the Internet and Channel 78, the Town’s Government Channel. The meeting dates are: Tuesday, July [...]

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

Civil process fees going up in July

The fees that the Broward Sheriff’s Office charges for its civil deputies to serve eviction notices, subpoenas and other civil documents will double beginning July 1 because of a new bill enacted by the Florida Senate. Senate Bill 412 mandates that all sheriffs’ offices in the state must increase civil process service fees from $20 [...]

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

Major construction projects in Miami


SEEK ALTERNATES:  SB I-95 to EAST I-195 RAMP CLOSURE CONTINUES IN JULY Several projects by the Florida Department of Transportation and Miami-Dade County will affect traffic to and from Miami Beach in the coming months. City officials are working with the agencies to mitigate timelines; however, many of the projects will require street/lane closures. Collins Avenue (15 [...]

June 30th, 2009 | Posted in Culture,Events,Transportation | Read More »

Man electrocuted while picking mangos

An Oakland Park man was electrocuted Sunday morning as the pole he was using to knock down mangos from a tree came in contact with a high voltage wire. At around 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning 43-year-old Thanhkim Giang and his wife went to a friend’s house to get mangos from their mango tree. Thanhkim went [...]

June 30th, 2009 | Posted in Crime,Health | Read More »

Jazz it Up for Everglades Restoration in November

Nancy Marshall, president of the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation, which works for the restoration and preservation of the greater Everglades ecosystem, recently announced that the nonprofit organization will be hosting JAZZ IT UP!: For the Everglades, a combination cocktail party, dinner and jazz concert on Sunday, November 8, starting at 5 p.m.  The fun and [...]

June 30th, 2009 | Posted in Culture,Environmental,Events,Everglades | Read More »

Florida Citizens' property insurance update

The current freeze on state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corporation’s rates, originally implemented in January of 2007, is set to expire early next year. Given the longstanding freeze and the current economic situation, lawmakers passed “glide path” legislation that will slowly increase Citizens’ premiums, at a pace of 10 percent each year, until premiums reach market [...]

June 30th, 2009 | Posted in Business,Tallahassee | Read More »

Four amendments on 2010 Florida ballot

By George LiMieux Last week, Florida’s Secretary of State Kurt Browning certified four amendments for the 2010 General Election Ballot. Amendment 1: Repeal of Public Campaign Financing Requirement.  Sponsored by the Florida Legislature – Proposes the repeal of public financing of candidates who agree to campaign spending limits for elective statewide office. Amendment 2: Homestead [...]

June 30th, 2009 | Posted in Business,Tallahassee | Read More »

Hollywood getting free wi-fi for residents

The City of Hollywood will host a Wire Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the ArtsPark at Young Circle, located at Hollywood Boulevard and US-1.  This ceremony will celebrate the benefits of the Wireless Hollywood: Efficiency Through Innovation technology project and the creation of a free outdoor Wi-Fi system for [...]

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

Police looking for BK robbers; with video

Two would-be robbers didn’t have it their way at a local Burger King when their failed robbery attempt was caught on the fast food restaurant’s surveillance video system.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jS2-qT6A0U] A witness saw the two sitting in a two-door, black or navy blue, older model sports utility vehicle outside Burger King on Stirling Road in Dania Beach [...]

June 30th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Dania,Local news,Video | Read More »

Ft Laud police investigating arson

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department is investigating an arson that occurred on Sunday, June 28, 2009 at approximately 8:30 A.M.  The incident took place at 1000 State Road 84, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Preliminary investigation has revealed that a witness was driving by the location when he saw a white male standing in-between two vehicles.  The [...]

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

Parkland briefs

City Hours for July 4th Holiday City of Parkland offices will be closed on FRI July 3rd in observance of the Fourth of July Holiday. Here’s how city services are affected: [More Info] Miami Dolphins Summer Coloring Contest (Ages 5 & Up) WED July 1st – FRI July 31st Come to the Parkland Library this [...]

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

Martinez holds hearing in Washington on safety/awareness of seniors during disasters

U.S. Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL) recently held a hearing in the Senate’s Special Committee on Aging to examine ways to increase the safety and awareness of seniors and those living with special needs when disasters or public health emergencies arise. “Threats vary from state to state and region to region. Whether it is a flood, [...]

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

Briefs from Coral Springs

Coral Springs Newsletter File for Homestead Exemption at Northwest Regional Library on July 8 If you purchased your home before December 31, 2008, you have until March 1, 2009 to file for your exemption. All new homeowners must file even if you had Homestead Exemption in Broward County for your former residence, or if you [...]

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

Fireworks in Coral Springs

This Fourth of July, leave the fireworks to the professionals and gather your family and friends at the Sportsplex for the City’s annual celebration. The City of Coral Springs’ free Fourth of July Celebration will be on Saturday, July 4 at 6 p.m. There is a $3 parking fee. Refreshments will be available for purchase, [...]

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

Business briefs from Broward Alliance

South Florida-based Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Co. has announced the expansion of its colocation/disaster recovery coverage with 1Vault Networks, a secure, Category 5, hurricane-rated colocation facility in Fort Lauderdale. The one million square foot, nearly $300 million W Fort Lauderdale Hotel & Residences recently opened its doors, welcoming visitors and condominium owners. The W [...]

June 30th, 2009 | Posted in Business | Read More »

New small business loan available

If your small business is stressed meeting expenses during these economic times, the U.S. Small Business Administration has a new loan program designed just for you. SBA’s America’s Recovery Capital Loan Program can provide up to $35,000 in short-term relief for viable small businesses facing immediate financial hardship to help ride out the current uncertain [...]

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

Export Training Program for Marine Industry Companies Launched in South Florida

The first of a six course Marine Industry Export Training program, coordinated by Broward County’s Office of Economic Development, the Marine Industry Association of South Florida and Enterprise Florida has been successfully completed. It was held at the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame in Dania Beach. The program, made possible by a Quick Response Training [...]

June 30th, 2009 | Posted in Business,Recreation,Sports,Transportation | Read More »

Crist visits Port Everglades

Florida Governor Charlie Crist and Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp recently toured Port Everglades with Port Director Phillip C. Allen for a first-hand glimpse of three current construction projects that are being partially funded through $24 million in state grants and support more than 1,800 new construction jobs in Broward County. The first stop on the [...]

June 30th, 2009 | Posted in Business,Environmental,Tallahassee,Transportation | Read More »

New Statewide Council to Focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education and Skill Development to Bolster Florida Business and Career Opportunities

Workforce Florida and Enterprise Florida have announced the creation of a statewide council to strengthen the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills of Florida’s students as a way to address the increasing demand for jobs requiring strong foundations in these areas. The Florida STEM Council, funded by a $580,000 grant from Workforce Florida, will [...]

June 30th, 2009 | Posted in Business,Employment,Schools | Read More »

Engineering company hiring 80+ people by year's end

General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of defense contractor General Dynamics Corp., is planning to add an additional 80 to 100 employees to its existing workforce of 117 by year-end according to company spokeswoman Fran Jacques. About 85 percent of the new positions will be engineering jobs that pay $80,000 to $120,000 a year. [...]

June 30th, 2009 | Posted in Business,Employment | Read More »

Business and Community Leader Input Sought for Update of Florida's Strategic Economic Development Plan

Enterprise Florida is calling on Florida’s business, education, government and economic development leaders to provide input into an update of the state’s strategic plan for economic growth. Enterprise Florida’s board is charged with developing the plan and submitting it to the governor and legislative leaders. Every three years, the Roadmap to Florida’s Future, the state’s [...]

June 30th, 2009 | Posted in Business,Events | Read More »

Miramar helping seniors with electric bill

The City of Miramar Social Services Department is currently assisting seniors through the Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program at the City of Miramar Multi-Service Complex.This E.H.E.A.P. program provides emergency home energy assistance to low-income households with at least one member 60 years of age or older. The individual or family must be [...]

June 30th, 2009 | Posted in Families | Read More »

Tamarac woman commits suicide when being evicted from home

A Tamarac woman, who was being evicted from her home for failing to pay her rent, barricaded herself and took her own life on Monday. At about 1 p.m. on June 29, a real estate agent, locksmith and movers (to assist with placing the contents of the house outside) arrived at 6902 NW 79 Street [...]

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

Fourth of July in Sunrise

On Saturday, July 4, the City of Sunrise – in partnership with the BankAtlantic Center – will offer residents a full day of patriotic, family-friendly fun. Start the holiday with an old-fashioned Independence Day Parade featuring colorful floats and costumed characters, including a special appearance by Stanley C. Panther. The parade will begin at 10:00 [...]

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

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