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Night out against crime events on Aug. 4

Join Sheriff Al Lamberti and the BSO family to observe the 26th annual “National Night Out Against Crime,” an annual event designed to strengthen neighborhoods through police and community partnerships. National Night Out aims to heighten awareness of crime and drug prevention, build support and participation in local anti-crime programs and, most importantly, send a [...]

July 31st, 2009 | Posted in Crime | Read More »

Police looking for man charged with indecent exposure

Broward Sheriff Office Lauderdale Lakes detectives are releasing a composite sketch in the hopes of identifying a man who was seen exposing and groping himself outside a condominium in Lauderdale Lakes earlier this week. At around noon on Tuesday, July 28, a woman was walking down the stairs on the west side of the Cypress [...]

July 31st, 2009 | Posted in Crime | Read More »

National Association of Counties Names Ilene Lieberman CHAIR of Large Urban County Caucus Steering Committee

Broward County Commissioner Ilene Lieberman has been named chair of the National Association of Counties Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) Steering Committee. The Large Urban County Caucus is a bipartisan coalition of elected county executives from across the nation representing more than 130 million people. “Large urban counties, such as Broward County, share common issues [...]

July 31st, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Miramar craft fair

The City of Miramar is hosting a community Arts and Craft Fair on October 3rd 2009 at the Miramar Multi-Service Complex, located at 6700 Miramar Pkwy.  You are invited to bring your unique arts and crafts to showcase and sell to the public before the big holiday rush.  The cost of participation is only $25 [...]

July 31st, 2009 | Posted in Art,Culture,Events,Families | Read More »

Traffic checkpoint in FTL today

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department will be conducting a traffic safety checkpoint on Friday, July 31, 2009. The checkpoint will be held at the 1200 block of Northwest 6 Street. The checkpoint will be conducted from 2:00 P.M. until 2:00 A.M. Vehicles will be randomly selected and drivers will be checked for valid paperwork and [...]

July 31st, 2009 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Broward business briefs

-Broward Health’s Broward General Medical Center has been recognized for achievement in using evidence-based guidelines to provide the best possible care to patients through The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The GuidelinesSM program. -The Florida League of Cities will honor the City of Tamarac with its coveted Environmental Stewardship Award, one of three [...]

July 31st, 2009 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Writer/Producer Ron Lang Lends Expertise to Local Filmmakers

When The Broward Alliance Film Commission asked noted Writer/Producer Ron Lang to help with the goal of supporting our local independent filmmakers he immediately agreed. Lang worked with commission staff to coordinate a practical workshop on screenwriting by reviewing filmmakers’ clips that exhibited dialog of produced work. The format of the workshop, held July 28, [...]

July 31st, 2009 | Posted in Culture,Film | Read More »

TLC Network featuring "Police Women of Broward County"

On August 6th, TLC Network introduces Police Women of Broward County, a new 10-part docudrama showcasing the fast-paced action surrounding a remarkable group of women working at the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO). The TLC press release describes the show, “From gang busts to car chases to undercover sting operations, TLC’s cameras capture the harsh and [...]

July 31st, 2009 | Posted in Crime,Culture,Television | Read More »

58 jobs created through Workforce Florida grant for Hoerbiger Corp.

The Broward Alliance has announced that Hoerbiger Corporation has been awarded a Florida Quick Response Training Grant for $301,350 by Workforce Florida. The grant will help Hoerbiger create 58 new jobs and provide customized training for the new employees and 272 existing employees at its Pompano Beach location over the next two years. The training [...]

July 31st, 2009 | Posted in Business | Read More »

All State Insurance signs lease in Coconut Creek

Allstate Insurance Company has leased portions of two of the three floors of the 75,000 square foot office building that is part of The Promenade at Coconut Creek, a 230,000 square foot lifestyle center with over 75 better retailers and restaurants. The Illinois-based insurance corporation will occupy nearly 34,000 square feet and is expected to [...]

July 31st, 2009 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Adult learning at Broward Public Schools

Registration Begins Monday, August 3 Classes Begin Weeks of August 24 – 31 Need to learn the latest software programs, explore new job skills or learn insider tips on job hunting?  Want to enrich your children’s academic, artistic, cooking, musical, or sports talents?  Have a desire to discover a hidden talent or have fun trying [...]

July 31st, 2009 | Posted in Schools | Read More »

Chamber of Commerce Meeting Features Presentations on Broward County Small Business and Purchasing Programs

Two Broward County employees will make presentations at the monthly networking event of the Broward County Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, August 5, beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the Tower Club, Region’s Bank Building, 1 Financial Plaza, Fort Lauderdale. Jeffrey Smith of the Broward County Small Business Development Division will discuss the County’s small business certification programs [...]

July 31st, 2009 | Posted in Business,Events | Read More »

Broward woman arrested for elderly abuse

Attorney General Bill McCollum recently announced a Broward County woman is in custody on charges she abused an elderly nursing home resident under her care. Eronie Deverlus was arrested this morning by law enforcement officers with the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. An investigation conducted by the Attorney General’s Patient Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation [...]

July 31st, 2009 | Posted in Crime | Read More »

Fliff 2009 – French Film Festival July 30 – Aug. 10


Schedule Update A second screening of “Hello, Goodbye” has been added for Monday, August 3 at 7pm Take a journey to France, from the comfort of Cinema Paradiso’s plush, stadium style seating as the 8th Annual Perrier French Film Festival lifts off July 30 – August 2, 2009 12 films will be featured over the [...]

July 30th, 2009 | Posted in Art,Culture,Events | Read More »

170 teachers rehired; job fair August 10

BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS REHIRED The School Board of Broward County, Florida, is making continuous progress to place many of its 394 recently laid-off teachers back to work. The chart below reflects the status: A B C D Teachers laid off on June 23, 2009 Teachers placed, to date Teachers remaining to be placed [...]

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

151 teachers rehired

The School Board of Broward County, Florida, is making continuous progress to place many of its 394 recently laid-off teachers back to work.  To date, 151 teachers have been placed or separated from employment. Teachers on the recall list are noticed, based on the match of their certification(s), to vacancies which become available. Two hundred [...]

July 29th, 2009 | Posted in Employment,Schools | Read More »

Tri-Rail getting $13.5 million in stimulus funds

As part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Federal Transit Administration announced on July 24, 2009, that the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority was awarded approximately $13.5 million in stimulus funds, as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  Categorized under Rail and Fixed Guideway Funds, this grant will allow the [...]

July 29th, 2009 | Posted in National politics,Transportation | Read More »

Competitiveness? How does Florida stack up?

By George LiMieux Florida TaxWatch’s Center for Competitive Florida recently released a study detailing how Florida ranks according to ten separate competitiveness indexes. On average, Florida ranks 12th among the 50 states, posting in the top five in half of the study’s indexes. Why is Florida so competitive? With no personal income tax and relatively [...]

July 29th, 2009 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Court upholds State Farm's rate increase denial

By George LiMieux Last year, State Farm announced plans to begin a two year withdraw from the Sunshine State due to declining resources to cover future claims. The announcement came after months of negotiations with the Office of Insurance Regulation over a requested 47.1 percent average rate increase. Under current law, the Office of Insurance [...]

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

Poetry slam festival

For the first time ever, the National Poetry Slam, which is being held in West Palm Beach August 4 through 8, will co-present Page Meets Stage with the Palm Beach Poetry Festival. The event will be hosted by Taylor Mali, who originated the series at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York. This particular pairing [...]

July 29th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Theater | Read More »

Laura Pausini launching tour at Hard Rock Live

International singing sensation Laura Pausini will launch her North American tour at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on October 14 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, July 29 at noon. Pausini has sold over 32 million records, worldwide. She is a multi-platinum mezzo-soprano who has worked alongside [...]

July 29th, 2009 | Posted in Culture,Events,Music,Seminole Casinos | Read More »

Broward park events for September

Calendar of Events Programs and events are subject to change. September 2009 The Broward County Parks and Recreation Division announces its FALL AND WINTER OPERATING HOURS, effective August 24, 2009. As of that date, regional parks, nature centers, and natural areas will be closed on Tuesdays, with the following exceptions: Central Broward Regional Park (3700 [...]

July 29th, 2009 | Posted in Art,Culture,Events,Families,Holiday | Read More »

Lowry running against Wasserman-Schultz for District 20

From Robert Lowry’s campaign office At a time when many Americans are outraged by the entitlement mentality and reckless spending habits of the political class in Washington DC,  Hollywood, FL resident Robert Lowry has decided to step up and run for Congress as a candidate for the United States House of Representatives in Florida’s 20th [...]

July 29th, 2009 | Posted in National politics | Read More »

Workforce Florida gets almost million dollars

The U.S. Department of Labor awarded the Florida Department of Education and Workforce Florida, Inc., $933,944 for exceeding their target performance levels for education and employment activities. Dispersed under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), the grant was awarded to nearly a dozen states for continued achievement in improvements in literacy levels, job placement after training, [...]

July 23rd, 2009 | Posted in Business,Employment,Schools | Read More »

Worldwide Day of Play Sept 26

The City of Coconut Creek Parks & Recreation Department is calling all elementary school students to be a part of Worldwide Day of Play, Saturday, September 26, 2009. Worldwide Day of Play is a day dedicated to the celebration of healthy and active play.  The City has teamed with Nickelodeon, Publix Winston Park and Logo [...]

July 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Culture,Events,Families,Health,Recreation | Read More »

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