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SFWMD Highlights a Year of Significant Restoration Progress

Marking 60 years of service to Central and South Florida’s residents and environment, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) documented significant progress in environmental restoration and water resource protection initiatives in 2009. Initially created in 1949 as the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District,

December 26th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Everglades,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Water management | Read More »

Dania Beach man killed in paragliding accident

A Dania Beach man paragliding with his wife on Christmas morning died after losing control of the motorized flying device and falling into the Atlantic Ocean. Around 9:20 a.m., Roberto Fernandez and his wife, Catya Fernandez, were flying in a tandem paraglider near the Dania Pier when he somehow lost control

December 26th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Dania,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Ft. Lauderdale police investigating police-involved shooting

Update Dec. 29 at 9:12 a.m. The suspect from the police involved shooting has been identified as Allen Bryant, B/M, 03/27/1978. Bryant has a substantial criminal history, which includes charges for Attempted Murder, Armed Robbery, Strong-arm robbery, Aggravated Assault with a firearm, and shooting into a vehicle/building.

December 26th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Get year-end tax credit for donating goods to Salvation Army

Whether it is unwanted Christmas gifts or tons of clutter, your household items and used clothes have tremendous value when donated to a local Salvation Army Family Store, by or before Thursday, December 31, 2009. All donations received on or before

December 26th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Non-profit organizations | Read More »

Teen arrested in Sunview Park child molesting case

Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives have arrested a local teen and charged him with sexually battering a 9-year-old boy Monday in Sunview Park. Members of the community, so enraged by the brutality of the crime, led detectives to Rumaldo Frometa, 17, of Fort Lauderdale, who has a prior sexual battery on a child arrest. Homeless people [...]

December 24th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Tired of comfort food? Check out this deal on local Asian restaurants!


After all the comfort food of the holidays, it’s probably time to try something different on your taste buds. Which means its time to try out the new Japango Boca. Known for its great Japanese food at it’s Parkland location, Kevin Lee, the owner, has opened a new location off Yamato Road. Known for doing [...]

December 23rd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Palm Beach,Taste Broward | Read More »

Two state reps ask attorney general to prepare legal action against federal health bill

State Representatives Scott Plakon (R – Longwood) and Steve Precourt (R – Windermere) asked Florida State Attorney General Bill McCollum this afternoon to investigate and to prepare to take appropriate legal action against the federal government in the event the controversial federal healthcare takeover legislation passes into law. The legislators requested this action in order [...]

December 23rd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Health,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Video Games Can Teach, If Kids Will Play

(NewsUSA) – While it’s not unusual to see books or movies taking plots from the headlines, hot topics now show up in unexpected places — including video games. No longer content to produce simple shoot-’em-ups, many game developers now create video games designed to inform as well as to entertain. Some take sarcastic views on [...]

December 23rd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Holiday,Local news,Recreation | Read More »

Hollywood Residents Should Call to Report Flood Damage

Due to flooding caused by the storm system that moved through the City of Hollywood last week, the State of Florida deployed Damage Assessment Teams (DAT) yesterday to the City of Hollywood and other affected areas in Broward County to survey damage to homeowners.

December 23rd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Local news,Weather | Read More »

A1A in Broward designated scenic highway

It was a grassroots effort that began many years ago. Broward County residents formed a Corridor Advisory Group to ask the State of Florida to officially designate State Road A1A a “scenic highway.” Last month, that request was granted and the 23-mile corridor that runs from

December 23rd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Local news | Read More »

Miramar neighborhood marks Christmas with celebration; video

Miramar Park Neighborhood had their very first Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony this year at Fairway Park. Fairway Elementary students joined to decorate the tree and sing

December 23rd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Holiday,Local news,Miramar | Read More »

Volunteers Needed for Tandem Bike Class for Adults Who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Broward County Parks and Recreation Division’s Special Populations Section is looking for interested participants for its Tandem Bike Skills Development Class for Adults Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired. The daytime program will be at a Broward County park, specific location to be announced. Specific dates and times will also be determined.

December 23rd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Recreation,Volunteers | Read More »

Appreciation Award Accorded to Broward Area Agency on Aging Advocates


The Areawide Council on Aging will honor four members of the Board at its 30th Annual Installation Dinner, on Thursday, January 21, at Diamante’s Banquet Center in Tamarac. All of the individuals have served on the Council for greater than 20 years. They include:

December 23rd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Lauderhill,Local news,Miramar,Oakland Park,Plantation,cooper city,wilton manors | Read More »

Tamarac man killed when running in traffic

A 36-year-old Tamarac man reportedly running in traffic on West McNab Road was hit by an oncoming car just after 1 a.m. Monday and later died at a hospital. Broward Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Detectives are investigating the incident, which happened at the intersection of Southwest 81st Avenue and McNab. Witnesses told investigators that Ruben [...]

December 23rd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tamarac | Read More »

Tri-Rail running late New Year’s Eve from Miami

Tri-Rail is adding a special late-night, northbound train on New Year’s Eve to serve people attending the “Big Orange” celebration in Downtown Miami on Thursday, December 31. The last train of the night will depart Tri-Rail’s Metrorail Transfer Station at 1:30 a.m. on January 1, 2010. The train will make northbound stops until all passengers [...]

December 23rd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday,Local news,Transportation | Read More »

Legislative Delegation Elects New Leadership and Schedules Public Hearings

The Broward Legislative Delegation elected their 2009-2010 leadership on Monday, November 16, 2009, at a meeting held at Florida Ocean Science Institute, Inc. Representative Ari Porth, Coral Springs, will serve as chair of the Delegation and Senator Chris Smith, Oakland Park,

December 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

95 Express Bus takes Broward residents to Miami


Broward County Transit is introducing the 95 Express, a fast and convenient service to and from Broward County and Miami-Dade County on new, Wi-Fi accessible, hybrid articulated buses, starting on January 25. 95 Express will start at Pines Boulevard/Flamingo Road, and travel along Hollywood/Pines Boulevard, with stops at

December 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Local news,Pembroke Pines,Transportation | Read More »

Armed assailant sexually molests child in park

A 9-year-old boy playing with his younger sister in a local park told detectives he was sexually battered Monday evening by an armed man. Shortly after 5 p.m., the boy and his sister went to Sunview Park, which is within walking distance of their home.

December 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

25th Annual Everglades Coalition Conference in January

Nancy Marshall, President of the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation, which champions the restoration and preservation of the greater Everglades ecosystem, today announced that the nonprofit organization will be hosting the 25th annual Everglades Coalition Conference, January 7-10, 2010 at the

December 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Everglades,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Non-profit organizations,Palm Beach | Read More »

Biz to Biz Networking events in January

Upcoming January Networking Events View All The Upcoming Dates & Location click here Cost is $10 per event and includes appetizers and discounted drinks Wednesday, January 6th, 2010 @ Oceans Beach Bistro 234 North Ocean Blvd. – Deerfield Beach 5pm – 7:30pm Thursday, January 7th @ Panera Bread – Wake Up Sunrise 13815 West Sunrise Blvd – [...]

December 21st, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Coral Springs,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Seminole Casinos,Sunrise | Read More »

Frankie Vallie and The Four Seasons at Hard Rock in February

Fans of the unforgettable falsetto of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons will get their fix when the rock and roll legends return to Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on

December 21st, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Local news,Music,Seminole Casinos | Read More »

Fitch affirms Coral Springs’ AAA-stable credit rating

Wall Street credit rating agency Fitch Ratings has once again affirmed Coral Springs’ AAA credit rating with a stable outlook for the City’s general obligation bonds. According to Fitch, “The City’s financial profile remains strong, despite pressure

December 21st, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Local news,Money | Read More »

Man shoots at tow truck driver in Wilton Manors

On December 21, 2009, at 1a.m. Wilton Manors Police Officers responded to three calls of shots fired in the 2300 block of NW 9 Terrace. The suspect’s car alarm went off, and the owner retrieved a .45 caliber semi-auto handgun from inside his home and went outside to investigate.

December 21st, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Local news,wilton manors | Read More »

Hallandale, Dania seeking emergency status, FEMA funds for flooding

Hallandale, Dania Beach and Broward County officials, along with FEMA individual assistance and small business assistance teams, have been surveying various areas within the City of Hallandale Beach affected by the flooding from the rainstorm of December 17th and 18th.   The results of this preliminary damage assessment are being submitted to

December 21st, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Local news | Read More »

Broward County Closures for Christmas and New Year’s Holidays

Broward County governmental offices will be closed on Friday, December 25, and Friday, January 1, in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays. Animal Care and Regulation’s two animal shelters will be closed on both days. An Animal Care officer will be on duty to handle emergencies involving animal attacks or bites,

December 21st, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday,Local news | Read More »

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