Home » January 30th, 2010 Entries posted on “January, 2010”

Bank robber foiled by Broward Sheriff’s Office in Tamarac


A Tamarac bank robber got the shock of his life when, as he exited a bank Saturday afternoon thinking he had gotten away with the heist, he was met by Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies who were waiting to take him into custody.

January 30th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Local news,Tamarac | Read More »

Snow day at the Mailman Segal Institute of Early Childhood Studies

Graeme Hancock

Preschoolers from MSI’s Baudhuin Preschool and the Family Center Preschool and Infant & Toddler Programs experienced the joy and fun of Snow day Friday.  Twenty-two tons of snow were brought in and used to create mountains and hills for the kids and their parents to experience. Some rode sleds, some created snowmen…it was all left up to [...]

January 30th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Local news,Schools | Read More »

PSC approves minor increase in FPL rates


The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today set rates for all classes of Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) customers. For residential customers using 1,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) per month, the monthly bill will change from $95.43 to $96.46.  The new rates take effect March 1, 2010. On January 13, the Commission reduced the company’s [...]

January 30th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,FPL,Local news | Read More »

FAU Hosts Film Series to Benefit Haiti

– The department of languages, linguistics, and comparative literature in Florida Atlantic University’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters will host a film series to benefit victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti from Monday, February 1 through Friday, February 12.

January 30th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,College,Film,International relations,Local news,Non-profit organizations,Palm Beach | Read More »

Mister Maid cleans out clients jewelry; police looking for other victims

Richard Lewis

A cleaning service’s dirty work has landed two men in jail. The pair was only supposed to be cleaning their clients’ properties, but they were also cleaning them out by stealing their jewelry. Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives have identified five victims and they believe there are more.

January 30th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Oakland Park | Read More »

Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program in Miramar

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.

January 30th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,FPL,Families,Local news,Miramar | Read More »

Broward Public Schools collect large stash for Haiti; take in 373 Haitian students

Broward County Public Schools staff, students, parents and supporters have responded with overwhelming generosity to assist the people in Haiti following the devastating earthquake. Broward County Public Schools has culminated a weeklong District-wide relief effort to collect and receive

January 30th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,International relations,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Fecal bacteria found at 48% of soda fountains study shows


Ah the soda fountain, a staple of the American daily culinary experience. Sweet, refreshing, ice cold and nearly half contain fecal bacteria. A recent study by the microbiologists at Hollins University has revealed that a full 48% of soda fountains at fast food restaurants contain coliform bacteria–a bacteria that commonly grows in feces. While 11% [...]

January 30th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Health,Local news | Read More »

Broward County School District awarded $3.3 million in Green Jobs Training Grants

Hypower Systems visited Heron Heights Elementary School in Parkland, bringing along a special trailer that uses a kitchen setting to show people how solar power works. Heron Heights gets about 20 percent of its power from solar and has a regular program that exposes students to science and environmental programs.

The Broward County Energy Training Partnership, led by Minority Builders of Broward, OIC (Opportunities Industrialization Center) and the Broward County Public Schools Technical Centers, has been awarded a $3.3 million training grant by the US Department of Labor. As part of the federal stimulus package, this grant will allow the partnership to recruit, train and [...]

January 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,College,Emerging Green,Employment,Environmental,Federal Government,Local news,Schools,Technology,Water management | Read More »


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CARRIE UNDERWOOD will sing the National Anthem and QUEEN LATIFAH will sing “America the Beautiful” as part of Super Bowl XLIV pregame festivities at Sun Life Stadium in South Florida on Sunday, February 7, the NFL and CBS announced Thursday, Jan. 28. The performance will be televised live on CBS Sports prior to kickoff. More [...]

January 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Local news,Music,Sports | Read More »

Florida’s Future Summit Set for February 5th

Dr. Dale Brill, president of the Florida Chamber Foundation and former director of the Florida Office of Trade, Tourism and Economic Development, will be the keynote speaker at the Florida’s Future Summit, hosted by The Alliance Partner Council on Friday, February 5th. The event will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Registration/Continental Breakfast [...]

January 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,College,Events,Local news | Read More »

City of Hollywood launches recycling reward program

The City of Hollywood and RecycleBank celebrate the launch of an exciting new single-stream recycling rewards program coming to 32,000 households in Hollywood. Mayor Peter Bober and members of the City Commission will help launch the new program at a kick-off event and demonstration on Monday, February 1 at 10:00 a.m. The City and RecyleBank [...]

January 29th, 2010 | Posted in Business,Emerging Green,Environmental,Hollywood,Local news | Read More »

Governor Charlie Crist endorsed the “New Florida Initiative” Thursday

Read New Florida Initiative here. Chancellor Frank T. Brogan and Board of Governors Chair Sheila M. McDevitt released details of the “New Florida Initiative”, a strategic plan to use the resources of the State University System to transform the Florida economy on Thursday. Governor Charlie Crist endorsed the New Florida Initiative on Thursday and announced [...]

January 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,College,Employment,Local news,Schools,Tallahassee,Technology | Read More »

Audubon of Florida: President Obama Ushers Florida into a Green Future with High Speed Rail

President Barack Obama announced yesterday that Florida will receive $1.25 billion in federal funding to launch a high speed rail line between Tampa and Orlando signals a fundamental shift in the state’s pattern of future growth, said leaders of the Audubon of Florida. “Florida’s green future just got much brighter,” said Charles Lee, Audubon of [...]

January 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Emerging Green,Environmental,Federal Government,Local news,Technology,Transportation | Read More »

Miramar – NEW Big Brothers corner mentoring program is about to begin its inaugural session.

If you are a young man between the ages of 12 and 18 and haven’t joined yet, there are still slots available. Don’t wait because you don’t want to miss out on any of the planned activities and space is limited. The kickoff event is scheduled for Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at 6 p.m. in [...]

January 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Families,Local news,Miramar,Volunteers | Read More »

Report shows driver high in accident that killed three Coral Springs teens

The toxicology reports on the three teenagers that died when the vehicle they where driving in went into a canal showed impairment on the driver according to Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office. On November 15, 2009 at approximately 12:18am a 2007 red Volkswagen driven by Sean Maxey, 16, of Coral Springs

January 28th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Fire/police,Local news | Read More »

An Interview with Edward Lynch (R), Congressional Candidate, Florida District 19


By Daria DiGiovanni Editor’s note: Lynch is running in a Tuesday, Feb. 2 primary. See election story.

January 28th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,International relations,Local news,National politics,Palm Beach,Parkland,margate | Read More »

Families of three of the missing Lynn students release statement

From Lynn.edu (Yesterday) Lynn University President Kevin Ross urged the Lynn community to begin to heal and grieve for the four students and two professors still missing in Haiti. We understand and respect the motivations behind these statements. In recent days we have encouraged a similar mindset in some of the eight students who returned [...]

January 28th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,College,Families,International relations,Local news,Palm Beach | Read More »

LeMieux responds to Obama’s State of the Union address

From the office of Senator George LeMieux, who replaced Mel Martinez after he resigned last year from U.S. Congress Last night, the President missed a golden opportunity to give the American people real solutions. I suggest the President acknowledge the problems we face are due in part to too much government – too much spending, [...]

January 28th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,National politics | Read More »

Ron Klein responds to Obama’s speech

From the office of Ron Klein after President Obama’s State of the Union Address: Congressman Ron Klein (FL-22) called for action to reduce our country’s deficit following the State of the Union address, delivered by President Barack Obama to a joint session of Congress this evening. Klein, who will be introducing a three-pronged strategy to [...]

January 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,International relations,Local news,National politics | Read More »

The President’s State Of The Union Address

Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery The State of the Union Wednesday, January 27, 2009 Washington, DC Madame Speaker, Vice President Biden, Members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans: Our Constitution declares that from time to time, the President shall give to Congress information about the state of our union.  [...]

January 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,National politics | Read More »

Rothstein pleads guilty in court today; sentencing date set


Attorney Scott Rothstein, 47, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., entered a plea of guilty to a five-count information in court today. Rothstein is now scheduled for sentencing before the Honorable James I. Cohn on May 6, 2010. He faces a total maximum statutory term of 100 years in prison. Rothstein pleaded guilty to one count of [...]

January 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Ethics in Broward,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Money | Read More »

Martorano’s opening at Seminole Hard Rock in February

steve m black

Restaurateur Steve Martorano is bringing his signature Philadelphia-inspired Italian flavor and flair to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino this February with the opening of

January 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Local news,Seminole Casinos,Taste Broward | Read More »

Florida Public Service Commission to Set FPL Rates Friday

The five-member Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold a Special Agenda Conference on Friday, January 29, 2010, to consider a staff recommendation addressing rates for Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) customers.

January 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,FPL,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Pro Bowl – Super Bowl Events

Photo of the sign on Fort Lauderdale Beach, out front the Elbo Room. Photo by Casper Spinello, courtesy of Elbo Room.

This post will be regularly updated. All week long, these great restaurant/bars will be having specials, and definitely show up to watch the game – Carolina Ale House -Weston or Boynton Beach, Mickey Byrnes, SAS Martini, Tijuana Taxi, – Coral Springs or Davie, Crabby Jacks, Blue Martini – Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Miami, Landlubbers, Muddy [...]

January 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Families,Local news,Sports | Read More »

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