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Year-End Statistics Show Cruising on the Rise at Port Everglades

Cruising from Broward County’s Port Everglades is on the upswing with more passengers traveling on multiday cruises during Fiscal Year 2009, October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009, than ever before. The Port’s variety of business lines – cargo shipping, cruise, petroleum and real estate – and a commitment to holding expenditures at bay are [...]

February 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Port Everglades | Read More »

Broward County Seeking Applications for Recovery Zone Facility Bond Program

The Broward County Board of Commissioners is currently seeking applications from companies and organizations in Broward County to participate in the Federally Sponsored Recovery Zone Facility Bond Program.

February 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Real Estate | Read More »

Broward school board changes meeting times

In an effort to maintain a balance between flexibility and efficiency in School Board meetings and in accordance with the School Board policy specific to the scheduling of meetings, Broward County School Board Chair Jennifer Leonard Gottlieb and Superintendent James F. Notter announce changes to the District’s Board meetings.

February 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools | Read More »

UK and Off-Broadway Smash Hit, Girls Night: The Musical, Premieres at Paradise Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on April 30

Enjoy an evening of laughs with the ladies when Entertainment Events, Inc. presents Girls Night: The Musical; premiering at Paradise Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on April 30. The show will run through May 22. Tickets are on sale Friday, February 26 at 1 p.m.

February 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Local news,Seminole Casinos,Theater | Read More »

Engineers Eye Job Opportunities In the Power Industry

(NewsUSA) – The need in the United States to expand the power infrastructure to meet the anticipated heightened demand for electricity could grow the job market for engineers skilled in plant operations, equipment design and related disciplines.

February 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,FPL,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Galleria Mall hosting “big people” spelling bee in April

In this era of text messaging and abbreviated communications, the future of literacy is often questioned.  That’s why The Galleria’s “Big People Spelling Bee,” presented in part with Tri-Rail, is the perfect challenge for those who still believe in and have a knack for spelling on

February 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Non-profit organizations | Read More »

Florida attorney general: Individual mandate discussed during health care summit is unconstitutional

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum today released  the following response to reports that during today’s Health Care Summit,  President Obama advocated for an individual mandate requiring every person  to be have health care coverage or otherwise pay a fee or tax:

February 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Health,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Broward ADRC looking for senior hall of fame nominations

The Aging & Disability Resource Center continues to accept nominations of Broward senior volunteer residents, 60 years of age and older, who somehow have touched people’s lives through caring, sharing, and community service.

February 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Non-profit organizations | Read More »

Florida legislators Rep. Steve Precourt and Sen. Thad Altman Unveil “Religious Freedom Act”

Rep. Steve Precourt (R-Orlando) today introduced House Joint Resolution (HJR) 1399, also known as the Religious Freedom Act, an amendment to Florida’s constitution repealing the Blaine Amendments.  The proposed constitutional amendment, also sponsored by Senator Thad Altman (R-Melbourne) Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 2550, repeals a limit on the power of the state to spend funds [...]

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

BSO radio show going on the air Sundays

Tune in AM 1470 WWNN radio Sunday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. for All Points Bulletin with Sheriff Al Lamberti. The Broward Sheriff’s Office was approached by the station to do a law enforcement radio show and Sheriff Lamberti agreed to launch the APB program, seeing it as an opportunity

February 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale | Read More »

Broward schools still getting Haitian refugees

As of Friday, February 26, 2010, six and a half weeks after an earthquake-ravaged Haiti, a total of 894 displaced school age children from that country have enrolled in 190 Broward County Public Schools and Charter Schools. Of that number, 715 have limited English language skills, making them eligible for services and support from the [...]

February 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,International relations,Local news,Schools | Read More »

PSC Chairman Nancy Argenziano To Answer Consumer Calls

Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) Chairman Nancy Argenziano will be “on call” after the PSC’s scheduled Agenda Conference and Internal Affairs Meeting, Tuesday, March 2, answering consumer calls on the Commission’s toll-free complaint line.

February 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,FPL,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Coral Springs briefs

Google Fiber Community Survey Google is planning to test ultra-high speed broadband networks in one or more trial locations across the country. These networks will deliver internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today, over 1 gigabit per second, fiber-to-the-home connections. Google is asking municipalities with an interest [...]

February 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Culture,Families,Local news,Recreation | Read More »

BSO working to combat prescription drug abuse in Broward

Broward County has been in the spotlight recently for its role in a grave, nationwide epidemic – the abuse of prescription drugs. The Broward Sheriff’s Office has launched a massive awareness campaign aimed at reducing the impact of the prescription drug abuse epidemic in Broward County. “Prescription drug abuse can touch any family in Broward [...]

February 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Oakland Park | Read More »

BSO warning residents to be alert for Census scams

Recently law enforcement agencies across the region, including the Broward Sheriff’s Office have become aware of scams involving individuals claiming to be affiliated with the upcoming Census. In an effort to safeguard our residents and business owners, we remind everyone of the following:

February 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Environmental Web Site Launch Planned by Broward Schools

There’s an old adage that if you need to eat an entire elephant, it is best to eat it one bite at a time. That is the approach taken by the Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) in its determination to become environmentally friendly and ecologically sound, while teaching its students how to “Live Green, Learn [...]

February 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Governor Crist Applauds Interstate-595 Road Improvement Project During Groundbreaking Ceremony

Continuing his focus on strengthening Florida’s economy, Governor Charlie Crist today applauded the beginning of construction at the Interstate-595 site during a groundbreaking ceremony for the 595 Express Corridor Improvements Project in Broward County. The 595 Express improvements, an Accelerate Florida project, has created more than 900 jobs and more are anticipated as construction continues. [...]

February 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Transportation | Read More »

Skidmore sponsoring six bills in 2010 Florida legislative session

On Tuesday, March 2, the Florida Legislature will begin its 2010 legislative session to determine the state’s budget for Fiscal Year 2011. The Florida House and Senate will also debate a large number of bills being filed. Florida Rep. Kelly Skidmore, who represents portions of both Broward and Palm Beach, has sponsored six bills for [...]

February 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Palm Beach,Tallahassee | Read More »

Lynn University to hold memorial service for students, faculty killed in Haiti

An on-campus memorial service will be held to celebrate the lives and accomplishments of those lost on the Lynn University “Journey of Hope” trip to Haiti on Friday, March 12 at 2 p.m. in the de Hoernle Sports and Cultural Center (the gymnasium). This event is open to the public. Doors open at 1 p.m. [...]

February 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,College,International relations,Local news,Palm Beach | Read More »

Broward police doing more aggressive traffic enforcement tonight

The Broward Sheriff’s Office Regional Traffic Enforcement Unit (RTEU) deputies, Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) troopers and officers from numerous local police departments will be out in force ticketing aggressive drivers from 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. on February 26. Friday’s “Blitz on Aggressive Drivers” will concentrate on Interstate 95 throughout Broward County. Unconventional, unmarked cars and [...]

February 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County | Read More »

Dalai Lama graces South Florida with his presence

The 14th Dalai Lama Photo by Andrea Freygang

Reaching out to others in compassion is the way to true happiness and inner peace said the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet to a crowd of close to 3,000 inside FAU’s arena this week. The Dalai Lama is the now exiled head of state of Tibet and their spiritual leader. Originally named Lhamo Dhondup, he was [...]

February 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,College,Culture,Davie,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Palm Beach | Read More »

School board ethics panel holding final public hearing in March at Cooper City High

The Broward Schools Integrity ethics panel will convene its third and final public hearing on Monday, March 15th, 2010, from 6 pm to 8 pm at

February 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Ethics in Broward,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools,cooper city | Read More »

Hollywood Mayor Bober to Jump with the US Army Golden Knights

Mayor Peter Bober will join Mayors from across Florida on Saturday, February 27, 2010 at Homestead Air Reserve Base to participate in a team tandem jump with the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team. 

February 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Hollywood,Local news | Read More »

Dining on a budget? Have we got a deal for you!


Many South Florida residents are watching their budgets, but the smorgasbord of great restaurants in South Florida makes it very tempting to forget cooking (and definitely the dishes) and wander through the doors of one of many venues. To help you out, BrowardNETOnline.com has compiled a list of several local, reasonably priced restaurants and even [...]

February 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Lauderdale by the Sea,Local news,Taste Broward | Read More »

The American Revolution – who cares?


(NewsUSA) – When you say the Pledge of Allegiance, do you know what values you’re swearing to uphold? Most Americans would say that they know their nation’s history. In fact, according to the first national survey of adult knowledge of the American Revolution, 89 percent of Americans said that they could pass a basic test [...]

February 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Federal Government | Read More »

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