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Margate officials go to Tallahassee to fight unfunded state mandates

Margate taxpayers are tapped out. We can no longer pay for state mandates without state funding, says Margate Commissioner Pam Donovan.

By Mitch Pellecchia, publisher of www.margatenews.net Margate Commissioner, Pam Donovan attended Broward Days in Tallahassee this month as part of an effort to get Margate’s voice heard during this year’s Florida Legislative Session. With Margate facing a possible $4 million budgetary shortfall in 2010, Donovan and other Broward County elected officials are asking state lawmakers [...]

March 31st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Tallahassee,margate | Read More »

BSO releases video of stabbing on city bus in North Lauderdale; looking for identification

The county police are looking for a male who stabbed a victim on the city bus this afternoon in North Lauderdale. The Broward Sheriff’s Office has released a video of the man in hopes of identifying him. The Broward Sheriff’s Office is looking for a male in his 20’s who boarded the southbound bus at [...]

March 30th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,North Lauderdale,Video | Read More »

Food for Thought at Oceans Beach Bar Bistro

Peter Leonard, Food for Thought radio show host has fun on air with Oceans owner Danielle Williams.

What’s the best restaurant to eat at? Who’s the new chef at your favorite? Are there any new restaurants?  If you tune in to the Food for Thought Radio show every Thursday night, you could answer these questions about the local South Florida market. Led by Peter Leonard, a 23-year veteran of the radio industry, [...]

March 30th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Taste Broward | Read More »

Broward County opens satellite recording office in Plantation

The Broward County Records, Taxes and Treasury Division has opened a new satellite Recording Office located at 1800 N.W. 66th Ave., Suite 101, in Plantation. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. With the exception of plats, all

March 30th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Plantation | Read More »

Coral Springs commission meeting Wednesday to appoint replacements for suspended commissioners

The Coral Springs City Commission will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 6 p.m. in City Hall Commission Chambers to address the process for filling the seats of suspended Commissioners Vince Boccard and Tom Powers.

March 30th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Ethics in Broward,Local news | Read More »

Wilton Manors police department seeking accredidation

The Wilton Manors Police Department (WMPD) is in the process of becoming a State accredited law enforcement agency.  A team of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive April 13th to examine all aspects of the Department’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services. 

March 30th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Local news,wilton manors | Read More »

Two Coral Springs commissioners suspended after being charged with Sunshine Law violations

Coral Springs commissioner Vince Boccard

This morning the Broward County State Attorney’s Office filed second degree misdemeanor charges against Coral Springs Commissioners Vincent Boccard and Tom Powers for violations of the Sunshine Law, which prohibits City Commissioners from discussing City business outside of a public forum. Gov. Charlie Crist sent out a memorandum at 5:50 p.m., suspending both commissioners from [...]

March 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Crime,Ethics in Broward,Local news | Read More »

NSU Students Competing in South Florida’s First Collegiate Real Estate Challenge

Seven students from the Master of Science in Real Estate Development program at Nova Southeastern University’s H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship are competing in the inaugural Collegiate Real Estate Challenge hosted by the South Florida Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP).

March 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,College,Davie,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Real Estate | Read More »

Oakland Park uses storm to test emergency; pockets of damage from possible tornadoes


Neighborhoods across Oakland Park are assessing damage as they clean up for a nasty spring storm that swept through the city early Monday morning as residents prepared to go to work. Trees downed across the city as reports of possible tornadoes came into the Broward Sheriff’s Office. One homeowner near 36 St. in Oakland Park [...]

March 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Oakland Park,Weather | Read More »

Florida’s unemployment rates released

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Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for February 2010 is 12.2 percent.  This represents 1,126,000 jobless out of a labor force of 9,251,000.  The unemployment rate is up 0.2 percentage point from the January revised rate of 12.0 percent, and up 3.0 percentage points from the February 2009 rate of 9.2 percent.  February’s unemployment rate is [...]

March 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Employment,Families,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Port Everglades breaks record for most cruisers in one day


Port Everglades broke its own world record, again, when more than 52,000 cruise guests sailed in and out of Port Everglades on Saturday, March 20, 2010, at the start of the spring vacation season. The last world record was set on

March 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Port Everglades | Read More »

Broward participating in Earth Hour on Saturday, March 27

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Broward County is joining communities throughout the world who have pledged to participate in “Earth Hour” on Saturday, March 27, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. During Earth Hour, hundreds of millions of people in the United States and around the world will come together in support of action on climate change and toward creating a [...]

March 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Coral Springs begins road resurfacing Monday; use caution when driving

Pavex Corporation will perform Roadway Resurfacing and Striping, near Mullins Park starting Monday, March 29. Construction will take place in the following areas:

March 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Local news,Transportation | Read More »

Broward educator named Florida’s top assistant principal

Education Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith and Public Schools Chancellor Dr. Frances Haithcock today recognized two exceptional school leaders as the recipients of the 2009-10 Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership and the Outstanding Assistant Principal Achievement Award during a luncheon at the Florida Association of District School Superintendents spring meeting. 

March 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools,Tallahassee | Read More »

Hollywood Christian Academy teacher and coach arrested for sex with two students

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department was made aware of unlawful sexual activity that was occurring between a minor and her track coach at Hollywood Christian Academy on Tuesday, March 23, 2010.  Detectives responded and contacted school officials, as well as the victims and their parents.

March 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Florida students reading skills improving in latest test results

Education Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith announced Thursday Florida’s 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Reading results. The results show that Florida’s eighth-graders made significant increases in their overall reading scores this year, tripling the increase seen by the nation since 2007. Additionally, the state’s fourth-graders continue to outpace their national counterparts in reading [...]

March 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools,Tallahassee | Read More »

Coconut Creek hosting two town hall meetings in April

Dave Rivera, City Manager of the City of Coconut Creek, invites all interested City residents to join in a discussion on community improvement projects and preliminary budget planning for the next fiscal year.  The Town Hall meetings are scheduled for April 14, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. and April 22, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. They will [...]

March 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Events,Local news | Read More »

Martorano’s opening tonight in Seminole Hard Rock

Martorano’s Italian-American Kitchen at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will celebrate its grand opening with a celebrity-filled red carpet and colorful fanfare from the world-renowned and 2010 award-winning Philadelphia Mummers. Martorano’s is the newest South Florida gourmet entry from famed restaurateur Steve Martorano whose extensive background in the dining and nightclub industry has [...]

March 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Local news,New businesses,Seminole Casinos | Read More »

Broward schools reaches agreement with union on effective teacher program

The School Board of Broward County yesterday, March 24, 2010, announced the signing of an agreement between Broward County Public Schools and the Broward Teachers Union on the Effective Teacher Program (ETP).

March 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County | Read More »

Cantina Laredo nails gourmet Mexican cuisine

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By Steve Cabeza Thanks to the fine folks at t.b.a., the buzz agency, I got a press kit and V.I.P. invite to the Grand Opening of Cantina Laredo at theVillage of Gulfstream, and was excited to sample some Gourmet Mexican Cuisine. [ Follow Cabeza58 on Twitter ] In addition to almost 10 years as a [...]

March 24th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Local news,New businesses,Taste Broward | Read More »

Arts supporters protest school budget cuts in Downtown Fort Lauderdale; video

Broward teachers protesting local budget cuts recently. This time, they gather in Tamarac to protest state changes to teacher pay structures.

Editor’s note: Video is a Lou Lautin Production (www.lewlautinphotographer.com) It was all about the arts Tuesday afternoon as art teachers and their supporters gathered on Las Olas, near the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, to protest planned budget cuts to arts, music, library and PE programs, primarily in the elementary schools.

March 24th, 2010 | Posted in Art,Broward County,Culture,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Video | Read More »

Miramar residents can get free dental care through May 24


The City of Miramar is happy to announce its partnership with Nova Southeastern University. The College of Dental Medicine will be providing free, basic dental services to City of Miramar residents at the City of Miramar Multi-Service Complex, located at 6700 Miramar Parkway, Miramar, FL 33025. Qualified graduate students and their dentist professors will be [...]

March 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,College,Families,Health,Local news,Miramar | Read More »

Homophobia in the Caribbean to be Explored at Symposium at NSU – April 8-10

A symposium exploring homophobia in the Caribbean will be held at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) on April 8-10. The three-day symposium, featuring presentations, speakers and debates, will be held on NSU’s campus in the Health Professions Division’s Assembly Building at 3200 South University Drive. The event is

March 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,College,Culture,Davie,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Legoland is coming to Florida!!


Governor Charlie Crist and the Florida Cabinet approved the use of state lands enabling Merlin Entertainments to build a LEGOLAND® family theme park on 150 acres of land at Cypress Gardens.

March 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Local news,Recreation,Tallahassee | Read More »

SFWMD testifies in Washington on legislation banning non-native pythons


Earlier today, the South Florida Water Management District’s (SFWMD) Department Director of Vegetation and Land Management, Dan Thayer, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands and the Subcommittee on Insular Affairs, Oceans and Wildlife of the House Committee on Natural Resources on the issue of exotic invasive [...]

March 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Animals,Broward County,Environmental,Everglades,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Water management | Read More »

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