Home » March 23rd, 2010 Entries posted on “March, 2010”

Florida, 12 other states fill constitutionality suit against health care bill

Attorney General Bill McCollum today filed a lawsuit  against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department  of Treasury and the U.S. Department of Labor alleging the Health Care  Reform bill signed into law by President Obama this morning is  unconstitutional. The bipartisan lawsuit was joined by 12 Attorneys  General and is the [...]

March 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Health,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Miramar has funding for low income homeowners get repair, Chinese drywall help

The City of Miramar announces the availability of funding from the Community Development Block Grant – Recovery Act (CDBG-R) to address residential repair needs for low income households throughout the City of Miramar. The City will also utilize reprogrammed CDBG funding, a balance of Disaster Recovery Initiative (DRI) funding, and reprogrammed State Housing Initiative Partnership [...]

March 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miramar,Real Estate | Read More »

Coral Springs still has funds to assist low to moderate income persons purchase and rehab a foreclosure

The City of Coral Springs is still providing assistance to low and moderate-income persons with the purchase and rehabilitation of foreclosed homes in Coral Springs through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Previously, the program offered funds toward the purchase of foreclosed homes in the 33065 ZIP code. Recently, HUD approved the City’s request to expand the

March 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Families,Federal Government,Local news,Money,Real Estate | Read More »

Porth, Eisnaugle co-sponsor bill aimed at allowing more time criminal trial process

Today the House Criminal & Civil Justice Policy Council passed Representative Eric Eisnaugle’s (R-Orlando) House Bill 1517 to reform the Florida Supreme Court’s speedy trial rule.  The rule established in the Florida Rule of Criminal Procedures creates time periods to bring a defendant to trial that are far stricter than required by Florida’s Constitution.  The [...]

March 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Volunteer opportunities in Hollywood

SHORT-TERM OPPORTUNITIES: Listings below are short-term assignments, projects, or events organized by Volunteer Hollywood. The listing(s) below require a few hours of commitment. Spring Marshmallow Drop Lend a hand at this popular egg hunt event by supervising the activities and distributing refreshments.

March 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Hollywood,Local news | Read More »

Attorney general prepares lawsuit while Obama, Klein extol historic health care bill passed by Congress

Barack Obama talking after the passing of the health care bill., White House Photo, Lawrence Jackson, 3/21/10

While President Barack Obama and local representatives are extolling to virtues of the health care bill finally passed after months of debate, Florida attorney general Bill McCollum, along with nine other states are preparing a lawsuit against the bill.

March 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Health,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Three arrested in Wilton Manors for armed robbery

At 9:30 pm Saturday night,  Wilton Manors Police responded to the area of NE 26 St and NE 6 Ave. in reference to an armed robbery that just occurred.  Two males dressed in black robbed the victim at gunpoint and fled on foot.  The victim Yul Buzon, 24, was able to call 911 and maintain [...]

March 21st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,wilton manors | Read More »

Coral Springs offers informational videos to help local businesses gain a competitive edge

As a result of input from the Coral Springs business community, the City and the Coral Springs Economic Development Foundation are creating a video-on-demand series to help local business owners navigate the current tough economic environment.

March 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Local news | Read More »

Space Florida Secures Licenses for Space Launch Complexes 46 and 36

Governor Charlie Crist announced Friday that Space Florida has secured Real Property Licenses for Space Launch Complexes 46 and 36 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. As a result, the 45th Space Wing now grants Space Florida full rights to proceed with construction and refurbishment work at either launch location.

March 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Hollywood Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Receives National Accreditation

On Friday, the City of Hollywood’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts became one of only ninety-three agencies in the country currently holding National Accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). This distinguished accomplishment was announced in Washington, DC at the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) 2010 Legislative [...]

March 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Hollywood,Local news,Recreation | Read More »

Second arrest made in burglary of dead Dania Beach man’s home

Steven Strauss

A Crime Stoppers tip helped Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives locate the second suspect involved in the burglary of a home in Dania Beach while the homeowner’s body was decaying inside. He was arrested early this morning and is sitting in a Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office jail.

March 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Dania,Local news | Read More »

Broward School Board member Gallagher pleads guilty to bribery


Jeffrey H. Sloman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and John V. Gillies, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, announce that Beverly Gallagher, 51, of Pembroke Pines, pled guilty to a charge of bribery in programs receiving federal funds. Sentencing has been scheduled for June 2, [...]

March 19th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Ethics in Broward,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Florida attorney general working on impact of social media on the Sunshine Law


Attorney General Bill McCollum sent a letter, today, March 17,  to  Secretary of State Kurt Browning asking the Department to update its  administrative rules on the retention guidelines for other types of  electronic communication. The request was made after the conclusion of the  Attorney General’s Sunshine Technology Team, which determined that  electronic communications were not [...]

March 17th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Ethics in Broward,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tallahassee,Technology,Video | Read More »

Bill in Florida Legislature would ban red light cameras

House Bill 1235, by Rep. Robert Schenck (R-Spring Hill) passed the Government Affairs Policy Committee this morning. The bill would prohibit cities and counties from using red light cameras to ticket drivers.

March 17th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Missing mom arrested for child neglect in Fort Lauderdale

Melanie Parada

According to an affidavidt release by Fort Lauderdale police, Melanie Parada, who was reported missing on March 12 by her eight- year-old daughter who woke up to find her mom missing, has been arrested on child neglect charges. Since March 12,

March 17th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Thief leaves Lauderdale Lakes pawn shop with $2,000 ring; with video

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Had this theft not played out inside a Lauderdale Lakes business you would think this suspect got lucky and just so happened to find a two thousand dollar diamond ring lying around. But he didn’t, and the store’s cameras were rolling as the thief coolly takes the jewelry and walks out of the store.

March 16th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Lauderdale Lakes,Local news | Read More »

FDOT to hold community meeting for the Central Broward East-West Transit Study


The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a community meeting to discuss transit services as part of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the Central Broward East-West Transit Analysis in Broward County, Florida. The meeting will be held:

March 16th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Sunrise,Transportation | Read More »

Fort Lauderdale police looking for missing mom

Melanie Parada

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department is requesting help from the public in locating a missing 36 year-old woman. Melanie Parada was last seen the evening of Thursday, March 11, 2010, at

March 16th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Nine bands rockin’ for autism March 21 in Fort Lauderdale

Graphic by J.E.W. Media http://www.joeythejew.com

Once again Sunset Blue and the 33rd Street team are partnering up for a block party to raise money for autism. Centered around Fishtales on 33rd, John Terry (original DJ from “The Button” on Fort Lauderdale) will emcee a fundraiser for both the Center for Autism Disorders (CARD) and the Autism Society of Broward.

March 15th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Music,Non-profit organizations | Read More »

Arrest made in Fort Lauderdale vehicular homicide

UPDATE 4: This morning, at approximately 11:44 A.M., Derek Wilhelm Cook, W/M, 06/28/1971, surrendered to charges that he faced on an arrest warrant, in connection with the accident that resulted in two deaths from February 13, 2009.  Cook was charged with Accessory after the Fact and Aggravated Fleeing and Eluding.

March 15th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

NSU students volunteer in New Orleans on spring break


Fifteen undergraduate students from Nova Southeastern University spent their spring break volunteering in New Orleans building houses with Habitat for Humanity.

March 15th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,College,Davie,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Non-profit organizations | Read More »

Fort Lauderdale residents invited to participate in 2010 budget process

The City of Fort Lauderdale Budget Advisory Board reviews revenue and expenditure projections and submits recommendations to the City Commission. The City invites residents to attend the upcoming Budget Advisory Board Meetings to hear discussions about the budget for next fiscal year. All meetings are open to the public and take place in

March 15th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Classic Spring Block Party Weekend Seminole Casino Hollywood, March 26-28

Seminole Casino Hollywood will hold its Classic Spring Block Party Weekend on Friday March 26 through Sunday, 28 featuring a battle of the disc jockeys with $2,250 in prize money, a battle of the bands with $4,000 cash and a two-month performance agreement at the casino, as well as beefcake and cougar contests totaling $6,000 [...]

March 15th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Local news,Music,Seminole Casinos | Read More »

Census forms reaching Broward homes this week

Broward residents should be on the lookout in their mailbox for the 2010 Census Questionnaire. “If you haven’t already received one, you can expect it to be delivered to your home any day now,” said Broward County Commissioner, Ilene Lieberman, chair of the Broward County Complete Count Committee. “In the next few weeks, this could [...]

March 15th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Parkland briefs

City of Parkland Launching Improved Web Page The City of Parkland is excited to announce the launching of our improved City Web Page.   As of Friday March 5, when you go to http://cityofparkland.org you will see a new and improved look and experience enhanced functionality. 

March 15th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Local news,Parkland | Read More »

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