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

Oil spill causes state of emergency in Florida

Photo of oil spill courtesy of NASA. The spill could be one of the worst in history.

Gov. Charlie Crist has declared a state of emergency in the Panhandle area due to the threat that oil leaking from the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform and well poses to the State of Florida. This emergency declaration will ensure timely precautions are taken to protect natural resources, beaches and other coastal ecosystems, communities and the [...]

April 30th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,International relations,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

NW Medical Center in Margate has new open heart program


By MargateNews.net Northwest Medical Center in Margate has announced establishing an open heart surgery program scheduled to begin by the end of 2010. The new program will enhance cardiovascular services already offered at the hospital, which include elective and emergent percutaneous angioplasty, state of the art coronary imaging services, expert cardiologists, radiologists and clinicians.

April 30th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Health | Read More »

ULI discussion on Florida integrated transportation system

What Can an Integrated Transportation System Really Mean for South Florida? Half Day Program : Friday, April 30, 2010 8:00am – 12:00pm Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport Hotel 1825 Griffin Road Dania Beach, Fl 33004 $3 self parking Join them in hearing from key South Florida transportation planners about what’s in place, what’s ahead and what it [...]

April 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Transportation | Read More »

Miramar launching community garden


Miramar kicked off its community garden Thursday night with a meeting for its volunteers. Soon, the city will hold a groundbreaking for the community garden, located at Fairway Park 3700 Largo Drive. The garden will be a place designed for likeminded individuals to grow and maintain fruits and vegetables that will one day find their [...]

April 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,Families,Local news,Miramar | Read More »

Bill waiting on Crist’s signature could make pipes, bongs illegal to sell

Grateful J's in Margate is leading the petition against the bill.

Tell us what you think! Leave a comment. Should they pass this bill? One man’s crusade against water pipes and the marijuana smoked out of them took a step forward this week. Darryl Souson, a Democratic representative from St. Petersberg, has succeeding in getting a bill passed by both the Florida House and Senate that [...]

April 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Tallahassee | Read More »

Crist signs Seminole Gaming Compact into law


On Wednesday afternoon, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist signed the Seminole Gaming Compact after several years of negotiation. The Florida House passed the gaming compact last week with the Seminole Tribe that limits gaming and its expansion in Florida and guarantees the state a minimum of $1 billion over five years.  The House passed Senate Bill [...]

April 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Dania,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Local news,Parkland,Seminole Casinos,Tallahassee,margate | Read More »

One dead in North Lauderdale t-bone crash

A Lauderdale Lakes man died after the Mazda he was driving was struck by another car Wednesday afternoon in North Lauderdale. Just after 1 p.m., Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies responded along with North Lauderdale Fire Rescue to a report of a serious injury crash on Rock Island Road at Forest Boulevard. On arrival, responders found [...]

April 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Lauderdale Lakes,Local news,North Lauderdale | Read More »

Broward School Board meeting today to talk budget

Broward County School Board members and Superintendent James F. Notter will meet Thursday, April 29 to discuss the 2010/2011 school year proposed budgetary cut that calls for, among other things, a dramatic reduction in District administrators, staff, teachers and education programs. The annual budget retreat will take place at Fort Lauderdale High School beginning

April 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Coral Springs toddler drowns in the pool

On April 28, 2010 at approximately 6:03 pm police responded to the 10300blk of NW 53 Court in Coral Springs in reference to a toddler who was found floating in the family’s swimming pool.

April 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Families,Fire/police,Local news | Read More »

Census workers to start knocking on doors May 1

Knock, knock. Who’s there?  If you haven’t returned your census questionnaire, it could be your friendly neighborhood census taker. Starting May 1, thousands of Broward County residents – quite possibly your family members, friends or neighbors – will be going door-to-door to carry out the next phase of Census 2010.

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

Extended unemployment compensation heads to Crist for approval

Update on this story here:  https://browardnetonline.com/2010/05/crist-signs-unemployment-benefits-legislation/ The Florida House passed a measure that provides for an extension of temporary unemployment compensation (UC) for Floridians by providing 14 additional weeks of unemployment compensation benefits. This extension helps more than 100,000 unemployed Floridians and brings in more than $128 million to Florida coffers. Senate Bill (SB) 1736 [...]

April 28th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Employment,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Money,Tallahassee | Read More »

Florida House approves pill mill bill; tighter restrictions on pain doctors

The Florida House of Representatives has passed Senate Bill 2272 known as the “Pill Mill Bill” sponsored by Representative John Legg (R-Port Richey) and Representative Joe Abruzzo (D-Wellington). The legislation passed the House unanimously. SB 2272 will crack down on the corrupt pain clinics operating around the state that have become a national problem. The [...]

April 28th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Crime,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »


Tamarac, Florida – The City of Tamarac received official notice this morning from the Woodmont Country Club that they have withdrawn their application for a Land Use Plan Amendment seeking to change the land use of a portion of the Woodmont golf course into residential and commercial development. As a result of the applicants’ withdrawal, [...]

April 28th, 2010 | Posted in Local news,Tamarac | Read More »

Broward schools to recognize mentors, volunteers

Broward County Public Schools will honor outstanding school volunteers, mentors and business partners at its Community Involvement Awards, Wednesday, April 28, 2010.  The recognition ceremony will spotlight members of the community that have dedicated time and effort to expanding educational opportunities for students. The awards program will be held at the Broward County Convention Center, [...]

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

Davie Celebrates Arbor Day

arbor day

Flamingo Elementary School second graders were thrilled to have the Mayor and Vice Mayor join them in their Arbor Day celebration.

April 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Local news,Schools | Read More »

New Italian eatery Little Nicky’s delivers great tastes


By Steve Cabeza, www.clubcabeza.blogspot.com I’m really pretty fortunate—last week I had a great experience at Payzins Restaurant and Bar in Coral Springs (Macademia Crusted Tilapia, baby!) and this week I got to try Little Nicky’s Italian Ristorante (formerly DiSalvos) and Pizzeria in Hollywood.

April 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Hollywood,Local news,Taste Broward | Read More »

Parkland briefs

Census Forms Should No Longer be mailed Beginning on May 1, Census Workers will be conducting door to door operation.  Census workers will be carrying a Census official bag, and an ID without  a picture.  The ID will have their name, and anyone in doubt can ask the worker for an ID with a picture if [...]

April 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Local news,Parkland | Read More »

Bill forces local government to pay contracts more promptly

House Bill 1157 that prevents local governments from excessively delaying payment to contractors passed the House floor 104-0.  Currently, contractors working for local governments may have to wait weeks or months for payment after contract completion despite current prompt payment laws.  The bill  provides reasonable time periods for local governments to perform due diligence on [...]

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

County to look at climate change plan recommendations


By Valerie J. Amor The Broward County Climate Change Task Force will submit the Broward Climate Action Plan for consideration of approval at an upcoming Broward County commission meeting. The Broward County Climate Change Task Force completed work on and approved the “Broward Climate Change Action Plan –Addressing our Changing Climate” at their

April 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,Everglades,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Water management | Read More »

Broward teacher’s union entering mediation with Broward schools

The Broward Teachers Union announced today that Superintendent Jim Notter has agreed to the BTU’s request to enter into mediation to try to resolve the nearly one-year contract negotiations dispute between the School Board of Broward County and its 16,000 teachers.

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

Hollywood starting trolley service April 30


Beginning April 30th, the new Hollywood Trolley will make getting around Hollywood Beach and Downtown a breeze. Visitors and residents can board the trolley at more than a dozen convenient locations near Hollywood’s major activity and parking areas and explore the many things to see and do in Hollywood.  From dining and cultural activities in [...]

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

Tornado warning in W. Broward, SW Palm Beach


From NOAA.gov A significant weather advisory is in effect for strong wind gusts between 45 and 55 mph for Broward County… The leading edge of a large area of thunderstorms is dropping southeast into northern Broward County. This line of storms has had a history of strong winds over Hendry and Palm Beach counties. There [...]

April 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Local news,Miramar,Palm Beach,Pembroke Pines,Weather | Read More »

Davie hosting town hall meeting in May

The next Community Meeting hosted by Town of Davie Administrator Gary Shimun is scheduled for Tuesday, May 11, 2010 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Old Davie School located at 6650 Griffin Road in District 2.  All Davie residents and business owners are invited to attend and talk to the Town Administrator. This is [...]

April 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Local news | Read More »

New CEO of Fort Lauderdale/Broward Economic Development Alliance

Bob Swindell was elected President and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Economic Development Alliance (the Alliance) during a Board of Directors meeting last week, according to an announcement today by Peggy Nordeen, Chairman of the Board of the Alliance and CEO of Starmark International. Swindell had been serving as Interim President and CEO since [...]

April 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Margate freezes city workers, police officers salaries

FPE bargaining unit left to right: Shop Stewards Darrel Mauro, Erin Lyons, Michael Mack, Dennis Bross; Business Representative Jack Marziliano; Chief Negotiator Alan Eichenbaum

The message was the same for Margate city workers represented by the Federation of Public Employees (FPE) and Margate police captains and lieutenants represented by the Broward County Police Benevolent Association: “What you’re making today, you’re making tomorrow,” Margate City Manager, Frank Porcella, told union representatives in the first round of negotiations at City Hall [...]

April 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Employment,Local news,margate | Read More »

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