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Call 811 before you dig in Florida

Davie is observing a Safe Digging Week, April 25 – May 1, 2010, in support of the statewide effort. The main message behind the Sunshine State One Call’s (SSOCOF) annual safety and awareness campaign is “Call 811 Before You Dig.” With Florida’s colder weather gone, many homeowners are anxious to replace frost-damaged plants and embark [...]

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

Earth Day is over, but tips for being green are sustainable

1.    Replacing that old porch light with an energy-efficient compact-fluorescent bulb can save you up to $50 over 2 ½ years. 2.    It’s getting warmer every day. Insulation can help you keep the heat out and the savings in by reducing how hard your A/C has to work to cool your home. Federal tax credits [...]

April 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,FPL,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Florida House passes bill to reorganize Dept. of Health

The Florida House today passed a measure designed to increase the quality of care for Floridians while ensuring that taxpayer dollars are used efficiently.  House Bill (HB) 7183 addresses the reorganization of the Department of Health (DOH). If signed into law, this measure will refocus the mission of the DOH by streamlining and prioritizing public [...]

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

New extended unemployment compensation available in Florida

Update: Crist signs unemployment legislation: https://browardnetonline.com/2010/05/crist-signs-unemployment-benefits-legislation/ Agency for Workforce Innovation Director Cynthia R. Lorenzo today announced the agency has begun making additional federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) payments, less than a week after President Obama signed legislation extending eligibility dates for the program by two months.  AWI Unemployment Compensation and Information Technology staff worked diligently [...]

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

Miami man arrested in West Park shooting

Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives have arrested one man in connection with a shooting that left one man dead in West Park Monday night.

April 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Local news,West Park | Read More »



Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum today issued the following statement commending Alaska Governor Sean Parnell and Alaska  Attorney General Daniel Sullivan for joining the lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of the health care reform law:

April 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Federal Government,Health,Local news,National politics | Read More »

Watch the Lyrids meteor shower, before dawn tomorrow.

Every year in late April Earth passes through the dusty tail of Comet Thatcher (C/1861 G1), and the encounter causes a meteor shower–the Lyrids. This year the shower peaks on Thursday morning, April 22nd.

April 21st, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Space,Weather | Read More »


Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs

Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs, a leading environmental advocate in South Florida, is aggressively encouraging the passage of “America’s Commitment to Clean Water Act” being introduced by U.S. Representative James Oberstar (D-Minn.)

April 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,National politics,Water management | Read More »

School Board Ethics Panel to Hold Preliminary Workshop

Broward Schools Integrity announces a preliminary meeting on its recommendations to be forwarded to the Superintendent’s Office. The workshop will be held Thursday, April 22, 2010, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center, 10th Floor Conference Room, 600 SE 3rd Avenue, Fort Lauderdale.

April 20th, 2010 | Posted in Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools | Read More »

One dead,one injured in West Park shooting

One man is dead and another was injured after shots rang out in a West Park neighborhood Monday night. Broward Sheriff’s Office dispatchers received a call advising shots were fired at 4221 SW 39 Street at around 9:45 p.m. on Monday, April 19. Upon arrival deputies found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. The [...]

April 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Local news,West Park | Read More »

Broward school district describes “devastating” finances during town hall

James Notter, Broward superintendent

In a united front, the Broward School Board and top officials with the district presented what they described as a “devastating financial picture” for the school system and have asked for the community’s help in finding ways to maintain a high standard of education in Broward County. After three years of using reserves and one-time [...]

April 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Local news,Schools | Read More »

FBI looks for bank robbers Plantation, Miramar, Miami thefts


The FBI is releasing photographs from a bank robbery that took place on Monday, April 12, 2010 at Eastern Financial Federal Credit Union, 2500 S. University Drive, Miramar, Florida at around 10:30 a.m. Three robbers walked into the bank armed with handguns and initiated a takeover style bank robbery. They ordered the customers and employees [...]

April 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami,Miramar,Plantation | Read More »

Florida’s March Employment Figures Released


Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March 2010 is 12.3 percent. This represents 1,138,000 jobless out of a labor force of 9,269,000. The unemployment rate is up marginally from the February revised rate of 12.2 percent, and up 2.7 percentage points from the March 2009 rate of 9.6 percent.

April 16th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Employment,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

LaMarca stepping down as Broward Republican chair

Republican Party Chairman Chip LaMarca announced today that he is stepping down as Chairman to explore a potential run for the Broward County Commission. “A number of Eastern Broward County residents, from all walks of life, have approached me and asked me to run.

April 16th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Carnival Corporation and Port Everglades Reach Landmark Agreement

Carnival Corporation & plc signed one of its largest passenger terminal use agreements April 6 with the Broward County Board of County Commissioners, committing that 25.5 million cruise guests will sail to and from Broward County’s Port Everglades over the next 15 years.

April 15th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Port Everglades,Transportation | Read More »

Klein Statement on Days of (Holocaust) Remembrance Ceremony

Today, a ceremony was held in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda to mark the National Days of Remembrance, an annual event established by Congress as the nation’s formal commemoration of the Holocaust. This year marks the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps, and liberators of all faiths were invited to participate in today’s [...]

April 15th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday,International relations,Local news,National politics | Read More »

Crist vetoes teacher merit pay bill

Florida Governor Charlie Crist

After teachers, students and parents heavily protested around the state, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist vetoes Senate Bill 6, a bill passed by the House and Senate that would have drastically changed a teacher’s pay structure, to merit pay based on test scores. Teachers unions and many parents cried loud and hard, including local teachers, of [...]

April 15th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools,Tallahassee,cooper city | Read More »

Schools, students, teachers can apply online for green awards from Florida

In celebration of National Environmental Education Week, Governor Charlie Crist today announced that Serve to Preserve: Green Schools Awards applications and judging will now be completely paperless, using only online technologies. Applications recognizing students, teachers, classrooms, schools and school districts for their efforts to create healthy, efficient and productive places for learning can be submitted [...]

April 14th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools,Tallahassee | Read More »

Teachers to protest in Pembroke Pines, Cooper City Thursday

From the Broward Teacher’s Union: Broward school employees, including their charter school colleagues, plan several protests on Thursday afternoon in Pembroke Pines and Cooper City as the deadline nears for Governor Charlie Crist to sign or veto Senate Bill 6 / House Bill 7189. Union leaders anticipate Governor Crist will either sign or veto the [...]

April 14th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Pembroke Pines,Schools,Tallahassee,Tamarac,cooper city | Read More »

Governor Crist Signs Legislation to Enhance Transparency in Private Attorney Contracting

From the Governor’s office: Governor Charlie Crist today, alongside Attorney General Bill McCollum, signed House Bill 437  (Click here for HB 437)to increase transparency and accountability in contracts between private attorneys and the Office of the Attorney General.  This legislation requires pertinent contracting information be posted on the Attorney General’s Web site for public review.

April 14th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Ethics in Broward,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Palm Beach,Tallahassee | Read More »

Budget town hall for Broward schools Monday night; watch online

James Notter, Broward superintendent

To see the story from this meeting, visit: https://browardnetonline.com/2010/04/broward-school-district-describes-devastating-finances-during-town-hall/ If you’ve been hearing about the education funding debates in Broward County, and want to speak out about it, here’s your chance. On Monday April 19 from 6-8 p.m., Broward County Public Schools is hosting a town hall meeting with the School Board of Broward County [...]

April 14th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Deutch wins congressional seat

Ted Deutch

Mazel Tov was the resounding statement from many of Ted Deutch’s supporters this morning as word of his election to U.S. Congress made the rounds. On Tuesday, voters headed to the polls to elect a replacement for Robert Wexler, who resigned as District 19 representative in Washington D.C. effective January 4, 2010, to run the [...]

April 14th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Federal Government,Local news,National politics,Palm Beach,margate | Read More »

County delays Seminole Compact revenue-sharing agreement


Broward County commissioners delayed a decision on approving a formula that would allow them to lock in a percentage of revenue from the Seminole Gaming Compact (click here to see most recent version) currently winding its way through the Florida Legislature for the third time.

April 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Dania,Davie,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Local news,Parkland,Seminole Casinos,Tallahassee,margate | Read More »

Learn how to get contracts with local Broward governments


On Saturday, April 17, 2010, meet with local government officials and learn how to contract with local government. Representatives from multiple agencies will be at the Small Business and Minority Business Opportunities Expo in Lauderhill. Presented by Broward County Commissioner Albert Jones, the expo takes place

April 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Fort Lauderdale,Lauderdale Lakes,Lauderhill,Local news,Oakland Park | Read More »

Sexual Predator Arrested

Christopher Thornton

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department in conjunction with the South Florida Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force executed a search warrant on Friday, April 9th, 2010.  Members of the Task Force include the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Broward Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Attorney General’s Office, and the United States [...]

April 12th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

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