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Pompano Business to Business Expo in September

Susan Gingerich, with Basket Garden Gifts, at a previous Pompano Chamber expo.

POMPANO BEACH- The Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce is holding their annual Business to Business Expo on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 at the Pompano Beach Citi Centre.   The networking, fun and chance to meet with local businesses, begins at 5:30 PM and runs until 7:30 PM.  The Pompano Beach Citi Centre is located on [...]

August 27th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Local news,Pompano Beach | Read More »

Participate in BSO’s FREE Back-To-School Karate Tournament


You have an open invitation to showcase your martial arts skills at the Broward Sheriff’s Office seventh annual Back-to-School karate tournament. The competition will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 28 at Millennium Middle School in Tamarac. Click for map. It is open to all ages. School-age competitors will receive free [...]

August 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

FDOT seeks public input for South Florida East Coast Corridor Study


Phase 2 of the South Florida East Coast Corridor Study (SFECC Study) is almost complete. As a part of this phase the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will conduct a series of public hearings regarding proposed transit improvements along the South Florida East Coast Corridor. The recommendations so far for the three possible technologies for [...]

August 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Featured,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Transportation | Read More »

Florida launches ENERGY STAR Residential HVAC site; rebates available

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Learn how to receive a Florida ENERGY STAR® Residential HVAC rebate by visiting www.rebates.com/floridahvac.  Beginning Monday, August 30, 2010, Florida homeowners who upgrade their air conditioning systems can qualify to receive a $1,500 rebate.  The program will end on Friday, December 31, 2010, or when the $15 million in rebate funds are depleted. These purchases [...]

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

IKEA in Sunrise a local leader in environmental initiatives


IKEA, located in Sunrise, provides more than reasonably priced home items. A click on IKEA Sunrise Social & Environmental Efforts link reveals a list of environmental initiatives that promotes the self stated mission, “We have decided to help create a world where we take better care of the environment, the earth’s resources, and each other. We [...]

August 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,Local news,Sunrise | Read More »

Broward schools sees small increase in students

Broward County Public Schools announced that 232,850 students attended District schools on the first day of school, Monday, August 23.  The District’s 2010/11 first-day enrollment count increased by 1,355 students, when compared to last year’s 231,495 first-day enrollment mark. The student enrollment count includes all students who were in attendance at all schools, including charters [...]

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

Too cold! Broward County Schools should ask parents and students ways to save money


It has been put forth here before as it is again, as the Broward County School Board continues to struggle to manage its budget, ask the parents and the students for ways to save money! Today, like almost every day last year, students come home complaining of classrooms that are Arctic cold. At a time when money [...]

August 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Broward parks reduce hours; closings on Tuesday, Wednesday

Easterlin Park

Effective today August 26, 2010, Broward County regional parks, nature centers, and natural areas will resume Tuesday and Wednesday closings* through September 30, 2010, due to Fiscal Year 2010 budget reductions. The following four County parks, however, will continue to be open daily: Central Broward Regional Park & Stadium, 3700 N.W. 11th Place, Lauderhill; [...]

August 26th, 2010 | Posted in Families,Local news,Recreation | Read More »

Over 200 arrested in multi-agency operation in Broward


The Broward Sheriff’s Office joined forces with the Drug Enforcement Administration, State Probation and Parole, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the U.S. Postal Service and the U.S. Marshals Office, as well as the Hallandale, Ft. Lauderdale, Lauderhill, Margate, Sunrise and Miami-Dade police departments in a massive crackdown that [...]

August 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Local news | Read More »

Florida raced to $700 million in education funding

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Governor Charlie Crist today joined students and teachers at, his alma mater, St. Petersburg High School, to celebrate Florida’s recent Race to the Top award, announced yesterday in Phase 2 of the national education reform competition. Florida will receive up to $700 million in education funding which will work toward improving the state’s lowest performing [...]

August 25th, 2010 | Posted in Schools,Tallahassee | Read More »

Broward County Election Results


Results in Broward County only as of 7:58 a.m. These are still uncertified results. contest name choice name total votes % of votes UNITED STATES SENATOR Marco Rubio 128224 31.6 UNITED STATES SENATOR Kendrick B. Meek 128275 31.61 UNITED STATES SENATOR Alexander Andrew Snitker 1061 0.26 UNITED STATES SENATOR Bernie DeCastro 150 0.04 UNITED STATES [...]

August 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Elections,Latest news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Turkey Point Nuclear Cost Recovery Hearing Begins Tuesday


The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will conduct a hearing on nuclear cost recovery beginning Tuesday, August 24.  The hearing will examine costs related to the construction of Florida Power & Light Company’s Turkey Point Units 6 and 7 and Progress Energy Florida’s Levy Units 1 and 2.  Costs related to the uprate of existing [...]

August 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Environmental,FPL,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Broward crook captures money intended for church; with video

Broward Sheriff’s Office robbery detectives are releasing surveillance video in the hopes of identifying a cold-hearted crook who robbed an elderly woman as she was collecting money for her church outside a Central Broward convenience store. The robbery occurred at approximately 5 p.m. Thursday, August 12 at Rusty’s convenience store at 981 NW 27 Avenue [...]

August 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

FPL agrees to freeze electricity rates through 2012


The Attorney General’s Office and Florida Public Counsel  J.R. Kelly today announced that a settlement has been reached with Florida  Power and Light (FP&L) on behalf of Florida consumers which will freeze  base rates for FP&L customers through 2012. The company will have to  petition the Public Service Commission (PSC) for any base rate increases  [...]

August 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,FPL,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Unemployment increases statewide; Florida has less jobs


Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July 2010 is 11.5 percent, up marginally by 0.1 percentage point over the previous month.  This represents 1,055,000 jobless out of a labor force of 9,214,000.  The June unemployment rate for Florida was 11.4 percent. This is down from an 18-month peak of 12 percent in January. In Broward, [...]

August 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Employment,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Sexy firefighters raising money in calendar launch at Hard Rock

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Twenty new smokin’ hometown heroes will heat up Seminole Paradise at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Thursday, August 19 at 7 p.m., when South Florida Firefighters unveil their 2011 calendar. The calendar cuties will fire up the crowd in support of Here’s Help and A Safe Haven for Newborns charities.

August 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Hollywood,Local news,Non-profit organizations,Seminole Casinos | Read More »

Broward commission moves inspector general job to charter; sends to voters


Voters will get to decide whether Broward County will have an office of inspector general (IG) who will be charged with investigating misconduct and mismanagement by county and city elected officials, their employees and any service providers who work with them.

August 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Elections,Ethics in Broward,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

463 teachers on layoff status rehired

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The District had been preparing to begin the 2010-11 school year with 536 teachers on layoff from the 2009-10 school year and 19 from the 2008-09 school year, for a total of 555 teachers on layoff status.  However, since July 1st, the District has rehired 463.  Of the 92 instructional staff members remaining on layoff, [...]

August 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Employment,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Women’s Equality Day Celebration at FAU Aug 26th, 2010

Iron Jawed Angels

Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and other local organizations will hold a Women’s Equality Day Celebration to commemorate the 90th anniversary of women’s voting rights. The celebration will be held on Thursday, August 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Student Union on the Boca Raton campus, 777 [...]

August 18th, 2010 | Posted in College,Culture,Elections,Events,Local news,Palm Beach | Read More »

School board candidate District 1: Rebecca Horner


This is part of a series on all the school board candidates. To see all the candidates and learn more about them, click here. Horner is running against incumbent Ann Murray who has not responded to BrowardNETOnline.com’s questions. Horner submitted her own bio. Rebecca Horner is a Pittsburgh PA native currently living in Hollywood.  She [...]

August 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Coconut Creek’s 6th Citizen’s Academy starts in September

The City of Coconut Creek will hold its sixth weekly, interactive nine-week Citizen’s Academy from September 15, 2010, through November 17, 2010, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The Academy teaches residents how city government and individual departments operate.  Classes will take place on Wednesdays, with most classes being held in the Coconut Creek Commission Chambers [...]

August 16th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Local news | Read More »

Proposed FEC rail line includes two stops in Oakland Park


Oakland Park City Commissioners approved a resolution on August 4 supporting a proposed passenger rail line that would traverse the Southeast Florida region along the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway corridor. “The need for passenger transit service along the east side of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties has long been apparent to transportation planning [...]

August 16th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Oakland Park,Transportation | Read More »

Broward Million Father March on first day of school

Members of several local community groups have partnered with Broward County Public Schools again for the Broward Million Father March take a child to the first day of school campaign – encouraging fathers, relatives, men and significant male caregivers to take their children to school on the first day of classes, Monday, August 23.

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

Kids Konventionat Coral Square mall this weekend

“Kids Konvention 2010” is making its final South Florida appearance of the year at Coral Square Mall on Saturday, August 21 and Sunday, August 22. This 22nd annual FREE community event provides an entertaining way for children and their families to learn about safety while enjoying themselves through a variety of interactive games and attractions.

August 16th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Events,Families,Local news | Read More »

Oakland Park creates online registry for abandoned properties

The City of Oakland Park Code Enforcement Division has established an on-line to registry to help solve the problems created by abandoned and vacant properties. “We identify a property as being vacant – often evidenced by an accumulation of mail, newspapers, debris, an overgrown yard, complaints, or contact from residents of the neighborhood,” said Jay [...]

August 16th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Oakland Park,Real Estate | Read More »

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