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Evicted tenant arrested for rental scam in North Lauderdale

A woman, who was going to be evicted from her house for not paying her rent, turned her eviction into a money-making scam. Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives have identified three victims, but they fear there could be more. Kerrian McKenzie had been living at a rental property at 8151 SW 3 Court in North Lauderdale [...]

September 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Latest news,Local news,North Lauderdale,Real Estate | Read More »

Halloween events in Broward 2010

Snyder Park Halloween Poster Family

This is a work in progress, so check back regularly as events are added to this list! Email Halloween/Fall festival events to . Click here to enter our Halloween Costume Contest. Post your best pics of Halloweens past to win a four-pack of to the Halloween Festival at Snyder Park. Coconut Creek Halloween Business Expo [...]

September 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Dania,Davie,Deerfield Beach,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday,Hollywood,Lauderdale Lakes,Lauderdale by the Sea,Lauderhill,Local news,Miami,Miramar,North Lauderdale,Oakland Park,Palm Beach,Parkland,Pembroke Park,Pembroke Pines,Plantation,Pompano Beach,Southwest Ranches,Sunrise,Tallahassee,Tamarac,West Park,Weston,cooper city,margate,wilton manors | Read More »

Dolphins pep rally in Downtown Fort Lauderdale Sept. 24


Join the City of Fort Lauderdale on Friday, September 24, 2010 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Huizenga Plaza (corner of Las Olas Blvd. and Andrews Ave.) for a FREE PEP RALLY as the Miami Dolphins “Orange Offensive” invades downtown!  Highlights will include appearances by former Miami Dolphins players, live music, cheerleaders, a kids zone, Dolphins mascot T.D., and more!  [...]

September 20th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news,Sports | Read More »

FLIFF unveiled

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By Rachel Galvin It’s time again for the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival. In its 25th year, this festival continues to bring in top notch films and celebrities. Film stars ranging from Judd Nelson (“St. Elmo’s Fire,” “Breakfast Club”), Michael Murphy (“Manhattan,” “MASH”) and director/ actor Ed Burns (“Brothers McMullan,” “Sidewalks of New York”) to [...]

September 17th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Theater | Read More »

Open letter to the Broward School Board

By Andrea Freygang On Sept. 16, a final budget hearing to determine the tax rate for Broward County residents and business owners was held in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Over the past two years, the community, the Broward Teacher’s Union, teachers, parents and community leaders have expressed many concerns about the Broward School Board. All of [...]

September 17th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Broward commission rejects proposed 2011 budget; asks for more cuts to keep same tax rate

From Broward County: Broward County Commissioners refused to raise the millage property tax rate tonight, which means another $41.6 million dollars in budget cuts will have to be made in order to force property taxes lower and keep the property tax rate the same as it is now. In a 6-2 vote, commissioners rejected a [...]

September 15th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Ocean burial in Fort Lauderdale goes awry

When Daniel Scott Lasky died Sept. 8 from Lou Gehrig’s Disease his family carefully wrapped his body, placed him on dry ice, loaded him into the family van and started their journey south to Fort Lauderdale for a burial at sea. Some would say it was a fitting tribute for someone who loved the ocean, [...]

September 14th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news,marine | Read More »

Broward commission skips passing resolution against Amendment 4

By Andrea Freygang Broward County commissioners passed on taking an official stance on Amendment 4, despite the majority of them being against the constitutional amendment. The bill, put forth as a citizen initiative would require a vote by residents and all land-use and comprehensive plan changes put forth by a local government. The first speaker [...]

September 14th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Elections,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news,Real Estate,Tallahassee | Read More »

51st annual Fort Lauderdale Boat Show comes in October

51st annual Fort Lauderdale Boat Show comes in October

Hundreds of thousands of boating enthusiasts and marine industry professionals worldwide will come together October 28 through November 1, 2010 in Fort Lauderdale for the 51st annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat ShowR, the largest in-water boat show in the world. The show will feature more than $3 billion worth of boats, yachts, super yachts, electronics, [...]

September 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,marine | Read More »

Broward gets $27 Million for neighborhoods Hard-hit by Foreclosure

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Deputy Secretary Ron Sims, left, and Broward County Mayor Ken Keechl.

Broward County received more than $27 million today to assist communities struggling to reverse the effects of the foreclosure crisis. U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Deputy Secretary Ron Sims announced the award at a news conference last Wednesday in Dania Beach. He said that Broward County would individually receive $5,457,535 and 13 Broward County [...]

September 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Davie,Deerfield Beach,Featured,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Lauderhill,Local news,Miramar,Pembroke Pines,Plantation,Real Estate,margate | Read More »

Broward County Commission to Hold Public Hearing September 14 on Proposed Bus Service Reductions and Fare Increases

Broward County Transit

The Broward County Commission will hold a public hearing at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, at the Broward County Governmental Center, Room 422, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, to receive public comments on proposed schedule reductions and bus fare increases to Broward County Transit (BCT). Following is a brief description of the [...]

September 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Transportation | Read More »

Pompano holding meeting to discuss branding for community

The City of Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will be hosting a Branding Work Session that will be open to the public on Thursday, September 16th at 10:00 a.m. in the City Commission Chambers located at 100 West Atlantic Boulevard. All residents and business owners are invited to attend to have their ideas and [...]

September 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Latest news,Local news,Pompano Beach | Read More »

Fort Lauderdale school given a national Blue Ribbon award

Virginia Shuman Young Montessori School

Virginia Shuman Young Montessori Elementary School in Fort Lauderdale is one of only 304 schools in the nation to be named as a 2010 Blue Ribbon School. The announcement was made on Thursday (September 9, 2010) by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at a press conference held at a Blue Ribbon School in Washington, [...]

September 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Aldi Foods holding job fair Tuesday; $20/hour jobs


Aldi Foods, a leader in the international grocery retailing industry, serving Europe, Australia and the USA (with approximately 1,000 stores in 29 states serving more than 18 million customers each month) is looking for qualified candidates for manager trainees as well as full time and part time cashiers for the new store opening in Lauderdale [...]

September 12th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Employment,Lauderdale Lakes,Local news | Read More »

FPL customers to pay for proposed nuclear plants

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FPL is moving ahead with its plans to build two new nuclear power plants at Turkey Point. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has been seeking public input into this process. By a 3 to 2 vote on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) approved a stipulation between the parties regarding Florida Power & Light [...]

September 12th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,FPL,Miami | Read More »

Coral Springs holds first budget hearing September 13; taxes to increase slightly

Coral Springs will hold its first 2011 budget hearing on Monday, September 13 at 5:15 p.m. in the Commission Chambers at City Hall, 9551 West Sample Road. The hearing also will be televised on CityTV, Channel 25 on Advanced Cable Communications and Channel 99 on AT&T’s U-Verse. The purpose of this meeting is to review [...]

September 12th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

Pantry of Broward Hosts Health & Resource Fair Thursday, September 16


The Pantry of Broward will host a Health & Resource Fair on Thursday, September 16th at 8:00 A.M.-12 noon for seniors.  Plantation Hospital will provide free blood pressure and blood sugar checks.  (Note:  those interested in taking a blood sugar test should not eat for at least 5 hours before being tested). The following organizations are among those scheduled to be on [...]

September 12th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Health,Local news,Non-profit organizations | Read More »

A day of remembrance in Broward for 9/11

It was a morning of emotion as Broward residents gathered in a ceremony of remembrance Saturday morning, September 11. “It’s hard to believe it’s been nine years, and it’s important to take out of our schedule to honor their sacrifice,” said Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti, whose organization, the Broward Sheriff’s Office, hosted a ceremony at [...]

September 12th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Featured,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday,Local news | Read More »

Body found floating offshore Port Everglades

A local fisherman discovered a body floating approximately four miles off shore near Port Everglades Saturday morning. Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of the unidentified white male. The fisherman spotted the body at 9:20 a.m. and notified the U.S. Coast Guard. The USCG and BSO’s Marine Unit responded [...]

September 11th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Latest news,Local news | Read More »

New jobs portal for Florida veterans


A new online jobs portal to provide employment services to Florida veterans has been created. Employ Florida Vets, the newest initiative in Florida’s longstanding commitment to veterans, helps match servicemen and women to the jobs and training opportunities that suit the skills and experience gained in the military. “Our courageous veterans are proven, skilled leaders [...]

September 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Employment,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Neighbors 4 Neighbors launches food drive to benefit Feeding South Florida


CBS4, Neighbors 4 Neighbors, Bank Atlantic and Baptist Medical Plazas have partnered with Feeding South Florida to collect non perishable human and pet food for our South Florida neighbors in need.  Joining the effort are Miami Dade and Broward County Schools, and numerous community and faith-based organizations. The campaign, “Food 4 South Florida,” runs from [...]

September 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Local news,Non-profit organizations,Volunteers | Read More »

Liberty Park in Davie closing

The Town of Davie Liberty Park located at 13500 SW 8 Street  will be closed for site improvements beginning October 1, 2010.  Construction is scheduled to be completed by April of 2011.  Improvements to be constructed include perimeter fencing, a basketball court, a playground, one shelter with two picnic tables, one bike rack, three park [...]

September 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Davie,Families,Latest news,Local news,Recreation | Read More »

South Florida’s finest couples to be honored at fundraising gala in Ft. Lauderdale


Plans are underway for the sixth annual South Florida’s Finest Couples gala to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Presented by the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine, this year’s gala will be held on Friday, September 24, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six. The event will include a live and silent auction, cocktail reception, [...]

September 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Non-profit organizations | Read More »

Fugitive Teacher Captured On I-95, Faces Child Molestation Charges

Miguel Cala

The felonious flight of a former St. Andrew’s Catholic School teacher charged with molesting a young student ended Friday on the side of a Virginia highway as he talked to a Broward Sheriff’s Office detective on the phone. BSO Special Victims Unit Det. Sylviane Wernath had convinced Miguel Leonardo Cala, 37, to turn himself in [...]

September 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coral Springs,Crime,Featured,Local news | Read More »

Miramar looking for volunteers for community garden

The City of Miramar is proud to announce the newly inaugurated Community Garden located at Fairway Park, 3700 Largo Drive. Openings are available for interested individuals who are: · Miramar Residents · 16 years old and up · Pledge to volunteer for a minimum one hour per week for six months · Complete the forms [...]

September 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Latest news,Local news,Miramar,Volunteers | Read More »

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