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PSC Approves FPL Fuel Cost Refund for 2008 Outage

Florida’s Public Service Commission (PSC) today approved Florida Power & Light Company’s (FPL) Proposed Resolution of Issues, agreeing that the company should refund replacement power costs attributable to the February 26, 2008, outage. 

January 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,FPL,Local news,Miami | Read More »

Haitians flowing into South Florida after earthquake

Updated Jan. 28 – Broward Public Schools has enrolled 283 Haitian refugee students in local schools. After the earthquake in Haiti, Broward County, along with Miami-Dade have been a hub for receiving quake victims, with many staying in the area after arriving at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

January 26th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,International relations,Local news,Miami | Read More »

Letter from Wasserman-Schultz on health care bill

From Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz As a new year commences, it is important to reflect on the progress of the 111th Democratic-led Congress in 2009 as well as look forward to what’s ahead in 2010.  Over the last year the House of Representatives passed many key measures to help America emerge as a stronger and more [...]

January 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Health,Local news,Miami,National politics | Read More »

List of donation sites in Palm Beach, Miami and Broward County for Haiti


Related stories Local Agencies in Broward reaching out FBI fraud alert Tariff charges waived at Port Everglades Monetary collections for Caring House Project, a local non-profit that helps build communities in Haiti (sustainable with food, shelter and more), are being accepted at Fishtales, 33rd St. Wine Bar and Sunset Blue Block Party. Visit here for [...]

January 14th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Hollywood,International relations,Lauderdale Lakes,Local news,Miami,Money,Non-profit organizations,Palm Beach,Schools | Read More »

Bongo’s Cuban Cafe opening at Seminole Paradise in Spring 2010

The rhythm and flavor of Bongos Cuban Café is gonna get you when it salsas its way into Seminole Paradise at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in the spring of 2010. The cutting edge Cuban-inspired venue will be located across from Hard Rock Live and will include

January 4th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Local news,Miami,Seminole Casinos | Read More »

Rise in sea levels forces drastic changes on Florida

Flooding in Key West recently. Salt water is starting to permeate the drainage system there. Eventually Broward will suffer the same.

Written by Homeland Security Newswire. If sea levels rise by only two feet, Florida stands to lose almost 10 percent of its land area and the homes of 1.5 million people; the zone which is vulnerable to 27-inch rise in sea level includes residential real estate worth $130 billion, half of Florida’s beaches, two nuclear [...]

December 28th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Everglades,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami,Water management | Read More »

Job: Environmental Project Coordinator – FDEP Coral Reef Conservation Program

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), in partnership with Florida Gulf Coast University, announces a job opening for an Environmental Project Coordinator to lead the planning and implementation of projects and programs targeting land-based sources of pollution, water quality and climate change impacts

December 16th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Employment,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami | Read More »

Daily Show and friends added to South Beach Comedy Festival


“The Daily Show and Friends” featuring “Daily Show” executive producer Rory Albanese, correspondent John Oliver and series alum Rob Riggle have just been added to the line-up for the Fifth Annual South Beach Comedy Festival January 21st to 23rd at Miami Beach. They will be performing later on Saturday, January 23rd with doors opening 9:30PM [...]

December 8th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Events,Local news,Miami,Television | Read More »

Port Everglades Wins Miami Chamber International Business Leadership Award

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The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce awarded Port Everglades the International Business Leadership Award in the Joint Venture category at an awards ceremony held November 19, 2009. Port Everglades in Broward County and Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. headquartered in Miami-Dade County formed a joint venture that benefits businesses throughout the tri-county area and beyond. The [...]

December 6th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami | Read More »

Tornado watch until 3pm in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade,others


The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 3 p.m. in South Florida, including these counties: Broward, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Indian River, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie. From the National Weather Service: Effective this Saturday morning and afternoon from 900 am until 300 PM EST. Tornadoes… hail to 0.5 [...]

December 5th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Miami,Palm Beach,Weather | Read More »



TALLAHASSEE, FL – Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced that  Florida and 31 states have reached a $3 million settlement with Vonage,  one of the nation’s largest providers of a service known as “Voice over  Internet Protocol,” an internet-based phone service. The settlement  requires Vonage to make significant changes to its marketing practices,  honor consumer [...]

November 18th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Dania,Davie,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Hollywood,Lauderdale Lakes,Lauderdale by the Sea,Lauderhill,Local news,Miami,Miramar,Oakland Park,Palm Beach,Parkland,Pembroke Park,Pembroke Pines,Plantation,Pompano Beach,Sunrise,Tallahassee,Tamarac,Weston,cooper city,wilton manors | Read More »

Another page turns at the Miami Book Fair

By Rachel Galvin For the 26th year, this annual event has brought in the masses – authors and book lovers as well as families looking to introduce the love of the written word to a new generation. The vendor booths at the street fair were filled with a wide variety of booksellers, including the ever-popular [...]

November 17th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Local news,Miami | Read More »

H1N1 in Broward – by the numbers

# People hospitalized with confirmed cases of H1N1: 82 # Broward County deaths: 11 Total vaccine allocated to Broward County: 195,000 Total doses dispensed by Broward County Health Department: 33,000 Total doses to healthcare providers, private physicians and hospitals: 71,000 Doses for schools in the next 2 weeks: 47,000 44,000 doses will be distributed in [...]

November 10th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Dania,Davie,Families,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Health,Hollywood,Lauderdale Lakes,Lauderdale by the Sea,Lauderhill,Local news,Miami,Miramar,North Lauderdale,Oakland Park,Palm Beach,Parkland,Pembroke Park,Pembroke Pines,Plantation,Schools,Tamarac,Weston,cooper city,wilton manors | Read More »

Miami Doctor Sentenced for HIV Infusion Fraud Scheme

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Miami doctor Manuel Barbeite was sentenced to 78 months in prison, following his conviction for Medicare and Medicaid HIV infusion fraud,to be followed by three years of supervised release. In addition, Barbeite was ordered to pay $3,451,120.67 in restitution. Barbeite’s co-defendant, Walter Proano, is scheduled to be sentenced on December 10, 2009. Barbeite’s conviction resulted [...]

October 30th, 2009 | Posted in Crime,Health,Local news,Miami | Read More »

Summit makes official compact between South Florida counties to combat global warming

George Nugent, Monroe County, Kristen Jacobs, Broward County, Katy Sorenson, Miami-Dade and Shelly Vana, Palm Beach County, finished signing the resolution to work together on combatting climate change.

With over 1800 linear feet of canals, global warming and rises in sea level could be a real problem if local governments don’t join the effort and plan ahead to mitigate the effects. And according to county commissioner Kristen Jacobs, we’re already seeing the effect of global warming in South Florida. “Just a month ago, [...]

October 27th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Everglades,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami,Palm Beach,Water management,Weather | Read More »

U2 coming to Miami next summer;tickets going on sale


When it wraps up this week, the U2 360° Tour will have played to over 3 million fans in just 44 cities. With record shattering sales including the largest attendance at the Rose Bowl last evening as well as setting the all time record at New York’s Giant stadium where the audience surpassed that of [...]

October 26th, 2009 | Posted in Events,Local news,Miami,Music | Read More »

FDOT studying billion dollar train project along FEC/Dixie Hwy. corridor

Since 2005, the Florida Dept. of Transportation has been conducting a study on using the Florida East Coast Railway (FEC), which generally runs along Dixie Highway in South Florida, for passenger rail instead of just freight by adding two to four sets of tracks parallel to the current set. In recent public hearings, the consultants, [...]

October 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Hollywood,Local news,Miami,Oakland Park,Palm Beach,Tallahassee,Transportation | Read More »

2010 Food Network Sobe Wine & Food Fest tickets on sale Oct. 26

WHAT/ Tickets for the 2010 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival WHEN:                  Presented by Food & Wine will go on sale Monday, October 26, 2009. The Festival is scheduled for February 25 – 28, 2010. Of special note to ticket buyers this year, there will not be a second block of tickets sold [...]

October 20th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Local news,Miami,Taste Broward | Read More »

Counties Prepare for Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit

A precedent-setting gathering of local officials, federal and state legislators, regional transportation, planning and water management authorities, and members of the regional Climate Change/Green Task Forces representing Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach counties will gather at the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit, Friday, October 23, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at [...]

October 19th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami,Palm Beach,Water management | Read More »

SFWMD, Partners Work to Protect Loxahatchee River and Estuary


The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board today approved cooperative agreements that fund a suite of projects to restore and protect Florida’s first federally designated “National Wild and Scenic River,” the Loxahatchee River. The projects to benefit the river and estuary — spanning Martin and Palm Beach counties — consist of providing sewer [...]

October 17th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Everglades,Local news,Miami,Palm Beach,Water management | Read More »

FPL approved for $62 million cost recovery on nuclear plants; bills to go up (again…)

Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant

To continue investment in nuclear electric generation, the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) today approved cost recovery amounts for Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) and Progress Energy Florida (PEF) related to construction of planned nuclear generating plants and uprates of existing generating units.  Costs will be recovered through the capacity cost recovery charge on [...]

October 16th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Dania,Davie,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Lauderdale Lakes,Lauderdale by the Sea,Local news,Miami,Miramar,North Lauderdale,Oakland Park,Palm Beach,Parkland,Pembroke Park,Pembroke Pines,Plantation,Tallahassee,Weston,cooper city,wilton manors | Read More »

SFWMD Begins Project to Restore Florida Bay, Everglades

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The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board today awarded contracts to begin construction on the C-111 Spreader Canal project, representing another significant step for Everglades restoration. Key benefits of the project include restoring freshwater flows to Florida Bay, preserving clean water for Everglades National Park and maintaining flood control for eastern communities. “Unwavering [...]

October 15th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Everglades,Local news,Miami,Water management | Read More »

First Lady in Miami Thursday

The First Lady will travel to Florida Thursday where she will attend the Florida Campus Compact (FL|CC) annual Awards Gala and Luncheon at the National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College (MDC). The luncheon formally recognizes exceptional service-learning and engaged scholarship currently underway all across Florida. The winners are those who are in [...]

October 13th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Miami,National politics | Read More »

Health officials releasing details on H1N1 vaccine Friday

Public health officials in South Florida are gathering Friday to let the public know the official plan to distribute the H1N1 vaccine. On Friday afternoon, Paula Thaqi, M.D., M.P.H., Broward County Health Department Director, Lillian Rivera, R.N., M.S.N., PhD, Miami-Dade County Health Department Administrator, Bob Eadie, J.D., Monroe County Health Department Administrator and Alina Alonso, [...]

October 13th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Dania,Davie,Environmental,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Health,Hollywood,Lauderdale Lakes,Lauderdale by the Sea,Local news,Miami,Miramar,North Lauderdale,Oakland Park,Palm Beach,Parkland,Pembroke Park,Pembroke Pines,Plantation,Sunrise,Weston,cooper city,wilton manors | Read More »

JCC book festival offers heritage, humor and harmony

The collection of writings at the 29th Alper JCC Jewish Book Festival features internationally recognized authors who provide a panorama on world events from the Middle East peace process to clandestine activities in the 1960’s and ‘70’s, to keep Judaism alive in the Soviet Union. Some of the highlights of this year’s festival: Women’s Day [...]

October 8th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Events,Local news,Miami | Read More »

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