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FCAT scores finally released!


Florida Education Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith today announced 2010 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) results for grades 4-10 reading and mathematics, grades 5, 8 and 11 science and grades 4, 8, and 10 writing. The results show increases in the percent of students scoring proficient and above in almost every middle and high school [...]

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

Broward commissioner Jones hosting town hall June 29


Broward County Commissioner Albert C. Jones will be hosting a town hall meeting for Homeowner Association Presidents within District 9 on June 29th at 7:00 p.m. at the Broward County Central Regional Park Field House, 3700 NW 11th Place in Lauderhill.

June 28th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Lauderhill,Local news | Read More »


For the eighth year in a row, The Florida College System ranks among the top producers of associate degrees in the nation according to Community College Week’s annual Top 10 report.  Despite record student enrollment and increasing budget concerns the report, conducted by Community College Week using data from the National Center for Education Statistics [...]

June 28th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,College,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Hasner introduces electric car bill to FL legislature

From the office of Adam Hasner: In conjunction with the Florida Clean Energy Congress convening in Tallahassee this week, Florida House Majority Leader Adam Hasner (R-Delray Beach) has submitted recommendations to advance the adoption and commercialization of electric vehicles throughout the state.  Hasner’s Florida Electric Automobile Commercialization and Implementation Proposal provides numerous policy recommendations that [...]

June 28th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tallahassee,Transportation | Read More »

Southeast Florida Counties Call for Action on Oil Disaster

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.

We have all come to realize that unless we take action on a local, state and federal level, the possibility of another Deepwater Horizon rig accident happening is all too possible. The Broward League of Cities recently passed a resolution opposing offshore oil drilling along with several local cities that have already done the same. [...]

June 24th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Environmental,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami,Palm Beach | Read More »

Hollywood man arrested on child porn charges

Brian Henwood was arrested on child pornography charges.

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department, a member of the South Florida Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force arrested Brian K. Henwood today. Beginning November 2009, information was developed on an IP address that contained and was sharing child pornography files via the Internet.  Investigators learned that the IP address came back to an address [...]

June 14th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Local news | Read More »

Free HIV test day June 27 in Broward

The Broward County Health Department recognizes June 27, 2010 as National HIV Testing Day; which is designed to encourage individuals to assess their risk for HIV infection and know their HIV status. This annual day of recognition promotes FREE, anonymous and confidential HIV counseling and testing throughout Broward County. The theme, “Take the Test, Take [...]

June 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Health,Local news | Read More »

Rothstein given fifty year prison sentence


Scott Rothstein, 47, of Fort Lauderdale, was sentenced in court today in connection with the operation of a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme through the defunct Ft. Lauderdale law firm Rothstein Rosenfeldt and Adler, P.A (RRA). Today’s sentence follows Rothstein’s January 27, 2010 guilty plea to one count of conspiracy to violate the racketeering influenced corrupt [...]

June 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

White House sends comprehensive update on BP oil spill

oil soaked pelican

From the White House press office: The Ongoing Administration-Wide Response to the Deepwater BP Oil Spill Prepared by the Joint Information Center UPDATED June 9, 2010 7 PM * For a full timeline of the Administration-wide response, visit the White House Blog. PAST 24 HOURS President Obama Announces Fourth Trip to Gulf Coast Next Week [...]

June 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news | Read More »

Broward schools out: Tips, reminders on traffic safety


As the school year comes to a close in Broward County, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the  Community Traffic Safety Team (CTST) of Broward County remind motorists and students to take extra traffic safety precautions during summer break.  During the summer children are at increased risk of transportation related injuries from pedestrian, bicycle, [...]

June 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Miramar Woman Charged in Plot to Murder Her Ex-Husband

A Miramar woman has been officially charged in a plot to murder her ex-husband, according to a news release from the FBI. Mercedes Morales, 57, of Miramar, i was arrested on June 7, 2010, and made her initial appearance in federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Seltzer today, June 8, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. [...]

June 8th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miramar | Read More »

Bomb threat at a Lauderdale Lakes school

The Broward Sheriff’s Office has responded to a bomb threat at a local middle school. Around 11:30 a.m. the Broward Sheriff’s Office received two phone calls telling police that there was a bomb inside of Lauderdale Lakes Middle School, located at 3911 NW 29 Ave. As soon as the call was received, school officials immediately [...]

June 4th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Lauderdale Lakes,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Fort Lauderdale to chlorinate water for three weeks

The City of Fort Lauderdale will temporarily return to using free chlorine in its drinking water system. This preventive maintenance procedure will begin at 11 p.m. Saturday, June 5, 2010 and will end at 11 p.m. Saturday, June 26, 2010. Free chlorination is a common practice for water systems using combined chlorine disinfection. The chlorination [...]

June 4th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Water management | Read More »

Heads Up Report: New Boston Market concept


My “Heads Up” Report this week for the Food for Thought Radio Show (live every Thursday evening at Oceans 234 from 6 – 8 p.m., and coming soon to T.V!) sent me to Boston Market. I have eaten out more than your average bear. For 10 years of my life I was a “road warrior” [...]

June 4th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Palm Beach,Taste Broward | Read More »

Pantry of Broward collecting food at SunTrust Sunday Jazz Brunch

Sunday, June 6 kicks off the SunTrust Sunday Jazz Brunch, presented by The City of Fort Lauderdale, and sponsored by SunTrust.  SunTrust Sunday Jazz Brunch is an ideal way to relax and enjoy Fort Lauderdale’s scenic Riverwalk. This free, live, outdoor concert series brings the area’s best local jazz artists. Listen to the soulful sounds [...]

June 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Music,Non-profit organizations | Read More »

BSO seeking Oakland Park repeat burglar


Broward Sheriff’s Office detectives are releasing surveillance video in the hopes of identifying a repeat convenience store burglar. The first pre-dawn caper occurred at approximately 1 a.m. on May 8. The unidentified male suspect was captured on surveillance video using bolt cutters to remove a padlock, then slithered his way through a small 11 x [...]

June 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Oakland Park | Read More »

Broward School Board Member Gallahger sentenced for Bribery

Gallagher file photo

Gallagher, 51, of Pembroke Pines, was sentenced today on one count of bribery in programs receiving federal funds. At today’s hearing, U.S. District Court Judge James I. Cohn sentenced Gallagher to 37 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. In addition, Judge Cohn ordered that the defendant participate in a [...]

June 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Ethics in Broward,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Pembroke Pines,Schools | Read More »

McArthur community can get free medical care in January

McArthur High School staff, students & community are invited to the Community Health and Safety Fair Saturday, January

December 14th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Health,Hollywood,Local news,Miramar,Pembroke Pines,cooper city | Read More »

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