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Miami command post for oil opens as Klein questions BP on oil spill

OFF THE LOUISIANA COAST---The Premiere Explorer of Venice, La. stands by near a controlled burn of spilled oil from in the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico June 9. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer First Class John Masson.

Representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Department of the Interior, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and BP started a Florida Peninsula Command Post in Miami Thursday.

June 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Emerging Green,Federal Government,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Oil | Read More »

Pink Floyd and The Wall tour coming to Broward


Roger Waters, co-founder and principal songwriter of the archetypal progressive band Pink Floyd, is commemorating the 30th anniversary of the original release of The Wall with a monumental tour featuring a full band and a newly-mounted state-of-the-art production of his epochal masterpiece of alienation and transformation performed in its entirety. This colossal event comes to the

May 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Music,Sunrise | Read More »

Amtrak inspecting FEC Railway for passenger rail

Governor Charlie Crist on Sunday noted Amtrak’s 326-mile, one-way inspection trip of the Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) from Miami to Jacksonville.  The trip will help local and state officials evaluate the feasibility of returning passenger rail service along the Florida East Coast Railway. The inspection trip represents only the second time a passenger train [...]

May 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami,Palm Beach,Tallahassee,Transportation | 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 »

Cantina Laredo nails gourmet Mexican cuisine

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By Steve Cabeza Thanks to the fine folks at t.b.a., the buzz agency, I got a press kit and V.I.P. invite to the Grand Opening of Cantina Laredo at theVillage of Gulfstream, and was excited to sample some Gourmet Mexican Cuisine. [ Follow Cabeza58 on Twitter ] In addition to almost 10 years as a [...]

March 24th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Local news,New businesses,Taste Broward | Read More »

The Mafia – Three men were arrested on charges of obstruction of justice and money laundering

Three Florida men were arrested today on charges including obstruction of justice and money laundering as part of a joint U.S. and Italian law enforcement action, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division.

March 12th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Federal Government,Local news,Miami | Read More »



TALLAHASSEE, FL. – Legislators from Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties came together yesterday to form the Florida Legislative Haiti Relief Task Force. The group, appointed by the respective county Delegation Chairs, will provide guidance and oversight to the State of Florida’s jurisdictional response to the earthquake which devastated the neighboring island nation in January.

March 11th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami,Palm Beach | Read More »

Broward healer focusing on promoting South Florida holistic community with expo this weekend March 6-7

Jess Santamaria

For many, the spiritual path begins with a guide. For others, such as Maria Baez, spiritual awareness is naturally a part of their essence from childhood. “I was always connected to the path since I was a little girl and discovered my intuitive gift at age 12 when I was having prophetic dreams and images [...]

February 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Health,Hollywood,International relations,Local news | Read More »

Wizard of Oz exhibit at Miami Children’s Museum


We’re off to see The Wizard of Oz, as Miami Children’s Museum (MCM) hosts the debut of the first-ever, licensed traveling educational exhibit based on the beloved movie classic. The Wizard of Oz Children’s Educational Exhibit opened in January and runs through May 2010. Created by MCM and licensed by Warner Bros. Consumer Products, this [...]

February 22nd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Miami | Read More »

New project helps Everglades Restoration plan

Florida Bay and Everglades

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and a host of federal and state partners will break ground on a vital project that represents continued momentum for Everglades restoration. The C-111 Spreader Canal project, a component of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), will restore freshwater flows to Florida Bay through Taylor Slough, preserve clean [...]

January 23rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Everglades,Local news,Water management | 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 »

Special Tri-Rail service during Super, Pro Bowls

Tri-Rail, South Florida’s premier commuter rail system, has partnered with Miami Subs Pizza & Grill to offer additional service, including special, late-night trains and shuttle buses, to meet the demand for Pro Bowl 2010 and Super Bowl XLIV. Event-goers can beat the traffic and enjoy a ride on Tri-Rail for only $5 roundtrip, which includes [...]

December 30th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Transportation | 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 »

SFWMD Highlights a Year of Significant Restoration Progress

Marking 60 years of service to Central and South Florida’s residents and environment, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) documented significant progress in environmental restoration and water resource protection initiatives in 2009. Initially created in 1949 as the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District,

December 26th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Everglades,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Water management | Read More »

Get year-end tax credit for donating goods to Salvation Army

Whether it is unwanted Christmas gifts or tons of clutter, your household items and used clothes have tremendous value when donated to a local Salvation Army Family Store, by or before Thursday, December 31, 2009. All donations received on or before

December 26th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Non-profit organizations | Read More »

Tri-Rail running late New Year’s Eve from Miami

Tri-Rail is adding a special late-night, northbound train on New Year’s Eve to serve people attending the “Big Orange” celebration in Downtown Miami on Thursday, December 31. The last train of the night will depart Tri-Rail’s Metrorail Transfer Station at 1:30 a.m. on January 1, 2010. The train will make northbound stops until all passengers [...]

December 23rd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Holiday,Local news,Transportation | Read More »

95 Express Bus takes Broward residents to Miami


Broward County Transit is introducing the 95 Express, a fast and convenient service to and from Broward County and Miami-Dade County on new, Wi-Fi accessible, hybrid articulated buses, starting on January 25. 95 Express will start at Pines Boulevard/Flamingo Road, and travel along Hollywood/Pines Boulevard, with stops at

December 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Hollywood,Local news,Pembroke Pines,Transportation | Read More »

Broward County to Issue Temporary Limo, Sedan and Van Permits During Bowl Games

To help address transportation needs for the expected crush of visitors to South Florida for the Pro Bowl Game, January 31, and the Super Bowl, February 7, the Broward County Permitting, Licensing and Consumer Protection Division is issuing temporary operating permits for limousines, luxury sedans and shuttle vans. Both games will be played at Landshark Stadium;

December 21st, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Transportation | Read More »




December 18th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Weather | 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 »

Federal Transit Administration Program Funds Now Available

The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority, in partnership with the Metropolitan Planning Organization in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties, is announcing a call for projects in the Miami Urbanized Area for Job Access & Reverse

November 30th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Transportation | Read More »

Year round water conservation now a standard in South Florida


Recognizing the need to conserve water and increase protection for South Florida’s water resources, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board unanimously approved sweeping year-round water conservation measures that place permanent limits on landscape irrigation throughout the region. Developed with input from water users across the region after more than two years and [...]

November 14th, 2009 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Everglades,Local news,Recreation,Water management | 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 »

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