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Oakland Park Main Street and the City of Oakland Park Present Annual ‘Oktoberfest’


Oktoberfest aficionados and anyone else looking to celebrate the popular Bavarian tradition need to travel no further than Jaco Pastorius Park for Oakland Park Main Street’s 7th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration on September 30 and October 1. Oakland Park’s annual Oktoberfest is not only the largest in Broward or Dade, but it has become one of [...]

September 21st, 2011 | Posted in Broward County | 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 »

DUI saturation patrols in Tamarac, Deerfield, Pompano and Oakland Park


Starting tonight at 9 p.m., the Broward Sheriff’s Office DUI Task Force and district personnel will conduct a DUI saturation patrol through 5 a.m. Saturday morning in Tamarac, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach and Oakland Park. Vehicles will also be inspected for defective safety equipment and motorists will be asked to show their drivers license, registration, [...]

September 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Deerfield Beach,Fire/police,Local news,Oakland Park,Pompano Beach,Tamarac | 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 »

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 »

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 »

Commercial Blvd. corridor study meeting in Oakland Park

Live near East Commercial Blvd? Own a business or home between NE 6th Avenue and Andrews Ave. south of NE 51 St. in Oakland Park? If so, you might want to come to the “COMMERCIAL BOULEVARD CORRIDOR STUDY COMMUNITY MEETING.” The City of Oakland Park is hosting the meeting Wednesday, July 28, 6:30 p.m. at [...]

July 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Oakland Park | Read More »

Plans for Oakland Park’s Oktoberfest 2010 already underway


Oktoberfest aficionados and anyone else looking for a fun party need not worry about airfare to Munich when they can drive to Oakland Park’s 6th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration on October 1 and 2. Oakland Park’s annual Oktoberfest is not only the largest in Broward or Dade, but it has become one of the most popular [...]

July 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Culture,Events,Featured,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Oakland Park | Read More »

South Floridians ask legislators for vote on offshore drilling

Ray Del Papa drove from Miami to participate in the rally.

Environmentalists around the state are hoping that a special session starting tomorrow, July 20, in Tallahassee will let voters in Florida decide on the offshore drilling issue. In one of many gatherings around Florida, a small group gathered Monday on the steps of Oakland Park City Hall, also home to Florida Senate President Jeff Atwater’s [...]

July 19th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Local news,Oakland Park,Oil,Tallahassee | Read More »

DUI saturation patrols in several Broward cities

The Broward Sheriff’s Office will conduct a saturation patrol targeting intoxicated and impaired drivers this holiday weekend. The enforcement effort will run from 7 p.m. Sunday, July 4 through 5 a.m. Monday, July 5. The BSO D. U. I. Task Force units will be joined by district deputies and will focus patrols on areas that [...]

July 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fire/police,Holiday,Oakland Park,Pompano Beach,Tamarac | Read More »

Pill mill bill signed; Broward looking at moratorium

The pill bill mill, that puts stringent requirements on who can operate a pain clinic in Florida was signed by Gov. Charlie Crist. As the ink dries on that bill, (Click to read Senate Bill 2272) Broward County officials are working to put their own laws in place to curb the clinics which are famous [...]

June 7th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fort Lauderdale,Health,Local news,Tallahassee | 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 »

Oakland Park briefs

1).  The American Legion Post 222 and the City of Oakland Park are hosting a Memorial Day service at the flag pole in front of the Collins Community Center, 3900 NE 3 Avenue, on Monday, May 31 beginning at 11 a.m.  This event is open to the public and free of charge.

May 28th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Holiday,Local news,Oakland Park | Read More »

DUI checkpoint Friday night in Oakland Park, Hollywood (Hard Rock)

Broward Sheriff’s Office DUI Task Force and district personnel, in conjunction with other agencies and municipalities, will be conducting a DUI checkpoint operation at 10 p.m. Friday, May 28 till 3 a.m. Saturday May 29 at

May 25th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Local news,Oakland Park | Read More »

Commercial Blvd. closing at Tri-rail tracks for three weeks starting May 21

Commercial Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale will be closed to all traffic at the CSX/Tri-Rail railroad tracks just west of I-95 for two weeks beginning Friday, May 21, Florida Department of Transportation officials report. Commercial will be closed at 7 a.m. Friday and remain closed to motorists and pedestrians 24 hours a day until 6 a.m. [...]

May 18th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Events,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Oakland Park,Transportation | Read More »

Pedestrian killed crossing Commercial Blvd. in Oakland Park

A pedestrian was struck and killed Friday night in Oakland Park as he attempted to cross Commercial Boulevard. At approximately 9:30 p.m. on May 7, the 65-year-old victim was walking northbound across the westbound lanes of Commercial Boulevard when he was struck by a westbound vehicle in the 1300 block.

May 10th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Fire/police,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Oakland Park | Read More »

Florida House approves pill mill bill; tighter restrictions on pain doctors

The Florida House of Representatives has passed Senate Bill 2272 known as the “Pill Mill Bill” sponsored by Representative John Legg (R-Port Richey) and Representative Joe Abruzzo (D-Wellington). The legislation passed the House unanimously. SB 2272 will crack down on the corrupt pain clinics operating around the state that have become a national problem. The [...]

April 28th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Crime,Families,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Tallahassee | Read More »

Learn how to get contracts with local Broward governments


On Saturday, April 17, 2010, meet with local government officials and learn how to contract with local government. Representatives from multiple agencies will be at the Small Business and Minority Business Opportunities Expo in Lauderhill. Presented by Broward County Commissioner Albert Jones, the expo takes place

April 13th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Business,Fort Lauderdale,Lauderdale Lakes,Lauderhill,Local news,Oakland Park | Read More »

Oakland Park vice mayor resigns

Vice Mayor Anthony Niedwiecki

Open letter to the community from Vice Mayor Anthony Niediwiecki: I am happy and excited to report that I have been offered and I have accepted a high level administrative and faculty position at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois.  My position will put me in charge of one of the best legal [...]

April 8th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Local news,Oakland Park | Read More »

Oakland Park uses storm to test emergency; pockets of damage from possible tornadoes


Neighborhoods across Oakland Park are assessing damage as they clean up for a nasty spring storm that swept through the city early Monday morning as residents prepared to go to work. Trees downed across the city as reports of possible tornadoes came into the Broward Sheriff’s Office. One homeowner near 36 St. in Oakland Park [...]

March 29th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Oakland Park,Weather | Read More »

Broward Property Tax Exemption Filing Dates Announced For March 2010, help meetings scheduled


The Broward County Property Appraiser’s Office hosts a series of community outreach events each month throughout Broward County. Deputy Appraisers will be available to assist with Homestead, Senior and other property tax exemption applications, as well as answer questions on property taxes. We are also accepting applications for Portability. The outreach program is designed to [...]

March 9th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Coral Springs,Dania,Davie,Fort Lauderdale,Hallandale,Hollywood,Lauderdale Lakes,Lauderdale by the Sea,Lauderhill,Local news,Miramar,Money,North Lauderdale,Oakland Park,Parkland,Pembroke Park,Pembroke Pines,Plantation,Pompano Beach,Real Estate,Sunrise,Tamarac,Weston,cooper city,margate,wilton manors | Read More »

Attempted murder suspects sought in Oakland Park

Broward Sheriff’s Office aggravated felonies detectives are searching for the suspects who riddled a house with bullets earlier this week in Oakland Park. Shortly before 3 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, a vehicle pulled in front of a home in the 4700 block of NE 3 Terrace, and the shooters fired approximately 40 rounds into the [...]

March 5th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Crime,Fort Lauderdale,Local news,Oakland Park | Read More »

SWAT teams surrounds casino burglar in Oakland Park, suspect commits suicide

Dominic Zibuda

Updated4:45  p.m. Feb. 16 Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives said 27-year-old Dominic Zibuda killed himself inside the duplex after the Seminole Police Department, the U.S. Secret Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and BSO found him at the North Andrews Gardens house. Seminole Police detectives had recently released surveillance video of the Jan. 29 armed [...]

February 15th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Coconut Creek,Crime,Local news,Oakland Park,Seminole Casinos | Read More »

Twenty-Nine New Florida Master Gardeners to Serve Broward County

garden master uf

Twenty-nine Broward residents recently passed written and laboratory exams at the UF-IFAS/Broward County Extension Office in Davie as the culmination of their intensive 14-week, 112-hour lecture, laboratory and field Master Gardener training. They join the ranks of 183 active Florida Master Gardeners, bringing the total serving the County to 212.

February 8th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,College,Environmental,Local news,Schools | Read More »

Oakland Park to discuss land use, water in two separate meetings

Oakland Park to discuss land use and possible changes The City of Oakland Park presents a neighborhood compatibility and incompatible land use ordinances community meeting on Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 7 p.m. at Jaco Pastorius Park Community Center, 4000 North Dixie Highway, Oakland Park. The meeting is open to all residents, property and business owners, [...]

February 8th, 2010 | Posted in Broward County,Environmental,Everglades,Local news,Oakland Park,Real Estate,Water management | Read More »

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