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Proposed County ordinance would prohibit solicitation at intersections

The Broward County Commission has asked the County Attorney to draft an anti-solicitation ordinance that would cover major intersections with high volumes of traffic. The goal is to reduce car...

17-04-2015 Hits:44 Municipal News

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April 15 Hollywood Commission meeting update

During yesterday's meeting, the Hollywood Commission agreed to some major purchases. The Commission approved a resolution authorizing the purchase of a 2015 Pierce 105’ Velocity Aerial Ladder Apparatus truck in the estimated...

17-04-2015 Hits:169 Municipal News

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Broward Commissioners Consider Yellow Dot Motorist Medical Information Program‏

Broward County Commissioners are considering the implementation of the Yellow Dot Motorist Medical Information Program (Yellow Dot Program).  A public hearing has been set for April 28, 2015 at 2PM...

16-04-2015 Hits:131 Health

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Broward Commission approves tougher inspections for vehicle for hire operators

Broward Commission approves tougher inspections for vehicle for hire operators

  The Broward County Commission recently approved more stringent mechanical inspections of transportation network companies (TNC) such as Uber and Lyft, and all other for-hire vehicles. Now, drivers for these companies...

12-04-2015 Hits:417 Business

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Hollywood Academy of Arts & Science students 9th annual exhbit open through April at ArtsPark

Hollywood Academy of Arts & Science students 9th annual exhbit open through …

Middle school students from Hollywood Academy of Arts & Science (HAAS) are currently displaying their talents at the 9th Annual HAAS Middle School Art Exhibition. The exhibition, “Young Artists: Power...

08-04-2015 Hits:751 Arts & Entertainment

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Local retired teacher with cerebral palsy mentors students at McArthur High School

Local retired teacher with cerebral palsy mentors students at McArthur High Scho…

Richard Downer loves to work with teenagers. And as a mentor at McArthur High School, he gets plenty of opportunities to advise young people who need a person to talk with...

07-04-2015 Hits:495 People

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Sun., Mar. 29 will be cloudy with a chance of marshmallows

Sun., Mar. 29 will be cloudy with a chance of marshmallows

WHAT: Hollywood's annual Spring Marshmallow Drop  WHEN: SUNDAY, MARCH 29 Please note: due to the forecast for inclement weather on Saturday, this event has been rescheduled to SUNDAY, MARCH 29th. from 2 –...

25-03-2015 Hits:637 Arts & Entertainment

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Hollywood law firm to host free board certification course Tues. April 21

Hollywood law firm to host free board certification course Tues. April 21

Condominium and Homeowner Association board members, as well as property managers, are invited to attend a free, board certification course Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The educational...

20-03-2015 Hits:890 Business

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Downtown Hollywood gets 'yarn-bombed' by Odd Ducks working to craft a community

Downtown Hollywood gets 'yarn-bombed' by Odd Ducks working to craft a community

If you've walked the streets of downtown Hollywood lately, you may have noticed some unauthorized public art pieces in the form of bicycles covered in yarn. These yarn-bombed bikes were...

20-03-2015 Hits:690 Downtown Hollywood

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McArthur High School Principal Todd LaPace earns recognition

McArthur High School Principal Todd LaPace earns recognition

McArthur High School Principal Todd LaPace received a greatly coveted award. He was named Florida Association of Student Councils Principal of the Year for 2014 – 2015. What makes this...

19-03-2015 Hits:558 School News

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Enter to win a giant chocolate easter egg at Doris Italian Market through March 27

Enter to win a giant chocolate easter egg at Doris Italian Market through March …

Doris Italian Market & Bakery locations in Coral Springs, Sunrise, Boca Raton, Hollywood and Pembroke Pines are celebrating Easter with a decadent giveaway. From now through Friday, March 27, customers can...

17-03-2015 Hits:712 Business

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Broward Passes Resolution Opposing Concealed Weapons on College Campuses

Broward Passes Resolution Opposing Concealed Weapons on College Campuses

  Broward County Commissioners are urging Florida state legislators to reject all bills that would allow guns and other weapons on college campuses.  The resolution adopted today opposes Florida Senate Bill...

17-03-2015 Hits:645 School News

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City seeks input on Commingled Waste Collection

City seeks input on Commingled Waste Collection

  The City of Hollywood Department of Public Works Environmental and Solid Waste Services wants public input on whether or not your commingled collection needs are being met. There is a...

14-03-2015 Hits:1074 Municipal News

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Hollywood Jaycees crown 2016 Miss Hollywood USA and Miss Hollywood Teen USA

Hollywood Jaycees crown 2016 Miss Hollywood USA and Miss Hollywood Teen USA

The stage at the Hollywood Jaycee Hall was uptown and funky this past Sunday as the Hollywood Jaycees hosted the Miss Hollywood USA and Miss Hollywood Teen USA Pageant. This event...

13-03-2015 Hits:601 People

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March 11 Party with a Purpose raises nearly $2K for local non-profits

March 11 Party with a Purpose raises nearly $2K for local non-profits

Party with a Purpose, a monthly networking and fundraising event, was held last night to benefit two Hollywood-based non-profits. Nearly 50 community leaders and movers and shakers gathered at The Greek...

12-03-2015 Hits:557 Non-profit News

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Broward teachers soon to receive salary increases

Broward teachers soon to receive salary increases

  Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) and the Broward Teachers Union (BTU) reached a tentative agreement regarding teacher salary increases after four months of bargaining. The tentative agreement, which must be ratified...

06-03-2015 Hits:840 School News

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Broward PBA president borrows dirty tactics from defunct law firm playbook to target Hollywood Police Chief

Broward PBA president borrows dirty tactics from defunct law firm playbook to ta…

Hollywood Police Chief Frank Fernandez   You've probably never heard of Lackie, Dammier & MCGill, a now-defunct Orange County California law firm. If you have, it’s probably from a scandal over police...

26-02-2015 Hits:2350 Hollywood Police Department

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Hollywood Commission approves new city positions

Hollywood will soon have a new assistant city manager and two new officers. During a recent meeting, the Commission approved a request from City Manager Dr. Wazir Ishmael to create a...

20-02-2015 Hits:882 Municipal News

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Miss Hollywood USA and Miss Hollywood Teen USA Pageants set for March 8 at the Hollywood Jaycee Hall

Miss Hollywood USA and Miss Hollywood Teen USA Pageants set for March 8 at the H…

The stage at the Hollywood Jaycee Hall will be uptown and funky as they set for the Miss Hollywood USA and Miss Hollywood Teen USA Pageant. This event is an official...

19-02-2015 Hits:863 Arts & Entertainment

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Florida Education Commissioner wants reduction in the number of tests

Florida Education Commissioner wants reduction in the number of tests

  Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart released a report yesterday recommending a reduction in the number of tests Florida students in public schools are required to take after an investigation requested...

19-02-2015 Hits:1098 School News

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Local shelters partner to 'Beat the Heat' spaying or neutering 383 felines early February

Local shelters partner to 'Beat the Heat' spaying or neutering 383 felines early…

In early February the Humane Society of Broward County and Broward County Animal Care and Adoptions partnered to host their fourth annual “Beat the Heat Spay/Neuter Week” for felines.  Once again...

19-02-2015 Hits:969 Non-profit News

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Homeless shelters urge individuals to donate winter wear for tonight's cold snap

Homeless shelters urge individuals to donate winter wear for tonight's cold snap

To donate, call (800) 817-HOPE or (305) 571-2245. Beginning today, South Florida will experience temperatures dipping into the middle to low 30s with winds in excess of 10 miles per hour. Miami Rescue Mission/Broward...

19-02-2015 Hits:729 Non-profit News

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Hollywood resident launches lifestyle brand catering to those in recovery from addiction

Hollywood resident launches lifestyle brand catering to those in recovery from a…

Pink Clouds & Hula Hoops featuring spiritually stylish shirts & sobriety gifts At face value, Pink Clouds & Hula Hoops could easily be mistaken as the name of a little girls' clothing...

19-02-2015 Hits:1206 Business

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Hollywood residents perform in Holocaust Survivor Band 

Hollywood residents perform in Holocaust Survivor Band 

Most of the people who survived the Holocaust have passed.  A small group of passionate musicians are working hard make sure it is never forgotten by sharing their talents. They have formed the Holocaust...

18-02-2015 Hits:1044 People

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FLORIDA JOB DEMAND AND CONSUMER SENTIMENT CONTINUE TO RISE

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced last week that the number of online job openings in Florida were up in January 2015 with a total of 279,244 openings...

14-02-2015 Hits:913 Business

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Teen socials planned for Broward students with developmental disabilities

The Broward County Parks and Recreation Division's Special Populations Section announces its schedule of Teen Socials for 2015. These free events are for middle and high school students, ages 13 to 21...

14-02-2015 Hits:1086 School News

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New flag football league 'touches down' in West Hollywood March 15

New flag football league 'touches down' in West Hollywood March 15

A new flag football league is coming to Hollywood. National Flag Football is beginning an eight week flag football league at Brian Piccolo Park on Sunday afternoons beginning on March...

12-02-2015 Hits:1404 School News

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