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Hollywood talks of dissolving Beach CRA

The City of Hollywood is facing a large budget gap and is looking for ways to close this gap. One option that is being researched is dissolving the Community Redevelopment Agency...

24-07-2015 Hits:432 Hollywood Beach

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Hollywood artist Alissa Alfonso encourages you to recycle love

Hollywood artist Alissa Alfonso encourages you to recycle love

Local Hollywood artist Alissa Alfonso just completed her second photo shoot at the Humane Society of Broward County with photo assistant Manon Wiese. The installation titled “Sea of Love” transformed the...

14-07-2015 Hits:484 Arts & Entertainment

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Tomas Sanchez named new Hollywood Police Chief

Tomas Sanchez named new Hollywood Police Chief

Tomas Sanchez was appointed to the position of Hollywood Police Chief by Dr. Wazir Ishmael. Sanchez had been serving as interim police chief. Chief Sanchez joined the Hollywood Police Department in...

14-07-2015 Hits:539 Hollywood Police Department

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South Florida Wildlife Center reporting an influx of orphaned baby opossum

South Florida Wildlife Center reporting an influx of orphaned baby opossum

The South Florida Wildlife Center is reporting an influx of orphaned baby opossums. “We have had an influx of baby opossums, about 200 in the last ten days. Usually we get about...

11-07-2015 Hits:574 Non-profit News

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Commission lobbied to consider new red light camera deal; July 8 commission meeting highlights

Commission lobbied to consider new red light camera deal; July 8 commission meet…

Hollywood's red light camera program under scrutiny; commissioners lobbied to consider new deal  During last week's commission meeting, the Hollywood Commission agreed to a resolution to terminate the agreement with American...

11-07-2015 Hits:582 Municipal News

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Uber to suspend operations in Broward

Uber to suspend operations in Broward

  Uber, a popular Transportation Network Company (TNC) announced yesterday that it will suspend operations as of July 31 in Broward County. This follows the recent approval of an ordinance by the...

08-07-2015 Hits:369 Business

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Stephen Rowe named Hollywood Chamber’s 2015 Small Business Person of the Year

Stephen Rowe named Hollywood Chamber’s 2015 Small Business Person of the Year

Long before Stephen Rowe II became the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Small Business Person of the Year, he learned about leadership and dedication to service during his decade...

30-06-2015 Hits:546 People

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Free fishing trips offered to local military veterans

Free fishing trips offered to local military veterans

Erich Speckin’s personal ties to military veterans inspired the Hollywood resident to found CSI Warrior Fishing South Florida, a 501(c)(3) organization based at the north end of the Hollywood Beach...

30-06-2015 Hits:708 Non-profit News

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Summer BreakSpot Helps Florida Kids Eat Healthy All Summer Long

Summer BreakSpot Helps Florida Kids Eat Healthy All Summer Long

3,400 Sites Offer Free Food to Children in Communities Across Florida By talk, text, app or web, Florida’s families have more ways than ever to find free healthy meals for their...

26-06-2015 Hits:390 Health

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Hollywood HomeGoods participating in "Help Families Fight Cancer" campaign‏

Hollywood HomeGoods participating in "Help Families Fight Cancer" camp…

From now until June 28, Hollywood-area HomeGoods shoppers will have the opportunity to support cancer care and research while shopping at the off-price home fashions retailer. More than 335 HomeGoods stores...

16-06-2015 Hits:528 Business

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Unveiling event for 'Inside Out' Downtown Hollywood mural project set for Sat., June 20

Unveiling event for 'Inside Out' Downtown Hollywood mural project set for Sat., …

Photo portraits of creative individuals making a difference in Hollywood were transformed into a large-scale mural on Saturday, June 13 with the installation of Inside Out Downtown Hollywood, part of...

16-06-2015 Hits:928 Arts & Entertainment

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Hollywood Gazette congratulates top graduating students from Hollywood schools

Hollywood Gazette congratulates top graduating students from Hollywood schools

Hollywood Hills High School Tran Nguyen  Tran Hoang D. Nguyen has enjoyed many successes at Hollywood Hills High School. She was the salutatorian of the class and received the Presidential Academic Award...

11-06-2015 Hits:592 School News

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Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory names new Athletic Director

Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory names new Athletic Director

Chaminade-Madonna (C-M) College Preparatory is excited to announce the appointment of Coach Andre Torres to the position of Athletic Director.  Coach Torres is not new to the C-M family as...

02-06-2015 Hits:602 School News

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Emmy Award-winning artist Wayne White to Create Supersized Puppet at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood

Emmy Award-winning artist Wayne White to Create Supersized Puppet at the Art and…

Wayne White: “Art is Supposed to Hypnotize You or Something” opens June 13 through August 23 The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is helping celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Broward...

21-05-2015 Hits:682 Arts & Entertainment

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A message from Broward Commissioner Beam Furr regarding Transportation Network Regulations

A message from Broward Commissioner Beam Furr regarding Transportation Network R…

    Greetings Hollywood, Uber has been a hot topic in recent weeks. There has been no shortage of editorials, articles and even direct mail pieces discussing the County’s actions with regards to...

21-05-2015 Hits:1241 Business

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Tomas Sanchez is the Interim Police Chief for the Hollywood Police Department

Assistant Chief of Police Tomas Sanchez has been named to the position of Interim Police Chief effective at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2015. The announcement was made by...

21-05-2015 Hits:2420 Hollywood Police Department

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Hollywood resident Josephine Viola turns 100

Hollywood resident Josephine Viola turns 100

Dancing has been a passion for Josephine Viola since she was 13. She only recently gave up dancing, at age 95 and will turn 100 on July 9.   Born in Newark...

15-05-2015 Hits:548 People

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South Florida Wildlife Center rescues unruly 'students' from Sunshine Elementary Charter School

South Florida Wildlife Center rescues unruly 'students' from Sunshine Elementary…

Monday morning at Sunshine Elementary Charter School students arrived to discover two new faces who didn't quite fit in with the other 400 students. Two very young raccoons, only weeks old, were frantically...

15-05-2015 Hits:714 School News

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Burlington announces new store to open this fall in Hollywood

Burlington, a leading national off-price retailer, has announced today that it will open a new 60,000 square foot store in fall 2015. The new Burlington will be located at Hollywood...

14-05-2015 Hits:1016 Business

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South Florida Italian Culture & Heritage Festival set for Oct. 11, 2015 at ArtsPark

South Florida Italian Culture & Heritage Festival set for Oct. 11, 2015 at A…

The first South Florida Italian Culture & Heritage Festival will premiere on Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 12pm till 8pm at ArtsPark at Young Circle in downtown Hollywood. The Festival...

12-05-2015 Hits:956 Arts & Entertainment

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Humana opens up $350,000 grant to Broward non-profits who foster health and well…

The Humana Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), has selected Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Knoxville, Tenn., and New Orleans as the 2015 communities for the company’s Humana Communities Benefit program. Nonprofit 501(c)(3)...

08-05-2015 Hits:1163 Non-profit News

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Free art event set for May 30th Downtown Hollywood

On May 30th from 7 - 10 p.m. Runas/Hemingway’s Lounge (219 N. 21st Ave—Dixie Highway and Polk) will  showcase art exhibits from local artists and feature live performances. Artists and performers include: Daniel...

07-05-2015 Hits:639 Arts & Entertainment

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Hollywood Hills High School Military Academy JROTC Drill Team Ranks Among the Best in the Nation and State

Hollywood Hills High School Military Academy JROTC Drill Team Ranks Among the Be…

  The Hollywood Hills High School Military Academy JROTC Drill Team made Broward County history by competing in two major competitions on the same day, ranking among the best in the...

06-05-2015 Hits:889 School News

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Hollywood gets a new fire truck

Hollywood gets a new fire truck

The Hollywood Firefighters at Fire Station Five welcomed a new fire engine today by performing a Fire Service ritual known as “Wetting Down” a new apparatus. The ritual consists of the out-going...

04-05-2015 Hits:785 Municipal News

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City of Hollywood implements new technology to fight crime

City of Hollywood implements new technology to fight crime

The City of Hollywood is embarking on a major program to update its technology in the fight against crime. The Hollywood Police Department is in the initial phases of a $1.5...

04-05-2015 Hits:1201 Municipal News

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Police Chief Frank Fernandez leaves to work for Hollywood's former city manager in Coral Gables

Police Chief Frank Fernandez leaves to work for Hollywood's former city manager …

Hollywood Police Chief Frank Fernandez is leaving the Hollywood Police Department on May 15. Fernandez will to go to Coral Gables where he will become the director of public safety and...

30-04-2015 Hits:1055 Hollywood Police Department

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McArthur basketball player Derric Jean earns scholarship to Louisiana Tech University

McArthur basketball player Derric Jean earns scholarship to Louisiana Tech Unive…

Derric Jean, a guard on the McArthur High School Basketball team was named to the Florida Basketball Coaches Association and Source Hopes Class 8A all-state first team basketball team. He...

26-04-2015 Hits:811 School News

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