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State Road 7 to undergo major improvements

State Road 7 to undergo major improvements

Major road and infrastructure work is about to begin in Hollywood. Sections of State Road Seven/441 will be under construction until 2018 but when the work is complete, the area...

17-12-2014 Hits:46 Municipal News

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Dr. Ishmael begins his role as Hollywood City Manager

Dr. Ishmael begins his role as Hollywood City Manager

Dr. Wazir Ishmael is excited about his new position as Hollywood City Manager. He believes in the City and what it has to offer residents and businesses.  He had served...

16-12-2014 Hits:178 Municipal News

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Hollywood Police establish Neighborhood Intelligence

Hollywood Police establish Neighborhood Intelligence

The Hollywood Police Department has established a new “Neighborhood Intelligence” initiative. This is in place at the Beach, East and West districts.               Police Department...

15-12-2014 Hits:101 Municipal News

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Something for everyone at Christmas Near the Beach.

Something for everyone at Christmas Near the Beach.

People came together at the Arts Park at Young Circle to enjoy Christmas Near the Beach. During the evening, there were musical and drama performances for people to enjoy. All had...

15-12-2014 Hits:54 Arts & Entertainment

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Regional Activity Center encourages redevelopment

Regional Activity Center encourages redevelopment

Hollywood wants to redevelop its downtown section. And to encourage this redevelopment, the City is focusing on an area known as the Regional Activity Center (RAC) Land Use. RACs are intended...

12-12-2014 Hits:88 Civic Associations

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War veterans honored by McArthur and South Broward High students

War veterans honored by McArthur and South Broward High students

Gariel Lalanne is on a mission. She wants to bring school spirit to South Broward High School. As president of the South Broward Student Government Association (SGA), she works hard to...

12-12-2014 Hits:130 School News

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Boys basketball program is strong at Chaminade-Madonna

Boys basketball program is strong at Chaminade-Madonna

The Chaminade-Madonna High School boys’ basketball team is doing very well early in the season. Head Coach Andre Torres said the team is playing a well-balanced game and should have a...

10-12-2014 Hits:147 School News

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Broward County receives $25,000 grant to spay and neuter cats

Broward County receives $25,000 grant to spay and neuter cats

There may be fewer stray cats in Hollywood and surrounding communities. The Broward County Commission approved a grant that will help in the neutering and spaying of free roaming cats. The Animal...

10-12-2014 Hits:189 Municipal News

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Broward County may adopt Yellow Dot Program

Broward County may adopt Yellow Dot Program

Drivers who have medical conditions may soon have another way to inform emergency responders of their condition. The Broward County Commission is considering implementing the Yellow Dot Critical Motorist Medical Information...

10-12-2014 Hits:306 Municipal News

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Party With a Purpose rocks Whiskey Tango

Party With a Purpose rocks Whiskey Tango

Party with a Purpose rocked the house on December 9 at Whiskey Tango Bar & Grill in Hollywood. The monthly networking event offered a raffle, live DJ entertainment from Scott...

10-12-2014 Hits:173 Non-profit News

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Jubilee Center invites you to their holiday party

Jubilee Center invites you to their holiday party

Come join the Jubilee Nation in celebration of the holidays with a party to benefit kids and families in need on Tuesday, Dec. 23rd from 1:30 to 4pm. Bring toys...

09-12-2014 Hits:182 Non-profit News

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Infrastructure improvements to be made in Hollywood

Infrastructure improvements to be made in Hollywood

The City of Hollywood will see some major improvements to its infrastructure. During a recent meeting, the Hollywood Commission approved resolutions on some large contracts. One of these contracts is...

09-12-2014 Hits:224 Municipal News

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Dr. Wazir Ishmael appointed new Hollywood City Manager

Dr. Wazir Ishmael appointed new Hollywood City Manager

The City of Hollywood has a new city manager. During a recent meeting, the Hollywood Commission voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Wazir Ishmael as the new City Manager. He had...

09-12-2014 Hits:339 Municipal News

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Christmas Near The Beach 2014

Christmas Near The Beach 2014

The 8th annual Christmas Near The Beach, a South Florida style celebration returns to the Arts Park at Young Circle in Hollywood.  South Florida’s largest FREE Christmas party is held...

05-12-2014 Hits:447 Arts & Entertainment

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Hollywood Student Awarded Gilinski Hillel Scholarship

Hollywood Student Awarded Gilinski Hillel Scholarship

NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 4, 2014) – A dedication to excellence in academics, the arts or athletics, paired with a passion for community service and demonstration of leadership, has...

05-12-2014 Hits:205 People

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Students at Hollywood Hills High make a difference

Students at Hollywood Hills High make a difference

Rachel Texidor loves the opportunity to help others, and as co-president of the Hollywood Hills High School National Honor Society (NHS) she has plenty of opportunities to do so. “We tutor...

03-12-2014 Hits:334 School News

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South Broward's LEEO Program means business

South Broward's LEEO Program means business

Sarah Kramer is learning how the real business world works. As a senior, she is a student in the South Broward High School Linked Educational and Employment Opportunities (LEEO) program and...

03-12-2014 Hits:544 School News

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Downtown & Broadwalk Ambassadors assist Hollywood tourists & residents

Downtown & Broadwalk Ambassadors assist Hollywood tourists & residents

The Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is contracting with Block By Block to provide ambassadors who will walk around the City or ride on T3s and answer questions people may...

03-12-2014 Hits:321 Downtown Hollywood

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History of Chivalry offers a chance for medieval style fun

History of Chivalry offers a chance for medieval style fun

People who want to experience old fashioned combat might want to consider the History of Chivalry. The group meets every fourth Sunday at T.Y. Park in Hollywood for an afternoon...

25-11-2014 Hits:354 Arts & Entertainment

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Find your place, and pace, with the Hollywood Run Club

Find your place, and pace, with the Hollywood Run Club

People who enjoy running might want to consider joining the Hollywood Run Club. It is a group of people who love to run and enjoy the camaraderie of a club devoted...

24-11-2014 Hits:776 Health

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Hollywood prepares for 59th annual Candy Cane Parade

Hollywood prepares for 59th annual Candy Cane Parade

Hollywood residents can enjoy the 59th   Annual Candy Cane Parade on the evening of December 6. The fun will start at 7:00 p.m. on Scott Street. The Candy Cane Parade will...

24-11-2014 Hits:1147 Hollywood Beach

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Camelot Days 2014 a hit at T.Y. Park

Camelot Days 2014 a hit at T.Y. Park

Knights, pirates, kings and queens and fairies were just some of the people who came to T.Y. Park in Hollywood to be a part of the Camelot Days Medieval Festival...

24-11-2014 Hits:455 Arts & Entertainment

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Temple Solel's annual Hanukkah celebration set for Dec. 19th

Temple Solel's annual Hanukkah celebration set for Dec. 19th

Annual Hanukkah Celebration tickets include chance to win free membership at Temple Solel  ‘Community’ is the theme at the Temple Solel’s Hanukkah celebration this year. All ticket purchases for the December...

19-11-2014 Hits:519 Non-profit News

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Hollywood Central Elementary celebrates opening of state-of-the-art 32-station keyboard music lab

Hollywood Central Elementary celebrates opening of state-of-the-art 32-station k…

The Hollywood Central Elementary - PTA Board of Directors recently hosted the opening of their 32-station keyboard music lab on November 13. Through a general population vote held earlier this school...

19-11-2014 Hits:1140 School News

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Hollywood's annual gently-used toy drive underway for children in need

Hollywood's annual gently-used toy drive underway for children in need

  During Christmas, some families struggle to provide a full holiday experience for their children. Community activist Marty Jacobsen is running a toy drive and asking that people donate gently used toys...

18-11-2014 Hits:552 Non-profit News

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Hollywood Commission appoints Dr. Wazir Ishmael as Interim City Manager

Hollywood Commission appoints Dr. Wazir Ishmael as Interim City Manager

  The Hollywood City Commission agreed to name Dr. Wazir Ishmael as interim City Manager during a meeting. Ishmael will begin serving in the position at 3:00 p.m. December 1. This...

18-11-2014 Hits:1003 Municipal News

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Broward Commission is concerned about ride share companies

Broward Commission is concerned about ride share companies

    Hollywood residents who want to use ride share companies may have to wait awhile. The Broward County Commission has asked that a cease and desist letter be sent to vehicle for...

18-11-2014 Hits:544 Business

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Broward voters approve $800 million bond; Hollywood schools to receive significant improvements

Broward voters approve $800 million bond; Hollywood schools to receive significa…

Students at Broward County Schools will see improved facilities, more technology and more resources for arts and athletics. The Broward County voters approved an $800 million General Obligation Bond during the...

14-11-2014 Hits:1003 School News

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Member of the Chaminade-Madonna family wins big, and gives back

Member of the Chaminade-Madonna family wins big, and gives back

The C-M school community recently celebrated a member of their family winning big, and giving back. At the school’s 2014 “Lions on Safari” Annual Gala, which raised close to $40,000...

14-11-2014 Hits:598 School News

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Hollywood Hills Marching Band performs well during Marching Band Assessment

Hollywood Hills Marching Band performs well during Marching Band Assessment

Jordan Akomer, loves being the band captain of the Hollywood Hills High School Marching Band. He has made many friends in band and achieved success as a musician. He plays...

14-11-2014 Hits:804 School News

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Local leaders concerned for the future of Hollywood with departure of City Manager

Local leaders concerned for the future of Hollywood with departure of City Manag…

  Hollywood City Manager Cathy Swanson-Rivenbark has officially accepted the position of City Manager for Coral Gables. She was well respected for her work but had received some criticism for her handling...

14-11-2014 Hits:1142 Municipal News

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Hollywood Beach needs turtle lighting volunteer auditors‏

Hollywood Beach needs turtle lighting volunteer auditors‏

The Hollywood CRA is looking for volunteers to join in the monthly marine-turtle lighting audits. Volunteers would simply walk on the beach and look for lights.  If they see bright lights, the code officer...

14-11-2014 Hits:657 Hollywood Beach

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Hollywood honors veterans at annual barbecue

Hollywood honors veterans at annual barbecue

William Triacrico served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He participated in battles in the Philippines and was part of the occupation of Japan. He received a purple...

12-11-2014 Hits:614 Feature Stories

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Hollywood pensions take more of city budget

Pensions continue to take a larger portion of the City of Hollywood’s budget. The City’s pension contributions as a percentage of the General Fund have increased from 7.3 percent in 2003...

07-11-2014 Hits:681 Municipal News

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City of Hollywood's Veterans BBQ has been rescheduled to Veterans Day, Tues., Nov. 11

City of Hollywood's Veterans BBQ has been rescheduled to Veterans Day, Tues., No…

PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE for Barbecue for Hollywood Veterans and Military Personnel The City of Hollywood Veterans Barbecue has been rescheduled to Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11, due to the inclement...

07-11-2014 Hits:755 Municipal News

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Nominations are being sought for Jewish teen leaders

Nominations are being sought for Jewish teen leaders

  The Helen Diller Family Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards, a program that recognizes up to 15 Jewish teens annually with $36,000 each for exceptional...

07-11-2014 Hits:755 Non-profit News

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