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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:1468 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:592 Municipal News

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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:453 School 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:433 Arts & Entertainment

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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:363 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:339 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:583 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:466 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:395 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:693 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:739 School News

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Broward County to begin regulating transportation network companies

People who want drive cars for transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft will have to go through a Broward County certification process to be able to transport passengers...

11-02-2015 Hits:345 Business

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Broward Commission agrees to raise the price of a tow

Broward Commission agrees to raise the price of a tow

  The Broward Commission unanimously agreed in a recent meeting to allow towing companies to raise their rates, including automatic increases for all towing fees every year, based on the rate of...

10-02-2015 Hits:301 Business

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Driftwood Middle School teacher is recognized at the White House

Driftwood Middle School teacher is recognized at the White House

Linda Gancitano, a physical education teacher at Driftwood Middle School in the Academy of Health and Wellness magnet program in Hollywood was honored this month for her development of the...

10-02-2015 Hits:350 School News

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Broward Arts Journalism Alliance Program presents an innovative seminar for arts…

Broward Cultural Division announces the third workshop in its innovative Broward Arts Journalism Alliance Program. Building Skills/Writing Workshops will continue the momentum that began in October and continued last month.  On Saturday, February 21, at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. in...

10-02-2015 Hits:707 Arts & Entertainment

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Youth Leadership Broward is accepting applications now through April 2

Youth Leadership Broward is accepting applications now through April 2

Leadership Broward Foundation (LBF) is accepting applications for the 2015 Youth Leadership Broward Class. Deadline for submitting an application is April 2. Applicants must be Broward County high school sophomores or...

09-02-2015 Hits:643 School News

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U.S. Navy Band to perform at ArtsPark on March 1

U.S. Navy Band to perform at ArtsPark on March 1

America's Navy is coming home to Hollywood, Florida, one of 32 cities in six states to host a performance by the United States Navy Band during its 2015 spring tour...

09-02-2015 Hits:930 Arts & Entertainment

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Hollywood Commission to hold quarterly 'community meetings'

Hollywood residents will soon have an opportunity to meet with members of the commission in a more informal manner. During a recent meeting, the commission agreed to have four meetings; once...

09-02-2015 Hits:608 Municipal News

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National 2-1-1 Day is Feb. 11 (2/11); participating local businesses and restaurants to offer special 2-1-1 Deals

National 2-1-1 Day is Feb. 11 (2/11); participating local businesses and restaur…

February 11 (2-11) is the official National 2-1-1 Day in recognition of the free, confidential, easy to remember phone number that connects Broward County residents to essential community information and...

07-02-2015 Hits:672 Non-profit News

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Win an original work of art at the eighth annual Abracadabra Fundraiser on Friday, March 13

Win an original work of art at the eighth annual Abracadabra Fundraiser on Frida…

Go home with a piece of contemporary art that might be worth thousands of dollars on Friday, March 13 at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood’s Eighth Annual Abracadabra Exhibition and Fundraiser. Now...

07-02-2015 Hits:815 Arts & Entertainment

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Lane closures and construction expected to cause delays this month in Hollywood

Construction work is taking place on roads in Hollywood that will result in ramp closures from 11 p.m. - 5 a.m.  The entrance ramp from Hollywood Boulevard to northbound I-95 will...

07-02-2015 Hits:1002 Municipal News

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HBBA president recommends moving forward on Scott Street Hotel project

Members of the Hollywood Beach Business Association saw a presentation Jan. 29th on the proposed Scott Street Hotel project on Hollywood Beach. The plans include an 83 suite, boutique hotel...

02-02-2015 Hits:266 Hollywood Beach

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Hollywood Park Elementary School develops gardens

Hollywood Park Elementary School develops gardens

Students at Hollywood Park Elementary School are learning about plants and gardening by actually working on a garden project. Three gardens have been planted and about 75 students are working maintaining...

28-01-2015 Hits:1210 School News

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Hollywood police warn of prepaid card scam

Hollywood police warn of prepaid card scam

The Hollywood Police Department wants all residents to be aware of the latest internet/phone scam that is become common in South Florida. It involves the purchase of prepaid cards to...

28-01-2015 Hits:2630 Municipal News

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City of Hollywood gives raise to CRA Executive Director and City Attorney

City of Hollywood attorney Jeff Sheffel will be getting a pay increase. His salary will increase from $173,160 to $188,000. And Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Executive Director Jorge Camejo...

26-01-2015 Hits:832 Municipal News

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Elizabeth Sanjuan named Hollywood Business Woman of the Year‏

Elizabeth Sanjuan named Hollywood Business Woman of the Year‏

Elizabeth Sanjuan has been named Hollywood Business Woman of the Year by the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. She was honored at a recent Chamber luncheon. Sanjuan opened Gallery 2014 in...

23-01-2015 Hits:813 Business

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What you can do to help prevent crime in Hollywood

What you can do to help prevent crime in Hollywood

Upcoming Events for Residents to Learn About Crime Prevention and Public Safety   CRIME PREVENTION AND AWARENESS FORUM The Hollywood Police Department is hosting a Crime Awareness and Prevention Forum, Thursday, January 22...

20-01-2015 Hits:486 Municipal News

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