Top Chaminade-Madonna lineman will play college football

Offensive line players often don’t get as much recognition as running backs, quarterbacks or even top defensive players. But a good offensive line is important for team’s backfield players to score touchdowns and for a football team to win. Adam Jancosko, who played center and guard for the Chaminade-Madonna football team during the past two […]

McArthur High School holds Hollywood’s Next Top Chef event

McArthur High School recently held an event known as ‘Hollywood’s Next Top Chef,’ where Hollywood restaurants worked with special needs students to cook and learn about the restaurant business. A number of local education officials and community leaders including Mayor Josh Levy sampled and judged the food. The program was designed to educate McArthur’s special […]

Civita named Hollywood’s Firefighter of the Year for cancer alert

David Civita has been named Hollywood Firefighter of the Year and was recognized for his achievement during a recent commission meeting. Civita, a driver engineer for the Hollywood Fire Rescue and Beach Safety Department, spearheaded an effort to bring in LifeScan, a cancer test, to the department. His research found that firefighters were diagnosed with […]

Hollywood commits $6 million for Complete Streets Project

The Hollywood Commission passed a resolution to fund the Johnson Street Complete Streets Project and allowed the City Manager to execute a letter setting forth the City’s commitment to the plan. This involves funding for the right-of-way acquisition portion of the project with an estimated cost of $6 million over three years. The Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization […]

Hollywood Police Dept.’s innovative program proves effective at reducing domestic violence incidents

During a recent Commission meeting, members heard a presentation about the work the Hollywood Police Department has been doing in the past year. One successful program highlighted is its offender-based domestic violence program. The Hollywood Police Department’s Offender Focused Domestic Violence Initiative (OFDVI) program is the first of its kind in Florida and was adapted from the […]

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital: first pediatric hospital in the world awarded “Person-Centered” Designation

What does it mean to be a “Planetree Designated® Person-Centered Organization?” “Since opening our doors in 1992, we have been focused and committed to the care of our patients and families. Our philosophy of patient- and family-centered care means that families and healthcare professionals are true partners working together to serve the best interest of […]

Tip-A-Cop fundraiser for Special Olympics set for March 16 at Longhorn Steakhouse on Sheridan St.

Each year, law enforcement officers nationwide volunteer their off-duty time as “celebrity waiters” in participating restaurants and receive tips to raise funds for Special Olympics. On Thursday, March 16, the Hollywood Police Department will host its annual Tip-A-Cop fundraiser at Longhorn Steakhouse located at 4899 Sheridan Street. The annual fundraising event is organized by the Law […]

Development plans for Sunset Golf Course have Hollywood neighbors teed off; next meeting set for March 13

On Monday, March 13th at 1:30 p.m. the new owner of Sunset Golf Course will meet with City staff at City Hall on the second floor to discuss his intentions to develop Sunset Golf Course. It is a public meeting. The fate of the Sunset Golf Course has long been debated in the City of […]

Hollywood’s talking trash: commission passes ordinance to conceal dumpsters with enclosures and landscaping

The Hollywood Commission passed an ordinance to require that dumpsters be enclosed at a recent meeting. Hollywood city staff staff recognizes that enclosures can be expensive – ranging from $3,000 and $20,000. But they believe the ordinance will create a cleaner appearance for Hollywood and improve the quality of life for residents and business owners. […]

Hollywood Police Chief responds to findings of gross mismanagement of Property and Evidence Unit

Broward Inspector General John W. Scott announced Tuesday, February 28 that the Broward Office of the Inspector General (OIG) had issued a final report finding that Hollywood Police Department (HPD) officials grossly mismanaged the operation of the Property and Evidence Unit (PEU). According to the report, HPD officials failed to institute protocols consistent with industry […]