Broward Outreach Centers in Hollywood treated people facing major life struggles and homelessness to a Thanksgiving dinner complete with turkey and mashed potatoes.

Thanksgiving on Good Friday

People facing major life struggles and homelessness enjoyed the Thanksgiving on Good Friday at the Broward Outreach Centers in Hollywood. They were treated to a Thanksgiving dinner complete with turkey and mashed potatoes. Children received Easter baskets and people were provided with haircuts, showers and clothing. Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine students provided foot […]

The Tournament of Dragons was an opportunity for people of all ages to show their martial arts skills.

Martial Arts tournament raises money to fight children’s syndrome

Lamont Morgan loves martial arts. He began the pursuit of karate later in life and recently won first place in sparring and first place in kata (a series of movements) at a martial arts tournament at Avant Garde Academy. It’s called the Tournament of Dragons and included people of from age 5 to adults. “I […]

Commission considers Emerald Hills taxing district

Should the City of Hollywood create a new taxing district for Emerald Hills to pay for more police protection? This is the question now before the Hollywood Commission. Some residents are in favor of creating the Emerald Hills Safety Enhancement District because they believe their neighborhood is particularly a good target for burglars. Others believe it would only be […]

Hollywood green lights high ticket items, vehicles

The Hollywood Commission agreed to some major expenditures during a recent meeting. Commissioners agreed to a resolution to execute an agreement between the City and the Florida Department of Transportation for right-of-way acquisition professional services for Johnson Street from east of 31st Avenue to North Eighth Avenue. The Complete Streets Project comes with an estimated cost of $319,453. The Commission approved a […]

FDOT adding highway express lanes, Hollywood learns

Interstate 95 expanded express lanes coming soon to Hollywood. The Florida Department of Transportation recently presented the City Commission with efforts to improve I-95 Express Lanes within the limits of Hollywood, phase two of a years-long project. The purpose of express lanes is to provide an alternative to congestion, and to serve drivers who are making long-distance trips. It […]

Hollywood Police say automated license plate readers are helping to cut down on car burglaries by 80 percent.

Hollywood Police find success with license plate readers

The Hollywood Police Department is reporting a lot of success with its automated license plate reader and CCTV camera program. Since the program went into effect in the parking area of North Beach in 2016, crime, especially car burglaries and thefts has gone down by about 90 percent in the first quarter of 2017. In […]

Union Institute & University celebrates move to Hollywood

Hollywood city leaders recently welcomed the Union Institute & University to Hollywood with a ribbon-cutting event. Union, which is based in Cincinnati and has campuses around the nation, moved from its North Miami location to the fourth floor of 4601 Sheridan St. in Hollywood. Union offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, but its focus is more […]

Leaders want BOLD Justice for youth, seniors and mentally ill

Sixteen hundred people got together at St. David Catholic Church to participate in the Nehemiah Action. The event was organized by Broward Organized Leaders Doing Justice or BOLD Justice. Important goals include reducing juvenile arrests, providing better living conditions for senior citizens and helping the mentally ill. Some young people may get arrested for non-serious […]