Author: Hollywood Gazette

East Hollywood to be sprayed for mosquitoes evenings from Sept. 20-22

The Broward County Mosquito Control Section is spraying some areas of the county to reduce the mosquito larvae population. Crews will conduct ground spraying operations by truck in east Hollywood from 10 p.m. through 6 a.m. between Wednesday, September 20 and Friday, September 22, 2017. The area of spraying is from Hollywood Boulevard to Hallandale Beach Boulevard and from Hollywood Beach to Dixie Highway and I-95. Click here for the spray area map: https://broward.org/Streets/Mosquito/Documents/Zika_Virus/TruckLarvicidingMap092017.pdf The spraying of larvicide using trucks is a proactive measure. There are still no active transmissions of the Zika virus in Broward County. The areas...

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Portable spay/neuter unit moves to Hollywood; now booking appointments

A portable spay/neuter unit acquired by Broward County Animal Care and Adoptions (BCAC) has been folded up and moved to the next targeted location, John Williams Park located at 6101 Sheridan St. in Hollywood. The Humane Society of Broward County is the service provider for the 400 square foot unit and appointments for free and low cost pet spay/neuters are now being accepted.  The goal is to sterilize a minimum of 400 pets per month at this location. The custom portable unit will temporarily be in place at John Williams Park through a partnership with the City of Hollywood...

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Memorial Healthcare program one of five in U.S. honored with NOVA Award

A Memorial Healthcare System program that aids some of the most vulnerable individuals in South Florida, children aging out of the foster care system, has won the American Hospital Association’s 2017 NOVA Award. The honor, earned by five or fewer entities nationwide each year, recognizes “effective, collaborative programs focused on improving community health status.” The Memorial program, Healthy Youth Transitions, was the only winner from Florida. Utilizing funding from the Children’s Services Council of Broward County, the program helps kids and young adults transition from foster care to adulthood by providing support before and after a person turns 18....

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Broward Schools reopen Monday, Sept. 18

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) schools and offices will reopen on Monday, September 18, 2017, following Hurricane Irma.  All District schools and offices will follow their normal operating schedules.  District staff have surveyed campuses to ensure they are safe for students and employees to return. As of Saturday afternoon, September 16th, only three District schools have no or limited power. Those schools areAttucks Middle School, Pompano Beach Middle School and Piper High School. Florida Power & Light continues to work to restore power at these schools. The District will keep families at these schools updated regarding contingency plans if power...

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United Way and community partners collect donated goods and funds; seek volunteers

As part of the initiative to provide aid to those affected by Irma, United Way of Broward County and its community partners are collecting donated goods and funds, and are seeking volunteers. In collaboration with the Salvation Army, Community Foundation, Jewish Federation, and HandsOn Broward, United Way is working with each community partner to help rebuild Broward County through its post Hurricane Irma relief efforts. Donate Goods: United Way of Broward County and the Salvation Army are collecting personal items for those who have been impacted Hurricane Irma.  These items include: General hygiene products Feminine hygiene products Baby diapers Water Non-perishable food items Cleaning products and kits Gift cards New...

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