Downtown Hollywood, FL. Photo by Jennifer Ann Love.

What’s going on with the shade trees Downtown?

Based on a risk assessment, the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has decided to remove 13 copper pods from the Historic District that spans two blocks as part of a beautification project, generating some concern from residents who love the shade trees. The scope of the project includes new landscape, festoon lighting and lighting curtains […]

No more free parking Downtown Hollywood; city to install meters

Free street parking Downtown Hollywood will soon be a thing of the past.  If you want to park your car on the street in Downtown Hollywood, you will have to pay $1.25 an hour at a meter. The Hollywood Commission agreed to a resolution to establish on-street parking rates within downtown Hollywood and to eliminate the […]

A group residents expressed concern about the signs named after confederate generals. Many asked the Commission members to take the signs down and brought signs saying “Take Them Down.”

Commissioner hosts community meeting open to all residents

Commissioner Debra Case hosted a Commission in the Community meeting that offered people a chance to meet with the mayor and commissioners and enjoy some pizza. A group residents expressed concern about the signs named after Confederate Generals Nathan Bedford Forrest, Robert E. Lee and John Bell Hood. Many of the people who spoke asked […]

Magnum Tattoo is located in Downtown Hollywood. The studio offers cosmetic tattoos, tattoo makeup, and permanent makeup.

Magnum Tattoo owner ‘feels right at home’ in Downtown Hollywood arts district

Magnum Tattoo, recently opened in Downtown Hollywood, has quickly built a loyal clientele that appreciates the creativity, attention to detail and professionalism. Studio owner and tattoo artist Andrii Rybchemko opened Magnum Tattoo in early February at 1948 Tyler St. Word traveled fast by customers and through glowing online reviews, and Magnum Tattoo now has repeat customers […]

The Florida Guardian ad Litem Program's vision is to be a powerful and effective voice advocating for the best interests of Florida’s abused, abandoned and neglected children and be recognized and respected as a partnership of community advocates and professional staff.

Hollywood resident and retired police officer reaches out to troubled children as Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)

Meet Sergeant James Marshall, a Hollywood resident and retired police officer-turned Guardian Ad Litem (GAL). “I initially started in the 1970s to represent kids in domestic-related litigation cases,” Marshall said. “GAL is about being a voice in court for Florida’s abused, neglected and abandoned children.” Marshall, who is retired with 33 years of service from […]

Activists rallied in front of Hollywood City Hall urging commissioners to change the names of several street signs because their current names are “symbols of hate.”

Five people arrested at demonstration about Confederate street signs in Hollywood

A large group gathered in front of Hollywood City Hall during a City Commission meeting to demonstrate in favor of removing street signs named after Confederate generals Robert E. Lee, John Bell Hood and Nathan Bedford Forrest. Another group of people demonstrated in favor of keeping the signs in place. As the demonstrators on both […]

The graduates of Leadership Hollywood Class XLI, who participated in the projects, learned to work together and, although they had to overcome a few challenges and bumps, they had a fun event and produced successful projects.

Leadership Hollywood Class XLI graduates with pomp and circumstance

The Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce celebrated its Leadership Hollywood Class XLI at the Diplomat Beach Resort. Four groups of up-and-coming Hollywood leaders participated in the program. They visited local sites in Hollywood and learned about local government, media, healthcare and the court and legal system, among other locations in Hollywood and Broward County. One […]

The Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored Allan Libero with the Chamber’s Small Business Person of the Year award. He has been an active member of the Greater Hollywood Chamber for more than eight years.

Allan Libero is Hollywood’s Small Business Person of the Year

The Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce named Allan Libero the Chamber’s Small Business Person of the Year. Libero is president of Libero Consulting Group, Inc., also known as LCG Spacemakers, a company that offers space planning and design services to corporations and organizations. He has done work for both Broward County schools and the Broward […]

Hollywood Veteran Clifton Joseph Richard to be inducted into In Memory program on June 17

Ceremony in Washington, D.C. will honor Vietnam Veterans who sacrificed after the war ended More than 400 Vietnam veterans, including eight from Florida, will be inducted into the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s (VVMF) In Memory Program in 2017. The program honors Vietnam veterans whose lives were cut short as a result of their service in […]

Photo by Carlos Perez

Party like an animal at the Humane Society

Looking for a birthday party idea that combines fun, giving to charity and adorable puppies? Well then, you’re barking up the right tree. Humane Society of Broward County (HSBC) has long been known as a compassionate animal shelter and adoption agency for unwanted and stray animals, but how did birthday parties get added to their services? “Parties came […]