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 […]

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 […]

Sign of the times: Should Hollywood street names get updated?

Many cities in the southern U.S. have had the often painful task of considering streets in their communities named after Confederate leaders, which at one time likely lauded by their local community, today may be viewed negatively. While Hollywood leaders continue grappling over street signs, a group of residents attended a recent workshop to deal […]

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 […]