Emerald Hills residents will soon be able to vote whether or not they want their neighborhood to be included in a Safety Enhancement District.

Emerald Hills to vote on safety enhancement

A decision for or against the creation of an Emerald Hills Safety Enhancement District is getting close. Forming the district was again discussed during a recent workshop. It was decided that the matter will be put to voters in the neighborhood on a special ballot.  The District will have the ability to impose a $250-non-ad […]

City Commission green lights major projects

The Hollywood Commission recently met to decide on a number of major city-wide projects. Here are the ones that got commissioners’ stamp of approval: City leaders started off by approving a contract between GPE Engineering and General Contractor Corp and the City of Hollywood, for construction services related to the Water Main Replacement Program, in […]

Be aware

I’d like to congratulate Clive Taylor my friend and neighbor for joining the volunteer mobile patrol. Clive and I will be out on patrol hoping to keep the break-ins down to a minimum. Stay vigilant. Fix broken fences, lock gates.  Report any suspicious activity or people in your neighborhood. You know who lives here and […]

Cleola Haywood and Hollywood leaders celebrate the completion of Haywood's new house through the Housing Replacement program Haywood is age 85 and has lived on her property since 1962. The house is located in Washington Park.

Housing rehab program completes new home for longtime Washington Park resident

85-year-old Cleola Haywood has a new home. Her original house had fallen into disrepair and through Hollywood’s Housing Rehabilitation & Replacement Program, it was determined that the best thing to do was to demolish it and build a new one. The new structure is on her property in the Washington Park neighborhood where she has […]

Hollywood commissioners are grappling with whether or not to add police patrols in Emerald Hills. Some residents want additional patrols in their neighborhood while others do not.

Commission wants more time to decide whether additional policing in Emerald Hills is necessary

Hollywood commissioners are still not sure whether or not to create an Emerald Hills Safety Enhancement District. During a recent meeting, the City Commission postponed a decision on the matter until the first meeting in July. Some residents want additional patrols in their neighborhood while others do not. During the meeting commissioners discussed various aspects […]

Ann Sanders at Orangebrook Golf and Country Club. She plays about twice a week and loves the fact that you can walk the course during a round of golf.

Local golfers at Orangebrook teed off by proposed ‘Hollywood Gardens’ development

Ann Sanders loves to play golf. She is a regular at the Orangebrook Golf and Country Club, a public facility that includes two 18 hole courses. “I play golf here two days a week and I love it,” said Sanders. However, the City of Hollywood is currently considering a proposal by Gardens Group Development to create a […]

Free bike rentals on May 20th at B-cycle kiosks throughout Broward aim to promote wellness

Looking to burn some calories and enjoy the South Florida landscape? Broward County’s bike share program, AvMed Rides powered by Broward B-cycle, is offering free 60-minute rides on May 20. Riders can take advantage of the offer by using the promo code 052017 at any of the AvMed Rides kiosks located in Dania Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale […]

The developer's proposal calls for plans to develop 105 acres to include golf, a water park, hotels, restaurants, a movie theater, bowling and a zip line.

City considers P3 proposal to redevelop 105 acres of Orangebrook Golf Course

During a North Central Hollywood Civic Association meeting on April 25th, Vice Mayor Traci Callari announced that a major developer has submitted a P3 Proposal to build an entertainment-based amusement park on 105 acres at the Orangebrook Golf and Country Club. The City will not formally accept the proposal until they can ensure that the submission meets city […]

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 […]