Hollywood attorney helps the disadvantaged obtain legal services

Hollywood attorney Carlos E. Sandoval, founder of Carlos E. Sandoval, P.A., was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Service of Broward County. The organization’s mission is to provide high-quality, free civil legal advice, representation and education to the disadvantaged so as to improve the lifestyle and living conditions of the low-income community and […]

Hollywood Police make arrests in massage parlor-prostitution sting

The Hollywood Police Department, together with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), recently arrested more than 20 people in connection with solicitation of prostitution at Hollywood massage parlors. The arrests span multiple locations and are a result of a five-month investigation by Hollywood Police and HSI into prostitution, human trafficking and […]

Arland, a long-time member, pouring the first official Oktoberfest beer of 2016

From Germany with love: Hollywood’s Oktoberfest set for Oct. 8 & Oct. 22

It’s that time of year again, Hollywood – Oktoberfest, and it’s going to be wunderbar! “We run our Oktoberfests on three separate weekends,” shares Michael Haas, the first Vice President of the German American Society of Greater Hollywood (GASGH). “The next two dates are October 8th, and October 22nd. Doors open at 5 pm and […]

Downtown Hollywood zoning approved for major development

Hollywood is hoping to develop Downtown into a major metropolitan hub citing demographic shifts, lifestyle preferences, and improved mobility options as key factors driving the desire for dense development.   Previous zoning regulations didn’t allow for a focus on large-scale urban design and planning, leading to isolated developments with no regard to the Downtown area as a whole. Earlier this month, the Hollywood […]

Pension task force created to mitigate Hollywood’s ballooning post-employee benefit costs

The City of Hollywood faces financial challenges due to high pension costs and Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEBs).  OPEBs, like health care benefits, have created a liability to the City of about $500 million, more than all 30 other Broward cities combined. As of July 2015 Hollywood’s unfunded pension liability was more than $490 million, with all three […]

Broward Commissioners approve transportation network company ordinance

Uber and Lyft say they’ll soon resume operations as early as this week in Broward County after Commissioners approved new regulations for transportation network companies designed to accommodate TNCs, expand transportation options and establish measures to protect the public.  The approved ordinance will require TNCs to certify to the county that they have conducted state […]

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Boulevard Heights one of many neighborhoods to celebrate National Night Out Aug. 5

Hollywood residents got together to celebrate the National Night Out at various Hollywood community centers on the evening of August 5. Residents enjoyed food, fellowship and the opportunity to talk with police officers and City leaders in a social atmosphere. Ellen Boyarsky, president of the Boulevard Heights Neighborhood Association helped organize the National Night Out […]