Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport's Installment of Youth Art Features Works Created During Irma

June 17, 2018

BROWARD COUNTY - Broward's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport recently unveiled its fifth installment of local youth artwork, En Plane Air. 

The exhibition of 27 umbrellas – made of painted paper plates with pipe cleaners – was created by children of Broward County employees ages 4-13 who worked through Hurricane Irma in September 2017 at the ...

Circuit Workout with Manny Mair to Benefit Parkland Cares, August 25

June 18, 2018

PARKLAND, FL - Manny Mair of One-to-One Fitness will be holding two circuit workout training sessions on Saturday, August 25 with all proceeds benefiting Parkland Cares.  The sessions will take place from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., and each session is $25.00 per person.  All fitness levels are welcome and all individuals who are 15 years of age and older are invited ...

Paella for a Cause, June 20

PARKLAND, FL - Paella for a Cause, a fundraiser for Parkland Cares, will take place on June 20 from 7- 9 p..m. at the home of Gwen and Howard Dvorkin in Parkland.  Dine on authentic Paella and enjoy fine wine and beer at the fundraiser.

The mission of Parkland Cares is to provide immediate and long-term funding and awareness for mental health counsel and programs for survivors, their ...

Broward County Transit to Roll Out Buses with Wi-Fi on Fixed Routes

June 15, 2018

BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Broward County Transit (BCT) is adding 30 new 40-foot Gillig buses equipped with Wi-Fi service, mobile-friendly ticketing fare boxes and two interior passenger information display screens to its fleet, the County announced on Friday. The new high-tech buses are expected to roll out on BCTs fixed routes by July, the County said.

The buses ...

Coral Springs Drive Sidewalk and Curb Repairs Scheduled to Begin June 18

CORAL SPRINGS, FL - The Highway and Bridge Maintenance Division will be performing maintenance repairs on the existing sidewalk and curb ramps on Coral Springs Drive from Wiles Road to just south of Sawgrass Expressway beginning June 18, 2018 and ending on or before August 14, 2018, barring any unforeseen conditions or weather delays, the County announced on Monday. The work is being ...

Transportation Sales Surtax Will Be on November 2018 Ballot

BROWARD COUNTY - Broward residents will be asked to vote on November 6 on a proposed one-cent increase in the county’s sales tax to fund transportation projects over the next thirty years, according to a press release. 

The surtax would increase the sales tax from six percent to seven percent and will raise an estimated $257 million annually and an estimated $16 billion over thirty ...

Broward County Public Schools to Host the 2018 National Speech & Debate Tournament

June 15, 2018

BROWARD COUNTY - The Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will host the 2018 National Speech & Debate Tournament. The championship tournament, which is sponsored by the National Speech & Debate Association, takes place June 17 –22, 2018, with competitions at a variety of District schools and other locations in Broward County.  The national event includes the ...

State Releases Results for Florida Standards Assessments and End of Course Exams

BROWARD COUNTY - On Thursday, the Florida Department of Education released results for the Spring 2018 Florida Standards Assessments (FSA) for English Language Arts (ELA) (grades 4-10), Mathematics (grades 3 through 8) and Science (grades 5 and 8).  In addition, the state released results for End of Course (EOC) exams in Algebra I, Geometry, Biology, U.S. History and Civics.

The 2018 ...

Broward County School Board Approves Safe Havens to Perform Security and Risk Assessment

PARKLAND, FL - On Tuesday, Broward County School Board unanimously approved a contract with Safe Havens International, Inc. (Safe Havens) to provide independent security and risk assessment consultant services for Broward County Public Schools. To watch the discussion at the School Board meeting, visit

According to the Broward County Public Schools, ...

Broward County Hosts its Fourth Entrepreneur Development Program

June 13, 2018

BROWARD COUNTY - The Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD) has launched its fourth session of FastTrac® NewVenture.™ The free program is designed to guide aspiring and early stage entrepreneurs on the path to success, the County said. FastTrac® NewVenture™ offered in partnership with Broward County Creation Station Business, began on May ...

Economic Census Deadline for Businesses, June 12

PARKLAND, FL - On May 1, the U.S. Census Bureau launched its Economic Census, the most comprehensive business survey in the United States, according to a published release from Broward County. Conducted every five years, the survey contains a broad collection of American economic activity and serves as the U.S. government’s official five-year measure of business and the economy. According ...

Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development to Hold Information Sessions to Share New Opportunities for Businesses

BROWARD COUNTY - Broward County's Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD) is offering free Information Sessions to learn about new opportunities to do business with Broward County government, the County announced.

Discussion topics to include:

How to tap into Broward County Government’s annual spend - averaging over $600M
Updates on NEW ...

Yoga for a Cause, to Benefit Parkland Cares, June 10

June 6, 2018

PARKLAND, FL - Yoga for a Cause, a fundraiser for Parkland Cares, will take place on Sunday, June 10 from 11 a.m. to noon at Evolution, 6814 N FL-7 in Coconut Creek.  Donations raised will be used to provide funds and awareness for immediate and long-term counseling and support for the February 14 victims, families and the community. 

Mary Ann Morgan-Fried will be the ...

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DUI Suspect Also Facing Hit-And-Run Charge

June 16, 2018

A Boca man arrested for driving under the influence on May 5 is now facing charges for leaving the scene of an accident involving a death.

Broward Sheriff's Office Traffic Homicide detectives investigating the hit-and-run death of a Deerfield Beach woman who was struck and killed while walking on the bike lane along Ocean Drive the night of May 4 determined David Posta, 42, was behind the ...

Sheriff, Baseball Hall of Famer and Gold Medal Special Olympics Swimmer Join Forces to Raise Awareness About Drowning Prevention

Drownings are preventable, yet last year, Florida led the nation with the greatest number of child drownings.  There is no substitution to having eyes on swimmers while they're in a body of water, but learning essential survival skills can mean the difference between life and death.  

This year, the Broward Sheriff's Office is teaming up with Baby Otter Swim School to ...

Columbia High School's 'Hairspray' Cast Sends Donation and Messages of Support to Parkland Students

June 5, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The cast of the Columbia High School (CHS) musical, Hairspray, collected messages and donations during show performances in March to support the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 14 students and three staff members were fatally shot and 17 others were wounded in a mass shooting at the school in February.

Matt ...