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Bridge or tunnel? Fort Lauderdale mayor clashes with Broward commissioners over New River crossing

The debate continues over whether to build a tunnel or a new bridge at the New River crossing in Fort Lauderdale. “The tunnel may be the best thing since sliced bread, but if we can’t afford to build or maintain it, it doesn’t matter,” Broward County Commissioner Steve Geller said Tuesday. Right now, trains cross …

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What we’re thankful for.

I am thankful to be with my family and my friends. I am thankful that my brothers, sister, and I with all our children are still gathering for Thanksgiving this year and for most holidays. I’m thankful that the Broward County Commission, which I serve on, is a collegial body with no major fighting. Then there …

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Eye on the Arts: During inaugural State of the Arts address, county proclaims big payoff for arts investment

On Oct. 26 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, the Broward Cultural Division, in partnership with Americans for the Arts, presented the results of the Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 (AEP6) report during the inaugural State of the Arts Address. Ebonni Chrispin, Broward Cultural Council chair, moderated the program. Among the speakers were …

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South Florida leaders look for recycling solutions as local landfills continue filling up

MIAMI — South Florida landfills are filling up, and officials say a large part of the problem is that what’s meant to be recycled ends up in the landfill, too. On Friday, elected officials and county managers from South Florida listened to what experts have to say to help solve the problem.  Treasure Coast Regional Planning …

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Broward commissioners vote to give BSO up to $4 million for 911 call centers

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Broward County Commissioners received an update on the 911 emergency that is plaguing the Broward Sheriff’s Office and led up to a shouting match between Sheriff Gregory Tony and a county commissioner the last time the issue was brought up. Commissioners are taking action, saying they needed a short-term fix, for now. They voted …

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¡Latinoamérica presente! William Levy recibió la Llave del Condado de Broward

A través de la redes sociales se dio a conocer la noticia de que el flamante actor y modelo cubanoamericano William Levy recibió un reconocimiento del condado de Broward, donde el isleño tiene su residencia fija en el sur de la Florida, informó Cuba en Miami. “Aquí hay una foto mía recibiendo la Llave del …

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Charlie Crist corrals two dozen South Florida endorsements

Two dozen South Florida elected officials and community leaders are endorsing Charlie Crist’s for Governor, his campaign announced Thursday in Dania Beach with 18 of his new backers. “We need a bigger room to fit all the people endorsing Charlie Crist,” joked Steve Geller, Mayor of Broward County and a former state senator. The endorsements span Broward County from …

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