Broward County http://blog.wlrn.org en David Beckham Wants To Talk To Broward County About Stadium http://blog.wlrn.org/post/david-beckham-wants-talk-broward-county-about-stadium <p>David Beckham and his partners looking to build a Major League Soccer stadium still want to settle down with Miami-Dade County.</p><p>But while the two sides haggle over a site, the <em>Miami Herald</em> reports that Beckham's group may be interested in seeing someone else: Broward County. Broward officials said they expect to talk details with Beckham soon.</p><p>Beckham has no shortage of suitors. One Miami-Dade commissioner wants him to consider a Florida International University site. Florida Atlantic University in Palm Beach County has also shown interest in the team.</p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 16:06:22 +0000 John O'Connor 35017 at http://blog.wlrn.org David Beckham Wants To Talk To Broward County About Stadium Get Tested For HIV And Win A Vespa http://blog.wlrn.org/post/get-tested-hiv-and-win-vespa <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Aids Healthcare Foundation is hosting a contest to motivate HIV testing in South Florida.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Every day, people can walk in to one of the four <a href="http://outofthecloset.org/win-a-vespa-scooter-at-a-testing-center-in-south-florida/">Out of the Closet thrift stores</a>&nbsp;in Miami-Dade and Broward County, get tested for free and become eligible to win a </span>Vespa<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:39:42 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 34491 at http://blog.wlrn.org Get Tested For HIV And Win A Vespa Conservation Group Says Beach Project Will Harm Reef http://blog.wlrn.org/post/conservation-group-says-beach-project-will-harm-reef-0 <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Broward County plans to widen five miles of eroded beaches from northern Fort Lauderdale to southern parts of Pompano Beach.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The project is near an offshore coral reef &nbsp;in South Florida.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cry for Water is a nonprofit conservation group that fears the new sand will destroy the coral or make them vulnerable to diseases. &nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 23:52:04 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 33792 at http://blog.wlrn.org Conservation Group Says Beach Project Will Harm Reef Kitchen Grease Will Fuel Broward's Waste-Water Treatment Plant http://blog.wlrn.org/post/kitchen-grease-will-fuel-browards-waste-water-treatment-plant <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Fats, oils and grease from your favorite restaurant in Broward County will be converted to produce energy for its waste-water treatment plant in Pompano Beach.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The project, which launched last week, will impact the community both economically and environmentally. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“We are looking at a savings of $27 million over the 17-year period,” says Broward Mayor Barbara&nbsp;</span>Sharief<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 23:48:44 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 33078 at http://blog.wlrn.org Kitchen Grease Will Fuel Broward's Waste-Water Treatment Plant Study: Our Water Use Is A Major Cause Of Saltwater Intrusion http://blog.wlrn.org/post/study-our-water-use-major-cause-saltwater-intrusion <p></p><p><a href="http://www.broward.org/NaturalResources/WaterResources/Documents/northernsaltwaterintrusion.pdf" target="_blank">A study</a> finds that South Florida maybe can’t blame the rest of the world for saltwater seeping into the groundwater, also called saltwater intrusion.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 23:46:59 +0000 Elaine Chen 33030 at http://blog.wlrn.org Study: Our Water Use Is A Major Cause Of Saltwater Intrusion May 13, 2014: Broward Considers Scrubbing Teens' Misdemeanor Records http://blog.wlrn.org/post/may-13-2014-broward-considers-scrubbing-teens-misdemeanor-records <p>Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 13 May 2014 10:20:49 +0000 Marva Hinton 32240 at http://blog.wlrn.org GRAPHIC: I-595's Reversible Lanes Open Today http://blog.wlrn.org/post/graphic-i-595s-reversible-lanes-open-today <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 18.001800537109375px;">Broward County drivers now have three extra lanes on I-595.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: 18.001800537109375px;">And they’re reversible. The three lanes start at 136th Avenue and run through Florida’s Turnpike.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:16:14 +0000 Julia Duba 28393 at http://blog.wlrn.org GRAPHIC: I-595's Reversible Lanes Open Today Want To Buy A Prison? You're In Luck http://blog.wlrn.org/post/want-buy-prison-youre-luck <p><strong>UPDATE 6/2/2014:</strong> The City of Pembrook Pines has won their bid for the empty prison. Mayor Frank Ortis says the City wanted to control what happened with the land which is not far from houses that fall within city limits.</p><p>------------------------------------------</p><p>A 66-acre plot of land off Sheridan Street has excellent security features, and it will soon be on the market.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;The Broward County Correctional Institution, a former women’s prison, is being sold off by the state.</span></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 22:24:18 +0000 Wilson Sayre 29242 at http://blog.wlrn.org Want To Buy A Prison? You're In Luck The Basel Afterglow Still Shines Bright In Broward http://blog.wlrn.org/post/basel-afterglow-still-shines-bright-broward <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 16.5pt;">If you missed out on the annual extravaganza that is Art Basel, not to worry.&nbsp; A Broward County gallery owner is inviting artists and art patrons to think outside the box – and outside of Miami Beach – when they hear the word “Basel.”</span></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:52:53 +0000 Christine DiMattei 24990 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Basel Afterglow Still Shines Bright In Broward Broward County School Board Signs Agreement Aimed At Reducing On-Campus Arrests http://blog.wlrn.org/post/broward-county-school-board-signs-agreement-aimed-reducing-campus-arrests <p>The Broward County School board teamed up with a group of community partners Tuesday to sign a collaborative agreement on school discipline. The agreement, first of its kind, establishes new guidelines for handling non-violent misdemeanor offenses on school campuses, outlining when law enforcement is necessary and when problems can be handled through school resources.<br /> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 18:34:42 +0000 Rachel Morello 23283 at http://blog.wlrn.org Broward County School Board Signs Agreement Aimed At Reducing On-Campus Arrests Battling For Brazilians: Broward Challenges Dade For Latin American Tourists http://blog.wlrn.org/post/battling-brazilians-broward-challenges-dade-latin-american-tourists <p>In the 1980s, after the bolívar crashed and Venezuelans suddenly couldn’t fly to Miami every weekend, a gaita band recorded a sardonic song whose chorus lamented, "Qué triste domingo sin Miami Beach."<br /><br />How sad Sunday is without Miami Beach.<br /> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Tim Padgett 23071 at http://blog.wlrn.org Battling For Brazilians: Broward Challenges Dade For Latin American Tourists Broward, Palm Beach Beat Other U.S. Metro Areas In Jobless Drop http://blog.wlrn.org/post/broward-palm-beach-beat-other-us-metro-areas-jobless-drop <p></p><p>Broward County and Palm Beach’s unemployment rates are dropping faster than it is in any other major metropolitan area, according to a new federal report.</p><p>For August, the most recent month with updated federal data, the Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area saw unemployment plunge to 5.8 percent from 7.7 percent a year before. according to data released Monday. Palm Beach also saw a drop of nearly two percentage points (from 9.7 percent to 8.4 percent), ending Seattle’s six-month run atop the list produced each month by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:00:28 +0000 Douglas Hanks 22494 at http://blog.wlrn.org Broward, Palm Beach Beat Other U.S. Metro Areas In Jobless Drop Here's What Not To Miss On Broward County's Arts Calendar http://blog.wlrn.org/post/heres-what-not-miss-broward-countys-arts-calendar <p>Cultural happenings are cropping up in full force this season in Broward County. The forthcoming arts calendar is brimming with so much to do and see you&#39;d wish you were in two places at one time.&nbsp;</p><p>We&#39;ve compiled this series of events-- small and large, prestigious and homegrown--so you can plan ahead and not miss out on what intrigues you.&nbsp;From thought-provoking lectures with renowned artists to massive puppets on parade in downtown Fort Lauderdale, an array of cultural offerings exist in Broward County.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Andrea Richard 21966 at http://blog.wlrn.org Here's What Not To Miss On Broward County's Arts Calendar U.S. Businessman Trapped By Chinese Workers Is Freed http://blog.wlrn.org/post/coral-springs-businessman-trapped-chinese-workers-set-free American businessman Chip Starnes finally left his factory in China on Thursday after he and a union negotiator worked out severance payments for Chinese employees.<p>Starnes had been stuck inside his medical supply parts factory since last Friday. That's when workers, fearing they were all going to be laid off and that the company wasn't going to compensate them fairly, blocked all of the exits out of the plant. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 19:22:49 +0000 Korva Coleman 16529 at http://blog.wlrn.org U.S. Businessman Trapped By Chinese Workers Is Freed Future Of South Florida Conservation Lands In Limbo; Public Asked To Weigh In http://blog.wlrn.org/post/future-south-florida-conservation-lands-limbo-public-asked-weigh <p>How valuable are state-managed conservation lands? It's a question the <a href="http://www.sfwmd.gov/portal/page/portal/xweb%20protecting%20and%20restoring/land%20assessment#everglades" target="_blank">South Florida Water Management District</a> has put to the public in a multi-month assessment of fee-owned lands throughout the state.</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 16379 at http://blog.wlrn.org Future Of South Florida Conservation Lands In Limbo; Public Asked To Weigh In