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Drink God’s Water, Help Save Haiti

Local Entrepreneur Creates Charity to Help Victims of the Earthquake in Haiti

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September 16, 2021

Aventura Branch Library Happenings

Chess Club Tournament, Furry Tales Read With Ailani And Much More

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September 16, 2021

Community Phone Cures Cable Chaos

Probing with a spade along the edge of a Hollywood alley, a workman for a major telecom company was trying to locate a customer’s cable. As he probed, he cut the cable of a competitor’s customer. Replacing the victim’s cable and restoring his service took three days.

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September 16, 2021

Aventura International Film Series

Martin Eden - Oct. 5

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September 16, 2021

Broadway Concert Series: The Brightest Stars Are Coming To Aventura

Norm Lewis - Jan. 30

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September 16, 2021

One Stop Construction: Guiding You Through Your Projects From Conception to Completion

The One Stop team, as their name suggests, worked to create a one-stop business that offers everything in house. From pools and wall decorative stones, to interior renovations and structural damage repair, One Stop Construction ensures that all staff on board are fit for the task by dedicating time to the individual client and their specific needs.

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September 16, 2021

Open Dialogues: How the Faith-Based Community Can Better Include and Accept LGBTQ Individuals

Open Dialogues reveals in intimate detail how the LGBTQ community is often marginalized within families, schools, churches and public spaces

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September 16, 2021

Musical Blockbusters: Coming To Reignite The Theatrical Scene

Slow Burn Theatre Company is ready to reignite the theatrical scene after a forced pandemic shutdown with a scorching 2021/2022 Season that features five red hot musical blockbusters as kindling

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September 16, 2021

The Show Must Go On…As Well As a Mask: Face Coverings and a Recent Negative COVID-19 Test Policy To Be Implemented

For entry to performances, all guests 12 years of age and older are asked to provide documentation of a recent negative COVID-19 PCR test result conducted within 72 hours prior to the performance

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September 16, 2021

Meet Flat Fee Legal Service: Professional Attorneys Serving Victims of Property Damage at no Cost

If you are the victim of property damage, whether it may be hurricane, flood, windstorm, water or fire-related, the associates at Flat Fee Legal Service will come to you, review your policy and your property damage to provide a free opinion on whether your property is covered and whether you have a valid insurance claim.

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September 16, 2021

Parking, Masks & The Budget

The City of Hallandale Beach works with PayByPhone to let you pay for vehicle parking in seconds. The app is a completely cashless solution, reminds you when your parking session is about to expire, and even lets you extend your parking time from anywhere

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September 16, 2021

Paid Immunity: Should We Receive Money To Get Vaccinated?

According to the survey Floridians, on average, agree that the unvaccinated should be paid a substantial $198 each

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September 16, 2021

Family Entertainment Theater

Fun For All Ages at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center

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September 16, 2021

Attention Hollywood Utility Customers

Reinstatement of Disconnections for Past Due Balances Begins October 1st

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September 16, 2021

Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts

Named Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award For The Fifth Year Running

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September 16, 2021

Dancing With The World

Ira Weisburd (Above) - Instructor
Every Tuesday morning Ira teaches a two-hour, virtual line dance class on Youtube

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September 16, 2021

Shoulda Got The Shot? Missing The Mark With Vaccine Holdouts

The Shoulda Got The Shot PSA Campaign, doesn’t lecture its audience. It isn’t a blatant endorsement by politicians and scientists and it doesn’t tell people what to think.

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September 9, 2021

Bring All the Troops Home: Stop Policing the Globe and Put an End to Endless Wars

“It’s time that we stop policing the globe, stop occupying other countries and stop waging, endless wars.” John W. Whitehead.

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September 9, 2021

“Hello Gorgeous” The Jewish Museum Of Florida-FIU, Presents Its Fall Lineup

Hello Gorgeous, is an eclectic exhibition of costumes, photos, videos, record album covers and other objects, celebrating the life of Barbara Streisand.

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September 9, 2021

Fox Vein and Laser Experts

For years, Fox Vein and Laser Experts has been at the forefront of vein therapy and laser procedures. Around five years ago, Dr. Fox expanded the practice to include many non-invasive cutting-edge procedures such as microneedling, tattoo removal, hydrofacials, PRP, hair restoration, skin rejuvenation, peels, lasers and so much more.

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September 9, 2021

A City Of Hallandale Beach First: The City Of Hallandale Beach Has Installed Stormwater Pollution Prevention Filters

This pilot project will not only reduce the amount of plastics, chemical pollution, and debris that enter the local waterbodies

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September 9, 2021

We Want To Hear From You! Hollywood Marina Master Plan Underway

Take an active role in your community, visit: www.PlanHollywoodFLMarina.com

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September 9, 2021

Castaway Island Is Open

Starting last week, Castaway Island will be open, on weekends until Sunday, September 26th, 2021 & they will also be open, on Monday, September 6th, 2021 for Labor Day.

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September 9, 2021

A Drink A Day Keeps The Doctor Away? Half Of Floridians, Believe In The Perceived Health Benefits Of Alcohol

You may have heard, that a daily glass of red wine, could make you live longer, but, is that true?

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September 9, 2021

Changing The Future: City of Hallandale Beach Adopts Their First Climate Action Plan

Left to right: Dr. Jeremy Earle (Hallandale Beach City Manager), Alyssa Jones Wood (Sustainability & Resiliency Officer), and Noemy Sandoval (Assistant City Manager). Standing in front of three of the City’s four electric vehicles in their fleet. As they purchase and/or replace vehicles in the city’s light-duty administrative fleet, they’re selecting electric vehicles to reduce emissions and costs.

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September 9, 2021

Gay Men’s Chorus: Fall Tribute Concert Marks Triumphant Return

“Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus, welcomes the community, to join us through song, to celebrate life,” said Dr. Gary Keating.

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September 9, 2021

Pandemic Pets: Dog Ownership Increased by Nearly 11%, in 2020

According to The American Pet Products Association, dog ownership, has increased by nearly 11%, in 2020, during the Pandemic.

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September 9, 2021

Active and energized: Registered dietitian shares how eating right in the morning fuels energy throughout the day

With health and wellness top of mind for many Americans, fitness has become a top priority. Whether you're extremely active or just starting on a wellness journey, incorporating wholesome, nutritious foods into your diet plan can help give your body the fuel it needs to thrive.

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September 9, 2021

An Elevated Sandwich for Any Occasion

They might not be the fanciest of foods, but when you eat a filling, protein-packed sandwich, you are usually left satisfied and full of energy. From ham and turkey to mayo and mustard, the possibilities are nearly endless when sandwiches are on the menu. 

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September 9, 2021

20 Years Since 9/11: A Soldier Reflects On His Service, Asking “Was It Worth It?"

“As we reflect as a nation, on the current situation in Afghanistan and on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, I think it is more important than ever, to remind ourselves of the unity, that existed immediately following, the 9/11 attacks.” Joe Reagan

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September 2, 2021

It’s Time To Dance: Aventura Will Host A Classic And Contemporary Dance Series

Florida’s Premiere Contemporary Dance Troupe, joins forces with New York’s Limón Dance Company for an inspired evening of dance.

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September 2, 2021

William “Bill” Julian: He Will Leave Behind A Stellar Record Of Public Service

Bill proudly served as a City Commissioner and Vice Mayor for twelve years, bringing forth many agenda items and contributing toward the positive growth in Hallandale Beach. One of Bill’s favorite service projects, was the annual Kiwanis Christmas in July Fundraiser, benefitting all of the children, living in shelters, in Broward County. Bill would transport hot dogs, rolls, bottled water and chips in his truck, to the BB&T Center, for the event and place all of the items, on a palette jack and delivering them, to the concession area.

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September 2, 2021

Water Damage, Mold and Mildew Experts: 1st Priority Restoration Are There To Help Solve Your Problem

Mold & viruses can enter your home through open doorways, windows, vents, and heating and air conditioning systems. One tiny water leak can create huge problems.

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September 2, 2021

Brand International Perfume: Getting Ready For The Jewish Holidays

Looking Good For The Fall With New Designer Eyewear & Trendy Fragrances

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September 2, 2021

South Florida Paddlers: Cleaning The Waterways, One Plastic Bottle At A Time

“There is no better way to spend the day, than helping the environment, getting great exercise and having good conversations, with friends.”

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September 2, 2021

A Dedicated Public Servant: Hallandale Beach Has Lost One of Its Heroes

Bill with his mother Elise was a long-time fan of car racing, he proudly showcased his shiny red 1986 Corvette in local car shows

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September 2, 2021

Hallandale Beach Parking Fees: Answers To Questions You May Have About The Program

Based on conservative estimates, the expansion of the City Of Hallandale Beach's Parking Program, would result in approximately $1.4 Million, in new revenue

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August 26, 2021

Free Hebrew School for South Florida

“As we did the last few years, the program will be completely free with no cost and no obligation through the month of September” Rabbi Moishe Kievman Chabad Chayil

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August 26, 2021

Hallandale Beach Financial Plan for 2022-2025: This Is The Final Segment on Our City Managers Budget Message

The recommended Hallandale Beach budget includes opportunities to strategically address the City’s financial position, service offerings, and goals over the long-term

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August 26, 2021

No More Bread In Downtown Hollywood: Demolition Work Begins, On The Abandoned Hollywood Bread Building

Once a landmark, the vacant Bread Building, has fallen into disrepair, over several decades and has become an eyesore, for the community

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August 26, 2021

Delta Variant: What We Know About the Science

Some data suggests, that The Delta Variant, might cause more severe illnesses, than the previous strains, in unvaccinated persons

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August 26, 2021

World of Smoke & Vape and JUSTCBD: Working Together to Bring you the Ultimate Smoking Experience

When you enter World of Smoke & Vape Aventura, you enter the future of smoke shops and the mecca of CBD products. The sunlight steadily pours in as you are greeted by various smiles from an eager team whose desire to serve and assist is immediately recognizable and distinguishes them from your typical smoke shop employees.

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August 26, 2021

Broward Commuter Rail Kick-Off Meetings Planned: In-Person and Virtual Options Offered To Address Congestion Issues

The map indicates proposed locations for Commuter Rail Stations, including a location in Hollywood

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August 26, 2021

5 Things To Know About the Delta Variant: The Predominant COVID-19 Strain Has Put The Focus Back On Prevention

Even as people began to feel some hope - or at least, have some cautious optimism, early this summer, that the Pandemic, could recede to the background, there was still the threat that new mutations, of the COVID-19 Virus, could bring it back and it might be, even stronger.

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August 19, 2021

Attention Condo Associations: Here Are Some Steps To Ward Off Structural Issues

While the collapse of the Champlain Towers, was likely due, to the forces of multiple, yet undetermined factors, there are steps, building owners and operators, can take right now, to reduce the risk, of potentially, catastrophic building damage.

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August 19, 2021

The Tides Have Shifted For South Florida Real Estate

This new wave of domestic buyers, includes people from all over the country, but those doing the heavy lifting, stem from the domestic Northeast, as well as, an uncharacteristic surge of buyers, from California.

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August 19, 2021

Call The Experts for Mold, Mildew & Water Damage: 1st Priority Restoration Will Help Solve Your Problem and work with your insurance

1st Priority Restoration is the first company to call following significant water damage.

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August 19, 2021

Sunny Isles Beach Mayor To Resign: A Message From Mayor George “Bud” Scholl

“I want to thank my family and the citizens of Sunny Isles Beach, for supporting and entrusting me, as mayor and as a city commissioner, during my over 13 years, in public office.” Mayor George “Bud” Scholl

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August 19, 2021

This Year's Budget Is Almost Complete: Is A Tax Increase For The Upcoming Fiscal Year Necessary?

In September 2019, the city received the SAFER grant award in the amount of $5.7 million. This grant funds the requested 14 Firefighter positions for a period of 3 years.

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August 19, 2021

Artists In The Cloisters

The Ancient Spanish Monastery Foundation, will host its inaugural “Artists In The Cloisters” event, on Thursday, September 9th, 2021.

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August 19, 2021

Indoor Public Access Suspended At City Of Hollywood Facilities

Hollywood City Hall and Community Centers, will be closed to the general public for indoor activities and recreation effective Monday, August 23

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August 19, 2021

Aventura Puts Safety First: Attention Aventura Condominium Associations

The safety of our community, is a top priority; therefore, the City is making sure, that the structural integrity of the building properties in Aventura, are in accordance with the 40-year and 50-year certifications, as governed by Miami-Dade County.

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August 16, 2021

Aventura Branch Library Happenings: Chess Club Tournament, Furry Tales Read With Ailani And Much More

The Aventura Branch Library, has a wide variety of on-line events.

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August 16, 2021

Provide Feedback on the Comprehensive Plan for Aventura’s Future

The Aventura story began approximately thirty (30) years ago, when developer Don Soffer purchased 785 acres of vacant shoreline property in Northeast Dade County. Currently, those 785 acres are fully incorporated within the 3.2 square mile City of Aventura.

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August 16, 2021

Top of The World: A Carpenters Tribute: Featuring Debbie Taylor

This very talented and accomplished group of musicians, brings to life, the most authentic versions of the songs

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August 16, 2021

Aventura Seeks Players: To Join Its Youth Travel Soccer Teams

The City’s Travel Soccer Teams, have team member spots available for interested boys and girls, ages 5-17, that are willing to commit and play through the season, which runs from August 2021 through May of 2022.

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August 16, 2021

Grant Kemmerer & Friends: Presented By The City of Aventura

Explore the fascinating world of wildlife featuring live animals with some of the most majestic, interesting, bizarre, and critically endangered species in the world including arthropods, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.

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August 16, 2021

Behind On Rent & Utilities Because Of The Pandemic?

If You Are Having A COVID-19 Financial Hardship, You Are Encouraged To Submit An Application

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August 12, 2021

Five Steps To Grief Recovery: Because Grief Is Painful, We Sometimes Have A Tendency To Ignore Or Deny It

Survivors may choose to employ professional or certified counseling, participate in group support, rely upon clergy, family or friends or, go it alone

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August 12, 2021

A New State Of Segregation: Vaccine Cards Are Just The Beginning

“Yes, COVID-19 has taken a significant toll on the nation emotionally, physically and economically, but, there are still greater dangers on the horizon.” John W. Whitehead

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August 12, 2021

The Budget Process Continues: It Is of Critical Importance to Make Difficult Decisions Now

Last meeting the City Commission passed our updated parking ordinance on first reading. I do want to thank all the residents that share their input and ideas on the ordinances. It was passed 4-0 with some adopted changes. They include a discount for seniors 65 and older, confirmation that handicapped and veterans parking will be free, no change for parking during PAL sporting games and special events.

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August 12, 2021

The Immediate Family To Play Gulfstream

Gulfstream Park announced today, that The Immediate Family, featuring a group of iconic musicians who have recorded, performed and written with everyone from Keith Richards to Don Henley, Phil Collins, Toto, Carole King and James Taylor, will perform on Sunday, February 20th, 2022 at the Sports of Kings Theater.

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August 12, 2021

The Graveyard of COVID-19 Missed Information

The CDC’s own analysis of COVID hospitalizations, showed that the risk of death while hospitalized, was 0.3% for patients with no comorbidities

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August 12, 2021

New COVID-19 Test Sites: No Insurance Or Appointment Required

Miami-Dade & Broward County offer testing for COVID-19 at drive-up, walk-in and mobile sites

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August 12, 2021

Kay Rico Opens Another Location in Hollywood

Kay Rico Coffee has now opened Kay Rico Beach Cafe in the Wave Condominium at 2501 South Ocean Drive on Hollywood Beach

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August 12, 2021

Don’t Delay Ignite Your Idea: Apply Today Only a Few Days Left to Enter SPARK

SPARK Hollywood FL was launched in 2017 through a unique partnership between the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hollywood with support from entrepreneurially focused organizations. Entrepreneurs may submit their big idea that is at any stage of development for the pitch competition

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August 12, 2021

Get Involved! Help Shape The Future of Hallandale Beach

The City of Hallandale Beach Boards and Committees provide non-binding strategic advice/recommendations to the City Commission

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August 5, 2021

Medicaid Buy Down: Learn How To Legally Protect Your Assets From Confiscation

If you or an aging parent is entering long-term care, you are allowed to buy down your liquid resources

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August 5, 2021

There’s More to Death Than COVID-19

“Human concern in medicine, has taken a back seat to marginal scientific ethics and perhaps, secret agendas.” Marilyn M. Singleton, M.D., J.D.

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August 5, 2021

Mold, Mildew & Water Damage Experts: 1st Priority Restoration Are There To Help Solve Your Problem

Mold & viruses can enter your home through open doorways, windows, vents, and heating and air conditioning systems.

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August 5, 2021

Mask Mandate Reinstated At Many County & City Facilities: Precautions Are Being Taken, Following An Alarming Rise In COVID-19 Cases

According to the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) and the CDC's newest data, the Delta Variant is more contagious and more dangerous, than the previous variants.

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August 5, 2021

Hallandale Beach Budget Projections For Fiscal Years 2021-2025

“Cities are required by law to provide services and a balanced budget. Just like a household condo or business the costs to provide these service cost money. We can no longer utilize reserves so we have been keenly focused on how we can generate revenues.” Mayor, Joy Cooper

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August 5, 2021

Roosevelt Collier & Special Guest JUke: The ArtsPark Live Concert Series Returns to Downtown Hollywood

Soft spoken by nature, Roosevelt Collier does his hollering on the pedal steel guitar

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August 5, 2021

City Launches New Customer Service App Called “Hollywood Connect”

Need to report a pothole? Have you spotted a clogged storm drain? Or maybe you have noticed a code concern. “Hollywood Connect” is a fast, easy and convenient way for users to report non-emergency concerns directly to Hollywood City Hall.

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August 5, 2021

How To Navigate Family Feelings About Returning To School

This year may be more emotional, as many families spent the better part of the past two school years, at home, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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August 5, 2021

Authoritarians Drunk on Power: It Is Time to Recalibrate the Government

“This COVID-19 pandemic has provided the government with the perfect excuse to lay claim to a long laundry list of terrifying lockdown powers” John W. Whitehead

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August 5, 2021

Who is to Blame: For Collapse of Champlain Towers, Surfside from a Real Estate Perspective?

On Thursday, June 24th, the Champlain Condo Tower South, in the small beach community of Surfside Florida, had collapsed

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July 29, 2021

Superstar Power Couple David and Tamela Mann Come To Dania Beach: Concert and Show Benefits the Embrace Girls Foundation

Grammy® Award-Winning Recording Artist Tamela Mann along with her husband David Mann, co-stars of Tyler Perry’s hit television show, Meet the Browns

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July 29, 2021

We Will Meet You at Home: Assisting Homebound Seniors With COVID-19 Vaccinations

The Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) ‘We Will Meet You at Home’ campaign is designed to ensure every older adult who wants a shot receives a shot.

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July 29, 2021

The State of Our Nation: Still Divided & Locked Down

“Take the United States of America in the year 2021, which is not so far different from the United States of America during the Civil Rights era, or the Cold War era, or even the Depression era.” John W. Whitehead

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July 29, 2021

In Times of Tragedy, Check Your Mezuzahs

It is well known that whenever a tragedy G-d forbid hits, we right away check our Mezuzahs.

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July 29, 2021

The Delta Variant & The Building Department: Hallandale Beach Officials Are Working On Health & Safety Throughout The City

The City of Hallandale Beach let go their Building Official and two permit clerks resigned as well. With the Chaplain Towers collapse there has been a heightened awareness of all aspects of building and building safety

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July 29, 2021

It’s Happening in Hollywood at the ArtsPark This Weekend

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts presents the 24th Annual Summer Talent Show "Summer Showcase on the Beach" this Friday night, July 30 at 7 p.m.

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July 29, 2021

Pets of The Week

Adorable two year old Coco (ID 643443) who would love to make memories with you. She loves to play with toys, and might even play on her own tossing them in the air.

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July 29, 2021

Dr. Susan B. Fox, D.O., RPVI, FSVM

Fox Vein & Laser Experts Diagnostic & Treatment Center

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July 28, 2021

New Trial for Patients with Advanced and Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer Available Now

Are you, or someone you know, being treated for Advanced or Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer with chemotherapy alone?

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July 28, 2021

Welcome to Ambrosia: South Florida’s Hottest Hookah Lounge and Bar

When it comes to once in a lifetime nightlife experiences, there are few locations in South Florida that do it as well as Amir Boctor’s Ambrosia Hookah Lounge and Bar.

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July 28, 2021

World of Smoke & Vape and JUSTCBD: Working Together to Bring you the Ultimate Smoking Experience

When you enter World of Smoke & Vape Aventura, you enter the future of smoke shops and the mecca of CBD products.

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July 28, 2021

Resort Style Senior Living Community Treats Residents like Family

Mariposa, a high-end luxurious senior living community that prides itself on treating its residents with compassion and the utmost care, celebrated its grand opening on June 26th.

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July 28, 2021

Village of Extension: Hallandale’s Newest & Hottest Beauty Bar

Are you in search of a new beauty salon? Are you looking for a fun change in your life? Then the Village of Extension might just be the perfect place for you to visit.

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July 28, 2021

Elan Fine Jewelry: Crafting you the Finest Jewelry in South Florida

When it comes to crafting fine jewelry, an individual must have patience, an enormous passion for designing, and of course, the eye of a visionary. For over twenty years, Elan Aburos has personified these qualities and they have set him apart as one of the most sought out jewelry designers in South Florida.

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July 28, 2021

Best Look Inc.: Handymen & Professional Cleaning Service

Are you searching for a new handy man? Do you have drapery, rugs, tile, or some kind of carpet that is in dire need of cleaning or restoration?

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July 28, 2021

Locally-owned pest control company combines technology and unparalleled customer service to tackle the most annoying pest problems

While most of us grill burgers, sip boat drinks by the pool, and twist umbrellas into the sand, two Hollywood profes-sionals are turning their attention to tackling your rodent and pest control issues with child and pet-safe, eco-friendly products, the latest technology, and 24-hour customer service to suit anyone’s needs.

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July 28, 2021

Candice J, Renee, New Horse Owner Wins Her First Race at Gulfstream

Can you imagine the exhilaration for a brand new horse owner to win her first race at Gulfstream Park on a newly purchased thoroughbred? The thrill for Candice J. Renee (known throughout Gulfstream Park as C J,) was totally electric!

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July 28, 2021

Elite Auctioneers: Providing Expert Services Across The World

In the enterprising world of auctioneering, Elite Auctioneers LLC stands out as a company truly dedicated to its craft.

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July 28, 2021

Alpha To Omega, Isaac Mansur Wants To Help Protect Your Home

With his company, Omega Doors and Windows in Ft. Lauderdale, Isaac Mansur has your home or business covered.

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July 28, 2021

List Now while the market is hot

Not every real estate professional targets his or her career to be known as a “concierge broker.” Twenty-plus years ago, when she first started out in real estate, that was the goal of Lonna Spitaleri, now founder/owner/broker of Costa Bella Realty Group in Hollywood.

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July 28, 2021

Ronnie Lukshinski’s New Hocke Shoppe

Ronnie Lukshinski is a great guy with a positive outlook. His interests are eclectic and his personality sparkles like the jewelry and watches that surround him in his pawn and jewelry shop on NE 167th Street in North Miami Beach.

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July 28, 2021

Welcome to Ambrosia: South Florida’s Hottest Hookah Lounge and Bar

When it comes to once in a lifetime nightlife experiences, there are few locations in South Florida that do it as well as Amir Boctor’s Ambrosia Hookah Lounge and Bar.

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July 22, 2021

The Right to Be Let Alone: What to Do When COVID Strike Force Teams Come Knocking

A federal COVID-19 Vaccination Strike Force may soon be knocking on your door, especially if you live in a community with low vaccination rates. Will you let them in?

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July 22, 2021

Napoleon's Response to a Crying Nation

Legend has it that Napoleon, the great French leader, was once passing through a small town in Europe, when he heard weeping. Wanting to know what was going on, he followed the sound to inside a building, where he found men, women and children sitting on low chairs & benches, crying. The building was a synagogue and the room which had a magnificent candelabra chandelier at its center, it only had a few candles lit.

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July 22, 2021

Water Damage & Mold & Mildew Experts: 1st Priority Restoration Are There To Help Solve Your Problem

1st Priority Restoration is the first company to call following significant damage to a home from floods, water damage, sewage backup and other major water events. One tiny water leak can create huge problems in a home or business, it can lead to even more expensive water damage and mold which can affect your health.

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July 22, 2021

Goodbye For Now: A Heartfelt Tribute From Children Who Lost Their Parents In The Surfside Collapse

Itty and Tzvi Ainsworth, who died when their 11th-floor condo in Champlain Towers South in Surfside collapsed on June 24.

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July 22, 2021

Lights Camera Action: The Hallandale Beach CRA Commercial Film Incentive Grant Program

If you are a budding file maker or a seasoned professional, the Hallandale Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (HBCRA) has designed a Commercial Film Incentive Program to promote economic development; attract more film producers to the city and by extension, you can motivate more investors to open businesses, in the City of Hallandale Beach. So, now would be a great time to get your creative juices flowing!

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July 22, 2021

Parking & Building Maintenance: Hallandale Beach Is Examining Problems & Looking For Solutions

“It is difficult to look at parking as a service, but it is. We have had a parking program in our city for years. It simply was at the beach and at Joe Scavo Park. We are now looking at expanding it." Hallandale Beach Mayor, Joy Cooper

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July 22, 2021

Special Olympics Will Include Pickleball In Broward County

Broward County is the first county in Florida to include pickleball in the variety of sports offered through Special Olympics

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July 22, 2021

Hollywood Beach, What Types of Food Packaging Can Be Used?

The City of Hollywood is committed to reducing our environmental impact and becoming more sustainable. One step the City has taken in achieving this goal is to ban the use of non-biodegradable containers, like plastics and expanded polystyrene foam (EPS), for serving food products.

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July 22, 2021

World Renown Brand Ramon Puig Guyaberas Reopens Doors: After Being Forced To Close During the Covid-19 Pandemic, They Now Are Back

Ramon Puig opened his first guayabera store in Cuba 1943, in the ancestral home of the garment

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July 22, 2021

Stop the Paid Parking Plan

Alexander Lewy was elected to the Hallandale Beach City Commission in 2010 and served until 2014. He has worked for national non-profit organizations since leaving office and serves on the Board of Trustees for Temple Beth El of Hollywood.

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July 22, 2021

How To Tackle ‘Adulting' Milestones

"Developing confidence as an adult has a lot to do with learning to handle your finances," said Karen Orosco

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July 22, 2021

Village of Extension: Hallandale’s Newest & Hottest Beauty Bar

Are you in search of a new beauty salon? Are you looking for a fun change in your life? Then the Village of Extension might just be the perfect place for you to visit.

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July 15, 2021

The Second Amendment’s Right to Bear Arms: What It Means

“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” — The Second Amendment to the US Constitution.

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July 15, 2021

Paint The Town Hallandale Beach

The HBCRA offers a paint voucher worth up to $500, for the purchase of exterior paint and supplies for a residential property being painted by the homeowner

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July 15, 2021

Candice J, Renee, New Horse Owner Wins Her First Race at Gulfstream

Can you imagine the exhilaration for a brand new horse owner to win her first race at Gulfstream Park on a newly purchased thoroughbred?

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July 15, 2021

Free Services to Surfside Building Collapse Victims and Their Families

“The mental trauma of surviving and even simply witnessing a disaster like this cannot be understated,” explained Albizu University Chancellor, Dr. Tilokie DePoo

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July 15, 2021

Free Community College: Would It Make Our Workers Smarter and Our Country Richer?

The free community college proposals aren't short of support: 83% of Democrats back free public college and university, as do 39% of Republicans

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July 15, 2021

Virtual Town Hall Forum Regarding The New Parking Ordinance

On Monday, July 19th 2021, the Hallandale Beach Commission will be conducting a Virtual Town Hall Forum to discuss the new parking ordinance

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July 15, 2021

Parking Charge Community Forum July 19 / Patriots Meet July 20

There is an online petition to sign at: www.Change.org/StoptheHallandaleParkingMeters

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July 15, 2021

Got Any Bright Ideas? We Want to Hear Them! Apply Today and Ignite Your Idea!

The City of Hollywood Office of Communications, Marketing and Economic Development and Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce have partnered to present this year’s SPARK Hollywood FL events. The SPARK Hollywood FL initiative is designed to support and grow entrepreneurship in our City.

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July 15, 2021

Critical Race Theory

Just as Karl Marx interpreted all of human history as a fight between the “proletariat” (oppressed) and the “capitalists” (oppressors) using a method I can only call “Illogical Abstractionism,” so also do the “critical race theorists,” who use a rigid abstraction to divide all of mankind into one of two groups.

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July 15, 2021

Hallandale Beach Police Department: Would like to congratulate Officer John Cameron on his retirement

Hallandale Beach Police Department Officer John Cameron

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July 15, 2021

Cinema Paradiso: New Programming Brings More Hollywood

"A lot of films were held back because of the Pandemic, so, we're mostly going to show the films everyone has been waiting to see for the past year," said Bonnie Adams, Senior Program Director for the Cinemas

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July 15, 2021

Aventura Is Coming: The Brightline Station Will Soon Be A Reality

Brightline's Aventura station will open at the 19800 block of West Dixie Highway.

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July 15, 2021

A Message from the City Manager: Review of Building Structures in Aventura

“Miami-Dade County operates under some of the most stringent building regulations and codes in the United States, and safety and security is the most important aspect” Aventura City Manager Ronald J. Wasson

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July 15, 2021

Aventura Branch Library Happenings

Talk, Read, Sing for Preschoolers - Furry Tales and Much More

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July 15, 2021

Surfside Information & Support

The community's generous support of Surfside is greatly appreciated

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July 15, 2021

How To Reset Hair for Summer

A Celebrity Hair Stylist Shares Her Expert Tips and Tricks

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July 15, 2021

What Do Doctors Think about the COVID-19 Vaccine Jab?

“Bad things happen to people all of the time and sometimes, right after they have had a shot. The shot may have had nothing to do with it.” Jane M. Orient, M.D.

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July 8, 2021

Fox Vein & Laser Experts: Dr. Susan B. Fox, D.O., RPVI, FSVM Is Board Certified

For years, Fox Vein and Laser Experts has been at the forefront of vein therapy and laser procedures. Around five years ago, Dr. Fox expanded the practice to include many non-invasive cutting-edge procedures such as microneedling, tattoo removal, hydrofacials, PRP, hair restoration, skin rejuvenation, peels, lasers and so much more.

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July 8, 2021

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance

Businesses and residents affected by the collapse of the Champlain Towers South can apply for low-interest disaster loans

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July 8, 2021

1st Priority Restoration: Water Damage / Mold & Mildew Experts

A Restoration Company such as 1st Priority Restoration is usually the first company to call following significant damage to a home from floods, water damage, sewage backup and other major water events. The job of a restoration company is to clean up the mess and to preserve and protect the home and its contents so that further damage will not occur.

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July 8, 2021

Pandemic Retirement Panic

Research has found that over 1 in 5 (21%) people say the financial stress brought on by the pandemic has forced them to reassess the retirement age they had originally planned

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July 8, 2021

COVID ZOMBIES: A High School Teachers' Aide Journey Through the Pandemic

In chronological order, the writer, BRIAN SHAW, takes you into his life as a high school teachers' aide and behaviorist, in March 2020

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July 8, 2021

New Rules And Regulations Regarding Condominium Safety Measures For Buildings

“Our residents can be confident, that our City has been working to assure that all buildings, are up to date with their inspections and those that are not in compliance, will be addressed” Hallandale Beach Mayor, Joy Cooper

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July 8, 2021

Social Citizens Group Honor the Past and Head for The Future

Aerial view of Motel Row in Sunny Isles, Fl., 1955

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July 8, 2021

George Orwell’s 1984 Has Become A Blueprint For Our Dystopian Reality

Written more than 70 years ago, 1984 was George Orwell’s chilling prophecy about the future. While 1984 has come and gone, his dystopian vision of a government that will do anything to control the narrative, is timelier than ever.

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July 8, 2021

City of Hollywood

Introduces New Ways to Report Issues with Short-Term Rentals

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July 8, 2021

Have Allergies? Tips to feel your best indoors and out

A runny nose, watery eyes, itchy throat, nagging cough - as the weather changes throughout the year, different allergens can increase, making you miserable in numerous ways. Medications can help, but there are all-natural steps you can take to help you feel your best, whether indoors or outside.

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July 8, 2021

Surfside Condo Collapse: Here’s How to Help - Donations, Resources & Volunteer Registration

On June 24, a condo partially collapsed in Surfside, Florida, leaving dozens of residents unaccounted for.

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July 1, 2021

4th of July Fireworks Celebrations

All are welcome to celebrate our nation’s 245th birthday on Hollywood Beach at the annual Star-Spangled Spectacular 4th of July Celebration. Sponsored by the City of Hollywood Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts and the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency-Beach District, this annual July 4th event will feature entertainment beginning at 5:00 p.m., a special recognition of a local NFL star at 6:30 p.m., and a dazzling offshore fireworks display beginning at 9:00 p.m.

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July 1, 2021

Surfside Tragedy: What Now?

Above: Rabbi Noach Bernstein and Chabad Chayil volunteers Motty Sternberg & Sholom Brashavitzsky together with Rescue Workers in Surfside

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July 1, 2021

The Parker Playhouse: New Name, Look and a Star-Studded Lineup

“When the Broward Center began managing The Parker in 2005, it was immediately clear that the performers and audiences loved the hall, but that it was in need of upgrades after so many years,” said Broward Center President and CEO Kelley Shanley.

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July 1, 2021

Support Pets in Need:

Animal Care and Libraries Partner To Accept Donations at Six Locations

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July 1, 2021

The Tragic Event of Champlain Towers Is Still Resonating Around The Globe

CADENA Israel is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assist in emergencies and prevention of natural disasters around the world. ( Cadena Israel Facebook Photo June 26th Surfside Fl - www.facebook.com/cadenaenisrael/ )

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July 1, 2021

Hallandale Beach Police Athletic League

PAL has embraced the phrase that “Sports are a metaphor for life”

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July 1, 2021

One Nation: Under Greed

“By the time you factor in the financial blowback from the COVID-19 Pandemic with its politicized mandates, lockdowns and payouts, it becomes quickly apparent that we are now ruled by a government consumed with squeezing every last penny out of the population and seemingly unconcerned, if essential freedoms, are trampled on, in the process.“ John W. Whitehead

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July 1, 2021

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance

Broward County Opens Three Service Centers To Help You

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July 1, 2021

Local EDM Artist Epidemika Kicks off July 4th Weekend in South Beach

A evening of drinks, dancing, & Electronic Dance music at Treehouse Nightclub

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June 24, 2021

Race to Zero Hallandale Beach: Charts Path to Net-Zero Emissions by 2050

“By the time I’m 80 – if cities, states and nations don’t meet these targets – our area is projected to suffer from as much as 4.5 feet of sea level rise” said Alyssa Jones Wood, the City of Hallandale Beach’s Sustainability & Resiliency Officer

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June 24, 2021

Juneteenth: Freedom For All

In the wake of nationwide unrest, after the 2020 death of George Floyd, legislation was introduced, to turn the Juneteenth commemoration, into "Juneteenth National Independence Day.” On June 17th President Joe Biden signed a bill officially declaring Juneteenth a federal holiday.

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June 24, 2021

1st Priority Restoration: Never Fool Around With Mold & Mildew

If you are concerned you might have a mold or mildew problem it is best to call professionals for a complete evaluation of your home. Your health is your most important asset, so just like you go see a doctor for a test, your home health needs testing as well.

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June 24, 2021

Congratulations! Local Student’s Named To University’s Dean’s List

A Dean's List is an academic award, or distinction, used to recognize the level of highest scholarship demonstrated by students in a college or university

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June 24, 2021

Parking & The Budget: Balancing a City’s Budget, Is Often a Daunting Task

Over the past week, there have been many residents reaching out to the Commission, regarding parking. I know that I have written about this twice, but, I will continue to keep the residents informed. Parking is only one part of a larger issue, addressing the revenues in our city.

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June 24, 2021

Notice to City of Hollywood Utility Customers

Reinstatement of Disconnections for Past Due Balances Begins October 1st

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June 24, 2021

There Is No Place Like Home: The Pandemic Proves The Importance of “Home”

Just like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, the Pandemic has proven the importance of “home” in a crisis

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June 24, 2021

Let's Get Social - Again! The Pandemic Couldn’t Stop These Social Citizens

The Social Citizens of Southeast Florida (SCS) mission is to Educate, Entertain and Socialize so all their members can and will have a good time in whatever they partake in.

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June 15, 2021

Be Part of the June 22nd Celebration

Meet Yanayra Becerra Duque, M.D. (Above), Yiliam Castillo, M.D. and Juan Emilio Rodriguez Linares, MSN, APRN, FNP-C at the June 22nd celebration.

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June 15, 2021

“Pop-Up” Vaccination Sites

Get vaccinated in your bathing suit at Hollywood Broadwalk Charnow Park Friday, June 18 through Saturday, June 19; 10AM – 6PM. No appointment required! No insurance necessary!

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June 15, 2021

Unfazed: Journeys of Resilience

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson - After the decimation of the Holocaust, the Rebbe breathed new life and vitality into the Jewish people.

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June 15, 2021

Hollywood is Plastic and Foam Free

On Hollywood Beach at City-Owned Properties & by City Vendors

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June 15, 2021

Parking Meters in Hallandale Beach

The City Commission is Developing a Comprehensive Program for this controversial issue

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June 15, 2021

Exceptional Father’s Day Gifts

For Exceptional Discounts with Brand International

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June 15, 2021

A Lot Is Happening In Hollywood

Mural Project Dedication, Community Pools Are Open & ArtsPark Movie Night

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June 15, 2021

Patriots Support Hallandale Sanitation Dept. but Oppose Parking Machines on Residential Streets

The Patriots are adamant about stopping the proposal by the Hallandale Beach City Commission to place digital parking machines along residential streets including Golden Isles Drive, Three Islands Blvd., NE 14th Avenue, Diana Drive and by all parking including YMCA and HB Johnson.

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June 15, 2021

Transit Rolls Out New Express Service Buses

Eco-friendly buses feature an array of customer amenities

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June 15, 2021

The Art of Tim Forman: Florida Everglades Opens July 3rd through September 26th

“When outdoors, I am drawn to light and the horizon,” said Forman. “My work is influenced by A. E. Backus, who helped me to discover the simple beauty of Florida. I have been painting it ever since.”

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June 15, 2021

The American Dream

Mo Mohamed & Paul Kruss: A Success Story

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June 11, 2021

Aventura Branch Library Happenings

Talk, Read, Sing for Preschoolers - Furry Tales and Much More

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June 11, 2021

Aventura Traffic Update

Affecting Island Boulevard and Northeast 183rd Street

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June 11, 2021

Welcome Back

To The Aventura Community Recreation Center

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June 11, 2021

Summer Camp Starts In June

Registration is Open For Residents & Non-Residents

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June 11, 2021

Now Showing At The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center

Atlantic City Boys • The Motowners • Rocky and the Rollers

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June 11, 2021

Why Choosing Clean, Traceable Beauty Products Is Essential

What does clean mean when it comes to beauty products?

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June 11, 2021

Thinking of Selling Your Boat?

Record-Low Inventory has buyers on the lookout for their dream boat

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June 11, 2021

Founders Park SplashPad Summer Hours

Please be aware that face masks must be worn at both the welcome booth check-in as well as at the SplashPad gate entrance

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June 11, 2021

Everybody Loves A Freebee

Freebee the free ride-hailing, on-demand, electric transportation service to residents and visitors started last Wednesday, May 26, 2021.

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June 11, 2021

Be Part of The Celebration

The Karmic ice-cream truck will be a part of the June 22nd celebration to pass out some delicious treats.

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June 8, 2021

Sell Your Change

When it comes to your coins, stamps or paper money, Steib's Sales East Coast can help you

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June 8, 2021

Water Damage - Leak Detection - Mold Testing: 1st Priority Restoration can find the source of the leak, fix it, restore your property and work directly with your insurance

A Restoration Company such as 1st Priority Restoration is usually the first company to call following significant damage to a home from floods, water damage, sewage backup and other major water events. The job of a restoration company is to clean up the mess and to preserve and protect the home and its contents so that further damage will not occur.

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June 8, 2021

Sparking Entrepreneurism In Hollywood

SPARK Hollywood - Let's Launch Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

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June 8, 2021

Pet Diarrhea: When to Head to The Vet

If a pet has a sudden bout of diarrhea, there are some at-home measures that pet owners can take to help their loved ones.

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June 8, 2021

City of Hollywood Property Improvement & Business Opportunities

The City of Hollywood has launched a new promotional campaign called “Homegrown Hollywood.”

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June 8, 2021

Florida Lifeline Telephone Assistance Program

The Lifeline program offers discounted telecommunications service for qualified low-income customers

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June 8, 2021

Alternative Prom & Beach Cleaning

Beach cleaning is a very important job in every beach front community. I (Mayor, Joy Cooper) along with my colleagues have received many calls regarding beach cleaning and I want to apologize on behalf of our city for the recent problems we have encountered.

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June 8, 2021

The 100 Deadliest Days Have Begun

An Average of Seven People are Killed Per Day By A Teen Driver

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June 8, 2021

Stephen Cummings Receives Award

Stephen Cummings receives an award from Key Club LT Governor Shana Xia from American Heritage High School for his philanthropy toward the key clubs in Broward County

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June 8, 2021

Youth Advisory Board

Get Involved, The Deadline Is This Friday To Register

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June 8, 2021

Fox Vein and Laser Experts

Fox Vein & Laser Experts has been a leader in vein treatment and care for over 20 years, with a focus on venous insufficiency, endovenous laser, sclerotherapy, foam sclerotherapy, phlebectomies, ultrasound guided therapies and so much more.

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June 3, 2021

The COVID-19 Craziness

Proves That Einstein Was Right

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June 3, 2021

Everybody Loves A Freebee

Plus Summer Camp Registration

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June 3, 2021

For Our Kids

We Need To Get This Summer Right

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June 3, 2021

Bone Voyage

International Travel With Pets

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June 3, 2021

Hurricane Season

Begins This Week

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June 3, 2021

The City of Hollywood is Using A New Web Solution That Helps Identify Unregistered
Vacation Rentals

through Artificial Intelligence to Help Manage Short-term Rental Compliance

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June 3, 2021

It’s Sad When Our History Is Forgotten

Let Us Remember The Many Soldiers That Had Given The Ultimate Sacrifice

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June 3, 2021

4 Steps to Grief Recovery

You must have a purpose, a direction on which to focus your heart, mind, and efforts. Without such a purpose, your mind will dwell on the pain of your loss, and soon you will drown in anguish.

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June 3, 2021

Water Damage
Leak Detection
Mold Testing

1st Priority Restoration - Protecting Your Home & Your Health