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As of January 2010, Broward County has received more than $584 million in federal stimulus funding as a result of the Federal government's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Of that total, in excess of $50 million has been awarded directly to Broward County government in the form of twelve stimulus grant projects. A recovery Web Site has been created to track and update the implementation of the various stimulus projects.
New America Media, Commentary, Doris MeissnerGiven the jockeying that goes on to get mentioned in a State of the Union speech, it is not surprising that insiders pushing the immigration reform agenda celebrated success. Their issue made it into the speech, reaffirming that the president’s commitment remains alive and well.Outsiders, however, were disappointed and displeased because the call “to continue the work of fixing our broken immigration system” fell far short of the rallying cry they wanted to hear. The blogosphere kicked into high gear, mostly pronouncing immigration legislation dead for 2010.
The Port of Miami and its partners are coordinating efforts to provide emergency aid to the people of Haiti. These humanitarian relief efforts are in response to the catastrophic earthquake which occurred in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on January 12, 2010.On January 14, 2010, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners approved Resolution R-01-10 authorizing the Port of Miami to waive port-related charges for Haitian-bound relief supplies. In addition, the Port of Miami is partnering with two long-standing relief agencies - Friend Ships Unlimited and Peace for Haiti – to directly provide humanitarian assistance to the Haitian earthquake victims using the Friend Ship vessel, Integrity. Individual members of the International Longshoremen’s Association have also agreed to donate their time in loading the humanitarian aid and are part of a broader labor union effort donating aid to Haiti.
The entire University of the West Indies community is devastated by the loss of the colossal Caribbean cultural icon, Professor the Honourable Rex Nettleford. Save for the three years he spent as a Rhodes Scholar at Oriel College, Oxford, Rex Nettleford has lived his entire adult life at and for The University of the West Indies.
Dr. Elly du Pre(BROWARD COUNTY, FL) – The 2010 Census is around the corner, and it is more important than ever for Broward County residents to understand why it is so vitally important to be counted.To this end, Broward County Census 2010 offers a Speakers Bureau featuring prominent local Census experts who can speak to your group, business or organization on a wide variety of topics, including: