Nominations are now open for the 2012 Prime Minister’s Medal of Appreciation for Service to Jamaica. Making the announcement, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller said, “In this 50th year of our political independence it is important that we celebrate the people who have helped to build our country, many of whom are unsung heroes in their communities, here and abroad.”
With hurricane season upon us, Broward County Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department and Solid Waste and Recycling Services remind everyone that now is a good time to inspect and evaluate your trees for risk of failure during a storm. Factors which affect the likelihood of tree failure or damage during a hurricane or severe storm include tree planting depth, soil moisture levels, tree species, proper tree maintenance, tree locations and groupings, overall tree health and tree structure. Pruning of Trees and Palms Prior to Storms and Hurricanes: • When pruning trees in advance of Hurricane Season, prune for strength and form.
You are cordially invited to attend School Board District 2’s Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, June 28th, 2012 from 6 to 8 PM at Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, 698 NW 47th TERR, Miami, FL.
“It has been exciting to see this new development,” said Commissioner Moss. “These new facilities will surely enhance the community’s enjoyment of all the wonderful amenities of this great beach park.”   This new development is another great example of the implementation of the Miami-Dade Parks Master Plan Mission to connect people and parks for life.  The improvements include a new 6,124 square-foot building at the west end of the beach that houses the following new amenities: public restrooms; new lifeguard headquarters; the new “La Playa Grill” restaurant and concession area with a screened-in dining area and a walk-around balcony for outdoor eating.
Sunday, 23 September 2012 19:34

Broward County Commission News

Tentative Approval Given For FY 2013 County Budget; Final Public Hearing is September 27Broward County Commissioners have given tentative approval to the Fiscal Year 2013 budget, which keeps the tax rate stable. The proposed millage rate, including voted debt service, is 5.553 which is the same as the current FY 2012 combined millage rate.   County Receives Master Building Permit for Main Tower; Construction to Begin Mid-October Broward County has received the Master Building Permit authorizing construction of the new courthouse tower. The permit allows the contractor, who has completed installation of test piles, to begin construction on the main portion of the building in mid-October. Follow courthouse construction developments on
Thursday, 26 July 2012 01:50

Cast Your Vote for Food For The Poor!

Food For The Poor has been selected as a finalist in two categories of the 4th Annual CLASSY Awards. Among the 2,400 submissions, Food For The Poor was chosen as a top five regional finalist for Charity of the Year and for the Disaster Relief and International Aid category.  The CLASSY Awards is the largest charity awards ceremony in the country that celebrates the greatest philanthropic achievements by nonprofit organizations, socially conscious businesses, and individuals worldwide. 
The Beacon Council attended Salon Allure's swim fashion show on Friday and announced in a video the second year in a row that the Beacon Council will partner with New York for Fashion's Night Out Miami, a celebration of the retail industry with participating stores, scheduled for Sept. 6 from 6 to 11 pm. The video shows Frank R. Nero, The Beacon Council President and CEO, and Vice President Pamela Fuertes, who discussed the business of fashion and the importance of the Creative Design Industry. The video also included footage of last year's FNO activities, the Wolfsonian as well as students from the University of Miami, School of Architecture and the Miami International School of Art and Design.
Thursday, 02 August 2012 15:58

Building Contractor Fair

On August 7, 2012, Building Contractors are invited to join New England Development, Eastern Real Estate, EMJ Construction and the City of West Palm to learn about contracting opportunities for the new Palm Beach Outlets Development project.  A similar fair was held on July 9th and more than 400 site-work related contractors were in attendance.  This time, Building contractors are invited to come out and learn about bidding opportunities. The Developers recently acquired an 80-acre property located on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard at Interstate 95 in West Palm Beach, Florida.  The Palm Beach Outlets will include an open-air outlet center and an adjacent shopping center featuring a dynamic mix of national and retail tenants. Palm Beach Outlets is expected to open in 2013.
Sunday, 05 September 2010 14:09

Story of Interest

The Miami-Dade County Artificial Reef Program was established by DERM in 1981 and since then it has established or assisted other applicants to establish offshore and inshore artificial reef sites, which span the length of Miami-Dade's 35 nautical mile coast.
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