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Get free citizenship application assistance at upcoming sessions

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 15:30

One weekend a month for the next three months, a coalition of local organizations, lawyers and elected officials will offer free assistance to permanent residents applying to be American citizens. But there are some requirements.

Florida Immigrant Coalition, a Miami-based immigrant advocacy group,...

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I just sing for fun | Opinion

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 15:00

I may never sing again. Yes, that’s the dramatic first line of this column. And here’s the last line: So all I have left to show for all this is too much mascara to remove. Should I fill in the blanks?

I remember the day Jeff spots a small article announcing auditions for a possible new senior...

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Early morning apartment fire may have been intentionally set, reports say

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 05:30

An apartment fire that significantly damaged one unit at a Lauderhill apartment complex and caused water damage to others early Wednesday may have been a case of arson, according to preliminary reports.

Lauderhill Fire-Rescue was called to the fire on the second floor of The Parkwest Apartments...

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Vehicle fire on Turnpike closes two northbound lanes

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 14:45

Two northbound lanes on Florida’s Turnpike were closed after an SUV caught fire on the shoulder Friday afternoon, Lauderhill fire officials said.

The fire erupted between Surnise and Oakland Park boulevards, according to a tweet and a photo posted by Lauderhill Fire Rescue at about 2:40 p.m.


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Aspiring South Florida football player turns himself in to face manslaughter charge

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 20:40

A 21-year-old aspiring football player turned himself in to Lauderhill police Wednesday to face a manslaughter charge.

Tyri Strong was playing with a gun in the backseat of a car when it went off and killed a man in the front seat, a prosecutor said Thursday at Strong’s first-appearance hearing...

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Weekday Warbirds Golf Club a hole-in-one for retirees

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 17:40

A group of retirees is leading the good life as members of the Weekday Warbirds Golf Club. The 9-year-old club was started by Mike Good, of Weston, with the goal of friendly competition, camaraderie and golfing at a low cost. The diversified club is composed of all races and creeds and the common...

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Kids of Character: Royal Palm Elementary School student cares for her classmates

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 13:10

This is one in a series of profiles this school year of students who are nominated by teachers and chosen by editors as best exemplifying Broward County Public School's character pillars: responsibility, citizenship, kindness, respect, honesty, self-control, tolerance and cooperation.

Cassidy Diaz

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Lauderhill man gunned down in his driveway, cops say

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 14:10

He was standing in the driveway of his home just before midnight when the shots were fired and now Lauderhill police are searching for the killer.

Officers were responding to reports of a shooting on Friday when they found Jaquan Bush with a gunshot wound lying in front of his home in the 1800...

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SAKE Awards honor scholar-athletes and volunteers in city of Lauderhill

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 14:20

It is always a cause of celebration for the city of Lauderhill when the SAKE (Sports Advancing Kids Education) Awards come around every year to honor scholar-athletes and volunteers. The 11th annual awards event took place at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center.

SAKE was initiated by former Lauderhill...

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Jackie Gleason's widow, Marilyn Taylor Gleason, dies in Fort Lauderdale

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 18:50

Marilyn Taylor Gleason – widow of The Great One and sister of “Jackie Gleason Show” choreographer June Taylor – died Tuesday night at 93 in Broward Health Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale.

“She was a woman ahead of her time. She was comfortable in her own life,” said Craig Horwich, Marilyn’s son...

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Social justice group to focus on senior abuse in nursing homes

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 18:10

They work behind the scenes trying to fix what’s wrong in the community.

They are BOLD Justice, or Broward Organized Leaders Doing Justice, an interfaith organization comprised of 23 congregations throughout Broward County.

The group is hosting a free event April 8 expected to draw more than 1,200...

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