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Even more medical marijuana licenses expected as state revamps application process

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 11:35

State health officials are preparing to revamp the application process for medical-marijuana businesses, with the hope of issuing up to seven new licenses before the end of the year, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office told The News Service of Florida on Thursday.

The state Office of Medical Marijuana Use...

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Who will replace Laurie Jennings at WPLG Channel 10? Viewers offer their picks on social media

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 04:50

Are South Florida viewers watching an on-air audition for WPLG-Ch. 10 anchor Laurie Jennings’ successor?

Since the longtime broadcaster announced April 7 that she was stepping down from the anchor desk to spend more time with her family, South Floridians have been wondering, who will take her coveted...

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South Florida's Top Workplaces for 2019

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 21:00

The Sun Sentinel surveyed more than 25,000 employees in South Florida to find the best places to work. More than 12,000 employees responded to the survey. These 71 employers stood out as Top Workplaces. Small organizations have fewer than 125 employees in South Florida; midsize have 125-399; large...

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Fort Lauderdale International Auto Show is back

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 16:40

Richard and Carol Maringer of Hollywood were really revved up for the return of the Fort Lauderdale International Auto Show.

So much so that they arrived early, too early (about an hour or so) opening day Thursday at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.

They grabbed a bite...

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Ask a real estate pro: My house is in my mother's name but her health is failing. What can I do?

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 07:00

Q: My credit was damaged because of divorce, so my mother helped me buy my house by putting it in her name. I have lived here for 11 years and always paid the bills. I am concerned because she has dementia and her health is failing. Should I have her deed the house over to me? — Sally

A: In my...

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Back in the day, this city reached for the sky. It's bringing the boom time back.

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 06:30

It was built in what seemed to be the middle of nowhere back in the mid-’70s, hailed as the tallest building west of Interstate 95. People wondered why anyone would build such a large thing so far out of town — all the way out in farm country.

The completion of the 10-story Coral Springs Financial...

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Four Seasons hotel and condos to open on Fort Lauderdale beach next year

Thu, 04/18/2019 - 06:00

Fort Lauderdale is getting a new 22-story hotel and condo project on the beach. The luxury Four Seasons is on track to open by late next year, its developer said Wednesday.

The Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences will rise at 525 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., with more than 50 percent of...

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Medical marijuana licenses granted for eight more Florida operators

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 18:50

Florida is adding eight more medical marijuana operators to the 14 businesses currently selling cannabis throughout the state.

The new additions to Florida’s rapidly growing medical-marijuana industry — projected to generate more than $2.5 billion in annual revenue within five years — come from...

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Telehealth market taking shape in Florida Legislature

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 11:40

In a move that could signal health-care negotiations between the chambers, two Senate panels have passed proposals that bring the Senate closer to the House on the issue of telehealth.

The Senate Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee agreed Tuesday to allow insurance companies to...

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Is that a cruise ship or an office building? Royal Caribbean's proposed new Miami headquarters is ship shape

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 08:25

Talk about ship shape.

Royal Caribbean is planning a new Miami headquarters that will look a lot like one of its cruise ships.

The 10-story building will have a curvy ship-shape form that will take up 350,000 square-feet at PortMiami, according to the cruise line. The project is pending full approval...

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Cancer Treatment Centers misses jobs goal for nearly $2.4 million in incentives

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 05:30

With the inability to create and retain 225 jobs, Boca Raton-based Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s nearly $2.4 million in economic incentives contracts with state and local government are coming to an end.

The for-profit hospital company had until 2021 to complete its state contract, according...

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Aldi store opens Thursday in Boynton Beach

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 11:20

Aldi opens its first store in Boynton Beach on Thursday. The store is located at 3452 W. Boynton Beach Blvd., just west of Congress Avenue.

The store is part of a $3.4 billion investment by the Illinois-based discount grocer to expand to 2,500 stores nationwide by the end of 2022.

Aldi operates...

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Think twice before sharing medical secrets with Amazon's Alexa, Florida's CFO warns

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 18:55

Amid reports that Amazon employs thousands of people to listen to customers talk to their virtual personal assistant Alexa, Florida’s chief financial officer is warning residents to be careful what they say about their private health matters.

He also revealed steps Alexa owners might not realize...

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Dania's oceanfront restaurant shut down for 'very unsafe' conditions

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 13:00

A city-owned restaurant on the oceanfront has been shut down for dangerous conditions.

Dania Beach Grill, 65 N. Beach Road, was abruptly shut down Wednesday after inspectors uncovered a list of violations that was more than three pages long: damaged and corroded awnings, broken beams, rotten wood,...

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Tommy Bahama to move into larger space on Las Olas with 'relaxed' bar

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 18:50

Tommy Bahama customers in Fort Lauderdale will be able to sip cocktails and eat light fare next year as they shop for beach- and loungewear at a new Las Olas Boulevard location.

The national retailer of men’s and women’s island-themed apparel and accessories has yet to announce the move scheduled...

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People's Trust owner loses bid to force late partner's widow to slash buy-out deal by millions

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 18:00

Ultimately, choosing “the hard way” didn’t help the owner of People’s Trust Insurance Co. to shave millions off his purchase deal — and could end up costing him even more.

A Palm Beach County Circuit Judge this week ruled that George W. Schaeffer has no legal standing to compel the widow of his...

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Stores and restaurants double down on Las Olas Boulevard

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 12:20

Despite a churn of businesses along Las Olas Boulevard, longtime retailers are expanding their presence along Fort Lauderdale's premier commercial corridor.

Driven largely by the explosion of high rise condo and multifamily rental developments in and around downtown, retailers such as flower shops,...

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Facial recognition is spreading at cruise and airports. Should you worry about your privacy?

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 10:35

Say goodbye to standing in long lines clutching boarding passes and other travel documents.

Step this way, instead. Look into the camera lens and off you go.

Sound convenient? Technology companies working with travel providers and the federal government to install facial recognition systems at...

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Free HBO, Tax Day freebies and deals good now, free entry at 24 fun attractions | Freebie Friday

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 08:11

Happy Freebie Friday! 

Tax Day is Monday, April 15, and claiming freebies is EZ with my list of dining deals. Some offers are available now. 

Binge on HBO's "Game of Thrones" on HBO and catch the long-awaited season premier Sunday without a subscription on DirecTV and during Xfinity's Watchathon...

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Not ready for Tax Day? Here's how to file an extension

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 14:44

Tax Day is Monday, April 15.

Need more time? Lost or missing documents can turn tax season into a giant headache, but they don't have to stall you for long. Here are some common tax necessities that might go missing — and what a tax pro says you can do if they give you the slip.

Lost: Your W-2 ...
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