n 2010, the Broward Sheriff’s Office joined efforts with the Southern Poverty Law Center to create the film Bullied: a Student, a School and a Case that Made History, which tells the story of the first gay student to sue a school district in federal court for failing to protect him from bullying.
Jeffery London, 48, was arrested Wednesday night at his home in Lauderdale Lakes after returning from conducting bible study at the Bible Church of God in Fort Lauderdale. Earlier this month, the victim, who is now 18 years old, confided in a friend from church that he was abused repeatedly over the decade he lived with London. The victim’s mother had left him in London’s care when he was 8 years old after facing hard financial times.
The Broward Coalition is on the forefront of fighting for the rights of condominium and Home owner associations to be protected from the abusive banks and lending institutions that are sitting back and purposely stalling foreclosures proceedings on properties they own. They are heartlessly forcing association members to shell out hundreds of thousands of dollars to pick up the financial slack.
On Saturday, January 21, 2012, a Candlelight Memorial Vigil will be held for Bradford Fernandez in Tamarac Florida. Bradford was only 14 years old when he took his life on January 21, 2011. He was in 8th grade and attended Westpine Middle School in Sunrise.
The memorial is open to everyone and parents and teens are encouraged to attend as there will be an emotional presentation by Bradford’s mother Ana Fernandez. Fernandez, who has created the non-profit organization “The Bradford Organization,” will be discussing Bradford’s life in the hope that it may educate people about teen suicide and show how parents and teens can recognize the warning signs and get the help that they need before it’s too late.
Just a few months ago, if you asked city officials if there were plans for a charter schools they would have said no.
I don’t know if they if they didn’t want to consider the idea or were keeping quiet on any proposals. There is no denying that charter schools have gained in popularity among families in Broward county, drawing over 6,215 new students from public schools from last year for a total of 29,500 students in the district.
Does anyone remember the days when South Florida had Zayre’s Department stores just about everywhere?
In Tamarac, Zayre’s was located at 7350 W. Commercial Blvd which is now where Staples is located. That corner doesn’t even belong to Tamarac anymore as it has been annexed by Lauderhill. Back in 1989, Ames Department Stores bought out Zayre’s stores but after several years they proved unprofitable and eventually closed them up in 2002 ceasing operations.
Here both sides of the chilling 911 tape of the shooting of a father shot by his mother-in-law in Tamarac Florida
Last week while driving through the intersection of Commercial Boulevard and University Drive, I saw a group of teenage boys walking in and out of traffic holding football helmets while asking for money. Were they part of a school football team? There was nothing printed anywhere that had their team name.
Aldi opened its much-anticipated Tamarac location on December 1st.
The newest location at 7050 N University Drive is located on the Northeast corner of University and McNab Road is a full Aldi grocery store with beer and wine sales.
We enjoy the the Gary B Jones Dog Park because it is a clean, well-maintained park that has some great features: tall water fountains for people and short ones for dogs, a dog-washing area, a large and a small dog area, covered pavilions and a concrete walking path for the adults.
On Thanksgiving both the Tamarac Kiwanis and the Key Club of Piper High School sponsored the Thanksgiving Holiday Orphan Meal (THOM) at the Tamarac Community Center where residents enjoyed a free Thanksgiving dinner surrounded by new friends. [imagebrowser id=13] Photos by Kiwanis members Mary Brown and Juan Rayes from the event. The idea behind the […]
What do you get when you mix Afghanistan dust, a few turkeys and more than 220 coalition service members and civilians? The answer is the Tamarac Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5K race.
Head over to the Tamarac Community Center this Thanksgiving where you can enjoy a free Thanksgiving dinner surrounded by new friends.
Parents, since Broward County schools are closed this week, don’t plan on visiting a Tamarac park this Monday. In fact, go visit any neighboring city park except Tamarac where you will find all facilities open to the public. Back in 2010, the City of Tamarac was faced with a $4.7 million budget gap so they […]
You may have noticed that the street lights along Commercial Boulevard in the eastern half of the city have not been working in some time. In fact, if you are driving east from the Turnpike to 31st Avenue, you’ll notice that every single street light is out leaving the area in the dark. I noticed […]
Challenger Elementary School in Tamarac Florida had it’s annual Harvest Fest and Book Fair on October 27th, 2011 with games and fun for the whole family.
Place of Occurrence: 5903 N.W. 57th Court, Tamarac As detectives investigated a woman’s complaint that her first date with an attractive, 35-year-old security guard turned nightmarish when he raped her at his apartment, a second woman came forward with a similar story of her own first date with Andre Beadle. The first woman told […]
Tamarac’s slogan is that it is “The city for your life.” If this were true, then why don’t more city officials actually live here? I’m not talking about the Mayor, Commissioners and the Advisory Boards. I’m interested in why directors and department heads that are on the city payroll do not want to live in […]
On Monday, September 26th, information will be presented regarding the Colony West proposal to the City Commission for its discussion and then on Wednesday, September 28th, it will be brought up for public comment. Monday’s meeting starts at 9:30a.m. and Wednesday’s meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. According to Andy Berns, economic affairs officer, “The point […]
Due to an alert homeowner who had internet cameras in his residence, Tamarac deputies responded to a residential burglary in progress in the Catalina Place community located East of University Drive and South of McNab Road. Responding Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies set up a perimeter and three suspects were taken into custody. It was later […]