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Teacher accused of sex acts with 15-year-old student

By Linda Trischitta A teacher at a charter high school is accused of having sexual encounters with a 15-year-old girl in his classroom, in his car and on a roof. Roman Jose Fondon, Jr., 28, of Pembroke Pines, was arrested Wednesday. He was a substitute teacher at the Ben Gamla Preparatory Academy, a charter school… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Commissioners defend Andrew Gillum fundraiser in building county might buy

By Anthony Man Eight of the nine Broward County commissioners are co-hosting a fundraiser Friday morning for governor candidate Andrew Gillum — at space donated by a property owner who wants the county to buy the same building for $24 million. The fundraiser is organized by Commissioner Dale Holness, who was… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Commissioners defend Andrew Gillum fundraiser in building county might buy

By Anthony Man Eight of the nine Broward County commissioners are co-hosting a fundraiser Friday morning for governor candidate Andrew Gillum — at space donated by a property owner who wants the county to buy the same building for $24 million. The fundraiser is organized by Commissioner Dale Holness, who was… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Developer sells 30 acres for hundreds of new apartments near Lake Worth

By Lisa J. Huriash Thirty acres of unincorporated Palm Beach County land near Lake Worth have been sold to a company planning to build rental apartments. Brian Tuttle, head of Tuttle Land Development, on Thursday announced the sale of his land to FCI Residential Corp. for about $16.6 million. FCI is a division of… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Dozens of political candidates could lose bank accounts over medical marijuana industry donations

By Dan Sweeney More than 80 state legislative or statewide campaigns and campaign committees have accepted some $800,000 from the medical marijuana industry during the 2018 election cycle, according to a review of campaign finance records by the South Florida Sun Sentinel. That could mean the closure of accounts… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Carnival celebrates arrival of new Horizon ship | Photos

By Jennifer Jhon Carnival Cruise Line welcomed its newest ship, Horizon, to PortMiami with a party of giant proportion, thanks to the presence of Shaquille O’Neal, Alonzo Mourning and other Miami Heat greats. DJ Irie also joined the celebration as Carnival waved goodbye to the Vista, which is headed to Galveston,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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JM Family embarks on grand-scale project to add green spaces, dining hall, sports complex to Deerfield HQ

By Marcia Heroux Pounds JM Family Enterprises has employee benefits and amenities that are the envy of many. It has a Deerfield Beach headquarters that provides day care, health-care clinics and more to workers. And it is consistently featured in Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” rankings. But that’s not good… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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JM Family embarks on grand-scale project to add green spaces, dining hall, sports complex to Deerfield HQ

By Marcia Heroux Pounds JM Family Enterprises has employee benefits and amenities that are the envy of many. It has a Deerfield Beach headquarters that provides day care, a health clinic and more to workers. And it is consistently featured in Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” rankings. But that’s not good enough… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Mysterious closure of New Mexico solar observatory rooted in FBI child porn investigation

By Jessica Schladebeck The sudden closure of a solar observatory in the mountains of New Mexico sparked rumors of a grand extraterrestrial discovery — but newly released court documents reveal the facility was temporarily shuttered to make way for an FBI investigation into a janitor suspected of trading child pornography… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Trump complains about lack of border wall funding in 'ridiculous' spending bill; shutdown possible in 10 days

By Damian Paletta, John Wagner President Donald Trump lashed out at congressional Republicans on Thursday, questioning their strategy of pushing off a messy fight over border wall funding until after the midterm elections in November.His outburst could raise fresh questions about whether Trump will force a government shutdown… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Education

NSU is Offering Early Voting

By Vivien Smatko In July 2018, a federal judge struck down a Florida rule that banned early voting on college campuses. Since the state ban has been struck down, Nova Southeastern University will be one of the campuses that will offer early voting to the community. Nova Southeastern University, Davie Campus To read the full article, click the link article below: Early Voting to be Offered at Nova Southeastern | Sun Sentinel Miami- Dade Mayor Announces Addition of Early Voting Site | CBS 4 2 South Florida College Campuses to Become Early Voting Sites | 7 News Miami …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Smelly ‘green gunk’ mucks up million-dollar views

By Brittany Wallman An unsightly outbreak of green goo is blooming in the “Venice of America,” but city officials said it will clear up soon. Residents along the Las Olas Isles — the picturesque, pricey “finger islands” jutting off the city’s premier boulevard — complained Thursday that the green algae has reached… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Smelly ‘green gunk’ mucks up million-dollar views

By Brittany Wallman An unsightly outbreak of green goo is blooming in the “Venice of America,” but city officials said it will clear up soon. Residents along the Las Olas Isles — the picturesque, pricey “finger islands” jutting off the city’s premier boulevard — complained Thursday that the green algae has reached… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel       ...
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Nova Southeastern University to Host Annual A Day for Children Health Fair

By Vivien Smatko FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FORT LAUDERDALE/DAVIE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will once again welcome families to its annual “A Day for Children” free health fair, Sunday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children ages 15 years and younger (including infants and toddlers), along with their families, are invited to attend this year’s event on NSU’s campus, 3301 College Ave., Davie. The annual event is a day filled with fun while focusing on the issue of health. Those attending will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from NSU’s Health Care Centers who will be providing free assessments for hearing and balance, vision, speech-language, dental health, nutrition tips, and more. NSU health care providers, organizations, and companies from across Broward County, including Children’s Services Council, Hungry Howie’s, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Florida KidCare, Florida Blue, Young at Art Museum, Broward 211, Broward Hospital, Baptist Health and Feeding South Florida are just a few of the many organizations that will be on-hand at the event. While the day is meant to be a fun time for children and families, there is a more serious reason for the annual gathering. “This annual event helps children and families in South Florida obtain …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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Palm Tran buses undergo big change: Speedier pickup times, altered routes and free Wi-Fi

By Lois K. Solomon Instead of Uber, Lyft or your gas-guzzling car, Palm Beach County officials would like you to consider taking the public bus. Buses that used to come hourly will soon arrive every 20 to 30 minutes. There will be evening and weekend service on many routes for the first time. And in another first,… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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As anger simmers over Trump, Puerto Ricans turn attention to Florida's midterm elections

By Skyler Swisher Puerto Ricans upset over their treatment after Hurricane Maria are hoping to send a message in Florida’s upcoming midterm elections. Activists are registering voters, and about 2,000 Puerto Ricans are expected to rally this weekend near President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach to… …read more Source:: Sun-Sentinel headlines       ...
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Getting Out the Vote this Mid-term

By Carma Henry By Linda M. Thigpen We are on the precipice of either something great and tremendous in our world of politics or something very scary and dangerous in our state of affairs. To be sure, voting in this midterm’s general election will be the litmus test for either one or the other. For the first time in our history, voters in Florida, Georgia and Maryland have the opportunity to elect its first African American Governors. Andrew Gillum in Florida, Stacey Abrams in Georgia and Ben Jealous in Maryland. While I celebrate Ben Jealous and Mississippi home girl, Stacey Abrams, I have a particular affinity for Andrew Gillum—as the candidate of choice for Floridians. Andrew Gillum is the best candidate for such a time as this! And, with our help, Democratic Nominee, Andrew Gillum, will be Florida’s next Governor. Also worthy of note is candidate Sean Shaw, potentially, becoming Florida’s first African American, Attorney General. Let us not forget looming at our doorsteps Rick Scott, trying to unseat democratic Senator Bill Nelson, for a seat in Congress. The ability to yield favorable outcomes in each of the aforementioned races and obtain successes with proposed amendments happens when we are both intentional …read more Source:: The Westside Gazette       ...
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