Margaret Bates, a Lauderhill commissioner for decades, dies at 78

Former Lauderhill Commissioner Margaret Bates, known for her tireless advocacy for decades for her city, died Saturday in hospice after complications from a stroke, according to her family. She was 78. Bates was born in Charleston, S.C., where she married. She and her husband moved to Fort Lauderdale in 1968 to follow her husband’s career opportunity teaching social studies for Broward’s public schools. They bought their first home in Lauderhill in 1979, and the family has resided... Read More

Roach egg in box of gloves, live roaches on cling wrap: Two South Florida restaurants ordered shut

Roaches plagued a pair of Broward County restaurants temporarily ordered shut by state inspectors ahead of the  Thanksgiving holiday last week. They were seen inside boxes of cling wrap and gloves — and even left behind a roach egg — at a Plantation restaurant, as well as crawling around the wok and soup stations at a Coral Springs eatery. No Palm Beach County restaurants were ordered shut during the same period. The South Florida Sun Sentinel typically highlights restaurant... Read More

Man hospitalized after shooting at Miramar apartment complex, police say

Two people were detained Monday morning following a shooting that injured a man at an apartment complex in Miramar, police said. The shooting happened shortly before 10 a.m. in the 4300 block of Southwest 113th Terrace, Tania Rues, a spokesperson for Miramar Police, said in an email. The adult man was taken to a hospital. The man’s condition was not immediately known, Rues said. Additional details were not released about the man, the circumstances of the shooting or the people who were... Read More

Principal, staffers of Broward high school removed after allegations of sports impropriety

Broward Public Schools announced Monday that the school district removed the principal of Monarch High School, James Cecil, and “several” staff members due to “allegations of improper student participation in … Click to Continue » ... Read More

Game vs. Inter Miami not part of NY ticket deal. Why? Because teams are seeing a gold mine in Messi

A holiday deal offered by the New York Red Bulls soccer team features some merchandise, including a travel mug, as well as tickets to two games, including its first home game. But there is some fine print. The MLS schedule will not be announced until year’s end, and if it turns out that the home opener is against Inter Miami CF, fans who buy the package will get tickets for the second home game instead. The reason is Lionel Messi. A chance to see the global superstar is a lot more... Read More

‘Flood gates are opened.’ More projects want approval outside Miami-Dade development zone

A year after Miami-Dade commissioners granted rare approval for a large project beyond the county’s conservation buffer, there’s a batch of proposals eager to give them the chance to do … Click to Continue » ... Read More

Cold front will bring temperatures into the 50s in South Florida. It’ll be second time in months it gets that chilly.

South Floridians can expect temperatures to dip into the 50s this week as a cold front sweeps through the state. The cooler temperatures will begin Tuesday morning and extend until Thursday morning, said National Weather Service meteorologist Sammy Hadi. Low temperatures Tuesday morning will hover around the lower 60s and even upper 50s in inland suburbs and reach up to the low- to mid-70s, Hadi said. A cloud cover and cool breeze will both work to keep temperatures on the lower end, he... Read More

‘They should not be alone.’ Helping seniors combat loneliness, social isolation

From the surgeon general to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, experts are highlighting a growing epidemic of loneliness and isolation among Americans, exacerbated by the onset and lasting … Click to Continue » ... Read More