Ariana Grande joins The Beatles in making Billboard music history

What do Ariana Grande and The Beatles have in common? The Boca Raton pop singer has the top three singles on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart, a feat that hasn’t been done since the fab five ruled the charts in 1964, according to Billboard.com Grande tops the chart with “7 Rings,’’ “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored,’’ and “Thank U, Next.” The trio of singles are from her fifth album “Thank You, Next.” The Beatles led the chart with “Can’t Buy Me Love,”... Read More

New affordable organic products debut at Trader Joe’s

Trader Joe’s always has something new and interesting to try. The hip grocery chain has debuted a slew of new organic products and they’re affordable, which is one reason the chain is so beloved. From tea to salad dressings, here’s what’s new in store. Trader Joe’s / Courtesy Trader Joe’s Organic Spinach n Riced Cauliflower Salad. Trader Joe’s Organic Spinach n Riced Cauliflower Salad. (Trader Joe’s / Courtesy) Organic Spinach and... Read More

Sunday Bulletin Board for Feb. 24

Stay up to date with this week’s local Bulletin Board listings for South Florida. Events are subject to change. Sunday Anniversary Weekend Celebration at Butterfly World: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 24-March 3. Butterfly and Bird Park Walk discounted. Butterfly World, 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek. 954-977-4434. butterflyworld.com. $10 all ages; under 2 free. Sunday Jazz Brunch: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 24. Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. 561-393-7890. myboca.us.... Read More

Third person charged in Lauderdale Lakes killing

A third person has been charged in the shooting death of a Margate man. A Broward Grand Jury has indicted Kizzie Thomas, 20, for the murder of Dean Hyatt, 20. She joins Richard Michael Cunningham, 19, of Fort Lauderdale, and Kemarley Wilson, of Lauderhill, who were both arrested and charged within weeks of the murder, records showed. Thomas was arrested Tuesday for the fatal shooting that happened about 4:30 a.m. on Aug. 4, in the parking lot outside the Caravel Arms Apartments, at 4844 N.W.... Read More

Shooter seen, gunfire heard as security system records drive-by shooting

The volley of shots can be heard on a home’s security surveillance system as a gunman gets out of a car and begins pumping bullets. Police Tuesday circulated the video of the drive-by shooter who fired more than a dozen shots at a home on the 7700 block of Meridian Street in Miramar shortly after 5:45 p.m. on Feb. 10. The home’s security system recorded two incidents that day that detectives believe are linked. In the shooting, the surveillance video shows a silver-gray Nissan Maxima... Read More

Where did all the homeless people go? Broward makes progress

Fledgling programs to move Broward’s homeless people off the streets are succeeding, but a lot more money and housing will be needed, community leaders said Tuesday. Fort Lauderdale commissioners took stock Tuesday of efforts to solve homelessness. After years of bungled efforts that led to international notoriety, the city switched gears and is cooperating with nonprofits, the business community, the county and the courts on a housing-first approach. The programs began in earnest when... Read More

Programs to help the homeless are working but much needs to be done, conference is told

Fledgling programs to move Broward’s homeless people off the streets are succeeding, but a lot more money and housing will be needed, community leaders said Tuesday. Fort Lauderdale commissioners took stock Tuesday of efforts to solve homelessness. After years of bungled efforts that led to international notoriety, the city switched gears and is cooperating with nonprofits, the business community, the county and the courts on a housing-first approach. The programs began in earnest when... Read More

Florida cities should embrace cooperation on climate change — not go to to court

A new year and a new governor provide a hopeful backdrop for fresh approaches for sustaining Florida’s economic growth and creating opportunities for its people but a small pack of trial lawyers would rather pit Florida communities against energy companies over climate change. They think we can sue our way around this challenge but litigation would only mire our state in counter-productive confrontations with employers when cooperation on finding solutions is needed. In his inaugural... Read More

South Beach urgently needs a new fire station. The problem is finding a place to put it

The fire station serving most of South Beach has been falling apart for years. The building was constructed in 1967 and has major electrical and mechanical problems, according to city … Click to Continue » ... Read More