Downtown Fort Lauderdale streets to close for the annual Corporate Run

Nearly 9,000 runners and walkers are expected to swarm the streets of downtown Fort Lauderdale for the 2019 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run, organizers said, and that means there will be some road closures starting mid-week. The run and walk begins at 6:45 p.m. Thursday at Huizenga Plaza in Bubier Park, at 32 E. Las Olas Blvd, and is expected to end by 8:30 p.m. From 4 p.m. Wednesday, to 11 p.m. Thursday, the eastbound lanes of East Las Olas Boulevard will be closed between Andrews Avenue and... Read More

New ‘Bad Boys’ movie begins shooting in South Florida; expect MacArthur Causeway traffic closures

“Bad Boys” are coming for South Florida. The third installment of the Will Smith and Martin Lawrence action comedy titled “Bad Boys For Life” is set to begin filming in Miami and Miami Beach this week. Filming in Miami includes downtown, PortMiami and Interstate 395, which will be closed to westbound traffic from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14. The shooting will also affect eastbound traffic intermittently that day, according to Miami Beach police who advise drivers to use the Venetian... Read More

Broward School Board considers new Runcie performance review

Superintendent Robert Runcie survived an attempt to fire him, but the Broward School Board still may decide to review his performance more often. The School Board plans to hold a workshop Tuesday to discuss giving Runcie an interim, or mid-year, evaluation in addition to the annual one he receives every fall. The proposal came during a March 5 vote on whether to fire Runcie. School Board member Lori Alhadeff wanted to terminate Runcie’s contract for “willful neglect,” citing failures... Read More

Broward Democrats hope to mobilize opposition to Gov. Ron DeSantis, called ‘DeSatan’ by key organizer

Undeterred by Gov. Ron DeSantis’ high public approval rating, a group of Democrats in Broward County is starting an effort to pressure the Republican governor. In an email to Democratic Party leaders asking them to participate in an upcoming rally, organizer Michael Albetta said he wanted to sound the alarm “about the silent Giant that is in our State, Governor Ron DeSantis aka DeSatan.” Organizers have two goals: — Making it more difficult for President Donald Trump to win the... Read More

Broward Democrats hope to mobilize opposition to Gov. Ron DeSantis, called by one activist ‘DeSatan’

Undeterred by Gov. Ron DeSantis’ high public approval rating, a group of Democrats in Broward County is starting an effort to pressure the Republican governor. In an email to Democratic Party leaders asking them to participate in an upcoming rally, organizer Michael Albetta said he wanted to sound the alarm “about the silent Giant that is in our State, Governor Ron DeSantis aka DeSatan.” Organizers have two goals: — Making it more difficult for President Donald Trump to win the... Read More

BMW makes unexpected restaurant ‘entrée’

Sedan is not on the menu at Kevin’s Sushi and Thai Restaurant in Deerfield Beach. But one made a surprising appearance Monday evening — April 1st — no fooling. It was just after 6:30 p.m. when rescuers were called to the scene at 706 S. Federal Hwy. after a BMW drove into the restaurant and came to a rest in the dining area — it’s front end tucked under the counter where patrons typically dine on gourmet salmon rolls, tuna tar tar, sushi boats and other menu items. Brion... Read More