Chai Center in Coral Springs improves aesthetics, reaches millennials

People driving by the Chai Center Chabad in Coral Springs during the evening hours might notice something different and brighter.The Chai Center recently improved the aesthetics and security of its campus as it has upgraded all of the street lights that surround its parking lot and building with the latest LED technology pole [...]

Maple Bacon Coffee Porter Festival returns to Oakland Park on Saturday

The flavors of maple, bacon and coffee have flowed through the tanks of the Funky Buddha Brewery long before the Oakland Park beermakers hosted the first Maple Bacon Coffee Porter Festival in 2014.A smoky, decadent brew, Maple Bacon Coffee Porter was created by co-owner Ryan Sentz in the back room of Boca Raton’s [...]

Texas man, 68, dies after dive off Pompano Beach

A Texas man who passed out Friday morning during an ocean dive later died, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.Charles Adams, 68, of Fort Worth, was on a charter dive trip with South Florida Diving Headquarters in the Atlantic Ocean off of Pompano Beach, according to sheriff’s spokeswoman Joy Oglesby.The boat was in 60 [...]

Financial aid errors cost Broward College $5.6 million

Broward College paid $5.6 million after a federal government review determined that more than 2,000 students received financial aid they weren’t entitled to.The payment, imposed by the U.S. Department of Education, is significantly more than the $18,000 the college said in 2015 that it would likely have to pay after an initial federal [...]

Diver dies after going into cardiac arrest off Pompano Beach

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. - A diver died after going into cardiac arrest Friday morning off the Hillsboro Inlet in Pompano Beach, authorities said. Pompano Beach Fire Rescue spokeswoman Sandra King said the diver, identified as Charles Adams, 68, of Fort Worth, Texas, was in the water and went into cardiac arrest as he surfaced. [...]

Brightline service from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach begins Jan. 13

When the first paying customers of South Florida’s new express commuter rail service board Saturday, they’ll find sumptuous leather seats fitted with power outlets, free Wifi fast enough for a Netflix stream, iced Starbucks ($4) — and bathrooms you can operate with the waive of your hand. Government officials and media got a [...]

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club at Revolution Live Fort Lauderdale January 24

For those who have been waiting patiently for new Black Rebel Motorcycle Club music, Christmas came late when the band finally released Wrong Creatures in January after a five-year album hiatus. "We tried to do the album in two pieces, focusing on six songs at a time rather than doing all 12 songs at [...]

Brightline booking glitch shows trains as ‘sold out’ before debut

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - People trying to reserve a seat on Florida's new high-speed passenger train system had their hopes derailed Thursday. Within hours of announcing that its introductory service would begin Saturday, Brightline's website malfunctioned, preventing prospective passengers from booking trips on the new trains.Brightline attributed the glitch to "overwhelming excitement." "We [...]

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting near Dillard High School

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A 20-year-old Lauderhill man has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of another man earlier this week near Dillard High School. Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Joy Oglesby said deputies arrested Peter Belony at his Lauderhill home Thursday. He faces one count of premeditated murder. Oglesby said deputies [...]

Health issue delays trial for ‘Skinny Joey,’ reputed mob boss who moved to Boca Raton

A reputed Philadelphia mobster’s racketeering trial has been postponed at least a week because of a medical issue, according to court documents.Accused mob boss Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino — whose trial was slated to start on Jan. 16 in Manhattan Federal Court — remains in South Florida recuperating from a heart ailment.Merlino went [...]