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Florida to Examine Whether Alternative Charter Schools Underreport Dropouts State officials are following up on a ProPublica report last month that Orlando uses alternative charter schools to boost ratings and hide dropouts. By Heather Vogell ProPublica, March 6, 2017 Flagler High School on Copans Rd. in Pompano Beach is an accredited, tuition-free public high school

BY MARIE PULEO The former gas station that has stood vacant at 2101 NE 36th Street for nearly eight years, is set to be transformed into SweetBriar, a specialty coffee shop with a drive-through and outdoor seating. The site plan and “change of use” for the property was recently approved

The Lighthouse Point post office is forced to find a new home. BY MARIE PULEO The United States Postal Service (USPS) is moving forward with its plans to find a new location for the Lighthouse Point Post Office, which must vacate its longtime home at 2091 NE 36 Street due to

The arts are what define a city’s identity; they give it that unique flavor. With the opening of the Pompano Beach Cultural Center on the horizon, Pompano Beach is about to embark on a journey to become a cultural arts destination. The venue itself is poised to serve as a

The Curtain Rises on Pompano Beach's New Cultural Center For over a year, the percussive rhythm of jackhammers and the high-pitched song of drills have echoed from alongside Pompano Beach City Hall. While the feverish dance of cranes and tractors were the only pas de deux taking place on the

Photos & Story by Danielle Charbonneau I could feel a wall of pressure on my chest as we launched down the straight of the Homestead-Miami Speedway in a Porsche GT4 like a jet taking off down a runway. I braced my heel on the floorboard as a jolt of adrenaline

By Marie Puleo | Photos by Jeff Graves Sullivan Park, the three-acre parcel of land that lies along the Intracoastal Waterway, just northwest of the Hillsboro Boulevard bridge, has emerged from its nearly $4 million year-long makeover as one of Deerfield Beach’s brightest treasures. The newly expanded and redeveloped park

In July 2014, the City of Pompano Beach issued a Call to Artists requesting submissions from qualified artists to create a bronze sculpture of the Barefoot Mailman who, legend tells, drowned while trying to swim across the Hillsboro Inlet in 1887. As part of a public art project funded and

After the significant reshaping of South Florida’s congressional districts, the November 2016 elections ushered in a new House Representative for part of Broward County. U.S. Rep Ted Deutch represents the 22nd district, which includes the cities of Lighthouse Point, Deerfield Beach and Pompano Beach. Point! Publishing met Congressman Deutch for breakfast at the Nauti Dawg in

THE 2017 LIGHTHOUSE POINT MAYORAL CAMPAIGN RAISED A NUMBER OF SUBSTANTIVE CONCERNS THAT SPARKED DISCUSSION INCLUDING SOBER HOMES, GAS BUNKERING, THE USE OF PUBLIC PARK SPACE, THE CITY BUDGET AND CAMPAIGN POLICIES. IN A FACT-FINDING EFFORT TO EXAMINE THESE ISSUES IN DEPTH, LIGHTHOUSE POINT MAGAZINE SPOKE WITH SEVERAL PAST AND PRESENT CITY COMMISSIONERS,