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Pedestrians will not be able to use the Sample Road Bridge while the walkway portion is being repaired from approximately May 22-June 7, and the bridge’s eastbound lane will be closed to car traffic. By Marie Puleo The pedestrian sidewalk on the south side of the Sample Road Bridge (located

BERNIE CONVERSI RETIRES AFTER 25 YEARS BY MARIE PULEO Bernie Conversi, the athletic supervisor of Lighthouse Point’s Recreation Department, will be leaving the job he’s held for 25 years at the end of this month. “It’s time,” said Conversi. “You can only work so long, and then there’s another chapter

Susan Rosser (right) and her mother Elaine (left) in the late 1980's. By Susan Rosser It’s springtime, which in my mind means it’s time to look for a new purse. Sure, this sounds easy enough and something most women enjoy. But, as I search for the perfect summer bag, I hear my mother’s

The public meeting at the Lighthouse Point Post office on April 25 was well attended. Some new news was introduced at the meeting, including: The new location for the Lighthouse Point Post Office is definitely going to be in the Lighthouse Point city limits. Originally, Pompano Beach was also being

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. This article was updated on May 3, 2017 with new information BY MARIE PULEO The Lighthouse Point Post Office must vacate its longtime home at 2091 NE 36 Street due to redevelopment plans for the Venetian Isle Shopping Center,

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