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  • Village to have outreach meeting on flood insurance maps

    The village of Wellington and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are working to update Flood Insurance Rate Maps for the area. These maps reflect the level of flood hazard for residents' properties and are used by insurers to determine flood...
  • South Florida must lead on climate change

    South Florida must lead on climate change
    "Climate Change" should have been an election issue. It wasn't. Nationally the two words are so politically poisonous that candidates merely babbled, "I'm no scientist…" when questioned, and Congress remains paralyzed. In South Florida, you don't...
  • Not Ready For The Next Sandy Hook

    Not Ready For The Next Sandy Hook
    Parents who lost children two years ago at Newtown's Sandy Hook Elementary School have made a strong case for establishing protocols to deal with such an event. Every sensible person hopes there will never be another tragedy like Sandy Hook. But there...
  • Flood-prone homes in Glenview may be demolished

    Flood-prone homes in Glenview may be demolished
    The village of Glenview is moving forward with plans to purchase and demolish up to 18 homes located in the Chicago River flood plain. Officials hope homeowners will participate in the voluntary buyout program in order to avoid further flood damage...
  • Mayor Pearson farewell after years of public service

    Mayor Pearson farewell after years of public service
    It would be tough to deny that outgoing Mayor Elizabeth Pearson has left her mark on Laguna Beach. Pearson, whose City Council term officially ends next week, played a key role in developing the city's senior center and helped displaced families find...
  • Four vie for Lauderhill Commission Seat 4

    Three first-time candidates stand between Commissioner Hayward Benson and a third consecutive term as Lauderhill City Commissioner. If he wins, it will be his final term as a city official. The others seeking Seat 4 are William Cossio, Denise Grant and...
  • Flood insurance fees drop in Tamarac

    Flood insurance fees have decreased in Tamarac, as more than 60 percent of the properties in the city are no longer in a flood zone. The city's Building Department officials worked closely with representatives from FEMA, Broward County and the Florida...
  • Plan limited for use of open space in Gloucester

    Plan limited for use of open space in Gloucester
    GLOUCESTER – A lack of public input and limited resources have hampered ideas for the future use of a slew of properties acquired with federal grant money, according to Gloucester County planners. Officials attempted to gather input from the...
  • Water district considers using storm money for pay increases

    Water district considers using storm money for pay increases
    Taxpayer money intended for hurricane recovery could possibly be used to boost pay at the South Florida Water Management District, according to a district proposal. While that could clash with rules for how to use money from the Federal Emergency...
  • Training to help Israel

    Training to help Israel
    Local residents are now trained and certified emergency responders who can volunteer in Israel when a crisis breaks out there. Recently, 65 people attended the Emergency Volunteers Project's training sessions at the Michael-Ann Russell Jewish...
  • Commissioners praise city manager

    The reviews are in; Coconut Creek has an amazing city manager, according to city commissioners and department heads. City commissioners recently gave Coconut Creek City Manager Mary Blasi an outstanding review by praising the improvements in the city...