Upgrades to close lanes along 2.5-mile stretch of Stirling Rd.

Drivers in Hollywood can expect some delays because of roadwork taking place on Stirling Road. The Florida Department of Transportation awarded a $4,580,758 contract to Weekley Asphalt Inc., for roadway improvements along Stirling Road from east of SR 7/US 441 to east of University Drive in Davie, Hollywood, and the Seminole Indian Reservation. The length […]

Muzart Creative Arts Studios hosts ribbon cutting Downtown Hollywood

Muzart Creative Arts Studios celebrated with ribbon cutting event hosted by the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. City of Hollywood leaders including Mayor Josh Levy and Commissioner Kevin Biederman participated in the event. Members of the Chamber and families also enjoyed the fun. The focus of Muzart is the visual and performing arts. Children can […]

Medical marijuana on final approach to Hollywood

Hollywood is taking a proactive approach to determining where medical marijuana may be sold in the City. During a recent meeting, the Hollywood Commission agreed to pass an ordinance on final reading that will allow two medical marijuana dispensaries in the City. The two retail locations must be located north of Sheridan Street and north […]

City moves forward on affordable senior housing project in Highland Gardens neighborhood

Hollywood residents may not be aware of the struggle many of their senior neighbors face to pay for a quality house or apartment. But all that could change soon. At a recent meeting, the Hollywood Commission joined an agreement with Pinnacle Housing Group and the City of Hollywood to provide a local government loan for […]

Hollywood Lakes residents residents call for less traffic near 13th Avenue

Neal Rosenblum, a Hollywood Lakes resident who lives on 13th Street, believes there is too much traffic driving through his neighborhood in order to avoid more congested streets like Federal Highway and U.S. 1. Rosenblum says too many drivers are using 13th Avenue as a cut-through street. This includes cars, delivery trucks, fuel tanker trucks and trucks hauling […]

PAINT. THE. WALL. Community leader aims to beautify 600-foot long barrier in Hollywood

Amidst all the talk of building a wall in national news, local resident Bettina August is focused on one here in the heart of Hollywood instead.  August has launched the “Paint the Ugly Wall” campaign to beautify a mildew-ridden concrete wall on the north side of Sheridan Street east of I-95. Her goal is to have a nautically-themed mural […]

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce discuss past achievements and future goals

The Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has had some successes over the past year. During a recent Hollywood Commission meeting, a presentation was made on some of the Chamber’s accomplishments and goals for next year. The Chamber was able to advocate for existing and future developers by sustaining a strong Permitting Task Force. Blue Beam […]

Hollywood residents discuss community needs

Members of the Hollywood community recently got together at City Hall to offer suggestions on community needs to the Community Development Advisory Board. The topic of discussion was how the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and HOME funds will be spent. The money will be used to provide rehabilitation services for housing, administrative costs […]

South Broward girls’ basketball team undefeated in Broward, ranked 5th in state

The South Broward Bulldogs girls basketball team won last night’s neutral tournament game against Cardinal Gibbons by a score of 62-48. With a 22-3 record, the Bulldogs are undefeated in the district, rank 190 nationally and are 5th in the state. Mackenzie Sadaka is a leader on the South Broward High School girls’ basketball team. “It takes […]