Broward's "A Way Home"
Homeless Initiative Awarded $437,000
Broward County's "A Way Home"
Continuum of Care has been awarded $437,000 in new funding to help end
homelessness in our community. The
funding was made possible by the Florida Department of Children and Families'
Office of Homelessness annual State Emergency Solutions Grant, Temporary
Assistance for Needy Families Prevention Assistance, and the Challenge Grant
awards for Fiscal Year 2017. Over the next nine months, the funding will be
used in various capacities to assist persons and families experiencing
Planned Projects For A Penny at Work
The two half penny sales surtax
questions on the November 8 ballot, if approved by the voters, will fund
countywide transportation projects and local government infrastructure
projects. Projects designated for completion with funding provided by the half
penny designated for the countywide transportation system include:
New technology, called adaptive
signalization, would enable traffic signals to automatically adapt timing
patterns in real time to reduce congestion, prioritize emergency vehicle
traffic and keep buses and motorists on schedule.
Existing BCT routes would be improved,
and new routes would be added to address rider demand, which is growing at
a faster rate than Broward County’s population. New routes result in more
bus riders and fewer vehicles on the road, which would benefit all
residents, including those traveling in cars and on bicycles.
Light rail is planned to help keep
people, goods and services on the move. As an added bonus, light rail
results in economic and small business development along its corridors.
Projects are planned along walk routes
to schools, to install school zones, school flashers, pavement markings
and signage to improve safety for our children.
Projects in support of the County’s
vision for a Complete Streets community would include the repair of
damaged sidewalks and installation of new sidewalks including ADA upgrades
and bike lanes, to increase the safety of pedestrians walking to local
destinations or transit stops and promote safe alternative transportation.
A number of intersection improvements
are planned across the County.
for details on these and other projects planned by Broward County and
Road Bridge Getting Major Upgrade
The Highway and Bridge Maintenance Division will be performing work on
the Peters Road Bridge spanning the Holloway Canal in Plantation. The work will
be performed between 7AM and 8PM, on Saturday, October 29, barring any
unforeseen conditions or weather delays. This work has been scheduled on the
weekend to avoid interfering with school activities at Tropical Elementary
and Seminole Middle Schools. Peters
Road will remain open at all times. Traffic, in both directions, will
be limited to one lane in each direction. Broward Boulevard and SR-84
should be considered as alternate routes to avoid delays.
Family Literacy Month in November
Family literacy happens when two generations or
more - parents, children, and/or extended family members - are
actively engaged in learning together. Celebrate Family Literacy Month, this November, with fun, free activities and events from
Broward County Libraries. More…
Things to Do at a Park Near You
C.B. Smith Park in Pembroke Pines is now home to the New Times Broward/Palm Beach
"Original" Beerfest. The event, celebrating its 19th anniversary,
will be held this Saturday,
October 22nd, 2 to 6PM. More than a hundred international, local, and craft
brews will be available for sampling, along with a variety of food items. There
will be live music, interactive games and other activities. For ages 21 and up
only - no exceptions, and valid ID required.
Tickets start at $36.50 (which includes the park's gate fee) and are
available online through the event website. They may also be
purchased at the gate. For more information, call C.B. Smith at 954-357-5170. One of the most popular annual events at
Fern Forest Nature Center in Coconut Creek, is the Ghosts and Goblins Family Fun Night. Come out on Friday, October 28th, from 6 to
8PM, and enjoy activities for children ages 2 to 11, including a costume
parade, games with prizes, arts and crafts, storytime, refreshments, and photo
ops in the Pumpkin Patch. Admission is
free, but there are nominal fees for arts and crafts and photo ops, and
refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information, call the
nature center at 954-357-5198. To learn about other special events and
Halloween activities visit online at Broward