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Oakland Park Commits to COVID Vaccine Distribution Effort

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 early this year, the entire world has held its breath for a vaccine. After 10 long months, the vaccine has arrived in the United States and now South Florida. According to a Oakland Park Mayor, Jane Bolin, the City of Oakland Park has been invited to participate in the cooperative […]

Give, Care, Love: Hope for the Holidays

Christmas came early for many families and children of Oakland Park and surrounding  Broward County residents at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church on December 19th, 2020.  Care4MeBroward,  in conjunction with Teen Girls in Action, Co- Sponsored by Hilson Management and supported by The Teen Alliance Project, Sunshine Community Awareness Program, Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church, […]

What Does $15/Hour Minimum Wage Hike Mean for Small Businesses?

2020 has certainly been challenging on most people, but small business owners may be taking some of the hardest punches. The year has been plagued with a pandemic, major political unrest, a recession and debates on handling the pandemic, compensation for people out of work, financial assistance for everyone else, questions about medical care and […]

Wings Plus: The Best Wings in Town

Looking for the best wings in town? The majority of residents will assure you they come from Wings Plus, located on Prospect Road and Andrews Avenue, right in the heart of Oakland Park! Wings Plus: A Family Owned Business Since 1984 Family owned and operated since 1984, Joseph Walsh and Elizabeth O’Dea (now Walsh) opened […]

Insurance Scam Drives Up Price of Homeowners Insurance

If you are tuned in to NextDoor or other neighborhood apps or groups, people going door-to-door offering goods and/or services have become a weekly if not daily occurrence. Some of those door-knockers may be genuine, bonafide hardworking people looking for work, but in many cases they are not. In fact, recently a door-to-door scam has […]

Neighborhood Journals: Spreading Joy Through Words Around Oakland Park

Just a few weeks ago, Oakland Park resident Layla Hinson had the novel idea of creating Neighborhood Journals for Oakland Park and its surrounding areas. The concept is simple: Layla purchased a variety of pens/pencils/markers, smile stickers, and plastic zip bags for this initiative. With materials in hand, Layla set about creating the journals with […]

The Fort Lauderdale Children’s Ballet Theater: Passion Beats Pandemic

What is the true illustration of passion? The definition of passion is defined as strong and barely controllable emotion. But how does one show it? For some it can be through writing, art, music or any of many other forms of expression. In the case of  the Fort Lauderdale Children’s Ballet Theater they conveyed their […]

Police Seeking Three Men in Oakland Park Flea Market Shooting

Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives are seeking the public’s assitance in finding three men involved in a deadly shooting at the Oakland Park Flea Market on Sunday December 13, 2021.  If you recognize any of these three men, detectives ask that you contact homicide Detective Mirelle Palushaj at 954-321-4226. You may remain anonymous by reporting […]

Christmas Lights Tour In and Around Oakland Park

Last week we featured the JP Lights Christmas show that has been a year in the making. There are many other Christmas displays in and around Oakland Park for you to enjoy. Living In Oakland Park has made a list for you of both public and private light shows for you to enjoy. The best […]

Oakland Park Fire Rescue Responds to Smoke Alarm at Post Office

On Saturday, December 12th, at 10:38 P.M. Oakland Park Fire Rescue responded to a smoke alarm at the Oakland Park Post Office, located at 3550 NE 12th Ave, Oakland Park. Smoke Alarm at Post Office Fire Rescue was quickly able to determine that a small fire started in a dropbox in the lobby, which is […]

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