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The Pet Project: An Organization of Compassion

In 2002, a group of compassionate individuals formed The Pet Project. Their original mission was to make it possible for HIV/AIDS patients in Broward County and Miami/Dade to keep their pets. The Pet Project offers financial assistance, help with veterinary costs, vaccinations, and more. Nearly twenty years ago, the HIV/AIDS virus still had a mark […]

The Future of Dr. Carter G. Woodson Park

On Wednesday, December 8th, a community meeting took place for improvements needed at Carter G. Woodson Park, located in Harlem McBride. The meeting was held at the Collins Community Center at 6:30 PM. Some city employees present were City Manager David Hebert, Mayor Michael Carn, Commissioner Mitch Rosenwald, and Vice Mayor Aisha Gordon via Zoom. […]

Aldi Opens In Oakland Park

A little bit of Aldi History Aldi is fairly new to the cadre of supermarkets available in South Florida, but the company Aldi is far from new. The company’s history goes back to 1913. That year in Essen, Germany the Albrecht family’s matriarch, Anna Albrecht, founded a small shop out of which she sold groceries. […]

Oakland Park’s Pride Cheer Triumphs at Competition

Let’s Get It Started in Here On Saturday December 11, 2021 members of Oakland Park’s Pride Cheer traveled to West Palm Beach for the Diamond Cheer and Dance, Diamond’s Christmas Championship.  The ambiance in the auditorium was of pure excitement.  The music was loud and the energy was high. Led by head coach, Coach Matt […]

Detectives Search for Missing Oakland Park Woman

Another person has gone missing in Oakland Park and BSO’s Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public’s help. The missing woman, Anna Smith, was last seen on November 7th, 2021 at around 2pm in the area of  131 N.E. 38th Street in Oakland Park. At the time of her disappearance, Smith was dressed in […]

Come Be a Part of the Oakland Park History Project

Do you have a good story about the history of Oakland Park? What was your favorite restaurant or hangout? Do you remember life before air conditioning and pest control? Are you the owner of a longtime business in the city? Tell us about the history of your neighborhood? When and why did you and your […]

The Wilton Bazaar Weeknight Market is Coming to Wilton Manors

Interested in a fun weeknight activity? Check out the Wilton Bazaar weeknight market! This new Wilton Manors venture will start on Thursday, December 9th, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will continue throughout the year. The bazaar is a free, pet friendly event located in the City Hall parking lot at 2020 Wilton Drive. […]

Man Struck by Vehicle Dies One Day Later

Pedestrian Gets Into Vehicle’s Path On Wednesday December 1, around 3 pm Odonel Caty the driver of a black 2015 Dodge Ram pick-up truck was exiting a business near the 3100 block of Northwest Ninth Avenue in Oakland Park. As Caty exited the parking lot onto Oakland Park Boulevard heading in a westward direction, the […]

Jenny With The Pot is Serving Up The Best Birria Tacos in South Florida

Are you and your friends looking for a local business to support while satisfying your cravings for Taco Tuesday? Jenny With The Pot has you covered. With a name inspired by the one and only Jennifer Lopez (Jenny From the Block), freshly crafted birria tacos by the talented chef Jennifer, and an authentic recipe that […]

Fatal Pedestrian Crash in Oakland Park Occurs After Domestic Disturbance Call

On Friday November 26 at around 8:00pm BSO received a call regarding a domestic disturbance in Oakland Park. The call, which involved the victim eventually killed by the vehicle in the crash, occurred in the 4100 block of NW 16th Ave in Oakland Park.  When BSO deputies responded to the domestic disturbance incident, both parties […]

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