7 Restaurants With the Best Thai Food in and Around Oakland Park

Thai cuisine consists of a variety of mouth-watering, spiced dishes that have unique, unforgettable tastes. One of the reasons Thai food is so popular is because it has a wide range of flavors, textures, and bold spices, so no matter your personal taste, there is a Thai dish out there that you can enjoy. With […]

Oakland Park Kiwanis Delivers 80 Thanksgiving Dinners

Kiwanis is an international organization founded in 1915 by a group of Detroit businessmen as a business networking platform. In 1916, it became an international organization when the first club was founded in Canada. By 1919 the purpose of the organization had shifted to helping the most vulnerable members of the communities in which it […]

Oakland Park Affordable Housing Study Presented to City Commission

The final results of a two-part Affordable Housing Study were presented at the October 6th, 2022 Commission meeting. The study was conducted by the East to West Development Corporation and presented by City Staff and the East to West Development Corporation. Assistant City Manager Jennifer Frastai provided some background on this study to the Commission […]

Oakland Park Election Recount Completed, Confirms Steve Arnst as City Commissioner

In the elections held on November 8, candidate Tim Lonergan secured his seat as one of the next Oakland Park City Commissioner with nearly 26% of the  vote. The second seat, however, has been deadlocked since the results were released. With oscillations during the count, candidates Steven Arnst and Letitia “Tish” Newbold took turns in […]

Little Free Library Competition: Making Sure Every Child Reads

According to the Department of Education, more than 46% of students entering fourth grade in Florida are not reading proficiently and just 53% of Florida third graders passed the state’s reading test in 2022. This winter, the South Florida Lending Hands and ART13 are honored to be collaborating with Action for Literacy and the City […]

Recount For Second Seat On The Oakland Park City Commission Scheduled

A machine recount of Oakland Park’s election contest is expected to take place on Monday, November 14 at 10 a.m. following a nail-biting finish for the second of two seats on the Oakland Park City Commission. Former two-time mayor Tim Lonergan led a field of six candidates by a large margin to win a seat […]

Meet Oakland Park’s Two New City Commissioners

2022 City Commission Elections The Oakland Park City Commission is made up of 5 members chosen by residents. This year residents were charged with choosing two new Commissioners to fill the seats left empty by Jane Bolin and Michael Carn. Six candidates competed for the honor of serving: Steve Arnst, Fitzgerald Budhoo, Coby King, Tim […]

Mayor Michael Carn Delivers State of the City Address

Oakland Park Mayor Michael Carn delivered the 2022 State of the City Address at the November 2nd Oakland Park City Commission Meeting. Mayor Carn said that he had the great and exciting honor to represent the Commission as we all collectively and modestly boast about our eight square mile slice of Broward County. “Oakland Park […]

Tri-Rail Strikes Car In West Oakland Park

Train Strikes Car At approximately 8:00 am this morning at the intersection of Powerline and Prospect Roads the train track was shut down. On the south side of the intersection the Tri-Rail train was stopped. Soon after BSO and Oakland Park Fire Rescue arrived on the scene. A car had been hit by the train.  […]

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