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Record Rains Leave Oakland Park Streets Flooded

This past week South Florida has been pounded by rain. According to the South Florida Management district Broward has received 242% more rain than it normally averages for April. This was the reading and it was only April 13th! This above average rainfall left Oakland Park residents underwater and dealing with a recurring problem when […]

March In Support of LGBTQ Rights Draws Hundreds of Supporters

The State of Florida is contemplating legislation that tightly control which flags would be allowed to be flown on government buildings. Proposed House Bill 1011 specifies six acceptable flags, none of which are the Pride flag. For now, HB1011 and its attendant counterpart, SB668, are weaving their way through the Florida Senate, but for the […]

Oakland Park, HandsOn Broward and Farm Share Partner on Food Distribution Program

Vulnerable residents may, at times, face challenges that put them in difficult and heartbreaking situations. These individuals may lack access to basic resources like nutritious food. As a result, they may experience malnutrition, health problems, and a diminished quality of life. This vulnerable population can include the elderly, children, and people with disabilities or chronic illnesses. […]

Oakland Park Business Association Hosts Its First Expo

There was no traffic, no honking horns or stressed drivers, but on Main Street in downtown Oakland Park there was a great flurry of activity. What was this all about? Oakland Parkers were visiting the first Health, Wealth, and Small Business Expo promoted by the Oakland Park Business Association (OPBA) that took place on March […]

Sun and Fun: Your Guide to the Best Spring Break Activities in Broward County

As the weather warms up and the flowers start to bloom, it can only mean one thing: it’s spring break time! For many students, this week-long break from classes is the perfect opportunity to relax, recharge, and have some fun. And while some may opt for a traditional beach vacation, there are plenty of other […]

Man Charged on Children Pornography in Oakland Park

The Broward Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) arrested a man living in Oakland Park on 11 charges related to child pornography. On Tuesday, the Internet Crimes Against Children task force (ICAC) detectives arrested 29 year old Dylan Kenyon-Jones on charges of possessing child pornography and using a computer to amass pornography […]

BSO Enforcement Operation Cracks Down On Intersection Takeover Crews

Reckless driving is a major problem and it poses a serious threat to everyone’s safety. In the US, according to National Highway Traffic Safety (NHTSA), distracted driving claimed 3,142 lives in 2020. The overall number is even more frightening as over 35,000 lives were taken in motor vehicle traffic crashes. Oakland Park has its share […]

Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day In and Around Oakland Park

St. Patrick’s Day is an annual celebration of Irish culture and heritage, and it’s celebrated around the world with parades, music, dancing, and of course, plenty of green. This holiday, which takes place on March 17th, is a time to come together with friends and family to honor the patron saint of Ireland and to […]

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