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Commissioner Holness Welcomes First Time Homebuyers to Franklin Park Estates

Commissioner Holness Welcomes First Time Homebuyers to Franklin Park Estates

It was a beautiful day in Central Broward County (Broward Municipal Services District) as first time homebuyers along with Commissioner Dale V.C. Holness cut the ribbon for the 18 new affordable single family homes in Franklin Park Estates.New homeowners were able to move into their three bedroom, two-bath, two-car garage

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Holness Bans the Box in Broward County

People applying for a job in Broward County government will no longer be initially asked if they’ve been arrested or have a criminal background thanks to an ordinance sponsored by Commissioner Dale Holness. The Broward County Commission unanimously voted this summer to “Ban the Box” and remove the check box

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Holness Gives Back to Elderly with Proposal of Property Tax Exemption

Holness Gives Back to Elderly with Proposal of Property Tax Exemption Commissioner Dale Holness can recall a chance encounter with a senior homeowner who couldn’t afford to insure her house because her annual income in Social Security payments was only $11,000. “It saddened me to see those who served our

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The Myth Of The Absent Black Father

Download the 2016 Fathers Day Resource Guide The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published new data on the role that American fathers play in parenting their children. Most of the CDC’s previous research on family life — which the agency explores as an important contributor to public

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New Jet-Blue Service Lands

JetBlue continues to strengthen its ties with Barbados as the inaugural non-stop service from Fort Lauderdale to Barbados touched down at the Grantley Adams International Airport around 11:10 a.m. yesterday. Chairman of the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc., Alvin Jemmott, as well as Dale Holness, Broward County Commissioner; Mark Gale-CEO/Director, Broward

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Broward unsure about ‘ban the box’

Broward County commissioners remain unconvinced that a law is needed to “ban the box,” or remove from county job applications a question about criminal history. But the proposal moved forward Tuesday anyway. Under county rules, a supermajority would have been needed in order to kill the idea. Broward’s neighboring counties,

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Broward Lets Uber And Lyft Back In

App-based taxi services like Uber and Lyft are back in business in Broward County. In a meeting much shorter than the last one on this issue, commissioners voted 6-2 on an ordinance that opens pathways for the apps to come back online for Broward residents. Representatives from Uber said they

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Living Wage for Airport Workers Passes First Hurdle in Broward County

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – More than 1,700 contract workers, including security, lobby agents, wheelchair attendants, cabin cleaners and janitors at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport soon may get a significant raise. The Broward County Commission, which oversees the airport, voted unanimously Thursday to close a loophole that had excluded these

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