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Pompano! Magazine's City Beat Reporter Marie Puleo. She can be emailed at puleo.marie@gmail.com By Marie Puleo For decades, the main thoroughfare in the city’s northwest district has had the dual name of Hammondville Road and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, but now it will officially be known solely as ...

Pompano! Magazine's City Beat Reporter Marie Puleo. She can be emailed at puleo.marie@gmail.com By Marie Puleo Pompano Beach is suing about a dozen major pharmaceutical companies, joining nearly 200 other governments around the country that are waging battle against the opioid industry. The city is bringing a lawsuit against the ...

By Marie Puleo After years of delays, the Charlotte J. Burrie Civic Center is about to be built on the vacant parcel located at 2669 N. Federal Highway in Pompano’s Cresthaven neighborhood. Burrie, who serves as City Commissioner of District 2, has been pushing for a civic center for the ...

(Washington) On April 11, Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of the Treasury requesting information on reports that Kalashnikov USA, based in Pompano Beach, Florida, may have violated US sanctions through its relationship with the Russian gun manufacturer Kalashnikov. Congressman Deutch issued this statement: “This ...

By Marie Puleo On March 14, Lighthouse Point became the first city in Florida to utilize the state’s new gun laws signed into law by Florida Gov. Rick Scott on March 9 under the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act. The new laws allowed Lighthouse Point police officers ...

By Marie Puleo The City Commission voted in January to adopt an ordinance prohibiting medical marijuana dispensaries within the city. In the November 2016 general election, 71 percent of the voters in Florida approved an amendment to the Florida Constitution that legalizes medical marijuana. In Pompano Beach, 76 percent of ...

Pompano! Magazine's Editor at Large, Jeff Levine. BY JEFF LEVINE | Pompano! magazine’s Editor at Large, and a longtime Pompano Beach Resident In a move that stunned many, the company responsible for overseeing the redevelopment of Pompano's Beachfront, Old Town, The Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard corridor, and more, has resigned ...

By Marie Puleo The firm that has managed the Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) since 2009 announced that it has terminated its contract with the city, effective Feb. 1. Redevelopment Management Associates (RMA) – a Pompano-based firm that specializes in revitalizing core areas of cities, counties and special districts ...

By Marie Puleo The long-awaited opening of Pompano’s new state-of-the art library took place last month, culminating a years-long collaborative effort between the city and Broward County to create a venue that will serve as a focal point for culture and learning. The library, located at 50 W. Atlantic Blvd., ...

On Monday, just over a week after residents began voicing their concerns about a hurricane debris site that was set up across from their homes, large container trucks started removing the piles of debris and hauling them to the local landfill. The debris site had raised much controversy, even prompting ...