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Actress Esther Rolle of Pompano Beach, FL-photo courtesy-IMDB

Esther Rolle was born right here in Pompano Beach.  Most locals know that.  You also probably knew she starred in the TV Series "Good Times" which also starred  John Amos, Jimmy "JJ" Walker (best known for his catch phrase "Dy-No-Mite") and for a time featured a very young Janet Jackson.  ...

by Jeff Levine, Pompano Beach News Columnist ATLANTIC BLVD. BRIDGE HISTORY: As the city of Pompano Beach gets ready for the official unveiling of the redesigned Atlantic Blvd. Bridge, we thought it would be fun to take a look back.  We tracked down dozens of photos showing the Atlantic Blvd. ...
McNab House, Atlantic Blvd. in Pompano Beach

By Marie Puleo, News Reporter The historic McNab House, located at 1736 E. Atlantic Blvd., is expected to be moved five blocks east to McNab Park this October or November. The plan is to convert the house into a restaurant surrounded by a botanical garden. Details are still sketchy as ...
Pompano Beach History

by Jeff Levine, Pompano Beach News Columnist We were going through our archives the other day and found a bunch of pictures of Pompano Beach history taken throughout the 20th century. We thought you would find them interesting too.  We did our best to find out the history of the ...
Shipwreck Park diving in Pompano Beach

Newsweek magazine recently picked 8 Diving Wonders throughout the World. One of the eight is right here in Pompano Beach. Of course, you probably already knew how great scuba diving in Pompano Beach can be. The Newsweek article focuses on Shipwreck Park with 16 submerged vessels as one of the ...

By Sally Ling First Zion Missionary Baptist Church As Henry Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railroad pushed south toward Miami in 1896, African-Americans, many from Miami and the Bahamas, and white folks from states farther north moved into the primitive South Florida area that is now Deerfield Beach. By 1902, about ...