Hallandale Beach

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Hallandale Beach Vice Mayor Sabrina Javellana hopes a new resource guide can help make the city a more inclusive and supportive place for immigrants, regardless of whether they are documented. It will list federal, state, county and city resources for new arrivals. 

The effort comes a little over a week after reports surfaced about the federal government sending migrants from the Southern U.S. border to South Florida.  

Mazie Ford
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Mazie Ford was the only verified super-centenarian in Florida. That’s someone who’s over 110 years old. 

Ford died earlier this week. Her family said she died peacefully at her condo in Hallandale Beach. She was just seven weeks shy of her 113th birthday in June.


The City Commission of Hallandale Beach recently voted to condemn the language of Commissioner Anabelle Lima-Taub, who posted anti-Islamic comments on Facebook about Rashida Talib, the recently elected U.S. Congresswoman from Michigan, who is Muslim. Lima-Taub wrote that the Congresswoman might "blow up Capitol Hill" and called her anti-semitic.  



A rookie commissioner from a South Florida beach city is facing calls for her resignation after she called newly elected Michigan Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib a “danger” and said the first Palestinian-American woman in Congress may decide to become a “martyr and blow up Capitol Hill.”

From Washington to South Florida, the post has been called “indefensible” and “racist.”

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Updated August 2, 2018, 11 a.m.

An ordinance banning the sale and distribution of plastic straws in Hallandale Beach as well as their use on the public beach passed with a unanimous vote of five to zero at the Wednesday night city commission meeting, which spilled over into early  Thursday morning. 

It is expected to take effect on Jan. 1, 2019.

Miami Herald

Guests for Sundial Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018:

An FBI sting operation has lead to the arrest of Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper. Miami Herald reporter Martin Vassolo joins us to shed light on the charges and how the investigation is affecting the city council.

Political analyst Susan Macmanus gives a rundown of upcoming state and federal elections, and how the outcomes may alter the political landscape.

Gospel music singer, songwriter, and producer Melvin Williams is coming to the Arsht Center. He speaks to us about his career and upcoming performance.

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Joy Cooper Hallandale Beach
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Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper has been arrested and charged with three third-degree felonies including money laundering, official misconduct and exceeding the limit on campaign financial contributions.

Cooper's arrest on Thursday came after an undercover investigation by the FBI, according to a statement from the Broward County State Attorney's Office.

Cooper has been Hallandale Beach’s mayor since 2005. She is the city's first elected mayor.

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Meet Mazie Ford. At 111.5 years old, she is the oldest resident in Broward County, and the second-oldest in Florida. 

She still lives in her Hallandale Beach condo after first becoming a snowbird there in the late 1960s.

She always wears a blonde wig, some blue eyeshadow and a pink blouse with a butterfly broach. She likes to tell people they will never catch her without her pink lipstick on.

She's the oldest verified supercentenarian in Broward County, someone who is older than 110 years old.  

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When a mentally ill person entered a Connecticut school and slaughtered children and teachers, it was the last straw for some people. In this ultra liberal, politically correct climate in which we find ourselves today, the immediate outcry was to ban this and ban that. The very thought that teachers should not have the right to defend themselves and their pupils is laughable.

Hallandale Mismanaged Millions In Redevelopment Funds, According To Report

Mar 6, 2013

Broward’s Inspector General has found that Hallandale Beach officials “grossly mismanaged” millions of dollars in public funds “entrusted to the care of its Community Redevelopment Agency,” according to a report obtained by BrowardBulldog.org.

  “The OIG (Office of Inspector General) investigation substantiated the allegations and uncovered numerous deficiencies in the city’s administration of the CRA,” says the 50-page preliminary report. It has not been released publicly  that has not been released publicly.