| August, 2014

Bucks pin hopes on rebuilding

Posted on 28 August 2014 by LeslieM

sports082814By Gary Curreri

Not much has changed in the approach that Deerfield Beach football coach Allen Jackson is taking with his team this year.

We want to be excellent,” said Jackson, who has compiled a 20-10 at Deerfield Beach in his four seasons at the school. “Our motto is new team, new faces and the same goal.”

Deerfield Beach had an outstanding season last year as the Bucks had their first undefeated regular season, won the District 11-8A crown and earned its first playoff victory since 2008. After defeating Flanagan in overtime, 14-7, the Bucks fell 43-6 to Miramar in the regional semifinal.

Jackson knows he has his work cut out for his football team this season as the squad graduated its starting backfield from last year including running backs Brandon Powell (University o f Florida) , Aeron McNeil ( University of Alabama- Birmingham), quarterback Denard Graham (Garden City), along with wide receiver Justin Morgan (Lafayette).

We have Alex Pierre back from last year,” Jackson said. “He is going to have to carry the load. We have some other kids that we expect big things out of, including Markel Yarbrough, who transferred from Plantation.”

Deerfield Beach will also rely on senior defensive end/tight end Jason Strowbridge and two-way lineman Montel Jordan, and addition to Antonio Cartagena, Jeffrey Joseph and James Pierre. Junior Aeron Cartagena is also expected to contribute.

Even though we lost 10 starters from our senior-laden team, we are going to focus on the same thing we did last year,” Jackson said. “I think we can; with the additions we have and with what we have coming back, I like what I see as a team. I like the attitude and the work ethic the kids have demonstrated. I am trying to get back to where we were at and get a little further on.”

I see some big things and the goal is going to be the same,” Jackson added. “We are not going to change that.” This is Jackson’s second time around at the school as he served a variety of titles, including D-Line coach, offensive coordinator and linebacker coach from 1990-2003. Before returning to Deerfield Beach, Jackson coached at Monarch for four seasons and at Coconut Creek for three years. He’s been coaching football for 29 years.

It is an intelligent team,” Jackson said. “Losing those guys was a big hurt, but we added to the program and I think it will be a little better. I think the program is heading in the right direction. In a sense, we are rebuilding. We added a lot of kids who are young. I guess it is a rebuilding process of old and new. I think we can get to the playoffs. Time will tell.”

Quarterback Jeffrey Joseph moves up from a JV team that went 7-1. Jackson said he is more of a pocket passer than Graham was.

Strowbridge, a 6-4, 250 lb. senior, said his game really took off after his freshman year. He is hopeful of another strong season this year. He said he studies NFL players and tries to model his game after them.

I don’t know if you can do what they did, but I think we have a lot of young kids who are willing to learn and I think it will be fun this year,” Strowbridge said. “We definitely feel the pressure because last year’s team was the best team I have ever been on. I think there is definitely pressure to do that and do what they did.”

Jordan said the team would need to do what it did last year and be even more aggressive. He said there is a big difference between last year’s squad and this year’s version.

Last year, we had more experience,” Jordan said.

We have a younger team this year, but we are more disciplined. Last year, we had Brandon Powell. We had Aeron and a new quarterback (Graham), so we are going to have to work hard to get back to where we were last year.”

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FLICKS: “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” & “The Querulous Nights of Athena Minerva”

Posted on 28 August 2014 by LeslieM

By Dave Montalbano

http://cinemadave.livejournal. com

Thirty years ago this Labor Day weekend, I began my film writing studies under Peter Stowell, an English professor with Florida State University. I was taking the class Film Genres: Film Noir and the required reading was The Dark Side of the Screen: Film Noir, written by Foster Hirsch, who is a regular moderator with the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival.

Beyond talking about cinematic motifs, acting and themes, Foster’s book reviews the literary influences of Film Noir and how many of these stories grew out of the original pulp fiction of the early 20th Century.

Released in 2005, Sin City, considered “Neo Noir,” was a natural extension of the literature of James Cain, Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, or the 1940s movies starring Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan and Barbara Stanwyck as the femme fatale. Created from the graphic novels written by Frank Miller, wunderkind director Robert Rodriquez used green screen techniques and hired an all-star cast to recreate the mean streets of Sin City. A Sin City sequel has been one of the most anticipated movies of the decade.

Alas, with Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, one thinks about the time Rodriquez wasted with projects like Grindhouse, Machete Kills and the Spy Kids reboot. As fans clamored for the Sin City sequel, we mourned the loss of cast members Brittany Murphy and Michael Clarke Duncan as Manute.

As the murderous henchman with impeccable manners, Dennis Haysbert does a commendable job as the younger version of Manute. His behemoth battle with Marv (Mickey Rourke) is better than what Frank Miller envisioned in his graphic novel. However, this is only one story of the four and there are stretches of dullness between each action set piece.

The movie opens with Another Saturday Night, which features Marv dealing with his amnesia and dead bodies. The film then introduces two new stories not produced as a graphic novel. In The Long Bad Night, Joseph Gordon Levitt plays a gambler with a death wish. The ghost of Bruce Willis returns in Nancy’s Last Dance, in which Jessica Alba avenges the loss of her protector. Sadly, these new stories are just not as interesting as Frank Miller’s original graphic novels.

Good Film Noir is a triumph of style over content. As Film Noir of the 1940s grew from literary giants, this “Neo Noir” has grown upon weak imitation of 1940s film noir. Sin City A Dame to Kill For does not live up to its potential.

For those seeking some literature before the professional football season begins, authors Darrell House, Rachel Galvin and I will be among the approximately 25 authors attending August Authors & Autographs this Sunday Afternoon at the Butler House. This event will feature the debut of my latest book, The Querulous Nights of Athena Minerva.

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Posted on 28 August 2014 by LeslieM


August 9 It was reported that a package was stolen from 237 NW 47Ave.

August 11 A bicycle was stolen from 430 SE 11St.

August 12 An employee of Home Depot confessed to stealing merchandise from Home Depot at 60 SW 12 Ave.

August 12 A bicycle was stolen from a home at 236 NW 41 Ave.

August 12 A car was stolen from Stop & Go at 3774 NE 3 Ave. while the victim was in the store.


August 6 Conveyance burglary was reported in Starlight Cove, 639 NW 38 Terr. Unknown subject(s) entered the unlocked pickup truck and removed a loaded Sig Sauer P 938 that was in a holster from the driver’s seat and the center console. Nothing else was found missing. There was a round in the chamber. Loss was valued at $700.

August 9 Conveyance burglary took place in Deer Isle, 380 NW 42 St. The suspect(s) reached inside the victim’s vehicle via the passenger side window, which was down, and stole a black purse from the vehicle.


July 23 Someone slashed two front tires of vehicles while the victim was inside the bank at 3550 N. Federal Hwy. Damage was estimated at $300.

July 23 Someone pulled up next to an SUV and removed supplies from the vehicle while it was parked at 2458 N. Federal Hwy. The subjects also stole a purse, which contained passports, a bottle, Apple iPad, $380 in cash. Total loss was $2,080.

July 24 A female subject was observed taking Pepto Bismol from a shelf and leaving the store located at 3550 N. Federal Hwy. without paying for it. She was apprehended outside the store. Merchandise was valued at $7.50.

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Posted on 28 August 2014 by LeslieM

RE: Deerfield BUDGET

Dear Editor:

I have a somewhat different perspective to offer on the City of Deerfield Beach budget.

I am a risk management professional in the private sector.

Taken from a private sector view, the amazing job that Deerfield Beach city manager (Burgess Hanson) has done is even more apparent.

Do you realize that if the city were a private company and that private company went through what we have been through in the past five years, it could well be out of business? When the housing bubble burst, millions in tax revenue disappeared from our city income.

When Burgess took the helm, the prior city manager had spent $17 million out of the General Fund in just the prior two years.

That was when the public should have been up in arms.

Years ago, there were very few of us who stood up to object at the commission meetings.

Bill Ganz was one of us and that is when he decided to serve.

Thank you [now] Commissioner Ganz for the excellent job you have done as a member of the city commission and as the representative of my district.

Thank you Burgess and thank you to every member of the city commission (both now and in prior years) for making the hard choices that have made all the difference to our city.

I cannot imagine where we would be without the new revenue stream and the dramatic reductions in spending that had to happen when they did.

All you have to do is read the published budget or attend the budget workshops to know exactly where and how our tax revenue is now being spent.

What a welcome change it was to see real transparency in the published information. Another one of the big accomplishments of City Manager Hanson.

It took not only his abilities but teamwork on the part of the City Commission to get us out of the very dark days that we are now coming through.

Thank you again City Manager Hanson and thank you to every member of the Deerfield Beach City Commission.

Sally Potter

Deerfield Beach, FL

RE: “Dude” & “Bad Guy” in LHP Bank robbery story

Dear Editor:

In response to Mrs. Newberry, thank you for your letter.

Having written official reports as a Police Officer and EMT in Palm Beach County for over a decade, I found that very few people understood such official writings.

This is why I have tried to keep a more casual tone when it comes to [my] crime reports. I will do my best to be more official in the future.

Jim Lusk

Vice President

HAPPY 103rd birthday, Mom!

Dear Editor:

Edna Horne Johnson was born in the year 1911 in Deerfield Beach.

Her family arrived in 1903. Mom is the oldest living pioneer of Deerfield. She graduated from Pompano Beach High School in 1929.

Today, Mom resides part of her year in Boca Raton, FL and the remainder in Canton, GA.

Joyce Avant and I, along with the rest of our family, are so blessed to have been given such a wonderful, Godly woman in our lives that we can call “MOM” or “GRANDMA” or “GG”!

Mom, we are looking forward to another 103 having you in our lives!

Thank for setting such a wonderful example [on how] to live. Happy Birthday!

Judy Denault

Canton, GA



Posted on 28 August 2014 by LeslieM

Beach Party with Live Surf Music

Friday, August 29, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

NE Focal Point Senior Center, Multipurpose Room 227 NW 2 St., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Senior Center transforms into a beach oasis with live surf music courtesy of Carla Parks, fresh fruit smoothies courtesy of Humana of Broward County, fun beach games, awards for best dressed beach attire, and more. For more information, call 954-480-4447 or email tsutton@deerfield-beach.com.

Back in the Day” Senior Prom

Saturday, August 30, 4 to 9 p.m.

E. Pat Larkins Community Center 520 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Pompano Beach, FL 33441

If you’re “In The Mood” for some ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s music that will take you back in the day, the City of Pompano Beach Parks Recreation and Cultural Arts Department and the E. Pat Larkins Senior Program invites you to a “Back in the Day” Senior Prom. This will be a night of fun, dancing and swingin’ memories of a High School Senior Prom back in the day. $10 for seniors age 55 and up; $15 for 45 to 54. Evening includes entertainment by Derrick the DJ, refreshments and snacks. Formal wear is encouraged, but not required. For more information, call 954-786-4585.

Labor Day Comedy Explosion

Saturday, August 30, 8:30 p.m.

American Legion Post 287 191 SW 1 Terr., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Hosted by Comedian RJ, featuring Lady-T from Comic View. Headliner: Lenny Travis, who has been headlining comedy clubs for over 20 years. He has been seen on Showtime, A&E, and FOX on such shows as Evening at the Improv, Comedy Tonight, Comedy on the Road and Full Frontal comedy. $10 donation, $20 drink wristbands. Raffles and giveaways. Sponsored by Tayst Magazine, Mr. Wipe Down and Papa Sauce. More info: 954-821-1902 or 954-650-9126.

August Authors and Autographs

Sunday, August 31, 2 to 5 p.m.

Butler House 380 E. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Free Entrance. Over 25 award-winning, published authors living in the south Florida area will be autographing and selling their books. Used book sale, ice cream social and concert by The Ron Nabors Duo. All donations support the programs of the Deerfield Beach Historical Society. Call 561-299- 8684 for more information.

In The Round Nashville Style

Sunday, August 31, 5 p.m.

American Rock Bar & Grill The Cove Shopping Center 1600 E. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Free. An intimate evening of singing in the round with singer/ songwriters. Hosted by Steve Minotti. Info: 954-428- 4539.

13th Annual Labor Day Picnic

Monday, Sept. 1, 1 p.m.

Pompano Beach Community Park, South Pavilion 2001 NE 10 St., Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Hosted by North Broward Democratic Club and sponsored by more than a dozen Broward Democratic clubs. More than 30 Democratic elected officials and candidates in attendance. Topic: Celebrating organized labor and electing Democrats in 2014. Picnic is open to the public. Hamburgers and hot dogs off the grill provided. Please bring a dish to share. Meet your elected officials and candidates. Event goes on rain or shine. For information, please call 954-783-8232.

Relay For Life Committee Round Up

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Hampton Inn 660 W. Hillsboro Blvd Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

The Relay For Life of Deerfield Beach/Lighthouse Point & Hillsboro Beach seeks members of their communities who would like to serve on the planning committee. This community-based walk-a-thon celebrates cancer survivors, remembers those who we have lost to cancer and raises funds that primarily support cancer research. They have a few positions and welcome participation. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP by August 29 to Karen Hardy at karengle@yahoo. com or 954-242-5485. For more information, call 954-481-1221 or visit www. relayforlife.org/dblpfl.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 10 a.m.

NE Focal Point 227 NW 2 St. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Weekly Caregiver Support Group, meets every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Upcoming Meeting Dates September 3, 10, 17 and 24. Center conducts the caregiver training and support group for individuals caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease, memory impairments, dementia, and cognitive limitations. Individuals who would like to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and available resources are also welcomed. Meetings allow caregivers to share their experiences with each other, learn from each other and gain valuable information. Guest speakers are also scheduled to present information to help caregivers understand and deal with various situations. Kelly Gallo, LMHC, facilitates the Support Group. For information, call 954-480-4463.

Emerge 2014

On August 28-30, Emerge 2014, a three-day business conference, will be hosted at the Waldorf Astoria in Boca Raton helping entrepreneurs to reclaim their cape! Participants will reclaim their inner dreams and learn how to gain success. They will create their own “secret sauce,” build a team-building blueprint, create and dominate their niche globally and learn how to host their own six-figure events, and more. The intense learning comes from industry leaders in the areas of sales, marketing, social media and more. To find out full schedule of events and to register, call 561-632-7183, email Info@EmergeEvent. com or visit www.emergeevent.com.

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CLERGY CORNER: Fixing Ferguson & fixing the planet

Posted on 28 August 2014 by LeslieM

Imagine God decided to break the covenant with humankind and flood the earth again. But this time, Noah’s ark is big enough to hold all humanity. Everybody in the world would have another chance. Our fate would depend on everybody in the ark getting along!

This is a scary idea for several reasons, not the least of which is we would all be in the same boat. Because if we were all in the same boat, it would be hard to distinguish people jumping overboard on their own from people being thrown overboard by somebody else.

No time would pass on the new ark before people would segregate by race, religion, culture and language. Territories on the ark would be fought for and claimed. Competition for resources would be intense. Walls would be built to keep undesirables out. A scant few pockets of genuine joy would be threatened by jealousies that annoy. These things and more would occur before flood waters recede; that is, if flood waters recede …

Ferguson, MO and what happened there is not new.

It is a sad sequel provided by the “Show Me State” that gives us a fresh peak under the rug … Another young man’s life is tragically lost; another policeman’s life is dreadfully wrecked. Families mourn, communities are torn, friends defend friends, looters loot and shooters shoot, politicians and, even clergy, scramble to grab a picket sign or a microphone when God only knows and understands.

Paul writes to the church in Rome, “God does not show favoritism.”

What Paul is telling Christians in Rome is, “We all are already in the same boat …” Our boat is called planet earth and we all occupy this space under the same expectations of the same God. How ‘bout we begin with that, hmm?

What are God’s expectations of people of faith?

The answer to this question is key because if we satisfy God’s expectations then tragedy like the one in Ferguson, Mo. will be averted. God’s expectations are found, in part, in God’s law: the Commandments, the Torah and the Holiness Code, and some would argue the entirety of the Holy Bible.

We need law, but when we see people use and abuse even God’s law to establish or sustain their own ideas, their territory, their walls, their pockets, their expectations, then we begin to realize all of us have the capacity to miss the forest for the tree.

Christ Jesus comes, in part, so we may more clearly see God’s expectations for the planet. It was a lawyer, an expert in the law, who asked Jesus, “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?”

He said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the words of all the prophets.(Matthew 22: 36 – 40)

Our role as followers of Christ Jesus could not be clearer.

Yes, the president has a job to do. The Attorney General has a job to do. A governor, mayor, sheriff, prosecutor, defense attorney, journalist, a minister preaching the social gospel, a grand jury has a job to do. We all have a role to play, but the sooner we understand we are all in the same boat subject to the same expectations of the same God, the sooner these tragedies end.

If you want to make things better, then, sure, run for office, grow the economy, create living wage jobs, elevate access to quality education, register voters, establish more crime prevention programs; improve police community relations. Really, there are many good things you can do …

But if you want to fix Ferguson, if you want to fix the planet, then “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul, and all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself.”

Dr. Dennis Andrews is a reverend at Community Presbyterian Church, at 1920 SE 4 St. in Deerfield Beach, 33441.

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Pompano swim team fares well in Jos

Posted on 20 August 2014 by LeslieM

sports082114By Gary Curreri

Victoria Miyamoto likes to wear funny hats; but, when it comes to swimming, it is serious business for the Pompano Beach Piranhas swim team member.

Miyamoto, 14, of Boca Raton, competed in seven events for the local swim team in the recent Florida Gold Coast 14-Under Long Course Junior Olympics championship at the Plantation Aquatic Complex and finished in fourth place in the 13-14 girls high point standings. She said she wears the funny hats for good luck.

My parents swam, so I just got into it when soccer and softball didn’t work out,” said Miyamoto, who started swimming when she was 8. She is a freshman at Boca Raton High School. “I like how you swim for yourself and not for a team. If you mess up,it is on yourself, not other people. It is cool to have teammates cheering for you though.”

Miyamoto swam in seven individual races and one relay for the Piranhas.

It is pretty tiring, but my parents do a great job in bringing me everything and taking care of me at home,” added Miyamoto, who has Olympic aspirations. “I get a lot of rest. Swimming is pretty important. I don’t know what I would be doing without it.”

The Junior Olympic swim meet featured more than 50 teams and 700 swimmers in Florida Gold Coast Swimming. The South Florida Aquatic Club (SOFLO) totaled 802 combined points to easily out-distance the runner-up North Palm Beach Swim Club (398 points) and Azura Florida Aquatic (349 points) to win its fifth consecutive Junior Olympics title. The South Florida Aquatic Club (SOFLO) also won both the girls (424) and boys (378) team overall titles.

The Pompano Beach Piranhas placed 14th overall with 133 points. Pompano Beach Piranhas placed 12th in the girls’ standings with 59 points, while the boys’ team tied for 10th in the boys with Plantation with 74 points.

Pompano Beach Piranhas head swim coach Jesse Vasallo brought 26 swimmers to the meet. He had hoped for a Top-10 finish, but knew it would be a difficult proposition.

We have managed to finish 13th, which was our best position,” said Vasallo, who has been with the program for three years. Pompano Beach has been a USA Swim Team program for the past four years. “We knew the Top- 10 was going to be a little hard because we had some kids who couldn’t make the meet due to other commitments with families. We gave it our best shot.”

Pompano Beach has shown steady improvement after going from 33rd place in its first year as a USA Swim team.

I think we are doing alright,” Vasallo said.

The commitment from the kids is bigger. You see them starting to get a little bigger and doing bigger things in the water. Victoria won a couple of events and we had a couple of kids who moved up from 11-12 to 13-14 and they are making finals and scoring.”

Other top performances from the local swim club came from Caroline Makara, Jake Schulte, Christian Henderson, Sloan Sizemore, Mia Marquez, Tyler Zuyus and Mattheus Santos.

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FLICKS: Guardians of the Galaxy

Posted on 20 August 2014 by LeslieM

By Dave Montalbano

http://cinemadave.livejournal. com

While listening to Pop Radio hit music from 1974, Rocket Raccoon flies a spaceship. That sentence alone determines the litmus test for anyone interested in seeing Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel Comics latest movie . While this new film fits right into the Marvel Comics Universe, it provides its own unique story that is very approachable.

The film opens with its darkest moment; young Peter Quill watches his mother die. The grieving boy steps out of hospice and is abducted by Yondu Udonta (Michael Rooker), a space pirate who knows secrets about Peter’s father. The film fl ash forwards approximately three decades and Peter (Chris Pratt) is a space adventurer reminiscent of an Indiana Jones in his prime.

While seeking a special stone, Peter runs afoul Gamora (Zoe Saldana), a green alien with father issues. While stealing the stone from each other, both Gamora and Peter confront Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) and his slow sidekick Groot (Vin Diesel, who earns the easiest paycheck for his vocal work in this movie).

As the stone changes hands and paws, Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) enters the scene to settle a score with Gamora. Despite deep seated anger, these five individuals form an alliance and call themselves the Guardians of the Galaxy.

Unlike the genuine respect Captain America and the Falcon develop in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, these Guardians of the Galaxy seem to enjoy picking on each other. Rocket Raccoon has a perverse sense of humor. The brutal Drax the Destroyer inadvertently makes insulting comments about his peers. It is up to the leadership skills of Peter Quill to utilize conflict resolution with his peers.

Despite the over reliance of dark scenery and an over abundance of CGI, this film is an entertaining motion picture. The soundtrack from the ‘70s has become a hit again for young people. People my age were tapping their toes during the credits and dancing along with Groot.

While Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been the box office champ for the last two weeks, Guardians of the Galaxy is poised to take the box office crown for August. It’s a cool movie to catch for a matinee price in an air conditioned movie theater.

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Posted on 20 August 2014 by LeslieM

A Perfect, Long Overdue Clean-Up Project

Dear Editor:

I was asked by the president of Windwood Isles to spearhead a beautification effort related to Ed. Dietrich Sr. Avenue/SE 2 Avenue.

This letter is to inform you of the deplorable conditions of SE 2 Avenue, in specific, the grassy swales and the general upkeep and maintenance.

There are approximately 16 different condo developments along SE 2 Avenue, totaling over 1,000 homeowners, tax payers and voters. The point is, the entire avenue is a constant mess with trash, papers, soda cups and cans etc., all along the swales. It now looks worse than Dixie Highway used to look … It’s embarrassing!

This same condition exists along SE 7 Street, with trash and school papers. Maybe someone could talk to the school principal!

You may recall, a while back, the mayor and another person worked on getting “No through truck signs” put up, and it’s helping, but they still fly by, over the speed limit.

BSO is all over the School Zone speeders,* but do not enforce the other laws.

The bottom line is that we need a continued, ongoing effort by the city, the civic organization that adopted the street, and the owners. We also need our city commissioner to talk to the business owners and the empty lot owners about maintenance and periodic mowing.

I now see a real estate sign on one of the west side lots that says “For Sale, Multi-Family.” That’s a lot better than more commercial warehouses.

In conclusion, this avenue is our main and only thoroughfare to access over 1,000 homes.

This is not an attractive entryway to our attractive homes.

Please get it cleaned up now and on a regular basis. I am wondering if the city could add some beautification that might be conducive to the areas?

[I have] more than 20 years of volunteer community service. How about some pay back?

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

William Derian

Deerfield Beach

*Most school zones are 15-20 mph. Fines are DOUBLED for speeding in a construction area or school zone. Fines for speeding range from $155 to $605.



Posted on 20 August 2014 by LeslieM


August 4 A woman reported her air conditioning unit stolen from her home at 560 20 Ave.

August 5 A gun was stolen from inside a pickup truck parked at 639 NW 38Terr. There was one round in the chamber.

August 5 Electrical copper wiring valued at $4,000 was stolen from three electrical junction boxes on the east side of a building at 730 S. Powerline Rd.

August 7 Two men used a gun to hold up a BP gas station at 299 W. Hillsboro Blvd. and stole $521.

August 7 A vehicle was reported stolen at 351 W. Hillsboro Blvd.


July 16 A man went to 3701 NE 22 Ave. and turned in a .38-caliber revolver, 50 rounds of ammunition, holster, handcuffs and pepper spray to be destroyed.

July 23 A subject took groceries valued at $37.11 and fl ed the store located at 3700 N. Federal Hwy., without paying for them. He was apprehended a short time later nearby.

July 23 A subject took a pack of tortillas valued at $4.50 and fl ed the store at 2450 N. Federal Hwy. without paying for them. He was apprehended outside the store.

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