New area code coming to South Florida in 2022

Aerial View of Palm Beach County (561 area code) — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Image by: pisaphotography WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Palm Beach County will soon get a new area code. The county, which has used the 561 area code for nearly 25 years, will begin using a new code next summer, officials said. The

South Florida adopting paid parental leave. ‘We have to evolve as a workforce’

Paid Parental Leave — Courtesy: Shutterstock — New Africa HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Paid parental leave supporters have a new source of hope to point to as more and more cities and counties across South Florida are embracing the leave policy for their employees. The latest employer to join the movement is Hallandale Beach, which

Florida’s largest school districts ease up on masks

Running at School – Face Mask: Shutterstock — Monkey Business Images ORLANDO, Fla. — Two of Florida’s largest school districts are easing up on mask requirements this week. Beginning Monday, Orange County students will not be required to wear a face mask if their parents provide a note opting them out. High school students in

South Florida makes a major difference on International Coastal Cleanup Day

Trash Beach Cleanup South Florida – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Serenethos Over the past weekend, South Florida joined a global effort to remove tons of trash and debris from our waterways and oceans on International Coastal Cleanup Day.  The mission was launched by the Ocean Conservancy nonprofit 36 years ago and has grown incredibly.

Dozens of cats and dogs brought to South Florida after being evacuated from Hurricane Ida’s path

Veterinarian writing notes – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Halfpoint Several dogs and cats have been evacuated from Louisiana and brought to South Florida following news of Hurricane Ida’s strength. The animals came from four different shelters in southern Louisiana that are at a high risk of being damaged due to Hurricane Ida’s wrath. The

Elon Musk’s Boring Company gets approval to build Tesla tunnel in Fort Lauderdale

Elon Musk – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Nick_Raille_07 Fort Lauderdale, Florida has plans to make a deal with Elon Musk’s ‘The Boring Company’ to construct a Tesla tunnel between its downtown area and the beach. The company would offer rides in Teslas to hundreds of individuals a day for five to eight dollars per

Stellantis CEO says Auto Brands under the company umbrella will have a future

Image Source: Stellantis Earlier this year, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Groupe PSA merged to form Stellantis, the 4th largest automobile company by volume in the world.  With a large portfolio of outstanding and world-class vehicles, the automotive giant seems to have no plans of stopping with its investment in the future. Stellantis is looking

Save the Turtles: Florida’s Largest Sea Turtle Rescue Organization will face 60% staff reduction due to FWC permit ruling

Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Julian Wiskemann Save the turtles is more than just a movement, it’s a lifestyle for many who put their life’s work towards saving the endangered species. According to a press release this morning from the Sea Turtle Oversight Protection (S.T.O.P), the organization revealed that on April 28, 2021, Florida Fish

All eyes on Miss Universe in South Florida’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood this weekend

Courtesy: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Hollywood website For the first time since 2015, the world-renowned Miss Universe pageant will be making its return to Florida as the stage gets set for this weekend’s crowning. The eyes of the world will all be on the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, as 74 participants

Broward County School Board approves $750K Severance Deal for soon to be Ex-Superintendent Robert Runcie

Courtesy: Al Diaz/Miami Herald Florida’s second-largest school district has reached an agreement to send off county superintendent Robert Runcie with a handsome payday if his perjury charge is successfully fought off in court. On Wednesday, April 21, Runcie was arrested on a charge of perjury along with another Broward County board member and the county’s