South Florida monkeypox cases continue to climb, residents urged to get vaccinated

Blood Sample for Monkeypox Test – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Arif biswas Monkeypox continues to spread across the nation and South Florida at rapid speed. “I’m trying to get an early step on this,” said Adam Northrop, who received the first part of his two-dose Monkeypox vaccine Monday. “I’m hoping it doesn’t become a

Concerns have been raised regarding Florida’s new condo inspection law

Aerial View of Sunny Isles Beach Condo Area – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Mia2you Several weeks after Florida lawmakers enacted a bill requiring existing condominiums to undergo safety assessments to maintain their structural integrity, Central Florida condominium association members had many questions regarding how the new regulations would affect owners. “It all depends on

‘Presumptive’ case of monkeypox found in Florida

Small Child with Monkeypox – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by pavodam Florida health officials are working diligently to investigate a “presumptive” case of monkeypox–making Florida the third possible state in the U.S. to be hit by the disease after cases were found in New York City and Massachusetts. The Florida Department of Health in Broward

11-foot hammerhead shark washes up on southern Florida beach

Hammerhead Shark — Courtesy: Shutterstock — Ken Keifer Much to beachgoers’ surprise, an impressive 11-foot hammerhead shark washed up on a beach in southern Florida. Pompano Beach visitors encountered the shark’s corpse on April 6, according to CNN affiliate WPLG. After moving the body away from curious onlookers, scientists from the American Shark Conservancy took

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 Tesla Rides Through Tunnel — Courtesy: Shutterstock — temp-64GTX 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