Fort Lauderdale http://wlrn.org en July 9, 2014: Fort Lauderdale Gets A Peek At The City's New Passenger Rail Station http://wlrn.org/post/july-9-2014-fort-lauderdale-gets-peek-citys-new-passenger-rail-station <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:24:19 +0000 Marva Hinton 35237 at http://wlrn.org Urban Studio Plans To Brings Sustainable Life To Deserted Sistrunk http://wlrn.org/post/urban-studio-plans-brings-sustainable-life-deserted-sistrunk <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Few people walk down </span>Sistrunk<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, and cars simply drive through the nearly deserted corridor.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Among old warehouses, a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">n “unsafe building” sign marks a foreclosed plumbing store between a church and a convenience store.</span></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:25:34 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 35189 at http://wlrn.org Urban Studio Plans To Brings Sustainable Life To Deserted Sistrunk Resolution Supporting Same-Sex Marriage Is Passed In Fort Lauderdale http://wlrn.org/post/resolution-supporting-same-sex-marriage-passed-fort-lauderdale <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Same-sex marriage in the state of Florida is still illegal, but city commissioners in Fort Lauderdale have signed a resolution in support of it.</span></p><p>While the&nbsp;resolution will not legalize same-sex marriage, proponents say it's important that Fort Lauderdale make its stance opposing the statewide ban known, the <a href="http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/fl-lauderdale-marriage-equality-vote-20140617,0,1668328.story">Sun Sentinel reports.</a></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:35:23 +0000 Selima Hussain 34129 at http://wlrn.org Resolution Supporting Same-Sex Marriage Is Passed In Fort Lauderdale Downtown Fort Lauderdale To Invest In Trolley Improvements http://wlrn.org/post/downtown-fort-lauderdale-invest-trolley-improvements <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Downtown Fort Lauderdale has a new fuel-efficient and cheaper bus. It's got bigger windows and is boxier -- a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">nd it's painted like a trolley.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The older trolley buses in Fort Lauderdale weren't up to date on things like handicap access regulations and fuel-efficiency costs. Fort Lauderdale commissioners should be accepting a federal grant today to pay for the trolley-style buses.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 06 May 2014 12:57:51 +0000 Julia Duba 31891 at http://wlrn.org Downtown Fort Lauderdale To Invest In Trolley Improvements PHOTOS: Fort Lauderdale Knows South Florida Trivia http://wlrn.org/post/photos-fort-lauderdale-knows-south-florida-trivia <p>To launch our new investigative blog, <strong><a href="http://wlrnwhatsthestory.tumblr.com" target="_blank">What's the Story?</a></strong>, the WLRN-Miami Herald News team took over Fort Lauderdale's Riverside Market on Tuesday, April 22.</p><p>What's the Story is a reporting project in which we let your curiosity guide our investigations. You ask us a question, and we try to answer it. So tell us: <a href="http://wlrnwhatsthestory.tumblr.com/about" target="_blank">What have you always wondered about South Florida?</a></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:22:33 +0000 Maria Murriel 31212 at http://wlrn.org PHOTOS: Fort Lauderdale Knows South Florida Trivia Fort Lauderdale May Limit Homeless' Ability To Urinate In Public http://wlrn.org/post/fort-lauderdale-may-limit-homeless-ability-urinate-public <p><strong>Update: The Fort Lauderdale City Commission unanimously passed both ordinances on first reading. The second reading will most likely be scheduled for the next commission meeting on May, 6.</strong></p><p>---------------------------------------------</p><p>How does a city strike a balance between the needs of the homeless and the needs of those around them? Those questions will be put to the Fort Lauderdale City Commission as they consider two provisions on the agenda at Tuesday’s commission meeting.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:57:50 +0000 Wilson Sayre 30850 at http://wlrn.org Fort Lauderdale May Limit Homeless' Ability To Urinate In Public What Everyone Is Reading March 30- April 5 http://wlrn.org/post/what-everyone-reading-march-30-april-5 <p>Our most read stories this week include sea-level rise, anti-road rage landscaping and a city trolley system being eyed by the Federal Transit Authority (see those below). Tue, 08 Apr 2014 21:03:32 +0000 Diego Saldaña-Rojas 30408 at http://wlrn.org What Everyone Is Reading March 30- April 5 Nationwide Ukulele Craze Takes South Florida By Strum http://wlrn.org/post/nationwide-ukulele-craze-takes-south-florida-strum <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The jam session at the Penny Lane Music Emporium in Fort Lauderdale is probably one of the few musical gatherings in South Florida where senior citizens and teenagers play out of the same songbook.</span></p><p>About 20 people of all ages stand or sit in a circle, strumming ukuleles. Each of them has one eye on the sheet music, the other on their host, Ty Olopai.</p><p>"Beginners, when they pick it up, learn music in a minute,” says Olopai.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:52:08 +0000 Christine DiMattei 29896 at http://wlrn.org Nationwide Ukulele Craze Takes South Florida By Strum It’s That Time Again: Thousands Of Critical Mass Cyclists Take To The Streets http://wlrn.org/post/it-s-time-again-thousands-critical-mass-cyclists-take-streets <p style="margin: 0in 0in 11.25pt; line-height: 16.5pt; vertical-align: baseline; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 11.25pt; line-height: 16.5pt; vertical-align: baseline; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#333333">If you're driving through the center of Miami tonight, you need to take a close look at the map below.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:26:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 29879 at http://wlrn.org It’s That Time Again: Thousands Of Critical Mass Cyclists Take To The Streets Sailing The Sloop With Seeger: A Local Remembers http://wlrn.org/post/sailing-sloop-seeger-local-remembers <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Allan </span>Aunapu<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;was 26 in 1967, when he went north from Miami to work on the Sloop Clearwater, which would be bound for the Hudson River. The sloop came from the imagination of legendary folk singer and anti-war activist Pete Seeger, who </span><a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/01/28/267592924/pete-seeger-remembers-guthrie-hopping-trains-and-sharing-songs" style="line-height: 1.5;">died Monday, Jan. 27, at 94 years old</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 23:46:02 +0000 Alicia Zuckerman & Diego Saldaña-Rojas 27111 at http://wlrn.org Sailing The Sloop With Seeger: A Local Remembers Fort Lauderdale's Stonewall Museum Seeks Smithsonian Partnership http://wlrn.org/post/fort-lauderdales-stonewall-museum-seeks-smithsonian-partnership <p>Fort Lauderdale's Stonewall National Museum and Archives is seeking a partnership with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.</p><p>The Stonewall, the nation's largest collection of LGBT literature and periodicals, has applied for membership to the Smithsonian Affiliations program. The program would allow both museums to exchange artifacts among 183 affiliates across 43 states, Panama and Puerto Rico.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 04:00:26 +0000 Diego Saldaña-Rojas 26764 at http://wlrn.org Fort Lauderdale's Stonewall Museum Seeks Smithsonian Partnership More Mormons? Time For A Temple http://wlrn.org/post/more-mormons-time-temple <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The first Mormon temple in South Florida is scheduled to open this spring in Davie to serve the region’s growing Mormon population.</span></p><p>The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ membership in South Florida has almost doubled in the last six years, to around 25,000, according to church officials.</p><p>All those Mormons have had to go to Orlando or farther to hold important religious ceremonies, like marriage, performed in a temple.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 22:58:53 +0000 Arianna Prothero 26714 at http://wlrn.org More Mormons? Time For A Temple Fort Lauderdale Ahead Of The State When It Comes To Sea-Level Rise Protection http://wlrn.org/post/fort-lauderdale-ahead-state-when-it-comes-sea-level-rise-protection <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If not for its patchwork of different shades of asphalt, you would never imagine the stretch of State Road </span>A1A<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> along Fort Lauderdale Beach was all underwater a year ago.</span></p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 12:53:59 +0000 Wilson Sayre 23529 at http://wlrn.org Fort Lauderdale Ahead Of The State When It Comes To Sea-Level Rise Protection Fort Lauderdale Votes To Extend Sistrunk Boulevard Farther East http://wlrn.org/post/fort-lauderdale-votes-extend-sistrunk-boulevard-farther-east <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In most big cities, altering a street sign is not much cause for fanfare.&nbsp; But Fort Lauderdale’s decision to re-brand one particular street is being hailed by many in the city’s African-American community.</span></p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:56:26 +0000 Christine DiMattei 23245 at http://wlrn.org Fort Lauderdale Votes To Extend Sistrunk Boulevard Farther East Battling For Brazilians: Broward Challenges Dade For Latin American Tourists http://wlrn.org/post/battling-brazilians-broward-challenges-dade-latin-american-tourists <p>In the 1980s, after the bolívar crashed and Venezuelans suddenly couldn’t fly to Miami every weekend, a gaita band recorded a sardonic song whose chorus lamented, "Qué triste domingo sin Miami Beach."<br /><br />How sad Sunday is without Miami Beach.<br /> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Tim Padgett 23071 at http://wlrn.org Battling For Brazilians: Broward Challenges Dade For Latin American Tourists