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sunrise: Sunrise weighing 4 a.m. closing time for bars - 04/17/12 10:50 AM
Sunrise weighing 4 a.m. closing time for bars To hear bar owner Jim Hay tell it, an hour can make all the difference between success and failure. Especially if the bars in the next city stay open later.Hay is one of about eight bar owners urging a 4 a.m. closing time for watering holes in Sunrise that qualify for a special "extended hours" license. Sunrise commissioners gave tentative approval to the plan last month in a 4-1 vote. A final vote is expected on April 24."We stay open until 3 a.m. on Saturday," said Hay, who owns Cocomo's Bar & (1 comments)
sunrise: Emerson chooses Sunrise for Latin American headquarters, to create 51 jobs - 03/28/12 07:35 AM
Emerson, a St. Louis-based global manufacturing and technology company, plans to open its Latin American headquarters in Sunrise, creating at least 51 new jobs, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance said Tuesday. The new jobs will have an average wage of $83,264, which is more than 200 percent of Broward County's average wage, the Alliance said. For creating 51 jobs and retaining 25 existing jobs in Florida, Emerson could receive a total of $683,500 in state and local incentives.
Emerson is initially leasing approximately 18,000 square feet of space in Lake Shore Plaza II, with an option for an additional 9,500 square feet. (0 comments)
sunrise: Two Sunrise detectives named 'Officers of the Year' - 03/28/12 07:16 AM
Detectives Adam Jackson and Chris Piper have been named the top cops in Sunrise after working months to solve a murder, department officials said on Monday.The detectives, named "Officers of the Year" for 2011, will be honored during an employee picnic on March 24 at Markham Park. "Due to Detective Piper and Jackson working tirelessly for 12 days straight, interviewing dozens of witnesses as well as suspects, a violent criminal has been identified and a senseless murder has been solved," Police Chief John Brooks said.Jackson and Piper were the lead investigators on a murder that occured Aug. 14, 2010.Someone (0 comments)
sunrise: Sunrise commissioner wants speeding cops to lose take-home cars for six months - 02/15/12 03:38 PM
On Tuesday night, Commissioner Sheila Alu urged "swift action" to address the controversy and put an end to the practice. "If a cop is violating the law, they need to lose their take-home car privileges," Alu said. Alu said nine Sunrise officers are under investigation after the paper turned over records showing they had been speeding. A three-month Sun Sentinel investigation found almost 800 cops from a dozen agencies routinely driving 90 to 130 mph on our highways. Alu thinks officers caught speeding should lose their take-home cars for six months. She also advocates putting GPS devices and video cameras in (1 comments)
sunrise: Sunrise offers $2,000 incentive to new homebuyers - 01/23/12 01:20 PM
Sunrise offers $2,000 incentive to new homebuyers Sunrise will reimburse 100 homebuyers up to $2,000 for improvements made to a newly purchased home, including landscaping, replacing a roof, painting the exterior of the house and installing energy-efficient appliances. Sunrise Mayor Mike Ryan says he hopes the $200,000 program will attract new residents and help lift property values. "It will not solve the challenges we, like all cities, face with foreclosures," Ryan said. "But it is a program meant to help put people back in homes and let more people call Sunrise home." To claim a rebate, homebuyers should get prequalified for (0 comments)
sunrise: Sunrise beefs up rules for towing companies - 01/09/12 12:21 PM
Sunrise beefs up rules for towing companies Crackdown comes after more than 300 cars towed from shops near Sawgrass Mills mall A Black Friday towing frenzy has led to tougher rules for tow truck drivers crossing the border into Sunrise. Commissioners approved the new rules 4-0 on Wednesday, making good on their promise to crack down on tow companies operating in their city. "I think this is a great move forward for improving public safety and consumer protection," Mayor Mike Ryan said. "I hope other cities in the county consider approving similar laws." Commissioners also plan to consider whether tow companies (0 comments)
sunrise: Players needed - 01/09/12 12:12 PM
Held for disabled participants' ages 18 and older, the wheelchair basketball practices are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Village Multipurpose Center in Sunrise. A program of the Spinal Cord Injury Support Group, wheelchair basketball is free. Call Fran Wade at 954-748-3084. Youth program seeks ballplayers The Federal Little League seeks baseball players ages 4-18 for the spring season at Floyd Hull Stadium in Fort Lauderdale. Applications may be filled out from 6 to 8 p.m. weekdays, and from noon to 4 p.m. weekends during the Jan. 7-20 sign-up period. Visit federallittleleague.org, or call 954-525-4910. Registration for (0 comments)
sunrise: X Factor winner Melanie Amaro stops by Sunrise eatery to try pizza named after her - 01/09/12 12:06 PM
"X Factor" winner Melanie Amaro kept her word. When she heard Sunrise restaurant owner Joey Scuotto had named a pizza after her, she promised to stop by and order the dish next time she was home. As promised, the hometown girl showed up at Scuotto's Pizza & Pasta on Saturday with her family, surprising diners who recognized her. Amaro, 19, has been barraged with media attention after winning "X Factor" and a $5 million recording contract on Dec. 22. But on New Year's Eve, here she was in Sunrise, ready to chow down on a pizza with her favorite toppings: (1 comments)
sunrise: Sunrise approves plan to put code liens on property tax bills - 12/19/11 12:11 PM
Owners of ugly, vacant or dilapidated properties in Sunrise, take note. If city workers are sent in to mow the grass, clean the pool, board up the house or put up a fence, property owners will find the cleanup costs on their tax bill. City commissioners unanimously approved the plan Tuesday. Hallandale Beach, West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County all have a similar law on the books. "This is a smart way of handling this," Mayor Mike Ryan said. "And it's fair to the taxpayers." Property owners will first receive a bill from the city. If they fail to pay, (0 comments)
sunrise: Jobs for December 2011 - Sunrise - 12/13/11 09:16 AM
HOW TO APPLY FOR A JOB Step One: Find an open job that matches your qualifications. A list of open positions can be viewed at the bottom of this page, immediately below these instructions. Open positions are also posted in the Personnel Department at City Hall. All positions remain open until filled unless otherwise noted. When you find a job that interests you, click on the Position Title to view a brief job description and any special requirements. You can also click on the job's Benefits Category to see an overview of benefits for that position. (Please note: Part-time and seasonal employees (0 comments)
sunrise: Sunrise Employment Opportunities - 11/28/11 05:47 PM
Employment Opportunities More information is also contained in the application downloads at the end of each job description. The application packet can be downloaded in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format. To submit applications and for further qualifications, stop by Margate City Hall, Human Resources Department, 5790 Margate Blvd., between 8:00AM and 6:00 PM Monday through Thursday.All Positions are subject to Civil Service Examinations which may include written, Oral or Practical testing.Faxed Applications Will NOT BE ACCEPTED. Please Hand Deliver or Mail. Current Job Openings:
Superintendent of Wastewater Operations Open until filled.$67,677 - $94,952 DOQ. Under the direction of the Director of (0 comments)
sunrise: City of Sunrise Florida - 11/28/11 05:41 PM
Sunrise is situated in the heart of South Florida's most tourist-friendly region - the tri-county cluster of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach. While we're a city of cosmopolitan shopping, dining and recreation destinations, as well as state-of-the-art corporate headquarters, we value and respect our natural environment. Our community is adjacent to the Everglades Conservation Area, and we count its beauty among Sunrise's appealing amenities. Whether Sunrise is your only stop, or one of several, you'll appreciate our central location. We're just minutes away from Ft. Lauderdale's beaches, and less than an hour from Miami and Palm Beach.
Bordered by I-595, (0 comments)
sunrise: Sunrise Shopping - 11/28/11 05:39 PM
Shopping Sunrise is synonymous with great retail, thanks in large part to Sawgrass Mills. This 2.7-million-square-foot shopping mecca welcomes approximately 25 million visitors each year, making it the state's second-biggest tourist attraction after Walt Disney World. Its 400+ name brand retail stores include Off 5th/Saks Fifth Avenue, Last Call! Neiman Marcus, Kenneth Cole and Nordstrom Rack. The Oasis at Sawgrass Mills is a hot spot both day and night, where you can dine al fresco at Legal Sea Foods or The Cheesecake Factory - and play at GameWorks and the 23-screen Regal Cinemas. The 330,000-square-foot Oasis also features an array (1 comments)
sunrise: Holiday Events Coming Soon: Woodstock Arts & Crafts Festival, Sundaes with Santa, and More! - 11/28/11 05:34 PM
'Tis the season in Sunrise! We may not have snow, but we do have plenty of holiday spirit. Join the celebration: Woodstock Arts & Crafts Festival. Saturday, December 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Sunday, December 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Welleby Park, 11100 NW 44th Street, Sunrise 33351. Kick off the holiday shopping season at one of South Florida's premier winter festivals. Woodstock features arts and crafts vendors, plant and nursery areas, strolling entertainment, international foods and special appearances by Santa. Admission is $5 per person or six cans of food. Children under 12 get in (0 comments)
sunrise: Citizen Volunteer Corps - 11/28/11 05:31 PM
The Citizen Volunteer Corps program is designed to inspire community engagement by encouraging residents to get involved in the nuts and bolts of local government through volunteering their time and talents in various city departments. This program seeks to create an innovative partnership between the City and the citizens we serve, by providing volunteers the opportunity to directly impact programs and services that our residents count on every day. (0 comments)
sunrise: residents rebuilding after tornado - 11/22/11 11:10 AM
Vivi Assidon was getting ice cream for his wife and sister-in-law when the tornado hit his house. The three were watching "Dancing with the Stars" and "X-Factor" when they saw the tornado warning run across the bottom of the screen, but they didn't think anything of it. In the kitchen, Assidon first heard a pop, the lights flickered, and then "I heard a big explosion," he said. Ducking behind a wall next to the refrigerator, the roof was torn from the top of the house his family has lived in for 18 years. When the noise settled, the family called (0 comments)
sunrise: "Holiday Expressions" Exhibit: Art Intake Begins November 14 - 11/14/11 12:38 PM
"Holiday Expressions" Exhibit: Art Intake Begins November 14, Reception on November 18 Florida artists are invited to submit their work for the Sunrise Civic Center Art Gallery's upcoming "Holiday Expressions" exhibit. Intake is scheduled for Monday, November 14, and Tuesday, November 15 in the Gallery (10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise 33351). Subject matter must fall within the broad scope of the winter/holiday season. Artists are also encouraged to create nontraditional pieces for a Virtues & Vices wall, which will focus on New Year's resolutions. View our "Holiday Expressions" Entry Form for details. Each participating artist will receive two complimentary passes (0 comments)
sunrise: Don't Miss "Family Story Time with Jim Weiss" on November 15 - 11/14/11 12:36 PM
Don't Miss "Family Story Time with Jim Weiss" on November 15 Sunrise will host "Family Story Time with Jim Weiss" on Tuesday, November 15, at 7:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Theatre (10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard). Weiss is an award-winning storyteller whose performances are fantastic, funny and memorable. Listeners age 6 and up are invited to attend! General admission tickets are $5 each, available at the Theatre box office and www.cityofsunrisefoundation.org/events.html. Stay after the show for a special cookies-and-milk reception in honor of the winners of the “One City, Many Voices” Essay Contest. This writing competition for students in grades (0 comments)
sunrise: Sunrise Public Works Department - 11/10/11 03:55 PM
Public Works The Sunrise Public Works Department is instrumental in maintaining and repairing public streets, maintenance and landscaping of public rights-of-way including medians, City properties and some recreation areas. Perhaps the most significant Public Works responsibility is its role in the maintenance of the system of canals, reservoirs, pumping stations and related drainage apparatus within the City: The efforts of Public Works personnel help protect against flooding. Contact Information Public Works Department 6466 NW 20 Street Sunrise, FL 33313 Phone: (954) 572-2388 PublicWorks@sunrisefl.gov Business Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (0 comments)
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