Wilton Manors Gazette

  • Commission Wants Less Dense Townhouse Project

    Commissioners voted to approve The Village of Wilton Manors development at their meeting on Feb. 27, but only to allow the developer the chance to reduce the density. It could be brought back to the commission as early as the end of this month, but no exact date was set.

  • Commission Will Place Water Quality on Next Agenda

    After months of criticizing the city commission about the city’s water quality, Boyd Corbin, who recently announced he is running for mayor, got the response he was looking for.

  • Commissioners Discuss Gun Safe at Wilton Elementary 

    Wilton Manors Commissioner Julie Carson doesn’t want any more guns in schools even if they are being stored in a locked safe for use by a police officer in an emergency.

  • Commissioners Reduce Money Promised to Somerset Charter School

    After asking Wilton Manors Elementary School and Somerset Academy Village charter school to supply a wish list of items list for up to $1,500 each, to be funded by the city, the commission voted 3-2 to reduce the amount of money allocated to Somerset. Mayor Gary Resnick and Commissioner Julie Carson dissented.

  • Community Observations: Where Next?

    In my last column, I took my 10 best community candidate areas here in East Broward and appended some statistical information about the number of single family homes within 15 minutes’ walk of the “community center,” and provided data about the values of those homes.

  • Congregation Etz Chaim Moves Back To Wilton Manors

    According to the Bible, the Children of Israel wandered for forty years before they reached their Promised Land. This year, Congregation Etz Chaim turns 40, making it the third-oldest LGBT group in South Florida (The Sunshine Cathedral is 42 and the Stonewall National Museum and Archives is 41).

  • Corbin Launches Long Shot Bid for Mayor

    In an emailed statement to The Gazette, Boyd Corbin said he’s running for mayor to get rid of “mismanagement and corruption” by city officials. “Residents are sick of being lied to by the city commission. They are stealing millions from our water bills. They say your water is not green and the tests run on it are just fine. We currently have five times the EPA maximum level for chloroform which is bad for your liver, kidneys and brain. It can give you cancer and is absorbed through your skin. Three other contaminant levels are too high.”

  • County Wants Help With Cypress Stand 92

    Broward County is seeking volunteers to help remove debris and install native plants at Cypress Stand 92. Located on the South Fork of the Middle River on Wilton Drive, the undeveloped park land is owned by the county. Wilton Manors officials have expressed a desire to possibly take control of the 1.43-acre park but neither the county nor the city have taken action yet.

  • Couple Who Sued Over Texas’ Ban on Gay Marriage Tie the Knot

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — One of the same-sex couples who had challenged Texas’ constitutional ban on gay marriage has finally tied the knot.

  • Couples Sue to Overturn Mississippi Ban On Gay Adoptions

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Susan Hrostowski remembers when Mississippi passed its law in 2000 banning same-sex couples from adopting children.

  • Crime Increasing in Wilton Manors

    In early May, the Wilton Manors Police Department arrested a man fleeing a crime scene who jumped the fence into the police compound at city hall. It was an easy arrest of a man Chief Paul O’Connell described as “not the brightest bulb.” Unfortunately, the chief also said it was part of an increase in certain types of crimes in the city.

  • Dapur Restaurant Damaged by Early Morning Fire

    Fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of an early morning blaze in a restaurant on North Federal Highway.

  • Decriminalizing Marijuana Won’t Save City Money

    The possible decriminalization of marijuana in Wilton Manors won’t result in much of a savings in police time. That’s according to a report issued by the Wilton Manors Police Department.

  • Defying Order, Clerk Still Won't Give Gay Couple Marriage License

    A Kentucky clerk's office turned away a gay couple seeking a marriage license on Thursday, defying a federal judge's order that dismissed her argument involving religious freedom.

  • Demands for New Focus on Westside

    The release of a land use study for Oakland Park Boulevard and Andrews Avenue has Westside residents demanding commissioners go beyond research.

  • Detroit Police Boost Efforts to Reach Out to LGBT Community

    DETROIT (AP) - Law enforcement officials in Detroit are stepping up efforts to reach out to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender targets or victims of crime.

  • Developers Drop Plans for Former Church Property

    Plans to build 88 residential units on the former Center for Spiritual Living site in Wilton Manors have been cancelled.

  • Dog obedience classes offered at Hagen Park

    Is your dog a bad pup who keeps peeing on the floor and eating your shoes? Thanks to Hagen Park and their dog obedience classes, your shoes and your house will be relatively safe.

  • Dog Owners Up In Arms Over Dog Park

    Calls to suspend the dog park registration fee until improvements were made to the facility have been rejected by commissioners.

  • Dog's Head Out the Car Window - A Dangerous Habit

    For most pups, the best part of a car ride is feeling the breeze in their furry faces as they stick their head out the window. Despite the feel good nature of this pleasurable experience, it's actually a very dangerous habit.