Congratulations VFW Post 8195!

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A group of black South Florida Vietnam vets have found comfort telling each other their untold war stories over the last few years. Now, they’re telling those tales to the world. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8195 in West Park has about 400 members. Most of them are African- American. About 23 of them […]

From the Desk of Commissioner Dorsett

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West Park, the “City of Positive Progression” is living up to its slogan. In less than eight short years, we are on our way to enhancing our residential community with a vibrant business community. As a member of the Legislative Policy Committee for the Florida League of Cities, I have been able to bring ideas […]

HONORING VETERANS!

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At the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month of 2013, we will pause to honor America’s Veterans and celebrate their contributions to our way of life. Few have given more to our Nation than the men and women who have served in our Armed Forces in peace and in war. Since […]

Volunteers Needed for the Broward Sheriff’s Office Citizen Observer Patrol (BSO – COP)

As a resident, together with BSO we can be a great team. Our BSO believes that with residents helping the officers spot suspicious activities, they can stop crimes before they are committed. BSO is asking residents to volunteer for the COP Program. BSO’s COP Program is a volunteer group sponsored by the Sheriff’s Office that […]

Storm Drains Help Prevent Flooding

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During a rainfall, water runs across rooftops, down streets and across parking lots and yards, picking up substances along the way. This stormwater “runoff” washes down storm drains, eventually reaching local rivers and streams. Storm drains are the metal grates found on urban and suburban streets, often at corners and on the sides of curbs […]

THANKFUL!

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Although we should remember the significance of all our holidays, I believe that Thanksgiving is the holiday which should be used for a time of quiet reflection. We would all do well to pause and remember those brave souls who risked their lives to travel to a new and uncharted land in search of freedom. […]

City of West Park’s 2nd

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On Monday, October 21, 2013, the City held its Second Annual Senior Health Fair. This year the event was bigger and better than last year in which we hosted more resourceful companies with senior services and even more seniors to take advantage of said resources. We invited seniors from the City of Miramar Senior Center, […]

Congratulations to the City of West Park’s Super Pee Wee Football Team

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The City of West Park Saints Super Pee Wee Football Team comprised of 4 and 5 year old children finished their season on Sunday, October 6 at Claude Pepper Park in North Miami. The team participated in the Miami-Dade Broward Super Pee-Wee League, which is a non-profit organization comprised of over 500 youth, and 24 […]

SOME THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

City Award Scholarship presented to Students at City Commission Meeting. (Pictured from Left to Right): Commissioner Thomas Dorsett, Vice Mayor Felicia M. Brunson, Mayor Eric H. Jones, Student Recipient Ms. Gisla Bush, Commissioner Rita Mack, Chair of the Education Advisory Committee (EAC) Ms. Lisa Mays, (EAC) Vice Chair Ms. Dominique Dumervil, and (EAC) Committee member, Mr. Ronald Bell.

October is Breast Cancer awareness month and although more and more people are becoming aware of the fact that breast cancer is a significant concern for females across the population, many fail to realize the role lifestyle plays in its prevention and management. Breast cancer accounts for over one third of invasive cancers in women. […]

Celebrating National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Cancer, the dreaded “C” word. It has become such an epidemic in our society that people are loath to even mention its name. The many faces of this disease challenge an individual to show their fighting spirit and will to live. It’s every woman’s nightmare to feel a lump in her breast and face the […]

Smoke Alarms Save Lives

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According to a 2005 study by the US Fire Administration, out of the 3,300 fires causing 3,800 fatalities, smoke alarms were not present in 42% of the homes, or were not working in 21% of the homes. Homeowners need to install smoke alarms on every level of their home. The most important location is near […]

From the Desk of Commissioner Mack

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As a resident, together with BSO we can be a great team. Our BSO believes that with residents helping the officers spot suspicious activities, they can stop crimes before they are committed. BSO is asking residents to volunteer for the COP Program. BSO’s COP Program is a volunteer group sponsored by the Sheriff’s Office that […]

Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness

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• Drink more fluids (nonalcoholic), regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink. Warning: If your doctor generally limits the amount of fluid you drink or has you on water pills, ask him how much you should drink while the weather is hot. • Don’t drink liquids that contain alcohol or […]

From The Desk of State Representative Shevrin D. Jones

Dear Friends & Neighbors The 2013 legislative session recently concluded, and I am pleased to update you on what occurred. My approach to the session was to focus on priorities important to residents of this area and all Floridians, such as a good education system, quality health care, public safety, and job creation. The Legislature […]


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