Nick’s Notes

This is my spot for what everyone else calls a blog. I’ll write my thoughts and ideas on Plantation issues as I see fit.  Have a topic idea? Email me at nicksortal@bellsouth.net.

Resolution for 1935 lynching; Plantation man writes play

1935 event prompts actions for many The Plantation City Council passed a proclamation in support of the city of Fort Lauderdale’s attempt to raise awareness of a 1935 lynching of a black man in Broward County. And a Plantation man has been inspired to...

Denise Horland named ‘Home Rule Hero’

Council president advocated for local controlThe Florida League of Cities recognized Plantation Council President Denise Horland with a 2021 Home Rule HeroAward for her advocacy efforts during the 2021 Legislative Session.  Horland spoke to state senators...

City Hall opens Monday; Vaccine reservations plentiful

City buildings reopen; here are the details  The city will reopen all buildings on Monday, May 10.    City administration has instituted a policy requiring all visitors to wear a face mask while inside any city facility until further notice. A visitor...

Make reservations: Central Park vaccines start May 3

Plantation Central Park offers vaccines starting May 3The City of Plantation has opened a vaccination site offering all three Covid-19 vaccines to residents.The site will be opened, at Central Park, beginning Monday, May 3, through Friday, May 7. The...

Plantation pool relaxes Covid rules

Reservation requirement dropped at pool; just show up!The Covid protocols have lightened up at the Plantation Central Park pool.Residents no longer have to reserve a lane or a time to swim and can enter through the building. Lane-sharing is also...

Plastic bags have their place (for recycling)

Plastic bags clog recycling machineryThe question of how to dispose of plastic Publix bags and plastic bottle caps popped up during a recent Plantation City Council meeting, so I made a call to Luigi Pace of Waste Management.The verdict: Including the cap...

City takes legal action in Broward Mall project

Seritage hasn't worked on project in a yearThe city has taken legal action against Seritage SRC Finance LLC, which stopped working on a major project at Westfield Broward Mall about a year ago.City attorney Kerry Ezrol mailed two notices to the company on...

Cleary Publix to begin massive renovation

Cleary Publix project starts in a few monthsCovid kept my Publix open throughout 2020 but I won’t be so “lucky” this year. A massive makeover will close the supermarket for almost a year.The company plans to activate its construction permit for the store,...

‘Florida Politics’ interview hits the web

Now you know what I'm thinking Carol Brozozowski, a popular South Florida freelance writer, thought the idea of a journalist switching sides to enter public service would be a decent storie, and her editors at FloridaPolitics.com agreed.   Thus, here's a...

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