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10 Jan: Ready for college? Check out these scholarships for South Florida students

With current inflation, a competitive housing market and increasing gas prices, it’s more important than ever for families to save money. Rising educational expenses only add to the burden.

Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars Program – Academically gifted, first-generation, low-income high school seniors have the opportunity to graduate debt-free from Florida Atlantic University.

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16 Nov: Connecticut’s Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana serves up tasty pies at new Plantation location

There’s nothing better than a good pizza … except for a great pizza. Plantation just got a new pizzeria all the way from Connecticut that diehards say is the best in the entire country. Deco’s Alex Miranda, who likes his topped with Italian sausage, has the story.

Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana is a big deal. In the pizza world, they’re like A-list celebrities, so when Pepe’s expanded into Plantation, it was my journalistic duty to investigate the menu … or at least that’s what I told my boss.

Proptech in 2023: Top Principals and Investors Sound Off

08 Nov: Proptech in 2023: Top Principals and Investors Sound Off

PropTech Insider asked a wide range of proptech CEOs, venture capitalists and other influencers about what’s in store for the industry in 2023. Their answers ranged from a continued heavy focus on ESG to a serious dip in venture capital investments to an increase in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity, among other prognostications.

The questions asked in late October were: What makes you most excited about proptech in 2023? What real estate sector will proptech affect most? Will startup investment and M&A decrease or increase? And what keeps you up at night about proptech in the coming year?

Shyra Johnson: Agent of Change

04 Nov: Shyra Johnson: Agent of Change

Shyra Johnson had a clear goal in mind: “I always knew I wanted my own sports agency by the time I was 30.”

To the average person, this may sound like a lofty aspiration. But Johnson has never settled for average. She bested this goal by nine years when, in early 2022, the FAU graduate student passed the National Basketball Players Association Agent Certification Exam at 21, becoming the youngest certified sports agent in history. She had already started Team Empire Sports, her own agency, where she now represents a roster of 10 to 15 athletes.

PR Firm in Florida - Case Study on College-School Partnerships

03 Nov: Case Study on College-School Partnerships

Another dual-enrollment program, Post University’s High School Academy, offers eight-week accelerated online classes, 16-week classes taught in high schools by specially trained high-school instructors, and 16-week classes on the Post campus in Waterbury, Conn.

The academy, in its current form, is only a few years old, but it has achieved impressive growth, in part because Covid lockdowns drew students to its small 15-student classes. In 2019 it had 10 students from four partner schools; now it has 350 students from 27 partner schools, 24 in Connecticut, one in Massachusetts and two in Texas, says Chad McGuire, Post’s director of the academy and continuing education. The academy is in talks with New York City public schools as well.

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03 Nov: Mattamy Homes breaks ground on former church site

Mattamy Homes broke ground on a residential community in Cooper City after purchasing vacant land from a church.

The Toronto-based homebuilder will construct 30 single-family homes on the 9.4-acre site at 8701 Sheridan St. Homes in Sienna will range from 2,349 to 4,395 square feet. Pricing will start in the $800,000s when Mattamy Homes officially launches sales in early 2023.

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28 Oct: Free tuition, housing, meals and books: FAU program offers Lake Worth Beach students chance of lifetime

Attending college was never a question for Esther Consuegra. Paying for it was another matter.

Consuegra, 18, is a graduate of G-Star School of the Arts in Palm Springs with hopes of a future in graphic design. Her plan this fall was to attend Palm Beach State College, mainly because it’s five minutes from her Lake Worth Beach home and the best fit for her budget.

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25 Oct: ‘Stranger Things’: the store pop up hits Aventura Mall for limited time

The Starcourt Mall was ground zero for some really weird stuff in “Stranger Things.” Now, things are happening right here in SoFlo! The Aventura Mall is giving visitors a taste of the Upside Down. Our own Alex Miranda has the details.

The store isn’t only for fanatics of the show, but it’s also for fanatics of the ’80s.

Aventura Mall isn’t a strange place, but a new store there totally is, dude.