Even before pandemic fallout, 40 percent of Broward families struggled

Almost 40 percent of families in Broward County were already struggling before the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new point-in-time data study released by United Way of Broward County. And the full impact of the virus is still to be seen.  The study focuses on ALICE families [Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed]. These are households … Continue reading Even before pandemic fallout, 40 percent of Broward families struggled

Small businesses try to adapt to new economic conditions

South Florida has become a sort of ghost town, with only “essential” businesses remaining open. Restaurants have shifted to delivery and carry out, but some businesses simply can’t exist without face-to-face contact. Mike Gordillo has owned the tattoo shop Neptune’s Daughter in Wilton Manors since 2017. Since, he has watched his client base grow as … Continue reading Small businesses try to adapt to new economic conditions

CDC, cities urge face mask use

The Centers for Disease Control [CDC] is now encouraging Americans to wear homemade cloth masks when they are out performing essential tasks, and local municipalities are advising residents and visitors to do the same. Wilton Manors, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and Pompano Beach have all regularly updated their websites with news regarding COVID-19 and emergency orders. Recently, information … Continue reading CDC, cities urge face mask use