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CONGRESSWOMAN SHALALA SWORN IN DURING OFFICIAL FLORIDA CEREMONY AT UM
 
Newly elected Congresswoman Donna Shalala hosted her Florida swearing-in Jan. 13 in a ceremony at the University of Miami, during which she thanked the thousands of Floridians from across Florida’s 27th District who stood up and decided to fight for a brighter future for all. The historic event was broadcast live via on CNews Facebook from the Newman Alumni Center... Read More »
 
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BRAIN HEALTH IS THE NEW PHYSICAL FITNESS
 
It’s one of those rare and special moments. You’re sitting with your mother and she’s telling a glorious tale from her childhood. And despite the fact that the story is decades old, she recounts every vivid detail like it was yesterday. It’s a good day. Or so it would seem. As the conversation shifts to more recent memories, she struggles to remember the names of your kids, and your brother’s name,too. After a short while, she doesn’t even remember... Read More »
 
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PHIL STODDARD IS A WHITE ELEPHANT THAT SOUTH MIAMI CAN’T AFFORD
 

When the ancient kings of Siam wanted to exact revenge on their adversaries, they didn’t have them killed or wage war upon them. They gave them a gift — a rare albino elephant. Due to the animal’s fair skin, it had to be kept indoors.  The cost of keeping a white elephant, a creature that could do no work, often bankrupted the recipient. Mayor Philip Stoddard is South Miami’s white elephant... Read More »

 
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GROUNDBREAKING OF AFFORDABLE HOME REHAB IN OVERTOWN
 
The overhaul of 44 homes in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood got underway today, the next step in the Omni CRA’s aspiration to invest more than $100 million into affordable and workforce in the Omni district. In attendance were Omni CRA (Community Redevelopment Agency) Chair Ken Russell, who is Chair of the Miami City Commission; Miami-Dade Chairwoman Audrey Edmonson; and Omni CRA Vice-Chair Keon Hardemon, who is also... Read More »
 
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MIAMI SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN 2019 NAVY WEEK ACTIVITIES
 

America’s Navy is gearing up to participate in Miami Navy Week. Miami is one of 14 cities selected this year to host a Navy Week, one of the Navy’s signature outreach programs. Miami Navy Week is scheduled for Mar. 24-Apr. 1 and is designed to give area residents an opportunity to learn about the Navy our nation needs. The Navy plans to include the following elements in the week-long celebration: Senior Navy leadership; Sailors from locally assigned... Read More »

 
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BARNACLE SOCIETY REACHES OUT FOR SUPPORT FROM COMMUNITY
 

Anyone who has owned a property that’s well in excess of 100 years old knows the pride and joy — and painstaking patience it takes — in keeping it in good standing, quite literally, year after year. And often it comes with the realization you can’t do it alone. Such is the case with the historic Barnacle estate, the 1891 home of Coconut Grove’s most revered pioneer, Commodore... Read More »

 
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PATRICIA A. REDMOND TO RECEIVE 2019 TOBIAS SIMON PRO BONO SERVICE AWARD
 
Attorney Patricia A. Redmond of Miami, who has been a champion of pro bono legal service since the 1970s, is the recipient of the 2019 Tobias Simon Pro Bono Service Award, the highest statewide pro bono award. The award will be presented by Chief Justice Charles T. Canady in a Feb. 7 ceremony at the Supreme Court of Florida in Tallahassee. Redmond, a bankruptcy attorney and a shareholder in the Miami office of Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, began taking pro bono cases two years after she graduated from the University of Miami School of Law in 1978. Over the years, she has dedicated 200 to 400 hours each year to pro bono service. Redmond works closely with the Dade County Bar Association and its... Read More »
 
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