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IT’S TIME TO CLEAN HOUSE IN TALLAHASSEE
 
There was a time when men and women of substance went off to Tallahassee to debate great issues and resolve immense problems. At a time when the state was held firmly in the grip of racists, good men like LeRoy Collins stepped forward. In his run for the governor’s seat back in 1956, Collins beat Charley Johns, a man who made a big name for himself working hard to ferret out so-called Communists, gays, and those sympathetic to voting rights for Black citizens from Florida government. Collins was subsequently reelected in 1956. In an era where governors in other Southern states were... Read More »
 
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MBDA EXPORT CENTER ASSISTS MINORITY BUSINESSES AND DISASTER RECOVERY IN PUERTO RICO
 
“On day one, there was zero electrical power, zero telecommunications, and zero expectation that businesses would be back in operation anytime soon.” Puerto Rico Secretary of Economic Development, Manuel A. Laboy Riviera shared this assessment of the economic climate following Hurricane Maria, in remarks before the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), a Bureau of... Read More »
 
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DON SHULA IS NOT THE GREATEST COACH OF ALL TIME
 
The above statement won’t get me preferred seating at Shula’s Steak House restaurants in Miami Beach, Hialeah, Miami Lakes or Fort Lauderdale. Nor will it endear me at Shula’s On the Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Shula Burgers, Pinecrest, or Shula’s Glass and Vine, Coconut Grove. And, it won’t get me any special treatment at Shula’s 347 Grill in Coral Gables, where manager Patricia... Read More »
 
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US STORAGE CENTERS OPENS NEWEST FACILITY SERVING SOUTH DADE COMMUNITIES
 

US Storage Centers celebrated the grand opening of is newest self-storage facility, March 21 – conveniently serving the South-Dade communities of Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay, and Kendall, from its location flanking the US-1/Busway at 13301 SW 87th Avenue.Joining corporate management and staff at the 166,000 sq-ft- storage facility was a cast of local dignitaries that included County... Read More »

 
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BEACH HIGH STUDENT HANNAH GELBER ORGANIZES MB MARCH FOR LIFE
 

An enthusiastic crowd of 7,500 participated in The March for Life in Miami Beach, one of more than 800 anti-assault rife marches around the world on March 24. Chants of Vote Them Out rang out as speaker after speaker vowed make the safety of students as a top priority. The Miami Beach March for our Lives was a student run event spearheaded by Hannah Gelber, who is also chair of the Miami Beach Youth Advisory Commission. She worked with alumni from Margery Stoneman Douglas High school who now attend the University of Miami. “I had an amazing time. I think people really enjoyed it,” Gelber says. “We had a lot of youth activists. It was a political march, we wanted to make sure they knew how important this issue... Read More »

 
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COUNTY COMMISSION EXTENDS OPIOID TASK FORCE
 

The Miami-Dade County Commission on April 10 unanimously approved an ordinance sponsored by Chairman Esteban Bovo Jr. to extend the life of the County’s Opioid Addiction Task Force by another year. The ordinance was co-sponsored by Commissioners Sally A. Heyman and Daniella Levine Cava. The opioid task force was created in 2017 to study the opioid crisis in Miami-Dade... Read More »

 
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COMMISSIONER JOE A. MARTINEZ IS HOSTING THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY BARK FOR LIFE MIAMI
 
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Joe A. Martinez is hosting the American Cancer Society Bark For Life Miami, a canine event to fight cancer this Saturday, April 14, 2018, at West Kendall District Park, 11255 SW 157 Avenue, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Commissioner is joined by West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Emergent Physicians in helping to bring this event together so families and their dogs can walk to honor the caregiving qualities of their canine... Read More »
 
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PAMM PUTS THE ART IN PARTY
 

One of the most fun parties of the season took place in early March as Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) welcomed more than 900 cultural philanthropists, artists, civic leaders, and arts supporters to its fourth annual PAMM Art of the Party presented by Valentino, the museum’s largest fundraising event of the year. The party took place in three phases, with multi-sensory experiences throughout. From the elegant Chef’s table in the galleries, to the chic and sexy supper club on the terrace to the... Read More »

 
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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE SELECTS FIU AS PARTNER IN CYBERSECURITY EDUCATION OUTREACH
 
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) granted FIU, and its partner New America, a cooperative agreement to host the annual National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Conference and Expo over the next five years. “At FIU we pride ourselves in being a solution center for some of the greatest challenges of our time,” said FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg. “We embrace this... Read More »
 
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FLORIDA TECHNICAL COLLEGE CONTINUES ITS GROWTH PLAN
 
Florida Technical College, which has campuses in central and southern Florida, recently reorganized its operational structure to increase its resources and academic offerings. Founded 35 years ago in Florida, the educational institution merged with National University College (NUC), which until recently had been a sister institution. NUC also took under its tutelage The Digital Animation & Visual... Read More »
 
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COMMISSIONER DIAZ KICKS OFF AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH
 
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz 10 kicked off Autism Awareness Month on April 10 with an event in the Stephen P. Clark Center highlighting the accomplishments of autistic children. This year’s theme was “Ingredients for Success.” County Mayor... Read More »
 
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CITY OF AVENTURA RECOGNIZED AT BIKE 305 EVENT
 

The City of Aventura was recently recognized at a Bike 305 event in downtown Miami for promoting the city as a bike-friendly community with events promoting child safety and community rides. Bike 305 is a Miami-Dade County initiative promoting cycling as a way to connect people to communities using the existing miles of safe, off-road trails, paths, greenways and on-road bikeways. Aventura collaborates with municipalities and... Read More »

 
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2018 MERCEDES-BENZ AMG C43 CABRIOLET IS PURE JOY ON WHEELS
 
When you see the AMG name applied to a Mercedes-Benz model, you know it will go about its business with more zeal than the same vehicle lacking that three-letter logo. AMG stands for Aufrecht Melcher Großapach, the names of the founders and the town where they first set up shop. Over the years, AMG’s primary mission — and apparently now its only mission — has been to elevate the performance of Mercedes-Benz vehicles. After test driving this little... Read More »
 
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Pinecrest Premier Soccer Announces New College Coordinator
 

Pinecrest Premier Soccer Club today announced Jamie Giger as the club’s new college coordinator. She will be responsible in assisting players navigate through... Read More »

 
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Join The Discussion: Unity In The Community Panel
 

We can only achieve greatness when we work together,” said Commissioner Ricky Arriola. “Unity in the Community is a welcoming venue for everyone to share their thoughts... Read More »

 
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The First Ever Live 4D Show Comes To South Florida
 
For most of us, 4D is taking sprinkles of water to the face at a ride in Disney World. So, a live show with 4D? Is that like a live performer that talks so close to you that their... Read More »
 
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Hilarious Comedy Now On Stage At Palmer Trinity, ‘You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown’
 

Good Grief! The award winning Palmer Trinity School Theatre Department presents the fun-filled family musical, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Thursday, Friday, and twice... Read More »

 
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Teachers Can Help Reduce Mental Health Problems In Children, Study Finds
 

School-based mental health services delivered by teachers and staff can significantly reduce mental health problems in elementary-aged children, according to a new study... Read More »

 
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County Commission approves historic agreement with FPL for resilience projects
 
The Miami-Dade County Commission on April 10 approved a historic agreement with Florida Power and Light (FPL) to partner for the development of projects... Read More »
 
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