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JOE CAROLLO: THE ECZEMA OF MIAMI POLITICS
 

American publisher Elbert Hubbert once wrote: “Every tyrant who has lived has believed in freedom for himself.” A tyrant is a cancer; a petty tyrant is more like a rash, irritating, but eventually it fades and goes away. Joe Carollo has long been the eczema of Miami politics. Joe once was a member of the City of Miami Commission. Later, he became mayor, was succeeded by Xavier Suarez... Read More »

 
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FUNDING THE COMPLETION OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY WATER AND SEWER INFRASTRUCTURE IN PINECREST
 

The Village Council is set to meet Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at Village Hall, 12645 Pinecrest Parkway, to discuss the topic of how to fund the completion of Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer infrastructure. Currently 742 out of 6,500 properties in Pinecrest do not have access to the county’s water system/fire hydrant system... Read More »

 
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GRANT MILLER STOPS BY ANACAPRI ITALIAN KITCHEN & WINE BAR IN PINECREST
 
Publisher Grant Miller highlights one of Pinecrest's most noteable restaurants... 

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COUNCILMEMBER MCDONALD APPOINTED TO SERVE ON NLC COMMITTEE
 

Village of Pinecrest Councilmember James E. McDonald has been appointed to chair the National League of Cities (NLC) 2019 Transportation and Infrastructure Services (TIS) federal advocacy committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving transportation, including planning, funding, safety and security of public transit, streets and highways, aviation, railroads and ports. The appointment was announced by NLC President Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor of Gary, Indiana. Mayor Freeman-Wilson appointed Councilmember McDonald to lead the TIS committee after he served two terms as vice-chair. The upcoming term includes autonomous vehicle and drone... Read More »

 
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A NEW EPISODE OF AROUND TOWN WITH MIAMI-DADE COMMISSIONER XAVIER SUAREZ
 
Miami-Dade County Comissioner Xavier Suarez has just released the newest episode of Around Town...

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STUDENTS CAN’T ESCAPE THE LURE OF THE VAPE
 

Vaping has evolved into a sport, a subculture, and a daily staple everyone is trying to figure out. And I’m not talking about the kids, they’re the users—I’m talking about the adults. While subbing elementary school this week, I asked students random “questions” in the context of my Student Success Project. Not surprising, almost all of the kids knew of vaping and how it “works.” Vaping by... Read More »

 
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POSITIVE PEOPLE IN PINECREST – JOE LARGO
 

Palmetto High School senior Joe Largo is the student council’s community outreach chair. His job is to encourage school spirit at Palmetto. The drive to increase school spirit included the pep rallies, which he helped improve by making them more creative and exciting. “We had a glow in the dark pep rally,” he says. That pep rally was such a huge success, Largo says he was told it was the best pep rally Palmetto in 15 years. “It felt good to have the school be happy with what we put into it,” he says. Among the various events tied to increasing school spirit, was the creation of a girl’s flag football contest. “This is the first time Palmetto has done this,” Largo says. “We have tried to involve the entire student body.” Largo coached one of the flag football... Read More »

 
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POSITIVE PEOPLE IN PINECREST – AMANDA MAIER
 
Westminster senior Amanda Maier is a top-notch volleyball player who has just committed to Stonehill College in Massachusetts. She is an outside hitter who was nominated for and played in the Miami Herald All Star game. She’s also been nominated for All Miami-Dade team. Her signing ceremony was to take place shortly after the Christmas break. “I’ve been in volleyball since sixth grade,” she says. She plays club ball and has played with Miami Elite and Miami Hype. Maier is Westminster’s Silver Knight nominee in the area of music. She plays violin in the orchestra. Since sixth grade, Maier has received superiors every year for her solos at the solo and ensemble music competition at the district level... Read More »
 
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POSITIVE PEOPLE IN PINECREST – JULIA ROSENTHAL
 
Gulliver Prep junior Julia Rosenthal wants to be a doctor. Her father is a doctor, as are several members of her family, so you could make the case being a doctor is in her DNA. She says she realized in eighth or ninth grade that being a doctor was her future. She’s still deciding what specialty to go into but right now she thinks she may want to become a surgeon. Rosenthal also loves science, which she teaches to elementary and middle school children when they come for their monthly Breakaway Miami sessions at Gulliver. Rosenthal has been in the Breakthrough Miami Club for two years. She signed up for the club after hearing about it from her friends. Breakthrough Miami’s goal is to motivate students from under-resourced communities... Read More »
 
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