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OUR STATE SENATORS ARE DOING NOTHING TO SUPPORT JACKSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL!
 

On most issues decided by the Florida Legislature, the Republicans and Democrats withdraw to the furthest sides of the battlefield and snipe at each other. Partisans pick one side to support and one side to blame. This year is a little different. Both parties in the Florida Senate have united and are aiming their fire at Florida’s public hospitals. Private hospitals get most of their funding from wealthier patients with good, and even great, health insurance. The public hospitals, like Jackson Memorial here in Miami-Dade County, see a lower percentage of insureds, but take in the bulk of Florida’s Medicaid patients. Medicaid is... Read More »

 
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MIAMI BEACH: WAIVING ETHICS ORDINANCE IS WRONG
 
The only similarity between former Miami Beach City Commissioner Joy Malakoff and mega-financier Warren Buffet is their age.  He’s 87.  She’s 85. You’ll see why that’s relevant in a minute. Miami Beach is currently considering putting a referendum on the November 8th ballot fall that would allow the City to raise taxes to pay back a new series of bonds — GO BONDS — that would be used... Read More »
 
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NEWS AND VIEWS ON MDX REWARDS AND THE NEWLY NAMED ‘KENDALL PARKWAY’
 

Over the past several months, we’ve been discussing what has been happening with some of the county’s transportation agencies, in particular, MDX. As an update on some past stories, let’s first revisit news about the MDX Frequent Users Rewards Program, before switching over to the newly named “Kendall Parkway.” This is basically a cash rebate program for commuters who use MDX’s expressways... Read More »

 
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STONEMAN DOUGLAS VICTIMS' FUND
 

Broward County Public Schools district is dealing with the unimaginable tragedy that unfolded on February 14th at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. There are no words to express the sorrow that we are all feeling. Donations raised here will be used to provide relief and financial support to the victims and families of the horrific shooting. Click here to donate and learn more...

 
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BARRY UNIVERSITY HOSTS COLLEGE BRIDES WALK TO RAISE AWARENESS OF DOMESTIC AND DATING VIOLENCE
 

More than 1,000 South Florida college students, high school groups and community members are expected to show their support and participate in the Eighth Annual College Brides Walk on Feb. 23. The event, which commemorates the death of Gladys Ricart who was murdered by a jealous ex-boyfriend on her wedding day, raises... Read More »

 
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ONE YEAR AFTER LANDMARK LAW, MEDICAL MARIJUANA STILL AN UPHILL BATTLE
 

One year after Amendment 2 went into action, permitting the use of medical marijuana for qualifying patients, and Floridians are still having to jump through hoops to get medical marijuana. The law, which was voted on in November 2016, became effective in January 2017. Julie Anderson, manager of Certified Marijuana... Read More »

 
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SAINT SOPHIA GREEK FESTIVAL OPENS MARCH 2
 

Saint Sophia’s 40th annual Greek Festival opens on Friday, March 2 and runs through Sunday, March 4. The Saint Sophia Cathedral is located at Coral Way (S.W. 3rd Avenue) and 24th Road, near Miami’s historic Roads neighborhood. This annual tradition features such popular delicacies as mousaka (egg plant), pastitsio (Greek lasagna), spanokopita (spinach pie) and tyropita (cheese pie), gyros... Read More »

 
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SEAFOOD FESTIVAL COMES TO HOMESTEAD
 

Nothing says Florida like a seafood festival. These events bring the community together to enjoy what makes our region unique –  clear waters, unique arts and crafts, lively music and fresh seafood. The Rotary Club of Homestead Charitable Foundation Stone Crab & Seafood Festival will have all of that and more. The event will be happening this weekend, so be sure to mark your... Read More »

 
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NEW LITTLE HAITI TROLLEY AND BIKE RENTAL STATION CHANGES HOW RESIDENTS MOVE AROUND THE CITY
 
City of Miami officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Feb. 9, for a new trolley route and Citi Bike station that could potentially change how residents move around Little Haiti. Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, Commissioner Keon Hardemon, Director of Transportation Sandra Harris and Parks and Recreation Director Kevin Kirwin spoke at the ceremony, held at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex. Suarez stressed the importance of providing new... Read More »
 
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Alfa Romeo 4C Spider one of the most striking cars on road today
 

The 2018 Alfa Romeo 4C — offered as a coupe or semi-convertible, called Spider — is a scaled-down supercar in more ways than one. Compared with Ferraris and Lambos... Read More »

 
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Bitcoin Basics And Beyond: FIU Business professor Hemang Subramanian explains their impact on trading and investments
 
Bitcoin gripped the investing world in 2017 and its price increased by roughly 500 percent. In December 2017, Bitcoin hit a peak of almost $20,000. Since then... Read More »
 
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Peace Concert at Pinecrest Gardens – February 24
 

The Sultans of String will perform a fundraising benefit concert to assist displaced Syrian children and their families. The entire concert proceeds will be forwarded to... Read More »

 
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Can You Die Of A Broken Heart?
 
Throughout the ages, art, architecture, music and literature have often been inspired by the broken-hearted. In William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, it appears that... Read More »
 
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Colombian Carnival Celebration At The Koubek Center
 
Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Koubek Center reignites its beloved bilingual family series, Playtime: Días de las Familias with a grand celebration from noon... Read More »
 
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Walking 4 Friendship Scheduled For March 18th!
 
Walking 4 Friendship is a 3K walk and Community Carnival event to raise funds for the programs and services offered by the Friendship Circle in Miami, while promoting... Read More »
 
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