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DEAR NEIGHBORS
 
Dear Neighbor, The Kendall Parkway’s final approval by the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners will take place on September 27, 2018 at 9:30 AM, at the Stephen P. Clark Government Center at 111 NW 1 Street at the County Commission Chambers. Whether you are for or against the Kendall Parkway, it is critical that you attend and let your voice be heard! Once approved, MDX can proceed with the design, permitting, and construction of this important transportation facility that could commence as soon as 2019. The Kendall Parkway will be the first new expressway in South Florida that will provide special lanes for express bus service offering mobility choices to your community. This a multimodal facility. It will also include a 30-foot-wide multi-use recreational trail spanning 14-miles, designed to promote a safe and comfortable environment... Read More »
 
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SIGN UP NOW FOR LOCAL BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL
 

Time to dust off  your mitt and bat because we are already swinging into the 2018 season of  Howard Palmetto Baseball and Softball ( HPBSA) – with registration happening right now! Divisions are available for girl and boy players between the ages of 4 and 5 all the way through high school. The league is open to all residents of Miami-Dade County with games played at several area municipal... Read More »

 
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IS JOE CAROLLO CRAZY? OR CRAZY LIKE A FOX?
 
Most people in their sixties are thinking of slowing down and taking life easy.  Not Joe Carollo. He’s been a fixture in local politics since 1978, when he first won a seat on the Miami City Commission as the city’s youngest-ever commissioner at 24.  Early on he was given the nickname “Crazy Joe”. He regained a seat on the City... Read More »
 
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ONE SOUTH FLORIDA, ONE COMMUNITY
 

The strength and resilience of the South Florida community never ceases to amaze me. In the past year alone, together we endured Hurricane Irma, a tragic shooting in Parkland, and most recently, another shooting in Jacksonville. And as families of the victims struggled to put their lives back together after each tragedy, we got to witness silent heroes rising out of the chaos. In each instance, families, friends, colleagues, and neighbors came together in a way that only South Floridians can. People who barely... Read More »

 
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AVENTURA POLICE DEPARTMENT HOSTS SHARE THE ROAD
 
The City of Aventura and the Aventura Police Department host Share the Road, a bike safety and ride event to promote safe cycling practices on Sunday, October 7 at 9:00 a.m. at Founders Park located at 3105 NE 190 Street. Various bike safety presentations will be provided and a limited number of helmets, bicycle lights and bike water bottles will be distributed before the bike ride starts... Read More »
 
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BRICKELL ENERGY’S ‘DRIVE ELECTRIC WEEK’ EVENT SHOWS EVS ARE EASY – AND SMART
 

About two dozen different models of electric vehicles were on display during the recent National Drive Electric Week, demonstrating to enthusiasts and curious onlookers that the market has matured to the point were there’s an EV to suit any taste or budget. Hosted by one of the rising stars of South Florida’s emerging electric vehicle community, Cutler Bay resident and CEO of Brickell Energy Alejandro Burgana, the event also served to underscore... Read More »

 
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SOUTH FLORIDA NEWS SERVICE IS PRODUCING AWARD-WINNING JOURNALISTS
 

In a competitive industry where experience is key, a prestigious award can help you stand out when entering the workforce. Recently, more than a dozen FIU students were recognized with prestigious journalism awards based on their work at FIU’s South Florida News Service (SFNS). SFNS, a website and news outlet that covers news occurring in and outside of FIU, is run, written, published... Read More »

 
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MEDICAL STUDENTS STUDY TAMPONS AS POSSIBLE SCREENING TEST FOR CANCER
 
The idea began to germinate when Jessica Seigel, Leah Cohen and Lauren Dittman, who are in their fourth year at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, were awarded scholarships by Hearing the Ovarian Cancer Whisper, an organization that supports victims of ovarian cancer and funds education and research of the deadliest of gynecologic cancers. The award allowed them to shadow... Read More »
 
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FLOODING, STORM SURGE AS DESTRUCTIVE AS A HURRICANE’S WINDS
 

When hurricanes and powerful storms threaten land, people typically focus on wind speed. That could be a mistake. Damage caused by flooding and storm surge should be just as concerning to people in the path of these storms, according to preliminary research conducted by FIU atmospheric sciences student Andrew Pinnock. Poring over historical records dating as far back as 1900... Read More »

 
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HOMESTEAD POLICE DEPARTMENT TO HOST NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
 
The Homestead Police Department will join more than 16,000 communities across the country when it hosts National Night Out on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 5pm to 9pm at the Homestead Police Headquarters located at 45 NW 1st Avenue, Homestead, Florida. This free event will feature food, music, and kids’ activities... Read More »
 
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‘MIRACLE ON 136TH STREET’ PARADE AT THE FALLS NOW ACCEPTING PARTICIPANT APPLICATIONS
 
 Simon, a global leader in premier shopping, dining and entertainment destinations, has announced that The Falls is now accepting applications to participate in the “22nd Annual Miracle on 136th Street” Holiday Parade on Saturday, November 17 beginning at 1 p.m. The parade, which will be led by a soon-to-be-announced grand marshal, offers applicants the opportunity to participate... Read More »
 
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20th Annual Africando Conference September 25th-28th
 
The Foundation for Democracy in Africa (FDA) will be hosting its 20th Annual AfrICANDO Conference from September 25th to September 28th, 2018. AfrICANDO... Read More »
 
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Getting Residents Ballot Ready
 

In anticipation of the November 6, 2018 voters’ referendum, Miami Beach residents are invited to learn more about the six ballot questions at one of the four upcoming community... Read More »

 
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Professional Mediation Can Help Everglades Restoration

 

A broker could be the key to saving the Florida Everglades. That is one of the recommendations put forth by a team of FIU researchers to improve wetland restoration... Read More »

 
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Celebrating Locally Owned & Operated Businesses
 
Welcome to Anacapri Italian Village. Since 1990, Anacapri has been serving the South Florida area with fine imported Italian foods through our Italian Market and Restaurants... Read More »
 
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Myrianna Urra – Hialeah Hospital
 

Myrianna Urra is the director of case management at Hialeah Hospital. She joined Hialeah Hospital in 2015. Myrianna provides administrative structure and support... Read More »

 
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UM To Get Recycling Bins Through Grant From Coca-Cola
 

The Coca-Cola Company, with the help of national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful and other partners in communities across the country, reached a milestone this year... Read More »

 
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