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Ghost of JESCA haunts Wilbert Holloway

School board member Wilbert “Tee’ Holloway shrugged off questions about his involvement with a now-defunct social service agency at a recent candidate forum. But former board members say he was chairman when JESCA went under water and should own up ...

Five challenge Gimenez for the county’s top job

From creating jobs to improving transportation, the five challengers who want Carlos Gimenez’s job say they can do better. As the Aug. 30 primary quickly approaches, they’re making their case across Miami-Dade County to any and everyone who will listen.

Fiery exchange between candidates during Miami Times political forum

The Miami Times staged a second Political Forum Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex in Miami Gardens. The forum was moderated by journalist Peter Bailey and community activist Daniella Pierre with a standing-room only crowd looking ...

Urban schools advocates call for an investigation

ICARE, the local group that advocates for improvements in urban core schools, has issued another scathing report against the Miami-Dade County Public School System, asking for the state and federal education departments to invest how the district allocates key funds ...

The rebuilt Miami Norland Senior High opens

Schools across Miami-Dade County opened their doors Monday to welcome students back after summer break. At one school, in particular, the excitement and the growing anticipation for the start of the 2016-2017 school year has been palatable.

Black press columnist George Curry Dead at 69

Pioneering Civil rights and Black political journalist George E. Curry, the reputed dean of Black press columnists died suddenly of heart failure on Saturday, August 20. He was 69.

Public meets politicians at Miami Times forum

Both politics and politicians were on full display Wednesday night, Aug. 10, as the Miami Times hosted its 2016 Candidate Forum, an event that allowed the public to meet and hear most of the men and women behind the campaign ...

Political hopefuls tackle their social and economic differences

A beauty queen, a hotel owner, two classroom teachers, a hard-core progressive and two people who’ve had legal or ethics issues. This group of seven makes up a crowded field of candidates who say they are eager to make a ...

Judge Jason Bloch sues his opponent over qualifications

Incumbent Circuit Court Judge Jason Bloch is suing the challenger for his judicial seat, saying her candidate filing documents hid her sources of income and have questionable information about her work history and background that make her unfit for the ...

Clinton ally talks to victims of gun violence

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, the victim of a bullet to the head that ended her promising political career, met with families of Miami children who were less fortunate and didn’t survive their wounds. Giffords, and her husband former NASA astronaut ...

The Miami Times recommends . . .

Miami Gardens’ residents will elect a mayor and heads of three council seats Aug. 30. They will also vote to accept or reject an amendment to the charter.

Merrett Stierheim heads to Opa-locka City Hall

Hoping to get to the bottom of Opa-locka’s fiscal woes and procedures, state Inspector General Melinda Miguel has called in Miami-Dade’s go-to guy for untangling municipal messes: Merrett Stierheim. Miguel announced at the Aug. 11 oversight board meeting that Stierheim ...

2,000 book bags given away by Edmonson

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson helped get District 3 children back-to-school ready at the 10th annual District 3 Back to School Fun Day/Health and Info Fair on Aug. 13 at Olinda Park. Two thousand children received new book bags filled ...

What’s happening Aug. 30? The Florida Primary Election

It’s too late to register to vote in the Primary Election. You can still register to vote in the General Election, Nov. 8, 2016. The registration deadline is Oct. 11

New Horizons Community Mental Health Center

New Horizons Community Mental Health Center Inc. (NHCMHC) is a 501©3 nonprofit community based organization that serves the most vulnerable neighbors and neighborhoods of Miami-Dade County. Founded on a commitment to increase the quality of life for marginalized children, youth ...

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