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Uber, Lyft now operate legally in Miami-Dade

Faced with growing public demand, Miami-Dade county commissioners have given the green light to popular ride-sharing services, despite opposition from the powerful taxicab industry. Commissioners voted 9-2 on Tuesday to legitimize two companies, Uber and Lyft. The companies operated illegally ...

Giving a second chance at life

Though her son died more than four years ago, Renee E. Jones got a chance to hear his heartbeat one more time. Jones is a Miami mother who advocates for justice for parents of murdered children, partly because of the ...

Liberty Square Resident Council approves Related Urban redevelopment plans

Related Urban Development Group, the recomended developer to rebuild Liberty Square, got thumbs up from the housing projects’ Resident Council Tuesday morning at a prayer breakfast for seniors in the community. The resident council told the crowd gathered at the ...

New transit village gets a familiar name

After enduring numerous protests, false starts and a skeptical public, Miami-Dade Commissioner Audrey Edmonson was set to celebrate the dedication of the long-awaited Seventh Avenue Transit Village and black box theater. But the development company responsible for the project had ...

State to Opa-locka: Where is the city's recovery plan?

Opa-locka residents and Gov. Rick Scott’s officials have waited for the beleaguered city to submit its recovery. Now, a letter from the state inspector general demanding a response has rattled city commissioners who fear they will miss out on state ...

North Miami police chief abruptly resigns from post

Leonard Burgess, chief of North Miami Police Department, resigned Monday, a move that surprised city leaders and residents. Burgess, who served as the city’s top cop for about two years, did not give a reason for his resignation. In conversations ...

54 guns leave the streets through buyback

The Miami-Dade Police Department’s Northside and South Districts sponsored a Safer Community Gun Buyback Event on Saturday, April 30. The Northside District was set up at the Walmart, located at 3200 NW 79 St., Miami. The South District’s Gun Buyback ...

An open letter to Opa-locka City Manager

I could be wrong, but as I look back and analyze the foolishness that is happening in my city and the one thing that I see is that you're being used as a scapegoat. Now I say this because all ...

Miami-Dade officers start wearing body cams

On Monday, May 2, some Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) officers and sergeants started wearing body-worn cameras. The Midwest District will start with cameras, and expand to 350 by the end of June. Additional MDPD districts will receive cameras and training ...

Shantel’s to get $300K facelift

The Miami City Commission has approved a $317,000 grant to Shantel’s Jazz Café for renovations. Last Thursday, the commission went with the Liberty City Trust Board recommendation that Shantel’s should get a Small Business Capital Investment Grant. The $317,000-grant will ...

Corey Jones case to be sent to grand jury

After almost seven months of waiting, the State Attorney’s Office in Palm Beach County finally gave members of the Jones family and the media an answer about the Corey Jones case. Jones was shot and killed last October by a ...

M-DCPS Teacher of the Year in running for Fla. top prize

As the nation celebrates National Teacher Appreciation Day, Miami-Dade County Public Schools celebrates one of its outstanding educators. Precious Symonette, the 2017 Francisco R. Walker Teacher of the Year, received the surprise of a lifetime Tuesday, May 3, when she ...

Liberty City, Miami Gardens students get 5-star treatment

When you see a police escort motorcade it’s for a funeral and many times those funerals are for young kids whose lives are taken by gun violence. However on Saturday, April 30, 60 youth were treated like dignitaries, having a ...

Broke — but not broke enough

Daniella Pierre is an advocate and a casualty – a casualty of making too little money to pay for market-rate rental apartments but making too much to live in county-funded affordable rental properties. Pierre is the Housing chairwoman of the ...

The Scott Carver files

Ten years ago, the Miami Dade Housing Agency tore down 850 public housing units in the James E. Scott & Carver Projects in the hopes of revitalizing the community and creating better housing environments for Liberty City residents through HOPE ...

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