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Crash takes Pinder

Terence Pinder, the Opa-locka commissioner who escaped felony corruption charges and successfully regained a seat on the dais, died Tuesday when his auto hit a tree. Pinder’s accident is being investigated as a possible suicide. His death comes one day ...

Drowning in water bills

Opa-locka residents were expecting a slight increase in water bills because of austerity measures enacted by the cash-strapped city. But Adriene Alexander says her bill has spiked to more than $500 in April and May. Now she’s outraged. “Somebody is ...

A clash of cultures headed to Miami Commission Thursday

Miami Commissioners on Thursday will consider a resolution that defines the boundaries of Little Haiti. But the legislation sponsored by Chairman Keon Hardemon is shaping up to be a clash of Haitian culture with the history of Miami’s first settlers. ...

Black woman runs for open U.S. Senate seat in Florida

“I can do a better job.” That’s what Pam Keith thought after she heard U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio speak after President Barack Obama’s 2013 State of the Union address. Rubio was giving the Republican response to the president’s speech. Keith ...

Progress the theme of state of the city speech

The state of Miami Gardens is strong and getting stronger, said Mayor Oliver Gilbert III at his state of the city address, and progress is the city's main focus. "We're financially solid and continuing to fill in the gaps to ...

Black pastors to NAACP: Drop out of school choice suit

A hundred of the Florida’s leading African-American pastors are calling on the Florida NAACP to drop out of a lawsuit that threatens to remove 78,000 underprivileged schoolchildren from private schools that are helping them succeed. The African American Ministers Alliance ...

Who is really running Opa-locka?

When Opa-locka City Manager David Chiverton named Yvette Harrell as the assistant city manager about a month ago, the rumblings and grumblings around city hall was that some other folk thought that they had the opportunity to be named to ...

Former Haitian president reveals other side of self

Former president of Haiti, Michel Joseph Martelly, showed South Florida a slice of the two lives he leads. He attended his book signing organized by the Miami Book Fair and he performed at two venues as Kompa king, Sweet Micky. ...

Miami selected to host Super Bowl LIV

The NFL Tuesday awarded Super Bowl LIV to South Florida in 2020. The announcement from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell came during the NFL’s Spring League Meeting in Charlotte. The Miami Super Bowl Host Committee now begins moving forward with proposed ...

Opa-locka commissioner Terence Pinder involved in accident

Opa-locka Commissioner Terence Pinder was involved in an auto accident Tuesday morning near Opa-locka airport. Officers from Opa-locka and Miami-Dade Police Departments were at the scene. Mayor Myra Taylor also is at the scene, but said she had little information.

Opa-locka ready to slash workforce

Surviving an attempt to remove him from office, Opa-locka City Manager David Chiverton is ready to start layoffs to help dig the city out of a financial hole. Layoffs that would affect up to 40 employees under an approved financial ...

Jackson for sale?

For sale, restaurant in Overtown area for $20 million; offers accepted. The real estate listing shows Jackson Soul Food is up for sale. The owner, however, insists that neither she nor the popular Overtown eatery is going anywhere. “No, that’s ...

Liberty City Project moves to the full commission

Related Urban Development Group’s Vice President and Principal Albert Milo Jr. said Monday that the unanimous vote to send its proposal to rehab Liberty Square to the Board of County Commissioners is a win for the residents.

Building a circle of support for mothers

Sybrina Fulton has spent the last four years warning Americans around the country about the dangers of senseless gun violence. The past year she’s crisscrossed the country in support of a Democratic presidential candidate. But first and foremost Fulton is ...

Feds bust vendors at flea market, Miami Gardens

Opa-locka Hialeah Flea Market, a mainstay for bargain shoppers in South Florida, has nearly two dozen fewer vendors after federal agents on May 11 shut down several businesses that are accused of illegally trading food stamps for cash. U.S. Attorney ...

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