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Amendments on solar panels, Dolphins Stadium on ballot

Florida primary voters will decide whether to expand solar energy in Florida, while Miami Gardens residents will decide if they will split control of zoning and building decisions of the properties near Dolphins Stadium. Those two issues will be on ...

Mayor Regalado's budget includes raises, more police

City of Miami employees finally will get pay increases, and residents will see improvements at parks, better roads and greater police presence if the City Commission approves a new budget, proposed by Mayor Tomás Regalado. The proposed 2016-2017 operating budget ...

Scratch a lie, find a thief

When Miami-Dade Commissioner Barbara Jordan appeared in front of the City of Opa-Locka Commission on July 13, she presented the city with a check for $2,000 for the P-SWAP swimming program that was introduced to the city by Bridget McKinney. ...

Fried chicken, fixings and politicking

Vice presidential nominee U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, stopped at Betty's Soul Food in Fort Lauderdale on Aug. 2, to eat some soul food and meet

New Real-Time Crime Center in Miami Gardens Police Department

Hey Miami Gardens residents, the Real-Time Crime Center is watching. First of its kind in Florida, the center can map high-crime areas, monitor major traffic stops and intersections, and register gun activity with thermal scans — all in real time. ...

Miami Times political forum today, Aug. 10

More than 30 candidates for political office will appear at the first Miami Times Political Forum, 6 p.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 10. The Miami Times invited candidates seeking a cross-section of offices to appear before voters at the Little Haiti ...

Oversight board tells city leaders the end may be near

The financial fortunes of the city of Opa-locka have gone from abysmal to dire, and a member of the state emergency board told commissioners and residents that the end may be near. “We are at ground zero,” state Inspector General ...

Making the grade for the District 1 school board seat

As educators and students prepare to head back to the classroom, a trio of men are making the case as to why they should represent the schools in northern Miami-Dade County. School Board Member Wilbert “Tee” Holloway and veteran educators ...

Neglected Brownsville residents demand change

Brownsville residents had what is being called a first meeting with county officials last Thursday about the redevelopment of Lincoln Gardens’ public housing site. The meeting at Marva Bannerman Park comes after the July 6 County Commission meeting where Audrey ...

Hardemon wants District 5 to become ‘one’ community

The neighborhoods of Little Haiti, Overtown, Liberty City, Wynwood and others of District 5 are “one” and can accomplish anything when working together, said its commissioner, Keon Hardemon, when he delivered his State of the District address Tuesday, July 25. ...

Shooting sparks needed dialogue in North Miami

North Miami Police officers will undergo autism awareness training and get body cams and dash cams, city officials announced last week as they try to develop new policies in wake of the shooting of Charles Kinsey, an unarmed Black man. ...

Watson hopes to retain her District 107 seat

State Rep. Barbara Watson has been in this position before, in a primary race to defend the legislative seat she’s held since 2011. This election cycle is no different. This time Watson faces political newcomer Mary Estime-Irvin to represent District ...

Northeast Second Avenue gets facelift

Miami-Dade Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson and Mayor Carlos Gimenez joined Dr. Anna E. Ward, chairwoman, of Citizens Independent Transportation Trust (far left) and members of the Miami-Dade County Department of Transit and Public Works in breaking ground at the intersection ...

Opa-locka manager Chiverton submits resignation

David Chiverton, the embattled Opa-locka city manager who is under federal investigation, abruptly submitted a resignation to city commissioners on July 27. Commissioners voted on Tuesday during a special meeting to officially name attorney Yvette Harrell as his replacement. The ...

Back-to-school sales tax holiday approaching

Florida shoppers have a smaller window this year to save money on their back-to-school shopping. The annual tax-free holiday has been reduced from 10 days to three, running from Aug. 5-7. Legislators scaled back this year’s tax holiday under a ...