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FDOT hears complaints of Seventh Avenue businesses

Florida State Rep. Cynthia Stafford, Florida Department of Transportation Region 6 Secretary Gus Pego and a bevy of FDOT staffers addressed the concerns of District 109 residents in a town hall meeting, especially those adversely impacted by the construction along ...

Miami Gardens City Council receives $62,000

At the Miami Gardens City Council meeting June 24, residents from the Rolling Crest Lake Homeowners Association Inc. brought the council $62,000 for youth. Howard Dupre and Thomas Jones presented checks of $40,000 and $12,000, respectively, from the homeowners association ...

Miami unveils Bahamas’ roots

Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado Tuesday celebrated Bahamians as Miami's oldest Caribbean community, welcomed the Consul General of The Bahamas in Miami H. Ricardo Treco and announced the Miami Bahamas Junkanoo Festival Series 2015. “Next month, on July 28, the city ...

Opa-locka budget deficit minimized

Opa-locka has already started to whittle down its budget deficit. Assistant City Manager David Chiverton said overtime has been drawn down, spending is being reduced and the city has canceled some impending contracts. In addition, the city sold two of ...

Black state legislators hacked by Scott’s veto pen

Black State Legislators were among the hardest hit by Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s $461 million cuts from the state budget, which pased at $78 billion. The 19-day, Special Legislative Session - June 1 to June 19 - ended with bad ...

Media tower gets thumbs down from commission

Monday’s Southeast Overtown/ Park West Community Redevelopment Agency board of commissioners meeting brought more than a dozen residents who were split on what should be the fate of Miami Innovation Tower’s digital signs. Although the item was only up for ...

Who will lift up Liberty City?

When the Liberty Square Rising housing redevelopment project was announced by Miami-Dade County back in February, Miami city officials were stunned. After all, they had just met with the new Miami-Dade housing director Michael Liu only a few weeks before ...

The law and you: Sealing and expungement

I have always believed in second chances. More than five years ago, your State Attorney organized the “Second Chance One-Stop” Sealing and Expungement Program through my Community Outreach Division (COD). If someone was charged with a crime in Miami-Dade County ...

Artists converge Sunday in Opa-locka

The Opa-locka Community Development Corporation in conjunction with curator Ludlow Bailey and CADA Conversations will present “Islas: Contemporary Caribbean Visions” from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at The ARC, 675 Ali Baba Ave., in Opa-locka. Bahamian American artist Alexis Caputo ...

Juvenile curfew ordinance back in effect

The City of Miami Police Department will begin enforcing the Juvenile Curfew Ordinance on Monday, June 29. The curfew makes it illegal for minors to linger or congregate in public areas, whether in a vehicle or on foot, Sunday through ...

Teen stole SUV with sleeping baby inside

Miami Police responded to 8450 NE Miami Ct. at approximately 4:25 p.m. Monday after a 911 call revealed a woman had her SUV, a 2014 black Jeep, stolen with her six-month old baby inside. According to the on-scene investigation, the ...

State Representative hosts town hall meeting on Thursday

State Representative Cynthia A. Stafford of District 109 will hold a town hall meeting with the Florida Dept. of Transportation District 6 secretary Gus Pego at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, 6161 NW ...

Body cam comments spark protest

At a little after 11 a.m. last Thursday, temperatures rose into the high 90s but the voices of protest was even higher. “Cams on cops; apologize, John; cams on cops; apologize, John,” chanted about 30 protesters across from the Dade ...

Forgiveness for many, a difficult choice

Forgiveness is a strong “f” word in the Black community right now. It is also the media’s fan favorite in the advent of the Charleston church massacre. While the victims’ loved ones advocate forgiveness, not all parishioners or members of ...

Opa-locka facing $2M budget deficit

The Opa-locka city commission convened a special meeting to consider a resolution to direct the city manager to implement the Mayor’s Task Force recommendations in connection with the city’s finances. Mayor Myra Taylor created the task force to review the ...