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City of Miami Gardens close to gaining some control over Dolphins Stadium

Miami-Dade County Commissioners unanimously agreed to settle a lawsuit Miami Gardens filed against it relating to land use and permitting jurisdiction over the New Dolphins Stadium and surrounding properties. On Tuesday, June 7, at their regular meeting, commissioners voted 13-0 ...

Muhammad Ali, the great one: 1942-2016

Muhammad Ali, a three-time World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, will be laid to rest on Friday, June 10, in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. Bob Gunnell, Ali’s spokesman, held a press conference Monday morning where he discussed plans for the late ...

Pinder gets old-fashioned, moving home-going service

Terence Pinder craved the political spotlight and the power that came with elected life. In the end, however, it was those who knew him best — family members and friends — who spoke in remembrance at funeral services for the ...

Alexandra Dean, recent nursing school grad, shot dead

On June 5, just before the beginning of Sunday school, Pastor Paul Nicholson gave the teachers of Northside Church of God (NCOG) news not even strangers want to hear about. The news was that someone trying to shoot someone else ...

The Children’s Trust Provider Profile

Magic City Kids was established on March 8, 2008 by its founder, Tamika R. Robinson. Since its inception, the community-based organization has been fortunate enough to employ some of the county’s experts in youth programming. Magic City Kids’ signature program ...

Opa-locka and state may sign oversight agreement Wednesday

Gov. Rick Scott finally declared a financial emergency in the city of Opa-locka. Now city leaders await word from Tallahassee as to when the actual financial and expert assistance will come. Acting City Manager Yvette Harrell said late Tuesday that ...

Delegates prepare for coming presidential convention trip

As the presidential primary season wraps up, rank and file party members are preparing for the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 25-28. And South Floridians are preparing for the trip, ready to support Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders. But ...

Everyone’s breaking the piggy bank

A lot of reports throughout the years have highlighted the poverty issues that affect Opa-locka. In summer 1997, a good friend of mine named Miss Evelyn LaRock gave me a report that was done by a reporter by the name ...

Gun violence summit offers solutions

More than 60 upset residents of Miami-Dade County came to the 93rd Street Baptist Church Tuesday evening to express anger and ask for answers on the gun violence happening around their homes. Pastor Calvin Johnson and his ministry brought eight ...

Little Haiti gets its official designation

Haitian-American leaders, activists and regular people packed Miami City Hall Thursday and successfully made their case for giving a formal designation to their neighborhood. Little Haiti is now the first area of Miami whose boundaries are officially drawn. For 16 ...

Opa-locka to vote on new apartments

At their first meeting since the death of colleague Terence Pinder, Opa-locka city commissioners will vote Wednesday on a request to construct 104 rental apartments. If approved, the project would be the first new construction of market-rate units in the ...

Overtown hotel project moves one step closer

The massive hotel, convention center and expo center slated for the Overtown and Park West sections of Miami, is back on the table about two months after a Miami redevelopment agency board told developers to go back and bring a ...

Joe Garcia opens a campaign headquarters in Palmetto Bay

Last week, Joe Garcia, candidate for Florida’s 26th Congressional District, celebrated the grand opening of his campaign headquarters. During Memorial Weekend, he honored veterans and those serving the country in uniform. Finally, he joined state and local officials for the ...

From strip club to country club

A teen party that was slated for a strip club has found a home at a country club in Tamarac. Chef Micha Edrei at Woodmont County Club confirmed Tuesday that it will host an end-of-school-year party aimed at teenagers that, ...

Crime the topic of meeting in Miami

Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson offered greetings of welcome at the opening session of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's 31st National Conference on Preventing Crime in the Black Community held May 25-27 in Miami. Commissioner Edmonson, whose office served as one ...