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Sand available for flood-prone District 9 residents at eight locations

Should an advisory be issued for Tropical Storm Erika, sand will be available at eight locations in Miami-Dade Commissioner Dennis Moss’ District 9. Residents who live in flood-prone zones can come to fill their sand bags.

Florida governor declares state of emergency in Florida as Tropical Storm Erica nears

Tropical Storm Erika lashed Puerto Rico on Friday with heavy rains and wind after killing at least four people and causing devastating floods and landslides in the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, where several people remained missing.

Follow these FPL storm tips

FPL urges Floridians to be prepared and be aware of potential electrical hazards at all times, especially before, during and after severe weather. Below are electricity-related tips to keep you and your family safe during hurricane season. Before a storm ...

Flawed disparity study leads to changes

Policy could change how school district deals with Black firms

M-DCPS, UTD reach historic agreement

The district and the union also came to an agreement regarding the teacher evaluation process.

Welcome back to school

The Miami Children’s Initiative and partners gave a red carpet welcome to Brownsville Middle School students on the first day of school Monday.

Children’s Trust approves funding for youth programs

Thirteen more agencies receive funding from The Children’s Trust

$1 million investment coming to Overtown

Nonprofit organization to invest money into Overtown

Commission supports Haitian Dominicans

Miramar joined a list of cities, including North Miami, and Miami-Dade County, in its condemnation of a law that could potentially leave hundreds of Haitian-Dominicans stateless.

Miami-Dade teacher loses home in tragic fire

UTD President Fedrick Ingram, quickly stepped up and assisted with donations.

Brian Dennis to Miami-Dade mayor: 'I drive around Coral Gables ... and I know how the other half lives as well'

Miami Times "Word on The Street" columnist Brian Dennis responds to Miami-Dade Mayor

Who is looking out for the children?

For the 2014 Federal fiscal year, Title I, Part A was the single largest investment for K-12 education with an estimated $14.4 billion dollars allocated.

Town hall reveals united front against oil drilling

Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam and members of the Miramar City Commission hosted a town hall meeting to oppose oil drilling in Broward County on Tuesday, Aug. 18. The meeting came on the heels of a drilling application submitted July 2 ...

Hastings calls Republican ticket a ‘clown car’

Congressman Alcee Hastings addressing fellow Democrats called the Republican presidential nominee slate a "clown car" and wondered out loud how a "Black" gun show would go over. Hastings was the keynote speaker at the Second Annual Greater Pompano Beach Democratic ...

Old workforce housing program to be revived soon

Plans are afoot to reinvent the Workforce Housing Development Program by two Miami-Dade County Commissioners, but the two are choosing different paths to the same goal. Commissioner Barbara Jordan (District 1), who created workforce housing legislation in 2007, is proposing ...