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Hampton House through the years

Get ready for the grand unveiling of the restored Historic Hampton House, May 8 at 11 a.m. at 4240 N W 27th Ave. Liberty City.

One Miramar

The March 10 election saw a change in the leadership in the City of Miramar with a new mayor, Wayne Messam, who is the first Black to hold that seat in the city’s 60-year history. Messam, a small business owner ...

Child slavery active in Haiti

In Haiti, a 9-year-old girl leaves her poor village to work as a domestic worker for a family in Port-au-Prince, the island’s capital. She will not earn money, but the family will pay for her to go to school. She ...

Cameras and cops now at Liberty Square

Liberty Square residents can't help but notice the missing sound of gunfire in their neighborhood. "We notice we are not under heavy gunfire like we are used to," said Sara Smith, president of the Liberty Square Resident Council. "I hear ...

Construction on Hadley Park Youth Center almost complete

Coach Samuel Johnson always envisioned a youth center to be built at Charles Hadley Park. Now that the center is nearly finished, Luther Campbell and other supporters want to name the building after the late coach who mentored so many ...

Road, pathway to citizenship bumpy

Immigrants pursuing U.S. citizenship have, in some cases, a daunting task. There is a matter of meeting the five-year residency requirement, with at least half of that time spent in America. Then there is, with a few exceptions, paying the ...

FDLE to investigate Miami Gardens’ Police Department

Miami Gardens City Council goes into its second meeting of the month of April with not nearly the agenda items of interest as those that punctuated the first meeting this month. Mayor Oliver Gilbert will not preside over the April ...

FBI and GSA dedicate the new Benjamin P. Grogan and Jerry L. Dove Federal Building

Miramar is home to South Florida’s U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) operations. President Barack Obama signed legislation April 7 designating “the Federal building at 2030 Southwest 145th Avenue in Miramar, Florida, as the Benjamin P. Grogan and Jerry L. ...

New CRA Director named for Opa-locka

Less than a month after the search begun for a director for the city of Opa-locka’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), its executive board hired Ed Brown for the slot. He was selected during a meeting on Wednesday, April 15, held ...

Ethics complaint against Dunn is now closed

An ethics complaint against Reverend Richard P. Dunn II that claimed his 2013 campaign finance reports showed several discrepancies was closed last Wednesday. Dunn, a former Miami city commissioner and pastor at Faith Community Baptist Church, ran unsuccessfully for the ...

Frederica Wilson’s War

Representatives Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24), Lois Frankel (FL-22) and others Wednesday recognized the anniversary of the abduction of more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls by the terrorist group, Boko Haram. At the House Triangle, located on the Eastern front of the ...

Smile, you’re on camera — almost

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez was in Tallahassee Tuesday lending support to legislation pertaining to police body worn cameras. Senate Bill 248 filed by Chris Smith D-Fort Lauderdale wants to limit who can see what is captured by the body ...

Unsolved crimes are piling up in Miami-Dade

Cases are not getting solved in Miami-Dade County. Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle presented data at a news conference Monday that shows that police are not bringing her office cases for her to prosecute. Fernandez Rundle shared some statistics. ...

Senior housing developments lead rebirth in West Grove

There was a hint of pomp and circumstance at the Stirrup Plaza II groundbreaking ceremony in Coconut Grove. Stirrup Plaza II is the second phase of a project undertaken by Related Urban. It began with the renovation of the 68-unit ...

“Dumbing Down” of American education is detrimental

Early in 2001, when I was the chair of the education committee on the Council of the District of Columbia, I was talking with the D.C. Public Schools Superintendent Paul Vance about the intense debate over standards at the time. ...