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TACOLCY’S CEO cancels meeting

TACOLCY CEO Taj Brown and board members cancelled a meeting Friday with concerned community residents are seeking answers to allegations of financial mismanagement at the Liberty City institution. The meeting, which was scheduled at 9 a.m. at TACOLCY, was actually ...

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Ojus educator dies before his final year Alumni and colleagues gathered at Ojus Elementary School in Northeast Miami-Dade Sunday to say goodbye to beloved Coach Gregory Blatch, a FAMU graduate who taught P.E. for more than three decades. Blatch died ...

Frederica S. Wilson launches campaign for return of girls

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) is urging the U.S. and the international community to create a twitter storm, of millions of followers, in support of the kidnapped Nigerian school girls, their rescue and the arrest of terrorist group Boko Haram. ...

Man stalks, vandalizes Miami Times office

It started around 2:30 p.m. Amid the raucous environment of a busy newspaper came a loud crash, followed by screams. A middle-aged man wearing a white T-shirt was seen fleeing the front entrance of The Miami Times. Employees at the ...

Financial woes plague TACOLCY

Concerns are growing over the future of the Belafonte TACOLCY Center as allegations concerning mounting debts, staff terminations and financial instability threaten to end the Liberty City agency that has stood for nearly half of a century.

Community leaders, residents march against crime through Liberty City

Father’s Day meant a trip to South Miami-Dade’s Graceland cemetery for Sean Sams. That’s where his son, Marquis is buried. Marquis Sams, 20, was killed in Little Haiti in April when a driver pulled up and opened fire on him ...

Fighting crime or invasion of privacy?

In the next few months Miami police expect to have technology in place to zoom in, identify, follow and watch residents in Overtown, Little Haiti and Liberty City. The city police department is moving forward with a complicated plan to ...

Miami-Dade cops on trial for killing two Black males

A major trial is underway involving two Miami-Dade police officers who were stripped of immunity last week in the controversial shooting that killed two Black men in Little Haiti nearly seven years ago. Drama is building as a jurors hear ...

A trailblazer says goodbye

After 39 years, Sandy Sears is finally being released from Jackson Memorial hospital. She is checking out and is listed in excellent condition. Sears will leave the busy halls of Miami-Dade’s largest public hospital when she retires in two weeks ...

Opa-locka annexation rejected

Miami-Dade’s Planning and Advisory Board last week rejected Opa-locka’s plan to annex an area that includes Miami-Dade College’s North Campus, after hearing intense opposition to the plan during a heated community meeting. The decisio

Apartments in Miami Gardens, Opa-locka sued

They spent millions of dollars on clubhouses, swimming pools and upgrades to apartment units and parking lots. But when asked to install safety grab bars in Pamela Carter’s bathroom, managers at her Opa-locka apartment allegedly stalled on the request before ...

End of an era for Miami Edison Middle

One of the most historic educational institutions in Miami’s Black community will become a thing of the past when Miami Edison Middle School opens its doors in the fall under a different name and curriculum. The middle school will become ...

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Students’ final act in the FCAT saw a small increase in performance on the standardized test. In Miami-Dade County, there was improvement in five of seven areas including math, reading and science. Educators hope the upward results will bring future ...

Gov. Scott signs record $77B budget for new school year

Gov. Rick Scott signed the largest budget in Florida history, approving $77 billion Monday that would boost spending on schools and the environment while sparing hundreds of millions in local projects from his veto pen.

North Miami appoints new police chief

Leonard Burgess has been appointed as police chief of North Miami, ending a five-month search that included stiff competition within the city’s police force.