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The Children’s Trust Provider Profile

“We fill 40 community bookshelves in Miami-Dade County with free books for children to take home,” — Mary Slebodnik, assistant program coordinator. Read to Learn Books for Free is a nonprofit children’s literacy initiative of The Children’s Trust in partnership ...

Miami Foundation's annual Public Space Challenge launches

The Miami Foundation is launching the Public Space Challenge, a contest for ideas that create, improve or activate local gathering places like parks, playgrounds, sidewalks, basketball courts and plazas in Greater Miami. The Foundation invests $305,000 to make the top ...

Underdog Related Urban rises to top

A month after County Mayor Carlos Gimenez directed staff to start negotiations with developer Related Urban to demolish and develop Liberty Square Rising, he recommended that Related Urban get the $307 million project. On Friday, the mayor sent a memo ...

Black corrections officers speak out

Since The Miami Times reported of complaints of unfair and uneven discipline faced by Black corrections officers within the Miami-Dade Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations compared to their Hispanic and Caucasian counterparts, more officers have come forward with complaints. However, ...

Familiar face will bring new focus to the Omni CRA

Jason Walker, a name familiar to District 2 residents, returns to the city of Miami later this month but in a challenging role – moving a much-maligned redevelopment agency in a direction to provide services to working people and grassroots ...

‘Voice of reason’ headed to Ferguson

Faced with a federal consent decree and still frayed nerves around town, the city of Ferguson, Mo., turned to Miami Police Major Delrish Moss — the “voice of reason” — to move police and community relations on an even keel, ...

Overtown Convention hotel proposal delayed

A planned multimillion dollar convention center hotel complex at the old Miami Arena site is delayed for now, after the Southeast Overtown Parkwest CRA board told developers they wanted to see a better deal for the community before subsidizing the ...

State of Black Miami forum will promote joint action

Miami-Dade County’s diverse Black population shares a common heritage but seldom unites in pursuit of shared interests. To address the need for joint action, Miami-Dade County Commission Chairman Jean Monestime — along with County Commissioners Barbara Jordan, Audrey Edmonson and ...

Criminal justice reform now snagged in campaign politics

Planned reforms to federal drug and sentencing laws that imprisoned many African-Americans have become locked up by election-year politics. “The cost of incarceration and a growing awareness of the problems with mandatory minimum sentences have created a diverse coalition calling ...

Bringing Vizcaya back to its roots

As we begin a round of public forums on the future use and development of Vizcaya and the former Science Museum, it is important to have, as the main objective, the history of this site. The Science Museum site was ...

Delrish Moss leaves a good mark in Miami

It was at the urging of Ms. Carolyn “Real Deal” Boyce who said to Theophilous Williams “go and pick Brian up and tell him I said to get up off of his behind and go meet with Mayor Tomas Regalado ...

Miami Gardens Police Department appoints a female assistant chief

Cynthia D. Machanic is the new assistant chief of police for the Miami Gardens Police Department. Machanic joins the force with more than 31 years of experience in law enforcement. Her expansive career began in 1984, when she was hired ...

Mayor rolls out programs to combat youth crime

To combat 30 youth deaths in a decade, last Wednesday Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez revealed a 17-point plan as a strategy to combat the shocking shootings. Partnering with the Miami-Dade Police Department, Juvenile Services, Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces ...

Remembering a King

Hundreds attended the 13th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Candlelight Memorial Service and Gospel Concert Monday evening at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. The free event was in remembrance of the 48th

Related Urban recommended to redevelop Liberty Square by Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez

The mayor has recommended that Related Urban get the $307 million Liberty Square Rising Project. The process will go to committee before the full board of County Commissioners vote whether to accept the recommendation. “Today I signed a recommendation that, ...