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Opa-locka commissioner Terence Pinder involved in accident

Opa-locka Commissioner Terence Pinder was involved in an auto accident Tuesday morning near Opa-locka airport. Officers from Opa-locka and Miami-Dade Police Departments were at the scene. Mayor Myra Taylor also is at the scene, but said she had little information.

Opa-locka ready to slash workforce

Surviving an attempt to remove him from office, Opa-locka City Manager David Chiverton is ready to start layoffs to help dig the city out of a financial hole. Layoffs that would affect up to 40 employees under an approved financial ...

Jackson for sale?

For sale, restaurant in Overtown area for $20 million; offers accepted. The real estate listing shows Jackson Soul Food is up for sale. The owner, however, insists that neither she nor the popular Overtown eatery is going anywhere. “No, that’s ...

Liberty City Project moves to the full commission

Related Urban Development Group’s Vice President and Principal Albert Milo Jr. said Monday that the unanimous vote to send its proposal to rehab Liberty Square to the Board of County Commissioners is a win for the residents.

Building a circle of support for mothers

Sybrina Fulton has spent the last four years warning Americans around the country about the dangers of senseless gun violence. The past year she’s crisscrossed the country in support of a Democratic presidential candidate. But first and foremost Fulton is ...

Feds bust vendors at flea market, Miami Gardens

Opa-locka Hialeah Flea Market, a mainstay for bargain shoppers in South Florida, has nearly two dozen fewer vendors after federal agents on May 11 shut down several businesses that are accused of illegally trading food stamps for cash. U.S. Attorney ...

FMU opens wellness center

Florida Memorial University recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new Athletic and Wellness center. The 50,000-square-foot facility will not only provide place for students to exercise, it will also serve as a space to host ...

Lecture at the Historic Hampton House

On Saturday, May 21, from 9:30 a.m. until 1p.m. Florida International University African & African Diaspora Studies Program and the Historic Hampton House will present a free lecture and book signing to celebrate a homegrown achiever, Dr. Edda Fields-Black, Associate ...

Feds bust 22 flea market stalls over food stamps

Opa-locka Hialeah Flea Market, a mainstay for bargain shoppers in South Florida, has nearly two dozen fewer vendors after federal agents on May 11 shut down several businesses who are accused of illegally trading food stamps for cash. U.S. Attorney ...

The McDuffie Riots

Don L. Horn listened keenly as the verdict was announced for the officers accused of killing Arthur McDuffie and tampering with evidence. Not guilty on all charges. “Nooooooooooooooo,” said Horn, then a first-year law student at the University of Miami. ...

Steve Gallon far ahead in school board fundraising efforts

The race for the District 1 school board seat in Miami-Dade is about to ramp up, with opponent Steve Gallon outpacing the incumbent and another opponent in fundraising. Incumbent School Board member Wilbert “Tee” Holloway recently announced he is bringing ...

Candidate's New Jersey stint raised questions

Steve Gallon was a rising star during his tenure as a Miami-Dade schools educator and administrator. But his tenure as a superintendent in Plainfield, NJ, was rocky, and someone wants to make it an issue. Gallon is one of two ...

Opa-locka to vote on manager's fate

The city of Opa-locka is considering whether to remove its city manager, even as it struggles to write a recovery plan to submit to Gov. Rick Scott. City Commissioner Joseph Kelley is sponsoring resolutions that, if approved, would remove City ...

Miami remembers ex-Commissioner James C. Burke

Friends of former Miami-Dade Commissioner James C. Burke are coming to grips with his untimely death. While they don’t have many details about what happened at his Waycross, Ga., home, they say he didn’t deserve to die this way. “He ...

State attorney and public defender win automatic re-election in posts

Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernández Rundle and Public Defender Carlos Martinez joined 18 judges who won automatic re-election Friday when no challengers came forward to run against the officials. The candidate filing deadline was noon Friday. There will be elections ...