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What’s happening Aug. 30? The Florida Primary Election

It’s too late to register to vote in the Primary Election. You can still register to vote in the General Election, Nov. 8, 2016. The registration deadline is Oct. 11

New Horizons Community Mental Health Center

New Horizons Community Mental Health Center Inc. (NHCMHC) is a 501©3 nonprofit community based organization that serves the most vulnerable neighbors and neighborhoods of Miami-Dade County. Founded on a commitment to increase the quality of life for marginalized children, youth ...

Thousands lose homes in Louisiana flooding

BATON ROUGE, La. — Thousands of people in southern Louisiana hunkered down in shelters Monday, forced out of their homes by intense flooding that took many people by surprise. At least six people were killed. The weather had improved from ...

Miami Gardens Election

Oliver Gilbert III has shown solid leadership in Miami Gardens since he was elected mayor. He has dealt deftly with complex issues such as suggesting and getting voters to pass a $60 million general obligation bond as well as suing ...

Go to jail: Feds nab Opa-locka officials

Former Opa-locka City Manager David Chiverton surrendered to federal authorities on Monday for allegedly being part of a gang that attempted to extort thousands of dollars from business owners. His arrest is part of an ongoing investigation into public corruption ...

Murphy refuses to debate opponents

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio resigned his seat to run for president only to return for the seat after solidly losing in the Florida presidential primary. Potential candidates on the Democratic side include Congressman Patrick Murphy, Congressman Alan Grayson and newcomer ...

Slighted firefighter sues the county

Faye Davis has had enough. For 27 years, the firefighter has worked for the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue department, climbing her way up through the ranks from firefighter to lieutenant, to her current position of captain. But when it came time ...

Amendments on solar panels, Dolphins Stadium on ballot

Florida primary voters will decide whether to expand solar energy in Florida, while Miami Gardens residents will decide if they will split control of zoning and building decisions of the properties near Dolphins Stadium. Those two issues will be on ...

Mayor Regalado's budget includes raises, more police

City of Miami employees finally will get pay increases, and residents will see improvements at parks, better roads and greater police presence if the City Commission approves a new budget, proposed by Mayor Tomás Regalado. The proposed 2016-2017 operating budget ...

Scratch a lie, find a thief

When Miami-Dade Commissioner Barbara Jordan appeared in front of the City of Opa-Locka Commission on July 13, she presented the city with a check for $2,000 for the P-SWAP swimming program that was introduced to the city by Bridget McKinney. ...

Fried chicken, fixings and politicking

Vice presidential nominee U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia, stopped at Betty's Soul Food in Fort Lauderdale on Aug. 2, to eat some soul food and meet

New Real-Time Crime Center in Miami Gardens Police Department

Hey Miami Gardens residents, the Real-Time Crime Center is watching. First of its kind in Florida, the center can map high-crime areas, monitor major traffic stops and intersections, and register gun activity with thermal scans — all in real time. ...

Miami Times political forum today, Aug. 10

More than 30 candidates for political office will appear at the first Miami Times Political Forum, 6 p.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 10. The Miami Times invited candidates seeking a cross-section of offices to appear before voters at the Little Haiti ...

Oversight board tells city leaders the end may be near

The financial fortunes of the city of Opa-locka have gone from abysmal to dire, and a member of the state emergency board told commissioners and residents that the end may be near. “We are at ground zero,” state Inspector General ...

Making the grade for the District 1 school board seat

As educators and students prepare to head back to the classroom, a trio of men are making the case as to why they should represent the schools in northern Miami-Dade County. School Board Member Wilbert “Tee” Holloway and veteran educators ...