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Tower developers hold meeting to woo Overtown

Developers of Miami Innovation Tower and District said without a sign permit for its media towers the project and the benefits agreement may change. "We would evaluate all our options," said Michael Simkins, co-developer.

South Dade pleads: ‘Give us Metrorail, not more buses’

Elected officials from as far as South Miami, Pinecrest and Palmetto Bay to Cutler Bay and Florida City met with the Homestead City Council last Wednesday to discuss the opportunity to expand Metrorail to South Dade. Miami-Dade County Commissioner Xavier ...

Miami Gardens Express Trolley begins service

After a ceremonial ribbon cutting, the Miami Gardens Express is on the road. Miami Gardens Express comprises two trolleys that will transport riders free along two different routes — one 13 miles and the other 16 miles, from 7 a.m. ...

Community resource fair to be held Friday

The Southeast Overtown / Park West Community Redevelopment Agency will hold a free Community Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 29, at the Overtown Shopping Plaza, 1490 NW Third Ave. The public will have the opportunity ...

NAACP mingler to take place Thursday

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will hold an NAACP mingler at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 28 at the Gibson Bethel Center, 5800 SW 66th St. President Brad Brown and other locals will be in attendance. RSVP ...

Looking forward to the future in Miami Gardens

Oliver G. Gilbert III was a young professional practicing municipal law when Miami Gardens was incorporated on May 13, 2003. The Miami born and raised Gilbert, who graduated from Miami Norland High School, Florida A&M University and the University of ...

Expand Medicaid now, Black legislators say

The more than 800,000 Floridians who make too much to qualify for Medicaid and too little to get subsidies under the Affordable Care Act also known as ObamaCare are caught in a stand off between the federal government and the ...

Discussion seeks answers for a renewed Overtown

In the 1960s, Overtown was a bustling Black Harlem. Celebrated Black musicians who ranged from Sammy Davis Jr. and Aretha Franklin to Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong (who sang “Yellow Dog Blues”) led all-night jam sessions after performing in Miami ...

Cost still unclear about body-worn cam storage

A Video Forensics Unit will handle the assigning and maintenance of body worn cameras for the Miami-Dade Police Department, a new report about the progress of implementing body cameras for the force. The report is a result of a request ...

Jackson Health moves to build two urgent care centers in county

Jackson Health System is moving forward with its plan to build a network of urgent-care centers to communities throughout Miami-Dade County. "Miami-Dade taxpayers are Jackson's owners, and they should all have access to the health system's quality medicine," said Carlos ...

Haitian heritage celebrated

The City of Miramar and the Haitian Consulate of Miami jointly hosted a reception on Monday, May 18, in recognition of Haitian Flag Day and Haitian Heritage Month.

Mothers who lost their children to tragedy attend retreat

Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin and founder of the Circle of Mothers, hosted the second annual Empowerment and Transformation Retreat Conference for 50 mothers May 22-24 at Turnberry Isle Resort in Aventura. The three-day event was created to ...

Son of community activist shot dead

David G. Queen moved away from Miami about eight years ago to escape violence. "He said 'momma this place is too crazy,'" community activist Tangela Sears said of her son. But violence found Queen, 29, last Wednesday afternoon in Tallahassee. ...

David G. Queen, son of Tangela Sears, shot dead

The son of community activist Tangela Sears was involved in a fatal shooting Wednesday afternoon in Tallahassee. David G. Queen, 29, died after being shot during an argument with another man in the parking lot of a North Tallahassee apartment ...

Complex redevelopment program tries to address all stakeholders

How many units will be built in the new Liberty Square and whether community members will get jobs working on the project are the latest concerns to surface about the rebuilding of Liberty Square. While the Liberty City Resident Council ...