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Neglected Brownsville residents demand change

Brownsville residents had what is being called a first meeting with county officials last Thursday about the redevelopment of Lincoln Gardens’ public housing site. The meeting at Marva Bannerman Park comes after the July 6 County Commission meeting where Audrey ...

Hardemon wants District 5 to become ‘one’ community

The neighborhoods of Little Haiti, Overtown, Liberty City, Wynwood and others of District 5 are “one” and can accomplish anything when working together, said its commissioner, Keon Hardemon, when he delivered his State of the District address Tuesday, July 25. ...

Shooting sparks needed dialogue in North Miami

North Miami Police officers will undergo autism awareness training and get body cams and dash cams, city officials announced last week as they try to develop new policies in wake of the shooting of Charles Kinsey, an unarmed Black man. ...

Watson hopes to retain her District 107 seat

State Rep. Barbara Watson has been in this position before, in a primary race to defend the legislative seat she’s held since 2011. This election cycle is no different. This time Watson faces political newcomer Mary Estime-Irvin to represent District ...

Northeast Second Avenue gets facelift

Miami-Dade Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson and Mayor Carlos Gimenez joined Dr. Anna E. Ward, chairwoman, of Citizens Independent Transportation Trust (far left) and members of the Miami-Dade County Department of Transit and Public Works in breaking ground at the intersection ...

Opa-locka manager Chiverton submits resignation

David Chiverton, the embattled Opa-locka city manager who is under federal investigation, abruptly submitted a resignation to city commissioners on July 27. Commissioners voted on Tuesday during a special meeting to officially name attorney Yvette Harrell as his replacement. The ...

Back-to-school sales tax holiday approaching

Florida shoppers have a smaller window this year to save money on their back-to-school shopping. The annual tax-free holiday has been reduced from 10 days to three, running from Aug. 5-7. Legislators scaled back this year’s tax holiday under a ...

Let me give you something to think about

When I do my research on a subject I do my research thoroughly. I never try to show people up or write false accusations. I only write what is presented after careful research, which forms my opinions that I then ...

Last day to register to vote in Florida primary election is Monday, Aug. 1

Monday is the last day to register to vote before Florida's Aug. 30 primary election. Floridians who want to switch their party affiliation for the primary also must act by the deadline.

Opa-locka manager Chiverton submits resignation

David Chiverton, the embattled Opa-locka city manager who is under federal investigation, abruptly submitted a resignation to city commissioners Wednesday night. The news caught off guard most commissioners who gathered for the regular commission meeting. Vice Mayor Timothy Holmes was ...

Do Black lives really matter?

The shooting of the unarmed Black behavioral therapist by a North Miami police officer has added fuel to an already heated fire about racial discrimination, fairness and accusations of injustice for Black people in the United States. Local social justices ...

Seasoned, new politicians vie for Senate District 38

In a district that spans from tony enclaves such as Golden Beach and Aventura to the working class communities of Liberty City and Little Haiti, Senate District 38 arguably is a classic example of the haves and have nots.

Chinese investors tour North Miami

A group of Chinese businessmen and women got a bus tour of the sites that North Miami officials hope will lure them in: breakfast at the Gwen Margolis Center, lunch at the highly touted SoleMia development, with stops at City ...

Protests, shootings, acquittals: A nation in turmoil

The Rev. Al Sharpton criticized efforts to mute the Black Lives Matter movement Saturday, saying a sustained protest is the only way to force change. “It's mind-changing time,'' Sharpton told listeners during his weekly address at the National Action Network's ...

More slums found in the West Grove area

Under the hot sun in the plaza of a building complex infested with termites, rats and the stench of hidden bags of old garbage, representatives from the Homeless Trust, Miami-Dade County and city of Miami, local churches and other organizations ...