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<p>Roy Hardemon, St. Sen. Dwight Bullard, County Commissioner Jean Monestime and Congresswoman Frederica Wilson celebrate health clinic.</p>

Roy Hardemon, St. Sen. Dwight Bullard, County Commissioner Jean Monestime and Congresswoman Frederica Wilson celebrate health clinic.

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Ground broken for $12M Liberty City Health Clinic

Wilson says 22nd Avenue will see “needed revitalization”

After the outdated Miami-Dade County Health Department’s Juanita Mann Clinic and the Jessie Trice Community Health Center were both closed many years ago, the residents of Liberty City found themselves without a health clinic in their community. What ensued were funding delays, broken promises and years of scandal after scandal – but no health clinic. But finally, last Thursday, community leaders and residents, health advocates including those from the Florida Department of Health and elected officials celebrated at the groundbreaking ceremony for a new $12M Liberty City Health Clinic [2520 NW 75th Street]. Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson [FL-24] and Miami-Dade County [M-DC] Commission Jean Monestime led words of victory before they and other participants donned their construction hats and placed their shovels into the ground to mark the long-awaited move forward.