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Homeless man charged with overnight Lincoln Road rape in South Beach | Miami Herald Homeless man charged with overnight Lincoln Road rape in South Beach
A homeless woman told Miami Beach police a homeless man raped her on Lincoln Road near the Apple store overnight Wednesday. Miami Beach police arrested Tony Prado on one count … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | June 28, 2017
State law invalidated Miami Beach’s proposed medical marijuana zoning. Now what? | Miami Herald State law invalidated Miami Beach’s proposed medical marijuana zoning. Now what?
After state lawmakers passed legislation governing Florida’s medical marijuana industry this month, local zoning regulations for dispensaries being considered in Miami Beach have stalled. The new state regulations preempt local … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | June 28, 2017
Governor Rick Scott signs student bill at Miami-Dade College | Miami Herald Governor Rick Scott signs student bill at Miami-Dade College
Though he vetoed a bill that would have restored Bright Futures funding this year because of other issues, Florida’s governor says he’ll push to revisit scholarships next year. … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | June 28, 2017
Gov. Scott says he wants to ‘permanently’ expand Bright Futures, increase loan transparency | Miami Herald Gov. Scott says he wants to ‘permanently’ expand Bright Futures, increase loan transparency
During a visit to Miami-Dade College on Wednesday, Gov. Rick Scott said he would push to “permanently” restore Florida’s Bright Futures scholarship program back to 100 percent coverage of tuition … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | June 28, 2017
Swimming advisory lifted for Biscayne Bay, Intracoastal | Miami Herald Swimming advisory lifted for Biscayne Bay, Intracoastal
A swimming advisory issued for parts of Biscayne Bay and the Intracoastal after a sewer line broke was lifted Wednesday, according to the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department. The advisory, … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | June 28, 2017
Ethics officials say it’s a conflict of interest; vice mayor calls it a ‘witch hunt.’ | Miami Herald Ethics officials say it’s a conflict of interest; vice mayor calls it a ‘witch hunt.’
County ethics investigators have released a close-out memo that says the Palmetto Bay’s vice mayor has a conflict of interest that precludes him from voting on anything involving the Palmetto … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | June 28, 2017
Miami-Dade’s animal shelter did not burn dogs alive. Probe dismisses conspiracy theories. | Miami Herald Miami-Dade’s animal shelter did not burn dogs alive. Probe dismisses conspiracy theories.
Dogs and cats burned alive at Miami-Dade’s animal shelter? Clandestine dog fights after hours? A plot to whitewash data and obscure animal deaths? Miami-Dade’s Inspector General issued a report this … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | June 28, 2017
One killed and two injured in Northwest Miami-Dade shooting | Miami Herald One killed and two injured in Northwest Miami-Dade shooting
Miami-Dade police responded to a shooting that left one person dead and two others injured Wednesday evening in Northwest Miami Dade. The shooting happened at about 7 p.m. in the … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | June 28, 2017
Miami pioneer’s descendents return to South Florida for biennial family reunion | Miami Herald Miami pioneer’s descendents return to South Florida for biennial family reunion
The sound of island music with a steady calypso beat played during the 10th reunion of one of Coconut Grove’s oldest black families. Young and old the descendants of pioneer … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | June 28, 2017
Save Our Sons teaches young men the basics to succeed in business world | Miami Herald Save Our Sons teaches young men the basics to succeed in business world
The power to inspire others to excel is in each of us. As Mother Teresa famously said, “Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | June 28, 2017
Man critically injured while picking mangoes in Hialeah after being electrocuted | Miami Herald Man critically injured while picking mangoes in Hialeah after being electrocuted
A 25-year-old man was critically injured Wednesday after being electrocuted while picking mangoes from the tree in the backyard of his mom’s Hialeah home, according to police. A 911 call … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | June 28, 2017
Miami murder trial may test Florida’s new death-penalty law | Miami Herald Miami murder trial may test Florida’s new death-penalty law
DNA on a bloody ski mask implicates a man in the murder of a security guard, jurors heard Wednesday in the first Miami capital trial since Florida switched to unanimous … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | June 28, 2017
Using fabric, FIU researchers find fast new way to test for chemicals | Miami Herald Using fabric, FIU researchers find fast new way to test for chemicals
A researcher at Florida International University says he co-invented a new technology using a fabric that can extract chemical compounds within minutes, cutting short a process that can often take … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | June 28, 2017
Racist Hollywood Street Names Might Finally Be Changed | Miami New Times Racist Hollywood Street Names Might Finally Be Changed
With its cobblestone streets and quaint shops framed by moss-laden oaks, Savannah, Georgia, is among America's most charming cities. Though picturesque, it's a place with a complicated history: Before the Civil War, white families owned slaves there. In the few decades after the war, however, despite the continued racism, Savannah became a city with a robust black population.
Miami New Times | June 28, 2017
Miami Named Least-Affordable U.S. City to Buy a New Car | Miami New Times Miami Named Least-Affordable U.S. City to Buy a New Car
Miami-Dade County's median income — a scant $44,000 — is remarkably low compared to virtually every other city of its size. This creates a whole host of problems for local and longtime residents. International billionaires jack up the city's property values and drive out local residents, inflating rental prices all...
Miami New Times | June 28, 2017
Former exchange student helped older lover sexually abuse underage sister, cops say | Miami Herald Former exchange student helped older lover sexually abuse underage sister, cops say
A former Spanish foreign exchange student accused of helping her older lover molest her own underage sister pleaded not guilty Wednesday as Miami-Dade detectives looked for more possible victims. Marta … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | June 28, 2017
Miami's Best July Fourth Restaurant Celebrations | Miami New Times Miami's Best July Fourth Restaurant Celebrations
Happy birthday, America. On July Fourth, we celebrate our nation's birthday with flags, parades, fireworks — and plenty of food.From lavish buffets to old-fashioned hot dog cookouts, here are the best places to feast with your family — and watch some fireworks!
Miami New Times | June 28, 2017
Red-light camera ticket? What it will cost depends on where you got it. | Miami Herald Red-light camera ticket? What it will cost depends on where you got it.
Miami-Dade Traffic Magistrate Christopher Benjamin played a series of dramatic videos of crashes caught on tape by red-light cameras. The people in the audience gasped each time someone T-boned a … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | June 28, 2017
Miami-Dade school grades come back with milestone: no F schools | Miami Herald Miami-Dade school grades come back with milestone: no F schools
If Florida schools had a year book, Miami-Dade would hands down win “most improved”. The state Department of Education released its annual school grades on Wednesday and despite a high … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | June 28, 2017
The 21 Best Things to Do in Miami This Week | Miami New Times The 21 Best Things to Do in Miami This Week
If you grew up in a Cuban family, birthdays and Noche Buena always involved the maturer relatives retreating to lawn chairs and breaking out the dominoes. Whether or not the game makes any sense to you, the clacking of tiles and bursts of argument are nostalgic and,...
Miami New Times | June 28, 2017
Fairchild's Mango Festival Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary With a Wild-to-Table Theme | Miami New Times Fairchild's Mango Festival Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary With a Wild-to-Table Theme
Mango season has arrived, and Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is celebrating the fruit at its 25th-annual International Mango Festival this weekend. This year's theme is "From Wild to Table" and will offer several educational events on mango varieties and the fruit's impact on the culinary world. Noris Ledesma, Fairchild's curator of tropical fruit,...
Miami New Times | June 28, 2017
Pan American Sports Organization set to open in Miami | Miami Today Pan American Sports Organization set to open in Miami
The Pan American Sports Organization (PASO), now being referred to as PanamSports, is set to open offices in Miami in July. “Miami has become the de facto meeting place for PASO and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), without a doubt,” said Ralph Garcia-Toledo, director of the Miami-Dade Exploratory Committee to secure the PanamSports offices in […] Related Posts: Genting gets ba...
Miami Today | June 28, 2017
New Florida Law Taxes Sake Higher as Wine, Rather than Beer | Miami New Times New Florida Law Taxes Sake Higher as Wine, Rather than Beer
Anybody in Florida who hopes to start a sake company might be a little disappointed to learn how the alcoholic beverage fermented from rice will be treated from now on. That's because starting July 1, sake will be taxed higher as a wine, rather than a beer. This all stems from bill HB 689, that Governor Rick Scott signed into law earlier last week.
Miami New Times | June 28, 2017
Racist Hollywood Street Names May Finally Be Changed | Miami New Times Racist Hollywood Street Names May Finally Be Changed
With its cobblestone streets, and quaint shops framed by oaks trees laden with moss, there are few American cities more charming than Savannah, Georgia. Though picturesque, it's a place with a complicated history: before the Civil War, white families held slaves here. In the few decades after the war, however,...
Miami New Times | June 28, 2017
Marco Rubio Blames Media "Misinformation" for Delaying Terrible Obamacare Repeal Plan | Miami New Times Marco Rubio Blames Media "Misinformation" for Delaying Terrible Obamacare Repeal Plan
After six years of screaming about repealing Obamacare, the GOP hilariously fell on its face this week. There are a multitude of reasons why Mitch McConnell shockingly delayed a vote on the AHCA: The gaping schism between conservative Republicans who want to slash all spending and moderates who don't, the...
Miami New Times | June 28, 2017
The Ten Best Fourth of July 2017 Parties in Miami | Miami New Times The Ten Best Fourth of July 2017 Parties in Miami
A city full of immigrants like Miami still has plenty of reasons to party on the Fourth of July.
Miami New Times | June 28, 2017
For Now, National Endowment for the Arts Supports Miami's Diversity | Miami New Times For Now, National Endowment for the Arts Supports Miami's Diversity
In January, the Trump administration announced plans to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts. Concern about the threat has been expressed ever since. Many organizations have struggled to create innovative funding strategies to remain viable in the future. Miami, as a hub of innovation in the arts, is particularly...
Miami New Times | June 28, 2017
How to Afford Miami on $40,000 a Year | Miami New Times How to Afford Miami on $40,000 a Year
Editor's note: With rents and housing prices spiraling ever higher across Miami-Dade County, how do locals actually afford to live here? We set to find out by talking to Miamians with different income levels about how they make life in South Florida work for them. This is the first in...
Miami New Times | June 28, 2017
Meowmaste: Yoga Class With Kittens at Miami-Dade Animal Services | Miami New Times Meowmaste: Yoga Class With Kittens at Miami-Dade Animal Services
When I received a pitch from my editor to cover Meowmaste: greenmoney Yoga with Cats at Miami-Dade Animal Services’ brand new location in Doral, I immediately jumped on the opportunity.
Miami New Times | June 28, 2017
Jazid, Legendary Miami Beach Live Music Venue, Set to Close | Miami New Times Jazid, Legendary Miami Beach Live Music Venue, Set to Close
After 21 years, the club where Prince once jammed will close its doors in the second week of July.
Miami New Times | June 28, 2017
Zika Stifled Wynwood Economy, FIU Study Finds | Miami New Times Zika Stifled Wynwood Economy, FIU Study Finds
Almost a year ago, the Florida Department of Health announced that Wynwood had become ground zero for Zika, the only place in the U.S. where the virus was being spread by local mosquitoes. Soon after, the CDC started telling pregnant women to avoid traveling to the area, and a kind of...
Miami New Times | June 28, 2017
Miami Beach Admits It's Failed to Create Affordable Housing, Debates Lower Goals | Miami New Times Miami Beach Admits It's Failed to Create Affordable Housing, Debates Lower Goals
A Miami Herald series earlier this year showed that Miami Beach's luxury hotels — built for real-estate moguls, international billionaires, athletes, and reality stars — are staffed by low-earning housekeepers who can't afford rent on the Beach and are forced to spend hours riding buses every day. The state minimum wage,...
Miami New Times | June 28, 2017
Miami's La Leggenda, Antico, Proof, and Tropical Lead Pizza's Golden Age | Miami New Times Miami's La Leggenda, Antico, Proof, and Tropical Lead Pizza's Golden Age
Giovanni Gagliardi stands before his red pizza oven like an orchestra conductor. He wears a crisp white T-shirt and a baseball cap bearing the logo of San Felice, an iconic Neapolitan flour mill. Baggy chef pants covered in a print of hundred-dollar bills peek out from under his apron. His...
Miami New Times | June 28, 2017
Like Father, Like Son: Metallica's Robert Trujillo on His 12-Year-Old's Metal Odyssey | Miami New Times Like Father, Like Son: Metallica's Robert Trujillo on His 12-Year-Old's Metal Odyssey
The bassist talks about his touring schedule and his 12-year-old's major accomplishment.
Miami New Times | June 28, 2017
Amazon presenta una oferta de membresía mensual Prime con descuento para clientes que reciben asistencia gubernamental | Miami Times Online Amazon presenta una oferta de membresía mensual Prime con descuento para clientes que reciben asistencia gubernamental
Usted no tiene que invertir mucho para obtener los descuentos y beneficios disponibles para miembros de un servicio de compras exclusivo via internet. (NAPS)
Miami Times Online | June 28, 2017
10 reasons summer in Billings has never been hotter | Miami Times Online 10 reasons summer in Billings has never been hotter
(BPT) - Billings, Montana, has your ticket to summer, including amazing concerts, outdoor festivals, sporting events and more. In addition, Billings features Montana’s only walkable brewery district and some of the best restaurants and shopping around. Voted Outside Magazine’s “Best…
Miami Times Online | June 28, 2017
5 big changes for today's small businesses | Miami Times Online 5 big changes for today's small businesses
(BPT) - A generation ago, the notion of a small business owner meant something very different. You pictured a person who owned their own storefront, often named after themselves, and every day they were the first to arrive and the…
Miami Times Online | June 28, 2017
5 things keeping you awake (and what you can do about it) | Miami Times Online 5 things keeping you awake (and what you can do about it)
(BPT) - Having trouble falling asleep is the worst, right? You toss and turn, you glance at the clock — again — calculating how much sleep you could get if only you would drift off this very moment. And of…
Miami Times Online | June 28, 2017
Top kitchen renovation secrets from a design expert | Miami Times Online Top kitchen renovation secrets from a design expert
(BPT) - As the hardest-working room in your home, it's no wonder that so many people want to renovate their kitchens. A smart, stylish refresh doesn't just transform the space; it can influence the look and feel of the entire…
Miami Times Online | June 28, 2017
5 ways businesses are turning old problems into new opportunities | Miami Times Online 5 ways businesses are turning old problems into new opportunities
(BPT) - Today’s business environment is characterized by excitement as much as it is by anxiety. As new technologies are constantly introduced into the workplace and transform how employees work, managers need to adjust in order to retain employees, streamline…
Miami Times Online | June 28, 2017
Can anything be done to ease Brickell bridge gridlock? One idea just got shot down | Miami Herald Can anything be done to ease Brickell bridge gridlock? One idea just got shot down
When the Brickell Avenue drawbridge goes up, so do tempers of drivers trapped in downtown Miami gridlock. But a proposal to alleviate traffic by extending lockdown times of the bridge … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | June 28, 2017
Beware heathcare ‘spin,’ Kellyanne Conway says in Miami, doing her own spinning | Miami Herald Beware heathcare ‘spin,’ Kellyanne Conway says in Miami, doing her own spinning
On the same day that Senate Republicans were forced to delay a vote on their healthcare legislation because not enough of them wanted to vote for it, White House senior … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | June 28, 2017
Tarnishing of good names in housing probe is unaffordable | Miami Today Tarnishing of good names in housing probe is unaffordable
Headlines trumpet affordable housing’s scarcity – yet some of those headlines deter more affordable housing. As Miami Today has cited zoning to “encourage development of much-needed affordable housing” and civic groups’ calls for more, the daily press has been headlining a probe of “abuse and fraud in Miami-Dade’s troubled affordable housing industry,” listing developers who […] Related ...
Miami Today | June 27, 2017
Michael Finney: New CEO focusing Beacon Council on job creation | Miami Today Michael Finney: New CEO focusing Beacon Council on job creation
Michael Finney hasn’t been here long but has hit the ground running since taking over as president and CEO of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council. He’s participated in conferences, met business and community leaders and visited neighborhoods both economically challenged and prosperous. Mr. Finney said the organization’s Market-Grow-Shape strategy is spot on and helps communicate its […] Relate...
Miami Today | June 27, 2017
Polystyrene ban in Miami-Dade parks puts education first | Miami Today Polystyrene ban in Miami-Dade parks puts education first
Effective July 1, polystyrene products will be banned in all Miami-Dade parks, including beaches, kicking off county enforcement that is geared more to education than to penalties. Warnings and efforts toward use of recyclables are stressed in county enforcement plans, not punishments. “Polystyrene is not recyclable and once discarded persists in the environment for years,” […] Related P...
Miami Today | June 27, 2017
New welcome mat on Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road | Miami Today New welcome mat on Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road
Uniformed hospitality ambassadors the Lincoln Road Business Improvement District hired through the firm Block by Block have been helping visitors to the street for the past two months. “The project is going extremely well. Everyone is having a great time and really understands what hospitality means, and for that we could not be more pleased,” […] Related Posts: ‘Sky’s the limit’ in Sou...
Miami Today | June 27, 2017
PortMiami seeking $200 million in commercial paper | Miami Today PortMiami seeking $200 million in commercial paper
Miami-Dade County, through the mayor’s office, has asked in a proposed ordinance that PortMiami’s capital improvement program be allowed to issue commercial paper notes of up to $200 million on a rolling basis to finance ongoing upgrades to terminals and port infrastructure. Commercial paper notes are short-term, unsecured financing that can often be less expensive […] Related Posts: Mi...
Miami Today | June 27, 2017
SMART park & ride lot early, 25% under budget | Miami Today SMART park & ride lot early, 25% under budget
The newest addition to the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) plan, a park & ride lot at Southwest 127th Avenue and Kendall Drive, has opened 4½ months ahead of schedule and almost 25% under budget. “Everything fell into place,” said Bobbi Crichton from Miami-Dade Transit’s Marketing and Communications Department at the June 19 opening […] Related Posts: Three studies at $11...
Miami Today | June 27, 2017
Jackson Health System facing ‘most challenging’ year | Miami Today Jackson Health System facing ‘most challenging’ year
Coming off a successful year that saw many advances, and with Carlos Migoya set to continue as president and CEO of Jackson Health System, officials of Miami’s Public Health Trust are cautiously optimistic about the future. The trust administers Jackson Health System, which includes Jackson Memorial Hospital and a network of clinics. “Every year we […] Related Posts: 8 MDs open 35,200 p...
Miami Today | June 27, 2017
City of Miami bond wish list tops $1.5 billion | Miami Today City of Miami bond wish list tops $1.5 billion
The wish list for City of Miami general obligation bonds has topped out at $1.5 billion – more than a tad over the projected cap of $275 million. It means officials face tough decisions to trim the wants and needs list to something more realistic. It appears a large portion of the money may be […] Related Posts: Miami joins Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change… Skyrise, coll...
Miami Today | June 27, 2017