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The Pace of Sea-Level Rise has Tripled Since 1990, New Study Says | Miami New Times The Pace of Sea-Level Rise has Tripled Since 1990, New Study Says
Virtually all 2.5 million Miami-Dade residents live on land that's less than 10 feet above sea-level. In terms of real-estate assets vulnerable to flooding, Miami is the second-most-exposed city on earth, behind only Guangzhou, China. Miami has already been labeled the poster-city for the effects of climate change, since the...
Miami New Times | May 24, 2017
UM Hospital layoffs part of push for more outpatient care and higher revenues | Miami Herald UM Hospital layoffs part of push for more outpatient care and higher revenues
University of Miami Hospital began layoffs this month as administrators start restructuring the UHealth system of doctors, medical centers and community clinics to offer more care in outpatient facilities instead … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | May 24, 2017
Pastor Ross F. Pierre Sr. | Miami Times Online Pastor Ross F. Pierre Sr.
Pastor Ross F. Pierre Sr.
Miami Times Online | May 24, 2017
Baptist Health medical director is nominated | Miami Times Online Baptist Health medical director is nominated
A medical director in the Baptist Health System has joined the Special Olympics Florida board of directors.
Miami Times Online | May 24, 2017
Democratic Minority Leader Oscar Braynon II | Miami Times Online Democratic Minority Leader Oscar Braynon II
Teens joined Senate Democratic Minority Leader Oscar Braynon II at the Florida International University’s Kovens Center.
Miami Times Online | May 24, 2017
Pastor Ross Pierre's aim is to continually excel with man, God | Miami Times Online Pastor Ross Pierre's aim is to continually excel with man, God
Ross F. Pierre Sr. has not only excelled in what God has deposited in him, but has also raised the bar for vision, leadership, courage, civic responsibility, ecclesiastical intellect and compassion to unfathomable levels, says those who know him well.
Miami Times Online | May 24, 2017
Students up for a challenge | Miami Times Online Students up for a challenge
Middle- and high- school students seeking knowledge and tools to make conscious decisions about their future attended the fifth Choice Challenge.
Miami Times Online | May 24, 2017
The Booker T. Washington Alumni Association | Miami Times Online The Booker T. Washington Alumni Association
The Booker T. Washington Alumni Association held its annual Living Legends/Orange and Black Scholarship Gala at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay hotel honoring eight living legends.
Miami Times Online | May 24, 2017
Angela Rye, Roland Martin | Miami Times Online Angela Rye, Roland Martin
Angela Rye, Roland Martin and Shevrin D. Jones show off T-shirts presented to them by two of the participants in the Leaders In Training Empowerment Conference.
Miami Times Online | May 24, 2017
Manny Linares | Miami Times Online Manny Linares
Manny Linares
Miami Times Online | May 24, 2017
NSMC receives heart failure care award | Miami Times Online NSMC receives heart failure care award
North Shore Medical Center earns the Get with the Guidelines-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation’s secondary prevention guidelines for patients with heart failure.
Miami Times Online | May 24, 2017
Dr. Yvonne Johnson | Miami Times Online Dr. Yvonne Johnson
Dr. Yvonne Johnson
Miami Times Online | May 24, 2017
The Bass Museum to Finally Reopen October 7 | Miami New Times The Bass Museum to Finally Reopen October 7
After a year of construction delays, The Bass Museum of Art, is set to reopen October 7th with a major retrospective of artist Ugo Rondinone. Miami Beach’s only major art institution temporarily shuttered its doors in 2016 for a major renovation that would almost double its programmable space without altering...
Miami New Times | May 24, 2017
Need a storefront makeover? Wells Fargo running small business renovation contest | Miami Herald Need a storefront makeover? Wells Fargo running small business renovation contest
Want to spruce up your storefront? Small businesses in Little Haiti, Overtown and Liberty City can enter Wells Fargo Works for Small Business: Neighborhood Renovation Contest for a chance to … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | May 24, 2017
Trump-critic radio host is off the air after WIOD drops show | Miami Herald Trump-critic radio host is off the air after WIOD drops show
Citing “cost-cutting measures,” Miami talk-radio station WIOD-AM has dropped from its lineup local host Fernand Amandi, a vocal critic of President Donald Trump, Amandi said late Tuesday. In a statement … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | May 24, 2017
Rusty Pelican Features 300 Wines and a New Menu | Miami New Times Rusty Pelican Features 300 Wines and a New Menu
It’s been almost six years since the Rusty Pelican, Key Biscayne’s iconic sunset-viewing happy hour hangout, underwent its extensive $7 million renovation.Now, the iconic restaurant has introduced an extensive new collection of wines as well as a revised menu to go with its unbeatable view.
Miami New Times | May 24, 2017
Miami Musicians Band Together to Help Xela Diaz’s Rehabilitation | Miami New Times Miami Musicians Band Together to Help Xela Diaz’s Rehabilitation
This past December, shortly before Christmas, longtime musician Alex Diaz suffered a stroke. Diaz, better known to locals and fans of indie pop and avant noise as Xela Zaid, has been on the slow road to recovery with medical and therapy bills mounting.
Miami New Times | May 24, 2017
Seafoam Walls Talk Forthcoming Album Ahead of Tonight's Show at Bardot | Miami New Times Seafoam Walls Talk Forthcoming Album Ahead of Tonight's Show at Bardot
Mellow soundscapes, balmy breezes, and scenic routes make an unpleasant commute bearable. Luckily, Miami supplies all three. Seafoam Walls' lo-fi, bedroom-produced tracks bring comfort and ease to the Magic City. Turn it up and let it melt the speakers. It's that good. "Seafoam Walls is jazz. Seafoam Walls is shoe-gaze. Seafoam Walls...
Miami New Times | May 24, 2017
WIOD Cancels Trump Critic Fernand Amandi's Daily Talk Show | Miami New Times WIOD Cancels Trump Critic Fernand Amandi's Daily Talk Show
The caller to "Amandi on Air" was somewhere between irate and fuming. Fernand Amandi had asked his listeners to grade Donald Trump on his first 100 days in office and a woman with a New York accent had a word or two to offer. "This is a comment, not a...
Miami New Times | May 24, 2017
Nick León Revives Space Tapes, the Miami Label Started by III Points' Founder | Miami New Times Nick León Revives Space Tapes, the Miami Label Started by III Points' Founder
When Miami based record producer Nick León was plotting to start his own record label, his first thought was to call III Points founder David Sinopoli and ask for advice. "It was around this time last year I started thinking about all the musicians I knew, and I wanted to connect all...
Miami New Times | May 24, 2017
National Food Distributors Are Gobbling Up Florida Purveyors | Miami New Times National Food Distributors Are Gobbling Up Florida Purveyors
Over the summer Planet Sushi on Miami Beach, an all-white space decked out with lavender neon lights on Washington Avenue, was cited by the state's Department of Business and Professional Regulations for serving "white tuna." It's a common menu offering at speedy sushi spots across the country. The only problem is the white tuna listed on menus isn't actually albacore, a species of tuna with m...
Miami New Times | May 24, 2017
DJ Khaled Appears at the University of Miami with a Harvard Professor! Really! | Miami New Times DJ Khaled Appears at the University of Miami with a Harvard Professor! Really!
Ever since DJ Khaled dropped a cryptic video advertising an event called IMPACT17, the event has been shrouded in mystery. Ads for the coming Miami event/conference/phenomenon have been popping up on the interwebs, all featuring DJ Khaled’s loveable face, but not much real information. A press release called it a...
Miami New Times | May 24, 2017
The Definitive Ranking of Miami's Favorite Sports Teams | Miami New Times The Definitive Ranking of Miami's Favorite Sports Teams
Without Miami Heat playoff basketball, May is an abysmal time for South Florida sports. The only thing keeping us entertained at this point is whether the god-awful Marlins can score five runs in a loss so we can score some half-off Papa Johns pizza. There is little else going, and...
Miami New Times | May 24, 2017
PAMM Hosts First U.S. Museum Exhibit by John Dunkley, Icon of Jamaican Art | Miami New Times PAMM Hosts First U.S. Museum Exhibit by John Dunkley, Icon of Jamaican Art
Thanks in part to the Pérez Art Museum (PAMM) and the museum’s Associate Curator, Diana Nawi, a substantial selection of works by Dunkley will finally be on display in the museum’s latest exhibition, John Dunkley: Neither Day nor Night, which opens May 25th.
Miami New Times | May 24, 2017
Miami's Porsche Design Tower Developers Tied To Brazilian Money-Laundering Probe | Miami New Times Miami's Porsche Design Tower Developers Tied To Brazilian Money-Laundering Probe
On March 23, singer Alicia Keys headlined the grand-opening party for the Porsche Design Tower, an ultra-luxury condominium complex in Sunny Isles Beach built by Miami developers (and former Trump business partners) Michael and Gil Dezer. The event was a spectacular display of wealth at the Porsche Tower, a massive,...
Miami New Times | May 24, 2017
The Ten Best Key Lime Pies in the Florida Keys | Miami New Times The Ten Best Key Lime Pies in the Florida Keys
Nearly every vacation destination in the US lays claim to an iconic dish. In Chicago, it's deep dish pizza. In Philadelphia, it's cheesesteaks. For us, it's key lime pie. Named for the small limes said to be first introduced in the 1830s by Henry Perrine, a botanist and diplomat who discovered the plant in Mexico, today you can find this tart and creamy dessert on almost every menu in t...
Miami New Times | May 24, 2017
Can opposites attract? Miami Beach will find out on Memorial Day Weekend | Miami Herald Can opposites attract? Miami Beach will find out on Memorial Day Weekend
Miami Beach is having a bit of an identity crisis this Memorial Day Weekend. The Beach will host its annual Urban Beach Week, which attracts thousands travelers from around the … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | May 24, 2017
He snatched her phone when the bus came to a stop. He ran. She followed. | Miami Herald He snatched her phone when the bus came to a stop. He ran. She followed.
A student was listening to music on her iPhone as she rode in a Miami-Dade Transit bus on her way to school when a fellow passenger reached from behind, grabbed … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | May 24, 2017
Targeted serious news battles a shift to eyeball candy fluff | Miami Today Targeted serious news battles a shift to eyeball candy fluff
Next week’s iconic Best of Miami edition – focused on leaders in categories ranging from entrepreneurship to business acumen and government – begins Miami Today’s 35th year publishing in the nation’s fastest-evolving city. Through all the twists and turns, we’ve used our own yardsticks for news to cover a changing economy, community, skyline and cast […] Related Posts: 33 years of Miami...
Miami Today | May 23, 2017
Christine Rupp: Guiding Dade Heritage Trust to preserve historic sites | Miami Today Christine Rupp: Guiding Dade Heritage Trust to preserve historic sites
Since Christine Rupp came to Dade Heritage Trust in December 2015, she’s dedicated herself to educating our community about the importance of history, arts and culture, architecture and preservation.  People should care about these issues because they can add so much to someone’s everyday experience in Miami, Ms. Rupp said. We all have to work, […] Related Posts: James Haj: Leads Childr...
Miami Today | May 23, 2017
The Plaza Coral Gables is shorter but trimmer | Miami Today The Plaza Coral Gables is shorter but trimmer
Shorter but trimmer, the former Mediterranean Village is now The Plaza Coral Gables, and Ramon Trias, city planning director, says it’s better for the changes. The mixed-use project is to rise at 2801, 2901 and 3001 Ponce de Leon Blvd., just south of downtown Coral Gables. The maximum habitable height was to be 218 feet; […] Related Posts: Vast Mediterranean Village moving ahead Brickel...
Miami Today | May 23, 2017
Coastal protection from any oil exploration backed | Miami Today Coastal protection from any oil exploration backed
Miami-Dade County commissioners gave preliminary approval to the concept of Southeast Florida Coastal Ocean task force’s final report and its recommendations to work with others to improve the coastal ecosystem, including coastal protection from any oil exploration. The task force was established in 2012 through legislation of Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties to […] Re...
Miami Today | May 23, 2017
Air rights play role in bringing passenger rail service to Miami | Miami Today Air rights play role in bringing passenger rail service to Miami
Land swaps, road realignment, right-of-way access and even air rights have come to play a role in bringing passenger rail service – and more – back to downtown Miami. Another major piece to the MiamiCentral transportation hub, now under construction paralleling Northwest First Avenue, is a proposed airspace easement from the City of Miami. City […] Related Posts: Downtown Miami street c...
Miami Today | May 23, 2017
Downtown offers wish list for Miami general obligation bonds | Miami Today Downtown offers wish list for Miami general obligation bonds
Directors of Miami’s Downtown Development Authority say they are generally in favor of the City of Miami’s plan to seek a $275 million general obligation bond issue. But several added that there also must be changes in the city’s Capital Improvements Program (CIP) before any potential bond-funded projects get started. The authority produced a wish […] Related Posts: Frustration builds o...
Miami Today | May 23, 2017
Miami sets goal of opening riverfront park downtown | Miami Today Miami sets goal of opening riverfront park downtown
Miami officials are preparing to immediately restore one of the city’s most historic houses, with a tentative goal of reopening part of a riverfront park downtown. The Miami River Commission learned May 19 that Fort Dallas Park, with its improved riverwalk, would again be open. Long-term goals for the city site may include a lease […] Related Posts: Knight Convention Center deal could u...
Miami Today | May 23, 2017
Florida banking and finance laws to take effect | Miami Today Florida banking and finance laws to take effect
Out of a handful of bills related to banking and finance that were filed for the 2017 session of the Florida Legislature, only three passed, said Jeremy Ben-David, managing partner of the law firm of the AXS Law Group. House Bill 437 mandates that the state’s Office of Financial Regulation must hold certain information confidential […] Related Posts: Bankers wary of credit union bill in...
Miami Today | May 23, 2017
Metropolitan Miami pre-Columbian artifacts to go on display | Miami Today Metropolitan Miami pre-Columbian artifacts to go on display
Artifacts from a pre-Columbian village discovered on the north bank of the Miami River at the site of MDM’s Metropolitan Miami project are to go on public display in about a year. The estimated delivery date of Met Square, the project’s final phase, is the end of May 2018, said Andrew James, project manager for […] Related Posts: Display Miami Circle properly, fund long-term operations ...
Miami Today | May 23, 2017
Trump wants to cut transit money needed for Miami-Dade’s SMART Plan | Miami Herald Trump wants to cut transit money needed for Miami-Dade’s SMART Plan
Miami-Dade’s dream of an expanded rail system may need to detour around the Trump administration’s budgetary wishes. President Donald Trump’s proposed $4.1 trillion 2018 budget strips about $1 billion from … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | May 23, 2017
Coral Gables social media policy limits police updates | Miami Herald Coral Gables social media policy limits police updates
When Abeku Wilson walked into the Equinox gym at the Shops at Merrick Park last month and fatally shot two co-workers and then turned the gun on himself, the media … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | May 23, 2017
Old-timers visit CubaNostalgia for a look back at the island of long ago | Miami Herald Old-timers visit CubaNostalgia for a look back at the island of long ago
From stamps, coins and rare books to cigars, classic cars and an image of Cuba's patron saint, the Virgin of Charity, cultural artifacts were on display over the weekend at … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | May 23, 2017
Raquel Regalado announces run for Congress | Miami Herald Raquel Regalado announces run for Congress
After weeks of demurring, Raquel Regalado says she’ll run to replace the retiring Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in Congress. The former Miami-Dade School Board member told the Miami Herald on Tuesday that … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | May 23, 2017
Opa-locka manager gets second check for $5,900 without required state board approval | Miami Herald Opa-locka manager gets second check for $5,900 without required state board approval
Outgoing City Manager Yvette Harrell demanded and received not one but two checks for $5,908 each to cover retroactive pay from a salary raise — without getting the required approval … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | May 23, 2017
South Florida Muslims to host open houses throughout Ramadan | Miami Herald South Florida Muslims to host open houses throughout Ramadan
I have had the privilege of writing this column for a number of years. I am blessed to have a voice to express my opinion and, sometimes, I have the … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | May 23, 2017
"Cash Me Ousside" Girl Has an Alleged $50K Riding on Her Fort Lauderdale Show | Miami New Times "Cash Me Ousside" Girl Has an Alleged $50K Riding on Her Fort Lauderdale Show
Danielle Bregoli, whose stint on Dr. Phil went viral last year, is taking her act on the road — specifically, the road to Fort Lauderdale. The Boynton Beach 14-year-old, whose claim to fame is the phrase "cash me ousside, how bow dah," has announced two tour dates: at Broward's Revolution Live July 8 and in Houston, Texas. Sold-out shows will reportedly earn her $50,000 apiece.
Miami New Times | May 23, 2017
Beachgoers raise Hands Across the Sand against fossil fuels | Miami Herald Beachgoers raise Hands Across the Sand against fossil fuels
Hundreds of Miami Beach goers rose from their beach towels in the midday summer heat on Saturday to join the international Hands Across the Sand movement. For 15 minutes, strangers … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | May 23, 2017
Flagler Street is a mess. But at least there will be some free parking | Miami Herald Flagler Street is a mess. But at least there will be some free parking
It’s been a pain to park on Flagler Street because of construction. Now, the people who run Miami’s parking system are trying to help. Starting May 26, drivers who venture … Click to Continue »
Miami Herald | May 23, 2017
William B. Bynum Jr. | Miami Times Online William B. Bynum Jr.
William B. Bynum Jr.
Miami Times Online | May 23, 2017
Roslyn Clark Artis not preferred candidate to lead Jackson State | Miami Times Online Roslyn Clark Artis not preferred candidate to lead Jackson State
Another HBCU president has edged out Florida Memorial University’s Roslyn Clark Artis as the preferred candidate to lead Jackson State University.
Miami Times Online | May 23, 2017
Temporary Protected Status is extended six months for Haitians | Miami Times Online Temporary Protected Status is extended six months for Haitians
The Trump administration said Monday it will extend until January a humanitarian program that has allowed roughly 58,000 Haitians to live in the United States, but it is hinting that further extensions are unlikely.
Miami Times Online | May 23, 2017
Students receive college scholarship from The Youth Fair | Miami Times Online Students receive college scholarship from The Youth Fair
More than 150 high school seniors receive $1,000 college scholarships each on May 11 during The Youth Fair’s annual Scholarship Program ceremony in the E. Darwin Fuchs Pavilion on the Fairgrounds.
Miami Times Online | May 23, 2017