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Three newcomers win seats on Sweetwater commission, two incumbents defeated

In a shakeup Tuesday at Sweetwater City Hall, three newcomers were elected to the city commission, one current member discarded her “interim” tag and two incumbents lost their seats. David Borrero won the Group One seat while Marcos Villanueva, Joniel Diaz and Cecilia Holtz-Alonso received voters’ nods for the Group Two, Three and Four seats, respectively. Holtz-Alonso, the interim commissioner ...

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The Sweetwater Trolley (Photo courtesy city of Sweetwater)

Nine running for four seats on Sweetwater Commission

Three incumbents and six challengers are looking to fill four seats on the Sweetwater Commission during the city’s election on Tuesday. Group One Both Group One commission candidates, David Borrero and Isidro Ruiz, are running for the first time. Borrero, a three-year resident, believes his direct experience with city government makes him the right candidate. He said got his start ...

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Millennials continue to strive for independence [Video]

As the days go by, it gets increasingly harder for millennials to find their independence. Living under their parent’s roof has become the norm despite their age. According to a ABODO’s analysis of U.S Census data it has been reported that 34.1% of millennials nationwide are still living with their parents. Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach Florida have ...

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From left: Daniel Eilemberg, Selymar Colón, Mario R. Garcia, Alejandro Gonzalez, and Mario Diament (Photo by Collin Simpson)

Experts discuss media diversity during workshop at FIU

The second session of the 2017 Mobile Media Culture in the Americas workshop at Florida International University focused on Digital Divide and the News, specifically exploring some high-level strategies and perspectives. The moderator for session was FIU Associate Professor Mario Diament, and panelists included Selymar Colón, Alejandro González, Daniel Eilemberg, and Mario R. García. The session explored the new avenues created ...

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Voters to choose replacement for Biscayne Park commissioner Tuesday

After a late withdrawal, the race for an open Biscayne Park commission seat is down to two residents. Harvey Bilt and Daniel Samaria are the two remaining candidates in Tuesday’s special election, made necessary after Vice Mayor David Coviello announced in December he would be resigning on March 31 with 19 months left in his term. MacDonald Kennedy, who withdrew ...

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Voting guide for Broward and Palm Beach counties

Some Broward and Palm Beach County voters will head to the polls Tuesday to choose city and town leaders. Municipalities holding elections include: Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Coconut Creek, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, Highland Beach, Lighthouse Point, Ocean Ridge, Miramar and Weston. In Hillsboro Beach, charter changes are on the ballot. Where do I vote? Polls will be open from ...

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Mario Rojzman, rabino de Beth Torah Rok Campus, en Aventura, en su oficina durante su entrevista con (SFNS / Sergio Sacristán)

El antisemitismo tambien golpea al sur de la Florida

“El pueblo judío tiene un Ph.D. en sufrimiento”, dice Mario Rojzman, rabino de Beth Torah Rok Campus, en Aventura, al referirse a los cientos de ataques a cementerios y amenazas sufridos por esa comunidad en las últimas semanas en varios estados de la unión americana. La Florida no es la excepción. El pasado martes, la policía de Miami Beach detuvo ...

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Two former commissioners seek to fill Highland Beach mayor seat

Two former Highland Beach commissioners are squaring off in the March 14 election for mayor. The candidates, Ronald Dean Brown and Carl Feldman, joined the commission in 2012 and 2013, respectively. Brown served as the town’s vice mayor in 2012, and Feldman has held his seat until stepping down late last year to run for mayor. Brown is a retired ...

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Five candidates seek two available seats on Highland Beach commission

One current member of the Highland Beach commission is defending her seat against one challenger, while three others are vying for a second open seat on the dais. Incumbent Rhoda Zelniker will go head-to-head with architect Barry Donaldson for a three-year term, while retired Vietnam veteran Carl Gehman, physician Dr. Melissa Ebbs and retired executive Elyse Riesa will face off ...

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Four competing for two available seats on Ocean Ridge commission

After its vice mayor resigned following a shooting incident, four residents are vying for two open seats on March 14 for the Ocean Ridge commission. In October, Vice Mayor Richard Lucibella was accused of shooting a gun in his backyard while intoxicated. The resulting dust-up resulted in the resignation of Lucibella, who pleaded not guilty. Ocean Ridge Police Lt. Steven ...

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