Cross Bay Express gets raves for ride, boos for price

Residents and tourists have mixed reviews about the new Cross Bay Express trolley between Miami Beach and Miami, saying they like the ride but the $5 fare, each way, may be too pricy. The route from Miami to Miami Beach opened on Oct. 18. According to a press release sent out by the city, the purpose of the new route was to provide better

2018-11-20T14:36:05+00:00 November 20th, 2018|Business, News, Transportation|

Restroom in downtown Miami improving lives for homeless

Business owners, residents, and people without a permanent home in Miami say that the public bathroom that opened last month has been very convenient for all who are in the area. Miami officials unveiled the facility, the first of its kind, on Sept. 19 at 101 W. Flagler St. The new public bathroom, which

2018-10-26T16:32:23+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Business, Enviroment, News|

Overtown’s Beautification Team improves both sidewalks and people

A program funded by the city of Miami employs members of the community to maintain and landscape the historic Overtown area, improving both the lives of those involved and the neighborhood as a whole, say officials. Also known as “Blue Shirts,” members of the Beatification Team can be seen around the Northwest Third Avenue

2018-10-26T14:24:20+00:00 October 18th, 2018|Business, Enviroment, News|

FIU’s NAHJ chapter launches “Voces del Periodismo” journalism contest

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists chapter at Florida International University has launched a journalism contest open to students in South Florida called "Voces del Periodismo." The deadline is Nov. 9, and an awards ceremony will follow on Nov. 16. Entries may be in either English or Spanish in three categories: text, video or

2018-10-18T14:45:12+00:00 October 18th, 2018|Business, Journalism, News|

FIU students documenting issues at Riviera Beach complex

On Sunday, a group of students from Florida International University went to Riviera Beach to interview the women responsible for the Tenants Union at Stonybrook Apartments.  According to Crystal Lewis and Edna House, the union's president and vice president, respectively, the complex  has had issues with mold and asbestos for about a year, which

2018-10-03T12:59:29+00:00 September 13th, 2018|Business, Journalism, News|

Where did the sand go?

Florida's main attraction -- its beaches -- are in danger of disappearing. In February 2017, Sen. Marco Rubio introduced the "Sand Acquisition, Nourishment and Development Act" or SAND Act in attempt to reverse the erosion issues on the Sunshine State's coastline. It would allow for the purchase of foreign sand, which is currently prohibited.

2018-08-24T11:55:16+00:00 August 24th, 2018|Business, Enviroment, News, Politics, Potential Award Entries|

Local media outlets protest Trump’s treatment of press

A number of media outlets in South Florida -- including the Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel and Palm Beach Post -- published editorials Thursday decrying President Donald Trump's treatment of newspapers, news gathering and journalists themselves. The outlets joined more than 300 others nationwide who published pieces along the same lines, including the Society of

2018-09-06T10:44:15+00:00 August 16th, 2018|Business, Journalism, News, Politics|

FIU comes up big in state journalism awards

Florida International University students, faculty and alumni took home the hardware from the 2018 Sunshine State awards, held Aug. 4 in Coral Gables, including a first-place award for South Florida News Service photographer Elizabeth Soza for her series focused on homeless in downtown Miami. FIU-affiliated journalists also did well in the Florida Society of

2018-09-06T10:45:53+00:00 August 5th, 2018|Award Winners, Business, Journalism, News|

Proposed overlay district by FIU BBC could allow for further housing development

North Miami city officials are currently awaiting approval from the state for an overlay district that would allow further housing development on land across from the Sole Mia project and near FIU's Biscayne Bay Campus. The proposed area, known as the Special Development and Transit Overlay District, would be bounded by Northeast 151 Street to the north,

2018-08-05T17:52:45+00:00 July 19th, 2018|Business, Enviroment, News, Politics|

How will medical marijuana fare in Florida? A closer look at the industry [Graphic]

In 2016, Florida voters voted YES on Amendment 2, making medical marijuana legal in the Sunshine State. From the first marijuana drive-thru to ruling against the unconstitutional ban on smokable weed, Florida’s newest green industry is growing. As the industry matures, here's a breakdown of medical marijuana in the United States. By Steven Guillen South

2018-08-07T18:49:08+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Business, Lifestyle|