Tourists, locals need to watch pollution in Biscayne Bay

Winter in South Florida means one thing, tourists. But visitors trying to escape the cold and catch some sun may want to think twice before going for a swim, or at least check with Waterkeepers’ Swim Guide app. On Dec. 3, just in time for Art Basel, a contractor broke

2018-12-11T09:27:48+00:00 December 26th, 2018|Business, Enviroment, News, Politics, Public Safety|

Lake Okeechobee spraying remains controversial

The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, in collaboration with several counties surrounding Lake Okeechobee, has been spraying the lake with herbicide to help mitigate invasive growth. The spraying, however, has remained controversial. “I think what they’re doing to the lake is absolutely atrocious,” said Mike Krause, a fisherman who’s lived in Okeechobee for

2018-12-10T17:03:04+00:00 December 17th, 2018|Business, Enviroment, Featured, News, Politics|

Miami Beach businesses joining plastic free pledge

Miami Beach officials are pushing to get more businesses on board with the city’s plastic-free pledge which they say will protect the environment. According to a press release sent by city officials, nearly eight million metric tons of plastic end up in the ocean each year and which kills 100 million marine animals annually.

2019-01-14T11:24:16+00:00 December 13th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Business, Enviroment, Lifestyle, News|

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|