Tim Schaffer, David Singer compete for Palmetto Bay Village Council seat

In contrast to the vice mayor position, the race for the District 2 council seat in Palmetto Bay has been relatively devoid of drama. The candidates are Tim Schaffer, the incumbent and owner of a financial services firm and David Singer, CFO and CEO of Berkowitz Development Group. In the main dust-up of the campaign, Palmetto

2016-10-21T16:24:26+00:00 October 20th, 2016|News, Pickups, Politics|

Palmetto Bay vice mayor candidate trade barbs, plans

With less than a month before election day, candidates for vice mayor in Palmetto Bay have engaged in a war of words over fitness for office, potentially overshadowing their relatively similar policy differences. The candidates include: John E. DuBois, the incumbent and head of a telecommunications company, Erica Watts, the PTA president of Coral Reef

2016-10-20T12:41:19+00:00 October 20th, 2016|News, Pickups, Politics|

Live coverage of the third and final presidential debate [Archive]

[Editor's note: This is an archive of a piece that run during the third presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. The debate was held on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus.] [View the story "Final Thoughts On The Final Debate" on Storify]

2016-10-20T12:42:33+00:00 October 20th, 2016|News, Politics|

Belen Jesuit alumni Curbelo, Garcia debate at alma mater for congressional seat

A raucous Thursday night congressional debate focused on deep policy differences included a striking note of similarity: both candidates and the moderator were alumni of the venue, Belen Jesuit Preparatory in southwest Miami. Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo, class of 1998, and Democratic challenger Joe Garcia, class of 1982, went head-to-head at the Belen Roca Theater

2016-10-14T18:20:18+00:00 October 14th, 2016|Education, News, Politics|

Hialeah Gardens Middle School receives Gold STEM designation

Acknowledging its leadership in mathematics and technology education, Miami-Dade district officials recently awarded a Hialeah Gardens school Gold STEM designation. This is the first year Miami-Dade County Public Schools is providing the designation. Though several received STEM honors, Hialeah Gardens is the only middle school to receive the Gold level. An official recognition ceremony is

2016-10-14T11:20:47+00:00 October 14th, 2016|Education, News|

Pinecrest mayoral candidate unopposed, four run for two council seats

The village of Pinecrest has produced a diverse group of candidates, both in age and occupation, this election season. Former Councilman Joe Corradino is running unopposed for mayor. He is an urban planner with his own planning and engineering firm. Current Mayor Cindy Lerner has reached the end of her second term and, according to

2016-10-08T14:32:46+00:00 October 10th, 2016|News, Pickups, Politics|

South Miami: New City Hall and rule changes for development projects on ballot

South Miami is asking voters to consider four measures on the Nov. 8 ballot, including an advisory vote on building a new City Hall and new voting rules for affordable housing and downtown development projects. The first measure deals with updates to South Miami’s charter. South Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard said several parts need to

2017-01-25T16:05:18+00:00 October 4th, 2016|News, Pickups, Politics|

Colombian diaspora votes on FARC peace deal

Colombians rejected their president’s peace accord with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), in a referendum Sunday, leaving the nation and the world in great uncertainty about the future. Peace talks between the nation’s president Juan Manuel Santos and the 52-year-old rebel group began in August of 2012 and were carried out largely in

2016-10-11T15:41:37+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|News, Politics|

Cuban-American fans say goodbye to Jose Fernandez [Audio]

LIZANDRA PORTAL: Miami Marlins fans paid respects to their beloved opening pitcher, Jose Fernandez, at the public mass that was held at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Westchester. Fernandez’s story was an example of the American Dream come true for many of his Cuban American fans. To them, he was a son, a brother, a

2016-12-11T13:50:59+00:00 October 1st, 2016|News, Public Safety, Sports, Video/Audio|

North Miami urges Obama Administration to stop deportation of Haitians

North Miami’s mayor held a news conference Wednesday morning urging the Obama administration to reconsider its recent policy change calling for the deportation of Haitian migrants arriving in the United States. “You cannot target a particular ethnic group and decide that you are not going to let them in when thousands of other ethnic people from

2016-09-29T14:57:19+00:00 September 29th, 2016|News, Politics, Public Safety|