Key Biscayne candidates make their case

A half-dozen Key Biscayne residents, motivated by issues from sea-level rise to high school choice, are seeking three open Village Council seats. The candidates include: Violette de Ayala, the founder of FemCity; Allison McCormick, a former teacher; Brett Moss, the principal architect of Moss & Architecture Design Group; Katie Petros, a law office administrator; Ignacio

2016-10-01T13:47:05+00:00 September 27th, 2016|News, Pickups, Politics|

South Florida reacts to the presidential debate [Archive]

As the world watches the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, political operatives from the left, right and third parties will be giving their takes in real time. The political team of the South Florida News Service will also be providing Tweets from around South Florida -- at debate watch parties and

2016-09-27T10:57:54+00:00 September 27th, 2016|News, Politics|

Rivas Logan resumes campaigning after being ‘riled up’ over personal attacks

Democrat Ana Rivas Logan, a candidate for Florida state Senate, resumed her campaign shortly beforeTuesday's Election Day after she said personal attacks against her “riled her up.” The former Republican state representative has spent most of the past week talking to Democratic voters at precincts across Southwest Miami-Dade County, once again asking them to vote for her,

2016-11-07T08:22:39+00:00 September 1st, 2016|News, Pickups, Politics|

Miami-Dade voters explain their choices

South Florida News Service reporters, in partnership with the Miami Herald, spread out around Miami-Dade County on primary Election Day, asking voters to explain their choices. Here are a few reactions: [Posted 12:02 pm] Republican Charles Stuart voted at the Homestead Branch Library Tuesday morning. He said voting was a smooth process, noting there were

2017-01-25T16:08:25+00:00 August 30th, 2016|News, Pickups, Politics|

Florida Primary Coverage

Good morning! Today is Tuesday, Aug. 30. It is election day in Florida. Reporters from the South Florida News Service will be providing profiles of voters throughout the day both on and the Miami Herald, so check back frequently. Here's some basic election day news and information to get you started: Polls are open

2016-08-30T10:02:58+00:00 August 30th, 2016|News, Politics|

Former WNBA player seeks Dania Beach commission seat

Following a nine-year professional basketball career in the WNBA as well as in Israel and Europe, lifelong Dania Beach resident Tamara James is now taking a shot for a seat on the City Commission, squaring off against four other candidates for three open seats. Though she has not held elected office before, James, 32, is

2017-06-03T11:34:12+00:00 July 1st, 2016|News, Politics|

Passion flower sculptures about to bloom in Coral Gables

Two flower-like sculptures on Segovia Street, one more than 30-feet high, are scheduled to be unveiled this summer, the first public artwork commissioned by Coral Gables since the 1920s. The majority of the funding for the art installation, or $1 million, was provided by the city's Neighborhood Renaissance Program. Another $40,000 was given by the

2016-06-30T18:37:28+00:00 June 30th, 2016|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle, News, Politics|

Miami Springs approves four hotels on Northwest 36th Street, sparking concerns about traffic, development

Miami Springs officials recently approved four hotel projects – all within a mile of one another and adjacent to Miami International Airport – causing some residents to complain the City Council is ignoring traffic and development concerns in this 3-square-mile town. Residents lined up during the June 13 meeting to urge the Council to shut down its

2016-06-29T10:46:00+00:00 June 29th, 2016|Business, News, Politics|

South Miami calls for gun restrictions in wake of Orlando shooting

In the wake of the Pulse nightclub shooting, the South Miami City Commission unanimously passed a resolution calling on the Florida state legislature to prohibit the sale and possession of “rapid fire and high power” weapons. Prior to the June 21 vote, Commissioner Gabriel Edmond referenced the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut that

2016-10-01T13:48:37+00:00 June 28th, 2016|News, Pickups, Politics, Public Safety|

Construction in downtown Coral Gables brings mixed feelings

Though city leaders tout the significant downtown development plans in progress for this Mediterranean-style city – a decade in the making – Coral Gables business owners worry about what a protracted construction period will do for their bottom lines. Officials say the project will transform the Miracle Mile and Giralda Avenue, the city’s most vibrant

2016-06-16T10:04:39+00:00 June 16th, 2016|Business, Food & Dining, News, Politics|