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Los estudiantes ayudan a bajar las donaciones. (Foto por Grthel Delgado / SFNS)

Artistas de Miami reúnen ayuda para México y Puerto Rico

Septiembre de 2017 será recordado por sus huracanes y terremotos, pero también por la cantidad de personas que han respondido a estas catástrofes, entregando lo que tienen a su alcance para levantar otra vez a los pueblos de México y Puerto Rico. Este domingo, dos eventos en Doral convocaron a cientos de personas que hicieron de la jornada una muestra ...

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DACA’s impact on South Florida [Video]

The announcement by the Trump Administration on Sept. 5 to end the Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, sent shockwaves throughout the country and particularly in South Florida. What are the legal issues involved and who is being affected? — Produced and edited by Camila Venero and Yannah Monasteros for Prof. Kate MacMillian 

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Doris Fuentes realiza un inventario de los suministros a enviar a Puerto Rico. (Foto por María Becerra Herrera / SFNS)

Boricuas se movilizan para ayudar a su pueblo

Manos voluntarias no faltaron para recoger, clasificar y empacar los donativos que llegaban sin parar a un parqueadero en la calle Taft del condado de Broward este sábado. Cientos de personas de todas las nacionalidades aunque en su mayoría boricuas, acudieron a entregar cualquier ayuda que sus bolsillos pudieran solventar para los damnificados del huracán María en Puerto Rico, que ...

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State officials respond to Everglades flooding [Video]

Flooding in the Everglades is a serious problems, says  Fish and Wildlife Commissioner “Alligator” Ron Bergeron. Almost everything — mammals, birds, fish and plants — has been affected, and negatively so. He also speaks about the steps being taken to limit the damage which includes back-pumping water and opening the Tamiami Canal. — Camila Venero for Prof. Kate MacMillin 

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Palmetto Bay Village Hall (SFNS / Jesse Scheckner)

Palmetto Bay to consider high school internships in business, local government

High school honors students in Palmetto Bay may soon be able to intern for businesses and in local government in exchange for school credit or cash. Palmetto Bay Education Advisory Committee chair Diane Quick and members Debby Hitchins, Greg Zawyer and Erica Watts voted unanimously on May 31 to recommend that the Palmetto Bay Village Council consider adopting two internship ...

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Fence headaches in Surfside

A Surfside resident, who has waited for four months to get approval from board members to install a fence — and is still waiting — said she feels town officials dragged their feet. Elena Rodriguez recently moved from downtown Miami to Surfside. She renovated the home at 500 Surfside Blvd., completing most work in February 2017. However, an essential component was missing. “I ...

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Cuban native helps fellow Spanish speakers prep for U.S. citizenship test

Every Tuesday at 6:15 p.m., the North Miami Beach Public Library offers a free class to help people prepare for the American citizenship test. At the head of the class stands Cuban-native teacher, Yalilys “Lily” Pérez. She came to Miami in 2006 and became a citizen on 2012. “I know what the whole process is like, which is very difficult ...

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Attendees at the Haitian Heritage Month in North Miami. (Photo by Briana Boone / SFNS)

North Miami celebrates Haitian Flag Day at MOCA

Haitian flags flew high in North Miami as the city celebrated Haitian Heritage Month with several cultural events at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The city-sponsored happenings at the museum in May, located on the corner of Northeast 125th Street and Northwest 8th Avenue, included musical performances and Haitian vendors serving food native to several regions of Haiti. Themed “No ...

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Sweetwater City Hall. (Photo courtesy Miami Herald)

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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