Two incumbents and a newcomer compete for two Golden Beach Town Council seats

Two incumbents and one challenger are running for two council seats in Golden Beach, a 1.8-square-mile town just south of Broward County. Incumbents Bernard Einstein and Judy Lusskin are on the ballot with 26-year-old newcomer Jaime Mendal. The three are running for two council seats. The two candidates with the most votes on Tuesday win;

2017-02-16T18:32:53+00:00 February 16th, 2017|News, Pickups, Politics|

FIU, UM academics deal with impacts of travel ban

In Miami-Dade County, the impact of President Donald Trump's executive order regarding the citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations may be most keenly felt on college campuses, where Ph.D. candidates and professors are scrambling to continue their research in the aftermath of the travel ban.  Mohammad Ali Faghihi, a professor in the college of medicine at the

2017-02-09T19:41:42+00:00 February 9th, 2017|News, Politics, Public Safety|

Downtown businesses weather protests following inauguration

Owners and employees in downtown Miami gave mixed reviews to the protests in the area following the inauguration of President Donald Trump, some saying it has hurt while others saying it has helped their businesses. Brian Roth, an employee for Frozen Mango, said Friday was slower than usual due to the demonstrations. “I don’t think the helicopters

2017-01-23T16:01:16+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Business, News, Politics|

[Video] Women’s March in Miami

[Veronica Bayona] The women’s march in Washington D.C has sprung a domino affect across the nation. And today the South Florida community comes together as they stand against oppression and discrimination. Right here, at the women’s rally in Bayfront Park [Miravida Lorzano] “Not one particular rally is ever going to make one difference, but I

2017-01-23T16:18:12+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|News, Politics, Video/Audio|

Thousands attend South Florida women’s rights rally

More than 10,000 people attended an equal-rights gathering at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami Saturday, coinciding with the Women’s March on Washington and hundreds of others across the nation and world. Many, if not most, of the attendees of the Women’s Rally of South Florida said they were protesting the inauguration of President Trump, whose

2017-01-23T19:58:47+00:00 January 22nd, 2017|News, Politics, Public Safety|

Storify: Locals weigh in about President Trump’s inauguration

While most of the world is focused on Washington, D.C. for the inauguration of Donald Trump, the staff of the South Florida News Service decided to do something different: How is our region and our communities reacting to the day? Follow along in real time as we provide links to stories, updates and Tweets across

2017-01-20T10:56:05+00:00 January 20th, 2017|News, Politics, Roundups|

Local governments approve paid parental leave for employees

Miami Beach recently introduced paid parental leave for all city employees, following the lead of other municipalities in the area, including Doral and Miami-Dade County. The initiative passed in Miami Beach at the end of October and went into effect on Nov. 2, according to Comissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez, who brought it before the City Commission.

2016-12-15T11:43:39+00:00 December 12th, 2016|News, Politics|

Death of a dictator: Miami reacts to Castro’s passing [Audio]

LIZANDRA PORTAL: On November 25th, 2016, the Cuban government announced the death of their former President, Fidel Castro. For many Cuban exiles living in Miami, Friday was a day to rejoice after more than 50 years of oppression on the island. Hundreds of Cuban exiles marched down the famous Calle Ocho in Miami waving Cuban

2016-12-11T11:00:13+00:00 November 27th, 2016|News, Politics, Video/Audio|

FIU’s Cubans react to Fidel Castro’s death

Thousands of Cubans throughout Miami-Dade and elsewhere celebrated the death of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro on Saturday, some between study sessions at Florida International University. Students at the college’s main campus near Sweetwater are preparing for upcoming final exams and projects, but some said they were distracted by the news of the longtime dictator’s death. “I

2017-04-04T16:52:03+00:00 November 25th, 2016|Education, News, Politics|