“Walk For Freedom” in West Palm Beach [Photo essay]

“Walk For Freedom,” a march for sex trafficking and slavery awareness, was held in downtown West Palm Beach last Saturday. Hope for Freedom hosted the event. The nonprofit based in Palm Beach Gardens helps women and men that have been trafficked or raped in Palm Beach County, though organizers said its clients are overwhelmingly

2018-11-05T19:02:38+00:00 October 25th, 2018|News, Photos, Politics, Public Safety|

Student Talkback: Do You Feel Safe on Campus?

In the past year, shootings and assaults on campuses across the nation have made many students, staff and faculty wonder if they are safe. Active shooter trainings have become a norm, and an assault on two Mast Academy High School students took place last month on Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay campus. SFNS asked

2018-10-23T16:30:48+00:00 October 23rd, 2018|News, Public Safety|

AIDS Health Foundation to move Biscayne location to larger facility to deal with high demand

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) will be moving its busiest testing center in Miami-Dade County to a larger location in order to meet its needs, said Michael Kahane, the organization's Southern Region bureau chief. “We are relocating to a larger facility a few blocks away because it has outgrown its current location,” said Kahane. “We identify

2018-06-30T22:42:54+00:00 June 30th, 2018|News, Public Safety|

Miami Rescue Mission relocating its women & children’s center to bigger facility

Miami Rescue Mission’s Center for Women & Children is being moved to a larger facility to accommodate the growing number of single women and mothers seeking aid, said Lianner Navarro, the community development associate for the not-for-profit. The organization recently sold the 40-bed facility in Wynwood and is currently in the midst of transitioning to

2018-06-09T10:30:10+00:00 June 7th, 2018|News, Public Safety|

Broward high schoolers stage event about school shootings

Students from various Broward high schools gathered Friday night at the Miramar Cultural Center to address the school shootings in Parkland and Santa Fe, Texas. Poets, singers and debaters took part in Broward Speaks, an event that channeled the Never Again movement through the arts. Amy Nguyen, a 17-year-old junior who is a member of

2018-08-05T18:03:18+00:00 May 28th, 2018|News, Parkland, Public Safety|

Pembroke Pines Commissioner hosted presentation educating families growing up in digital world

Pembroke Pines Commissioner Iris Siple hosted a free showing of the award-winning documentary “Screenagers.” as part of an initiative to inform parents and students about the dangers of growing up in a world filled with technology. The second in a series of presentations, the city held “Raising Positive Children: Growing Up In A Digital Age” May

2018-05-19T10:55:55+00:00 May 19th, 2018|Education, News, Public Safety|

FIU’s risk assessment laboratory tests ecotox all around us

Graduate student Abraham Smith studies the stressors on organisms in the environment and gives researchers a better understanding of ecotoxicology. Under the Center for Aquatic Chemistry and the Environment program (CREST), Dr. Rand and Dr. Crowl conduct tests of chemical and temperature stressors such as UV light and copper. By Orianna Cardoza South Florida News Service

2018-05-17T15:53:34+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Enviroment, News, Public Safety, Video/Audio|