Tourists, locals need to watch pollution in Biscayne Bay

Winter in South Florida means one thing, tourists. But visitors trying to escape the cold and catch some sun may want to think twice before going for a swim, or at least check with Waterkeepers’ Swim Guide app. On Dec. 3, just in time for Art Basel, a contractor broke

2019-02-04T11:17:51+00:00December 26th, 2018|Business, Enviroment, Export, News, Politics, Public Safety|

“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

2019-02-04T11:51:10+00:00October 25th, 2018|Export, 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+00:00October 23rd, 2018|News, Public Safety|

Learning how to be a foster parent in South Dade

Prospective foster parents met at the South Dade Regional Library on Tuesday evening to talk to experts from Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe about how to get involved. A number of current foster parents also showed up, saying they were looking for a refresher. Shamar Turner, a social worker and manager

2019-02-04T11:51:51+00:00October 12th, 2018|Education, Export, 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+00:00June 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+00:00June 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+00:00May 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

2019-02-04T11:56:53+00:00May 19th, 2018|Education, Export, News, Public Safety|