Miami Dade electronic highway signs: English only

Though Miami-Dade County is home to the nation’s largest Cuban, Colombian, Honduran and Peruvian communities, one would never know it by reading the electronic signs on the highways. Close to 1 million signs are spread throughout the county to “assure the safe and efficient flow of pedestrian and vehicular traffic,” according to the Traffic Signals

2017-10-10T13:43:07+00:00 October 10th, 2017|News, Politics, Public Safety|

New Routes and App for North Miami Beach Trolley

North Miami Beach recently improved its trolley service by way of added routes and a tracking app, city officials said. What was originally a one-route service has now turned into three routes for the retro-looking trolleys. Though the exterior looks like a vintage mode of transportation, each offers Wi-Fi and is equipped with surveillance cameras.

2017-07-06T10:58:49+00:00 July 6th, 2017|News, Public Safety|

Officials urge residents to prep for above-average hurricane season

As they face down an above-average hurricane season, South Florida residents need to be especially prepared this year, officials said. A report released in late May by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration states  that this year’s hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, is expected to be especially heavy, with as

2017-06-24T11:18:26+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|News, Public Safety|

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

2017-06-22T11:36:18+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|News, Politics, Public Safety|

Seeking humans for “furrever” homes in North Miami Beach

Dayle Fragin held a three-dog leash in a tight grip on a recent Saturday as she talked to a child petting the salt-and-pepper Schnauzer at her side. She has six at home, all of which she’s adopted from the Humane Society’s Adoption Clinic in North Miami Beach. After retiring from her job as a Liberty

2017-07-05T16:12:51+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle, News, Pickups, Public Safety|

Sweetwater cops fundraising for disabled services organization

Off-duty Sweetwater police officers are serving customers at the Texas Roadhouse on Flagler Street Tuesday evening from 4-10 p.m. as part of the department's second annual “Tip-A-Cop” fundraiser. The event is part of Sweetwater Police Department’s “community oriented policing” initiative, said Manuel Saavedra, a neighborhood resource officer. Officers are paired with servers, he said, and tips

2017-05-30T18:52:01+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Food & Dining, Lifestyle, News, Public Safety|

El antisemitismo tambien golpea al sur de la Florida

“El pueblo judío tiene un Ph.D. en sufrimiento”, dice Mario Rojzman, rabino de Beth Torah Rok Campus, en Aventura, al referirse a los cientos de ataques a cementerios y amenazas sufridos por esa comunidad en las últimas semanas en varios estados de la unión americana. La Florida no es la excepción. El pasado martes, la

2017-03-10T11:23:26+00:00 March 10th, 2017|News, Noticias, Politics, Public Safety|

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|