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|

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|

Hanging Halloween decoration sparks mistaken Trump backlash

A hanging Halloween decoration in Kendall sparked a furious -- and mistaken -- backlash in part due to its juxtaposition to a sign supporting President-elect Donald Trump. Mark Tejedor, 28, put up Halloween decorations in his front yard after a four-year hiatus. But some of the decorations – involving two figures tied up in a

2016-11-12T17:52:20+00:00 November 11th, 2016|Lifestyle, News, Public Safety|

The millennial voter: Two perspectives

From snarky remarks exchanged on the debate stage, to grab-her-by-the-pussy “locker room talk,” to an FBI investigation regarding the improper use of a private email server, this election season has been untraditional, to say the least. More than 18 months ago, as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump introduced themselves and their solutions to the nation,

2016-11-10T14:29:45+00:00 November 6th, 2016|News, Public Safety|

¿Habla letrero? Spanish-speaking drivers struggle with highway signs

While on Florida's roads and highways, drivers follow -- or ignore -- signs in English and English alone. That includes the large electronic signs on I-95 and elsewhere warning of accidents, reminding motorists to use their turn signals or use their headlights in the rain. But in Miami-Dade County, more than 72 percent of residents speak

2016-11-06T17:39:09+00:00 November 4th, 2016|News, Public Safety|