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Recovering his life from a senseless tragedy that caused both legs to be amputated would be an admirable goal for Javier (Javi) Perez to have achieved. He has gone well beyond that, however, in recently opening a Modern Med Center in Dadeland.

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Make plans to enjoy movies, bowling and arcade games on a grand scale in Downtown Homestead.

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Citizens gathered at the Ag Extension Center for an informative discussion by the Ag Practices Committee regarding sensitive issues that will have future bearing on the development of the South Dade area.

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Florida Blue announced that Affordable Care Act customers will have access to Lyft rides as part of the benefits package in individual health-insurance policies, beginning Feb. 1. The goal is to ensure policyholders can access needed health-care services, such as doctor’s visits, or trips to…

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Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Mary Mayhew told members of a Senate panel Tuesday that her agency will release an “invitation to negotiate” in the coming weeks and that she hopes to have a contractor on board to help carry out the state’s new Canadian drug-importation progra…

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Gov. Ron DeSantis has questioned a proposal to increase Florida’s minimum wage through the constitutional amendment process, warning about effects on the restaurant industry.

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The crowd at, and production of, the May 2018 groundbreaking ceremony for the Homestead Transit Station with Showbiz Cinema Entertainment Center were impressive. The grand opening Saturday, October 26, 2019 was even more so.

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The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued its environmental impact statement (EIS) on Florida Power & Light’s application to run Turkey Point for an additional twenty years.

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Patricia Robbins had a vision others agreed was important, but most could not imagine the sheer scope of future results. Having known financial hardship in her youth, she drew from her own personal professional success as she set about to establish Farm Share, an organization that has exceed…

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With the first “early decision” college-application deadline looming on Nov. 1 and tuition costs having more than doubled since the 1980s, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 2020’s Best College & University Rankings as well as accompanying videos, in addition to se…

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Everglades National Park just had a 40th anniversary on October 24. It’s one anniversary we’d rather not celebrate. That’s the day in 1979 when the first recorded python was caught in the park near Everglades Safari Park on Tamiami Trail.

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Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell brought together many points of view to expedite the cause of water quality, quantity and management throughout Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.

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During Tuesday night’s Florida City Commission Meeting, the committee approved the first reading of a city ordinance to approve a small-scale land use amendment, from the commercial category to a medium-high density residential category. This zoning change would take place on a 6-acre proper…

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Wednesday, on the one year anniversary of the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Storage Reservoir project being authorized by Congress, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL-18) urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to address “significant and ongoing concerns” that the…

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A 26-year-old Key Largo inmate trustee serving a 180 sentence in Monroe County jail in Marathon for a fraud conviction attempted to run away from his work detail at the Florida Keys Marathon International Airport Tuesday

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Councilwoman Jennifer Bailey and the Southwest Advisory Committee (SWAC) created the motto, “SWAC’s Got Your Back”, last year and have helped bring yet another innovative program to empower Homestead’s youth.

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t was a GRAND, Grand Opening Celebration, Friday evening, October 18th at the new Bomnin Chevrolet Dealership in Homestead as hundreds of guests filled the spacious showroom enjoying entertainment, food, assorted beverages and delicious deserts that included an unending fountain of flowing c…

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Homestead City Councilmember Elvis Maldonado formed a campaign committee on October 3 to seek the District 9 County Commission seat held by Dennis Moss since 1993.

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When Brightseasons was founded in 2017 with their mission statement of: “To help those who are going through a tough season in any way we can in the hopes they will pay it forward one day”, they also adopted the motto, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

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The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a man Monday morning who was stranded on Molasses Key overnight after his wife left in their boat with the intentions of returning, but never did as their vessel broke down sending her adrift.

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It’s a sweltering mid-August morning, and the helicopter circles 50 feet over the sawgrass. As the aircraft turns towards the left, I see my first Everglades alligator nest.

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Python Action Team has now removed 900 Burmese pythons from the wild in Florida, including a large 18 foot, 4 inch long female python – the largest ever captured by the team.

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The U.S. Congress recessed for two weeks for District work periods beginning September 30. Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D - 26th) shared time with the News Leader on a range of issues of local concern.

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Discomfort with the idea of sex trafficking is understandable. Reluctance to address the topic is something those who profit from despicable modern-day slavery use to their advantage. The very real need to raise public awareness is the basis for the previous September 20, 2019 article and th…

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On Wednesday September 25 Homestead City Council unanimously approved the final 2019-2020 City budget. The operating millage rate and final debt millage were the same as presented September 10 at the first of two budget hearings.

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Winn-Dixie introduced a remodeled store to the Key Largo community on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Located at 105300 Overseas Highway in Key Largo, they will hold a community celebration on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.