For almost 24 years, Mr. Woodrow Jackson has been serving up ribs and chicken at Sir Woody’s Old Fashioned BBQ.
Miami Dade County Commissioners voted nine to three at a hearing September 10 to refer a request for expansion of the Urban Development Boundary (UDB) to state agency review. The state has thirty days to consider the issue before County Commissioners can make a final decision.
Homestead City Council accepted the proposed millage rate for ad valorem taxes for fiscal 2021-2022 that would not raise taxes for City property owners.
Southern Command’s Joint Task Force Haiti (JTF-H) completed its mission of assisting US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Haiti in providing humanitarian support to the victims of the August 14 earthquake on September 2.
Homestead City Council sitting as the Board of the Community Redevelopment Authority (CRA) approved the 2021-2022 budget of $6,777,220. This is nearly $2.5 million larger than last year’s budget due to the addition of unused funds from last year.
On Friday, September 10, Homestead Miami Speedway was the site of Special Operations Command South’s (SOCSOUTH) annual 9/11 Memorial Run. Beginning at 6 o’clock in the morning and lasting for 9 hours and 11 minutes over 300 military members, civilians, family members and guests participated …
Although he probably didn’t originate the phrase, President Ronald Reagan often said, “We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”
The Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources, Division of Environmental Resources Management (RER-DERM), continues its response to the fish kill that occurred around the area of the 79th Street Basin.
The Florida Department of Health faces two more challenges over a rule aimed at preventing school mask man dates, with the Miami-Dade County School Board, the NAACP and other parties saying the department did not have a legal basis for the rule.
The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) received approval for $211 million for upcoming capital improvement projects just one month before the department begins its ninth year of system improvements/upgrades as part of its Capital Improvement Program (CIP).
South Florida residents seeking science-based information about genetically modified mosquitoes can access a new, online resource from University of Florida scientists at the UF/IFAS Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory.
Florida reported 10,162 new COVID-19 cases Monday, the lowest number since July 19 and the first time under 11,000 since July 25, according to numbers posted Tuesday on the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
During the first six months of 2021, more than 6,250 “unaccompanied alien minors” were transported to Florida by the federal government and released to sponsors with little oversight, Gov. Ron DeSantis said.
Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried on Monday urged people to purchase Florida-grown blueberries, strawberries and other produce to help counter what she described as “unfair foreign trade practices” by Mexico.
In last week’s South Dade News Leader, we covered the creation of Joint Task Force Haiti (JTF-H) to command and control the United States Military efforts providing humanitarian aid to Haiti in the wake of the August 14th earthquake.
Homestead’s primary election on Tuesday, October 5 will include candidates for Mayor and for each of three City Council seats. The qualifying period for these offices closes on Friday September 3.
This Labor Day weekend the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over national effort to reduce drunk driving.
The weather for Wednesday, August 25, was pleasant for a summer afternoon in more ways than one for those who will reside in Fair Oaks Apartments. District Eight Commissioner Danielle Cohen Higgins and representatives from Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava’s office were joined by …
To raise critical awareness and destigmatize conversations around mental health issues such as depression and suicide, Miami-Dade County Mayor Levine Cava's office is partnering with the Dr. Brandt Foundation to shed light on these topics in support of September’s National Suicide Prevention Month.
Three mainland motorcyclists were arrested after fleeing from Deputies on U.S. 1 Sunday afternoon.
The heads of some Florida universities are reminding students and faculty that campus leaders’ “hands are tied” when it comes to taking steps to try to curb the spread of COVID-19 and are trying to work around limitations as the academic year is underway.
The John G. Salley American Legion Post 43 is honoring the 13 service members killed at the Kabul airport with a Fallen Comrade Table set for 13.
When Haiti was struck with an earthquake measuring at 7.2 early on the morning of August 14th, the United States quickly began a humanitarian response.
Miami-Dade County and The Office of New Americans (ONA) today released a new report providing key details on how immigrants power the local economy. While immigrants comprise most of Miami-Dade’s essential workers, critical during the pandemic, they will be key to economic recovery by playin…
In another transition of local businesses, esidents accustomed to seeing the Richard’s Tractors signs on Campbell Drive may have noticed a change as the Everglades Equipment Group has added Homestead to be their Miami-Dade County location.
When Jodi Nerney and her team from Veterans of Foreign Wars Arrant-Smith Post 4127, began planning the 2021 Freedom Walk to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the horror of the September 9, 2001 attacks, no one could have imagined it would take place against the backdrop of the recent uphea…
Special weekend event Aug. 27 and 28, with extended hours, giveaways and food trucks aims to get more pets adopted into caring homes while helping reduces the number of shelter pets waiting for loving families.
The past few years have been challenging on currently experiencing serious drought in some of its key agricultural regions in California, the upper Midwest, and the Southeast.
Although there is still some work to be done, the College of the Florida Keys (CFK) did celebrate the grand opening of the new Upper Keys Center in Key Largo, Monday, August 5, 2021.
Two Miami men were arrested Sunday night after thousands of dollars in cash, large amounts of marijuana and illegally harvested lobsters were found following a traffic stop.
Like so many, Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho wanted the 2021-2022 school year to be less impacted by the intense COVID-19 challenges of the past year.
Florida reported another 21,669 new COVID-19 infections and seven deaths on Monday, according to data posted Tuesday by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since the start of the pandemic in early 2020, Florida has had 2,955,098 COVID-19 infections and 41,130 deaths.
Miami-Dade County’s Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) announces new transit rates for transfers and Special Transportation Services (STS), and introduces a new monthly parking pass option. Beginning September 1, transfers from bus to rail (and vice versa) will be free, cir…
Months overdue, key U.S. Census numbers were released Thursday that will allow Florida lawmakers to begin the process of redrawing congressional and legislative districts for the state’s 21.5 million residents.
More than 300,000 full-time students and 60,000 faculty and staff are returning to Florida’s 12 public universities for fall semester over the next week as “normal, pre-pandemic operations” resume with in-person classes and campus events proceeding without mask mandates or vaccine requirements.
Twelve young men from South Miami-Dade County were recently recognized for their academic achievements in high school during a tumultuous year that was marked by a world-wide pandemic, school closures, and virtual learning.
A University of Florida scientist has published an in-depth look at the insect responsible for infecting more than a dozen species of palm trees worldwide, including the official state tree, with a deadly disease known as lethal bronzing.
Whether it’s the student going from kindergarten to first grade or the senior who has many decisions to make about what comes after graduation, Thursday, August 12, 2021 is the day Monroe County schools begin classes for the 2021-2022 year. There are of course questions and concern about COV…