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Officials at all levels, school administrators, teachers, parents, and yes, students, are looking at when Miami-Dade schools would normally start August 24, 2020. Miami-Dade County’s plan is to use a, “A Comprehensive, Informed Approach”, as work groups have been convened and intense discuss…

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Homestead Council held a marathon meeting Wednesday July 22 to deal with deferred land use issues, proposed charter review questions, and a potential massive damage claim against City property policy.

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The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County (DOH-Monroe) has received laboratory confirmation of one additional case of Dengue fever. All indications of this infection show that it was locally acquired. This individual received medical treatment and is expected to make a full recovery.

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With COVID-19 continuing to ravage the country and specifically South Florida, many residents have struggled to find relief in getting their required services and basic necessities, as a result of the economic downturn the pandemic has created.

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Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum emerged last week from self-imposed political exile with a social media post addressing depression and alcoholism after a March incident involving a man who reportedly overdosed in a South Beach hotel room.

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Anyone who plans to participate in catching lobster in Monroe County during the two day season — which runs from 12:01 a.m. July 29 to 11:59 p.m. July 30 — should make sure to familiarize themselves with both state law and with local ordinances in the Florida Keys. Details and information ca…

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Graduation ceremonies have been disrupted throughout the country as schools and families have found alternative ways to celebrate. Then there are situations where the student wasn’t available for festivities.

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How to increase testing has been an issue since the early weeks of COVID-19 shutdowns.  The added sites and drive-thru options have helped, yet there are many who have no access to a car. Saturday, July 18, 2020, approximately 300 individuals went through the Florida City Centro Campesino fa…

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On Tuesday morning, July 21, Monroe County Mayor Heather Carruthers and the Board of County Commissioners held an over three hour emergency virtual special meeting, via Zoom, to discuss the continuing spike in cases of COVID-19, whether to ask the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commi…

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Most Babyboomers recall how tricky it was to get the sound right from the speaker hanging inside the car window in order to hear the movie at the drive-in theater. At their peak in the 1960s, there were approximately 4,000 drive-ins, ultimately dwindling to less than 400 over the decades. An…

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Homestead Council met virtually as a Committee of the Whole on Tuesday July 14.  The agenda included setting the City’s 2021 operating millage rate based on a proposed budget discussed at the July 9 workshop. Like many government units, Homestead faces a revenue shortfall because of COVID re…

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The number of Florida corrections workers known to be infected with COVID-19 has more than doubled during the past month, prompting state officials to launch emergency plans at two prisons where there are significant staffing shortages.

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On Friday the 10th of July, the South Dade Chamber of Commerce delivered boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to Florida City, Homestead, and Cutler Bay Police

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The most recent reversal of Miami-Dade County to once again close dine-in service at restaurants came with little notice and big impact. 

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The Fourth of July, Independence Day, may not have come this year with customary big celebrations. There was, however, freedom gained for almost 100 farm animals held under horrible conditions.

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As Democrats inch closer to having real power in the Florida Senate for the first time in nearly three decades, political leaders and donor checkbooks are focused on a South Florida swing seat.

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Distributing masks and information helps maintain a healthy workforce, preserve food supply chains and keep incomes flowing for individuals and businesses.

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This joint statement was issued by: U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, State Senator Annette Taddeo, State Senator Jose Javier Rodriguez, State Rep. Kionne McGhee, State Rep. Javier Fernandez, County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, County Commissioner Dennis Moss, Florida City Mayor Otis W…

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Monroe County continues to monitor the status of COVID-19 cases and hospital capacities in conjunction with the Florida Department of Health in Monroe County and local municipalities. The County is also closely monitoring Miami-Dade’s increasing protective measures and corresponding local impacts.

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Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday he will send about 100 medical personnel --- mostly nurses --- to South Florida to help with the surge of COVID-19

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Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law Tuesday measures that include bigger fines for dumping pollutants into waterways and new rules for septic tanks and agricultural runoff, though environmentalists said the rules don’t go far enough.

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Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department is hiring Seasonal Program Assistants. Applicants should possess leadership, interpersonal skills and the ability to build a collaborative and positive environment in Miami-Dade County Parks’ facilities.