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Friday 10/19/2018
Help for the Homeless

Multiple local and county agencies work to find services and shelter for those living on the street

Posted: October 19, 2018
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Thursday 10/11/2018
A 69 Year Homestead Tradition

Boy Scout Troop 69 is holding its 69th Annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser at the Scout Hut on Plummer Drive, between 152 Ave and 157 Ave., this Saturday, Oct.13th from 4:30 -7:30 pm.

Updated: October 15, 2018 - 9:25 am
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Friday 10/05/2018
Dade County Farm Bureau Honors Dimare Family

Tuesday morning began with dark skies and rain. But that changed into South Florida sunshine just in time for a sold out crowd at the Women’s Club of Homestead

Posted: October 05, 2018
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Familiar and New Faces for the Chamber Board

he sold-out crowd at the Hampton Inn for the South Dade Chamber of Commerce Installation Luncheon had plenty to applaud about Thursday September 27, 2018. Corey Gold, outgoing Chairman, expressed his appreciation to board members and the Chamber staff for a year that brought several changes, to include relocation of the Chamber back to Krome Avenue in the heart of the downtown revitalization effort.

Posted: October 05, 2018
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Thursday 09/27/2018
South Dade to Get New Transit System….finally

“Don’t Call Them Buses. It’s a Rapid Transit System.  (I think) that’s where we need to change the narrative.”

Posted: September 27, 2018
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Journeyman for Peace Stops in Florida City

It started out in India on May 27, 2004, two weeks after Somen Debnath received his Bachelors Degree in Zoology from the University of Calcutta.

Updated: September 28, 2018 - 11:51 am
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Friday 09/21/2018
Save the Keys and the Planet, One Straw at a Time

Growing up in the Jamaican town of Ocho Rios, Renaldo Graham planted yams on his father’s farm.   Now he’s looking after the planet in another way.

Updated: September 24, 2018 - 10:55 am
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Francois Shines, South Dade Powers Past Homestead 27-7

Posted: September 21, 2018
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Friday 09/14/2018
Golden Years Fulfilled at Golden Circle

We all look forward to retirement but fear the pitfalls of the “Golden Years,” however, many seniors are taking advantage of their leisure time by becoming members of the Golden Circle.

Posted: September 14, 2018
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A New Era of Progress

Rising out of the dust of Homestead’s past are many new initiatives contributing to Homestead’s future.

Posted: September 14, 2018
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Friday 09/07/2018
Rubio, Nelson release statement on Florida Agriculture in New Trade Deal with Mexico

As the U.S. works to finalize today’s announced deal with Mexico, U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) renewed their calls with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to protect Florida growers in a final agreement.

Updated: September 07, 2018 - 9:46 am
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“Steady” Growth and Prosperity

Mayor Otis Wallace and Vice-Mayor R.S. Shiver have worked together for three decades, for the benefit of Florida City citizens, businesses and community.

Updated: September 07, 2018 - 9:45 am
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Feds Invest $32 Million to Help Florida Businesses and Communities Rebuild in Wake of Hurricane Irma

This week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $32 million grant to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to fund the state’s Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) program, which, in turn will help businesses rebuild following the destruction caused Hurricane Irma.

Posted: September 07, 2018
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Differing Opinions as Miami-Dade Moves Forward with SMART Plan for South Dade

The Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) has selected a Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) to move forward with the first leg of the six-corridor Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) Plan.

Posted: September 07, 2018
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Tuesday 09/04/2018
New Upper Keys Center on the Horizon for FKCC

With the acquisition of a 2.12-acre Key Largo property, Florida Keys Community College made an historic step in its goal to expand services to the residents and industries in northern Monroe County. The College closed on the purchase of the property on Tuesday and now owns the long-sought site of the future FKCC Upper Keys Center.

Posted: September 04, 2018
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Friday 08/31/2018
Double-Digit Cut Proposed for Workers Comp Rates

The National Council on Compensation Insurance, which proposes rates each year for workers’ compensation insurers, made a filing Monday with Florida regulators that calls for an average 13.4 percent rate decrease starting in January.

Posted: August 31, 2018
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Fight for Fair Trade Continues

The fight for our domestic food supply and the Southeastern American Farmers is ignored in the renegotiation of NAFTA, placing our local and state farming industry on the endangered species list, again.

Updated: August 31, 2018 - 9:31 am
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Celebrating Labor Day

This Monday, September 3rd, we will celebrate the annual holiday of Labor Day. This holiday is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. These hard-working men and woman have brought about the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

Updated: August 31, 2018 - 9:33 am
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Thursday 08/30/2018
Curbelo Addresses South Dade Chamber

Most people who pop a DVD into a player to watch a movie hit the “fast forward” function to go past the warning about copyright  infringement/violation. It may seem unimportant unless you look at statistics like, “Intellectual property supports more than $6 trillion in U.S. GDP, 81 industries, and more than 45 million jobs.”

Posted: August 30, 2018
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Monday 08/27/2018
When will we see NAFTA 2.0

Negotiations between two of three countries represented in the 24-year old NAFTA agreement seems to be coming to a conclusion, as farmers and agriculture businesses throughout South Dade continue to anxiously await positive change.

Updated: August 27, 2018 - 11:22 am
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