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In our first article based on an interview with the new Commander of Special Operations Command South (SOCSOUTH) we learned about Rear Admiral Davids and his background. This article will cover the organization and its mission.

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Multiple press releases were sent from Miami-Dade County Public Schools during the challenging first week of virtual classes. What were initially believed to be connectivity issues Monday, August 31, 2020 with the distance learning platform, My School Online (MSO), were identified as being c…

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Homestead City Council was busy Tuesday September 8, considering the new CRA budget, discussing a proposed tax millage rate, examining staff’s City budget, and conducting the business of its monthly COW meeting.

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On Friday September 4th, Homestead’s Military Affairs Council (MAC) partnered with Farm Share to hold a food distribution focused on military families and veterans. With volunteers coming from the MAC, the Marine Corps League, VFW Post 4127, SOCSOUTH, 482 Fighter Wing, the Homestead Air Rese…

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On July24th, Special Operations Command South (SOCSOUTH), located on Homestead Air Reserve Base, underwent a change of Commanding Officers. Army Major General Antonio Fletcher departed after 2 years in command to become the Deputy Director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency at Fort Belvo…

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On Sept. 1st the Homestead Military Affairs Council (MAC) organized a birthday salute to a local 101-year-old World War II veteran. Secundino Tosado who resides in a local assisted living facility, was born September 1st, 1919 in Camuy, Puerto Rico.

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Kern Carpenter and Sam Accursio, both third-generation South Dade farmers, have shared a lot of different experiences. Talking with the President of the United States is now a new one.

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Many non-profit organizations have added to or shifted their outreach focus to provide different assistance to individuals and families due to health, economic, and social damage brought about COVID-19. MUJER is one such organization and Wednesday, August 12, 2020, members were in an okra fi…

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Recovering Covid-19 patients needed to have their blood plasma tested for life-saving anti-bodies to donate to the critically ill.

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School bells will be ringing Monday, August 24, 2020 for some of the local private schools, although with different approaches in response to concerns about COVID-19.

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The upcoming Florida primaries are taking place on August 18, 2020, with the general elections following not long after, taking place on November 3, 2020. The focus of these elections for residents of South Florida include, but are not limited to: Florida’s 26th Congressional District Electi…

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Homestead native Carolyn Pates has been handling emergencies for decades.

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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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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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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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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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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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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…