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Homestead City Council listened to two development presentations for two and a half hours on Wednesday, November 17, as part of its regular Council meeting session.

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Miami Dade is beginning work on the Thrive305 Action Plan following an extensive survey and input from residents.

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The voters of Homestead have spoken and reelected Steve Losner to his 2nd term as mayor.

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Homestead City Council narrowly approved a 231-unit townhouse development bounded by the Turnpike to the north, east of the Outlet Mall. The site plan and plat were approved by a vote of four to three.

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The doors to the new College of Florida Keys (CFK) Upper Keys Campus in Key Largo opened in August 2021, yet the members of the Basic Law Enforcement (BLE) Academy #78 were well into their 770-hour training rogram at that stage. Having moved between different locations as the facility was be…

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On Saturday, October 22, 2021, the Alphas of South Miami-Dade County joined the fraternity’s national effort by mounting a voter registration event at the Cutler Manor Apartments, 10875 S.W. 216 Street, in the Goulds neighborhood. Members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity’s Iota Pi Lambda Chapte…

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Applause and enthusiastic comments filled the almost packed Homestead City Hall in August 2019 at the Property Transfer Signing Ceremony for the Miami-Dade College Homestead Campus Student Success Center.

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The 614 acres west of SW 217th Avenue between 232nd Street and SW 248th Street are planned as the Florida Power and Light Everglades Solar Energy Center.

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Homestead City Council met with the two development groups that responded to its Request for Information dated August 10 for the old City Hall property on the corner of US1 and Campbell Drive.

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Role models for young people are always important, especially for those who may be uncertain of, or reluctant to express, their dreams. When it comes to the question, “Are girls limited as to what they should envision for themselves?”, the resounding answer Saturday, September 25, 2021, was …

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Homestead City Council unanimously approved rezoning a 17.6 acre site south of Harris Field Park for a neighborhood mixed use development. Plans are for light commercial use along the US1 corridor, fronting three-story buildings around a central lake containing apartments to be rented at mar…

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Florida’s economy runs on clean water, and the health of our water – which is sourced from the Everglades – directly benefits everyone in South Florida, including every Homestead resident.

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The September 29th Council meeting was preceded by Homestead’s final budget hearing. Without further discussion, Council unanimously approved the 2022 millage rate of $6.2055 per $1000 of assessed value, the same as last year. A debt millage of 0.4150 per $1000 was approved - a 0.0335 reduct…

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Homestead residents might think of the Everglades only as their neighboring Everglades National Park. Many may not realize that the Everglades ecosystem is three times larger than the park’s boundaries, and that it supplies their drinking water.

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As area students are now getting into a new month of in-person learning amidst a pandemic, one local high school is preparing a new crop of medical staff, at a time when they are so desperately needed, now more than ever.

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The phrase, “Everyone begins somewhere”, often refers to the first step on any number of paths to career success. Florida International University (FIU) Moss Department of Construction Management College of Engineering and Computing in collaboration with the Homestead Community Redevelopment…

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On September 21, U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona announced that Homestead schools the Center for International Education, a Cambridge Associate School, and the Somerset Academy Silver Palms were selected as 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools. They are two of only 325 nationally and…

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In 1997 muralist Robert Schoettle painted the mural we see when driving down Flagler Ave in Homestead. On the wall of Simmons Bar, Schoettle depicted life in Homestead long ago. As the years went by, the paint started to deteriorate and pub owner Gloria Abella contacted Schoettle to see if h…

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The City of Homestead Community Redevelopment Agency (HCRA) wants to help local businesses and entrepreneurs grow their dreams and find their perfect match at the Small Business Matchmaker on Wednesday, September 29th from 10 am until 5 pm at the Phichol Williams Community Center, 951 SW 4th…

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The fall semester at Miami-Dade College (MDC), Homestead is in full swing, and an exciting opportunity is open for what could be up to fifty new students looking to the Fall 2022 semester.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 …

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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.