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Monday 03/18/2019
Rubio, Colleagues Fire Back in Defense of Farmers, Administration

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), along with his colleagues, today released statements addressing short-sighted criticism by a group of lawmakers and industry groups on the Trump Administration’s decision to immediately terminate a suspension agreement between the Department of Commerce and Mexican tomato exporters. Last month, Rubio and U.S. Representative Ted Yoho (R-FL), with bipartisan support from 46 Senate and House colleagues from around the nation, urged Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to withdraw from the flawed agreement.

Posted: March 18, 2019
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Miami-Dade rejected in bid for Democratic Convention

Picking another swing state over Florida, the Democratic National Committee has chosen Milwaukee to host its 2020 national convention. Miami-Dade County sought to draw the convention, as Florida is poised to again play a major role in next year’s presidential election.

Posted: March 18, 2019
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Thursday 03/14/2019
How the intersections on Krome Ave will be effected by widening project

Construction of Krome Avenue’s final segment to a four-lane highway will soon begin.

Posted: March 14, 2019
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Growing Into a New Career

What does Pit BBQ, an astro-photographer, a dining room set, and organic produce have in common? A Farmers Market was probably not your first guess unless you’ve already been to Redland Community Farm and Market at Verde Garden in Homestead. Although it’s not a major market, it is unique and is partnered with Redland Ahead, a non-profit organization that supports agribusiness and provides services and opportunities to veterans and underserved individuals in South Florida.

Posted: March 14, 2019
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Columbus Celebrates 60 Years

The South Florida dream started in the fall of 1959 when the Marist Brothers acquired Christopher Columbus High School and opened its doors to 139 young men. During the next 60 years, the facility would grow to todays capacity of over 1,700 with more than 15,000 graduates passing through its halls. Proudly, the Administration along with the “Explorer’s” strong Alumni Organization will celebrate their success with a Gala Event on March 23, 2019.

Posted: March 14, 2019
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Friday 03/08/2019
Krome Ave widening reaches the outskirts of Homestead

Widening Krome Avenue to four lanes was a controversial highway project under discussion before 1985 when it was added to County master plans.

Updated: March 08, 2019 - 9:44 am
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Mucarsel-Powell Announces Gun Bills

On Friday March 1st, Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell along with Congresswoman Donna Shalala, held a press conference at Gould’s Gym in The Gould’s community to announce the passage of two federal bills to curb gun violence. These reforms would close several gun purchasing loopholes and require universal background checks. The legislation now moves to the Senate.

Posted: March 08, 2019
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Corps announces public meeting in Keys for Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual

Public Scoping

Posted: March 08, 2019
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Brightline Makes Case for More Bonds

Brightline rail service largely drew praise from businesses, transportation officials and communities where stops are planned, during its request Friday to issue another $950 million in tax-exempt bonds.

Posted: March 08, 2019
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Monday 03/04/2019
What’s in Season - March 2019

Pink Velvet Banana and Katuk  Greetings from the Redland Fruit and Spice Park. March always brings a flurry of activity here, with another successful Asian Culture Festival. Naturally, with our focus on Asia this month, I will share a pair of beautiful and tasty wonders from that part of the world.

Updated: March 04, 2019 - 3:52 pm
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Friday 03/01/2019
Development Along the Rapid Transit Line

Updates on the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) line starting from Pinecrest and continuing south into Florida City.

Posted: March 01, 2019
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Supporting Julian

Julian Morales would love to play baseball, go to waterparks, and do most of the things his fellow 7-year-old friends do.

Posted: March 01, 2019
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Thursday 02/28/2019
Miami-Dade Parks celebrates its 90th anniversary with thrills, freebies, and discounts during the county-wide “Day in the Park” event, Saturday, March 2

This year, the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department celebrates 90 years of inspiring people to Live A Park Life, and everyone is invited to the year-long party!

Updated: March 01, 2019 - 10:27 am
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Friday 02/22/2019
When Plants Go Rogue

Aggressive Exotic Plants Endanger the Everglades

Updated: February 25, 2019 - 1:28 pm
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Guzman Nominated for Open Council Seat

Julio Guzman will be nominated for the open Council seat at the Homestead City council meeting on February 20.

Updated: February 22, 2019 - 10:01 am
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Planting Trees, Nurturing Foster Children

An abused child who regains consciousness in the hospital with no memory of how that particular injury happened is sadly not an unusual way for the child and siblings to be placed into foster care. In meeting the now poised, smiling adult Alecia Rodriguez, one would not imagine intense, multiple traumas of her childhood.

Updated: February 22, 2019 - 10:01 am
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Thursday 02/21/2019
Rubio, Yoho Applaud US Commerce Department Decision to Withdraw from Tomato Suspension Agreement with Mexico

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and U.S. Representative Ted Yoho

Posted: February 21, 2019
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Dade County Farm Bureau “Harvest Queen”

The Women’s Club of Dade County Farm Bureau is searching for contestants interested in becoming this years Harvest Queen to reign over their 41st Annual Barbecue and “Fun” Raiser – April 27, 2019.

Posted: February 21, 2019
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Miami Dade College Offers Florida’s First Tesla START Training Program for Service Technicians

Miami Dade College (MDC) is the first institution in the Southeastern United States to partner with Tesla to offer a certificate training program for service technicians called Tesla START. The leader in electric car design and manufacturing will train students as technicians at a new facility being built at the College’s West Campus.

Posted: February 21, 2019
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Sunday 02/17/2019
STEM Saturdays Engage More Than Students

It is true younger students may not have grasped the concept of centripetal force in the same way the older ones did. What did seem to be the same among all groups who attended the first session of STEM Saturday was curiosity and fun. The event took place February 9, 2019 at the Phichol Williams Community Center in Homestead. Students were divided by grades, matched with one or more volunteers and the morning’s objective was to design, build, and test their own toy car.

Posted: February 17, 2019
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