At the July 10th meeting of the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, a
On June 28th, the Board of Directors for Dade County Farm Bureau received notice that their Executive Director, Jorge Abreu, was leaving to take the position as Manager of Exhibits & Community Engagement with the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition. Abreu has faithfully served our loca…
A University of Florida study forecasts state tomato, strawberry and bell pepper growers could lose up to $400 million a year if Congress ratifies the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) without measures preventing Mexico from “dumping” subsidized produce into American markets.
Students in doctoral programs follow different paths. Not all have the resources to go straight through college academically. Not all realize until later they want to pursue this higher degree. Despite having a great love of the National Parks and other green spaces from early on, David Rive…
Experts looking into toxic algae outbreaks that have exploded in state waterways want to know if anyone has a proven, innovative cleanup strategy that can be used.
Police are investigating a murder that happened this afternoon at the Budget Host Inn, 815 N. Krome Ave., Florida City. A body was lying underneath a yellow tarp in the parking lot.
Illegal dumping in Miami-Dade County may seem “harmless,” but it is a crime. Anyone caught dumping illegally in the county could be subject to a fine, vehicle seizure and even possible arrest and incarceration.
Catholic Legal Services, Inc. and The Office of New Americans of Miami-Dade are joining forces in their latest campaign, “Summer of Citizenship,” to engage, educate, and empower lawful permanent residents who are eligible to apply for citizenship. With approximately 8.9 million eligible lawf…
Wednesday morning, June 19th, started at 7 AM on an articulated (double length) bus at Southwest 244th Street, a leg of the Rapid Transit System. With school out, there seemed to be plenty of seating until the last pick-up in Cutler Bay that left about 12 riders standing. I got off at Shorty…
With what must have been a convoy of trucks, a band of thieves brazenly trespassed through a construction site and a wooded private land parcel to reach the back corner of BVA Horticultural. They cut the wire fencing, and stole 110,000 small, potted palms.
Saturday, June 8th, the first of two meetings of the County Comprehensive Development Master Plan (CDMP) was held studying the possible future of expanding the Urban Development Line to include an additional 920 acres. Fifty-nine percent of that area is under agricultural use, in this Urban …
When the Florida Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act passed in 2014 with the intent to, “Create a comprehensive workforce development system that provides assistance to job seekers and employers,” numerous departments and offices were charged with developing and managing different programs …
Biscayne National Park, in partnership with the Biscayne National Park Institute, will host volunteer marine debris cleanups beginning on Tuesday, June 18 and each Tuesday thereafter through November 12.
Thieves brazenly drove up to the back corner of BVA Horticultural on Monday night, cut the wire fencing, and stole 110,000 small, potted palms. Located on 278 St, the burglars made off with 2000 trays of the hard-to-find cateracterum and chamaedorea palms.
Policy LU-8I in the Miami-Dade County Comprehensive Development Master Plan (CDMP) directs the County to study the area depicted on the map below for possible designation as an Urban Expansion Area (UEA).
Long-sought federal money is coming to complete a project that will raise a section of the Tamiami Trail to improve the flow of freshwater through the Everglades.
The Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners on June 4 passed a measure aimed at protecting pet owners. The legislation, sponsored by Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, would prohibit the predatory lending practice of pet leasing.
As part of our ongoing commitment to the community and safety of our youth, the Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) will be conducting proactive juvenile curfew enforcement details throughout Miami-Dade County.
The field continues to get more crowded in a South Florida Senate district that will open next year when Sen. Anitere Flores, R-Miami, steps down because of term limits.
A 20-year-old Miami man who fled from Upper Keys Deputies on a motorcycle before getting lost and stopping in front of the Ocean Reef gate was arrested Sunday.
In a turnabout from a similar case last year, an administrative law judge Friday decided that state gambling regulators erred when they allowed South Florida’s Calder Race Course to keep its lucrative slot-machine license after demolishing a grandstand where bettors watched horses compete.
Nearly 100 students, parents and Rotarians and local dignitaries attended the annual event held at the Homestead Woman’s Club facilities.
The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition recognized seven middle and high school students Wednesday for going out of their way to help others in the community.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to take up an appeal about whether gambling revenues distributed to members of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida are subject to federal income taxes.
Adopt-a-Tree, the popular free tree giveaway program, will hold its first event of 2019 at 9 a.m., Sunday, June 2, at Florida International University, Biscayne Bay Campus, 3000 NE 151 St., North Miami, Florida.
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried voiced opposition to President Donald Trump’s revamped trade deal with Canada and Mexico as Vice President Mike Pence was in Jacksonville urging approval of the deal.
Ask any quilter about the time and personal effort that go into creating a quilt and the answer will be from something whimsical to something intensely meaningful. Whether handcrafted or done with a machine, many hours are involved; hundreds in some cases. When the Quilts of Valor Foundation…
For decades, Florida communities have battled invasive plants on land and water. These plants disrupt native ecosystems and livelihoods, and more arrive each year.
The Mexican American Council (MAC), in collaboration with Miami Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS), hosted the 35th Annual Student Recognition Ceremony at Homestead Miami Speedway. This special annual event recognizes high school graduates and honors their parents.
Palmer Trinity School (PTS) seventh-grade students participated in a hydroponic farming program designed to teach students the science behind the alternative food production method and its benefits.
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) questioned Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt about the current moratorium on offshore drilling off the coast of Florida, and touted President Trump’s action to increase the administration’s budget request for Everglades restoration funds to the full $2…
State regulators Tuesday approved a plan by Florida Power & Light to use federal tax savings to cover costs of restoring power after Hurricane Irma, despite criticism that the tax money should be used to lower
An endangered Matchie’s tree kangaroo joey from New Guinea has begun to peek out of its mother’s pouch at Zoo Miami. It is still basically confined to the pouch where it will continue to develop for the next several months before venturing away from its mother. It will not be totally weaned …
A 48-year-old doctor was arrested last Tuesday following a year-long investigation into a Key Largo woman’s opioid overdose death last year.
On Tuesday, May 7, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) applauded the U.S. Department of Commerce’s withdrawal from the flawed 2013 Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico that has allowed unfair competition to increasingly put U.S. tomato growers out of business, and the
Hello everyone. My name is Rosie. In case we haven’t met, I’m the Tyrannosaurus rex that stood at the entrance of the Turkey Point Clean Energy Center for many wonderful years – a greeting job I took very seriously. Over the years, I had the opportunity to meet many special visitors and to g…
The USDA Census of Agriculture known as the crop report lists Miami-Dade County as first in foliage crop business in Florida. The Census is conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture every five years - the last in 2017.
A 22-year-old woman was killed and a 27-year-old man was airlifted to a Miami hospital Thursday night after a car struck a sport utility vehicle parked on the side of the road at the Card Sound Road and State Road 905 intersection in north Key Largo.
Upon entering the Airie Nest Gallery in the Everglades National Park, one is greeted by strangely seductive, other-worldly looking objects. Custom built tables with leaves and flowers, topographical diagrams and a video of a sugar cane train all represent aspects of the Saw Palmetto, a plant…