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Op-Ed: Rail Was Promised. Rail Should Be Delivered

Last month’s Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) meeting was, at best, disappointing. The TPO, made-up of Miami-Dade County Commissioners plus local elected officials, convened on July 19 to review and vote on a locally preferred mode of transit for the South Dade Corridor.

Monday 08/13/2018
Op-Ed: Rail Was Promised. Rail Should Be Delivered

Last month’s Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) meeting was, at best, disappointing. The TPO, made-up of Miami-Dade County Commissioners plus local elected officials, convened on July 19 to review and vote on a locally preferred mode of transit for the South Dade Corridor.

Updated: August 14, 2018 - 11:32 am
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Friday 08/10/2018
Rail was promised. Rail should be delivered.

Last month’s Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) meeting was, at best, disappointing. The TPO, made-up of Miami-Dade County Commissioners plus local elected officials, convened on July 19 to review and vote on a locally preferred mode of transit for the South Dade Corridor.

Updated: August 13, 2018 - 10:01 am
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Friday 07/13/2018
OP-ED: South Dade Needs Rail, Not More Buses, To Ensure Future Economic Growth

South Dade’s economic future is at stake next week when the County’s Transportation Planning Organization votes on a mode of transit for our community. Will it be the long- promised extension of rail or a quick fix that will operate more buses along the U.S. 1  corridor?

Updated: July 13, 2018 - 10:08 am
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Friday 06/15/2018
Letter to the Editor - Former Mayor Sincore weighs in on stadium

I want to compliment and congratulate the City Manager, the Mayor and Council members of Homestead for their decision to send out for bid consideration of removing the falling apart baseball stadium. As I understand, it would cost over $1,500,000 just to repair the roof, and an unknown amount in repairing and fixing up the old building plus about $500,000 just to maintain it every year.

Posted: June 15, 2018
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Letter to the Editor - This letter is in response to the front page article, "City Accepting Bids for Demolition of Homestead Sports Complex", June 1, 2018.

First, my questions. Why does it cost half a million dollars annually, $500,000, to maintain the existing building? Has the city actually been maintaining the

Posted: June 15, 2018
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Thursday 05/24/2018
Florida Farm Leader Reacts to Farm Bill Vote in the U.S. House

Florida Farm Bureau President John L. Hoblick issued this statement following last week’s action by the U.S. House of Representatives:

Posted: May 24, 2018
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Cutler Bay Voters Encouraged to Say “Yes” to General Obligation Bond

  It's time for Cutler Bay residents to make one of the most important decisions regarding the future of the Town following the historic 2005 vote for incorporation, transforming the 9.7-square-mile community into one of the youngest incorporated municipalities in the state. A special all mail ballot election is underway to decide if the Town should be authorized to issue general obligation bonds in the amount of $40 million, secured by ad valorem taxes to be levied on each property owner within the Town.

Updated: May 24, 2018 - 8:44 pm
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Friday 05/04/2018
Letter to the Editor - Hurricane NAFTA in South Dade

Re: The front page story April 13 "HURRICANE NAFTA" by writer Philip Marraccini, paints a bleak landscape for our tomato growers, but not the entire farming picture of South Dade Agriculture. Not all South Dade Agriculture has been destroyed by NAFTA. Yes, the row crop tomato growers have definitely been impacted by the ugly NAFTA trade agreement, and losses of personal property and machinery were due to Irma. We do have a billion dollar industry --second largest in the county and in the state with varied agricultural crops including tropical fruits of all kinds,---organic grown veggies, horticultural ornamentals, landscape foilage, bee apiaries, aquaculture, fish farming, etc and back yard hobby farmers.

Posted: May 04, 2018
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Friday 04/06/2018
Letter to the Editor - What do you consider to be the safest building in this country?

What do you consider to be the safest building in this country? When I asked myself this question, I came up with places that law makers and enforcers frequent most. Places like The White House, The US Capitol Building, state capitols, local courthouses and police stations are some of the safest places in country. Law makers and enforcers have been victims of murder or attempted murder with some type of gun, but those murders and attempted murders happened away from the confines of the buildings that I've just mentioned.

Posted: April 06, 2018
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Friday 03/23/2018
Letter to the Editor

Thank you, Dewey Steele, for such a mellow, calm letter asking for a little more diversity on the Opinion page.  And it was also mercifully brief!

Updated: March 23, 2018 - 9:59 am
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Thursday 03/22/2018
Letter to the Editor - Responsibility

The following five points together will reduce public mass shootings by 90%, in schools and other public places.

Posted: March 22, 2018
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Letter to the Editor - Meet Us at Harris Field

A book that I have the honor of being mentioned in entitled “The Jonathan Effect” outlines the ways that the city of Detroit Michigan, by using local churches and businesses, was able to see significant changes in the crime rate as well as greatly improving the school system.

Updated: March 22, 2018 - 10:13 pm
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Monday 03/19/2018
Letter to the editor

To the editor:

Posted: March 19, 2018
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Letter to the editor

To the editor:

Posted: March 19, 2018
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Friday 03/02/2018
Letter to the Editor - Hobby an life style farmers

Hobby and life style farmers are very few living in Redland and south Miami Dade. The very few have found the wonders of griculture profitable and which pays very low real estate taxes, free water air, and septic tank.

Posted: March 02, 2018
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Friday 02/16/2018
South Dade’s Economic Renaissance

As Homestead’s Mayor, I couldn’t be more proud of the successes we’ve seen in Homestead and South Dade and to congratulate FedEx on being one of them.

Posted: February 16, 2018
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Congress must protect America's National Monuments

Recently, President Trump's administration has been in favor of removing protections for America's national monuments. If Congress were to rule in favor of these proposals, it would not only harm our country's unique outdoor heritage but also affect local economies and conditions that enable towns to flourish.

Posted: February 16, 2018
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Monday 12/11/2017
Letter to the Editor - At the recent South Dade Solutions Summit 3 Meeting

Letter to the Editor - News Leader

Posted: December 11, 2017
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Letter to the Editor -Curbelo is in the pocket of the nation's beet and cane sugar cartels

Dear Editor,

Posted: December 11, 2017
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Thursday 11/09/2017
Op-Ed - Congress Must Act to Let TPS Immigrants Stay

   This week, the Department of Homeland Security announced that it would extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Hondurans by six months in order to gather more information, while terminating protections for Nicaraguans next year. The Administration has yet to make a determination for Salvadorans and Haitians.

Updated: April 13, 2018 - 12:10 pm
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MATT BECHERER - President, Homestead-Miami Speedway