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Redland Community Council Prevails

Despite 138 objectors and a Community Council that favors developers instead of giving respect to neighbors, was the outcome of last Thursday's Redland Community Council 14's zoning meeting. Residents of the Biscayne -288 St --McMinn --172 Ave area, were hoping for a favorable zoning decision of the Redland Council, but for a losing disappointment and the 7 to 8 times this application has come to this council and the BCC (Board of County Commission) this is an injustice to the citizens of this community.

Friday 04/12/2019
Redland Community Council Prevails

Despite 138 objectors and a Community Council that favors developers instead of giving respect to neighbors, was the outcome of last Thursday's Redland Community Council 14's zoning meeting. Residents of the Biscayne -288 St --McMinn --172 Ave area, were hoping for a favorable zoning decision of the Redland Council, but for a losing disappointment and the 7 to 8 times this application has come to this council and the BCC (Board of County Commission) this is an injustice to the citizens of this community.

Posted: April 12, 2019
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Op-Ed - My 100 Days Focus: South Florida

In the first 100 days of the 116th Congress, we’ve been able to accomplish so much for our South Florida community – a community that I am proud to

Updated: April 12, 2019 - 3:34 pm
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Monday 04/08/2019
Op-Ed - Understanding Trauma can help stop Child Abuse

To prevent child abuse, we must understand it. That's why you'll soon see blue pinwheels and other signs that April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The better we understand the long-term damage that trauma inflicts on children, the better we'll be at preventing it.

Posted: April 08, 2019
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Monday 03/25/2019
Letter to the Editor - Harris Field

Has anyone noticed how lovely the trees are gracing Harris Field?

Posted: March 25, 2019
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Friday 02/22/2019
Letter to the Editor - I salute the Coast Guard, ICE, and others for their dedication and determination

To the Newsleader,

Posted: February 22, 2019
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Letter to the Editor - Interesting FULL page ad on the back of the Feb 9, 2019 South Dade NewsLeader. It caught my eye.

Interesting FULL page ad on the back of the Feb 9, 2019 South Dade NewsLeader. It caught my eye.

Posted: February 22, 2019
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Friday 02/08/2019
Third Trimester Abortion - Mercy or Murder

Editors Note: Staff Writer Phil Marraccinii, weighs in with his opinion on the recent changes to abortion laws proposed in Virginia and New York.

Posted: February 08, 2019
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Saturday 01/26/2019
Op-Ed - Put Florida first and end the shutdown

As Americans, we have some basic, reasonable expectations. Among them: our food should be safe to eat, our businesses should be able to operate, our workers should be paid for their labor, and our government should function effectively.

Posted: January 26, 2019
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Letter to the Editor

Just this past week the Senate Democrats proposed another “Assault Weapons Ban of 2019”, to differentiate it from the one they had from 1994-2004. This is one definition of insanity. According to the DOJ under gun hater Bill Clinton, there was little to no impact on crimes and gun deaths. Other studies since have come up with similar results.

Posted: January 26, 2019
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Letter to the Editor - Christmas is not over for everyone

I am writing to thank those South Dade/Florida Keys residents who shared the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this holiday season. The generosity shown to the South Dade Florida Keys Area Team enabled us to collect 3,905 shoebox gifts for Operation Christmas Child, a project of international Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse.

Posted: January 26, 2019
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Friday 01/25/2019
Letter to the Editor

Just this past week the Senate Democrats proposed another “Assault Weapons Ban of 2019”, to differentiate it from the one they had from 1994-2004. This is one definition of insanity. According to the DOJ under gun hater Bill Clinton, there was little to no impact on crimes and gun deaths. Other studies since have come up with similar results.

Posted: January 25, 2019
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Thursday 01/24/2019
Christmas is not over for Everyone

I am writing to thank those South Dade/Florida Keys residents who shared the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this holiday season. The generosity shown to the South Dade Florida Keys Area Team enabled us to collect 3,905 shoebox gifts for Operation Christmas Child, a project of international Christian relief organization Samaritan’s Purse.

Posted: January 24, 2019
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Monday 12/31/2018
Letter to the Editor

l am writing you because I just wanted you to know how great an experience it was for me to read your paper. My wife and I moved to Homestead, on August 24th of this year, and I go to the Royal Palm Drug Store Café, most every day to have a breakfast, and read the paper. The paper I am referring to is the Miami Herald, which 95% of the paper is not worth reading, but at least something to read, when eating my breakfast. The paper didn't come Dec 10th, so I saw the News Leader paper on the counter at Royal Palm Drug, so I picked one up.

Posted: December 31, 2018
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Thursday 11/29/2018
Op-Ed: Floridians Need Help Coping with More Intense Hurricanes and Rising Sea Levels

The devastation wrought by Hurricane Michael is a fresh reminder of how vulnerable Florida communities are to intense storms.

Posted: November 29, 2018
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Friday 11/02/2018
Letters to the Editor - For local officials, there is no off season

Sports coaches are fond of saying, “championships are won in the offseason.” It pays homage to the hard work and dedication that goes into preparing for the season ahead. It also means that for winning teams, there really is no offseason.

Posted: November 02, 2018
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OP-ED Let’s put partisanship aside, and get it done

For nearly four years, I have worked to represent our South Florida community in a solutions-oriented, bipartisan way. I believe that strategy is the only way we will see progress on the most challenging issues facing our community and our country today. I am proud of the work we’ve done together to strengthen our economy, protect children’s identities,

Updated: November 02, 2018 - 8:17 am
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Friday 10/26/2018
Op-Ed - Sustainable and Achievable Water Policy

Water is critical to the Florida way of life, and in no other area is that more clear than in our House District 120. With a national marine sanctuary at one end of the district and local family farmers growing crops found nowhere else in our country at the other, water is life to South Florida. As a result, we have always been engaged and committed to balancing environmental protection with managing the water resource needs of our communities. Completing a central sewer system in the Florida Keys was close to a billion-dollar endeavor- a cost borne not just by local, state, and federal dollars, but by our

Posted: October 26, 2018
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Thursday 10/04/2018
Op-Ed - Let’s Protect our South Dade Growers from Unfair Trade Practices

Last Sunday, the Administration submitted to Congress final text for its renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), or as President Trump prefers to call it USMCA (US-Mexico-Canada Agreement). The three countries are expected to sign the agreement by November 30th. Congress will then initiate its own process for considering the Administration’s signed agreement with Mexico and Canada sometime during the first half of 2019. Some provisions like digital commerce and environmental enforcements in the current agreement should be applauded, but some of the most contentious provisions like the sunset clause and auto rules of origin were certainly not what we were hoping for. In the initial phases of the renegotiation process, it seemed the Administration wanted to include a seasonality/perishable provision that would have provided our specialty crop growers in South Dade with the tools and protections they need to compete in a fair way. Unfortunately, they fell through on their promise to put Americans like specialty crop growers first.

Updated: October 10, 2018 - 8:11 am
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Sunday 09/30/2018
Letter to the Editor - Important Zoning Meeting

This Wednesday, October 3rd, the county commission will hold a meeting downtown in chambers beginning at 9:30. The name and I.D. number of the Application is Estates of Biscayne, LLC Z2017000169.

Posted: September 30, 2018
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Friday 08/24/2018
Op-Ed - Leave it to the STATES

For decades, the United States has debated cannabis. Whether it’s the medical benefits of the plant, the economic benefits it could have for legal, state-regulated small businesses, or the role legalization could have in product safety and combatting drug trafficking, this hot-button issue has attracted a great deal of discussion among the American people and their representatives at all levels of government.

Updated: August 26, 2018 - 10:33 am
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MATT BECHERER - President, Homestead-Miami Speedway