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A shell of a youth center at Miami Lakes Park East stands in a closed park in Miami Lakes, where construction stopped more than a year ago due to problems with quality of the contractor's work.

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Ex-public works director in Miami Lakes fined for ethics violation

- The Miami Herald , Apr 7
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A concrete shell of a building stands behind a construction fence in Miami Lakes’ East Park, where a new youth center should have bee... n buzzing months ago.

Crime

Miami man convicted of murdering mistress, dumping body near Everglades

- The Miami Herald , Mar 21
The Miami Herald

Jurors late Thursday convicted a man accused of fatally shooting his Miami Lakes mistress and dumping her body near the Everglades.

Man goes to trial for murder of his mistress, a Miami Lakes mom

- The Miami Herald , Mar 13
The Miami Herald

In May 2010, prosecutors say, Marisol Ramon was a content single mother living in Miami Lakes, about to board a cruise ship with her family.

Soapbox

Letter: Miami Lakes may create parking area for boats

- The Miami Herald , Mar 6
The Miami Herald

Since inception, the town of Miami Lakes has debated whether to allow boats to be parked in front of homes. Upon incorporation in 2001, the ... town adopted Miami-Dade County’s Code which included restrictions in regards to personal watercraft and/or commercial vehicles parked in residential areas. Residents who owned boats and/or commercial vehicles prior to incorporation were able to do so, and were required to register their vehicles with the town. Later, homeowners who wanted to do the same after the grandfathering period had expired, were denied variances based on the hardship criterion, a stricter standard than Coral Gables’. In early 2012, the Town Council worked to eliminate this criterion, making it easier to obtain a variance. Since this change, we've seen a rise in variances issued to park boats on front yards.

Suspended Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi’s bribery trial delayed until July

- The Miami Herald , Feb 26
The Miami Herald

The federal bribery trial of suspended Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi has been pushed back to July 8 because of the time-consuming task of ... transcribing FBI undercover recordings that prosecutors say reveal his accepting thousands of dollars for doing political favors.

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Virtual town hall: Miami Lakes may allow citizen comments via video-conference

- The Miami Herald , Feb 2
The Miami Herald

Residents may soon be able to tell the Town Council what they think about pending decisions from the comfort of home.

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