Miami LakesThe Miami Herald , Apr 7
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.
CrimeThe Miami Herald , Mar 21
Jurors late Thursday convicted a man accused of fatally shooting his Miami Lakes mistress and dumping her body near the Everglades.
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.
SoapboxThe Miami Herald , Mar 6
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.
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.
Miami LakesThe Miami Herald , Feb 2
Residents may soon be able to tell the Town Council what they think about pending decisions from the comfort of home.
From South Florida Blogs & Websites
Short Order, Apr. 2, 2014We don't often (or ever, really) refer to Miami Lakes as a culinary mecca, but the amazing deal we stumbled upon at Chivas, a gem inconspicuously located in a nondescript strip mall right off ...' [...]
Soul Of Miami, Mar. 29, 2014There’s Hope Kids Foundation 1st Annual Kids Fashion Show Sunday, 04/06/2014 – 03:00 pm – 10:00 pm Don Shula Hotel 6842 main street, miami lakes, Florida 33014 Webpage Link Cost: free for kids $10 online for adults There’s Hope Kid Foundation 1st Annual Kids Fashion Show. From 3-5 there will [...]
Naked Politics, Feb. 27, 2014
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.
Pizzi, 51, who was arrested in August following a two-year [...]
Soul Of Miami, Feb. 24, 2014Jazz in the Gardens? 5th Annual Women’s Impact Conference & Luncheon Friday, 03/14/2014 – 08:00 am – 03:00 pm Shula’s Hotel & Golf Club 6842 Main Street, Miami Lakes, Florida 33014 Webpage Link Cost: In honor of Women?s History Month and as the official opening of the 9th Annual Jazz [...]
Naked Politics: Pig-roast party thrown by suspended Miami Lakes mayor results in fine for property ownerNaked Politics, Feb. 6, 2014
There ain?t no party like a Michael Pizzi party ? even if it costs the landowner a $250 fine for holding it without a permit.
The embattled suspended mayor of Miami Lakes who?s out on bond and awaiting a federal trial for bribery charges decided he?d host about 300 people at [...]