A watch party for the first presidential debate at the University of Miami’s Bank United Center brought out a large crowd of supporters for Hillary Clinton, who cheered, clapped and laughed at her jabs at Donald Trump.
Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski says he has asked U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to help create a group of countries to support Venezuela amid a political and economic crisis that many fear will end up in bloodshed.
A group of Coral Gables residents are organizing in hopes to have two sculptures, designed by New York artist Alice Aycock, removed from traffic circles on Segovia Street. The city said the move will be tough while residents say the artworks are unattractive and distracting.
Marcos de la Rosa, the city fire department’s current deputy chief, will be promoted to the top spot after the current fire chief retires next month. He has more than 25 years of experience as a firefighter, much of it in Hialeah.
Joe Natoli, former president of the Miami Herald and the former publisher of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News before joining the University of Miami as its chief financial officer 10 years ago, will step down at the beginning of 2017, the university announced Monday.
Coral Gables residents will vote on five proposed charter amendments on the Nov. 8 ballot including items related to removing commissioners from office if they’re charged with a serious crime, the appointment of the vice mayor and creating runoff elections.
To honor those who lost their lives 15 years ago in the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in a field in Pennsylvania — and to pay tribute to others who’ve died worlwide in terrorist attacks since then — South Florida religious and community leaders will join forces Sunday in an interfaith service at Temple Judea in Coral Gables. The service is designed to bring people together of all faiths.
Morris Broad ran the former American Savings and Loan, one of Florida’s largest S&Ls, with his father, the late Shepard Broad, who founded Bay Harbor Islands and built the Broad Causeway. Morris Broad ran foundations to donate to education, scientific and medical research, and to projects at Bay Harbor Islands.
Bianca Hernandez, a senior at St. Brendan High School, founded the “GO” Free program to educate school administrators and teachers about inflammatory bowel disease (commonly referred to as IBD) and get them to provide private bathrooms for students affected.
Robert Blake, former division chief in the Miami-Dade County Attorney’s Office and general counsel for the Public Health Trust that governs Jackson Hospital, was UM’s vice president and general counsel from 1994 to 2006.
Lance Dixon covers Coral Gables, Miami Gardens and North Miami. He joined the Miami Herald in 2013 and is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga.