Coral Gables

Monique O. Madan


Monique O. Madan covers Coral Gables, Palmetto Bay and Pinecrest. Monique started at the Herald in 2008 as a part-time reporter. She graduated Emerson College in Boston after stints at The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and the Dallas Morning News. She returned to her hometown paper, the Miami Herald, in 2014.

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Letter: Miracle Mile redesign is completely shortsighted

A historic $20 million investment is re-imagining Coral Gables’ main street with extra wide sidewalks, rows of trees, and parallel parking. Economic studies across the country show that these reconstructions can have a 20% boost to the business of local shops and restaurants. If done right, smart cities can create streets that invite all users to ride, walk or drive there.


Photo Gallery: The Million Orchid Project | May 15, 2015

More than 45 ninth graders at José Marti MAST 6-12 Academy attached orchids to trees outside the Hialeah school on Friday, May 15, 2015 as part of the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden's Million Orchid Project, in which they raised orchids from seedlings. In October 2014, Fairchild's education staff visited 30 Miami-Dade County high schools to teach students the art of deflasking the native and endangered orchids they have been growing as part of Fairchild’s Million Orchid Project. The first school orchid outplantings were at José Marti MAST 6-12 Academy, 5701 West 24th Ave.

Friends and Neighbors: Music lifts young talent and disadvantaged

It’s all about music. Scholarship winners of the Miami Music Teachers Association performed recently at an annual event that celebrates the beauty of piano and voice. The association has been active in our community since 1934 with the mission to promote music education and open doors for talented young students.


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