As the delayed Miracle Mile and Giralda Avenue streetscape project in Coral Gables moves closer to completion, merchants wonder how the city allowed things to get so bad and hope they can recoup millions of dollars in financial losses.
Legal experts say that Coral Gables’ lawsuit against Facebook and Instagram, seeking information on social media critics, could be difficult for the city and that the issue comes down to balancing free speech and anonymity with the potential damage of having users make false statements that could go viral.
This fall, a Spanish immersion program will be implemented by the Margaux Early Childhood School of Temple Judea in Coral Gables. The program, for 18- to 35-month-olds, will strengthen the kids’ relationships to Spanish.
The former president of the Venezuelan bank Banesco, Miguel Ángel Marcano, appears to have found a new home in South Florida: a Coral Gables mansion with seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, an elevator, an infinity pool and a spectacular view of Biscayne Bay.
Coral Gables filed a petition in July asking Facebook and Instagram to provide info on groups that posted a video of a girl being attacked as criticism of the city’s hiring of security officers to respond to crime. The incident didn’t take place in the city.
The retail landscape of Coral Gables is poised to dramatically change in the coming months and years as major developments boost the residential and professional population to create more demand for new shopping and dining options.
From Coral Gables to Aventura, affluent cities across Miami-Dade are creating their own municipal charter schools or paying for extra seats at popular magnet schools — a trend that critics say could further segregate county schools by race and class.
At Merrick’s Pizza on Le Jeune Road in Coral Gables, you’ll find Thomas Logan, 30, hand tossing each pie. But before he opened his shop eight months ago, he worked seven years at the now-closed Miami’s Best Pizza, a favorite spot in the Gables for 45 years.
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.