Monique O. Madan

@MoniqueOMadan

Monique O. Madan covers Coral Gables and Doral. 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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Liberty Square housing project to be razed, redeveloped

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez wants to invest $74 million in a project to redevelop Liberty Square, where crime and poverty have persisted for years. His plans call for all tenants “in good standing” to return to an improved community.

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Fairchild festival brings music of all genres to the garden

Over the next two weeks, musicians will be taking over Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden for the third annual GardenMusic Festival. During the day, visitors to the garden can listen in on artists’ outdoor rehearsals. Some of the musicians may even pop up from the bushes and give a surprise performance. In the evening, they can experience concerts under the stars.