The city commission approved a deal to purchase a lot that will help build a new public safety building — housing police, fire and other departments — and a public parking garage north of Miracle Mile.
Retired ABC News Bureau Chief for Latin America Frank Manitzas covered military uprisings, the lunar landing, the Robert Kennedy assassination and Mariel boatlift from Cuba in a career spanning more than 40 years, with stints at the three major networks and Associated Press.
Businessman John Walsh helped to found some of the nation’s leading organizations in the fight against chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the genetic deficiency, Alpha-1, in Coconut Grove. The COPD Foundation and Alpha-1 Foundation have raised millions for research.
Attorney Graham Miller practiced law out of Miami’s DuPont Building for more than 40 years, was an accomplished musician, songwriter, playwright, poet, pilot and master storyteller who lived in Miami for 95 of his 97 years.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida will hold a town hall-style event on Saturday to discuss the recent policies of President Donald Trump, including the travel ban of citizens from Muslim-majority countries, immigration raids and removal of protections for transgender students.
Sculptor Marc Andries Smit, born of Cuban and Dutch ancestors, created the monument to poet José Martí at Coral Gables’ Freedom Park to honor both the city and the island nation from which many of its residents fled.
A documentary details how girls at Our Little Roses, a home and school for abused and abandoned girls in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, find peace through poetry. The documentary, ‘Voices Beyond The Wall: Twelve Love Poems From the Murder Capital Of The World,’ will premiere Sunday at the Miami Film Festival.
A pair of Miami-based artists are beautifying the halls of Miami Killian Senior High, mural by mural. Keyani Watkins, 25, an alumnus of Killian class of 2011, and Alain Georges, 22, a 2012 Felix Varela Senior High grad, have painted colorful designs throughout the hallways of the southwest Kendall school.
The city was sued by the Florida Retail Federation last July in an effort to prevent the city’s enforcement of the ban. A judge ruled that the state law preventing Styrofoam bans unlawfully targeted the city.
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.