A Miami firefighter shot himself on the Rickenbacker Causeway and died Wednesday morning. Fellow firefighters rushed to the scene and gave their fallen colleague a roadside tribute — huddling in silence, wrapping the body in a flag and leading a procession.
The Key Biscayne Village Council approved a $33 million budget that includes salary increases and cost-of-living adjustments for village employees and a decrease in health insurance costs as a result of new union contracts.
More than seventy people, mostly of Catalan origin and residing in Miami, gathered Saturday at Crandon Beach Park in Key Biscayne, to support independence for Catalonia, forming a human V with red, blue and yellow shirts.
A divided Key Biscayne Village Council decided not to back away from plans for a park including a dog run on Crandon Boulevard, despite a petition from residents who don’t want canines at the site near the village’s center.
After a “rash” of vehicle burglaries and auto thefts in the Village of Key Biscayne, Jason Younes, the village’s deputy chief of police, conducted a staff study with officers and Chief Charles Press last October to brainstorm for a more efficient way to catch criminals who enter the key.
A beach baptism ceremony hosted by Christ Journey Church was held at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park on Key Biscayne on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Approximately 50 people were baptized at the beach. Christ Journey Church is located in Coral Gables and West Kendall.
The Rickenbacker Causeway linking Miami to Key Biscayne is a road with varying posted speed limits ranging from 25 to 45 mph. But many drivers view the Rickenbacker as an expressway and race their vehicles down it in excess of 55.
Key Biscayne’s mayor and police chief pleaded for the help of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on Wednesday to combat what they call a public safety emergency in the shallow waters off their island village.
A committee of Key Biscayne residents who are opposed to a permanent dog park at 530 Crandon Blvd. are gathering signatures for a referendum to overturn the 4-3 vote made by council members earlier this year.
Authorities say Miami music personality DJ Laz, whose real name is Lazaro Mendez, was at the helm of a boat stuck on a sandbar off Key Biscayne when a man came over to help and was killed after getting tangled in the engine.