Joey Flechas

@joeflech

Joey Flechas covers the city of Miami Beach. A Tampa native and University of Florida graduate, he joined the Miami Herald in April 2013 after a stint at The Gainesville Sun.

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Miami Beach

Beach approves handbill ban, new lifeguard stands; firms advance in convention center deal

A ban on commercial solicitation in some of South Beach’s busiest areas and a stronger ordinance prevent sitting commissioners from applying for city jobs were among a bevy of topics discussed at Wednesday’s Miami Beach City Commission meeting. Also, three construction firms have advanced to the second round of the selection process for the long-awaited renovation of the convention center.

Miami Beach

Beach Buzz: Loews Miami Beach hosts Celebrity Golf Tournament

Loews’ Celebrity Golf Turnament – and its online auction – netted $50,000 for two educational charities: DonorsChoose.org, an online organization which connects donors to Miami-Dade County classrooms in need and The Foundation for New Education Initiatives, a Miami-Dade County School Board program created to enhance student achievement and community engagement.

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