A bipartisan group of mayors from across the country unanimously backed an ambitious commitment for U.S. cities to run entirely on renewable sources such as wind and solar in two decades. As the U.S. Conference of Mayors wrapped up in Miami Beach on Monday, leaders from more than 250 cities voted on symbolic resolutions pushing back against President Donald Trump on climate change and immigration.
As Mayor Philip Levine played host at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Miami Beach, the Fraternal Order of Police issued a no-confidence vote against him. Chief among the union’s complaints: that Levine was absent during busy Memorial Day Weekend.
A female sea turtle had just laid a nest the night before when she was mysteriously found dead at the water line in Miami Beach Monday morning, authorities said. Two nests near the turtle also showed signs of boot prints and tire tracks nearby.
Despite fatal shootings, a major event imploding and gunfire on the Palmetto Expressway, the most eventful Memorial Day weekend in recent memory was a money maker for Miami Beach’s hotel industry. Revenue grew 12 percent compared to last Memorial Day Weekend, tempering some of the challenges hotels in Miami-Dade faced overall in May.
In an effort to bring back orchid prominence to the urban area, the city of Miami Beach is joining Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden’s Million Orchid Project, which aims to plant 20,000 native orchids on the island over the next three years. The city joins municipalities like Coral Gables, Palmetto Bay, Cutler Bay, Bal Harbour and South Miami to revitalize the orchid population in conjunction with the project.
Gloria Fajardo, who sang in Cuba, became her daughter Gloria Estefan’s inspiration in Miami. The superstar’s mom has her own story featured nightly in the Broadway musical, ‘On Your Feet! The Musical: The Emilio & Gloria Estefan Story.’
The man accused of robbing a bank in Miami and then giving away the loot while standing on the trunk of a car in front of a crowd in Miami Beach will claim insanity at his trial, according to court records.
Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine held an emergency news conference on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 to announce measures to address Memorial Day weekend incidents and said he is not calling for a ban of Urban Beach Weekend.
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