The Miami Gardens Police Dept. along with the North Dade Youth and Family Coalition, hosted 'coffee with a cop on the block' in a Miami Gardens neighborhood, on Thursday, July 15, 2016. The mission was to gather the community together and to get to know your local officers and your neighbors as well.
This past week, the Opa-locka City Commission appointed John Riley to fill a seat left vacant after a commissioner’s death in May. Riley easily edged out four other candidates to replace Commissioner Terence Pinder, who was facing state bribery charges when he rammed his city-issued SUV into a tree.
Opa-locka commissioners — whose city is being investigated by the FBI for suspected corruption and the Securities and Exchange Commission for a questionable bond deal — adopt an ethics plan for all employees.
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.