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Monique O. Madan

@MoniqueOMadan

Monique O. Madan covers Coral Gables, Palmetto Bay and Pinecrest. Monique started at the Herald in 2008 as a part-time reporter. She graduated Emerson College in Boston after stints at The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and the Dallas Morning News. She returned to her hometown paper, the Miami Herald, in 2014.

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Palmetto Bay in line for county grant to revitalize Franjo Road

Palmetto Bay is poised to get its downtown redevelopment effort going in earnest with $7.5 million in county funds. A unanimous vote by Miami-Dade County commissioners on Tuesday put the village first in line to recapture money if any projects already approved to receive dollars through the Economic Development Fund program fall through.

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Photo Gallery: Vintage Car Show at the Deering Estate | March 15, 2015

The Deering Estate at Cutler hosted its third-annual Vintage Car Show , Sunday, March 15, 2015, in Cutler Bay. The event was a collaboration between the estate, the Antique Automotive Club of America-South Florida Region, and Mercedes Benz of Cutler Bay. Visitors were treated to about 30 pre-1955 cars, trucks, and motor cycles, along with food for sale, live entertainment, and games.

Stellar spellers get stumped by written test

Two South Florida eighth graders — Jack Benveniste-Plitt, 14, from Surfside, and Trishala Kumar, 13, from Miramar —survived the first three rounds of the national spelling bee, only to get stymied by a difficult written test.

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