What a difference a year can make. Since launching in May 2014, Lyft has been embraced by consumers as a safe and efficient transportation option. Thousands of drivers have taken the opportunity to use their own vehicle to help their neighbors get around town.
A recent United Way study reported that 45 percent of Florida’s working families struggle to make ends meet and to afford the basic necessities such as housing, food, transportation, childcare and healthcare. In Miami-Dade, the number is as high as 50 percent. For these hardworking families a single crisis, often a healthcare emergency, can result in financial chaos.
It is amazing what can happen in a day. Rebuilding Together Miami Dade is excited to partner with Comcast on an upcoming project and invites South Florida residents to join us to make change happen in our community.
Why on God’s green Earth has Howard Schnellenberger, who won a national championship and rebuilt three programs, been kept out of the College Football Hall of Fame over the winning percentage criteria when another inducted coach, Tuss McLaughry, has a much lower percentage of .490?
Once again, reality is being denied. The approval of the giant new mega-mall in Northwest Miami-Dade is but another example of a failure to recognize the reality of life in Greater Miami. There are too many people here. And they all drive automobiles.
One in four women will be victims of severe domestic violence in their lifetime. Every nine seconds a woman is assaulted or beaten. In the United States, 4,774,000 women experience domestic violence each year, and three women are murdered by a current or former domestic partner every day. Eight million children witness domestic violence each year.
South Florida is home to one of the country’s largest populations of Holocaust survivors. While many of them, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, have lead productive lives, the horror of their suffering at an early age never goes away.
Re the April 10 editorial cartoon: Jim Morin seems to suffer from short-term memory. After 9/11 and more recently in 2011, when Miami-Dade County Dets. Roger Castillo and Amanda Haworth were killed in Miami, he portrayed police officers as both courageous and righteous figures.