NEWS FROM: Medley, Miami Springs, Virginia Gardens
Not that there was ever much doubt of the outcome or that he was seriously threatened, but it was still a celebratory mood last week in the ... Intercontinental Hotel in Doral when Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz celebrated his election to a fourth consecutive term and was joined by members of the Medley and Virginia Gardens council.
SoapboxThe Miami Herald , Sep 3
Miami Springs Police Chief Pete Baan will retire at the end of this year, and the next chief should be 36-year veteran Capt. Jon Kahn.
One week after a Kickoff Classic loss to North Miami Beach and what could be considered a less-than-optimistic outlook for the 2014 season f... rom Miami Springs High School football coach Darryel Bethune, Hawks fans got quite a pleasant surprise last week when their team upset Hialeah in the season opener to win the Mayor's Cup Trophy back for the first time since 2007.
For the first time in history Little Women 2: Wrath of the Undead was performed and it happened on Miami Springs' very own stage as Pelican ... Playhouse put on the show as part of its Summer Recital, 2014.
When do water and ice catch on like wildfire? When its the Ice Bucket Challenge" and our own River Cities area residents have be... en keen to step up for the frigid soak including the folks at All Angels Academy, all for a good cause.
Miami Springs Police responded to a hoax call on Sunday, Aug. 24 around 5 p.m. and the threat was serious enough to warrant bringing in back... up from several agencies as a caller said he shot someone inside a home in the 200 block of Reinette Drive.
If there was any doubt that Miami Springs was getting a new Aquatic Center before last Monday, it went away when the council voted 5-0 at th... eir regular meeting to approve the design concept. The consulting firm Bermello Ajamil & Partners (B&A) was given the go-ahead with the design/bidding process, and if all goes right, groundbreaking will take place in April 2015.
Miami SpringsThe Miami Herald , Aug 25
About a quarter of Miami Springs municipal employees earn more than $100,000 in salary and benefits, city records shows.
WIth an upcoming election in November, Florida Governor Rick Scott made the town of Medley part of his whistle-stop campaign tour last week ... when he dropped by La Cosecha Restaurant for a little breakfast and Cuban coffee.
Criminal courtThe Miami Herald , Aug 27
Jurors deadlocked in case of man who claimed self-defense in gunning down a 423-pound coworker he says bullied him.
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