SweetwaterThe Miami Herald , Jun 18
Farm Share held a Free Food Distribution event at Tamiami Park in Sweetwater on Saturday, June 15. Farm Share is a large-scale food bank and... food-packing house that works to end hunger by feeding families and helping local churches, homeless shelters and soup kitchens. Volunteers from Baptist Health and the offices of state Reps. Erik Fresen, Michael Bileca, Jose Felix Diaz and Frank Artiles helped distribute food and other goods.
SweetwaterThe Miami Herald , Jun 13
The Swedish retailer’s stores are known for drawing big crowds, so the company says it will upgrade two nearby roads.
The ArtsThe Miami Herald , May 30
The New Theatre’s production of ‘Road Through Heaven,’ by Ricky J. Martinez, closes its run at the Roxy Performing Arts... Center in University Park this Sunday, June 2. The play tells the story of a love triangle between two men and a woman living together on a fictional Caribbean island. Showtimes are 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The theater is located at 1645 SW 107th Ave. Tickets are $35 for Sunday evening and $40 for Sunday afternoon, plus a $3.50 service charge. Discounts are available for students and seniors. For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.new-theatre.org or call 305-443-5909.
West Miami-DadeThe Miami Herald , May 23
Florida Power and Light contractors completed a phase of improvements to the electrical grid serving the Westwood Lakes neighborhood in West... Miami-Dade on Thursday.
Jorge Barahona is facing the death penalty, along with his wife, in the murder of the couple’s 10-year-old adopted daughter
SweetwaterThe Miami Herald , May 20
On the day Cubans celebrated their independence, FIU and the city of Sweetwater unveiled a statue commemorating the efforts of one of the co... untry’s most beloved freedom fighters.
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Naked Politics: Another Miami ballot-fraud scandal: Cops raid home of operative for Commissioner Xavier Suarez mayoral campaignNaked Politics, Jun. 13, 2013
Law enforcement officers investigating absentee ballot fraud raided the home early Thursday of Juan Pablo Baggini, the operations director for Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez?s mayoral campaign.
Detectives searched Baggini?s Southwest Miami-Dade residence after the Miami-Dade Elections Department reported a series of online applications for 20 absentee ballots submitted [...]
Riptide 2.0, Jun. 12, 2013
On April 11, 28-year-old Suyima Torres went into an office in a West Miami-Dade strip mall to receive cosmetic injections in her buttocks. Ten hours later, she was dead. Police are investigating...Continue reading "Miami Woman Dies After Receiving Butt-Enhancing Injections" > [...]
HOMESTEAD IS HOME, Jun. 1, 2013Number of comments: 0
Miami Herald Excerpt: In a news conference held at his West Miami-Dade office Saturday morning, Garcia, a Democrat, maintained that he had no knowledge of the failed plot during last year?s primary election. He said he learned about his campaign?s involvement only the previous afternoon from chief of staff [...]
Naked Politics: Joe Garcia: 'Flawed' absentee-voting system, 'reckless abandon' contributed to ballot scandalNaked Politics, Jun. 1, 2013
Congressman Joe Garcia on Saturday attempted to control the damage inflicted on his office a day earlier, when he dismissed his chief of staff for apparently orchestrating a scheme to submit hundreds of fraudulent absentee-ballot requests.
In a news conference held at his West Miami-Dade office Saturday morning, Garcia, a Democrat, maintained that he had [...]
Naked Politics, May. 22, 2013
From MH's Jay Weaver:The Internal Revenue Service has slammed the Miccosukee Indians with a bill of $170 million for the West Miami-Dade tribe?s failure to report and withhold taxes from its distribution of gambling profits to tribal members, according to court records.
In a long-running battle, the IRS also has [...]