Cutler Bay

Cutler Bay to name street for former mayor

The town of Cutler Bay will dedicate and rename Southwest 184th Street/Eureka Drive to “John F. Cosgrove Way” at a ceremony between 10 and 10:30 a.m. at the 47th Annual Whispering Pines Fourth of July Celebration.

Cosgrove, who served as the first mayor of Cutler Bay in January 2006, died April 19, 2006, following an emergency appendectomy while on vacation in South Africa. Cosgrove served as a Florida state representative for 17 years. In 1993, Cosgrove helped to pass legislation to keep private insurance companies from leaving South Florida after Hurricane Andrew.

“During Hurricane Andrew, he brought great relief to the residents,” said current Mayor Ed MacDougall. “He was a beloved individual and has always been there for the community. This is something where I personally wanted to find someway that we could honor him. He lived in Cutler Bay, off of Eureka Drive. He did a lot of good work for us.”

After passing resolutions with the Miami-Dade board of county commissioners and the town council, the town will also erect a new sign on the former Burger King Way at a later date.

The town will also have its annual Fourth of July fireworks show at 9 p.m. at Black Point Park & Marina.