A U.S. Coast Guard crew boarded a Watson Island tour boat Monday and cited the operator for multiple safety violations, according to an agency press release. The owner and operator face more than $42,000 in fines.
Rapture Electronic Music Festival’s lawsuit against Ultra Music Festival will proceed after a federal judge accepted Rapture’s rewritten complaint. The judge had dismissed an earlier version of the lawsuit.
Florida Department of Health of Miami-Dade lifted two swimming advisories — Crandon South, Key Biscayne Beach Club — that were issued due to high levels of fecal matter but Crandon North advisory remains in effect.
Andrew Otazo has hauled 6,500 pounds of trash from Bear Cut Preserve mangroves and will walk the Miami Marathon with 30 pounds of trash on his back in an effort to raise awareness for marine pollution.
The Miami Open tennis tournament is moving to Hard Rock Stadium in 2019 after 30 years in Key Biscayne, Florida. Despite initial skepticism from fans, ticket sales are ahead of pace. Construction on the site is well underway.
Inlingua Language Centers, a chain of 10 language schools serving hundreds of foreigners on student visas, abruptly closed this week. The school was run by the Ortegas, an Ecuadorian family with ties to the Panama Papers scandal.
Michael Davey was elected mayor of Key Biscayne after voters in the posh island community chose the former member of the village council over a sitting one, rival mayoral candidate Luis “Lucho” de la Cruz.
Since Key Biscayne resident Fernando Bravo decided to switch parties after the first year of President Trump’s term in office, and Tuesday he cast his ballot for Democratic candidates for governor, U.S. Congress and U.S. Senate.
With Miami’s Ultra Music Festival potentially moving to Virginia Key, Key Biscayne leaders called an emergency meeting Monday night lambasting Miami officials and promising to mobilize against the effort.