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MBAF hosts 2017 Giving Guide Reception

MBAF on Thursday hosted the South Florida Business Journal's VIP reception for the 2017 Giving Guide.


'The Leaf Magician' entertains on Miami's Calle Ocho

At age 17, back in Cuba, Angel Zoilo Perera grabbed a green ficus leaf from a tree, pressed it between his lips and began to blow - but he became dizzy. Now 78, he continues to play the greenery as an instrument, as well as the guitar, at La Esquina de La Fama restaurant on Calle Ocho in Little Havana.


The Best Things to Do in Miami This Weekend

Get ready, Miami. Now through the end of the year, this city's calendar is essentially a marathon of events and excitement.


Here's Why There Are No Pedicabs in Miami

For four years, Philip Seidenberg has had a simple dream: Bringing his pedicab company to Miami-Dade so locals and tourists can avoid traffic around downtown Miami with people-powered wheels. But he says a city famous for its nightmarish public transit has effectively banned his three-wheeled taxis from entering the market.


We gave more than ever, pulling in a record-setting haul for Give Miami Day

Volunteers at Give Miami Day headquarters at Marlins Park helped the Miami Foundation raise a record $10.1 million in 24 hours Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. From right: Keria Rebustillo, Kamilah Wallen, Staycie Gabelus and Justin Harris of The Miami Foundation.


In Miamia s District 3 commission runoff, Alfonso a oeAlfiea Leon is still our pick

Tuesday's runoff for Miami's District 3 commission seat - a race between Joe Carollo and Alfonso "Alfie" Leon - is looking like a Greek drama. Here's the set up: This week, Miami's recently elected mayor, Francis X. Suarez, was sworn into office.


Volunteer celebrates her birthdays by performing community service

Melissa Sullivan spent her September birthday month doing volunteer service, for the third year in a row. Here she is with supplies donated for the difficult times after Hurricane Irma in the Florida Keys.


Hea s a sex predator and repeat felon. But hea ll pay a bigger price for small-time scam

Braulio Valenzuela, 76, has been arrested over a dozen times since the 1990s. Among his convictions: burglary and child molestation.


This judgea s name was all over a suspect land deal. Herea s why she wona t face charges.

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel won't be charged alongside her husband, Myron Rosner, who is accused of pilfering tens of thousands of dollars from an investor. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Sarah Zabel won't be charged alongside her husband, Myron Rosner, who is accused of pilfering tens of thousands of dollars from an investor.


The Ten Best Thanksgiving Weekend Parties in Miami

Thanksgiving can be a Dickensian tale of two holidays. Seeing family and scarfing down a feast of stuffing, turkey, pumpkin pie, and whatever surprise your mom has in store this year is the best in life.


What's it like to drive a $3 million car in the streets of Miami?...

What's it like to drive a $3 million car in the streets of Miami? Pretty great, says Miami.com's Editor What's it like to drive a $3 million car in the streets of Miami? Pretty great, says Miami.com's Editor Bugatti released it's latest performance vehicle, the Chiron. Only 500 of this luxury sports car will be made and the price tag starts at $2.9 million.


After Irma Outages, Miami-Dade Commissioner Wants FPL to Bury Power Lines

Miami is known for getting slammed with hurricanes, which tend to blow apart power lines. So after Irma knocked out power for roughly 90 percent of Florida Power & Light's customers in September, many residents asked why most of FPL's lines are still above ground.


Armed robber steals cash from Hollywood Walgreens

Surveillance cameras rolled as a man walked into a Hollywood Walgreens, pulled out a gun, demanded cash and then ran off. Surveillance cameras rolled as a man walked into a Hollywood Walgreens, pulled out a gun, demanded cash and then ran off.


This Season's Must-Have Accessories for Every Miami It Girl

Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn with Chanel's dazzling Code Coco watch collection. The famed fashion house's line is composed of diamond-encrusted sparkling timepieces that double as bracelets and are guaranteed to transcend the seasons.


Miami just made him mayor. Will it give him more power?

In his first speech as Miami's mayor, Francis Suarez laid out plans to pursue an array of public works projects and pledged to push during his first 12 months in office to dramatically expand his powers and become the focal point of city government. Suarez, who was sworn into office Wednesday after winning more than 85 percent of the vote during the Nov. 7 election , said he'll quickly launch a petition drive and seek the consent of city commissioners to get a strong mayor referendum onto the November 2018 ballot.


Le Pain Quotidien Opens First Florida Location in Coconut Grove

Le Pain Quotidien , the Belgian bakery chain that offers fresh, organic breads, is scheduled to open its first Florida location in Coconut Grove this Friday, November 17. Founder Alain Coumont opened the first Le Pain Quotidien, French for "the daily bread," in Brussels in 1990. Since then, the fast-casual restaurant has flourished, with cafs in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Connecticut, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. The company prides itself on turning out organic whole-wheat sourdough bread, or pain au levain, made daily in-house using three simple ingredients: organic flour, water, and salt.


Thanksgiving 2017: Miami Restaurant Guide

If you are bypassing exasperated travelers and family drama this Thanksgiving, you'll be happy to learn there are plenty of restaurants offering turkey dinner right here in balmy South Florida. So, sit back, eat without having to clean up, and best of all, skip having to listen to Aunt Betty bitch about Uncle Saul's enlarged prostate.


Miami Federal Prison Guard Gets Eight Months in Jail for Raping Inmate

Prison inmates - especially those awaiting trial - cannot legally consent to sex with guards, supervisors, or anyone else who holds that much power over their lives in government custody . That should be common sense, and it's why the federal government defines any sex between prison guards and inmates as rape.


Mouse King Returns To Mandelstam Theater In South Miami This December

For the fifth year in a row, the children's holiday musical Mouse King will entertain audiences at the Mandelstam Theater . The production - book by Sesame Street veteran Noel MacNeal and music and lyrics by award-winning composer Jim Camacho - captures the imagination and spirit of the holiday season, and showcases professional actors and master puppeteers from New York City, as well as some of the area's best young talent.


Miami looks to creating trust to help fund The Underline

In the City of Miami, developers can earn additional floor space and height and other advantages by committing to spend money on public benefits, like constructing a new section of the baywalk or improving a nearby park. City commissioners are planning to create a public benefits trust to help fund The Underline, a 10-mile linear park and urban trail.


Palmer Trinity students, staff honor U.S. veterans

Palmer Trinity School's staff and students, with Miami-Dade Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz, center, recently honored veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces with a special ceremony and breakfast. Palmer Trinity School's staff and students, with Miami-Dade Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz, center, recently honored veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces with a special ceremony and breakfast.


Puerto Rico asks for $94 billion from Congress

Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rossello unveiled a $94.3 billion disaster relief request to Congress on Monday, a massive sum that he said will help the U.S. territory adequately recover from Hurricane Maria. Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rossello unveiled a $94.3 billion disaster relief request to Congress on Monday, a massive sum that he said will help the U.S. territory adequately recover from Hurricane Maria.


FL: Miami is Home to Terrible Drivers. Autonomous is a Fix to Road Rage and No-Signal Turns.

Nov. 13--The driverless-car revolution is coming to Manhattan streets in early 2018. Trials are running in Pittsburgh, Phoenix, Boston and San Francisco.


High school basketball star shot and killed in Overtown

A former South Florida high school basketball star was shot and killed Sunday and police are actively searching for the gunman. Malcolm Nicholas III, 19, was shot shortly after 7 p.m. in the area of NW 5th Avenue and 17th Street in Overtown.


Best of UMiami 2017: The Global City

Pitbull sings about "international love," and when it comes to the mixing of global cultures, there's no place quite like Miami. On a campus where students can grab arepas, pastelitos, and poke bowls between classes, where one might hear snatches of Spanish, Arabic, French and Chinese on the sidewalks, it's hard to forget the unique cultural fabric of the city of Miami.


Best of UMiami blurbs

Nothing makes first date magic happen quite like an element of surprise does. Take your date on an unforgettable trip back in time at Vicky's House.


Ex-husband of a Real Housewivesa star faces federal cocaine charges in Miami

The U.S. Attorney's office said they caught Pedro Rosello trying to sell two kilos of cocaine last week. Rosello, 52, was married to a woman who starred on the TV reality show "Real Housewives of Miami," and he also once testified against drug kingpin Sal Magluta.


Impresaria Judy Drucker to celebrate a half-century of classical music

Her Great Artists Series enriched the cultural scene with stars including Luciano Pavarotti, PlA cido Domingo, JosA© Carreras, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Zubin Mehta, Beverly Sills, Cecilia Bartoli and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. On Sunday, Drucker's friends and the classical music community will honor her with a champagne brunch and full concert at Temple Israel of Greater Miami celebrating the Great Artist Series' 50th anniversary.


Miami's Favorite Pumpkin Spice Items, According to Yelp

Without color-changing leaves and cool temperatures, Miami marks its transition into autumn with a sweet batch of pumpkin spice desserts and drinks. When Starbucks debuted its coveted pumpkin spice latte in 2003, it spurred dozens of local restaurants to create their own quintessential fall-inspired items.


Miami is home to terrible drivers. Herea s a fix to road rage and no-signal turns.

The driverless-car revolution is coming to Manhattan streets in early 2018. Trials are running in Pittsburgh, Phoenix, Boston and San Francisco.


Several Shootings in Miami-Dade Send 3 Men to the Hospital

Two of the shootings took place in the City of Miami Sunday night, while the third took place in Miami Gardens. City of Miami Police responded to a shooting near Northwest 25th Street and 10th Avenue just after 7 p.m. Officials said the male victim suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder.


'American Masks' artist, UM professor sent hate threats after exhibit goes viral

UM art professor Billie Grace Lynn had put her "American Masks" sculpture - three Ku Klux Klan hood made out of American flags - on display twice in Miami. The first time, she received side glances and thumbs up and thumbs down, but this time, she's receiving death threats.


Miamia s mayor-elect says hea s not involved in commission election. But his dad is.

Francis Suarez, , says he's not getting involved in the District 3 commission election. But his father Xavier Suarez is fighting to keep former Mayor Joe Carollo from returning to office.


Rahmani in Miami, London

Vinalhaven artist Aviva Rahmani's ongoing Blued Trees Symphony will be represented as individual tree-notes in "Sixth," an exhibition curated by Jane Hart, at Bridge Red, the John and James L. Knight funded nonprofit contemporary art venue in North Miami. The exhibition will open with a 4 to 7 p.m. reception Sunday, Nov. 19; and close with a noon to 3 p.m. brunch Jan. 7 at Bridge Red Studios/Project Space, 12425 NE 13th Ave., No.


Live Blog: ESPN's College GameDay broadcasts live from campus

This is a live blog covering the broadcast of ESPN's College GameDay from the Coral Gables campus of University of Miami. The Miami Hurricane will be adding information as College GameDay continues and updates become available.


Salt Bae's Nusr-Et Debuts in Brickell

Get ready for some mesmerizing sensual salt flipping wrist action as Nusret GA kA e's - aka the man behind the meme phenomenon better known as "Salt Bae" - has officially opened his Turkish steakhouse mini-chain Nusr-et inside former COYA Miami space at 999 Brickell Avenue. This is the eleventh location for Nusr-et, which has outposts in places like Turkey and Dubai, but is it's first location inside the United States.


Honor our veterans at one of these events

Honors the brave men and women who served our country. Event includes the Homestead Air Reserve Color Guard posting of colors, the pledge of allegiance and national anthem by the Cutler Ridge Elementary Choir, a student essay reading from Cutler Bay High School, and breakfast provided by Walters Coffee Shop; 8-10 a.m., Cutler Bay Town Center, 10720 Caribbean Blvd..


Ita s Carollo vs. Leon in Miami election runoff after ballot recount

Alfonso "Alfie" Leon, who will face Joe Carollo in a Nov. 21 runoff election, left, and Zoraida Barreiro, who officially ran third in Nov. 7 election, as determined by Friday's recount. Alfonso "Alfie" Leon, who will face Joe Carollo in a Nov. 21 runoff election, left, and Zoraida Barreiro, who officially ran third in Nov. 7 election, as determined by Friday's recount.


How to solve Miami's peacock problem? Send them to a loving home in Iowa

The solution to Miami's polarizing peacock problem could be a man known as Mr. Peacock who has generously offered to adopt the unwanted birds at his four-acre farm in Iowa corn country. Dennis Fett and his wife, Debra Joan Buck , keep up to 250 peafowl on their property, so the squawking, pooping, landscape-devouring, car-scratching habits of the birds that drive Miami residents crazy don't bother them.


The Best Things To Do in Miami This Weekend

Right smack-dab in the middle of Scorpio season in a city that specializes in adult entertainment and decadence, it might seem difficult to find clean, innocent fun. Instead of forcing your strip club persona into saintly garb right before Thanksgiving dinner, try easing into some wholesomeness this weekend with The Betsy South Beach's A Cappella Festival, the Camelot Days Medieval Festival, or some Miami Book Fair events.


Coral Gables city attorney leaving for post with Trump administration

Craig E. Leen after being sworn in as city attorney of Coral Gables on April 11, 2011. Leen has accepted a top post at the U.S. Labor Department under former FIU law school dean Alexander Acosta, now the Labor secretary.


Thousands gather for last day of Hurricane Irma food aid

The crowds gathered before dawn as thousands flocked to Hard Rock Stadium for the last day of food aid for Hurricane Irma damages on Nov. 9, 2017. The crowds gathered before dawn as thousands flocked to Hard Rock Stadium for the last day of food aid for Hurricane Irma damages on Nov. 9, 2017.


Gov. Scott orders special election to replace Miami lawmaker who resigned

A special election to replace a Miami-Dade County legislator who resigned last week will be held next spring, leaving Florida Democrats short a member during the entirety of the upcoming lawmaking session. On Thursday, Gov. Rick Scott scheduled the special House District 114 primary for Feb. 20 and the special general election for May 1. The 60-day legislative session begins Jan. 9. Democrats will be left with only 40 members in the 120-member chamber.


African-American museum professionals convene in Miami

The 2017 African Diaspora Museum Conference. From left: Joanne Hyppolite, curator of Smithsonian NMAAHC; Deborah Mack, associate director for strategic partnerships at Smithsonian NMAAHC; Sherene James-Williamson, president of Museums Association of the Caribbean; and Brian J. Carter, board president of Association of African American Museums.


'A Que Pasa, USA?' returning to Miami as a live stage show

Que Pasa, USA? the 1970s TV sitcom on WPBT-Ch. 2 will be updated as a live stage production at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.


Two are shot and wounded in Allapattah barbershop

Two people were shot in a barbershop in Allapattah late Thursday morning. Police wouldn't say what caused the gunfire or whether the shooter was at large.


Armed robber hands out donuts during robbery

Police are looking for three men who robbed a doughnut store in Houston, Texas on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. During the robbery, one suspects offered customers doughnuts while the other two suspects were robbing the employees.


Misael Soto's Flood Relief Shows How Much Climate Change Sucks

Miami in all of its weirdness and smallness is a great incubator for creativity. But opportunities for growth can be limited.


That glass of Miami tap water might taste and smell like chemicals. It shouldna t last.

The tap water in Miami-Dade County may have a chemical taste and smell during the first part of November as engineers inject a different type of chlorine into the types for a yearly cleansing process. The tap water in Miami-Dade County may have a chemical taste and smell during the first part of November as engineers inject a different type of chlorine into the types for a yearly cleansing process.


AT&T Upgrades Cell Service In Central and West Boca

With the start of the busy holiday season just around the corner, AT&T is beefing up its network. We have upgraded 140 cell sites in South Florida to increase data speeds and network performance for customers.


White House implements new Cuba policy restricting travel, trade

President Donald Trump signs his new Cuba policy at the Manuel Artime Theateron June 16, 2017 in Miami, where he unveiled the changes he's making to the Obama-era policies toward Cuba. The Trump administration Wednesday announced tight new restrictions on American travel and commercial exchanges with Cuba, implementing a policy announced by President Donald Trump five months ago to reverse Obama administration normalization with the Communist-ruled island.


FYI Miami: November 9, 2017

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Another Miami jail suicide? Inmate leaped to his death while handcuffed, family says

Eckerson was a suicide risk and appeared to have climbed over a railing and leaped to his death, corrections authorities told relatives. "He was getting out that day.


Miami's Ten Best Fall Cocktails

In Miami, the fall season seems like a myth. But, even though the city may not be blessed with multicolored leaves and consistently crisp fall air, that doesn't mean natives can't still enjoy pumpkin-spiced cocktails, complete with a sprinkle of nutmeg and stirred with cinnamon sticks.


Miami Pop-Ups Serve Pizza, Ice Cream, and Fine Food

Funky, graffiti-style caricatures of pizza, beer, and cigarettes are painted in red, orange, and yellow across the walls of a half-wooden, half-tented structure on the southeast corner of Jungle Plaza in the Design District. Inside, a team of cooks smears cheese and drizzles honey onto disks of dough laid out on metal baking sheets.


5 children killed when bomb explodes at Tanzania school

An official says at least five children have been killed and 24 others injured in a bomb explosion at a primary school in Tanzania. The blast occurred Wednesday inside the compound of Kihinga primary school.


Failing Sunset Place mall was going to be revamped. Why did politicians say no?

The new owners of the failing Shops at Sunset Place planned to sink tens of millions into radically remaking the failing mall and helping revive the fortunes of South Miami's troubled downtown by adding apartments, a hotel and a public plaza and promenade. But they didn't count on running into a buzzsaw at the city commission.


Miami condo price reductions in sales just 1.1% from list

While many buildings are still in the pre-construction or construction stages, there is always a demand for units in existing buildings, observers say. Of the 50 most expensive, prices range from $13.9 million for a 6,120-square-foot unit on Fisher Island to $55 million for a penthouse at Faena at 3315 Collins Ave. on Miami Beach.


Rental apartment building proposed on shore of Miami River

A developer is proposing to construct a rental building with 63 market-rate apartments on the south shore of the Miami River at 1515 NW South River Drive. Antonio P. Pardo of 1515 Miami River LLC is requesting land use and zoning changes on the property from the City of Miami.


Miami race headed for runoff, recount

A highly contentious campaign for Miami city commission pitting political dynasties against each other is headed for overtime after Tuesday's election failed to produce a winner and the results separating the second- and third-place finishers were so narrow that an automatic machine recount was expected. Meanwhile, a second race for city commission saw a 73-year-old public school teacher fight his way into one of Miami's most important elected offices on his seventh try in 22 years.


He cared for Haitian orphans. Now hea s been found guilty of sexually abusing them

Daniel Pye was found guilty Tuesday by a Miami federal jury on three counts of traveling to Haiti from Miami to have sex with underage girls at his orphanage. Daniel Pye was found guilty Tuesday by a Miami federal jury on three counts of traveling to Haiti from Miami to have sex with underage girls at his orphanage.


Youa ve been longing for Miamia s Best Pizza for years. Now, shea s back a " almost.

The former Sunset Quickprint at 5833 Ponce de Leon Blvd. in Coral Gables is going to be the new home for an old University of Miami hangout: Miami's Best Pizza is announcing a winter 2018 opening. The original location with the prove-it-to-me name, hand-tossed pizza pies and wooden picnic tables, was a fixture at 1514 S. Dixie Hwy.


Man shot in face after botched armed robbery

The Miami-Dade Police Department is asking the publics' help in identifying a man who shot another man in the face during an armed robbery in northwest Miami-Dade county on Nov. 4, 2017. The Miami-Dade Police Department is asking the publics' help in identifying a man who shot another man in the face during an armed robbery in northwest Miami-Dade county on Nov. 4, 2017.


It hasna t been easy to get food aid after Irma. These people found a second chance

Thousands of South Florida residents left their homes on Tuesday morning to search for food stamps issued by the federal DSNAP program. Given the large number of attendees, the Hard Rock stadium is surrounded by long lines of people affected by Hurricane Irma.


Father of dead child left in a garbage bin is a Miami Beach cop

Months before she allegedly smothered her daughter to death in South Miami-Dade, Tina Farrington accused the father of her children - a Miami Beach cop - of child abuse, court records show. Farrington, 31, was charged early Monday with murdering 4-year-old Tania Paige.


Miami Food Bucket List: Ten Things to Eat Before You Die

Playing dominoes on Calle Ocho. Getting nude at Haulover Beach . We know all the things we've got to do in Miami before we die.


Trump administration to end TPS for Nicaraguans. No decision on Haitians, Salvadorans

Kids of parents under Temporary Protected Status gather while speakers address the media at the FANM office in Little Haiti, on Monday. Immigration advocates held the press conference in reaction to the possibility that TPS may be terminated for more than 300,000 Haitians and Central Americans.


Before heading to an emergency food stamps site, follow these tips to make it easier

Ramon Heredia, 60, from Hialeah, stands in line in hopes of receiving aid from a post-hurricane disaster center in Tropical Park in Miami on Sunday, Oct. 15. From Tuesday through Thursday, Nov. 7-9, DCF will operate a center at Hard Rock Stadium and another at BB&T Center. For those who missed out on emergency food stamps after Hurricane Irma, the Department of Children and Families will open one Miami-Dade and one Broward site from Tuesday through Thursday.


Wahlberg and Ferrell are just the kind of co-dads everyone needs in - Daddy's Home 2'

Mark Wahlberg was in Miami to talk about his latest movie, 'Daddy's Home 2,' a sequel to the 2015 hit comedy co-starring Will Ferrell as his co-dad and Mel Gibson as his macho father. Mark Wahlberg was in Miami to talk about his latest movie, 'Daddy's Home 2,' a sequel to the 2015 hit comedy co-starring Will Ferrell as his co-dad and Mel Gibson as his macho father.


Get a global viewpoint with eye-opening senior lecture series at the Key Biscayne Community Center

They have experienced life on a level many can't even imagine, and on November 8 at 10 a.m. Dr. Mitra Raheb will be the first of a line of experts to deliver a lecture at the Key Biscayne Community Center as part of the "Global Viewpoints: The world we live in" series. The lectures are designed to give local seniors a window to the future.


First Annual Imaginary Radio Music & Arts Festival Honors Miami's Scene

Robby Robb is on a mission to make a music festival that celebrates local bands - whether they're from Miami or local to somewhere else. On November 18, Robb will inaugurate his first annual Imaginary Radio Music & Arts Festival at Gramps.


Holocaust survivor pulled from car in path of oncoming train

Henry Flescher. 93, prisoner in several Nazi concentration camps, saved seconds before car destroyed, after making wrong turn in Miami Holocaust survivor Henry Flescher was pulled from his car seconds before it was hit by a train on October 31, 2017.


Editorial: Snapshots from the nation's press

Yaneisy Duenas, left, and Ferando Sanudo walk through a flooded parking lot to their boat at the Haulover Marine Center on Nov. 14, 2016 in North Miami, Fla. The flood waters were caused by a combination of the lunar orbit which causes seasonal high tides, also known as a King tide, and rising sea levels due to climate change.


After Rejections He Lands Police Job, Legal Issues Came Soon

Ten times, South Florida police departments rejected George Miyares after he failed psychological, polygraph or background tests. He was investigated three times by Miami-Dade Corrections, which hired him as a guard, and cited for excessive use of force against an inmate in one case.


Firefighters fired after noose found hanging on black colleague's family photo

A fire rescue ambulance in Little Havana. Six Miami Fire and Rescue firefighters are out of a job after a noose was placed over a photo belonging to an African-American colleague.


A Running List of Miamians Who've Complained About Anti-White or Anti-Male "Discrimination"

Poor, poor white people. After centuries of subjugating people of color, exterminating indigenous Americans and brutalizing millions of black slaves, it's really hard being part of the national ruling class.


Coast Guard rescues Miami boater missing on the ocean for a day

On Saturday night, a Coast Guard airplane crew spotted Eugene Russell, 50, in his 22-foot boat about 25 miles off North Miami Beach. The Coast Guard Cutter Richard Etheridge reached Russell around 8:30 p.m. and took him to Fort Lauderdale, where he was reunited with his wife.


Why is parking in Miami so expensive a " and such a hassle?

Next time you're stuck in rush hour, the traffic inching forward in agonizingly slow stops and starts, take a look around you and ponder this: With so many cars already clogging the streets and highways in Miami-Dade County, how does everyone find a place to park? Sometimes - whether it's a Friday night on South Beach or a weekend afternoon at Dolphin Mall - it feels like we can't. "There is definitely a scarcity of parking in Miami-Dade County," said Winnie Smith, who lives in Kendall.


Miami voters should approve bonds to address sea-level rise, affordable housing and public safety

Miami voters have their best opportunity yet to fortify the city as sea-level rise already makes its relentless approach. And not a moment too soon.


The fate of TPS holders could be decided as early as Monday a " and theya re afraid

The former farmer's crops were wiped out, leaving the then 36-year-old without a home, a non-existent agriculture business and four children to feed. "I lost everything; nothing was recoverable and nothing was certain," he said.


Time is running out for early voting in Miami-Dade municipal elections

Two weeks of early voting in four Miami-Dade communities comes to an end Sunday in three cities - Miami, Miami Beach and Hialeah. Homestead ends early voting Saturday afternoon.


Time is running out for early voting in Miami-Dade municipal elections

Two weeks of early voting in four Miami-Dade communities comes to an end Sunday in three cities - Miami, Miami Beach and Hialeah. Homestead ends early voting Saturday afternoon.


Miami voters hit the polls Tuesday in consequential city election

Voters in the city of Miami are just days away from choosing a new mayor, two new commissioners and whether to spend $400 million on affordable housing and sea-rise projects in a consequential election that will decide the fate not only of the Magic City but also its political dynasties. More than 13,000 have already voted early or by mail.


He fought for civil rights for almost a century. Now a street will be named after him

Garth Reeves still remembers the battles from 70 years ago when black people in Dade County were banned from playing golf or going to certain beaches. And while he led the movement to break down those barriers, the longtime editor of The Miami Times, South Florida's premier black newspaper, says the community still has much to do.


The Miami Hotel Where All the Narcos Came to Play

The unbelievable yet true story of the Mutiny, the hotel at the center Miami's cocaine cowboys heyday-and an inspiration for the film, 'Scarface.' It was autumn 1980 in Miami, and Willy Gomez, a tall, thickly bearded twentysomething who looked like a disco conquistador, was working security at the Mutiny at Sailboat Bay, a club and hotel in Coconut Grove, just south of downtown.


Meet the candidates in Miamia s Nov. 7 election

There may not be many voters who show up to the polls Tuesday in what is likely to be a low-turnout election, but those who do will have a lot to decide. Fourteen candidates are running for mayor and two city commission seats representing Little Havana, Shenandoah and The Roads and Flagami and Coral Way .


Miami man accepts 45 years for murder of Miami punk musician Louis Salgar

Family members of Miami punk musician Louis Salgar speak to the media after Raul Reinosa pleaded guilty Friday to the murder charge. Family members of Miami punk musician Louis Salgar speak to the media after Raul Reinosa pleaded guilty Friday to the murder charge.


Hundreds wait in line for new Apple iPhone X at Lincoln Road in Miami Beach

Apple's iPhone X that arrived in stores Friday and the lines were long - unless you pre-ordered. One thing to know about the 10th-anniversary iPhone is the 'X' is pronounced like the number 10. Apple's iPhone X that arrived in stores Friday and the lines were long - unless you pre-ordered.


Garth Reeves reflects on nearly a century in Miami

Sisters Yvette Rodriguez and Yvonne Rodriguez are the founders of Afro-Latino Professionals. The group held their first meeting recently at CubaOcho in Little Havana.


Mulitple tips lead to arrest of teen for the shooting death of a man at ATM

North Miami police believe this is a photo of Marcine Bernard Hill, 17, who police say shot and killed a North Miami Beach man as he withdrew money from an ATM at a Bank of America branch in North Miami BeachWednesday night. North Miami police believe this is a photo of Marcine Bernard Hill, 17, who police say shot and killed a North Miami Beach man as he withdrew money from an ATM at a Bank of America branch in North Miami BeachWednesday night.


The Best Things To Do In Miami This Weekend

You probably went hard over Halloween weekend - maybe too hard. But that's OK, because in uncharacteristic form, Miami has decided to take a breather and spend the next several days relaxing hard rather than partying hard.


Commuters rejoice. Northeast Dade railway intersection reopens earlier than planned.

A congested intersection in Northeast Miami-Dade, which was shut down for railroad work, is open again, thanks to the work being completed two days ahead of schedule. The intersection of Miami Gardens Drive and the Florida East Coast Railway - just west of Biscayne Boulevard - has been closed since Oct. 25. All Aboard Florida, the parent company of Brightline and MiamiCentral, made improvements to the existing tracks as part of the future $3-billion, high-speed rail service .


Wynwood's Fashion Night Out Offers Food and Drink Deals

The area has a host of boutiques offering up everything from bespoke clothing to on-trend fashion. To celebrate, the Wynwood community is hosting Fashion Night Out tonight, November 2. From 6 to 9 p.m., dozens of retailers will offer deals and freebies while collecting much needed items for Lotus House, a local shelter that provides basic necessities to women and children such as food, shelter, and diapers.


Bomb threat by FIU student leads to parking garage evacuation and canceled Israeli event

A Florida International University student, whose bomb threat shut down acampus parking garage, is also at the center of an Israeli event cancellation in Miami Beach, university officials say. On Thursday afternoon, the Miami-Dade Police Department received information that an FIU student had made a threat that would have impacted the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU.


Books & Books adds Coconut Grove and Pinecrest stores

The Books & Books pop-up store inside the Suniland Shops plaza opened in May and will now be permanent. Owner Mitchell Kaplan has announced plans to branch out to Miami 's Coconut Grove and to make its Pinecrest pop-up store permanent.


Miami's Ten Best Old-School Restaurants

What makes a restaurant old-school? Is it the amount of time it's been in operation or the fact that the menu is timeless? For some people, it's the smell upon walking in, the feel of the chairs, or handwritten checks. For others, the food has to feel nostalgic.


Afro-Latino professionals seek more visibility in Miami

Earlier this year, Yvette Rodriguez attended a talk about Afro-Cuban history, culture and experience at a college in Miami. The information was educational but Rodriguez found one element of the gathering a bit shocking.


Afro-Latino professionals seek more visibility in Miami

Sisters Yvette Rodriguez and Yvonne Rodriguez are the founders of Afro-Latino Professionals. The group held their first meeting recently at CubaOcho in Little Havana.


Bank customer killed at an ATM

A man was fatally shot Wednesday night while at a Bank of America ATM, according to North Miami Beach police. Shooting: @myNMBPolice On scene of a person shot.


Florida Senator Dana Young Files Children's Initiative Bill to...

Florida Senator Dana Young today announced she has filed Senate Bill 720, relating to children's programs in economically challenged areas. SB720 will amend Florida statute to create the Tampa Sulphur Springs Neighborhood of Promise Success Zone in Hillsborough County and the Overtown Children and Youth Coalition in Miami-Dade County as part of the statewide Florida's Children's Initiatives, which was established in 2008.


Buildings & Fantasies

A Starbucks is here, a Gap, a Victoria's Secret, a fitness club, movie theaters, vending carts selling watches and sunglasses, and an assortment of restaurants and shops shoehorned through four levels of Mediterranean Revival splendor. CocoWalk is both outdoor mall and public gathering space.


A man is shot to death on Halloween night. Cops are left with a mystery.

Just after 8 p.m. Tuesday, Miami police officers responded to a 911 call reporting a man had been shot in the area of Northwest 22nd Avenue and 38th Street in Allapattah. That's when they found a man, later identified as 48-year-old Fabian Justiniani, suffering from gunshot wounds.


After Hurricane Irma, Sharif Salem's "Sofas of Little Havana" Returns at Swampspace

In 2012, Sharif Salem began taking Instagram pictures of sofas he found in Little Havana on his way to work. Five years later, Salem's "Sofas of Little Havana" have become an artistic icon, and remain a moving commentary on the transient nature of Miami as a city.


Miami's Newest Record Store Celebrates First Anniversary on November 11

Albums such as Run-DMC's King of Rock , the Beastie Boys' Licensed to Ill, and Michael Jackson's Thriller that jumpstarted Diane Perez's fiery love for records. Eventually, they led her to opening one of South Florida's best record stores .


A mountain of trash mars Virginia Key parkland

This time around it's only temporary, though, as a patch of land by the lagoon and mountain bike trails is used as a collection site for debris and trash left over from Hurricane Irma. But the 20-foot tall hills of junk stand in jarring contrast to the surrounding parkland that was beautified only after years of environmental advocacy and volunteer muscle restored it from neglected space adjacent to the city's sewage treatment plant and the old, contaminated 125-acre landfill into one of Miami's most popular recreational oases.


Monty's new lease in Coconut Grove on ballot

A popular waterfront venue in Coconut Grove that anchors several small businesses and a marina is looking to gain a long lease extension and make millions in improvements. The land is owned by the City of Miami and a lease amendment or extension requires the approval of city voters at referendum.


Miami lawmaker to resign, plead guilty in criminal case over residency

State Rep. Daisy Baez will resign her Florida House seat Wednesday ahead of pleading guilty to perjury in a criminal case over her legal residency, she told the Miami Herald late Tuesday. As part of an agreement with the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office, the Coral Gables Democrat will also pay a $1,000 fine, take an ethics course and serve one year of probation, during which she'll be banned from seeking public office.


Debris from Hurricane Irma costing Miami $73 million

City of Miami officials have calculated a preliminary cost estimate of handling debris from Hurricane Irma, $73 million, as they continue to dig out from the storm's lingering impact. Christopher Rose, director of the Office of Management and Budget, gave commissioners the tally during a budget report last week.


Miami's traffic riddle has no one solution, yet it has many

As we struggle to map out an easy path to mobility in a rapidly congesting Miami, let me deliver the bad news: no single solution serves us all. But that's also the good news: while no silver-bullet solution can cure Miami-Dade's congestion woes for everyone, a number of partial solutions can together do the job.


Halloween Terror: Man gets 45 years in prison for fright-night attack on Miami teens

Luis Basalo is sentenced to 45 years in prison after he wounded two teenagers in Coral Gables on Halloween 2015. Luis Basalo is sentenced to 45 years in prison after he wounded two teenagers in Coral Gables on Halloween 2015.


Terreno Realty Corporation Acquires Building in Miami, FL for $8.4 Million

The property consists of one industrial distribution building that after renovation in 2018 will contain approximately 59,000 square feet on 3.2 acres at 1775 NW 70th Avenue immediately adjacent to Miami International Airport and four existing Terreno Realty Corporation properties on NW 70th Avenue. The property provides 10 dock-high and one grade-level loading positions, parking for 148 cars and is 100% leased to one tenant on a short-term basis.


Miami's Most Worthy Waffles, Mapped

Brunch has a special place in the heart's of Miami diners, since it's ok to eat sweet or savory and even down a cocktail or two. However, no brunch menu is complete without a waffle option.


Food Halls to Crowd Miami Soon

Jacopo Giustiniani picks up a clay brick from a stack and gestures toward a vaulted ceiling. "These are the same tiles used to reconstruct the Brunelleschi's dome on the Duomo of Firenze," he says, referring to the 13th-century main church of Florence, Italy.


Ten Parties Happening on Halloween Night in Miami

If you feel gypped because Halloween falls on a Tuesday instead of the weekend, know this: A weekday scheduling has never stopped Miami from throwing a party. The smart ones have already started faking a cough while in the office, letting their bosses know they're probably "coming down with something."


Family-friendly things to do: Ribs and rock music

It's back! The world's largest Christmas theme park, a must-see for kids of all ages, celebrates its 35th year with its millions upon millions of dazzling lights, more than 100 rides , festive music, great food, and South Florida's tallest Christmas tree. Details: 5 p.m.-midnight daily, running through Jan. 7, at Santa's Enchanted Forest , 7900 SW 40th St., Miami; www.santasenchantedforest.com; $33.78-$44.79.


Supermodel Natalie Borges on How She Stays Fit

You may have seen her flaunting her enviable figure while splashing around Miami Beach in paparazzi shots. Who is Brazilian bombshell Natalia Borges? She's the face of Das Model Management, and one of the Magic City's hottest models.


New Miami-Dade, Broward food stamp distribution dates, DCF announces

Ramon Heredia, 60, from Hialeah, stands in line in hopes of receiving aid from a post-hurricane disaster center in Tropical Park in Miami on Sunday, Oct. 15. New dates for distribution have been announced. For those impacted by Hurricane Irma who missed out on getting emergency food stamps earlier this month from the Florida Department of Children and Families, there will be a second chance.


In this Little Havana hotel, the stories reveal the heart of Miami

In 2018, the Tower Hotel, right off Calle Ocho on Seventh Street, will be renovated and repackaged as Little Havana's first boutique hotel. But for now the unfinished walls and rough-hewn structure serve as the site of one of the Magic City's most singularly rich and innovative theatrical experiences.


From child killers to mob murderers, he got them to confess, with a touch of kindness

Former Miami-Dade Police Detective Greg Smith, a member of the department's original cold-case squad, died Saturday at age 64. He is pictured here testifying at the 2012 trial of Geralyn Graham, a foster caretaker charged with abuse and murder of foster child young Rilya Wilson. During his decades investigating murders, Miami-Dade Detective Greg Smith got confessions from some of the county's most infamous killers.


He just bought OJa s Miami house. Now come the jokes

Corey is the spanking new homeowner of O.J. Simpson's old house, which the fallen football hero bought in September 2000. It fell into foreclosure in 2015.


Your beach trip to Key Biscayne will cost more this weekend, thanks to higher tolls.

The Rickenbacker Causeway is one of the most popular jogging and cycle routes in Miami-Dade County. While pedestrians and cyclists traverse it for free, automobiles have to pay.


The Ten Best Halloween Events for Kids in Miami

As parents brace themselves for the sugar rushes that will possess their children tomorrow, Miami is gearing up to celebrate the holiday with costume contests, haunted houses, safe trick-or-treating spots, and more. All across the city, families have plenty of options for celebrating a night of spooky fun.


A New Book Describes Miami's Hip-Hop History

Has DJ Khaled ever not been "DJ Khaled?" Is it possible that, before becoming the iconic producer, mogul, influencer, father, and motivational coach to everyone following his Snapchat, that the Miami mascot was just another guy? According to John Cordero, author of The Cipher: A History of Hip Hop in Miami , a new book on Miami's late-'90s hip hop scene, the answer is yes. He was just a local DJ spinning records at countless parties and on the city's college and pirate radio airwaves.


NE Third Avenue Could Become Downtown Miami's Espa ola Way

Steve Dutton and Tom Lang fell in love with downtown Miami almost at first sight, after taking a cruise that ended here in 2012. When they retired to Miami from Fort Worth, Texas, that year, the couple came to especially love the eclectic mix of restaurants along the two blocks of NE Third Avenue, just a short walk from their Biscayne Boulevard high-rise.


After 10 rejections, he finally landed cop job. The legal trouble soon started

This list was taken from George Miyares's application for employment in the Village of Biscayne Park. These are the nine police departments that turned down Miyares, one of them twice.


Key Biscayne resident Alexandra Elfmont new Executive Vice President at Engel & V lkers Miami

Engel & Volkers Miami, a global leader in luxury real estate, announces the addition of Key Biscayne resident Alexandra Elfmont as Executive Vice President, further filling out its leadership team. The role was created to further the brand's position as the leading luxury real estate brokerage in South Florida.


Florida Chamber of Commerce urges congressional delegation to find DACA solution

Maria Rodriguez, director of the Florida Immigrant Coalition, leads a group of Dreamers, TPS holders, elected officials, faith leaders, labor, and community organizations attending a rally to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in front of the MDC Freedom Tower in Miami, on Tuesday September 05, 2017. Maria Rodriguez, director of the Florida Immigrant Coalition, leads a group of Dreamers, TPS holders, elected officials, faith leaders, labor, and community organizations attending a rally to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in front of the MDC Freedom Tower in Miami, on Tuesday September 05, 2017.


Barbara Walters waits for a bus on a bus bench withou shelter

Bus commuter and longtime transit activist Barbara Walters wipes rain water off the bus bench at the corner of Southwest 97th Avenue and 99th Street in Miami, where she catches a bus to work. Bus commuter and longtime transit activist Barbara Walters wipes rain water off the bus bench at the corner of Southwest 97th Avenue and 99th Street in Miami, where she catches a bus to work.


Tornado warning issued for western Miami-Dade

Cities Doral, Sweetwater and Medley along with the Tamiami and Fountainbleu areas are in the warning zones, which include the FIU main campus.


How to solve the peacock problem? Send them to a loving home in Iowa.

Miami's peacock population is growing, and many neighbors are annoyed by the loud squawking noise, the poop, the destruction of their plants and the scratching of their cars. Other neighbors love the beautiful birds, and feed them, causing feuds between pro-peacock and anti-peacock residents in the Coconut Grove area.


Walk The Moon turns Regatta Park "Different Colors"

Pouring rain and muddy grounds didn't squash the turnout to 104.3 The Shark's fall-themed Shark After Dark event at Coconut Grove's Regatta Park on Oct. 20. The park, bordering Biscayne Bay, hosts Coconut Grove's annual Pumpkin Patch Festival, held this year on Oct. 20 and 21, so carnival rides, food and beverage vendors and, of course, a pumpkin patch were already set up in preparation for the event the following day. Concertgoers waited out a series of downpours - the skies first opened with the doors at 7 p.m. - determined not to let a little water stand in the way of some good music.


Etaru Does Zuma-Style Bottomless Brunch

Bottomless brunch on the beach has a nice ring to it don't you think? At Etaru, a new modern Japanese Robatayaki concept in Hallandale Beach, Sunday brunch comes with a welcome cocktail and as much Whispering Angel ros as you can drink for $65 per person. Included in the price is a buffet-style selection of hot and cold items such as sushi, sashimi, salads, sweet potato pancakes, and cooked dishes on the robata grill, followed by a choice of main course, and a dessert platter for the table.


HistoryMiami Remembers the Sassy Senior Citizens of South Beach's Past

The Miami Beach building that was home to legendary Mansion nightclub and performances by Rick Ross and Deadmau5 used to be a vaudeville theater known for its Yiddish entertainment. The Walgreens located in the Ritz-Carlton South Beach hotel was previously the site of famed Jewish deli Wolfie's.


Miami immigrant advocates urge Trump not to separate TPS families

South Florida immigrant advocates are urging the Trump administration to not separate families as it decides whether or not to continue to extend legal protection to more than 300,000 Central Americans and Haitians who have been allowed to temporarily live and work in the United States. The plea, delivered Friday on the steps of downtown Miami's Freedom Tower, comes as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security prepares to decide in the coming weeks whether to extend Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, to immigrants from Honduras , Nicaragua, Haiti and El Salvador.


Halloween 2017: Miami Restaurant Party Guide

Halloween isn't until Tuesday, October 31, but the partying starts this weekend. So grab your favorite ghoul and enjoy costume contests, special meals, and other festivities at these Miami-area restaurants.


Miami-Dade Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz Wants Stiffer Penalties for Looting

The videos were aired on repeat on local cable news channels as Hurricane Irma battered South Florida: small groups of people breaking into shoe stores and leaving with boxes of stolen sneakers. As WPLG and WSVN replayed the incidents, the footage quickly made its way into the national news cycle.


Puerto Rico residents fleeing to Florida after Maria

Tens of thousands of Puerto Rico residents are fleeing to Florida after Hurricane Maria, leaving behind an island that is still struggling to regain power more than one month after the storm. About 70% of the U.S. territory, which is home to approximately 3.4 million US citizens, is still without power.


Positive people in Pinecrest : Sarah Khan.

She started this past summer, after her mom told her about hiring a worker who couldn't speak English for the family construction site. "My uncle works there too, he owns the place," Khan says.


Pumpkin Desserts to Try Around Miami This Fall

From seasonal favorites to unique creations, we've rounded up the best pumpkin desserts to try around Miami this fall. Serving up delicious bundt cakes in sizes ranging from bite-sized bundtinis to 10-inch tiered creations, Nothing Bundt Cakes's founders use only pure ingredients in all of their handcrafted recipes.


Miami lawmaker tapped as U.S. ambassador to OAS

Miami Republican Rep. Carlos Trujillo is moving up in the Trump administration, to be U.S. ambassador to the Organization of American States. The White House announced Trujillo's appointment Thursday, just two months after President Donald Trump named him one of four U.S. representatives to the United Nations General Assembly.


Judge denies Miami candidatea s request to issue new ballots

A Miami-Dade judge on Thursday denied a candidate's attempt to force the county supervisor of elections to halt the distribution of ballots in the city of Miami's fourth district until new ballots could be redrawn with her name atop her competitors. Denise Galvez Turros had sought to place her name first on the ballot ahead of Manuel "Manolo" Reyes and Ralph Rosado.


Bj rk Makes Her Miami Debut With a DJ Set During Art Basel 2017

The Icelandic musician, artist, and sometimes actress is an icon at this point in her solo career, which has spanned three decades. She's defied expectations and created music and accompanying visuals that have withstood the test of time.


Sanguich de Miami Opens in Little Havana

Sanguich de Miami , a shipping container turned Cuban sandwich shop, opens in Little Havana on Friday, October 27 . Located on the edge of the sidewalk, the small space is behind a bounty of gourmet Cuban sandwiches , each made from scratch.


Waterfront Dining In Miami: 16 Great Spots

One of the biggest requests, after what are the must visit restaurants and where should I eat now , is where can to dine with some great water views? Surprisingly for a city that is built on the water this is harder to come up than one would think, but alas there are 15 solid spots in Miami with enviable water views. This Italian eatery in Shorecrest brings high-end flavor to the neighborhood, just a stone's throw away from the Kennedy Causeway.


What one man learned after visiting 100 Cuban coffee a ventanitasa along Calle Ocho

Miami Herald reporter Carlos Frias sits down with photographer Jake Katel to talk about coffee. Jake Katel set out to tell the story of Miami's love affair with Cuban coffee by photographing all the "ventanitas" on Calle Ocho, from the beach to the Everglades.


Unchecked mail leads to fentanyl in United States

The emergence of fentanyl has changed the dynamic of the opioid epidemic in more ways than simply its devastating effects on the end consumer.


Jazz Mondays at Churchilla s Pub a safe haven for people who just want to be themselves

Guitarist Fernando Ulibarri has been spearheading Jazz Mondays at Churchill's Pub in Little Haiti for the last nine years. He performs with bass player Jose Gola and drummer John Yarling.


Autopsy: Florida boy, 10, had fentanyl and heroin in system

An autopsy has confirmed that a 10-year-old Florida boy is among the state's youngest victims of the opioid crisis. A report from the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner confirms preliminary findings that Alton Banks died with fentanyl and heroin in his system.


Toxic opioid mix killed 10-year-old, autopsy confirms. How he got it remains mystery

Alton Banks, 10, was killed in June after heroin and the powerful opioid fentanyl somehow entered his body, the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner said Wednesday. Banks, South Florida's youngest known opioid victim, is shown in a tribute put together for his funeral.


Man recounts being washed onto Miami home during Hurricane Irma

In Puerto Rico, which has a long-running addiction crisis, the few programs that help addicts are struggling to provide services. Sezary Krupa lived on his 33-foot sailboat, moored in Biscayne Bay, until Hurricane Irma's wind and storm surged washed him and his boat onto a mansion lawn in Coconut Grove.


The police chief was fired after Kinsey shooting a " now 23 people want the position

North Miami's police department hopes to find stability as the aftermath of the police-involved shooting of Charles Kinsey continues to make waves within the department more than a year later. The city's police chief Gary Eugene was fired this summer, and there are still multiple pending lawsuits against the department following the 2016 shooting.


Vacation Nation: Can't-Miss Places to Visit in Miami

When you live in a city with year-round warm weather and trendy nightlife like Miami, everyone you know makes plans to visit. And they expect you to show them around - including turning to you to find out where to go and what to do.


FYI Miami: October 26, 2017

DO: New bids for construction of a scaled-down municipal parking garage in Coconut Grove were due Oct. 22 to the Miami Parking Authority. The garage and its ground floor retail are part of a public-private partnership of the authority, the City of Miami and Grove Bay Investment Group LLC. The developer has leased about 7 acres from the city as part of an agreement to redevelop the waterfront north of City Hall into The Harbour.


Water Taxi Miami looking to expand

After adding a new stop at Purdy Avenue this year, Water Taxi Miami is looking to expand its water-borne transportation service by adding new stops in Brickell and Brickell Key. "We added a new stop at Purdy Avenue earlier this year during the beginning of 2017," said Jessica Hernandez, manager at Water Taxi Miami.


Light at end for tunnel under the Miami River

The study for the TPO, dated August, said in part, "The potential impact of the Miami River tunnel is significant in terms of relief to surface-street congestion in the vicinity of the Brickell Avenue bridge, especially when exacerbated by bridge openings for marine traffic in the river. "Limited travel demand modeling suggests that the tunnel will attract sufficient traffic to justify a four-lane facility and that traffic crossing the existing bridge will be significantly diminished.


Commuters take note. Railway work will impact traffic near Aventura and Northeast Dade.

That's because the intersection of Miami Gardens Drive and the Florida East Coast Railway will be closed for construction beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday and last through 6 p.m. Nov. 4. The railway is just west of Biscayne Boulevard. The work, being done by All Aboard Florida, the parent company of Brightline and MiamiCentral, is needed for the future Brightline passenger rail service.


Coral Gables leaders vote to sue FPL over Hurricane Irma response

After more than a month of finger-pointing and name-calling over the length of power outages after Hurricane Irma, the Coral Gables commission says it will sue Florida Power & Light to force the utility to upgrade its infrastructure within the city. After threatening legal action and fining the state's largest power utility over its response to Hurricane Irma, city commissioners on Tuesday officially directed their legal team to file a lawsuit, although there are still hopes that the city and FPL can reach a settlement outside court.


Harrya s Pizzeria is going away a " but ita s not closing

Michael Schwartz is joining the trend of award-winning chefs opening casual, replicable restaurants as Harry's Pizzeria becomes Genuine Pizza and will expand to 18 restaurants in the next three years. Michael Schwartz is joining the trend of award-winning chefs opening casual, replicable restaurants as Harry's Pizzeria becomes Genuine Pizza and will expand to 18 restaurants in the next three years.


Harrya s Pizzeria is going away a " but ita s not closing

Michael Schwartz is joining the trend of award-winning chefs opening casual, replicable restaurants as Harry's Pizzeria becomes Genuine Pizza and will expand to 18 restaurants in the next three years. Michael Schwartz is joining the trend of award-winning chefs opening casual, replicable restaurants as Harry's Pizzeria becomes Genuine Pizza and will expand to 18 restaurants in the next three years.


Miami's Ten Best Pumpkin Dishes

For fall, some of Miami's most creative toques are crafting a bounty of dishes chock full of the orange squash. Because too much pumpkin is never enough, here are the ten best places to get your fix: 1. B Bistro & Bakery .


Miami's Ten Best Pumpkin Dishes

For fall, some of Miami's most creative toques are crafting a bounty of dishes chock full of the orange squash. Because too much pumpkin is never enough, here are the ten best places to get your fix: 1. B Bistro & Bakery .


L.A. Witch Casts Garage Rock Magic on Miami

At a gas station in El Paso, the women of California psychedelic-garage rock band L.A. Witch take a break before heading into what drummer Irita Pai deems "the boonies of Texas" on their way to Dallas. Fittingly, the musicians find themselves in the desert - the landscape that informs their soundscape - on their day off.


Put it down: Key Biscayne's Debbie Wanninkhof shares her personal...

Life lessons and a legacy that continues to make an impact on others is the ongoing contribution Key Biscayne native Patrick Wanninkhof embodies over two years after his untimely death, as his loving family keeps his memory alive. On October 10, Debbie Wanninkhof, Patrick's mother, held a Facebook Live presentation from the Lighthouse Room of the Key Biscayne Community Center, where she told the story of how her son was killed by distracted driver who was checking her text messages at 80-85 mph when she struck Patrick on Route 52 near Cordell, Oklahoma.


The Hottest Properties on the Market in Miami Right Now

Long a pop-in, pop-out area for workers and corporate types, Flagler Street and Downtown are about to get a jolt of culture, dining, residences and a whole new vibe. Take a stroll down Flagler Street in Miami's central business district and you'll encounter a slice of old Miami.


Miami-Dade must invest in public transit to attract riders, reach its full potential

I'm a Little Havana guy without a car. If you ask me how to get somewhere, I can tell you exactly which bus, trolley, Metromover or train you'll need to take to get there.


Miami-Dade must invest in public transit to attract riders, reach its full potential

I'm a Little Havana guy without a car. If you ask me how to get somewhere, I can tell you exactly which bus, trolley, Metromover or train you'll need to take to get there.


BASS Museum reopens with flair and clowns

The Bass museum in Miami Beach, closed two and a half years for a revamp and expansion, will reopen Sunday with exhibits that cement its transformation into a center for the exhibition of contemporary art. The Bass museum in Miami Beach, closed two and a half years for a revamp and expansion, will reopen Sunday with exhibits that cement its transformation into a center for the exhibition of contemporary art.


BASS Museum reopens with flair and clowns

The Bass museum in Miami Beach, closed two and a half years for a revamp and expansion, will reopen Sunday with exhibits that cement its transformation into a center for the exhibition of contemporary art. The Bass museum in Miami Beach, closed two and a half years for a revamp and expansion, will reopen Sunday with exhibits that cement its transformation into a center for the exhibition of contemporary art.


Herea s when early voting starts for Miami Beach, Miami, Homestead and Hialeah

Two weeks of early voting began Monday for Miami Beach's municipal election, the earliest of the four cities that have early voting sites. Miami Beach residents can vote in the general and special elections at Miami Beach City Hall, 1700 Convention Center Drive; and North Shore Branch Library, 7501 Collins Ave. from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday this week; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday and Nov. 4 and 5; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 30 through Nov. 3. Hialeah's early voting starts next week.


Endless Construction is Killing Small Businesses in Little Havana

Gnarled wires, rubble, and a crushed can of pear nectar mark the entrance to Edukos, Little Havana's homey Venezuelan tavern. Inside, John Guilarte, the restaurant's freckled 34-year-old owner, anxiously wipes down the bar counter, desperate for his first customer of the night.


Manuel Artime Theater Is Competing for Funding With Historic Sites Across the Country

In January, the National Trust for Historic Preservation designated Little Havana as a National Treasure , just two years after it listed the neighborhood as one of 11 Most Endangered Historic Places in the U.S. The Trust, along with Partners in Preservation and Main Street America, implemented a "Vote Your Main Street" campaign that lets the public decide which historic sites in 25 cities should receive part of $2 million in preservation funding from sponsor American Express. The Manuel Artime Theater , the campaign's only historic site in Florida, is in the running for votes to refurbish its exterior.


Manuel Artime Theater Is Competing for Funding With Historic Sites Across the Country

In January, the National Trust for Historic Preservation designated Little Havana as a National Treasure , just two years after it listed the neighborhood as one of 11 Most Endangered Historic Places in the U.S. The Trust, along with Partners in Preservation and Main Street America, implemented a "Vote Your Main Street" campaign that lets the public decide which historic sites in 25 cities should receive part of $2 million in preservation funding from sponsor American Express. The Manuel Artime Theater , the campaign's only historic site in Florida, is in the running for votes to refurbish its exterior.


Florida 10 mins ago 3:45 a.m.FBI unravels plot to bomb South Florida mall

A plot to blow up Dolphin Mall was foiled by federal agents in an undercover operation that led to the arrest of a man from Miami. According to authorities, Vicente Solano was acting alone as he planned a weapons of mass destruction attack on the Dolphin Mall in Doral, the Miami Herald reported.


New Chair Ken Kistner is welcomed by ChamberSOUTH in an all-American fashion at Annual Gala

The 2017 Gala served as a formal welcome to incoming Chairman Ken Kistner, of CBT College . Also pictured are : Attorney Dexter Lehtinen, outgoing Chair Joe Gallaher of NAI Miami, Palmetto Bay Councilwoman Karyn Cunningham, South Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, Kistner, Cutler Bay Mayor Peggy Bell, and Palmetto Bay Vice Mayor John DuBois.


More nursing home legislation proposed in the wake of Hurricane Irma

A South Florida state senator has filed a bill that would require nursing homes and other facilities to have generators capable of providing backup power for up to four days. Sen. Daphne Campbell, D-Miami, filed the measure this week, in response to the deaths related to a Broward County nursing home that lost air conditioning following Hurricane Irma.


Miami man inspired by ISIS arrested on charge of trying to blow up a bomb at Dolphin Mall

A Miami man suspected of being inspired by Islamic extremists was arrested Friday night on a charge of attempting to blow up a bomb at the Dolphin Mall by FBI counter-terrorism agents in an undercover operation. Vicente Solano, who acted alone, was communicating with a confidential informant who tipped off the FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Force about his alleged plot to carry out a weapons of mass destruction attack on the sprawling mall in Doral, according to authorities.


IberiaBank to acquire Coral Gables-based Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust

The holding company of IberiaBank announced late Thursday that it plans to acquire Coral Gables-based Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust Co.


Rick Ross Shares His Latest Track, "TipToe'N"

After dropping the music video for the track "Santorini Greece" off his latest album Rather You Than Me , Rick Ross has just released his latest single "TipToe'N." The song pairs Ross's deep voice and well-refined flow over a hypnotic Ben Billions-produced beat.


Florida Man Pleads Guilty To Hate Crime For Phoned In Mosque Threat

A Florida man has pleaded guilty to committing a hate crime for a threatening call he made to a local mosque in February. The Miami U.S. Attorney's Office announced on Thursday that Gerald Wallace, 35, admitted in a plea hearing to leaving a threatening voicemail for the Islamic Center of Greater Miami on Feb. 19. He pleaded guilty to one count of obstructing the free exercise of religious beliefs.


A new 221-unit apartment building at 2001 Ludlam Rd. in West Miami has sold for $59 million.

Estate Investments Group , the developer that sold a multifamily rental building in West Miami in June for a record-setting amount , has sold another rental apartment complex in the same area - this time before leasing a single unit. The 221-unit Soleste West Gables II, located at 2001 Ludlam Rd., was purchased by the Chicago-based investment firm Waterton for $59 million, or $267,000 per unit.


South Florida's Jewish community to participate in Shabbat Project

Women participate in the 2016 Challah Bake program at Chabad of Boca West. The 2017 Challah Bake program takes place on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at Chabad of Boca West, as well as other synagogues throughout South Florida.


Aston Martin moves beyond sports cars to Miami real estate

Aston Martin latest project has less to do with cars and more to do with ocean views and private pools as the automaker pushes into U.S. real estate for the first time in an effort to establish a broader luxury brand. Teaming up with property developer G&G Business Development, Aston Martin broke ground on a 66-story apartment tower in downtown Miami on Wednesday.


Halloween 2017: Miami's Ten Best Costume Parties

Halloween is looming, and setting foot near a chaotic party store can make or break you. As the Magic City prepares for one of its rowdiest nights of the year, it's time to start getting those final Halloween looks in order.


This Russian general fought the mob. Why does he own $38 million of Florida real estate?

Anatoly Petukhov, a former Russian police general, paid $3 million for a condo at the Continuum in Miami Beach. He's part of a wave of wealthy Russian businessmen and officials buying property in South Florida.


A job well done: prestigious honor for longtime Key Biscayne resident and civic volunteer

Patrick Dwyer, Managing Director and International Private Wealth Advisor with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, was recently recognized on the Forbes "America's Top 250 Wealth Advisors" list. His group, Dwyer & Associates, is part of Merrill Lynch's Private Banking and Investment Group, and is one of the four largest advisory teams at Merrill Lynch worldwide.


Jewish schools praise Gov. Scott's security funding proposal

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signs a poster for a student at the Katz Hillel Day School in Boca Raton on the day he announced his push for $1 million in the next budget to help cover security at Jewish schools throughout the state. Florida Gov. Rick Scott signs a poster for a student at the Katz Hillel Day School in Boca Raton on the day he announced his push for $1 million in the next budget to help cover security at Jewish schools throughout the state.


Childrena s Trust Family Expo Saturday at Miami-Dade County fairgrounds

'Families will find nearly 250 other exhibitors, live entertainment and children's theatrical presentations, bounce houses, puppeteers, face painting, balloon sculptors, stilt walkers, magicians, and beloved storybook and television characters,' according to a Children's Trust news release. 'Families will find nearly 250 other exhibitors, live entertainment and children's theatrical presentations, bounce houses, puppeteers, face painting, balloon sculptors, stilt walkers, magicians, and beloved storybook and television characters,' according to a Children's Trust news release.


Mural artist gone viral leaves free art around campus to thank Miami

Artist Beau Bradbury graffitied a mural of an old-school Sebastian the Ibis on the side of the Geneva Hotel entitled "You Don't Scare Us Irma" in preparation for the powerful hurricane and quickly gained popularity because of it. In the past weeks, he has been hanging up free paintings around the University of Miami campus, all including his now-iconic take on Sebastian.


Halloween 2017: Miami Cocktail Guide

Time to dust off the broomstick because it's time for Halloween. Sure, the supermarket is lined with bags of candy for trick or treaters, but don't let that stop you from enjoying a little adult entertainment.The holiday also offers ghoulishly fun drinks.


Miami Motel Stories' Debut Brings Local History to Life

That's Monica Lynne Herrera, a Hialeah-born, Miami-raised actor who's performing in Miami Motel Stories , a real-time immersive theater experience opening on October 26 at Little Havana's newly-restored 1920 Tower Hotel. The Juggerknot Theater Company production is the first of its kind in Miami, turning hotel rooms into intimate spaces that bring Miami's deep-rooted history to life.


Sixt car rental to create 300 jobs in new Fort Lauderdale-based headquarters

Sixt, a car rental company that made its name in Europe, will expand its North American headquarters in Fort Lauderdale and create 300 jobs, Gov. Rick Scott announced Wednesday. The new headquarters will be at 1501 NW 49th St., Suite 100, in Fort Lauderdale.


Sixt car rental to create 300 jobs in new Fort Lauderdale-based headquarters

Sixt, a car rental company that made its name in Europe, will expand its North American headquarters in Fort Lauderdale and create 300 jobs, Gov. Rick Scott announced Wednesday. The new headquarters will be at 1501 NW 49th St., Suite 100, in Fort Lauderdale.


Miami Champagne Week 2017

MIAMI: Alessandra Esteves, co-founder and Director of Wine Education for the Florida Wine Academy is pleased to present Miami Champagne Week, designed to educate, promote and create awareness about Champagne, in the lively city of Miami, Florida. Ms. Esteves began her career as a corporate lawyer and completed the WSET Diploma in Wines & Spirits in 2016, the highest qualification that the Wine & Spirit Education Trust awards.


Lies, communist ties and red light cameras: A Miami election so ugly the parents jumped in

An uneasy detente between political dynasties fighting for the same city of Miami commission seat has finally given way ahead of election day, spilling decades of bad blood into voters' mailboxes and onto their television screens. Former Mayor Joe Carollo and TomA s N. "Tommy" Regalado, the son and namesake of Miami's current mayor, are letting loose on each other just as absentee ballots begin to drop in Little Havana and West Brickell, where voters are choosing from seven candidates to replace outgoing Commissioner Frank Carollo - Joe's brother.