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4 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Miami Beach may spend $26 million on land for transit hub

The city of Miami Beach may spend $26 million on property in South Beach that could eventually become a transit hub.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Miami's Community Newspapers

Mayor receives award for villae's parks programs

Palmetto Bay Mayor Shelley Stanczyk received the prestigious William Lyman Phillips Award on Apr. 4 from the Miami- Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department in a ceremony conducted at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden during the Great Park Summit-2014.

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Related Topix: Palmetto Bay, FL

Miami's Community Newspapers

Miami Arts Charter School opening new South Dade Campus in August

In Miami-Dade County, where school choice is slowly becoming a reality for a growing community rather than just a catch phrase, Miami Arts Charter School tops the list for students gifted in the performing and fine arts.

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The Miami Herald

'Home: Beyond Geography' explores immigrants' stories about coming to Miami

To place a Death Notice, please call 305-376-8901 or email obit@miamiherald.com .

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Related Topix: Miami, FL, Homestead, FL, Miami-Beach, FL

The Miami Herald

Hialeah pet rescue operator charged with felony animal abuse

The operator of a Hialeah pet rescue shelter was arrested Thursday after authorities say she kept as many as 200 dogs and cats in "deplorable conditions" inside a small warehouse.

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Related Topix: Miami, FL, Hialeah, FL, Animal Rights, Miami-Beach, FL

Norwalk Citizen News

2 South Fla. museums awarded Kellogg grants

Two museums in Miami-Dade County are recipients of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation grants for programs that encourage family engagement in early childhood education.

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Miami Today

County gets only a third of planned slots take

Miami-Dade County projects it will receive $3.2 million from pari-mutuel slot machine revenue in fiscal 2013-14, only about a third of what it had anticipated when slot machines were approved at the pari-mutuels, a study released last week shows.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

WPTV Local News

Boynton Beach man bitten by venomous snake

A Boynton Beach man is recovering after a water moccasin sunk its teeth into his foot.

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Related Topix: Boynton Beach, FL, Jupiter, FL

The Miami Herald

UM law students dig into healthcare policy to help a patient get life-saving treatment

One day last January, Ariel Gonzalez was picking oranges in Okeechobee. The next, the 35-year old Mexican laborer was overcome with lower back pain from what would later be diagnosed as Stage 5 kidney disease.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Back Pain, University of Miami

The Real Deal

Thor, Edelstein make Miami Design District buys

From the South Florida site: Thor Equities continued building its portfolio in Miami's Design District with a $9.6 million acquisition, while developer David Edelstein picked up two properties in the district for $10.6 million, The Real Deal has learned.

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Miami Today

A final year to flush out government waste

Bill Johnson, former director of PortMiami, isn't going to end his nearly 35-year career with Miami-Dade County quietly.

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Capital Soup

Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade staff member Olga Connor...

The Florida Department of Health congratulates Olga Connor, director of Communication and Legislative Affairs, Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County, as the 2014 Sherman Winn "I Care" award winner at this year's Miami-Dade County Days.

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Related Topix: Florida, Florida International University

The Orlando Sentinel

Florida has hurricane lull before the storm, expert says

Florida's last hurricane was Wilma in 2005, which also was the last major storm a Category 3 or stronger to hit U.S. shoreline.

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Florida

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Local10.com

Bill moves forward for more child protective investigators

Gov. Rick Scott is making a special effort to protect children by upping the budget for the Department of Children and Families.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Rick Scott

Downtown Miami

Gator Gatsby Casino Night

The Gator Club of Miami hosts an evening of revelry and ragtime at the most highly anticipated event of the year.

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Related Topix: University of Florida

The News-Press

New city planning pro loves new island home

Betty Hernandez is no stranger to Marco Island, nor is her family a stranger to living the dream of opportunity in America.

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Related Topix: Marco Island, FL, Florida Atlantic University

Daily Business Review

Is Edgewater Miami's Next Design District?

Once a downtrodden and undervalued neighborhood, this pocket just north of downtown Miami is undergoing a quiet transformation.

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Related Topix: Miami, FL

The Miami Herald

Miami Dade College Board votes to support of Padrón

The Miami Dade College District Board of Trustees on Monday made clear their "unequivocal support" of college president Eduardo Padrón following his public, personal spat with several powerful local lawmakers.

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The Miami Herald

Florida lawmakers consider healthcare law change aimed at Jackson

A high-profile healthcare bill moving through the Florida House could strip the Miami-Dade County Commission of its authority to make the final decision on labor union contracts at the county's public hospital system.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine, Nursing

Mon Apr 14, 2014

JD Supra

ICCA Congress Cements Miami As Arbitration Hub

For the first time since the 1980s, the . The event took place in Downtown Miami from April 6 through April 9 at the InterContinental hotel.

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Related Topix: Alternative, The Hub

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