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Residents fed up with Biscayne Bay parties

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Biscayne Bay is home to the hottest parties in Miami – and residents are fed up with it. During the pandemic, meetups on boats became the way to escape COVID lockdowns. But when the lockdowns ended, the parties didn’t. “Being a prisoner because laws are not being enforced is frustrating and saddening,” said Amy Voci. For four years, Voci has lived by the bay off Brickell Bay Drive. Before 2021, it was calm and peaceful. But in March of this year, a boat anchored next to the Rusty Pelican at three in the morning. Music traveled across the bay, disturbing Voci’s sleep. “Anyone...
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Property Insurance Reform Bill Signed by Florida Gov. DeSantis

On Thursday, a property insurance reform bill passed by the state legislature in a special session this week was presented to and signed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. It was the last step in a process many Florida homeowners have been following closely. Veronica Solomon is among them. When she...

Judge in dark money case reverses order, allows mystery group to continue shielding donors

The decision marks another setback in Sen. Annette Taddeo’s nearly two-year effort to expose the group’s financiers. Less than two weeks after ordering a dark money group behind attack ads in a 2020 state Senate Primary to disclose the identities of its secretive donors, a Miami judge vacated that decision and allowed the group to continue shielding its benefactors.

The Florida Truck Meet Moves to the Homestead-Miami Speedway

Enjoy hundreds of vendors and thousands of show trucks and enthusiastic spectators in the South Florida Sun. The original “Daytona Truck Meet” hosted by Truck Fever, LLC has been rebranded to “Florida Truck Meet” and has officially moved to the Homestead-Miami Speedway. The World's Largest Truck Show is scheduled to take place June 10-12th, 2022.

Crews cover large pothole that opened up near Key Biscayne

KEY BISCAYNE, FLA. (WSVN) - Road repairs were underway near Key Biscayne after a pothole caused some traffic trouble. The large pothole opened up near the Crandon Golf Course on Crandon Boulevard, Thursday. Public Works crews covered it as a temporary fix until the road can be repaved. Copyright 2022...

Haiti’s contributions to South Florida in full display at Haitian Heritage Month Art Exhibition

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Little Haiti neighborhood makes up one of the most diverse communities in Miami. Its culture and influence have migrated to South Florida for decades and now it’s on full display during the Haitian Heritage Month Art Exhibition. “Noula in Creole means ‘we are here.’” And Haitian culture, history, and influence are on full display in the design district, at the Noula Exhibition. It walks us back in time. “With his timeline, we are able to show all of Haiti’s contributions to the world.” Many contributions, but few are familiar. “During the time of the Holocaust, Haiti actually opened their doors to Jewish people...

Air Force pilot shares passion for flight ahead of Hyundai Air and Sea Show

OPA-LOCKA, FLA. (WSVN) - A U.S. Air Force pilot is preparing to take to the skies above Miami Beach this holiday weekend as part of an annual celebration of military skill. The Hyundai Air and Sea Show will take flight Saturday and Sunday. More than a dozen of the U.S. military’s biggest and fastest jets will rip across the ocean.

Freedom Park, soccer stadium are economic and environmental wins for Miami | Opinion

Big decisions never come easy. Converting Melreese Country Club into Miami Freedom Park was no exception. As my fellow Miami City commissioners and I considered the proposal, Miami’s ill-fated history with stadiums hung heavy over our heads: Do we repeat past mistakes, or do we learn from them? Through years of hard-fought negotiations, I can say that we chose the latter.

DeSantis signs property insurance, condo reform bills

Moving quickly after a special legislative session, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday signed bills to try to stem problems in the property-insurance market and to bolster the safety of condominium buildings. Lawmakers passed the bills in a three-day special session that ended Wednesday. In all, DeSantis signed 10 bills Thursday,...

Nearly a year after Surfside condo collapse, Gov. DeSantis signs inspections bill

In the weeks following the tragedy, DeSantis promised to review condo association regulations. Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a law to require stricter inspections for condominiums codifying a deal legislators reached in response to the deadly condo collapse in Surfside last year. After the Senate passed the language on Tuesday...