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Amid COVID spike, Miami-Dade opens new mobile vaccination and testing sites

MIAMI (WSVN) - Miami-Dade County has opened new mobile locations for people to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and get tested for the virus. In a release issued Saturday, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said the county, working with Nomi Health, made the decision to make these opportunities available due to the growing threat of new variants, especially the Delta variant, as well as increases in positivity rates and and hospitalizations.
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Miami-Dade's Unsafe Structures Board Frustrated by Delays

Miami-Dade County’s Unsafe Structures Board is under pressure to speed up the process for reviewing problematic structures following the collapse of the Champlain Towers South a month ago. Before the tower collapsed June 24, the county board already had a backlog of 1,000 unsafe-structure cases, the Miami Herald reported.
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Miami-Dade's Unsafe Structures Board Has Backlog of 1,000 Cases

Miami-Dade County's Unsafe Structures Board has a backlog of 1,000 unsafe-structure cases from even before the deadly Surfside condo tower collapse on June 24, the Miami Herald reported. Beginning this week, an engineer's report stating that a building is structurally safe is now mandated before an extension can be granted...
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Miami-Dade Cracks Down on Building Inspections

Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava is delivering on her word to crack down on inspecting buildings over 40 years old since the Surfside condo collapse. On Wednesday, an attorney representing a 52-year-old condo called the Royal Bahamian sat before county officials during a virtual hearing because the condo has not submitted for their latest recertification process to begin, even though the county has reached out to them since 2019 to get that done.
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‘Freedom For Cuba’ Rally Held In Tropical Park; Officials Condemn Human Rights Abuses

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – In the parking lot of La Carreta near Bird Rd. and SW 87th Ave. folks were stocking up on shirts, hats, and flags in support of Cuba as demonstrations continue through South Florida. “We’re going to go right now to Tamiami Park and maybe Tropical Park later,” says Luis Arias. Arias has attended a number of demonstrations and doesn’t plan to stop. “Hopefully we keep it going and it doesn’t stop because the moment it stops things change so we just got to keep the pressure and show our people in Cuba that we are supporting them,” says Arias. A...
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As COVID-19 Cases Spike in South Florida, Here's What You Need to Know to Get Tested, Vaccinated

As Florida's COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to spike, local health officials and the state's governor are urging people to get vaccinated. According to figures released Friday, the number of reported cases in Florida have nearly doubled, from 23,000 to 45,000. One statistic released by the White House estimated that 20% of new cases last week occurred in Florida.

Miami-Dade's unsafe structure's board frustrated by delays

MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Miami-Dade County's Unsafe Structure's Board is under pressure to speed up the process for reviewing problematic structures following the collapse of the Champlain Towers South a month ago. The Miami Herald reports that before the tower collapsed June 24, the county board already had a backlog...
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Miami-Dade condo sales robust after Surfside, Realtors group says

Condo sales in Miami-Dade County remain strong after the collapse of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, the Miami Realtors Association said in a statement on Friday evening. Miami-Dade County totaled 1,030 transactions from June 23rd through July 7th, a 159% year-over-year increase, according to the Association. The county had...

Black tenants demand better treatment in Surfside’s wake

Dozens of tenants from across Miami gathered outside Government Center Tuesday, demanding increased protections from hazardous conditions and evictions, under the banner of a Tenant Bill of Rights. They chanted “Housing is a human right,” while a County Commission meeting was being held inside to officially launch a campaign led...

Officials urge vaccines as coronavirus infections spike

MIAMI (AP) — Officials in Florida’s most populous county are encouraging residents to get vaccinated against coronavirus as infection rates once again spike in the state. Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and other government, public safety and health officials released a statement Tuesday urging people to take the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible.