Miami, FL Government

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez FLED Hurricane Ian To Attend Two Big Money Fundraisers In NYC

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez fled Hurricane Ian to attend two big money fundraisers in New York City, has learned.The shocking move was made earlier this week just as Florida was preparing for Hurricane Ian to hit its shores.According to The Post, Mayor Suarez was still in NYC on Wednesday afternoon when the deadly hurricane first made landfall and began its path of deadly destruction across the Sunshine State.Even more shocking are reports that Suarez apparently fired off a series of tweets ordering his own residents to “stay informed & stay safe” at the same time he was attending the...
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Another Florida property insurance company goes into receivership, the 16th to go into liquidation; who else is on the list?

In a, perhaps, coincidental move Tuesday, just as Hurricane Ian was preparing to target the Tampa to Fort Myers area, another Florida base property insurance company will stop writing future property insurance policies. Sunrise-based FedNat Insurance Company became the sixth this year, and the 16th overall, to land on the...
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Florida City Welcomes Solimar Apartments

Last Friday, September 23, Florida City held its grand opening for their newest affordable housing venture: Solimar Apartments. Being invited to the ribbon cutting on-site at 825 NW 5th Avenue, the event celebrated the arrival of 180 newly constructed units to the city, with rents ranging from $575 to $1,583 for one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-

South Florida non-profits rush to help those affected by Hurricane Ian

DORAL - South Floridians along the eastern board are racing to help those along the west coast.   "The only thing that really works right now are called John Boats," Alison Thompson, Third Wave Founder said.Thompson heads the non-profit, it works to help those in disaster and war zones.  Her team of volunteers is working to get those trapped by flood waters out.  It's a job made more difficult by weakened cell signals that came about as a result of Hurricane Ian slashing through Central Florida."So it's just if they can get a message out to a relative, a relative...

Jacksonville Student Using Military Background to Earn Criminal Justice Degree

Jose Gonzalez, a military veteran born and raised in New York, lives a busy life. Not only does he work a full-time job, but he is also a parent and a caregiver. He wasn’t sure how he would fit time for a degree into that mix, but thanks to the help of flexible class scheduling at Keiser University, Gonzalez is now halfway through a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice.

Chick-fil-A coming to Homestead with Council approval

Homestead City Council met Wednesday September 21 for its final budget hearing. Council then convened as the Local Planning Agency on two items, prior to its regular monthly meeting. The Chick-Fil-A franchise filed its proposed site plan including a drive-through feature from Campbell Drive, for a restaurant next to the...

Federal team investigating Surfside building collapse completes site testing

SURFSIDE, Fla. – The federal team investigating the Champlain Towers South building in Surfside announced Thursday that they have completed testing at the site and collected data to evaluate the potential causes. The National Construction Safety Team also has data provided by civil litigants after a Miami-Dade judge ordered...
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List: Here's What You Can Donate to Help Ian Victims in Southwest Florida

Help is on the way to the Gulf Coast following the devastation left behind by Hurricane Ian. Several local and national organizations and brands are stepping up to help in different ways. The Home Depot Foundation announced their commitment of up to $1 million to immediately help out with building...

Miami Beach Announces Upcoming Events and Experiences in Honor of World Tourism Day

As a recent award-winning city destination, Miami Beach prepares for a season of activities – from enhanced art exhibitions to a delicious, beachfront food festival. Miami Beach, recently recognized by the World Travel Awards as “North America’s Leading City Destination,” is ready to welcome travelers in honor of World Tourism Day on September 27th with a line up of new, unique and renowned experiences. Starting in October and through the end of the year, Miami Beach will host a variety of activities and exhibitions including the annual South Beach Seafood Festival, the largest-ever No Vacancy, Miami Beach art exhibition and the most expansive Art Basel showcase to date.

Local officials discuss plans to mitigate future flooding from severe storms

MIAMI - CBS4 spoke with city leaders in Miami and Fort Lauderdale on Friday night.  They shared plans already in the works for future goals to mitigate flooding from severe storms.   City of Miami Commissioner Ken Russell shares that the time is now to invest in better infrastructure."This urgency is the moment we need to recognize," said Russell.Miami Commissioner Ken Russell believes if Ian had directly hit Miami, the infrastructure improvements made during his seven years in office would not have stood up to the storm."We've been raising roads, adding pumps, but those a drop in the bucket when a...

Council candidates respond to questions from The Miami Laker

Of the seven candidates running for town council seats in Miami Lakes, only four chose by 5 p.m. on Sept. 30 to fill out a questionnaire that describes their biographies and positions on town issues. If Carlos O. Alvarez, Josh Dieguez or Ian Anthony Medina send in their questionnaires, this...