Rep. Jose Oliva named chair of Economic Affairs Committee

Government Wednesday, December 17, 2014

  House Speaker Steve Crisafulli has named Representative Jose Oliva of Miami Lakes to serve as chairman of the House Economic Affairs Committee for the 2014-2016 Legislative Term. “Representative Oliva is a true leader in the Florida House,” Crisafulli said in making the announcement. “Strengthening our economy is the most important issue for Floridians, and as a business man, he understands what it takes to create...
Superintendent of Schools, Alberto M. Carvalho, visited the White House on November 19, at the invitation of President Barack Obama to join other important education leaders to discuss the transition to digital learning as part of the President’s ConnectED Initiative. He was selected to introduce the President due to his leadership and successful digital transformation in one of the nation’s largest school districts. “Two...

Final Dog Park meeting on Dec. 6

Community Thursday, December 4, 2014

  Over the past several years, the Town has received requests from Miami Lakes dog owners to have their very own dog park. Last year, the Town agreed to lease a parcel of property from the Florida Department of Transportation located at the southern end of N.W. 77 Court, with suitable conditions for a dog recreation area adjacent to future proposed trails and facilities. The proposed Dog Recreation Area is planned to have separate...
  Miami-Dade Commissioner Esteban Bovo Jr. was unanimously elected vice chairman of the County Commission last week after Commissioner Jean Monestine was chosen as chairman of the 13-member board. During a ceremony at County Hall, elected officials welcomed new Commissioner Daniella Levin Cava of District 8, who defeated then-incumbent Lynda Bell in the August primary election. Monestine and Bovo replace outgoing chairwoman Rebecca...
Miami Lakes announced the new online Recreation Program Calendar. The Town’s Community Services Department, in collaboration with the Youth Activities Task Force, offers free recreation programs and activities for residents of all ages. Among some of the town’s newer programs are: • Free Open Play for Pickleball, a cross between badminton, tennis and ping-pong, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the tennis Courts...
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