A well-known group of Miami Lakes residents hosted a fundraiser on September 25 to support Gwen Graham’s campaign for U.S. Congress representing Florida’s Congressional District 2 (FL-02). The candidate is the daughter of Senator Bob Graham and his wife, Adele, who were special guests for the event held at Shula’s Steak House on Miami Lakes Drive. The host committee included Robert and Kendall Elias, Arnold and Perla...

Slaton returns as mayor; Mingo wins Seat 4

Featured By David L. Snelling, Laker staff Thursday, October 3, 2013

  Wayne Slaton got his old job back as the new mayor for Miami Lakes, while Frank Mingo grabbed Council Seat 4 in Tuesday’s special election to fill two vacant seats created by a political scandal that landed the former mayor in jail. Slaton, 61, will serve out the rest of Michael Pizzi’s four-year term following his arrest in August on public corruption charges, and Mingo will serve on the Town Council to fill the unexpired...

Five candidates seek to finish unexpired mayor's term

Community By David L. Snelling, The Miami Laker staff Wednesday, September 18, 2013

  As Miami Lakes is still reeling from the arrest of suspended Mayor Michael Pizzi on public corruption charges, five candidates who are seeking to finish the rest of his four-year term promise to put the town back on track by first regaining the public’s trust and subsequently execute their political platforms that would make residents proud again.   During the October 1 special election, voters will place much credence in...

Mingo, Rodriquez, Cobiella seek vacant seat 4

Community Wednesday, September 18, 2013

  Following the resignation of Miami Lakes Councilmember Nelson Hernandez, who’s making a bid for the mayoral seat, three new political qualified to gain a foothold in government even if it’s for a short period of time.  In the political fray for Seat 4 are Frank Mingo, a supply chain manager for Oliva Cigar Corporation, attorney Lorenzo Cobiella and realtor-associate Star Rodriguez. The winner of the October 1 special...

Town Council honors former Commander Richard Amion

Community Wednesday, September 18, 2013

  After three years of demonstrating excellence in community policing and public service, Major Richard Amion is leaving the Town of Miami Lakes Police Department to work for Miami-Dade County Police Department’s Professional Compliance Bureau. Amion will most be remembered for reducing the town’s police budget while implementing several crime initiatives such as Operation Crime Free, Operation Safe Summer, and Operation...
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