Vote to help win a grant for K-9 Cove

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Wednesday, August 17, 2022

     It’s election season, and this month voters have a chance to win a grant to improve the town’s dog park.      K-9 Cove is the only off-leash facility in Miami Lakes for dogs both big and small.     It is a finalist in a contest by PetSafe to win a grant to enhance the facility that is at 14048 Palmetto Frontage Road.     Unlike in regular elections, voters in this...

County Commissioner Sen. Rene Garcia addresses Chamber of Commerce

Business By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, August 17, 2022

     When Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sen. Rene Garcia addressed the Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce luncheon this month, he was among friends.       Garcia represents District 13 in the northwest section of the county.        During his 25 years in politics and growing up in the area, Garcia, 48, of Hialeah, has come to know many of the business professionals, educators and...

Car break-ins down, speeding tickets too

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, August 17, 2022

    While signs in Miami Lakes warn drivers, “Don’t Even Think About Speeding!”, some motorists continue to race along town roads.       Though dangerous drivers are a perennial complaint among residents, just like the traffic itself, police have written fewer speeding tickets in the first half of 2022 than they did last year.      From January to June in 2021, Miami-Dade...

Northwest 170th Street bridge opens with a ceremony in Hialeah

Featured By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Tuesday, August 16, 2022

A region that Hialeah Mayor Esteban Bovo called a “forgotten part of Northwest Dade” was no longer ignored with the opening Tuesday of the Northwest 170 Street bridge. The bridge spans Interstate 75 and connects the Town of Miami Lakes, the city of Hialeah and part of Miami-Dade County. Bovo called the bridge “a vital link … perhaps the third vital link for Hialeah and Miami Lakes if you count [Northwest] 87th...

Remembering a fallen soldier

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, August 4, 2022

    The Town of Miami Lakes co-named Northwest 143rd Street in honor of the late U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Ofren Arrechaga.       The street is near Barbara Goleman Senior High School, from which Arrechaga, 28, was an alumnus.       Arrechaga grew up in Hialeah and lived in Clarksville, Tenn. He was a decorated soldier who was killed in action in Kunar Province, Afghanistan in...
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