Pizzi settlement is done, Miami Lakes town attorney tells council

Featured By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, June 13, 2024

Miami Lakes will pay former Mayor Michael Pizzi $1.625 million for legal fees for his defense in a federal criminal case, a decision that ends a decade of courtroom battles and payments to lawyers. After a jury found in 2014 that Pizzi was not...

In Memoriam: Remembering Father Murphy

Religious By Father José Alvarez, Special to The Laker Wednesday, February 26, 2014

What does it mean to be a father? If we try to find a good answer to that question, all we need do is simply remember Father Murphy. A father, in a biological or any other sense, is essentially a life-giver. Father Murphy personified that. James Murphy entered this life on June 24, 1945, and grew to cherish, celebrate and share the gift of life generously with many especially throughout the 41 years of his priestly ministry. He came to do...

Effectiveness of Miami Lakes Building Code

Government Wednesday, February 26, 2014

  The Town of Miami Lakes reported the Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO), (an organization with the primary mission of providing advisory insurance underwriting and rating information to insurers), has completed its analysis of the town’s building codes and the efforts put forth to properly enforce those codes. The town’s residential codes were rated class 3 for 1- and 2-family dwellings, and a class 2 for all other...

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue holds Medal Day ceremonies

Community Wednesday, February 26, 2014

  Miami-Dade Fire Rescue recently honored and recognized more than 100 firefighters who performed above and beyond the call of duty during the 14th annual Medal Day at the Miami-Dade Fire Training Facility, 9300 N.W. 41 Street in Doral. The men and women were recognized in seven different categories, with the highest honor given, the Gold Medal of Valor.  The second highest honor, the Silver Medal of  Valor, was awarded to...
  Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic School’s primary Gold Basketball team remains in first place in the All Catholic Conference (ACC)) North Division. Under the direction of coach Ulisses Hernandez, the team is 7-0 with one game left to play.  The most recent win was a 30-11 victory over St. Anges. The team was led offensively by Dimitri Hernandez with 15 points, and defensively by Brandon Ravelo and Adam Magoulas. The primary...

MLEC's Krisna Maddy wins National Achievement grant

Community Wednesday, February 26, 2014

  Krisna Maddy, a senior in the Cambridge Academy at Miami Lakes Educational Center, has been awarded the National Achievement Scholarship. The award is an academic competition established in 1964 to provide recognition for outstanding Black American high school students. Students may enter both the National Achievement Program and the National Merit Program by taking the preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship qualifying test...
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