Scenes from a life: Photos of Bob Graham

Featured By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, April 18, 2024

The Graham Companies shared photos from the life of Bob Graham. The former state legislator, governor and U.S. senator who was a member of Miami Lakes' founding family died Tuesday in Gainesville, Fla. of natural causes. He was 87.

Town Council Candidates to debate April 25

Featured By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, April 18, 2024

Ahead of the upcoming runoff election, Miami Lakes town council candidates Esther Colon and Bryan Morera will present their campaign positions during a forum at Town Hall on April 25. Former Miami-Dade County Mayor Alex Penelas will be the moderator and will accept questions for candidates from residents via email beforehand or during the event. Morera, 32, and Colon, 70, won first and second place respectively in the April 9 special...

President Joe Biden on Bob Graham: 'He knew it matters to walk a mile in other folks’ shoes'

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Wednesday, April 17, 2024

President Joe Biden's statement about Bob Graham was posted on the White House website: "Bob Graham was a colleague, friend, and devoted Floridian whose nearly 50 years of service to his beloved home state and to our country have made America a safer and stronger nation.   Bob chose a life of service, working his way up from state legislator, to governor, senator, and presidential candidate. He and I served together...

Bob Graham, a pillar of Miami Lakes and political giant, dies at 87

Featured By Linda Trischitta, Editor Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Bob Graham, one of the patriarchs of Miami Lakes and someone who spent nearly 40 years representing Floridians as a member of the state legislature, then as Governor and eventually as a U.S. Senator, died Tuesday of natural causes in Gainesville, Fla., his family announced. He was 87. Graham’s time in politics began in earnest when he was first elected to the Florida Legislature in 1966. It was essentially uninterrupted until he...

Social media reaction to the passing of former Fla. Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Reaction to the death of former Florida Governor and United States Senator Bob Graham: "Bob Graham…One of America’s finest public servants, Adele’s cherished husband and a devoted father and grandfather has left us for his celestial home. He strongly believed that “a public office is a public trust”. What a legacy! Godspeed Bob Graham." — Former Sen. Bill Nelson, 14th NASA...

Former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham, two-term Florida governor, dies

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Tuesday, April 16, 2024

The Graham family released this statement Tuesday night about the passing of former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham: “We are deeply saddened to report the passing of a visionary leader, dedicated public servant, and even more importantly, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather: Bob Graham. “As a legislator, Florida’s 38th Governor, and a United States Senator, Bob Graham devoted his life to the betterment of...