Parking on swale along NW 170th St. draws scrutiny from councilman, residents and police

Featured By Linda Trischitta, Editor Friday, February 16, 2024

      The quarter-mile walking trail along Northwest 170th Street is bordered by a canal on the south side and what has become an illegal parking lot on the swale on the north side.       A resident’s...

Miami Lakes Library Programs

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, February 29, 2024

The Miami-Dade County Library branch in Miami Lakes is offering classes.  Most events require preregistration, call the branch at 305-822-6520 or email truglioj@mdpls.org. Healthy Air Fryer Treats Wed., Feb. 28 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Lean how to make healthier versions of tasty treats during a hands-on class. Materials provided. Made possible by the Town of Miami Lakes Education Advisory Board. Ages 12+ All About...

BGEC Student Does the Right Thing!

Education By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, February 29, 2024

     Do the Right Thing of Miami, Inc. and the City of Miami Police Dept. honored students who go above and beyond at school and in their communities during a ceremony in January.      Recognized was Natalie Garcia, a seventh grader at Bob Graham Education Center in Miami Lakes. The organizations gave Natalie the award after she showed compassion and cared for a younger student at her...

Town names road for centenarian

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Thursday, February 29, 2024

      Rosa Nell Hammer, 104, braved the wind off Graham Dairy Lake to see town officials dedicate her new street sign on Montrose Road.       She thanked them as well as neighbors and friends of many decades during the ceremony on Feb. 12.       “Today is so special in our community,” Mayor Manny Cid said. “We’re honoring the jewel of our...

So, you think you want to be a public servant?

Government By Linda Trischitta, Editor Wednesday, February 28, 2024

     When it comes to public service as a member of the Miami Lakes town council, the emphasis is on service, because council members don’t receive a salary (though the mayor does).      Council members have some financial benefits: Each elected official receives a $500 monthly car allowance; medical, dental, vision and life insurance; an $803 monthly allowance that could perhaps pay for expenses to...

5 Candidates seek council seat in April 9 special election

Government By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, February 28, 2024

The race for Miami Lakes town council Seat 6 is underway.       Five candidates are competing for the office that may be decided in a special election on April 9.        Former Miami-Dade County Mayor Alex Penelas, a town resident, will moderate a candidate forum at Town Hall on March 7.      Seat 6 became vacant in November when former Vice Mayor Carlos O. Alvarez resigned,...
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