Council candidates respond to questions from The Miami Laker

Featured By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Friday, September 30, 2022

Of the seven candidates running for town council seats in Miami Lakes, only four chose by 5 p.m. on Sept. 30 to fill out a questionnaire that describes their biographies and positions on town issues. If Carlos O. Alvarez, Josh Dieguez or Ian...

Our Neighborhoods: The Upper East Side

Business By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, August 31, 2022

     Continuing our exploration of the Upper East Side in Miami Lakes, there is an office park with seven buildings located between Northwest 59th Avenue and Red Road/Northwest 57 Avenue.        The three buildings in the northwest corner of the neighborhood are bordered by Northwest 159 Street and Northwest 158 Street.       The Graham Companies own the complex known as the...

Primary Day draws future voter

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Wednesday, August 31, 2022

     Miami Lakes Mayor Manny Cid brought his 7-month-old daughter Hailey America Cid to vote with him on Primary Day, Aug. 23.      Cid posted the photo on Facebook and used it as a teaching moment: It’s never too early to take your child to the polls to instill regular voting habits.       He was disappointed at Miami-Dade County’s low turnout of 19 % of 1.9 million voters....

Town presents proposed 2022-2023 budget

Government By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, August 31, 2022

  The proposed budget for the 2022-2023 municipal general fund is $19.5 million, Miami Lakes Town Manager Ed Pidermann said during a presentation at town hall on Aug. 25.      The number could change before the first of two budget meetings is held on Sept. 14, 6:30 p.m. at town hall.      Among the expenditures Pidermann hopes to include in the spending plan: --Increase the police budget...

BankUnited offers cash prizes for women entrepreneurs

Business By Linda Trischitta, Editor Wednesday, August 31, 2022

     Are you a woman who owns a business and wants to grow it?  BankUnited may be able to help.      The lender is headquartered in Miami Lakes and is underwriting its second annual “Small Business, Big Dreams Challenge” with prizes of $10,000, $5,000 and $2,500 awarded to first, second and third place finishers.      “At BankUnited, we know that small businesses...

Pets of Miami Lakes

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Wednesday, August 31, 2022

     Who’s a gorgeous boy? Meet Max, a Labrador Retriever owned by Alex Farah and Darren Banks.      Max is 20 months old and despite his youth and weight of 75-pounds, he’s very gentle.      “He’s one of those dogs, everyone in the neighborhood knows him,” Alex Farah said. “He greets all the dogs at the dog park. He’s very...
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