Penelas tests candidates during town council debate

Featured By David L. Snelling, Reporter Friday, October 23, 2020

Former Miami-Dade Mayor Alex Penelas tested four candidates for town council with pointed questions during a debate held at Miami Dade College North Campus.Two of the hopefuls – business executives Tony Fernandez, 35, for Seat 1 and Ray Garcia,...

Rodriguez says he will run for mayor of Miami Lakes in 2024

Government By David L. Snelling, Reporter Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Miami Lakes Vice Mayor Nelson Rodriguez, who's term-limited in November, said he plans to run for town mayor in four years.Rodriguez told The Miami Laker Monday about his future goals, which include retiring next year after more than three...

Search for man in Miami Lakes prompts social media speculation

Government By Linda Trischitta, Editor Thursday, October 1, 2020

A police search Wednesday for a man near the Royal Oaks Plaza in Miami Lakes prompted fearful social media posts about a gunman.“…There was never an active shooter situation, and the subject committed no crimes in the Town of Miami Lakes,” town...

Miami-Dade County Schools reopen classrooms Monday

Education By Megan Jacobo, Reporter Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Students in Miami-Dade County will resume classroom learning the week of Oct. 5, with children in different grades returning on different days.“It’s not Monday everybody, it’s starting Monday, a staggered approach,” said Dr. Steve Gallon III,...

Coronavirus tests mental health

Featured By Linda Trischitta, Megan Jacobo and David L. Snelling The Miami Laker Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Twice each week, Joan Hutcherson awaits a lunch delivered by Freebee to her home. It’s a project begun in July by the Town of Miami Lakes and its Elderly Affairs Committee after the coronavirus pandemic meant seniors couldn’t meet in...

Sushi with a side of style in Miami Lakes

Business By Megan Jacobo, Reporter Wednesday, September 30, 2020

     A line of Buddha statues stand like sentries along the patio at the new Sushi Sake restaurant in Miami Lakes.    There is a wall emblazoned with a purple neon message, “Miso Happy,” where diners can pose for photos to post on Instagram.    ...

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