Women's Breast Health Initiative expands offices

Community Wednesday, February 26, 2014

  The Women's Breast Health Initiative, a nonprofit organization, relocated to new headquarters in Miami Lakes at 14125 N.W. 80 Avenue with a grand opening celebration on Monday, February 10.  The organization follows a grassroots approach to offer prevention and early detection for breast cancer and heart disease, the two largest causes of death among women. The grand opening was followed by a community-wide canvassing effort held...
  The Miami Lakes Town Council adopted the Neighborhood Matching Grant Program so encourage neighborhoods to plan and work together in a dynamic fashion in order to accomplish neighborhood-based goals and objectives. The grant provides Miami Lakes’ neighborhoods the opportunity to make improvements and/or enhancements to ensure their long-term viability. The town will match dollar for dollar, up to $5,000 for neighborhood or...

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...
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