Miami Beach to Spend $600 Million on Redesign of Convention Center and Jackie Gleason Theater

After debating into the wee hours of the night on July 17, the Miami Beach City Commission chose South Beach ACE to redesign the 52-acre Miami Beach Convention Center, including the historic Jackie Gleason Theater. The $600 million price tag will be funded by public money from a county bond, an increased local hotel tax, … Continue reading Miami Beach to Spend $600 Million on Redesign of Convention Center and Jackie Gleason Theater

Broward Supervisor Of Elections Finds 963 Uncounted Ballots Sunday

In what staff says is a “common occurrence,” the Broward Supervisor of Elections' office found 963 misplaced ballots five days after the election.“They weren’t lost. They were in our possession,” Mary Cooney, public services director, told HuffPost Miami. “They were just in a area where they weren’t supposed to be. They were creatively put somewhere … Continue reading Broward Supervisor Of Elections Finds 963 Uncounted Ballots Sunday

Operation Sacred Trust Combats Veteran Homelessness In South Florida With $1 Million Grant

While the nation thanks its veterans this weekend for their service to the country, many of those veterans are struggling on the streets of South Florida. Cedric Halyard was one of them but he has gone from a homeless drug user to the outreach director of Operation Sacred Trust, which works to get homeless veterans … Continue reading Operation Sacred Trust Combats Veteran Homelessness In South Florida With $1 Million Grant

What If Hurricane Sandy Had Slammed Miami?

As Hurricane Sandy barreled toward the New Jersey coast, weathered Floridians may have dismissed its Category 1 status. But as soon as the storm made landfall, it was clear Sandy brought incredible destruction, with surging seawaters wiping out homes, flooding subways stations, and claiming lives. According to Live Science, the superstorm notched a record 13-foot … Continue reading What If Hurricane Sandy Had Slammed Miami?

Miami Animal Adoption: Michael Rosenberg To Sit In Dog Cages For Two Days (PHOTOS)

This weekend, a man’s bed will be the concrete floor and his neighbors dozens of barking dogs yearning for attention. Michael Rosenberg, president and founder of animal advocacy group Miami Pets’ Trust, will be spending two nights this weekend in a cage at the Miami-Dade Animal Services shelter during a massive adoption drive. His hope … Continue reading Miami Animal Adoption: Michael Rosenberg To Sit In Dog Cages For Two Days (PHOTOS)

Rick Scott’s Changes Dramatically Reduce Voting Rights Restoration Rates For Ex-Convicts

With the November election getting closer, the sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority's Miami chapter have been working to register voters in the community. But they kept running into a problem: some people were ex-convicts with no idea what their voting rights were. “We really didn’t have an answer for them," Vanessa Byers, chairperson for … Continue reading Rick Scott’s Changes Dramatically Reduce Voting Rights Restoration Rates For Ex-Convicts

My Miami: Diana Contreras And Cristina Isabel Rivera Talk Street Art, Pastelitos, And Creepy Guys

Wynwood -- Miami’s freshly-anointed hipster claim to fame -- is the place for street art, and its newest resident goes by the name of "Sofia Rose." Painted in a week by local artists Diana Contreras and Cristina Isabel Rivera, the mural adorns the wall of what will be Style CTZN at 218 NW 25th St. … Continue reading My Miami: Diana Contreras And Cristina Isabel Rivera Talk Street Art, Pastelitos, And Creepy Guys