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Miami Thanksgiving 2012: Where To Eat Out (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted November 14, 2012 | 11:20 AM

Prone to starting fires in the kitchen? Cut the stress of preparing the most gigantic meal of the year and leave it to the pros.

All around Miami, restaurants are offering up both traditional and singular takes on Thanksgiving dinner. Good old fashioned oven-roasted turkey with all the fixings can...

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Mario Chalmers Makes People Magazine's 'Sexy' Issue (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted November 14, 2012 | 8:40 AM

People magazine's highly anticipated Sexiest Man Alive issue went online Wednesday -- and Miami Heat's favorite little brother made the cut.

Representing his home state of Alaska, point guard Mario Chalmers made the mag's "United States of Sexy" series, in which he points out there's more to The...

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Broward Supervisor Of Elections Finds 963 Uncounted Ballots Sunday

(13) Comments | Posted November 13, 2012 | 9:07 AM

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...

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

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2012 | 11:00 AM

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...

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Miami Indie Cinema Roundup: Arthouse Films Nov. 12 To 18 (VIDEOS)

(0) Comments | Posted November 7, 2012 | 3:09 PM

Victorian romance and drama come to local big screens with British film "Wuthering Heights," playing at O Cinema's Miami Shores location, Miami Beach Cinematheque, Cinema Paradiso and Cosford Cinema.

Based on the novel by Emily Brontë, the films follows orphan gypsy Heathcliff who is taken into a farming family's home...

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Pets' Trust For No-Kill Animal Shelter Approved By Miami-Dade Voters (PHOTOS)

(10) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 9:53 AM

Activists stood up for Miami-Dade's animals when voters approved adopting a new tax that will help turn the county's animal shelter into a no-kill facility, according to preliminary county voting results.

At the polls, 64.49 percent of voters were in favor of item #240, which will serve as a recommendation...

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Crandon Park's $50 Million Renovation Referendum Approved By Miami-Dade Voters (PHOTOS)

(3) Comments | Posted November 5, 2012 | 3:40 PM

According to preliminary voting results, 72.59 percent of Miami-Dade voters are in favor of $50 million renovations to tennis facilities at Key Biscayne's Crandon Park for the annual Sony Open.

A ballot question asked for two-thirds approval by the public to allow tourney organizers IMG to seek approval...

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Miami-Dade Elections: 'We Are Prepared' Despite Early Voting Debacle (VIDEO, PHOTOS) [UPDATED]

(26) Comments | Posted November 5, 2012 | 9:40 AM

MIAMI -- On Monday morning voters again flocked to Miami-Dade Elections headquarters in Doral, turning one lane of traffic into a parallel parking zone after overflow lots filled up. While some were waiting in line for the first time, others were waiting to vote again -- and questioning the process.

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Miami Book Fair International 2012: Where To Get Your Book Worm On!

(2) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 4:09 PM

Whether it's the gentle crack in the spine of a brand new book or the weathered pages of an early edition of a classic, book lovers know the feeling of starting a new read. With the impending arrival of the 30th anniversary of Miami Book Fair International, it'll be a...

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What If Hurricane Sandy Had Slammed Miami?

(163) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 4:28 PM

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...

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Broward Schools' Diversity Board Meeting Turns Ugly Over Muslim Holidays Proposal (VIDEO, POLL)

(69) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 3:16 PM

A Broward School District Diversity Committee meeting got ugly Thursday night -- at one point, requiring police intervention -- when advocates presented a request for schools to close on two Islamic high holidays.

"The group promoting and asking for this is associated with terrorism," charged Joe Kaufman, chairman of Coral...

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Lebron James' Samsung Galaxy Note II Commercial Shows Off Real Miami Spots (VIDEO)

(3) Comments | Posted October 31, 2012 | 2:59 PM

LeBron James takes America on a tour of actual Miami in his new day-in-the-life commercial for Samsung, which first aired Tuesday before the Miami Heat's season opener against the Boston Celtics.

The ad opens on a game day morning at the breakfast table with James' fiancee and their two sons...

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New I-395 'Flying' Bridge Planned By Florida Department Of Transportation (PHOTOS, POLL)

(3) Comments | Posted October 29, 2012 | 2:02 PM

The state's solution to the hum-drum traffic into South Beach? A new 1.4-mile superbridge, soaring high through Miami.

For real.

Construction on the $500-$600 million project isn't scheduled to begin until January 2021, but the Florida Department of Transportation already has preliminary designs of the monster bridge to...

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Miami Indie Cinema Roundup: Arthouse Films Oct. 29 To Nov. 4 (VIDEOS)

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2012 | 12:11 PM

Halloween festivities may have taken place over the weekend, but the fun isn't over at Miami's independent movie theaters.

At Coral Gables Art Cinema, the entire family is invited to watch "Coraline" in costume. Young Coraline, voiced by Dakota Fanning, is bored by her family's mundane life. When she...

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Almost Half Of Florida's Wealthy Say They Are Better Off Now Than 2007 (STUDY)

(34) Comments | Posted October 26, 2012 | 12:14 PM

Almost half of Florida’s richer residents say their wealth increased at least 20 percent since 2007, according to a study by PNC Bank.

“A common refrain during any Presidential election year is: Are you better off than you were four years ago?” according to a release from PNC. “For America’s...

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Florida Prescription Drug Deaths Mark First Decrease In Almost A Decade, Study Says

(7) Comments | Posted October 25, 2012 | 10:07 AM

Fewer Floridians are dying from prescription drug abuse for the first time in years and Miami is still a capital of cocaine abuse, according to a newly released study from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Medical Examiner’s Commission.

"Within two years of establishing our prescription drug abuse...

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Haunted Miami: Nine Creepy Places The Dead Never Left (PHOTOS)

(2) Comments | Posted October 23, 2012 | 11:22 AM

Just saying "Miami" conjures images of beaches, bronze bodies and the blazing sun, but -- especially around Halloween -- the city also conjures up the unsettled souls that wander our little piece of paradise.

The famous Biltmore Hotel allegedly still keeps company with the ghosts of WWII soldiers who died...

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Miami Indie Cinema Roundup: Arthouse Films Oct. 22 To 28 (VIDEOS)

(0) Comments | Posted October 19, 2012 | 3:41 PM

Melanie Lynskey stars as the older woman in love with a family friend's 19-year-old son in the rom-com "Hello I Must Be Going," playing this week at Cosford Cinema. The recently divorced woman is crashing with her parents indefinitely and hasn't got much of a life. However, when she's asked...

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Homeless Man Shot, Dog Killed After Miami-Dade Police Officer Attacked With Concrete (PHOTOS)

(4) Comments | Posted October 19, 2012 | 9:40 AM

What should have been a routine traffic stop Thursday left a homeless man shot, a dog dead, and a police car damaged after it was struck with concrete.

Miami-Dade Police say the officer was about to exit her car to conduct a traffic stop at the intersection of 56th Street...

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Miami's Middle Class Hit Hardest By Transportation And Housing Costs: Study

(2) Comments | Posted October 18, 2012 | 10:08 AM

The presidential debates have been centered around America’s middle class, and according to a new study, Miamians could really use some relief.

The Center for Housing Policy in Washington, D.C. found that the Miami metro area is the least affordable place to live for the middle class thanks...

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