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Miami Dade County

Who's Gotten The Chop

Miami Herald | Douglas Hanks | Posted 04.02.2014 | Miami

Since becoming mayor in 2011, Carlos Gimenez has presided over a shrinking government workforce. Some payrolls have shrunk more than others. Compar...

Grassroots Passion for the Special Olympics

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 03.05.2014 | Sports
Chris Komisarjevsky

We marvel at the courage, determination and sportsmanship when so many talented individuals work their hardest and push themselves to do their very best.

Talking to Miami-Dade County About Chickens and Bees

Eliza De La Portilla | Posted 10.03.2013 | Miami
Eliza De La Portilla

Trying to Get Answers We have heard a lot of hearsay and rumors about keeping Chickens and Bees in Miami-Dade County and no one seems to know the full...

Ready To Pony Up $830 Million?

Reuters | Posted 09.01.2013 | Miami

By Zachary Fagenson July 2 (Reuters) - Miami-Dade County legislators on Tuesday passed a November referendum that will ask voters to a...

County Corruption Strikes Again!

Sun Sentinel | Paula Mcmahon | Posted 08.20.2013 | Miami

A Hollywood man used his Miami-Dade County government job to obtain more than $13,000 worth of bribes -- including a new stove, refrigerator and air c...


Sun Sentinel | HEATHER CARNEY | Posted 08.06.2013 | Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE The mayors of Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties are each extending a hand beyond their borders to cooperate on initiatives t...

OUSTED: Beacon Council CEO

Miami Herald | Douglas Hanks | Posted 05.08.2013 | Miami

Another Embarrassment For Enterprise Florida

Posted 02.26.2013 | Miami

MIAMI -- Who'd have guessed a lawsuit-laden sugar company run by a former cocaine trafficker wasn't a great partner for Miami-Dade and Florida officia...

Bus Stop to Nowhere

Raquel Regalado | Posted 04.08.2013 | Miami
Raquel Regalado

In the following months we will discuss school security at the national, state and school board levels and work to safeguard the physical safety and mental health of our students. At Miami-Dade County Public Schools we have taken a first step.

Yet ANOTHER Way The County Screwed Itself On Marlins Park

Miami Herald | Charles Rabin | Posted 04.05.2013 | Miami

Building the Miami Marlins' new stadium may end up costing tens of millions of dollars less than planned. And where would the left-over money go? T...

WOAH! You Won't Believe Who This Bodybuilder Used To Be

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 01.27.2013 | Miami

"Bro, you're f***ing diesel" is definitely something Miami guys tell themselves in a mirror -- and it's likely what people have been telling bodybuild...

Structural Problems Force Emergency Lane Closures On Bear Cut Bridge

Posted 01.05.2013 | Miami

Miami-Dade's infrastructure problems don't stop at a sewage system "held together by chewing gum." Emergency lane closures were implemented indefin...

County Completes Two Construction Projects Without Building Permits

| Posted 12.27.2012 | Miami

This article courtesy of Miami New Times. By Francisco Alvarado Building permit? Miami-Dade County doesn't need any stinkin' building permit! ...

Obama Leads In Miami, Romney Closes Cuban Gap

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 10.30.2012 | Miami

President Obama is holding a comfortable lead in Miami-Dade County, while Republican Mitt Romney has nearly overwhelmingly captured the votes of Cuban...

AUDIT: County Wasted $2.3 Million

Posted 09.11.2012 | Miami

The Office of the Inspector General released its annual audit of Miami-County Tuesday after finding almost $2.6 million in “questionable costs, loss...

Defeated County Candidates File Lawsuits

Miami Herald | Posted 10.28.2012 | Miami

Citing the ongoing absentee-ballot fraud investigation in Hialeah, two Miami-Dade politicians who lost their election contests two weeks ago say they ...

Woah! Loftus Retiring Early

Miami Herald | DAVID OVALLE | Posted 10.16.2012 | Miami

Miami-Dade Police Director Jim Loftus, a popular leader among the ranks of the department, is retiring early, the department confirmed Thursday. Th...

Miami Republicans Tell Michelle Obama To Drop Out Of Their School

Posted 07.11.2012 | Miami

Republican members of the Miami-Dade School Board in Florida -- a heavily contested battleground state this November -- sent a message to First Lady M...

Happy Michael Bay Day!

Posted 08.05.2012 | Miami

We were expecting fireworks on waking, a fight between CGI'd port cranes by breakfast, and a Ben Affleck death scene before our first cafecito. But ap...

County Workers Send Amazing Gift To Trayvon Martin's Mom

Posted 05.13.2012 | Miami

Thanks to a massive donation from fellow Miami-Dade County employees, Trayvon Martin's mother will be able to take about 8 months of paid leave from h...

Miami Politicians Should Stop Being Stupid About the Marlins' Stadium

Jose Suarez | Posted 05.09.2012 | Miami
Jose Suarez

The Miami Marlins President David Samson has caught a lot of flak for calling Miami politicians stupid. But heck, maybe his words did have some credence.

Occupy Miami Burns Evection Notice, Vows To Hold Lawn

Posted 01.31.2012 | Miami

Miami-Dade County has issued an order to vacate to Occupy Miami, warning protestors to leave their long-time "Peace City" encampment on the West Lawn ...

Term Limits Are Finally on the Ballot -- But Who's Talking About It?

Vanessa Brito | Posted 03.06.2012 | Miami
Vanessa Brito

Voters have been adamant over their desire for term limits. It is no surprise that County Commissioners are not investing too much effort in getting out the vote or mobilizing the masses, but what about the rest of us?

Slaughtered Horse Remains Found Floating In SW Miami-Dade Canal

Huffington Post | Janie Campbell | Posted 02.26.2012 | Miami

The remains of yet another slaughtered horse were found in a Southwest Miami-Dade canal on Monday, the latest in a string of grisly butcherings feedin...

County Commission Votes to Expand Suburban Sprawl

Anthony Garcia | Posted 02.05.2012 | Miami
Anthony Garcia

Whoever said, "the more things change, the more they stay the same" probably had the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners in mind.