Weekly NEWS & INFORMATION
Commissioner Jean Monestime Stands Up For Taxicab Drivers
Miami-Dade Commissioners adopt new rules that protect cab
Commissioner Jean Monestime (left) addresses taxicab drivers at
Board of County Commissioners’ meeting regarding the taxicab
ordinance he sponsored.
Miami, FL –
Agreeing that taxicab drivers in Miami-Dade County should be
treated fairly, Miami-Dade County Commissioners on Tuesday, July
3, 2012 approved a law making it illegal for cab companies to
force drivers to sign unfair lease agreements as a precondition
to driving a taxi.
MIRAMAR FOURTH OF JULY CITY
City of Miramar governmental offices will be closed on
Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.
Miramar Regional Park, the Aquatic Center, and Aquatic Complex
will be open normal operating hours and the park’s regular
weekend and holiday gate entrance fee of $1.50 per person
(children 5 and under free) will be waived.
Miramar Multi Service Complex, Miramar Youth Enrichment Center,
Sunset Lakes Community Center, Fairway Park Community Center,
and Ansin Sports Complex will be closed on Wednesday,
July 4. Neighborhood parks will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
but the parks will not be staffed and buildings will be closed.
Solid waste services will have no interruption of service and
will continue as scheduled.
Community bus service will not be operating that day, but will
resume normal services on Thursday, July 5.
For more information, please 954-602-HELP
SUMMIT OF SPEED, THOROUGHBRED RACING’S
RETURNS TO CALDER CASINO &
RACE COURSE, JULY 7
Fla. (June 30, 2012) –
Calder Casino & Race
Course will present the 13th annual Summit of Speed program
on Saturday July 7, a high-octane afternoon that will feature some of
the fastest thoroughbreds in the land competing in six stakes worth $1.3
million in purses, including the centerpiece event of the Calder Meet,
the Grade 1 $400,000 Princess Rooney Handicap, and the Grade 2 $400,000
Smile Sprint Handicap, a Breeders’ Cup Challenge Win and You’re In Race.
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY’S HEAD START/EARLY HEAD START PROGRAM NOW
The Head Start / Early Head Start Program is now accepting
applications for the 2012-2013 program year
MIAMI, FL (July 2, 2012)
– Miami-Dade Community Action and Human Services Department’s (CAHSD)
Head Start/Early Head Start Program is accepting applications
for the 2012-2013 program year. Applications are being accepted
to provide services to expectant mothers and children ages two
months to three years old in the Early Head Start Program and
three years old (by September 1, 2012) to five (5) years old
(after September 1, 2012). Applications are being accepted on
July 2 and 3, 2012 from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00P.M. at the following
PORTMIAMI TUNNEL BREAK-OUT
(MIAMI, July 30, 2012)
– The PortMiami tunnel boring machine, aka “Harriet,” is
expected to break-thru PortMiami’s Dodge Island on Tuesday, July
31st at 10:00 a.m. This milestone marks the half-way point in
the tunnel boring process—the first of two tunnel tubes to be
After arriving at the Port, Harriet will be turned around for
the trip back to Watson Island that will create the second
Please join officials from Miami-Dade County, the City of Miami,
Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), the Federal Highway
Administration, Miami Access Tunnel, Bouygues Civil Works
Florida along with the hundreds of workers on the tunnel
project, to watch this historical event.
The PortMiami Tunnel project is a public-private partnership
between Miami Access Tunnel, FDOT, Miami-Dade County and the
City of Miami. Construction began May 2010, and the project is
expected to be completed in May 2014.
Commissioner Jordan to Help Companies Boost Bottom Line with
Small Business Strategies Mini-Conference
– Standing on a promise to help small companies succeed,
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan will continue
her series of workshops designed to enhance and empower
small-to-midsized businesses. On Tuesday, July 31, 2012, from 8
a.m. – 12:30 p.m., entrepreneurs will take part in the Small
Business Strategies Conference at Florida Memorial University,
15800 NW 42 Avenue, in Miami Gardens, Florida.
RIBBON CUTTING FOR MIAMI GARDENS BRIDGE GRAND OPENING
Mayor Shirley Gibson and fellow Council members, at the ribbon cutting
ceremony as they open the new bridge located at NW 42nd Avenue and NW
179th Street on Monday, July 30th at 9am. Originally built in 1957, the
bridge was not designed with pedestrian and bicycle access, nor did it
meet today’s code with the American Disability Act (ADA). Also of
concern was the existing profile of the old bridge. With a huge hump in
the street, it blocked visibility from the roadway, creating a crossing
pedestrian hazard; one which has now been corrected. In close proximity
to Carol City Elementary School, the new bridge creates a safe and
accessible crossing for students, parents, and residents.
Commissioner Rebeca Sosa to host free
“Back to School Vaccination Drive”
(MIAMI, July 30, 2012) –
Commissioner Rebeca Sosa is partnering with the Miami-Dade
County Health Department to offer a free “Back to School
Vaccination Drive” for children ages 2 months old to 18 years
old. The immunizations will be administered on Thursday, August
16, 2012, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Miami Springs
Recreation Center located at 1401 Westward Drive.
Parents and legal guardians must bring their child’s
immunization records and arrive to the event no later than 1
p.m. to ensure their child receives his or her vaccines. Parents
must be present when vaccinations are administered. Children
entering Miami-Dade County Schools for the first time must have
their physical School Entry Health Exam done by a physician
before getting their vaccines. Additional information on school
health requirements can be found on Miami-Dade County Public
Schools’ website at www.dadeschools.net.
For more information on this event, please call Commissioner
district office at 305-267-6377.
July is Smart Irrigation Month
(MIAMI, July 5, 2011) -- More water is used in July than any other month in most areas of
the United States, and much of that water goes toward keeping lawns and
landscaping green. For this reason, the Irrigation Association has named
July “Smart Irrigation Month.” This July, take a few minutes to identify
ways that you and your community can become more water efficient and
still maintain beautiful yards and landscaping.
THE TOM JOYNER FOUNDATION SELECTS FLORIDA MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY AS THE
JULY 2011 HBCU OF THE MONTH
GARDENS, FL [JULY, 2011] – Florida Memorial University (FMU),
South Florida’s only historically black college or university (HBCU),
received national recognition when the Tom Joyner Foundation (TJF)
selected it as the July 2011 HBCU of the Month. Aimed
specifically at helping HBCUs, the TJF provides financial support for
students to complete their college education. Through July 31, FMU will
collect funding from across the United States supporting scholarships
for high-achieving students at the school.
Monday, July 4th:
America’s Birthday Bash
(Miami, FL June 23,
the birth of our great nation with one of the largest
fireworks displays in South Florida! This spectacular
display can be seen from anywhere in the park. Enjoy food
and beverages, and a free Kids' Zone with inflatable slides,
a "kiddie carousel," hoops, face painting and more. Bring
the whole family!
The Park is Open All Day
Free Kids' Zone: 3:00pm-7:00pm
NO BOTTLES, CANS, COOLERS, OR
PERSONAL FIREWORKS ALLOWED
For more information: Carol Cutt, (305) 358-7550, or
JULY 1ST, 2011
First Fridays of Florida in Pembroke Pines Hosts the
Flashback Night Concert Press Conference & Welcome Party
Featuring Shabba Ranks & Tiger.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL, June 2011 -
This year, First Fridays of Florida will host the Flashback Night
Press Conference & Welcome Party, featuring Shabba Ranks & Tiger,
on Friday July 1st at The Grand Palms Resort & Hotel. Between 8pm &
10pm an overview of the Flashback Night Concert will be
presented by spokesperson C-Roy the Entertainer followed by a short
video, after which Grammy Award Winning Artist Shabba Ranks & Reggae
Super Star Tiger will be available for interviews, autographs and photo
JAMAICA'S 49TH INDEPENDENCE
AT MIRAMAR REGIONAL PARK
SUNDAY AUGUST 7TH, 2011
highly anticipated staging of Jamaica's 49th
Independence & Cultural Celebration (JICC) is scheduled
for Sunday, August 7 from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Miramar
Regional Park, 16801 Miramar Parkway. Exhilarating
entertainment, interactive activities and a variety of
delicious Jamaican food, are guaranteed to deliver enjoyment
for the entire family.
CITY OF MIAMI
GARDENS COUNCILWOMAN LISA C. DAVIS INVITES YOU TO ADOPT-A-TREE
JOIN COUNCILWOMAN FELICIA ROBINSON
FOR "MEET ME MONDAYS"
STARTING JULY 11, 2011 AT 7:00PM CITY HALL
Leadership with Gwen Whiting on July 7!
Vice Mayor Dorothy "Dottie" Johnson
The City of Opa-locka Mayor and Commission
Annual Tree Planting Ceremony
SATURDAY – JULY 16, 2011 * 8:00 AM – 12:00 NOON
GLADYS COACHMAN COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL GARDEN
(Burlington Canal across from Nathan B. Young Elementary School) PLEASE
come out and join us!
7:00 pm, Friday, July
"The Games We Play"
An Evening of Dance
7:00 pm, Friday, July 29, 2011...
Little Haiti Cultural Center
212 NE 59th Terrace Miami, Fl 33137
choreography that explores new territory between traditional
and contemporary dance styles from West African,
Afro-Caribbean, Flamenco, Tap, Contemporary/Modern and
Weekly NEWS & INFORMATION
Strategic Planning Workshop
Saturday, July 24, 2010
African Heritage Cultural Arts Center - Music
6161 N.W. 22nd Avenue, Miami 33142
About the Workshop
he biggest financial industry shake-up since the
Great Depression has
worsened an already tough situation for many non-profit
organizations, for-profit entities and individuals. All in
South Florida are still feeling the pinch of the flagging
economy that continues to strain their capacities.
TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN
MIRAMAR THIS WEEKEND
500 ATHLETES, 32 NATIONS
CHEER FOR YOUR COUNTRY!
MIRAMAR, FL – Nearly 500 athletes from 32 member nations of
the North America, Central America and Caribbean Athletic
Association, otherwise called NACAC, will compete in the
Under 23 Track and Field Championships at the Ansin Sports
Complex in Miramar, Florida, on July 9 – 11, 2010.
for more details.
COME OUT AND SUPPORT YOUR COUNTRY!
(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- The
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department wants to remind the public
there are certain precautions that should be taken when
handling fireworks this July 4th holiday. Parents are also
reminded to ensure the safety of their children by closely
supervising personal fireworks use, and by purchasing only
legal fireworks from approved vendors during this holiday
season. It's important for parents to be present when
fireworks are ignited, and to ensure that the materials are
lit in an open area away from homes, vehicles and any
combustibles. Young children should not be allowed to handle
fireworks. Parents should teach children to be prepared,
safe and responsible.
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