Mayor’s report: town growing, beautifully

Mayor’s report: town growing, beautifully
The community is more united and new businesses and residents are drawn to the town in the three years since he took office, Mayor Manny Cid said in his “State of the Town” address.Cid discussed...

U.S. Census Day coming soon

U.S. Census Day coming soon
The 2020 U.S. Census Day is approaching, and Miami Lakes officials want to make sure that come spring, every town resident participates in the process.“Each person counted in a home represents...

How to Contact Your Elected Officials

U.S. CongressSen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.7400 SW 87th Ave., Suite 270, Miami, Fla. 33166305-596-4224, Twitter: @SenRubioPressOffice hours in Miami: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.At Miami Lakes town hall until Dec. 18, every third Wednesday of the month, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.Sen. Rick...

Gastesi, Lopez and Mestre hang their shingle in Miami Lakes

Three longtime friends and experienced attorneys with ties to Miami Lakes and its government have launched a new partnership.It’s a dream come true for Miami Lakes residents Raul Gastesi, Raul Lopez and Ceasar Mestre.Earlier this year they formed Gastesi,Lopez & Mestre PLLC, at 8105...

Town seeks teens for Youth Council

The town of Miami Lakes is seeking middle and high school students who want to learn leadership skills.Those chosen for the Youth Council will attend monthly meetings and pitch ideas for field trips, community service events and programming for The Spot, at 6075 Miami Lakes Drive.Apply...

Fallen Marine honored during Miami Lakes celebration of American Legion centennial

Fallen Marine honored during Miami Lakes celebration of American Legion centennial
The American Legion is celebrating its centennial this year, and Post 144 in Miami Lakes marked the occasion with 140 supporters on Sept. 28.Among the officials who gathered at the RobertoAlonso...

Town sues to stop road construction

Town sues to stop road construction
Town officials were shocked when a hydraulic backhoe dug a ditch and a front-end loader filled the trench with gravel along Northwest 170th Street.The street leads to a closed bridge that the city...

Pizzi lawsuit back in court

After a federal jury found in 2014 that former Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi was not guilty of conspiracy to commit extortion and bribery, he sought to have the town pay more than $2.5 million in legal fees.Pizzi was mayor in 2013 when the FBI arrested him in a sting, and then Gov....

Political rivals gather to support mayor’s campaign

Political rivals gather to support mayor’s campaign
To show there were no hard feelings after Miami Lakes Mayor Cid defeated them in past elections, former mayor Wayne Slaton and former councilwoman Mary Collins threw their support behind Cid in...

Guajiro Harvest Festival Oct. 26

The Guajiro Harvest Festival, which is named for Cuban farm workers and will celebrate the autumn season, is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26 at Amelia Earhart Park.The family friendly event is free and will be held at the Bill Graham Farm Village inside the park, at 401 E. 65th St. in...

Police: Follow the 9 p.m. routine

Do you have a 9 p.m. Routine?The phrase refers to a law enforcement program that reminds property owners to remove valuables from their cars and trucks, every night, and make sure vehicle doors and trunks are locked.Valuables can include cash and checks, personal electronics, weapons...

Save the date: Veterans Parade is Nov. 10

The 40th Annual Veterans Day parade is set for Sunday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. – noon.Marchers begin at Bull Run Road at Northwest 67th Avenue, travel south to Eagle Nest Lane, then northeast to Main Street and town hall.Tickets are free and may be obtained online, where sponsorship...

Canopy trees spared in sidewalk project

Miami Lakes residents are crazy about their trees.Whether it’s the town’s majestic live oak and black olive trees which provide shade or palm trees and other kinds of plants, they increase property values.But when homeowners learned that about two dozen trees were being considered for...

Bovo expected to enter county mayoral race

Bovo expected to enter county mayoral race
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Esteban Bovo, Jr., announced on Sept. 30 his intention to run for mayor of the county.Bovo will join a crowded field of candidates seeking to replace Carlos Gimenez,...

State of the Town address Oct. 16

Mayor Manny Cid will present his annual State of the Town address on Wednesday, Oct. 16.The public is invited to attend the talk that is scheduled to take place at 6 p.m. at Town Hall, 6601 Main St.Cid plans to highlight accomplishments achieved during the past year and will describe...

Town hosts Appreciation Brunch for Volunteers, Sponsors

Town hosts Appreciation Brunch for Volunteers, Sponsors
Miami Lakes officials celebrated the volunteers and sponsors who contribute to the town’s quality of life during a Sept. 25 breakfast at Shula’s Hotel and Golf Club.The leaders of 11 committees...

Budget: So far, no tax rise for Miami Lakes homeowners

Miami Lakes residents won’t see their property rate tax increase if the proposed $20.7 million spending plan is approved for next year.But the budget is lean, and if a hurricane strikes, it could have a serious impact upon town finances.Which is why Town Manager Edward Pidermann asked...

How to contact your elected officials

U.S. CongressSen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.7400 SW 87th Ave., Suite 270, Miami, Fla. 33166305-596-4224, Twitter: @SenRubioPressOffice hours in Miami: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.At Miami Lakes town hall until Dec. 18, every third Wednesday of the month, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.Sen. Rick...

Ramiro Inguanzo named to committee

Ramiro Inguanzo named to committee
Miami Laker Ramiro Inguanzo was recently appointed to the Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ Secure our Future Advisory Committee.In Nov. 2018, Miami-Dade County voters approved a .75 mill increase...

Town seeks legal solutions to keep bridges closed

Town seeks legal solutions to keep bridges closed
Talk between neighbors in Miami Lakes can often turn to traffic, and how a rush hour drive three miles across town along Northwest 154th Street can take 30 minutes or more.News that closed off...

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