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...

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...

State Rep. Polo to host town hall

Florida Rep. Cindy Polo, D-Miramar, will host a town hall meeting to discuss the results of the 2019 legislative session.Topics will include arming teachers; immigration and school vouchers, her staff said.The meeting is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 9, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Ana...

Government agencies, service groups meet to aid veterans

Government agencies, service groups meet to aid veterans
An outreach event for veterans is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 13 at the Milander Center for Arts and Entertainment in Hialeah.The gathering, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., will be at 4800 Palm...

Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce to meet Sept. 11

During its next meeting on Sept. 11, the Miami Lakes Chamber of Commerce will honor the first responders who gave their lives during the terror attacks upon our country 18 years ago.The gathering, in the grand ballroom at Shula’s Hotel & Golf Club, will also feature remarks by the...

How to contact your local 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, every third Wednesday of the month, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla.415...

Library offers September programs

Library offers September programsThe Miami Lakes branch of the Miami-Dade Public Library System is hosting the following events in September:For Children and FamiliesCrafty Little Fingers Tuesdays, Sept. 3, 10, 17 and 24, 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Join us as we make a variety of craft...

Bovo honors Spencer

The Miami-Dade County Commission recently recognized Miami Lakes resident Jessica Spencer for her efforts is raising awareness and money for Alzheimer’s disease.Spencer’s grandmother, Illeana “Nana” Merino, passed away due to Alzheimer’s complications and she was invited to a county...

Town council meeting recap

Despite a concern over a gun range open to the public adjacent to a dance school for kids in an industrial area could jeopardize their safety, the Miami Lakes Town Council approved several changes requested by the applicant so the indoor facility can operate a viable business.Andy’s...

Public Safety Committee hosts C.E.R.T training and certification

Public Safety Committee hosts C.E.R.T training and certification
Miami Lakes Park and Recreation staff received a proclamation from the Town Council making July Park and Recreation Month.

Food and Wine honored

Food and Wine honored
Town-FooMiami Lakes Food and Wine Festival organizers Lynn Matos and Giuseppe Zuozo were recognized at the recent Town Council meeting for being a finalist for Best Event of the Year and receiving...

Town - Furrever Friend honored

Town - Furrever Friend honored
Mayor and Town Council show support for the “Furrever Friend for Lucas” campaign during the July council meeting. Pictured (from left) Councilmember Luis Collazo, the Lucas family....

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