Liberty City http://blog.wlrn.org en Miami-Dade Reaches Out To Communities Affected By Gang Violence http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-dade-reaches-out-communities-affected-gang-violence <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;">In Miami-Dade County, one organization is working to improve the quality of life for residents who live in neighborhoods affected by gang violence.</span></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:33:39 +0000 Nadege Green 35900 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami-Dade Reaches Out To Communities Affected By Gang Violence Liberty City Community To Protest Recent Shootings http://blog.wlrn.org/post/liberty-city-community-protest-recent-shootings <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; ">Miami's Liberty City community will </span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">rally in an anti-violence protest on Saturday. The residents will gather i</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">n response to a recent mass shooting that left two dead and five injured.</span></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:58:58 +0000 Nadege Green 35602 at http://blog.wlrn.org Liberty City Community To Protest Recent Shootings The Urban League Of Greater Miami Wants 'School Choice' For Liberty City http://blog.wlrn.org/post/urban-league-greater-miami-wants-school-choice-liberty-city <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Urban League of Greater Miami&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">wants parents to consider sending their children to charter schools. The organization&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">hosted a town hall in Miami Wednesday night to build support for their idea of "school choice."</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">T. Willard Fair is the League's president. He says charter schools abide by &nbsp;contracts promising to produce certain outcomes, and if they fail, the contracts get canceled.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 20:52:10 +0000 Jessica Meszaros 29186 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Urban League Of Greater Miami Wants 'School Choice' For Liberty City Dakota Dreams: Liberty City Football Players A Long Way From Home http://blog.wlrn.org/post/dakota-dreams-liberty-city-football-players-long-way-home <p>It was the kind of cold they could feel in their bones, made worse by 30-mph winds that barreled across the North Dakota plains and whipped between the goal posts.<br /><br />“At some point, you are going to walk out there, and your body is going to say ‘I’m cold,’” their coach had warned before kickoff. “Your body is going to try to say, ‘I can’t do this right now.’ You ignore that. You ignore that, understood?”<br /><br />“Yes, sir!” they replied in chorus with their teammates.<br /><br />But what did four kids from Liberty City know about playing football in freezing temperatures? Mon, 23 Dec 2013 07:52:53 +0000 Kathleen McGrory 25514 at http://blog.wlrn.org Dakota Dreams: Liberty City Football Players A Long Way From Home Just Like That, Kaboom! Adds Three New Playgrounds In Miami http://blog.wlrn.org/post/just-kaboom-adds-three-new-playgrounds-miami <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the third Saturday in a row an under-utilized patch of land in South Florida was transformed.</span></p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Matt Haggman 12030 at http://blog.wlrn.org Just Like That, Kaboom! Adds Three New Playgrounds In Miami Believed To Be The Nation’s Oldest Cop, 86-Year-Old’s Fists Remain ‘Weapons Of Mass Destruction’ http://blog.wlrn.org/post/believed-be-nation-s-oldest-cop-86-year-old-s-fists-remain-weapons-mass-destruction <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Barrel-chested Leo </span>Thalassites<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> squints like Clint Eastwood, hops around like Jackie Chan and has been an active cop for nearly six decades. He is 86 years old.</span></p><p>He first joined the Miami-Dade Police Department in 1956. He moved to the Hialeah Police Department in 1963, where he has been on active duty ever since. &nbsp;And now, according to the <a href="http://www.ipa-usa.org/index.php" target="_blank">International Police Association</a>, he is the oldest active police officer.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 18:07:00 +0000 Theo Karantsalis 11532 at http://blog.wlrn.org Believed To Be The Nation’s Oldest Cop, 86-Year-Old’s Fists Remain ‘Weapons Of Mass Destruction’ Referendum Would Give Miami Dade College A Half-Cent Tax http://blog.wlrn.org/post/referendum-would-give-miami-dade-college-half-cent-tax <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lonnie Robinson fell on hard times in the early </span>80s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with drugs and alcohol.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Addiction kept him out of college for decades, and he found himself living under a&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">bridge. During the day, Robinson found solace at a Miami Dade College library in Liberty City, where a reading program changed the future course of his life. He graduated from the college in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice.</span></p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 11:01:29 +0000 Theo Karantsalis 11109 at http://blog.wlrn.org Referendum Would Give Miami Dade College A Half-Cent Tax