parks http://blog.wlrn.org en Miami-Dade Proposes Moving Libraries Into Public Parks http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-dade-proposes-moving-libraries-public-parks <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Miami-Dade officials are having meetings across the county to discuss a proposal to move some libraries into public parks.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Small branch libraries lease space from private entities. If the proposal passes, some of those libraries would be closed and reopened in existing park facilities. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Voters will decide on the proposal in a referendum on November’s ballot.</span></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:21:26 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 34269 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami-Dade Proposes Moving Libraries Into Public Parks Miami Closes Two More Parks Over Potential Soil Contamination http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-closes-two-more-parks-over-potential-soil-contamination <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two more public parks in Miami are closing after potential contamination was found in the parks' soil.</span></p><p>The city announced Monday that it will close Billy Rolle Domino Park at 3400 Grand Ave. in Coconut Grove, and Southside Park at 100 SW 11th St. near Brickell.</p><p>The Department of Environmental Resource Management will collect more samples to determine what's next for the parks.</p><p>For the past few months, several Miami-Dade parks have closed because of soil contamination.</p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 16:21:30 +0000 Julia Duba 25584 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami Closes Two More Parks Over Potential Soil Contamination Common Core Town Halls Bring Out 'Obama-Ed' Critics http://blog.wlrn.org/post/common-core-town-halls-bring-out-obama-ed-critics <p></p><p>In public forums on Common Core this week, the education standards were labeled things like “Obama-Ed” and “Communist Core.”&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">We’ll dissect the biggest misconceptions and look at why the standards are prompting such vitriol.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">Sunrise police bring an end to their strategy of luring cocaine dealers to the city and then busting them after a <em>Sun-Sentinel</em> newspaper investigation. But there have been only a few reprimands from city leaders.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 22311 at http://blog.wlrn.org Common Core Town Halls Bring Out 'Obama-Ed' Critics Miami Parks Rank 38th of Top 50, But Should Be Worse http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-parks-rank-38th-top-50-should-be-worse <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">The largest park in the city of Miami is also its least accessible.</span></p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Daniel Rivero 17028 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami Parks Rank 38th of Top 50, But Should Be Worse