City of Miami http://blog.wlrn.org en July 17, 2014: Activists Demand Officials Stop Deportation of Miami Construction Worker http://blog.wlrn.org/post/july-17-2014-activists-demand-officials-stop-deportation-miami-construction-worker <p>Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:21:05 +0000 Marva Hinton 35695 at http://blog.wlrn.org "Viaje One Way," Anthology Of Miami's Latin Cultures, At The Betsy Hotel http://blog.wlrn.org/post/viaje-one-way-anthology-miamis-latin-cultures-betsy-hotel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“Viaje One Way” is a Spanish-language anthology of authors from Latin America and Spain. Hernan&nbsp;Vera Alvarez, one of the editors, says the book is "a mirror of the&nbsp;21st-Century Miami."</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Before there were anthologies of Cuban writers in Miami," he says, "but this book is the first one that unites Latin American, Spanish and Cuban writers."</span></p><p>Alvarez moved to the U.S. from Argentina when he was 23 years old. Below, he talks about the new "Viaje One Way."</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:47:55 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 34597 at http://blog.wlrn.org "Viaje One Way," Anthology Of Miami's Latin Cultures, At The Betsy Hotel The Police's Police Might Need Their Own Policing http://blog.wlrn.org/post/polices-police-might-need-their-own-policing <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Miami’s Civilian Investigative Panel is in charge of policing the police, but the 12-year-old agency is having internal problems. The panel is in charge of reviewing the Miami Police Department's use of force, especially in cases of high-profile police shootings.</span></p> Wed, 07 May 2014 20:00:38 +0000 Wilson Sayre 31963 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Police's Police Might Need Their Own Policing Commission Votes To Keep Ultra In Miami http://blog.wlrn.org/post/commission-votes-keep-ultra-miami <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p>Ultra's not going anywhere. On Thursday the Miami City Commission voted to retain the music festival.</p><p>After two hours of discussion, the commission ultimately showed their support for Ultra in a four-to-one vote. Opposition of the festival came from Commissioner Marc Sarnoff<span style="line-height: 1.15;">, who no longer wants Ultra to take place in downtown Miami.&nbsp;</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:48:20 +0000 Lisann Ramos 31332 at http://blog.wlrn.org Commission Votes To Keep Ultra In Miami Planners Reveal The Pricetag On Light Rail From Miami To The Beach http://blog.wlrn.org/post/planners-reveal-pricetag-light-rail-miami-beach <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The numbers are in. The estimated cost of building a light rail line from mainland Miami to the beach is $532 million. And three key players are lining up in support of the proposal.</span></p><p>The mayors of Miami-Dade County, the city of Miami and the city of Miami Beach are backing the proposal to build a light rail line along the MacArthur Causeway.</p><p>Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez has said previously that if traffic between Miami and Miami Beach gets worse it will kill the tourism industry.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:08:43 +0000 Arianna Prothero 30254 at http://blog.wlrn.org Planners Reveal The Pricetag On Light Rail From Miami To The Beach You're Invited To Brainstorm The Future Of The Coconut Grove Playhouse http://blog.wlrn.org/post/youre-invited-brainstorm-future-coconut-grove-playhouse <p></p><p>Local leaders want to brainstorm with the public about the future of the historic Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami. The long-shuttered theater’s fortunes have turned 180 degrees in the past months, as an effort to revitalize the playhouse has solidified. Nick Madigan <a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/04/01/4032899/ideas-wanted-for-coconut-grove.html" target="_blank">wrote for the Miami Herald</a> that Grove residents will have three chances to share their ideas with members of the village council and the playhouse’s advisory committee:&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 19:34:08 +0000 Arianna Prothero 30178 at http://blog.wlrn.org You're Invited To Brainstorm The Future Of The Coconut Grove Playhouse How Miami's Cute New Trolleys Led To A Civil-Rights Investigation http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-miamis-cute-new-trolleys-led-civil-rights-investigation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In recent years, snazzy trolleys painted like </span>old-timey<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> street cars have been rolling on Miami-Dade streets.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They're free to ride and hit hotspots from Miami’s Midtown to Coral Gables. </span></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 22:13:27 +0000 Arianna Prothero 30130 at http://blog.wlrn.org How Miami's Cute New Trolleys Led To A Civil-Rights Investigation West Grove Trolley Garage Unearths Vulnerabilities Of Low-Income Neighborhoods http://blog.wlrn.org/post/west-grove-trolley-garage-unearths-vulnerabilities-low-income-neighborhoods <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Miami’s West Grove residents, unhappy a trolley garage servicing Coral Gables was built in their neighborhood, may soon be able to claim a small victory. After a series of legal battles <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/how-miamis-cute-new-trolleys-led-civil-rights-investigation" target="_blank">including a civil-rights investigation</a>, Coral Gables and the garage's developer are now looking to pull out of the West Grove. </span></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:35:35 +0000 Arianna Prothero 30056 at http://blog.wlrn.org West Grove Trolley Garage Unearths Vulnerabilities Of Low-Income Neighborhoods Your Garage Sale Might Be Illegal http://blog.wlrn.org/post/your-garage-sale-might-be-illegal <p>Weekends, of course, are prime time for garage sales. But it may surprise you that the sale must have a permit, otherwise it’s illegal.</p><p>The Miami City Commission voted Thursday to remove the $28.50 fee the permits used to cost, in the hopes that more people will toe the line.</p><p>Permitting for garage sales is nothing new; Coral Gables, North Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and Hollywood also require permitting.</p><p>In Miami you’re allowed up to 2 garage sales per year. But if you owe any fines because of code violations, you’ll have to settle up before a permit can be issued.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:47:38 +0000 Wilson Sayre 29948 at http://blog.wlrn.org Your Garage Sale Might Be Illegal Here's What The Tequesta Site Downtown Will Look Like, And Why It's Great For Miami http://blog.wlrn.org/post/heres-what-tequesta-site-downtown-will-look-and-why-its-great-miami <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Barring any drastic moves by the Miami city commissioners Thursday, the controversial&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/02/14/3935274_expert-tequesta-site-in-downtown.html" target="_blank">Tequesta</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/02/14/3935274_expert-tequesta-site-in-downtown.html" target="_blank">&nbsp;site unearthed downtown</a> will have a marquee showcase from the sidewalk and <strong>numerous interpretation options for visitors. </strong></span></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:59:32 +0000 Nathaniel Sandler 29823 at http://blog.wlrn.org Here's What The Tequesta Site Downtown Will Look Like, And Why It's Great For Miami It’s That Time Again: Thousands Of Critical Mass Cyclists Take To The Streets http://blog.wlrn.org/post/it-s-time-again-thousands-critical-mass-cyclists-take-streets <p style="margin: 0in 0in 11.25pt; line-height: 16.5pt; vertical-align: baseline; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 11.25pt; line-height: 16.5pt; vertical-align: baseline; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="font-size:11.5pt;font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#333333">If you're driving through the center of Miami tonight, you need to take a close look at the map below.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:26:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 29879 at http://blog.wlrn.org It’s That Time Again: Thousands Of Critical Mass Cyclists Take To The Streets MIAMI: CITY OF THE FUTURE http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-city-future <p></p><p>03/11/14 - Tuesday' s&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/TopicalCurrents"><strong>Topical Currents</strong></a> is with writer and journalist <strong><a href="http://finding-florida.com/">T.D. Allman</a></strong>.&nbsp; Twenty-five years ago, he wrote the landmark book, <strong><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Miami-City-Future-Revised-Edition/dp/0813049237"><em>MIAMI:&nbsp; CITY OF THE FUTURE</em></a></strong>. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>1980s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was a period when Miami took many shots to the chin:&nbsp; as “paradise lost,” and a drug-riddled pariah among urban centers. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Twenty-five years later, </span>Allman<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has revised and updated the book.&nbsp; And still finds Miami a harbinger of an evolving America. &nbsp;His new book is <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Finding-Florida-History-Sunshine-State/dp/0802120768"><strong><em>Finding Florida:&nbsp;</em></strong></a></span><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Finding-Florida-History-Sunshine-State/dp/0802120768"><strong><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The True History of the Sunshine State</span></em></strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That’s </span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/TopicalCurrents" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Topical Currents</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> . . . Tuesday at 1pm.</span></p><p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 29035 at http://blog.wlrn.org MIAMI: CITY OF THE FUTURE Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado Responds To Your Ideas http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-mayor-tom-s-regalado-responds-your-ideas <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Our&nbsp;</span><em><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/what-would-you-do-if-you-were-mayor-tell-us" style="line-height: 1.5;">If I Were Mayor</a></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;project continues as we bring your ideas to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/miami-beach-mayor-philip-levine-responds-your-ideas" style="line-height: 1.5;">the mayors themselves</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 13:52:58 +0000 Elaine Chen 25982 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado Responds To Your Ideas City Of Miami Approves Changes To Homeless Protections http://blog.wlrn.org/post/city-miami-approves-changes-homeless-protections <p>Behind closed doors on Wednesday, the Miami City Commission approved major changes to the Pottinger settlement.<br /><br />The historic court agreement has protected the rights of Miami’s homeless since it first went into effect in 1998. The original Pottinger agreement protected what’s called "life sustaining activities" like sleeping on the street, lighting fires for cooking and urinating in public — all without being arrested.<br /> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 23:53:47 +0000 Wilson Sayre 26286 at http://blog.wlrn.org City Of Miami Approves Changes To Homeless Protections InterContinental Replaces Its Dancing Lady, The Modern-Day Coppertone Girl http://blog.wlrn.org/post/intercontinental-replaces-its-dancing-lady-modern-day-coppertone-girl <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A year ago, the <a href="http://www.icmiamihotel.com/" target="_blank">InterContinental Hotel</a> in downtown Miami unveiled a 19-story-tall LED display of a shapely, female silhouette, dancing suggestively, often called "the dancing lady."&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The hotel recently held auditions to find new dancers. Hopefuls had one minute to dance to Pitbull’s “Hotel Room Service” to prove they had the right moves for a 200-foot LED display.</span></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 22:29:32 +0000 Arianna Prothero 25198 at http://blog.wlrn.org InterContinental Replaces Its Dancing Lady, The Modern-Day Coppertone Girl