Doral http://blog.wlrn.org en Doral Council Fires City Manager Joe Carrollo http://blog.wlrn.org/post/doral-council-fires-city-manager-joe-carrollo <p>As television cameras, heckling residents and bickering council members packed Doral City Hall on Monday, Joe Carollo sat quietly on the dais in the city manager’s seat.</p><p>On Friday, he had predicted he would lose his job.</p><p>Thirty minutes later, his prediction came true.</p><p>Council members voted 3-2 to fire the outspoken manager, during a meeting that erupted at times into shouting, name-calling, spontaneous boos and applause. Carollo had been on the job for 15 months.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 03:07:11 +0000 Joey Flechas 31514 at http://blog.wlrn.org Doral Council Fires City Manager Joe Carrollo Florida Senators In Doral To Make Stronger Call For Venezuela Sanctions http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-senators-doral-make-stronger-call-venezuela-sanctions <p><span style="background-color: rgb(239, 239, 239); color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">Not one but both Florida Senators came to Doral Thursday morning to show solidarity with the state's large Venezuelan community.</span></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:34:53 +0000 Tim Padgett 30956 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida Senators In Doral To Make Stronger Call For Venezuela Sanctions Memo To Doralzuelans: Barrio Visits Are More Effective Than Witch Hunts http://blog.wlrn.org/post/memo-doralzuelans-barrio-visits-are-more-effective-witch-hunts <p></p><p>Of all the on-scene reporting from the deadly anti-government protests in Venezuela, Frank Bajak of the Associated Press may have written one of the most<strong> <a href="http://bigstory.ap.org/article/venezuelan-student-protesters-seek-woo-poor">important pieces</a></strong>&nbsp;this week – and it didn’t involve tear gas or street barricades.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:11:31 +0000 Tim Padgett 29545 at http://blog.wlrn.org Memo To Doralzuelans: Barrio Visits Are More Effective Than Witch Hunts The Final Days Of One Herald Plaza In Pictures http://blog.wlrn.org/post/final-days-one-herald-plaza-pictures <p>Last week, the Miami Herald shuttered its building on the bay.</p><p>Located at One Herald Plaza, the beige box on the water is affectionately known as 1HP. Conference room meetings were interrupted by someone spotting dolphins. Water spouts could be seen forming from the cafeteria windows. Depending on the person, the building was either a testament to architecture done without&nbsp;aesthetics&nbsp;in mind, or an ideal place to do journalism.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 11:41:14 +0000 Eric Barton 14475 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Final Days Of One Herald Plaza In Pictures Saying Goodbye To The Miami Herald Building That Once Housed The Community’s Pulse http://blog.wlrn.org/post/saying-goodbye-miami-herald-building-once-housed-community-s-pulse <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On a mostly sun drenched South Florida day, about 900 former </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Miami Herald</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> employees—myself included-- joined the current staff on Wednesday to reminisce, cry, and mourn the loss of the once proud building by the bay that will soon become a hotel/condo and possible mega casino now planned for the old property.</span></p><p>The <em>Miami Herald </em>isn’t going away. The newspaper operations, along with news partner WLRN, will move out to Doral in April.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:01:44 +0000 Bill Andrews 11289 at http://blog.wlrn.org Saying Goodbye To The Miami Herald Building That Once Housed The Community’s Pulse Hugo Chavez Is Dead: Here's What You Should Know http://blog.wlrn.org/post/hugo-chavez-dead-heres-what-you-should-know <p><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/venezuelan-president-hugo-ch-vez-has-died-vice-president-says" target="_blank">Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is dead</a>, says the country's Vice President Nicolas Maduro.&nbsp; Maduro&nbsp;made the announcement on Tuesday.</p><p>You can find the latest updates on what this means for Venezuela--and how South Floridians are taking the news--right here.</p><p>And be sure to check back; We'll be updating this post regularly.</p><p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 12:35:43 +0000 WLRN Staff 10388 at http://blog.wlrn.org Hugo Chavez Is Dead: Here's What You Should Know Four Musical Ways People Celebrated Hugo Chavez's Death http://blog.wlrn.org/post/four-musical-ways-people-celebrated-hugo-chavezs-death <p>All Tuesday night, we listened to South Floridians react to the death of Hugo Chavez. Many (most) of the reactions were celebratory. Those celebrations took the form of songs, drive-by shoutings and apparently an accordion death ballad.</p><p>Below is a roundup of the most colorful reactions to the death of Venezuela's oft-beloved and perhaps equally hated leader.</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 11:21:39 +0000 Daniel Rivero & Kenny Malone 10397 at http://blog.wlrn.org Four Musical Ways People Celebrated Hugo Chavez's Death The State Of Florida's Union: Thirsty Marco Rubio And Spanish As A Second Language http://blog.wlrn.org/post/state-floridas-union-thirsty-marco-rubio-and-spanish-second-language <p></p><p>On the Florida Roundup, we take a look at the week in news in our region and state:</p><ul><li>As President Obama addressed the Congress and the nation, how is the state of Florida’s union?&nbsp; From voting and gun rights to climate change, we take a look at what resonated here from the President’s speech. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 9452 at http://blog.wlrn.org The State Of Florida's Union: Thirsty Marco Rubio And Spanish As A Second Language Taking The Pulse Of Venezuelan-American Sentiment After Chavez' Delayed Swearing In http://blog.wlrn.org/post/taking-pulse-venezuelan-american-sentiment-after-chavez-delayed-swearing <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With an ailing Hugo Chavez still in Cuba, and perhaps on his deathbed,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans now living in South Florida are anxiously&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">awaiting word of what happens next.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">El </span>Arepazo<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> 2 on N.W. </span>79th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Avenue in Doral is their unofficial headquarters.</span></p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:05:36 +0000 Phil Latzman 7707 at http://blog.wlrn.org Taking The Pulse Of Venezuelan-American Sentiment After Chavez' Delayed Swearing In SOUTHCOM: From Doral, Gen. John Kelly Commands Pentagon Operations in Latin America http://blog.wlrn.org/post/southcom-doral-gen-john-kelly-commands-pentagon-operations-latin-america <p></p><p>The United States Southern Command has a new boss.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 15:00:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 5004 at http://blog.wlrn.org SOUTHCOM: From Doral, Gen. John Kelly Commands Pentagon Operations in Latin America How Facebook Got People To The Polls On Sunday http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-facebook-got-people-polls-sunday <p>It was a last minute announcement made by Miami Dade Elections Officials, but somehow hundreds of voters showed up to vote this Sunday.</p><p>According to voters lined up that day, they have Facebook to thank for finding out about that impromptu voting day.</p><p>Last year, state lawmakers cut down early voting days and controversially eliminated the Sunday before Election Day.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Ashley Lopez 4113 at http://blog.wlrn.org How Facebook Got People To The Polls On Sunday Third Death Reported In Garage Collapse, Search Continues For Man Still Missing http://blog.wlrn.org/post/third-death-reported-garage-collapse-search-continues-man-still-missing <p></p><p></p><p>A third person has died after yesterday's collapse of an under-construction parking garage at the Doral campus of Miami Dade College.</p><p></p><p>Miami-Dade police identified the latest victim as 53-year-old Samuel Perez. He was pulled from the rubble early this morning. Also killed in the sudden collapse were Carlos Hurtado Demendoza, 48, and Jose Calderon, 60.&nbsp; Another person is still missing.</p><p></p><p>Perez was the man whose legs had to be amputated so rescuers could get him to safety. He was hospitalized in critical condition and died today at 4 a. m.</p><p></p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 11:36:43 +0000 Rick Stone 2668 at http://blog.wlrn.org Third Death Reported In Garage Collapse, Search Continues For Man Still Missing