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Bakehouse Art Complex gets city grant for building upgrade

MiamiTodayNews.com (Arts & Culture) 5/17 5:00P John Charles Robbins
Miami city commissioners have chosen to give a sizable federal grant to help fund an organization that supports city artists. At their latest meeting, commissioners allocated $2 million to the Bakehouse Art Complex Inc., a Florida not for profit...

Here comes a sheriff we never asked for – fasten your seatbelt

MiamiTodayNews.com (Opinion) 5/17 5:00P Michael Lewis
As we watch Miami-Dade commissioners struggle with a state mandate that creates an elective office of county sheriff in 2024, we get little comfort from the fact that we should never have faced this mess in the first place. Commissioners are...

With longer life, Visit Florida adds more big responsibilities

MiamiTodayNews.com (Opinion) 5/10 5:00P Michael Lewis
Heeding a lesson of the pandemic, legislators added five years to the life of tourism agency Visit Florida, and Gov. Ron DeSantis last week signed it into law. While protecting our biggest industry is just common sense, it took the pandemic to...

CHECK OUT THE MARINE ECOSYSTEM, DUDE

MiamiHerald.com (Dave Barry) 5/6 3:42A Dave
Within just five days, nearly $80,000 worth of drugs have been discovered along the coastline in the Florida Keys, the U.S. Border Patrol in Miami announced Thursday.

County often pays above retail price to meet its social aims

MiamiTodayNews.com (Opinion) 5/3 5:00P Michael Lewis
Miami-Dade Commissioner Sally Heyman just made a startling point: a team of county professional buyers spends more on goods and services than she would on her   own out of ads. Yes, despite county buyers’ detailed and complex rules and the power...

New Study Reveals Dog Life Expectancy By Breed

CBS Miami (Top Spots) 4/29 6:49A Top Spots – CBS Miami
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – If you ever wondered how long your dog might live, there’s a new study from Britain s Royal Veterinary College which looks at their life expectancy. Vets found the average life...

County doesn’t belong in the business of running museums

MiamiTodayNews.com (Opinion) 4/26 5:00P Michael Lewis
As governments globally retreat from funding cash-strapped museums, it may be a comfort to know that Miami-Dade County is working to take over one struggling museum and start another of its own, both to be tax funded. That’s very nice for the...

County may take over Miami Military Museum

MiamiTodayNews.com (Arts & Culture) 4/19 5:18P Gabriela Henriquez Stoikow
The Miami Military Museum and Memorial may become county owned as Miami-Dade commissioners on Tuesday directed Mayor Daniella Levine Cava’s administration to begin a transition agreement leading to a takeover. A unanimously adopted resolution...

Florida bans 54 math books to keep our schools mediocre

MiamiTodayNews.com (Opinion) 4/19 5:00P Michael Lewis
Those who thought Florida would limit its crackpot crackdown on legitimate ideas in schools to social studies and history didn’t grasp the full range of narrow-mindedness: last week the state proudly banned 54 math books, warning publishers to...

Standards for selecting new FIU president will be crucial

MiamiTodayNews.com (Opinion) 4/12 5:00P Michael Lewis
A 15-member committee will spotlight candidates for a president to guide Florida International University to greatness, but how to sort out candidates is pivotal. As students, faculty and staff at a listening session this week talk of aims and...
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