| Jan 20, 2014
| 10:22 AM
Broward Mayor Barbara Sharief held a big bash when she became mayor in November.
Newly released campaign finance reports show she spent some $12,000 in campaign contributions on the affair.
Sharief said she held the party because people in the...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 7:06 AM
Pedro Loaces, 52, of Hialeah, claimed a top prize in the $1,000 A Week for Life Scratch-Off game, at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.
His ticket cost $2. Loaces chose to receive the winnings as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $787,152.56....
| Jan 23, 2014
| 5:24 PM
Hallandale Beach sent a strong message to its red-light cameras this week: Get out of town.
Commissioner William Julian's motion passed 4-1 Wednesday, making Hallandale Beach the first city in Broward County to ditch the cameras.
| Nov 6, 2013
| 6:43 AM
El alcalde de Miami, Tomás Regalado, venció hoy en las elecciones locales con un amplio respaldo cercano al 78 por ciento de los votos, muy superior al resto de sus rivales, en una jornada marcada por la baja participación.
“El pueblo de Miami...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Clarence Lee, of Hialeah, claimed a $1 million prize in the 100X The Cash Scratch-Off game at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.
Lee is the eighth winner to claim a $1 million prize since the game launched on Sept. 17. There has also been...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 1:22 PM
MONDAY, Oct. 21 GIRLS VOLLEYBALL District 11-8A at Taravella High: Taravella (2) vs. Douglas (3), 5; Coral Springs (1) vs. Coral Glades (4), 7. District 16-5A at Cardinal Gibbons High: Archbishop McCarthy (3) vs. Coconut Creek (6), 5; American...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 9:56 AM
(Sorry, this was to have been posted on Friday, my fault.)
Five South Florida casinos have end-of-the-month car giveaways – if you count a car inspired by “The Munsters.” Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino (901 S. Federal Highway,...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:46 PM
The Hialeah Park poker room was flush with customers in its first full month, with pretty much a full house.
The new poker room outearned its south Broward and Miami-Dade competitors, with $692,417 in September revenue. That’s well ahead of nearby...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:21 PM
En las últimas tres décadas, la población hispana de Estados Unidos se ha diversificado cada vez más en sus orígenes nacionales. Ciudades dominadas antiguamente por un solo grupo hispano –tales como puertorriqueños en Nueva York, mexicanos en Los...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Last week: While most national and international media attention has focused on possible U.S. military actions in Syria, U.S. immigration reform has fallen to a secondary place in public debates. Last week, a small group of Latino activists organized a...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Last week: Organized librarians and Miami-Dade citizens convinced the County Commission to stop the ill-advised plan to gut the library system by cutting hours and librarians. Budget crisis averted, but [only] postponed. The fact is libraries are not just...