2016 is in the books!

Dear Friends, I hope the Christmas season finds you in good spirits. 2016 has been a wonderful year in many ways, and I wanted to take a moment to share some highlights with you. On a personal level, Mari and I are grateful for the many blessings from our Lord -...

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Let’s talk about… (un)affordable Miami

Miami-Dade's income disparity continues to spiral out of control. We, as community, have the ability to reverse this trend by, first and foremost, engaging in conversation about the current housing situation. We invite you to attend an informal conversation with...

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30 Days of Transit in Miami Challenge

Traffic congestion is Greater Miami's #1 complaint. Everyone in office - or running for office - should know what it's like to get around town on foot, bike and transit. I don't want to just talk the talk. I'm going to walk the walk. And I want to take you with me....

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Your View: Fix our Park

LATEST UPDATE: MARCH 23, 2016 BY THE NEW TROPIC Like many native Miamians, I grew up playing in the city’s parks.  Dodgeball, monkey bars, baseball, frisbee – you name it, I played it.  One of my favorite parks was Douglas Park on 37th Avenue, about halfway between...

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Florida primary: a guide to candidates and ballot questions

Besides the ballot for presidential candidates, local municipalities will host an array of elections on March 15 Polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Read more here:  ...

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Gimme Shelter, Please

  On March 3rd, 2015, Senator Javier Souto passed a resolution to direct the administration to develop a public-private bus shelter maintenance program. He understands like many others, such as Ralph Rosado and Larry Lebowitz, who over the last 15 years have...

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