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ImageJamaican musher Newton Marshall continues to build on the island’s tradition of excellence in winter adventure sports becoming the first Jamaican to complete the grueling 1,000 mile Iditarod dogsled race from Anchorage to Nome. After nearly two weeks on the trail, the 27 year old Marshall and his team crossed the finish line in Nome, Alaska on March 19, finishing 47th out of 71 starters competing in the 2010 Iditarod.
ImageCommissioner Audrey M. Edmonson led the first World TB Day March in March on March 23, 2010 to bring awareness to the disease. The march, which began at Gwen Cherry Park at NW 71 Street and 22 Avenue and ended at the Joseph Caleb Center on NW 54 Street and NW 22 Avenue, was organized by the Miami-Dade Health Department to call attention to the high incidence of tuberculosis in this country. Tuberculosis, also known as TB, is a bacterial disease which usually attacks the lungs, but could also affect any part of the body. While it can be treated, people who are unaware that they have been infected could die from illness.
Commissioner Dorrin D. Rolle (left) with Mike Hernandez of Fannie Mae. (Photo Credit: Armando Rodriguez/Miami-Dade County)
Miami-Dade homeowners facing mortgage woes now have a new lifeline at their disposal. On March 22, 2010, Commissioner Dorrin D. Rolle attended the grand opening of a Fannie Mae Mortgage Help Center, located at 2671 NW 28 Street. The facility was created through a partnership among Fannie Mae, Miami-Dade County, Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida, and major mortgage servicers.
Miami-Dade County’s Census 2010 Complete Count Committee along with Miami-Dade Health Department, Florida International University (FIU) Immigration Clinic, South Florida Workforce, Emergency Management Agency International and the U.S. Census Bureau will host a Haitian Census Awareness Weekend starting on Friday, March 26th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Little Haiti Health Center (Census Informational Session) and on Saturday March 27th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Edison Little River Community Center in Little Haiti (Resource Fair).. The Community will be able to receive a host of County Services and assistance for immigration and TPS Service, legal aid, South Florida Workforce, Small Business Development, transit, and much more. An informational session will also be held in City of Homestead at the Emergency Management Agency, International,139 S.W. 1st Avenue, Homestead. The events and activities focus is to encourage persons to complete the forms and be counted.