Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis C. Moss is pleased once again to announce grant opportunities for qualified small businesses throughout District 9 to apply for financial assistance provided by the Miami-Dade County Mom and Pop Small Business Grant Program. Small businesses who have not received grant awards in prior years are eligible to receive and complete the grant applications. Applications can be obtained from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. beginning January 23, 2012 through February 7, 2012 at either of Commissioner Moss’ offices. District North Office is located in the South Dade Government Center at 10710 SW 211 Street, Suite 206 in Cutler Bay and the District South Office located at 1634 NW 6thAvenue in Florida City.
Early Voting will begin on Saturday, January 21 and run through Saturday, January 28, 2012. For eight consecutive days, registered voters are able to cast their ballot at the location most convenient for them. Hours of operation are from 7:00am to 7:00pm each day. Voters are encouraged to be “Election Ready” before heading to the polls by reviewing their personalized sample ballot on the Elections Department website, This allows them to see exactly what their ballot will look like in advance so they are prepared before casting their vote.
The Miami-Dade County Health Department recognizes January as Cervical Cancer Awareness month and reminds women to take charge of their own health by getting regular Pap tests. The Pap test can find abnormal cells in the cervix that can be treated before they turn into cancer.  In recognition of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, the Miami-Dade County Health Department, Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program will participate in the following local events:
Miami-Dade Transit is currently constructing the AirportLink. The following lane closures are necessaryto complete the work. Look for directional signs on the road. DAY TIME LANE CLOSURE ON SR 112/AIRPORT EXPRESSWAYOn Thursday, December 29 and Friday, December 30, 2011, the outside lane on SR 112 westbound, between NW 27 Avenue and LeJeune Road, will be closed from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Two westbound lanes of traffic will remain open. The above information is subject to change if the contractor’s schedule is altered due to unforeseen circumstances.
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has announced an expansive slate of television programs profiling the rich history, culture and contributions of African Americans. It is scheduled to air as part of the television station's celebration of Black History Month. The schedule provides an in-depth look at a variety of historical events from the post-Emancipation era to the rise of the black power movement. "Daisy Bates: The First Lady of Little Rock", will premier at 10 p.m. Feb. 2. The film tells the story of Bates's life and her public support of nine black students who registered to attend the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.