MIAMI – Miami-Dade County Commission Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson on Aug. 3 accepted a donation of 20,000 PPE face masks for distribution in the community from the Taipei Cultural and Economic Office (TECO) in Miami, which represents the interests of Taiwan and is Taiwan’s de facto Consulate General in Miami.
MIRAMAR, FL – The City of Miramar has announced the untimely passing of longtime City employee, John Kee late Tuesday. John was a former professional basketball player and was hired as the City's first Athletic Coordinator in 2004. At the time of his passing, John served as Parks and Recreation Administrator.
MIAMI GARDENS – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara Jordan on July 20 hosted a public dedication and renaming ceremony for the newly renamed Director Robert “Bobby” L. Parker, Sr. Professional Compliance Bureau Building in Miami Gardens. Commissioner Jordan sponsored the resolution renaming the building, which is located at 18805 NW 27th Avenue and was formerly known as the Miami-Dade Police Department Professional Compliance Bureau Building.
(OPA-LOCKA, Fl.) — The City of Opa-locka Mayor Matthew Pigatt and the City Commission have asked residents to join in on the fight against COVID-19. Mayor Pigatt and the City Commission hosted a #MaskUpOpalocka Mask Distribution last Saturday, July 18, 2020. They caravaned throughout the City of Opa-locka and distributed masks, hand sanitizer, and answered questions related to COVID-19.
MIAMI-DADE – The reward for information leading to the arrest of the perpetrators of Saturday’s drive-by shooting in Brownsville that killed 7-year-old Alana Washington could rise to as high as $47,500 after Mayor Carlos Gimenez and several County Commissioners followed Chairwoman Audrey Edmonson’s lead by pledging to contribute toward the reward, which currently stands at $15,000 – including $5,000 each from Crime Stoppers, Miami-Dade Police and Chairwoman Edmonson.
Four Jamaican police officers were last month arrested in the United States and charged with illegal drug possession.
MIAMI-DADE – Miami-Dade County Commission Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson will match Miami-Dade Police and Crime Stoppers’ $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the perpetrators of Saturday’s drive-by shooting in Brownsville that killed 7-year-old Alana Washington and also wounded 2-year-old Alto Jacobs III, along with a man and a woman. The match brings the total reward to $10,000.
New York, NY - GraceKennedy (GK) Foods USA is this week, winding down its eight week “With Love from Grace” Appreciation Food Truck Tour, which has seen the company delivering hot lunches to some 2,000 essential workers over some 30 stops in New York and Florida since June. The program was launched out of GK Foods’ acknowledgement of the vital role of grocery store workers in sustainable food supply. Face masks have also been distributed during the eight-week initiative.
MIAMI —On Thursday, July 16, 2020, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance sponsored by District 4 Commissioner Sally Heyman that makes failure to comply with Emergency Orders a civil offense, subject to a $100 fine.