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Commissioner Jordan Hosts Building Dedication in Honor of MDPD First Black Director

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.

Commissioner Jordan greets the audience at the dedication ceremony.  (Photos by Godfrey Mead / Miami-Dade County)

City of Opa-Locka Mayor Matthew Pigatt & the City Commission Led a Massive Effort and Handed Out More Than 30,000 Face Masks in Opa-Locka

(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.

Reward for Tip Leading to Arrest in Death of 7-Year-Old Could Rise to $47,500

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.

Alana Washington

Chairwoman Edmonson Doubles Reward for Tip Leading to Arrest in Drive-by Shooting of 7-Year-Old Girl, Toddler and Family

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. 

Alana Washington

GraceKennedy Foods USA Wraps Up “With Love From Grace” Food Truck Tour, Supporting Essential Workers in New York and Florida

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. 

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