As wounded officer clings to life after shooting, new details shed light on suspects
As a Miami-Dade police officer remained in critical condition after he was shot in Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood Monday night, Local 10 News is learned more information Wednesday about the suspects connected to the incident, both of whom were killed by police.
Miami drug deal gone wrong: Murder suspect survives shooting; brother, step-brother die, police say
When Miami officers were recently investigating a fatal shooting in Miami’s Liberty City, they reported finding a two-year-old girl chewing on a black and mild cigar inside a parked white Mercedes-Benz.
DUI suspect who survived crash killing 3 has suspended license, checkered traffic record
A 24-year-old drunk driving suspect who was at the Kendall Regional Medical Center on Wednesday had a suspended license when he was involved in a crash that killed a teacher, her mother, and her husband in Miami-Dade County.
Gunman in racist tirade at young Black protesters in Brickell wants ‘stand your ground’ defense
Witnesses testified in Miami-Dade County court on Monday during a Stand Your Ground hearing in the case of Mark Bartlett, who wielded a loaded gun while yelling racial slurs on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Miami’s Brickell Avenue Bridge.
In Miami’s gentrifying neighborhoods, Surfside condo collapse deepens fears of displacement
In gentrifying communities like Liberty City and Little Haiti — traditionally Black and Latino neighborhoods that are located inland and on higher ground — some residents said they've been pressured by real estate agents and developers who want their property.washingtonpost.com
Miami Black leaders launch vaccine campaign to counter hesitancy after J&J pause
The impact of the two-week pause by federal health officials of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine is still being felt in the Liberty City area, where Congresswoman Frederica Wilson spoke Tuesday at the site of a makeshift cemetery memorializing the lives of Black Miami-Dade residents lost to COVID.news.yahoo.com
UMPD’s first Black female lieutenant reflects on her journey to history
After 20 years working for the University of Miami Police Department, Octavia Bridges became the first Black woman promoted to the rank of lieutenant in the UMPD’s history. Bridges earned a degree in criminal justice from Florida Memorial University and upon graduating worked as a corrections officer. Now, she’s the first Black female lieutenant. Bridges said she does not let gender or race define her ability to effectively serve as a Black, female lieutenant at a predominantly white institution. She adds that achievements among Black women are “on the rise” and “that’s what makes it so noticeable.”Although she enjoys working with men, Bridges said that being a Black female in uniform is a challenge nevertheless.themiamihurricane.com
Hundreds receive 1st COVID-19 vaccine dose at temporary sites in Cutler Bay, Miami’s Model City
MIAMI – Hundreds received a COVID-19 vaccine dose on Thursday at the two temporary sites in Miami-Dade County’s town of Cutler Bay and Miami’s Model City neighborhood, also known as Liberty City. Related story: Here is who is eligible to receive the vaccine in FloridaAdThe site at the college used to offer the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine but recently ran out of it. According to FDOH, 130,875 have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in Florida, including 10,433 in Broward and 23,203 in Miami-Dade. As of right now, we’re projected to get no additional Johnson & Johnson for the foreseeable future,” DeSantis said on Thursday. (FDOH)Related story: Here is where to get the vaccine in Broward County
Man in Miami rough arrest video suffered seizure, relatives say
MIAMI – A man who was injured during an arrest on Sunday in Miami was back in the hospital on Monday after he suffered a seizure, his relatives said. The Miami Police Department released an arrest form identifying Leskeil Shakeil Richards, a fugitive from Broward County, as the subject of a rough arrest video in Miami’s Liberty City. Officers reported Richards underwent a medical check-up on Sunday at Jackson Memorial Hospital before officers took him to jail, according to the arrest report. AdIesha Richards did not come to a complete traffic stop at Northwest 22nd Avenue, Sevilla reported. Sevilla also reported Leskeil Richards had moved to the back seat and he was “pretending” to be asleep.
Video captures what appears to be Miami police punching, kicking man
MIAMI, Fla. – Top brass at the Miami Police Department said they are looking into an incident that a woman caught on cellphone video. Video captured a man being punched in the face from a city of Miami police officer while physically restrained during a traffic stop. The video showed another city of Miami officer, who Milton said, kicked the man. Milton told Local 10 News that she and her mother were driving from the funeral of her aunt who had passed away from COVID-19 when they saw the commotion. She told Local 10 News that when police saw her recording, they told her she would be cited for stopping traffic.
Woman fed up with Miami-Dade shootings: ‘Always the same people, but different families’
Is that a normal life for our children?”During a news conference about the community shootings, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava had questions too: “Where do these guns come from? “It’s always the same people, but different families when it comes to these shootings,” Foster said. Faith Brown, a Lincoln Fields Apartments resident, also decided to speak up in outrage. The Lincoln Fields Apartments’ property manager declined to talk about the shootings. Detectives and the victims’ families are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.
Miami’s Village (Free)dge aims to grow into fully operational food bank
MIAMI – Amid the growing need during the coronavirus pandemic, Sherina Jones said Miami’s Village (Free)dge is transitioning from running a free community fridge to becoming a fully operational food bank and pantry. The project started in August with a refrigerator at Northwest Seventh Avenue and Northwest 55th Street, just outside of Roots Collective Black House. The project, which has other operational versions around the country, has been resilient. Jones, who works as an aesthetician, said she and the volunteers are not giving up on the project. “The same thing I do at my business — caring, service, and making sure people feel good — it’s still in that same category,” Jones said about her work with the Village (Free)dge.
Minorities receiving far less coronavirus vaccine than rest of the population despite being more at-risk
MIAMI – The coronavirus vaccine rollout in Florida has been far from smooth. Data shows minorities are most at-risk but vaccination sites in those underserved communities are hard to come by. In Miami-Dade County just 10,000 Black people have been vaccinated compared to 106,000 White people. In Broward County nearly 12,000 Blacks have gotten a shot, but far from the nearly 90,000 Whites. Part access to inoculation sites and part skepticism among minorities from past government vaccine practices.
WATCH: 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. parade replay
Because of the pandemic, you couldn’t watch the 44th-annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade from the streets of Miami’s Liberty City this year, but Local 10 News brought it right to you in a virtual format. Our parade show aired on Local 10 at 1 p.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 18), including some elements with floats and bands that were pre-recorded to avoid large crowds. We also flashed back to the epic 2020 parade that you saw live on Local 10. In case you missed it, a replay of our 2021 parade broadcast can be seen in the video player at the top of this page. To see a presentation of the MLK Day Parade put together by the MLK Parade and Festivities Committee, watch the video below.
Miramar to hold Martin Luther King parade caravan Monday
Organizers are making different plans for this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day events. MIRAMAR, Fla. – As cities continue to figure out how they can mark significant events in the era of COVID-19, Miramar has planned a parade caravan Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The caravan is planned to depart from the city’s Multi-Service Complex (6700 Miramar Parkway) at 10 a.m. and also end there. A map of the route can be seen on the flyer below:Flyer and map for Miramar's Martin Luther King Jr. parade caravan to be held Jan. 18. Down in Miami, the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Annual MLK Day Parade will be shown Jan. 18 on Local10.com
MIAMI, Fla. – The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Liberty City looked a little different this year because of the pandemic, but it was still the spirited and colorful event that’s been going on for 44 years. The parade happened on Friday, but you will only be able to watch it online and on television on Local 10 and Local10.com. If you want to tune in, we’ll be airing it Jan. 18 at 1 p.m. on Local10.com. “First of all, it’s creativity over everything else and is a way to bring a little bit of normal into our new normal,” she said.
After afternoon drive-by, residents in Liberty City neighborhood say violence needs to stop
People living in the Liberty City neighborhood recounted the terrifying moments on Saturday when someone began firing a high-capacity rifle out of a car in broad daylight. “He was just laying there in a pool of blood.”One man who only identified himself as K.K. Boom.”And he added that he was tired of all the violence in the neighborhood. Miami police won’t say more about the other victims yet, but neighbors said at least one of them was a young girl. Crime scene techs spent hours in the area putting down more than 70 evidence markers where shell casings were laying on the street.
Shooting in Miami’s Liberty City leaves man dead
Police are investigating a shooting in Northwest Miami DadeMIAMI – A man was killed during a shooting on Thursday in Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood, police said. After Shot Spotter technology detected an afternoon shooting, officers responded to the area of Northwest 62nd Street and Northwest 15th Avenue. Officers found a man had been shot near the Liberty Square public housing complex, also known as the Pork & Beans housing projects. Miami Fire Rescue personnel declared him dead at the scene. Detectives are asking anyone with information about the fatal shooting to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.
Florida reports 11,682 new coronavirus cases Saturday, lower than past 2 days
(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)The Florida Department of Health reported 11,682 new coronavirus cases on Saturday. The number of new cases is lower than the past two days where the state reported 13,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, just shy of the 13,148 cases added a day earlier. Meanwhile, Miami-Dade County’s troublesome trend is another day of reporting more than 2,000 cases, while Broward reported more than 1,000 new daily cases. The state has now reported 1,193,165 coronavirus cases since the pandemic began and 20,473 resident deaths, according to the health department. Latest totalsWorldwide, the number of COVID-19 cases reported is more than 76 million.
One-day US deaths top 3,000, more than D-Day or 9/11
As officials met to discuss approval of a COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, Dec. 10, the number of coronavirus deaths has grown bleaker than ever. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)MISSION, Kan. – Just when the U.S. appears on the verge of rolling out a COVID-19 vaccine, the numbers have become gloomier than ever: Over 3,000 American deaths in a single day, more than on D-Day or 9/11. The U.S. recorded 3,124 deaths Wednesday, the highest one-day total yet, according to Johns Hopkins University. Up until last week, the peak was 2,603 deaths on April 15, when New York City was the epicenter of the nation’s outbreak. Wednesday's toll eclipsed American deaths on the opening day of the Normandy invasion during World War II: 2,500, out of some 4,400 Allied dead.
Community supports ‘Village (FREE)DGE’ after theft threatened operation
MIAMI – Thanks to generous donors, two holiday grinches couldn’t stop Sherina Jones’ Village (FREE)DGE community operation in Miami’s Liberty City. Donors have replaced the refrigerator that two thieves stole from the sidewalk next to the Roots Collective Black House clothing store last week, along Northwest Seventh Avenue. Jones, a cancer survivor, started the community project with the help of dozens of donors on Aug. 10. She and a team of volunteers are ambitious and they aim to maintain more Village (FREE)DGE locations in neighborhoods that are in need. For more information about how to support the project in Liberty City, visit the Roots Black House site.
Holiday grinches steal ‘village’ fridge in Liberty City
MIAMI – Miami police officers are searching for two devious holiday grinches who used a pickup truck to steal a refrigerator that was meant to help feed the poor in Liberty City. Sherina Jones, a small business owner, placed the white “Village (FREE)DGE” next to the Roots Collective Black House clothing store along Northwest Seventh Avenue. With the help of dozens of donors, she started the effort on Aug. 10 and set up two other Village (FREE)DGE locations. Use single-use options, like salad dressing and condiment packets, and disposable items like food containers, plates, and utensils. If you decide to attend a gathering, bring your own food, drinks, plates, cups, and utensils.
Presidential election: Here is why eastern Miami-Dade is celebrating and western Miami-Dade is not
Some of the wealthiest areas in eastern Miami-Dade sided with Trump and agricultural areas in western Miami-Dade sided with Biden. 86.60%: 138 - North Miami Elementary School86.60%: 128 - Oak Grove Park at 680 NE 159 St., in Golden Glades. 86.52%: 141 - North Miami Public Library86.52%: 226 - Golden Glades Elementary School at 16520 NW 28 Ave., in Miami Gardens. 83.99%: 137 - North Miami Jaycees83.97%: 136 - Miami Union Academy at 12600 NW 4 Ave., in North Miami. 80.68%: 143 - First Church of North Miami80.57%: 133 - Miami-Dade County Fire Station #19 at 650 NW 131 St., in North Miami.
Local Business Leaders Launch “Your Vote Matters” Public Art Project at OneUnited Bank in Liberty City
MIAMI – A small group of South Floridians have recently partnered to help get the vote out for the upcoming General Election through a public art banner exhibit at OneUnited Bank in Liberty City. Lawrence worked with local renowned Jamaican artist, Phil Fung to design the artwork that will be displayed. I’m excited for Miami to see the artwork, but admittedly, I’m more excited about the community engaging in our civic duty to vote—and voting early if they can. “As a community partner, OneUnited’s Liberty City location is centrally located and in close proximity to an important voting block in Miami. The commissioned artwork will be displayed at OneUnited Bank at 3275 NW 79th Street, Miami, Florida 33147.sflcn.com
Relatives of coronavirus pandemic victims in Miami participate in temporary memorial
MIAMI – Stephanie McKay was among the first mourners to arrive Wednesday at the public Simonhoff Floral Park in Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood. McKay was there to add her mother’s name to one of the hundreds of white plastic tombstone-shaped pieces that are part of a temporary memorial to Miami’s victims of the coronavirus pandemic. Her mother, Nellie Mae McKay, died in August after suffering from severe COVID-19 symptoms in a hospital bed for about three weeks. “We chose Liberty City for the memorial cemetery because this pandemic has also exposed inequities that make Black people and other people of color more vulnerable to COVID-19,” Wilson said. The temporary installation in Liberty City aims to use the 500 tombstones to allow Miami-Dade residents to add their loved ones' names until November.
Man says he’s homeless after city of Miami knocks down his house
MIAMI, Fla. – A 70-year-old man said he is homeless after his house was demolished by the city of Miami. Michael Hamilton said he and his family have been living in the Liberty City home for 60 years; it was the house he grew up in. The building department stated that the property had been deemed unsafe by the city of Miami and the owners were given a 10-day notice to vacate, according to the Miami Herald. It was rather extreme — they bulldozed my entire house,” Hamilton said. The department tried to reach him over the past year but it is unclear if the notice was ever received.
Masks are the key to keeping Miami-Dade businesses open, mayor says
MIAMI Wearing a face covering as he spoke Thursday morning in Liberty City, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said the face coverings should be seen as a symbol of respect and also the key to preventing another shutdown. It comes hours after he announced that masks must be worn outdoors in public throughout the county, regardless if social distancing can be maintained, an expansion of the mask mandate first ordered in April. Wearing a mask is actually a symbol of respect, Gimenez said. Thats why were asking you to wear the mask, Gimenez said. No one wants to go back to close non-essential businesses, he said.
Celebrating Betty Wright: Watch the funeral of the Miami music legend
Published: May 20, 2020, 9:23 am Updated: May 23, 2020, 4:23 pmPEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Singer Betty Wright was remembered at a funeral service Saturday in South Florida. Florida Memorial University partnered with Local 10 to stream it. A replay can be seen below:Betty Wright Funeral WATCH LIVE: Funeral service for Miami music legend Betty Wright Read more: A personal tribute to Miami native and legendary singer Betty Wright from Local 10's Calvin Hughes https://bit.ly/3c1aKHo Posted by WPLG Local 10 on Saturday, May 23, 2020The family invited fans of the late soul and R&B singer/songwriter to watch online so as to not gather a crowd in the church where the service took place. Wright died May 10 at age 66 after battling cancer. READ MORE: Music legend Betty Wright remembered as an influence to many in the music industryLocal 10′s Calvin Hughes has a personal tribute to the singer
Music legend Betty Wright dies at 66 after cancer battle
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Music lost a legend Sunday when singer Betty Wright passed away from cancer at the age of 66. Betty Wright was born and raised in Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood. “No Pain (No Gain)” was just one of the ten Top 20 hits that the R&B singer would celebrate over her five-decades long career. "Black people in the community, we needed someone to be proud of and Betty Wright was someone that all of South Florida could be proud of," Deejay James T. of radio station Hot 105.1, said. Calling all my #PrayWarriors | My beloved sister, Betty Wright @MsBettyWright, is now in need of all your prays.
Coronavirus closures, aid delays push more South Floridians into poverty
Small business owners are having to choose between furloughs, pay cuts, unpaid leaves and layoffs in their attempt to survive the crisis. The $2.2 trillion relief emergency bill includes $350 billion to be used to help small businesses with forgivable loans. The Federal Reserve also unveiled plans for a $2.3 trillion program, which includes a $600 billion Main Street Lending Program to help small businesses. Here is the SBA’s database to find eligible lenders >ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOANS: The program provides loans of up to $2 million with a term of up to 30 years. Florida set up a $50 million loan program for small businesses through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.
City co-hosts food distributions in Coconut Grove, Liberty City
(Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)MIAMI – To help the unemployed during the coronavirus pandemic, Farm Share of Florida is co-hosting two food distribution events on Friday in Miami’s Coconut Grove and Liberty City neighborhoods. Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, a survivor of COVID-19, Miami-Dade County Commission Chairwoman Audrey Edmonson and City Commissioner Ken Russell are scheduled to be at both events. The food distribution in Liberty City is from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Second Canaan Missionary Baptist Church at 4343 NW 17 Ave. The food distribution in Coconut Grove is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Armbrister Park at 4000 Grand Ave.
2 coronavirus testing sites welcome Miami residents younger than 65
MIAMI – As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact South Florida, there are two drive-through testing sites in Miami now accepting symptomatic residents who are younger than 65 years old. The site in Miami’s Liberty City started to test residents age 45 and older on Tuesday. He said testing sites will eventually be able to test residents who are asymptomatic. Miami is also offering in-home testing for residents age 65 and older. In Little Havana, the testing site is open upon appointment only at Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way.
Miami officers shop for vulnerable seniors during coronavirus pandemic
MIAMI – A group of Miami Police Department officers was up early Tuesday at a Winn-Dixie supermarket in Miami’s Liberty City. They were shopping for people who are vulnerable to the new coronavirus. Guerra and the other officers stocked up on fresh produce, paper towels and other essentials. Officers used their patrol cars to deliver the groceries. “Once we purchase the items, we are taking them back to senior centers.
Police officers find ‘possible grenade’ near gas station in Miami-Dade
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A police officer placed his hands in a shopping cart to dig through clothes, as he searched for a live grenade on Thursday afternoon near Miami’s Brownsville. According to Detective Christopher Thomas, a spokesman for the department, officers found “the possible grenade” in a trash can near the Caraf Oil gas station, at 6151 NW 32 Ave.Leo Gutierrez, the owner of the gas station, said a man who keeps all of his belongings in a shopping cart walked in flustered alerting them about a grenade, so he called 911. “He came like all crazy saying, ‘Oh! I have a grenade ... No one was injured.
Firefighters investigate Louis Famous Foods fire in Liberty City
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Teen dies after being shot while riding bicycle
MIAMI – A 16-year-old boy who loved football and was shot late Friday night, while riding his bicycle in northwest Miami-Dade County, died on Monday. The wall was spray-painted with a painful message: “Long Live Nalton.”16-year-old Nalton Johnson was shot and killed outside a northwest Miami-Dade County apartment complex. A shooting that left a teenager wounded on Friday night also damaged a white Nissan in Miami-Dade. Daniel Diaz - Local 10 News (Local 10 News)Susan Kennedy, the founder of Bullets 4 Life, a Broward County-based nonprofit organization aiming to save lives by getting bullets off the streets, expressed her outrage on social media late Friday night. God, please God.”Detectives are asking anyone with information to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477.
Innocent Bystander Struck During Miami-Dade Police Shootout in Liberty City
A Miami-Dade County Police spokesperson said the department could not say whether its own cop had shot the woman or not. #MDPD PIO is currently responding to a police involved shooting in the area of 66 Street & NW 22 Avenue. WTVJ reports that police found the woman suffering from a gunshot wound in a red car on NW 54th Street. In the 2017 shooting that left Ford dead, two undercover MDPD officers attempted to pull him over in Liberty City. The Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office in 2018 confirmed Ford had no weapon but cleared the officers of wrongdoing anyway.miaminewtimes.com
Van owner fatally shoots gunman in Miami’s Liberty City
MIAMI – A 60-year-old man told Local 10 News he shot and killed another man who was armed with an AK-47 outside his parked van in Miami. The fatal shooting occurred about 3 a.m. Monday near Northwest 71st Street and Northwest Sixth Court in Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood. Danny Stewart explained how his split-second decision likely saved not only his life, but that of his girlfriend and his 11-year-old son. "I was actually pissing in my pants when I feel that AK pointing in my nose," Stewart said. "I was actually pissing in my pants when I feel that AK pointing in my nose," Danny Stewart tells Local 10 News.
Atomiks smiling oranges wont dribble onto basketball court yet
Atomiks smiling oranges wont dribble onto basketball court yetWritten by Gabriel Poblete on November 19, 2019AdvertisementA smiling orange wont be rolling onto a Liberty City basketball court just yet certainly not in time for Miami Art Week. The proposed artwork would be designed by Miami artist Adam Vargas, better known by his artistic name, Atomik. Mr. Vargas is known for his trademark, a smiling orange. All six proposed designs would have featured his trademark, while some designs also included his alias and gorillas. This is a way to inspire young artists of Miami and bridging the gap between artists and athletes sharing culture [through] the universal art of [basketball], the application reads.miamitodaynews.com
Towards a Short-Term Solution for Mass Transit
On Friday, November 1st, my office hosted two Sunshine Meetings at Miami City Hall to discuss the potential of bringing Tri-Rail to the areas of Poinciana Park, Liberty City, Lemon City, and Midtown. Others present included the executive director of the Wynwood BID (Business Improvement District) and owners of property in Wynwood, Midtown, and Lemon City. Let me explain why these three neighborhoods are interested in a using the Tri-Rail line for a commuter train. Buttressed by that deal, it becomes a fait accompli that residents of Lemon City, Little Haiti, Liberty City and Hialeah are now connected by rail to downtown Miami. It is time for the county to learn from the city how to do public transit.communitynewspapers.com
Detectives investigate woman's fatal shooting in Liberty City
MIAMI - Police officers reported finding a woman dead Sunday morning after a shooting in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood. After a gunshot detection system alerted the Miami Police Department that there had been a shooting at 1521 NW 61 St., officers found a woman in her 20s who had been shot several times, police said. Officer Kenia Fallat, a spokeswoman for the department, said paramedics pronounced the woman dead. Crime scene technicians collected evidence after a shooting Sunday morning in Miami's Liberty City. Detectives are asking anyone with information to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
Detectives investigate woman's murder in Miami's Liberty City
Detectives investigate a woman's murder Sunday morning in Miami's Liberty City. Photo by Brandon Akinbiyi/Local 10 NewsMIAMI - Police officers reported finding a woman dead on Sunday morning after a shooting in Miami's Liberty City neighborhood. Officer Kenia Fallat, a spokeswoman for the department, said Miami Fire Rescue personnel pronounced the woman dead. Crime scene technicians collected evidence after a shooting Sunday morning in Miami's Liberty City. Photo by Brandon Akinbiyi/Local 10 NewsThe murder investigation was steps away from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
City Commission approves new Liberty City Trolley route
MIAMI, Fla. The City of Miami Commission has unanimously approved a resolution sponsored by District 5 City Commissioner Keon Hardemon to add a new Miami Trolley route, expanding the popular service into the Liberty City community. Im thrilled to bring new Miami Trolley Service to all who live and work in the Liberty City community and I appreciate the support of my Commission colleagues and the administration in moving this forward, said Hardemon. Were excited to extend trolley service to our Liberty City community and to further connect residents across the Magic City with this convenient transit option.The Miami Trolley has seen year over year growth since FY13-14, officials said. In FY16-17, Miami Trolley gave more than 5 million rides (compared to 2.3 million in FY13-14). Trolley riders can download the free trolley app available for iOS and Android devices.sfltimes.com
Liberty Square Redevelopment Will Erase Another African-American Neighborhood
The Liberty Square projects are located in the city of Miami but owned by the county. The new Liberty Square signals the gentrification of another historically black neighborhood. When fully finished, the new Liberty Square will offer 1,455 units, including public housing and market-rate residences. And the cops chasing black teenaged boys in Liberty Square alleys will live there too. The Miami City Commission recently gave the final green light approving the Magic City Innovation District despite community opposition to the project.miaminewtimes.com