As Ian heads toward Florida, are gas prices poised to spike?
Remember how gas prices shot up and motorists waited in long lines to get gas before Hurricane Irma hit Florida in 2017? Here are the prospects for a similar price hikes to happen as Florida awaits Hurricane Ian.sun-sentinel.com
Tropical Storm Ian at near-hurricane strength; Florida’s lower Keys under tropical storm warning
Florida is bracing for the effects of Tropical Storm Ian, which is expected to become a hurricane Monday. It is expected to grow into a major hurricane by midweek and expand when it hits the Gulf of Mexico.sun-sentinel.com
This Week in South Florida Podcast: September 25, 2022
On the latest episode of the This Week in South Florida podcast, host Glenna Milberg speaks to attorney Oren Sellstorm, activist Ernesto Ackerman, Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services candidate Naomi Blemur and Congressman Ted Deutch.
This Week in South Florida Full Episode: September 25, 2022
On the latest episode of This Week in South Florida, host Glenna Milberg speaks to attorney Oren Sellstorm, activist Ernesto Ackerman, Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services candidate Naomi Blemur and Congressman Ted Deutch.
This Week in South Florida: Ernesto Ackerman
The lawsuits and outrage over Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis relocating migrants from the southern border have dominated the national headlines, but there is plenty of support for the governor’s migrant relocation plan and the way it has focused national attention on border security and immigration issues, which is exactly what the governor wanted.
Ian’s threat zone shifts north, putting eastern Gulf coast on high alert
Saturday’s forecasts signaled a trend northward in Ian’s potential U.S. strike area, decreasing the odds of a direct run-in with southeast Florida, but placing areas from southwest Florida to the Florida panhandle on high alert for what’s forecast to be a very powerful and impactful hurricane this week.
Day for decisions: South Florida officials ready for Ian
Tropical Storm Ian – upgraded late Friday night from Tropical Depression Nine – is still in its formative stages but gradually organizing in the central Caribbean as South Florida officials ready for what they’re calling a “day for decisions” ahead of a still-erratic track forecast for a potentially significant and major hurricane threat next week.
Tropical Storm Ian to near Cuba as Cat 3. Track shift takes South Florida out of cone
Tropical Storm Ian continued to strengthen in the eastern Caribbean on Saturday — on its way to becoming what is expected to be a powerful Category 3 hurricane as it nears Cuba, then threatens Florida early next week.news.yahoo.com
Tropical Depression Nine forms, Florida and eastern Gulf face serious hurricane threat next week
Tropical Depression Nine formed north of the ABC Islands in the eastern Caribbean Friday morning and the first 5-day forecast cone includes nearly the entire Florida peninsula and Florida Keys, where a strengthening hurricane is forecast to threaten by early next week.
Odds increasing for system in Caribbean to become a major hurricane. The question: Will it hit Florida?
Forecasters are watching a tropical wave in the southeastern Caribbean that is increasingly likely to develop, and it could become a major hurricane. Long-term models show it heading toward Florida. The next named storm would be Hermine.sun-sentinel.com
Tropical system in the southeast Caribbean is likely to become major hurricane, with Florida in its long-term path
Forecasters are looking at a disturbance heading toward the Caribbean for future development as a hurricane, and long-term models show it heading toward Florida. The next named storm would be Hermine.sun-sentinel.com
‘Opening people’s eyes’: DeSantis defends migrant flights amid Texas investigation, lawsuit
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is defending his decision to send a group of Venezuelan migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard amid a criminal investigation and, now, a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of the migrants filed Tuesday.
South Florida relief groups, residents set to aid Puerto Rico after Fiona devastation
South Florida relief groups and residents have taken an around-the-clock effort to send emergency aid supplies to hard-hit Puerto Rico where rain from Hurricane Fiona continued to cause devastating flooding from Monday’s storm.
Don’t ‘beat the train’: Officers will patrol railroad crossings to curb deaths
South Florida law enforcement agencies, partnering with Brightline, will be stepping up their efforts to prevent drivers from recklessly trying to beat the high-speed trains — the latest effort to try to curb the mounting number of railroad accidents and deaths.sun-sentinel.com
FIU and Blockchain.com partner to better prepare students for crypto and tech jobs
Florida International University and Blockchain.com are collaborating to better prepare students and FIU alumni for professional opportunities in the technology industry. Lane Kasselman, Blockchain’s chief business officer, sees his firm’s collaboration with FIU as a way for the company to provide more educational opportunities in cryptocurrency to South Florida residents. By partnering with FIU, he’s hopeful the school’s diversity will reflect in the students that learn about crypto through the partnership. Kasselman thinks that crypto is lagging behind the tech sector in terms of increasing employee diversity. “We want to be in service of people living and working in Florida on how crypto is part of their financial future.communitynewspapers.com
JCS selected for Non-Profit Novo Award presented by the Greater Miami Chamber
The NOVO Awards, hosted by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, honors nonprofits in Miami-Dade County that have demonstrated innovative excellence and feature best non-profit business practices. Awardees are selected by The NOVO Awards Task Force and announced at Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Trustee Luncheon on Sept. 7. “At JCS, ‘Community’ is our middle name, and we are privileged to have served our community for over 102 years,” said JCS Board chair Scott Singer. Our JCS team is grateful for the gracious recognition by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. “We are humbled and grateful to have been selected by our chamber as a 2022 NOVO Award recipient,” said JCS president and CEO Miriam Singer.communitynewspapers.com
Florida’s 40th Annual MEDWeek 2022 Business Matchmaker Conference
Mark your calendars for Friday, Oct. 21-Saturday, Oct. 22. That’s when M. Gill & Associates and its MBDA Programs will present Florida’s 40th Annual MEDWeek 2022 Business Matchmaker Conference at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Airport & Convention Center in Miami. Florida’s 40th MEDWeek will host its Legacy Awards Gala on Saturday evening, Oct. 22, following an International Networking Reception. Minority Businesses, Strategic Partners, and MBE Advocates will be honored for their contributions to the development, and growth of minority businesses. For more information on Florida’s 40th MEDWeek Business Matchmaker Conference, call 305-576-7888; email email@example.com or visit www.medweekflorida.org.communitynewspapers.com
This Week in South Florida Full Episode: September 18, 2022
On the latest episode of This Week in South Florida, host Glenna Milberg speaks to Broward School Board member Torey Alston, Massachusetts State Rep. Dylan Fernandes, Venezuelan activist and leader Maria Corina Vegas, and Florida House candidates Vicki Lopez and A.J. D'Amico.
‘It was all a political stunt’: South Florida Venezuelans fume over Martha’s Vineyard controversy
“They felt they were finally going to be able to live the American Dream,” said one Venezuelan-American from Sunrise. “Little did they know they were being sent to an island of millionaires."sun-sentinel.com
Amtrak cancels long-haul trains, Tri-Rail weighs contingencies as national rail strike looms
Amtrak suspended its long-distance trains and Tri-Rail mapped contingencies for a nationwide rail strike that could start Friday if unions and freight carriers fail to reach a contract settlement. Brightline, the inter-city train service, says it will not be affected.sun-sentinel.com
LGBTQ groups decry DeSantis as a threat, and rally behind Crist for governor
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist promised to fight for LGBTQ Floridians and to undo a range of what he described as harmful and divisive policies implemented by Gov. Ron DeSantis. “Make no mistake. I’m running for governor to be a friend and ally, loyal ally to the LGBTQ community," he said during a campaign stop in Wilton Manors, the unofficial capital of the LGBTQ community in South Florida.sun-sentinel.com
Travel Experts Like Victoria Gerrard, La Crosse Travel Enthusiast, Share What Tourism In South Florida Has Changed Post Pandemic
The tourism industry in South Florida has been through a lot in the past few months. With the outbreak of COVID-19, travel and tourism have taken a significant hit.sflcn.com
Artificially cooling the ocean won’t help us combat hurricanes, according to study
Hurricanes need hot ocean water, so artificially cooling the ocean makes a certain amount of sense, but a new University of Miami study says that a cool patch twice the size of Florida wouldn't do much to weaken a big storm.sun-sentinel.com
Strike averted as Diplomat reaches new contract with hotel workers, union says
The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood reached a new contract with a union representing 450 workers including restaurant servers, housekeepers and other hourly employees. According to the UNITE Here! Local 355, hourly pay will top out at $20 at the end of the three-year agreement.sun-sentinel.com
In Miami, the post-Trump populist right speaks to its base — and courts donors
On the surface, the National Conservatism Conference looked like an attempt to appeal to the Republican Party's right-wing base. But veteran GOP operatives saw a second conference just below the surface: a play for money.news.yahoo.com
UF is Florida’s top-ranked school, while universities in South Florida celebrate gains
The University of Florida was once again the state’s top-ranked college, while several South Florida universities celebrated their rankings on Monday in this year’s newly released “Best Colleges” list from U.S. News and World report.sun-sentinel.com
Pinecrest and its police: At impasse…again
There is an active labor union for employees of Pinecrest, with the village’s law enforcement officers and sergeants being members of the Police Benevolent Association (PBA). Unlike in other states, public labor unions in Florida are far more limited to the they can engage in. Despite its overall rarity, during the past seven years, the Village of Pinecrest and its law enforcement officers have been through the impasse procedure three times – 2016, 2019 and now in 2022. The PBA contends that these proposals only seek to provide the basic benefits that law enforcement officers receive state-wide, such as take-home vehicles. To see more #Miaminews from #Aventura to #Coralgables to #SouthMiami, #Pinecrest, #Palmetto Bay and #Cutler Bay and all throughout #Miamidadecounty go to:www.communitynewspapers.comcommunitynewspapers.com
A Love Story Winery and Bistro now open at 8800 Miller Road
A Love Story Winery & Bistro is located at 8800 SW 56 St. (Miller Road), Miami, FL 33165. The labor of love and newest project was created by the dynamic Cuban husband and wife duo of Roger and Betty Marsan. A Love Story Winery & Bistro is comprised of several distinctive areas: entrance/porch, dining room, wine tasting room, terrace and gardens. A fusion of cuisines from Latin America featured with some American favorites, they will be open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. For those looking for a more intimate experience, A Love Story will offer a wine tasting room featuring an incredible wine collection (as well as private label bottles).communitynewspapers.com