(Miami, FL November 17, 2015) – The following road closures will be in effect for the Cisco Sales Championship on November 18, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 11:30 pm: NW 21st Street between 1st Avenue and NW 1st Court.
(Miami, FL November 4, 2015) – A group of nine top winners of the Miami Police Department’s Do The Right Thing Program, including Areli Jimenez, who saved the life of a fellow Killian Senior High student stabbed on campus last school year, will travel to Washington, D.C. tomorrow on an all-expense paid trip – and all for “doing the right thing.” From lifesaving feats and outstanding citizenship to overcoming adversity and standing up against crime, the students were selected out of over 6,500 Do The Right Thing nominations submitted throughout the United States 2014-2015 school year. The group will enjoy the usual sites including a tour of the White House and United States Capitol as well as meet with representatives from Senator Bill Nelson’s office. Nelson is a program supporter who awards letters of congratulations each month to the program’s Top 10 winners during a special ceremony at Miami Police headquarters.
“At a time when the relationships between police officers and the communities they serve are strained, what better way to solidify positive encounters with police then to spend 4 days travelling together as a reward for their good deeds. We have many students return from this trip who indicate an interest in serving in the field of law enforcement,” said Do The Right Thing Executive Director Jodi Atkison. Read the rest of this entry »
New Washington Heights CDC and the SEOPW CRA will present the Folk Life Fridays Festival this Friday, November 6, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the 9th Street Pedestrian Mall on N.W. 9th Street and 2nd Avenue. During the event ,a special birthday celebration will be held for Overtown pioneer and New Washington Heights CDC Executive Director, Ms.Jackie Bell.
Come on out and enjoy live music, arts and crafts and a variety of tasty cuisine. Folk Life Fridays is sponsored by the SEOPW CRA with the objective of promoting cultural events and supporting local businesses, community organizations and entrepreneurs in the redevelopment area.
Free parking is available for attendees in the parking lot behind the Historic Lyric Theater.For more information on Folklife Fridays or to become a vendor contact New Washington Heights at (786) 534-7887.
The Black Archives History & Research Foundation of South Florida Inc. presents Miami’s BEST amateur night showcase, Lyric Live this Friday, November 6, 2015 at the Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex, located at 891 NW 2nd Ave. The monthly showcase is hosted by Comedian Chello Davis.
Join us on First Fridays for the popular show where the audience decides who’s got the talent and who’s got to go! Cheer on your favorite performers and dance along with the Lyric Live Junkanoo as contestants take the historic stage to compete for the grand prize. Doors open for a mix and mingle at 7:00 p.m. and seating starts at 8:00 p.m.
Jump start the First Friday of every month in Historic Overtown at Lyric Live, sponsored by the SEOPW CRA and presented by the Black Archives .Tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information, contact the Black Archives at (786) 708-4610.
(Miami, FL November 4, 2015) – City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, City Manager Daniel J. Alfonso, and Chief of Police Rodolfo Llanes will host a press conference this Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 10:00 am at Miami City Hall, detailing the upcoming City of Miami Police Recruitment Campaign with information about recruitment events and vital information for all citizens interested in becoming City of Miami Police officers.
The press conference will also be streamed live via Periscope on the City of Miami’s Twitter account @CityofMiami.
WHO: Mayor Tomas Regalado, City Manager Daniel J. Alfonso,
Chief of Police Rodolfo Llanes
WHAT: Press Conference – City of Miami Police Recruitment Campaign.
WHEN: Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 10:00 am.
WHERE: Miami City Hall
3500 Pan American Drive
(Miami, FL November 2, 2015) – Consistent with the goals of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative, the City of Miami will participate in the College Application Week. This is a nationwide event consistent in helping senior high school students search and apply for college. At the local level, the City has partnered with Florida College Access Network to organize the event at the public high schools within the City.
As a kick-off event to start the College Application week, the City of Miami, with the collaboration of Miami Dade College (MDC), Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS), Catalyst Miami, Public Allies Miami, and AmeriCorps, will prepare a Career Expo to take place at the cafeteria of Booker T. Washington Senior High School, 1200 NW 6th Ave, Miami, FL 33136 on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am.
The main purpose of this exposition is to motivate senior students for whom going to college is not within their current plans. Exposing those students to MDC programs that would prepare them for appealing-to-youth careers in only two years, or even providing them with a certificate within a shorter period of time, would be the first step of an inspiring process. The motivation would be emphasized when participating representatives of local industries offer students a panoramic view of the real world companies for which degrees and certificates like those that can be earned at MDC are required.
WHO: Representatives of the City of Miami, Miami Dade College, Miami-Dade County Public Schools,Catalyst Miami, Public Allies Miami, and AmeriCorps
WHAT: City of Miami College Application Week Career Expo
WHEN: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am
WHERE: Booker T. Washington Senior High School
1200 NW 6th Ave
Miami, FL 33136
A home fire impacts the life of an American family every 85 seconds. By providing an early warning and a critical extra seconds to escape, smoke alarms cut in half your family’s risk of dying in a home fire, but only if they work. So, when you turn your clocks back on Sunday, November 1, also make a lifesaving change in your household, change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. This simple habit takes just a moment, and is the best defense your family has against the devastating effects of a home fire.
This reminder to Change Your Clock Change Your Battery* comes from Energizer batteries, the City of Miami Department of Fire-Rescue, and the International Association of Fire Chiefs.