North Miami http://wlrn.org en Former North Miami Mayor Awaiting Trial For Fraud Endorses Candidate http://wlrn.org/post/former-north-miami-mayor-awaiting-trial-fraud-endorses-candidate <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">North Miami’s elections are typically drama-filled.</span></p><p>The upcoming mayoral election, triggered after former&nbsp;mayor Lucie Tondreau was arrested by federal agents and removed from office, is no different.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 05:14:48 +0000 Nadege Green 35546 at http://wlrn.org Former North Miami Mayor Awaiting Trial For Fraud Endorses Candidate Woman Who Killed Grandmother Finds Poetry In Prison http://wlrn.org/post/woman-who-killed-grandmother-finds-poetry-prison <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In her dark poetry, Alma Rosa </span>Maseda<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> explores the jagged emotions of her troubled teen years, a creeping sense of loneliness and isolation — and a burst of seemingly inexplicable violence.</span></p><p>Just some of the details of her past — drugs, gangs, mental illness — would weave a complex, painful narrative. But Maseda’s life plumbed depths few young women ever reach.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 21:10:30 +0000 David Ovalle 32478 at http://wlrn.org Woman Who Killed Grandmother Finds Poetry In Prison North Miami: MOCA Suit, Actions Are A Breach http://wlrn.org/post/north-miami-moca-suit-actions-are-breach <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The battle between the city of North Miami and the board of the Museum of Contemporary Art continued Tuesday as the city filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed by the </span>MOCA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> board earlier this month, claiming that it is “legally deficient.”</span></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:55:00 +0000 Lance Dixon & Hannah Sampson 31593 at http://wlrn.org North Miami: MOCA Suit, Actions Are A Breach North Miami Bands Together For Housing Sweeps http://wlrn.org/post/north-miami-bands-together-housing-sweeps <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The North Miami Police&nbsp;Department, code enforcement teams and even parks and recreation are joining forces in what are being called “building inspection sweeps.” The city says going in together as a team helps streamline code enforcement.</span></p><p>Three months ago, the roof of an apartment building in North Miami collapsed, displacing over 250 people from their homes. Though that was not the impetus for creating this coalition, city representatives said they learned from the accident.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:45:14 +0000 Wilson Sayre 29895 at http://wlrn.org North Miami Bands Together For Housing Sweeps North Miami's MOCA Possibly Merging With Bass Museum http://wlrn.org/post/north-miamis-moca-possibly-merging-bass-museum <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fans of the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami might soon need to cross the bay to their get art fix.</span></p><p>In a city council&nbsp;meeting&nbsp;Tuesday, North Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau&nbsp;said she met with museum board members and learned of their plans to move MOCA's collections and operations to the Bass Museum in Miami Beach.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><div><p>Both museums have not formally stated a plan to merge but officials have mentioned they are both in on-going conversations.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 20:15:11 +0000 Diego Saldaña-Rojas 29172 at http://wlrn.org North Miami's MOCA Possibly Merging With Bass Museum On Haitian Radio, North Miami Elections Are Real-Life Drama http://wlrn.org/post/haitian-radio-north-miami-elections-are-real-life-drama <p style="margin-bottom: 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(34, 34, 34);">In the city of North Miami, a third of the population is of Haitian descent, and Creole-language radio is vital. D<span style="line-height: 1.5;">uring the lead-up to Tuesday’s runoff for city council and mayor, all kinds of election drama played out over the airwaves.</span></p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 18:39:45 +0000 Nadege Green 15372 at http://wlrn.org On Haitian Radio, North Miami Elections Are Real-Life Drama North Miami: A City Divided Along Racial Lines http://wlrn.org/post/north-miami-city-divided-along-racial-lines <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">The city of North Miami holds&nbsp;<a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/05/02/3377023/north-miami-candidates-put-out.html">key mayoral elections</a>&nbsp;this month.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">But the <a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/04/23/3360522/seven-candidates-vying-to-be-mayor.html">new mayor&nbsp;</a>will have the difficult job of reuniting a city divided between&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">east and west.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 07 May 2013 18:06:37 +0000 Phil Latzman 13645 at http://wlrn.org North Miami: A City Divided Along Racial Lines Museum in North Miami Receives Highest Award http://wlrn.org/post/museum-north-miami-receives-highest-award <p></p><p>In a White House ceremony Wednesday, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in North Miami joined an elite group of just 69 museums to be awarded the National Medal for Museum and Library Service - one the nation's top seals of approval for museums and libraries.</p><p>"Well, I guess you could compare it to the Emmy's or Oscars," &nbsp;said &nbsp;Susan Hildreth, Director of the Institute for Museum and Library Service.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 23:29:46 +0000 Kenny Malone 4692 at http://wlrn.org Museum in North Miami Receives Highest Award