Miami Beach

Patrick Farrell / Miami Herald

Miami Beach will reopen up all its causeways Tuesday at 8 a.m.— four hours ahead of schedule.

 

City officials say most of the beach is still without power, and that there may be downed power lines and blocked roadways remaining. Inoperable traffic signals should be treated as a four-way stop.

 

The Miami Beach Trolley service will also begin service at 8 a.m. There will be free parking in municipal garages until Sept. 18.

 

Miami Beach To Place Anti-Terrorism Barriers At Each End Of Lincoln Road

Aug 22, 2017
Miami Herald

The most recent of Europe’s vehicle-into-crowd attacks will alter the look of South Beach’s Lincoln Road — concrete barriers will soon frame the internationally known shopping and socializing promenade.

This week on The Florida Roundup, host Tom Hudson, Miami Herald reporter Patricia Mazzei and WLRN's  Tim Padgett discuss how Venezuela's crisis impacts policy and politics in South Florida. Also part of the conversation: This week's torrential downpours overwhelmed some local flood control efforts, and what would South Beach look like if voters choose to move up last call?  

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Blaming 'Mudslinging,' Grieco Drops Bid For Miami Beach Mayor

Jul 31, 2017
Emily Michot / Miami Herald

Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Grieco held a news conference Monday to confirm what many top backers already knew: He has abandoned his embattled bid for mayor.

"This year's proven to be exceptionally challenging for me, my family and the community, forcing all of us to deal with distractions and political attacks that have no purpose but to cloud my service to the people of Miami Beach," Grieco said.

Ervin Mitchell

Miami Swim Week has brought big-name models and designers to South Florida for over a decade, but last weekend a different kind of fashion show was happening at the same time. It was the first edition of Miami Curves Week+, a two-day event giving fuller-figured women a chance to celebrate their bodies. 

Courtesy Pro Footvolley Tour

Lately you may have seen a strange marriage of soccer and volleyball playing out on your local beach. It’s called footvolley.

Film Festival Kicks Off In South Beach

Jul 6, 2017
collabfeature.com

The second annual Miami Independent Film festival, or MINDIE, kicks off this weekend in Miami Beach. 

The festival will screen work that has been selected from more than 1,000 submissions in categories including short films, student films, feature films, and documentaries. 

One of the films, Train Station, is a collaboration of 40 directors from 25 different countries. 

The festival’s organizers aren’t from South Florida, but they were attracted to the art scene here.

Allison Light / WLRN

Leaders of local governments re-affirmed their commitment to reducing greenhouse gases, unanimously approving a historic environmental resolution Monday at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Miami Beach.

The 259 mayors in attendance voted in favor of a resolution titled "100% Renewable Energy in American Cities," agreeing to set a goal of powering their communities exclusively by wind, solar, geothermal and wave energy by the year 2035. 

Holly Pretsky / WLRN

Miami Beach voters will decide in November if outdoor venues on Ocean Drive should stop selling alcohol at 2 a.m. instead of the current cutoff time of 5 a.m.

The Miami Beach City Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to add the question to the November 7 ballot. That vote came less than two weeks after Mayor Philip Levine proposed the idea following fatal shootings on one of the busiest holiday weekends of the year in South Beach. 

Rowan Moore Gerety / WLRN

Ocean Drive business owners held a press conference Thursday to discuss alternatives to a proposal by Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine to ban the sale of alcohol in parts of South Beach after 2 a.m. and tighten noise regulations on the area. 

 

The proposal followed the shooting deaths of two visitors to Miami Beach on one of the busiest weekends of the year. A parking dispute on South Beach Sunday left one man dead and the other was killed by police after a chase.

 

Holly Pretsky / WLRN

Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine wants changes in alcohol and noise regulations in the city after two people died over Memorial Day weekend in related shootings. 

At a press conference Tuesday, the mayor proposed ending the sale of alcohol on Ocean Drive at 2 a.m. instead of 5 a.m. Levine unsuccessfully proposed a similar ordinance last summer. On Tuesday, he also suggested removing an exemption to a noise ordinance that lets clubs play loud music. 

LGBTQ Athletes Back In Action After Miami Beach Salvages OutGames

May 29, 2017
Holly Pretsky / WLRN

World OutGames Miami Canceled In Last-Minute Email; Financial Troubles Cited

May 26, 2017
Isabella Cueto / WLRN NEWS


World OutGames Sporting Events Canceled Amid Financial Turmoil

May 26, 2017
Teresa Frontado / WLRN News

The long-planned sporting and cultural event known as the World OutGames has canceled nearly all of its sports events.

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