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Miami Beach residents allowed to return home

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Officials in Miami Beach allowed residents to return to their homes Tuesday morning after Hurricane Irma pounded Florida with wind and rain.

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Philip Levine: State should identify, protect pedestrian terrorism targets

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Faced with the growing worldwide trend of terrorists using vehicles to mow down pedestrians, Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine is asking Gov. Rick Scott to identify and help protect high-volume pedestrian corridors in Florida’s cities and towns.

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New York man charged with stealing $3.5 million from city of Miami Beach to buy sports tickets

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A New York man with a history of identity theft stole $3.5 million from a Florida city to buy sports tickets and resell them online, federal prosecutors allege. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says David J. Miller, 44, of Syracuse, stole money from Miami Beach between last July and October using a stolen identity and bank information to buy season and individual game tickets to National Football League games and other sporting events and then resell them. The Miami Herald reports…

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Miami’s Little Havana placed on list of ‘national treasures’

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Historic preservation groups announced a partnership Friday with city officials to save Miami’s Little Havana, bidding to safeguard its heritage as the famed epicenter of the Cuban diaspora was placed on a list of “national treasures.” The nonprofit National Trust for Historic Preservation said awarding its special designation for the Spanish-speaking enclave is just one step of the partnership to protect Little Havana from large-scale developers who are transforming much of downtown Miami. Home to a vibrant community of Cuban…

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Philip Levine announces final term as Miami Beach mayor, to launch statewide listening tour

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Philip Levine will not be seeking another term as mayor of Miami Beach. In a video “state of the city” address released Thursday, Levine talked about how he “rolled up his sleeves and got to work” on such issues as sea level rise, traffic congestion, the Zika virus and lower property taxes. With that, Levine adds that this will be his last term as mayor. “Now I look forward to ways of how best to serve my community and my…

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This time, it’s the Hurricane of Tulsa that reigns in Maimi

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Miami is renown for the strength of the Hurricanes. In this case, it’s the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. The Hurricanes swamped Central Michigan in a 55-10 victory in the Miami Beach Bowl Monday, scoring 38 points in the second and third periods and coasting. Senior quarterback Dan Evans led the way, throwing for 304 yards and five touchdowns in the victory. He got plenty of help, as running backs De’Angelo Brewer ran for 105 yards and James Flanders ran for 100.…

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Crushed by your own condo docs

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Miami Beach. It’s a world-class tourist destination right here in our backyard. It’s where people go to relax and enjoy beautiful beaches, take in the five-star dining and nightlife, spend their retirement, and invest in real estate with values that have nowhere to go but up. Unless, that is, you happen to own a unit in the Carillon Miami Beach, a three tower, beachfront, luxury hotel/condo on Collins Avenue. Until recently, the development was the southern outpost of the “healthy…

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