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Metromover could be expanded to FIU under new proposal. Here’s what to know

Going East to West on public transit in Miami-Dade has been a challenge for decades and now there could be some potential solutions on the table.  Transportation planners in Miami-Dade are discussing two new options to get to and from FIU’s main Modesto A. Maidique Campus. One route involves a new county commuter rail line

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Miami Dade College Expands Small Business Programming with the Support of Commissioner Eileen Higgins

Miami, FL (Nov. 15, 2023) – The Idea Center at Miami Dade College (MDC) is expanding its partnership with Miami-Dade County Commissioner Eileen Higgins with $180,000 for the Scale Up D5 program through her Elevate District 5 initiative. Scale Up D5 provides small business owners in Miami-Dade County’s Commission District 5, which includes parts of Downtown Miami, Little Havana, and Miami Beach,

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Miami-Dade County buses set for major shift with ‘Better Bus Network’

Miami-Dade County’s bus system is getting a major overhaul in the form of the Better Bus Network. The initiative to redesign the county’s bus network started as a grassroots effort from the nonprofit advocacy group Transit Alliance in 2018. After five years of lobbying and design work, Miami-Dade County got on board, and the Better Bus

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Ruth’s List Florida again endorses ‘stalwart champion’ Eileen Higgins for Miami-Dade Commission re-election

So far, Higgins is unopposed. Miami-Dade Commissioner Eileen Higgins again has the backing of Ruth’s List Florida, an abortion rights group that exclusively supports Democratic women. It’s the third time the organization has endorsed Higgins, dating back to her successful 2018 Special Election run for the County Commission’s District 5 seat, to which she won re-election in 2020. She’s now seeking her second

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Miami Herald: As virus rages, S. Florida residents cling to government aid. What happens when it runs out?

With about one out of every nine Miami-Dade workers — and nearly one out of every six in Broward — still out of a job due to the coronavirus pandemic, a question lingers in South Florida: How long can the region stave off an even worse economic disaster? Greater Miami ranks as one of the

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Local 10: Surge teams in Miami-Dade going door to door to COVID hotspots

Florida is shattering the record again, nearly 9,600 new positive COVID-19 reported in the last 24-hours. The state’s highest numbers are Miami-Dade County with 1,300 new cases. Little Havana is one of several neighborhoods in Miami-Dade now designated a COVID-19 hotspots, along with Brownsville and Allapatah. Surge teams will soon be going door to door

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Miami Herald: They’re living in a COVID-19 hot spot. A ‘rapid-response team’ just visited the area

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Eileen Higgins and her staff handed out supplies to residents in Little Havana most severely affected by rising numbers of COVID-19 cases. A member of Higgins’ team, who represents District 5, said Saturday’s effort was coordinated over two days. “We need these people to know they live in a hot spot,” Higgins

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