Tag Archives: Miami Beach

Nazi Flyers Appear At Hundreds Of Miami Beach Homes

The Miami Herald reports: South Florida authorities are investigating the origin of anti-Semitic flyers that were distributed overnight in Miami Beach and Surfside neighborhoods, police said Sunday. Miami Beach police increased patrols in neighborhoods and religious institutions following the first report received shortly after 7 a.m., Ernesto Rodriguez, the department’s spokesperson, told Miami Herald via email. The anti-Semitic flyers appear …

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Surfside Families Sue Developer Of Property Next Door

Bloomberg News reports: The catastrophic structural failure that led to the collapse of the Champlain Towers condominium outside Miami in June was linked to construction of a luxury high-rise development next door, according to a lawsuit filed by families of people killed in the disaster. Developers of the Renzo Piano-designed Eighty Seven Park were improperly allowed to build higher and …

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Miami Beach Voters Back Earlier 2AM Last Call At Bars

ABC News reports: Last call could come three hours earlier in Miami Beach, where a majority of voters fed up with nighttime violence chose “Yes” to rolling back the 5 a.m. closing time for alcohol sales. The voter referendum was held Tuesday in response to increasingly raucous crowds and public drinking in the South Beach entertainment district, where tension has …

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Trump Developer Bids $120 Million For Surfside Lot

The Miami Herald reports: In the rubble of one of the deadliest building failures in modern history, Hussain Sajwani sees opportunity — a prime beachfront property that could become home to the billionaire Middle East developer’s first project on American soil. Sajwani, a friend and business partner of Donald Trump known for flashy towers in his native Dubai, has visions …

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“Double Suicide” In Versace’s South Beach Mansion

NBC News reports: Two men apparently killed themselves, police said, in a suite at the Miami Beach hotel that Gianni Versace turned into his mansion, nearly 24 years to the day before the fashion designer died on the building’s front steps. Their bodies were found by housekeeping on Wednesday, the eve of the anniversary of Versace’s slaying by a suspected …

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NYT Finds Lax Enforcement Of FL Building Regulations

The New York Times reports: Florida’s high-rise building regulations have long been among the strictest in the nation. But after parts of Champlain Towers South tumbled down on June 24, killing at least 24 people and leaving 121 unaccounted for, evidence has mounted that those rules have been enforced unevenly by local governments, and sometimes not at all. Miami-Dade County …

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Another “Unsafe” Miami Beach Complex Evacuated

The Miami Herald reports: Firefighters ordered residents to evacuate a low-rise condominium complex in Miami Beach Saturday night after a building inspector flagged a flooring system failure in a vacant unit and damage to exterior walls. Miami Beach firefighters responded to a call about a vacant unit in the 1600 block of Lenox Avenue at about 7:30 p.m. when they …

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12-Story Florida Condo Tower Partially Collapses, 100 Unit Building, Massive Search And Rescue Underway

The Miami Herald reports: A 12-story oceanfront condo tower partially collapsed early Thursday morning on Collins Avenue in the town of Surfside, spurring a massive search-and-rescue effort with dozens of rescue crews from across Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Part of Champlain Towers South Condo, completed in 1981 with more than 100 units at 8777 Collins Ave., collapsed around 2 a.m. …

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Miami Beach Extends Closures For Three More Weeks

Miami’s CBS News affiliate reports: The Miami Beach City Commission has voted to extend the entertainment district curfew and causeway closures. Commissioners gathered virtually Sunday to vote on the extension of the emergency declaration issued Saturday as a response to the unruly spring break crowds on South Beach. The nightly curfews for Ocean Drive, Collins Avenue, Washington Avenue and Espanola …

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Miami Beach Closes Over Rioting Spring Breakers

CNN reports: Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber declared a state of emergency and set a curfew Saturday, saying the crowds that have descended on the city recently are “more than we can handle.” “Too many are coming, really, without the intention of following the rules, and the result has been a level of chaos and disorder that is just something …

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PHOTOS: At The LGBTQ Task Force’s 2019 Winter Party

Let’s take a break from Trump World for a hot sweaty moment for some photos of our people celebrating their lives and raising money for a good cause down in sunny Miami Beach. Via press release: The Winter Party Festival produced by the National LGBTQ Task Force is one of the world’s largest and best-loved celebrations for the lesbian, gay, …

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Miami Makes Last-Ditch Bid For 2020 Dem Convention

Politico reports: Miami fears the fix is in. Local Democrats increasingly believe that the Democratic National Convention in 2020 will be sited in Milwaukee, Wis., a conclusion that’s led Florida politicians, donors and insiders to mount a final lobbying blitz to turn the tide. The last-ditch effort began in earnest in recent days as speculation mounted that Democratic National Committee …

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2020 DNC Finalists: Miami Beach, Houston, Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: A Democratic Party site selection committee will visit Milwaukee next month as the city tries to become the host of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said Tuesday he received a call from Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez to notify the city of the visit. The date of the visit has not …

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MIAMI BEACH: Gay Father Of Pride Parade Bashing Suspect Defends Son, Says Son “Loves LGBT” [VIDEO]

NBC News Miami reports: The gay father of one of the men accused of beating a gay couple after Miami Beach’s Pride Parade in April is defending his son, arguing he did not act out of hate toward the LGBT community. Juan Lopez, the father of Juan Carlos Lopez, said that he raised his son along with his partner of …

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MIAMI BEACH: Hate Crime Charges For Gay Bashers

The Miami Herald reports: The four young men accused of attacking a gay couple on South Beach face stiffer penalties after prosecutors charged them Thursday under Florida’s hate-crime enhancement law. The group was charged with aggravated battery committed with prejudice, which means each could face up to 30 years in prison if convicted of the attack that took place during …

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MIAMI BEACH: Assault Suspects Charged With Felony Battery, Released On Bail, Hate Crime Charges Pending

Miami’s ABC affiliate reports: Four men have been released on bond after being arrested and accused of beating a gay couple. The four men — who police identified as 20-year-old Luis Alonso, 21-year-old Adonis Diaz, 21-year-old Juan C. Lopez and 21-year-old Pablo Reinaldo Romo — bonded out of jail on Wednesday. According to a Miami Beach Police spokesperson, all four …

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MIAMI BEACH: Hate Crime Suspects Surrender To Police

The Miami Herald reports: Four men turned themselves in to Miami Beach police on Tuesday afternoon in the case of a gay couple brutally attacked after the city’s gay pride parade. The men surrendered through an attorney and will likely face felony charges, the Miami Beach Police Department said in a statement. The attack occurred Sunday evening around 7:40 p.m. …

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MIAMI BEACH: Police Seek Four Men In Hate Crime Assault On Gay Couple After Pride Parade [VIDEO]

The Miami Herald reports: Two victims were attacked by four young men in Miami Beach after the city’s Gay Pride Parade Sunday in what police think may have been a hate crime. In video footage of the incident, four young men — one wearing a Florida International University T-shirt — are seen walking up to a bathroom area on Ocean …

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Win A Trip To Miami Beach’s Winter Party 2018

From the Winter Party: Enter to win a trip for two to the 2018 Winter Party Festival including VIP passes, round-trip air into Miami International Airport, 4-night stay at our Host Hotel, the Kimpton Surfcomber Hotel, and two Winter Party tank tops! To celebrate 25 years of Winter Party, DJ Joe Gauthreaux is going to put together a very special …

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MIAMI BEACH: High-Rise Building Managers Turn Off Water And Power To Force Evacuations To Mainland

CBS News reports: The mayor and emergency managers have spoken and the people of Miami Beach listened. Thousands packed what they needed and evacuated. Friday morning the normally busy South Beach was a virtual ghost town, the businesses and hotels along Ocean Drive shuttered or boarded up for the storm. Mayor Philip Levine has urged everyone in the city to …

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