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Bal Harbour, Sunny Isles and Miami Beach get sand replenishment

BY RODOLFO R. ROMANSpecial to The Miami HeraldBeachgoers in Bal Harbour and other areas are getting a first-hand look at efforts to beef up shorelines. On Monday, one of many Caterpillar trucks tasked with hauling sand from Orlando to Miami-Dade dumped it’s cargo on Bal Harbour’s beach. On hand to watch the unloading: Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally Heyman, DERM officials ... Read More »

El Portal Cares celebrates five-year anniversary

EL PORTALEl Portal Cares celebrates five-year anniversaryEl Portal Cares, a nonprofit organization, celebrated its fifth-year anniversary with students, parents and staff at Village Hall. Photo BY RODOLFO R. ROMANSpecial to The Miami HeraldWhen 9-year-old Elijah Jennings brought home his report card last school year, his mother was alarmed he had earned a D in math. Worried her son might fail ... Read More »


The Senate is expected to approve a bill that will give a lot of power to regulators to limit nicotine in the cigarettes that kill nearly a half-million people a year. Supporters of the bill say the measure would not only stop deaths, but reduce the $100 billion in annual healthcare costs linked to cigarettes. I am all for the ... Read More »