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West Miami teacher honored by Minority Chamberr of Commerce Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/201

A former paralegal turned teacher was recently named Teacher of the year by the Minority Chamber of Commerce By Rodolfo Roman Special to the Herald Even while working as a paralegal, Juan D’Arce, would volunteer at local schools reading and helping children with homework. That’s when he knew his heart was in teaching. Five years ago, he entered the classroom ... Read More »

Bal Harbour objects to Funkshion music fest at Haulover

The prospect of a four-day music festival at Haulover Park prompts fears of traffic snarls, parking woes in neighboring Bal Harbour. By Rodolfo Roman Special to the Herald Bal Harbour says a four-day music festival planned for nearby Haulover Beach Park could bring an overwhelming burden to the village and surrounding areas. At a recent meeting, the Village Council voted ... Read More »

Volunteers spend night counting homeless people

Volunteers combed Miami-Dade County streets to count homeless people. Their findings can affect federal aid to fight homelessness. By Rodolfo Roman Special to The Miami Herald Cherry Smart stayed up until 2 a.m. on a recent weeknight, combing downtown Miami streets in search of homeless people. From 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 24 to the small hours of the following morning, ... Read More »

Historic maps on display, for sale at Map Fair

Map buffs can add to their collections at the 19th annual Miami International Map Fair. By Rodolfo Roman Special to The Miami Herald For the nineteenth year, HistoryMiami will host the Miami International Map Fair next weekend at the museum in downtown Miami. The fair will showcase the first printed maps of the New World and the first to show ... Read More »