El Portal traffic circle work to shut down main intersection

EL PORTAL BY RODOLFO ROMANSpecial to The Miami HeraldEl Portal’s main intersection will soon be shut down as work begins on the village’s traffic circle. The intersection at Northeast Fourth Avenue Road and 87th Street will be closed throughout the roughly 70-day project, according to the Florida Department of Transportation. Traffic will be detoured through…

American Heart Association’s Heart Walk draws thousands to Tropical Park

Thousands joined the American Heart Association Heart Walk at Tropical Park, raising more than $400,000 for heart disease and stroke research and prevention. BY RODOLFO R. ROMANromandh@yahoo.comIn August 2008, Gerard Acloque’s life was upset by an eye-opening tragedy: His sister, Nadine Acloque, died of a heart attack at age 27. His family had no history…