Chileans in Sweetwater join efforts to help quake victims

SWEETWATER The Chilean community in South Florida gathered to collect donations and raise money for the victims of the devastating earthquake that hit their nation. BY RODOLFO R. ROMANSPECIAL TO THE MIAMI HERALDAfter hearing news that a powerful earthquake struck her native country of Chile, South Miami-Dade resident Veronica Stanham nervously searched for family information…

Bal Harbour council considering redrawing districts

Bal Harbour will discuss potential new district maps at Tuesday’s council meeting. BY RODOLFO ROMANSPECIAL TO THE MIAMI HERALDBal Harbour is considering redrawing its map of five village council districts. Ronald Schultz, a Florida Atlantic University Geosciences Department professor emeritus hired as a consultant to Bal Harbour, will address the council with a report and…