City of Miami Gardens

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Hours before the Super Bowl LIV began at the Hard Rock Stadium, organizers and residents of Miami Gardens protested against the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix, set to take place at the stadium next year. 

Just a block away from the football game, the Unrepresented People’s Positive Action Council (UP-PAC) led the protest. County Commissioner Barbara Jordan, who represents the cities of Opa-Locka and Miami Gardens, also joined.

Updated at 12:15 a.m. Monday

The long wait is over for Kansas City. The Chiefs are Super Bowl champions for the first time in 50 years.

After a slow start in Super Bowl LIV, the Chiefs pulled off yet another double-digit comeback in the playoffs.

The Chiefs, led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes, navigated the San Francisco 49ers' defensive pressure by the fourth quarter. His two long touchdown passes took the Chiefs to a 31-20 victory Sunday over the 49ers.

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Formula One wants to hold races at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. Under the plan, the first race would be held in 2021 and every year after that for a decade.

Some officials, like Miami-Dade Commissioner Barbara Jordan, have been fighting the proposal. She represents that area and has proposed a resolution that would make it harder to bring the races to the stadium.

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Miami Gardens residents have been speaking out about the Miami Dolphins’ recent agreement to host Formula One racing events at the Hard Rock Stadium starting in 2021. 

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan, who represents District 1, which includes Miami Gardens, is one of them. She says she doesn’t want to stop the race but thinks it’s not the best idea for a “bedroom community” or a more residential area. 

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When an attorney representing the Miami Dolphins took the podium Wednesday during a meeting of the Miami Gardens City Council, he pointed out that the major events held at Hard Rock Stadium are turning the community into “the nation’s entertainment capital.”

That’s when a resident blurted out: “We don’t want it!”

That sentiment was resounding: Miami Gardens residents — or at least about 30 who addressed the council Wednesday — want nothing to do with a proposal that would bring an annual Formula One racing event to the stadium and a public road outside of it.

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Formula 1 and Hard Rock Stadium on Tuesday announced a deal in principle to host an annual Miami Grand Prix race at the Miami Gardens venue beginning in May 2021.

The deal is pending approval from the Miami-Dade County Commission, which could table the idea later this month during its next commission meeting set for Oct. 29.

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The Adrienne Arsht Center is one of the biggest performing arts centers in the United States, located in a ritzy downtown Miami neighborhood that will be the center of attention when 20 Democrats running for president debate for the first time this week.

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Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert has national ambitions for his city. He was recently named President of the African American Mayors Association and took part in the U.S. Conference of Mayors earlier this summer.

Gilbert says the key to improving race relations between police officers and the community starts with engaging youth. He supports the idea of community policing and opening police academies for kids to meet police officers.

“The way you address violence long term is by accessing it early,” Gilbert said.

Fourth of July In Miami Gardens ... Nigerian Style

Jul 5, 2016
Caitie Switalski / WLRN

At the Betty T. Ferguson Recreation Center in the heart of Miami Gardens, a couple hundred people came out to play, compete in flag football and basketball, step, and watch the Fourth of July activities ... all with a Nigerian Twist.

 

 

The City of Miami-Gardens partnered with the Edo association of Florida for an all day event.