🌱 Controversial Omni Hotel Under Construction + Miami Job Corps Cntr.

Happy Monday, Miami! Here’s what’s going on today in town.

First, today’s weather:

A strong t-storm in spots. High: 80 Low: 75.

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Here are the top five stories today in Miami:

1. City of Miami Police released body camera footage of the moments before an officer shot and killed a 34-year-old man last month† Police say Antwon Cooper was armed and the officer was forced to fire his weapon. (CBS Miami)

2. Police are investigating after a man was shot on Saturday afternoon off 24th Avenue in Miami Gardens† Police have not said whether they are searching for any suspects. Anyone with information is urged to contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471 TIPS† (WPLG Local 10)

3. Construction is now underway for the 800-room Omni hotel attached to the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center† The new hotel will rise 29 stories† The Associated Press recently reported that the general fund contribution actually may have included $140 million in rerouted COVID relief funds from the federal government, a move that has generated significant controversy for Broward County† (The Next Miami)

4. Miami-Dade police have rleased new surveillance video that they say could help them in solving a murder case from 2020, where a Northwest Miami-Dade mom lost her life when her home was riddled with bullets† (CBS Miami)

5. The Miami Job Corps Center has immediate availability to safely house, feed, and educate qualified applicants and place them directly into employment in our community. They have the capacity to serve 300 students ages 16 to 24 in areas such as Construction Pre-Apprenticeships, Advanced Electrical, Culinary Arts, Health Occupations and more† (Miami’s Community News)

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Today in Miami:

  • Color Your Cares Away at Allapattah Branch Library. (11:30 AM)
  • Zine Club at Miami Dade Main Public Library. (4:00 PM)
  • Noche De Arte – Art Residency Featuring Maria Patino† (5:00 PM)
  • Miami Marlins Vs. Texas Rangers at LoanDepot Park. (6:40 PM)
  • Pajama Storytime at West Flagler Branch. (7:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • the CEO of cold-pressed juice company, Green Plant has sold his Miami Beach mansion for $19 million. (Subscription: South Florida Business Journal)
  • Firefighters on Sunday continued fighting a brush fire on Sunday as residents in Pembroke Pines, Miramar and surrounding areas were feeling the effects of the smoke† (WPLG Local 10)
  • an entire block of Coral Gables affordable apartments will be abolished to make way for luxury condos, amid a record housing crisis in South Florida. (Subscription: Miami Herald)

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That’s it for today! See you tomorrow for another update.

Carlos Hernandez

About me: Hello my name is Carlos Hernandez and I am a food writer with over 10 years of experience in the industry. I write the food blog Carlos Eats (http://www.carloseats.com) and also contribute to several newspapers and magazines with food-related blogs and articles.

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