Pine Trails Park stage for the candle vigil (Photo: Victoria Salas/SFNS)

Media coverage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School vigil stirred some controversy among the students

On Feb. 15, the community of Parkland, Florida held a candlelight vigil at Pine Trails Park for the 17 lives that were lost in the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The event received an extensive amount of attention from various news outlets, which stirred some controversy among the grieving students. Despite the mixed feelings about the media’s presence, those affected hoped the coverage is used as a call to action for gun control laws.  By Victoria Salas South Florida ...

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Heavy metal dad and his band spread awareness and raise funds to fight cystic fibrosis

Meet Diego Sandoval, the bassist for the heavy metal band, Sevensins. A Cuban native who came to the United States when he was 24, Sandoval now headlines shows at bars and motorcycle clubs with his friends. But the love he has for his band is nothing compared to the love he has for his son, James. When James was born, Diego said ...

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Juan Endara a la izquierda, durante su entrevista con Jaison Aristizabal.
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La pasión de Juan

Juan Endara tiene un sueño: lograr que personas como él logren superarse y puedan desarrollar todo su potencial en un clima de aceptación y respeto. Pese a su discapacidad, Juan consiguió graduarse de periodista en 2017 y actualmente está cursando una maestría en Periodismo en Español en la Universidad Internacional de La Florida. Por Miembros del capítulo de la Florida ...

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John Rode (white shirt, center) at Parkway Plaza in Pompano Beach. (Image courtesy Global Children's Rescue)

Activist claims discovery of prostitution ring in Pompano

An anti-human-trafficking charity founder claims he has discovered a prostitution ring disguised as a massage parlor in Pompano Beach. John Rode, founder of the Global Children’s Rescue, has been investigating a business in Parkway Plaza at 1280 South Powerline Rd. that advertises on Backpage.com. The risqué advertisements, which list neither spa nor massage services, instead offers unspecified relaxation services, he said. Rode, who uses sites like Backpage.com to uncover human ...

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Images of the banners at FAU's Boca Raton campus. (Image via Alexandra Weot's Facebook posting)

Banners of aborted fetuses stir controversy at FAU

Updated Feb. 14, 2018 04:22 p.m. A string of banners depicting aborted fetuses at Florida Atlantic University this week has sparked revulsion and support among students on social media. Alexandra Weot, a student at Florida Atlantic University, posted her disgust with the banners in a public Facebook post Tuesday morning. “The fact that Florida Atlantic University is condoning this and allowing ...

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Bookshelves at the Kendall Book Exchange (Photo credit: Maria Gil)

South Florida’s secondhand bookstores do things differently to stay afloat

Of the seven well-known secondhand bookstores standing in Miami-Dade and Broward in 2015, only four remain in business today, but their owners maintain a reserved optimism for the future. In an age of rapidly advancing technology, allowing readers to purchase books online, bookstores are gradually disappearing. By Maria Gil South Florida Uncovered @SoFloUncovered • Facebook • Instagram Bookstore sales were $684 million in October ...

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The I-Bus is now used for community tours to historical spots, community picnics and community events, but Palmetto Bay Mayor Eugene Flinn said he has bigger plans for it. (Photo courtesy of the Village of Palmetto Bay)

Preliminary plan for Palmetto Bay I-Bus extension includes routes to FIU and MDC

Palmetto Bay is planning a partnership with with Florida International University and Miami-Dade College to use its bus service, the I-Bus, to transport students to FIU’s Modesto Madique Campus and MDC’s Kendall Campus. A punny nod to the ibises that visit the village’s parks and neighborhoods, the I-Bus was launched in 2006 to connect Miami-Dade Transit routes and “increase the ...

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New Little Haiti trolley and bike rental station changes how residents move around the city

City of Miami officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Feb. 9, for a new trolley route and Citi Bike station that could potentially change how residents move around Little Haiti. Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, Commissioner Keon Hardemon, Director of Transportation Sandra Harris and Parks and Recreation Director Kevin Kirwin spoke at the ceremony, held at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex. Suarez stressed the importance of providing new transportation alternatives to the neighborhood. “Having a ...

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World War II vet receives tombstone 73 years after burial, thanks to cemetery volunteer

After being buried for more than 73 years without a headstone, a World War II veteran has at last received recognition for his time in service, thanks in part to an unpaid cemetery worker.   A self-proclaimed “Miami history freak,” Ronnie Hurwitz spent the last 30 years tending to the 10-acre Miami City Cemetery without pay. He has taken a special interest in keeping the headstones ...

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Panorámica de los contendores en Paseo de las Artes, El Doral. 
Foto: Andreina Malavé

Las dos caras del cierre de Paseo de las Artes

El teatro Paseo de las Artes es reconocido en la ciudad del Doral por la inmensa participación de artistas venezolanos en obras tradicionales y de microteatro en contenedores. Durante las últimas 4 semanas ha intentado seguir con sus funciones, pero el pasado jueves 8 de febrero las autoridades competentes anunciaron el cierre de este espacio por supuestos problemas de seguridad ...

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