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Get Reports from MDPD

Officer Robin Pinkard, Miami Dade Police Department, tells us that you can obtain criminal background checks, copies of reports, arrest affidavits and traffic crash reports at any MDPD district station. Criminal background checks are $5.00 and copies of reports are $0.15 per page, certified copies are $1.00 per page. Traffic crash reports can be obtained online at If you were involved…

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Money Saving Tip

MDX Dividend Program Did you know the Miami Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) offers a Dividend Program to users who spend over $100 annually on MDX tolled expressways (112, 836, 878, 874, 924)? Check this link for more information and to sign up by March 31st. If you have questions about the MDX Cash Back Toll Dividend Program or need assistance, please…

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Spring Newsletter

Welcome to our first issue of BNA News. Inside this issue: Welcome message from Andres Althabe, BNA president Maintenance vs Capital Improvements article reprinted with permission from FirstService Residential Security | Safety Tip provided by Platinum Group Security Update: 38th Street and Biscayne Blvd and more  

Will they build the Hotel?

Miami Beach voters will decide on March 15th if the 800 room Hotel for the Convention Center will be finally built. The debate is over size, traffic impact and public benefit of the project. “Hotel proponents say that the renovated convention center will be a magnet for citywide [sic] conventions, not the trade shows it usually hosts that bring commuters from…

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A different vision of Wynwood

For two years Wynwood property owners had been working on a zoning plan for the neighborhood. Last year got the Neighborhood Revitalization District approved by the Miami commission. It includes a cap at eight to 12 stories and requires new development to make public benefit payments. Right after the Wynwood owner’s plan was approved, Moishe Mana, a New York owner of…

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Golden Passport

If you are a senior citizen 65 years and over and are a permanent Miami-Dade resident, you are eligible to ride transit free with a Golden Passport EASY Card. FREE Transportation on Miami-Dade County’s transit system for those 65+  on Metrobus and Metrorail! You must have photo ID and a Social Security Card in order to prove your age. Once the application is completed,…

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Connecting Miami and Miami Beach

Three-quarters of a century after the last electric trolley traveled between the island and the mainland, the Beach is pushing forward with plans to create its own piece of Bay Link, a light-rail line that would efficiently transport passengers along the MacArthur Causeway across Biscayne Bay. City officials hope expedited plan will jump-start larger Bay Link project to connect island…

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Museum Park – a good thing

Creating Miami’s signature park has broad community support, and establishing the Museum Park Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that would be the primary fundraiser and manager of the park, is an initiative that should be approved by elected officials. Conservancy advocates make clear that the land will remain in public hands, and that residents’ input will be the guide for creating…

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Miami’s Homeless Crisis Continues Despite Millions

Miami’s Homeless Crisis Continues Despite Millions By Bill Fitch, PE Bill is president of Brickell on the River North Condominium Association and serves as Vice President of Brickell Homeowners Association (BHA). The following article was published in the BHA summer newsletter   Like most major cities, Miami has an issue with homeless people living on our streets. There are many tragic…

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