Category: Around Town

Alvah H. Chapman Jr Award of Excellence

On November 2nd, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce presented the third annual Alvah H. Chapman Jr. Award of Excellence for outstanding achievements on an individual, an organization and young leader who have made significant contributions and set standards for the development of Miami’s central business core’s economy, culture, promotion, education, beautification and preservation. This year the awards went to:…

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Miami-Dade Transit Extends Service Hours for Metrorail & Metromover

Press release from MDT: MIAMI (October 18, 2016) —Starting Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, Miami-Dade County’s Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) will extend its Metrorail and Metromover service until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. The time adjustment was recently approved by the Board of County Commissioners during the September 22 budget meeting and will go into effect…

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Why Metromover Stays Free

On April 12, the County Commission rejected an initiative to charge for the rides on the Metromover. It will continue free, but this is an issue that keeps coming back. Commissioners asked voters in 2002 to approve a half-percent sales tax increase for local transit that year and they promised to keep the Metromover free. Since then, they kept their…

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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 www.authorizetransaction.com. 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. http://www.mdxway.com/cashback If you have questions about the MDX Cash Back Toll Dividend Program or need assistance, please…

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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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