Baltimore Riots Causes Violence and Looting in City’s Streets

by Elizabeth Martinez Freddie Gray, who mysteriously died from a spinal injury in police custody on April 19, was laid to rest Monday morning. Immediately following the burial, violent riots broke out  beginning in West Baltimore, and by midnight, reached East and Downtown Baltimore. At least 20 officers were wounded in the unrest, with one… Read More Baltimore Riots Causes Violence and Looting in City’s Streets

First Annual Social Media Journalism Forum #MDCPSconnects

By Nathalie Mairena The first annual Social Media Student Journalism Forum was held Friday, April 10, 2015. Hosted at the School Board Administration Building downtown and by the School Board of Miami-Dade County, the forum advertised as a way for student journalists to use and interact virtually using social media. The forum began with introductions… Read More First Annual Social Media Journalism Forum #MDCPSconnects

MLEC Celebrates #GOBond Renovations by Amanda Delgado

After seven months since the General Obligation Bond Progress town hall meeting in Miami Lakes Educational Center, Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, School Board Chair Perla Tabares Hantman, as well as other school board members and community leaders, visited MLEC to commemorate improvements made to the school. The ribbon cutting event on April 2nd celebrated the GO bond,… Read More MLEC Celebrates #GOBond Renovations by Amanda Delgado

Wasted Tax Dollars over Reinstatement: Former Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi Fights for Office

By Gabriella Indart, Melanie Maestre, Ana Mijares, and Christine Romero In 2013, former Miami Lakes Mayor, Michael “Muscles” Pizzi, was suspended from office on bribery charges in a federal bogus grant scheme. As his replacement, his rival in the 2012 mayoral election, Wayne Slaton, was given a special election and gained the position of mayor.… Read More Wasted Tax Dollars over Reinstatement: Former Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi Fights for Office