Props to The Standard for making activism easy and fab – especially because today’s the day that the FCC votes whether to repeal net neutrality. You’ve still got a couple hours to make your voice heard, and there’s plenty more info on how and why to do that here.
If what’s happening across the U.S. has you wanting to do something, but you feel like you just. don’t. have. the. time., we have 10 tips on how to be an activist – even when you’re really, really busy – from Gaby Guzman, who runs her own business, raises a son, and still regularly calls up her representatives to tell them to do better.
It’s your last chance to party with us in 2017! We’ll be with Miami made, Refresh Miami, and a couple hundred other techies and entrepreneurs tonight at THE FUTURE, a holiday party celebrating all the great things that happened on our startup scene this year. Get 20 percent off tickets by using the code TNT. (It’s at a super secret location that you’ll find out when you buy the ticket.)
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OH NOES. Stone crab season is in trouble. We’re only halfway through, and traps all over South Florida are already drying up. Stone crab vendors say that the supply is so low that people are getting into bidding wars to get their hands on what’s left. (Miami Herald)
Keepin’ it local. David Beckham’s bid for a Miami soccer stadium just got a big shakeup – partner Todd Boehly is out, and local bigwigs Jorge and Jose Mas are in. You might remember Jorge Mas as the guy who tried to buy the Marlins. Maybe he’ll have better luck this time – and maybe we’ll finally get our soccer team. (Miami Herald)
WTF? Back in 2016, polluted water from Turkey Point’s cooling canals made it into our groundwater. Now the state has given FPL permission to pass $176.4 million off in cleanup costs onto us consumers. (Miami Herald)
Hippies. Leafy, bohemian Coconut Grove’s got a vibe that we all love, and longtime residents are worried it’s being ruined by a bunch of new concrete-and-glass houses. So they’re sending around a Change.org petition, asking city officials to reduce the square footage of new homes to protect both the architecture style and tree canopy of the neighborhood. (Miami New Times)
Bougie. A county committee just approved a big, fat pay raise for Mayor Carlos Gimenez. If it clears the commission, he’ll make $324,000 a year – almost $100,000 more than NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio. It’s not the first time a Miami-Dade mayor has made that kind of cash, tho – this is about what his predecessor Carlos Alvarez made. Gimenez slashed the pay during the recession. (Miami Herald)
Gentrification kills? Haitian painter Daleus Wilfrid died of diabetes complications and respiratory problems earlier this week, but some neighbors say he died of gentrification and “heartbreak.” He moved from North Miami a couple years ago, thinking that booming Little Haiti would be a great place to sell more of his art. But he could never quite make ends meet, and last year he was evicted, which some said was the beginning of the end for him. (Miami Herald)
Forget eggnog. It’s all about the coquito in the 305. And here is what you need to know to get your hands on some of the best. (Miami New Times)
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🎄12/14: The Future – A Miami made. Holiday Celebration (Use code “TNT” for 20% off entry)
🚆 12/14: SMART Plan Charette (Florida City)
💭 12/14: Nerd Nite Miami: Best of 2017
👧 12/14: Girl Gang Flicks: Sip-N-Series presents Troop Beverly Hills (Wynwood)
🎙️ 12/14: Prism + Ace Present: The Listening Den (Wynwood)
🍺 12/14: Trivia Night with Surfrider Miami (Wynwood)
🎶 12/14- 12/16: Nu Deco at the Light Box (Wynwood)
🎸 12/15: Buskerfest Miami Street Performance Festival 2017 (Downtown)
🎤 12/15: CeeLo Green at Faena Theater (Miami Beach)
🎙️ 12/16: Action on Tap – Live Podcast (Little Haiti)
🕯️ 12/16: Feast of Lights (Wynwood)
🎨 12/16: Wynwood: A History of Street Art (Wynwood)
🎁 12/16: The Nutcracker Presented by Miami City Ballet (Downtown)
🎁 12/17: The Miami Flea: Holiday Bazaar (Downtown)
🏃 12/17: Jingle Bell Jog 5K (Downtown)
🐶 12/17: Veuve Clicquot Puppy Brunch (Edgewater)
🙏 12/17: Yoga with a View featuring Om for all Yoga (Coconut Grove)
🗣️ 12/19: the creative chapter [lululemon + jenny perez] (South Beach)
We hope you haven’t run out of sweaters yet.