Futból fever: El Clásico has come and gone, but if Barcelona’s nailbiter 3-2 win over Real Madrid has left you feeling frenzied, we have good news: South Florida already has a first in its league football club, and they’re not going anywhere. Meet the Miami FC, your scrappy local soccer stars, and learn how you can enjoy a game.
For the kids. A long supporter of anti-bullying initiatives, Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Grieco is introducing a new ordinance that aims to take current policies beyond the school system and across the entire city of Miami Beach.
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Greico Out. Embattled Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Greico is expected to drop his bid for mayor after a Miami Herald investigation, a secret PAC, and because the use of outside money is forbidden on the beach. But don’t count Greico totally out yet — he’s expected to run for his current commission seat. (Miami Herald)
Storms in paradise. Tampa is a lot like Miami’s little sister on Florida’s West coast. Even though the Tampa/St.Pete metropolitan area has boomed big in the last 20 years, it hasn’t been hit by a major hurricane since the 1920s. In the Sunshine State, that’s extraordinary luck. So, The Washington Post put together a cool project on what could happen if the Bay Area doesn’t hurricane-proof its municipal planning. Sounds a lot like advice for Miami, too.
Historic. The West Grove is one of Miami’s oldest neighborhoods. But now the small, vibrant community is threatened by the breakneck development now rapidly changing the rest of The Grove. Could turning the West Grove into a historic district help save its historic shotgun houses from demolition? (Miami Herald)
Now it’s up to you. The Miami City Commission decided 3-2 last week to send a $400 million dollar general bond issue to voters next November. The new taxes are set to help pay for affordable housing and climate change adaptation, and won’t actually increase how much you have to shell out to the city, but the measure could still face stiff opposition. (Miami Herald)
Muy caliente. July is set to the hottest single month in Miami since folks have been bothering to keep records about how hot it gets in Miami. The average daily temperature was 85.8 this year, beating the previous record of 85.5. (Miami New Times)
His name is Michael Wenzel. Remember last week when some jerk abused a shark and the video went viral? Fish and Wildlife discovered his identity and this famous Florida author has a lot to say about who the real animal is. (Miami Herald)
Wait, what? This Miami-Dade bus route, the 34-Express, is consistently bringing in more riders than it did last year, showing what a speedy bus trip in Miami could look like if BRT plans come through. (Miami Herald)
Summer (boot)camp. Miami-Dade students got a 6-week taste of computer coding bootcamp, thanks to an initiative that Fmr. President Barack Obama started in 2015. The cool program made its way to Miami and 400 high schoolers were chosen to train and get certified. Hopefully, the camp gets a reboot next summer. (WLRN)
💻 7/31: Miami Civic Series | Civic Pro
⚽ 8/2: Miami FC vs FC Cincinnati
🍴 8/4: Italian Shabbat at The Yard
😛 8/5: Conscious Kids Fest!
🗣️ 8/5: Bill Maher
☀️ 8/6: Shore Club Sessions
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