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We kicked off the year by taking a look in this newsletter at five things that will change the 305 in 2018. Missed some of them? You can find them all here. (Come for the intel, stay for the sweet cartoons from Tana Oshima.)
Gone rogue? Two Miami Beach activists have taken community policing into their own hands, using the popular Facebook groups Clean Up Miami Beach and Miami Beach Crime Prevention & Awareness to sniff out and crack down on crime. They say they’re filling in gaps left by the police. Others say what they do borders on harassment and racial profiling. (Miami New Times)
New phone who dis? The first round of a trial to determine whether new City of Miami Commissioner Joe Carollo lied about his residence – and is therefore ineligible to be commissioner – is over. Opponent Alfie Leon, who lost in the runoff, says cellphone records are proof that Carollo wasn’t living in the district. (Miami Herald)
Frenemies. Restaurant owners have a love-hate relationship with Uber Eats. The service’s convenience has driven up delivery orders for restaurants all over Miami-Dade, but they also take a much bigger cut of the final price – up to 33 percent in some cases – than their smaller competitors. (Miami New Times)
Unintended consequences. The Trump administration’s decision to end a protected immigration status for Haitians, Nicaraguans, and Salvadorans isn’t just worrying for those who will have to go home – it’s also a problem for the many companies and industries that employ them. Places like Walt Disney World don’t know how they’re going to fill their spots when they leave. (New York Times)
If you build it, they still may not come. One of Derek Jeter’s potential investors says that his big plans to improve the Marlins’ fortunes could be doomed from the start because without stars like Giancarlo Stanton, not enough people will buy tickets. (Miami Herald)
Hitting the road. Miami is home to Florida’s first successful needle exchange program, and after a pilot here in the 305, they want to take their work on the road. By providing a safe place for intravenous drug users to trade their dirty needles for clean, sterile ones, they’re hoping to cut down on our high HIV infection rates. (WLRN)
Starting off with a bang. SoFlo reps made waves on Day One of the 2018 Florida legislative session. Miami-area Sens. Oscar Braynon and Anitere Flores fessed up to a bipartisan affair after being outed on an anonymous website. Meanwhile, Sen. José Javier Rodríguez showed up to Tallahassee in rain boots in an effort to draw attention to climate change and his push to ban plastic bags. (Tampa Bay Times, WLRN)
🎨 The best young artists in one place The 2018 YoungArts Finalists in Visual Arts, Photography and Design exhibit their work for the public on January 12. Free with RSVP.
🎭 Through 1/12: YoungArts Week (South Beach, Edgewater)
🌱 1/10: Project: One Meal, Five Vegan Ecosystems (Wynwood)
🌊 1/10: Miami is Not Plastic Launch Event (Key Biscayne)
🎸 1/10: Veza Sur Unplugged (Wynwood)
📚 1/11: An Evening with Ta-Nehisi Coates (Downtown)
🎺 1/11: The French Horn at Dance Band Night (North Beach)
🤣 1/11-1/14: Miami Improv Festival (Coral Gables)
✡️ 1/11-1/25: Miami Jewish Film Festival (Multiple locations)
🕺 1/12: Silent Disco Dance Party (Wynwood)
🦄 1/12: Karen Finley: Unicorn Gratitude Mystery (Wynwood)
🌇 1/12-1/14: Art Deco Weekend (South Beach)
📽️ 1/12-1/15: SciFi Miami Film Festival (South Beach)
🎨 1/13-1/14: Beaux Arts Festival (Coral Gables)
🏃 1/13: Run x Lincoln Road (South Beach)
🎞️ 1/14: It Happened One Night (South Beach)