⚡ Saying farewell to Flash

⚡ Saying farewell to Flash

Saturday’s free NWS concert will feature local middle and high school students.
(📸: Ruy Dias Aidos)


If you’re concerned about the future of classical music, then come experience this (free!) show.

This Saturday afternoon’s Side-by-Side Concert at New World Symphony features middle and high school students from over 20 schools in South Florida – plus national and international young musicians – playing alongside NWS’s talented Fellows.

Works from Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Barber, and William Schuman are on the program. Michael Tilson Thomas, NWS Co-Founder and Artistic Director will be conducting.

Learn more about the show and RSVP for a (free) pair of tickets.



The latest figures on affordability show that Miami is still an extremely costly place to live, and the 305 now holds the distinction of being the least affordable city in the country.

That finding comes from data collected by the National Low Income Housing Coalition, New York University, and Harvard University and proves (as has been the case in previous years) that Miamians are extremely cost and rent burdened — essentially, folks are spending more than a third of their monthly income to keep a roof over their heads.

The major problem in Miami, as we explored earlier this year, is that wages have remained stagnant and there’s been a lack of development investment in affordable housing.

Local nonprofits, colleges, and city leaders are focused on finding vacant land to build affordable housing and encouraging less-pricey developments, but SoFlo is still in a tough spot.

In other news…

In response to a “sanctuary city” bill that’s making its way through the state Legislature, the American Civil Liberties Union and other immigration advocacy organizations issued a travel advisory for immigrants and people of color visiting Florida. State Sen. Joe Gruters, the bill’s sponsor, called the advisory “misguided.” (Newsweek)

Five years after leaving Aurora, Colo., for the sunny weather of Miami Beach, police chief Dan Oates announced that he’ll retire in June. Oates has received praise for upgrading the department’s technology and bringing order compared to previous leadership, but he’s faced scrutiny in recent years over the department’s response to partying spring breakers. (Miami Herald)

If you’ve been craving Two Buck Chuck and microwavable vegan dishes, but you don’t live too close Pinecrest or Broward County, there’s good news: the South Beach Trader Joe’s location is set to open by the end of the summer. (Miami Herald)

For the past few weeks, we’ve been trying a new format in this news roundup section by digging into one big news story of the day, and still providing a summary of a few other news nuggets.

The goal is to add context, connect some dots, and to help you be more informed. If you prefer our old format or have any other feedback, just hit reply and let us know!


Just a quick heads up for any Coral Gables or Miami Shores residents out there, today is election day!

Head here for a look at the Gables ballot, and to find your polling place. The election is for mayor and a commission seat.

And in the Shores the seven-person race is for a village council seat.

Go out there and make your voice heard, folks. We’ll see you tomorrow.

– The New Tropic

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