Welcome back, Miami. I’m here in your inbox this morning to get you up to speed on everything you need to know about what’s going on around town. Because community news matters! Here goes…
First, today’s weather:
A morning shower in places. High: 87 Low: 77.
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Here are the top five stories today in Miami:
1. Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting that left one Miami-Dade man dead, multiple news outlets report. The shooting happened around 8:30 pm Wednesday night at an apartment complex along the 8000 block of Southwest 149th Avenuee. (Miami Patch)
2. Residents of a Miami Beach apartment building were forced to evacuate after the building was deemed unsafe on Wednesday. At 2 pm, they were told that they had until 7 pm to grab their things and get out until repairs are made. Although the cause of the structural issues is unclear, residents believe water damage may have been caused by heavy rain that hit the area last week. (WSVN)
3. Miami-Dade Police Arrested two Miami International Airport cargo workers on Tuesday and accused them of stealing more than $21,000 worth of Apple electronics from cargo pallets headed to Chile. All of the electronics stolen were owned by DB Schenker, a logistics company. (WPLG Local 10)
4. Developers behind Miami Freedom Park have submitted revised renderings of the project to Miami planners. The project is expected to include a 25,000 seat Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium, a 600,000 square foot retail and soccer village, 400,000 square feet of office space, and more. (The Next Miami)
5. Thomas James of Miami, who was recently exonerated after being falsely imprisoned for 32 years for murderhas been unable to get compensation from the state of Florida. Under Florida law, those who have been exonerated can receive up to $2 million dollars in compensation, but there are restrictions and in the last five years,, according to the Florida Attorney General’s Office. (NBC Miami)
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Today in Miami:
- Blowing Rocks Preserve Shoreline Cleanup at . (5pm)
- Miami Museum of Contemporary Art Co-Hosts Creative Conversation Juneteenth Celebration. (5:30pm)
- Coconut Grove Village Council Meeting. (6:30pm)
- Celebrate Father’s Day At Whiskey Neat With Angel’s Envy Bourbon Tasting. (7pm)
- Summer Shorts 25th Anniversary at Adrienne Arsht Center For The Performing Arts Of Miami-Dade County. (7:30pm)
From my notebook:
- Burdo Wynwood, a new bar, restaurant, and lounge is now open. It features a large outdoor bar as well as an on-site taqueria. (Eater Miami)
- Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the fourth largest school district in the nation, is accepting applications for Sustainability Officers. The deadline to apply is June 30. (Twitter)
- Miami-Dade has reached an agreement to ccontinue offering COVID testing for free to people without health insurance, the mayor’s office has announced. (twitter)
- City of Miami Beach has announced it’s Fire on the Fourth Festival, happening on Independence Day. The festival will mark the nation’s 246th birthday. (Miami Beach)
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You’re all caught up for today. I’ll see you around!
— Carlos Hernández
About me: Hello my name is Carlos Hernandez and I am a food writer with over 10 years of experience in the industry. I write the food blog Carlos Eats (http://www.carloseats.com) and also contribute to several newspapers and magazines with food-related blogs and articles.
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