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City Leaders Discuss Fate of Deauville Hotel

NBC 6’s Alyssa Hyman has the latest on plans to demolish the historic Deauville Hotel January 20, 2022 | NBC6 | City Leaders Discuss Fate …

Who would be exempt from 2 a.m. Miami Beach drinking cutoff? First proposals released

Two months after Miami Beach voters approved a non-binding referendum calling for a rollback of alcohol sales in the city, the city administration released a …

Ocean Drive to restore cars, add pedestrian plaza

After a chaotic and uncontrolled avalanche of party crowds during the spring break of 2020 that ended in arrests, ongoing curfews and the ultimate closure …

‘A lot quieter’: Miami Beach Commission will consider ban on gas-powered leaf blowers

After years of discussions, Miami Beach may soon become the latest city to ban gas-powered leaf blowers. The City Commission will consider an ordinance that …

‘This is unjust’: Restaurants sue Miami Beach over crackdown on outdoor dining permits

… Commissioner Mark Samuelian, who sponsored the legislation that created the new criteria, said after the meeting that while he feels sympathy for the impacted …

Miami Beach mayor, commissioners sworn in after election wins. They call for civility

After winning their respective elections this month, Miami Beach’s newly elected and reelected city leaders took their oaths of office Monday and called for civility …

Miami Beach strengthening its arts and cultural organizations

As part of Miami Beach’s aim to replace the Entertainment District with an Art Deco Cultural District, the city is strengthening arts and cultural organizations …

Beach invests $3 million for spring entertainment

Miami Beach is investing close to $3 million to produce a thematic month-long concert series to activate South Beach’s next spring break, as the city …

Miami Beach replaces July 4 fireworks with ‘shine a light’ moment to honor Surfside

As a tribute to the first responders, victims and families of those missing in the partial condo collapse in Surfside, Miami Beach announced Thursday it …

Miami Today Features Aris Papadopoulos in its Annual ‘Best of Miami’ Issue

MIAMI, June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Resilience Action Fund (RAF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and guiding the public on creating more resilient homes and communities, announced today …

Miami Beach plans more temporary public art

With the economy reopening and talks starting about a pedestrian promenade connecting Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road and Española Way, Miami Beach officials are looking at …

Miami Beach isn’t Vegas. A 2 a.m. last call makes sense | Opinion

By MARK SAMUELIAN AND ALEX R. PIQUERO Much has been made about Miami Beach’s spring break experience, especially in 2021, and residents are outraged. Even though …

Equality Florida Action PAC backs Dan Gelber, Mark Samuelian reelection bids in Miami Beach

Both candidates are netting support more than nine months before the November election. A prominent LGBT rights organization is endorsing a pair of Miami Beach …

Miami Beach envisioned after sea level rise

With two to three feet of sea level rise predicted in the next 50 years, what will Miami Beach look like in 2070? This is …

Launching Re-election with Incredible Support

Launching Re-election with Incredible Support! For the past three years, I’ve served as a strong residents’ voice on the City Commission leveraging my work as a community leader …

Commission meets in Miami Beach as crime continues picking up ahead of spring break

… “The vast majority of these incidents are visitor on visitor,” said Miami Beach City Commissioner Mark Samuelian. “The problem that we have is that …