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Rooftop cinema could be coming soon to 1212 Lincoln Road

Commissioner Mark Samuelian added a requirement for a sound study as part of the Planning Board process which was included in the approval. He also …

FIU partners with City of Miami Beach to combat sea level rise

“Historic districts make Miami Beach special and are strong economic drivers,” added Miami Beach Commissioner Mark Samuelian. “I am very much looking forward to seeing …

Free Flu Shots To Be Offered To Students At Miami Beach Public Schools

… “The City of Miami Beach has committed $15,000 to make sure our kids who need a flu shot have free access to it,” added …

Tougher scooter ordinance proposed to curb “Anything Goes” behavior on Miami Beach

Miami Beach City Commissioner Mark Samuelian said “enough is enough” when it comes to the unsafe behavior of scooter drivers. After hearing last week that …

WIOD clips with Mark Samuelian on flooding and raising roads

Short clip on flooding and raising roads in Miami Beach Long clip on flooding and raising roads in Miami Beach

Miami Beach moves toward banning chain restaurants and stores in Sunset Harbour

A ban on chain retail stores and restaurants in South Beach’s Sunset Harbour is moving forward with the backing of three Miami Beach city commissioners. …

Miami Beach officials discussing plans to remedy flooding issues

… Concerns like that prompted Miami Beach Commissioner Mark Samuelian to ask for more discussion before the city moves forward on elevating roads in the …

Miami Beach outlaws panhandling near restaurants, businesses

Asking for money or food near the entrance of a business in Miami Beach is now illegal, under emergency rules put in place by the …

Miami Beach Parks Open, But Leaders Forced To Close South Pointe Over Social Distancing Rule Breakers

… City Commissioner Mark Samuelian is proposing a city resolution in hopes of persuading county leaders to allow condos and apartments to open pools. “It’s …

Miami Beach Commission Urged To Open Beach To Residents, Get Small Businesses Back To Work

…At the virtual meeting, the commission did not talk much about what a re-opening could look like. They’re expecting to see a plan at the …

iHeartMedia interview with Mark Samuelian

Interview clip 1 on the plan of gradually reopening Miami Beach. Interview clip 2 on the plan of gradually reopening Miami Beach.

Beach High twins’ 3D-printed face shields protect Jackson doctors, local officials

… His brother Jonathan, the captain and entrepreneur of the robotics team, saw potential. He reached out to Miami Beach Commissioner Mark Samuelian and asked …

Miami Beach partners with private clinic to offer in-home COVID-19 tests for seniors

Home-bound seniors in Miami Beach who show COVID-19 symptoms can now request in-home testing through a private clinic that has partnered with the city to …

Miami Beach’s spring break ‘canceled’ as Florida sprints to get in front of coronavirus pandemic

… “Continuing to allow these large group gatherings on the beach is a public health hazard,” Miami Beach Commissioner Mark Samuelian said in a statement. …

Coronavirus Florida: Beaches in South Beach in Miami closed, spring break declared ‘over’

… Miami Beach Commissioner Mark Samuelian said battling coronavirus is hard enough. But when you add large, energetic crowds and alcohol — not the disinfecting …

Miami Beach to start shutting down Ocean Drive early to control coronavirus spread

The city of Miami Beach is pushing to reduce large gatherings along Ocean Drive — one of the region’s most popular social spots — amid …