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Jai-Leen James covers local politics, business, real estate and sports for the Miami Beach Times. James is also an Associate Sports Producer at WSVN. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. A New Jersey native, she now calls South Florida home.
By Jai-Leen James, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – In June, the town of Surfside - with a population under 6,000 and sits just above Miami Beach - unanimously passed a ban of most single-use plastics. Now after threats from...
By Jai-Leen James, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – Brazilian soccer legend Pelé has opened his second retail store in the United States, right here in Miami Beach. Pelé Soccer is located at 810 Lincoln Road and is anticipated to...
By Jai-Leen James, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – For those unconvinced that climate change is real have some head-scratching to do. This past July was the hottest month ever documented since records began in 1880, according to the National...
By Jai-Leen James, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – Biscayne Bay is in danger of losing an entire ecosystem, according to a Miami-Dade County grand jury report last week. Grand jurors described the situation as “a tipping point.” There are...
By Jai-Leen James, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – Wynwood Yard founder Della Heiman announced Friday, August 9th that the North Beach Yard project has been called off. Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales terminated the lease agreement. “After months of...
By Jai-Leen James, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – After closing one location in Wynwood, O Cinema has found a new home on South Beach. On August 1st, the popular, non-profit movie theater took over operations of the Miami Beach...
By Jai-Leen James, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – There are health and wellness products for just about every inch of your body but now, you’re fully covered. This Miami-based beauty company has just launched their own line of all-natural...
By Jai-Leen James, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – On Wednesday, July 31st, the Miami Beach City Commission unanimously gave final approval to the Ocean Terrace Streetscape Plan. The development agreement that will bring a new oceanfront public space along...
By Jai-Leen James, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – Underwater FLA is a program that serves every Florida resident by advocating for clean energy and resilience solutions from lawmakers. Underwater FLA also encourages local activism, advocating for equitable public policies...
By Jai-Leen James, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – In the midst of a grueling South Florida summer, new Swimply application offers a cool and refreshing service to beat the heat. Launched July 22nd, Swimply is an app that provides...
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