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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 – Miami-Dade County is hosting its 19th annual Adopt-A-Tree event Saturday, July 13th from 9AM to 12PM. County residents can pick up their trees at Camp Matecumbe/Boystown. The Adopt-A-Tree program is designed to...
By Jai-Leen James, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – The Miami Beach Commission recently approved $250,000 to begin dredging Collins Canal and Biscayne Point Waterway. Sediment build up in the area creates shallow spots that restricts boats from being able...
By Jai-Leen James, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber voiced his concern Wednesday, July 3rd, regarding the city commission’s upcoming vote on a monorail proposal. The Genting Group, Malaysian casino company, is partnering with Chinese...
By Jai-Leen James, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - The Miami Beach Commission gave first-reading approval to a plan that will help revitalize North Beach’s Ocean Terrace with a new, privately-funded yet public, waterfront park. Commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday, June...
By Jai-Leen James, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – Three familiar businesses are returning to Lincoln Road, Miami Beach’s premiere retail, entertainment and restaurant high street. Fritz’s Skate, Bike & Surf Shop, Lulu Laboratorium and the Dog Bar have all...
By Jai-Leen James, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – This week, Miami Beach City Commissioners are expected to consider a proposal from Ocean Terrace Holdings requesting to build an addition to the historic Broadmoor and Ocean Surf hotels. The developers...
By Jai-Leen James, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – The Miami Beach Neighborhood and Community Affairs Committee held a meeting Wednesday, June 19th to discuss possible solutions for the excessive amount of sargassum seaweed that has piled up on the...
By Jai-Leen James, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – The City of Miami Beach partnered with New Balance to launch its Fitness Challenge Wednesday, June 12th at Flamingo Park. Kids partook in activities that tested their flexibility, strength and cardiovascular...
By Jai-Leen James, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – The Miami Beach City Commission voted 6 – 0 in favor of bringing a new development proposal to the attention of their Land Use and Development Committee. The Related Group wants...
By Jai-Leen James, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – For some, the summer months represent celebrating holidays and spending long weekends lounging on the beach eating and drinking with reckless abandon. Others may not have that same body confidence, and...
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