Frank May

City of Homestead Hires New City Manager

City Manager George Gretsas

By Frank May…. On November 10, the Homestead City Council unanimously selected Mr. George Gretsas as Homestead’s new City Manager. Mr. Gretsas, former City Manager of the City of Fort Lauderdale and Executive Officer of the City of White Plains, New York, was the leading candidate on a short list ...

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City of Homestead Eliminates Walk-in Utilities Payments

Homestead eliminates walk-in utilities payments

By Frank May…. On November 10th, the Homestead City Council voted to eliminate walk-in, drivethrough, and cash payments for electric and water utilities and solid waste services at the Customer Service Division located at 711 NE 1st Road in Homestead. Payments subject to the new procedure will include monthly utilities ...

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Atala Montessori School Hosts Grand Opening Celebration

Mayor Steven C. Bateman, Education Committee Chair Councilman Elvis Maldonado,and principals of the Atala Montessori School at the school's ribbon cutting.

By Frank May…. Atala Montessori School for Creative Expression hosted its Grand Opening Celebration August 28, 2010. Located on the Art South campus in Homestead, Atala offers an arts-based Montessori curriculum. More than 240 persons attended the event. The unique curriculum of Atala Montessori has attracted numerous students, especially in ...

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Dade Medical College starts historic downtown renewal

Mayor Steven Bateman (left) and Ernesto Perez, CEO of Dade Medical College

By Frank May The renewal of Homestead’s historic downtown district is a high priority of the Homestead Mayor and City Council.  In September 2009, Dade Medical College opened the Homestead campus in the Downtown area on North Krome Avenue and 4th Street.  The college operates four campuses in Miami-Dade and ...

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