Over 1000 Turkeys Given-Away by Commissioner Holmes

Over 1000 Turkeys Given-Away by Commissioner Holmes

Thanks to Commissioner Timothy Holmes, the City of Opa-locka Mayor and Commission, over one thousand turkeys were distributed to employees and residents, during the Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Give-Away on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 12:00 Noon, in the East parking lot of Historic City Hall, 777 Sharazad Boulevard, Opa-locka, Florida 33054.   In anticipation of […]

OLPD Uncovered Home Growing Operation Discovered over $500,000.00 in Marijuana

On September 18, 2012 the Opa-locka Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, under the command of Major Sharon Gallimore, was investigating information developed through the course of a narcotics investigation of a possible Marijuana growing operation in the City of Opa-locka. The investigation led detectives to a single family residence located at 2071 Wilmington Street where […]

Code Enforcement: A Mission to ‘Keep Opa-locka Beautiful’

“The mission of the City of Opalocka’s Department of Code Enforcement is to uphold and enforce codes and standards, established by the City’s elected officials to protect the public health, safety and welfare of all residents and visitors in the City,” explained Department Director Tamika Miller. Outlining the various types of codes such as city, […]

DERM lifts sewer moratorium for downtown Opa-locka pump station

Miami-Dade Department of Environmental Resources Management lifted a four-year moratorium on Opa-locka’s sewer pump station 11A in September after the city completed needed repairs and upgrades on the 40-year old station. The $840,000 in improvements to the sewer station, made by C & I Construction and Design, allow the City of Opa-locka to invite new […]

Opa-locka residents vote for new city charter

In November, residents overwhelmingly voted for an entirely new city charter. The 2-to-1 vote to adopt a new the city charter streamlines the language and eliminates outdated administrative procedures. The newly adopted city charter outlines a Citizens’ Bill of Rights, provides for greater efficiency and transparency in government, and provides savings to tax payers. The […]

Kelley and Santiago Won Election Sworn into Opa-locka Commission

Kelley and Santiago Won Election Sworn into Opa-locka Commission

Joseph L. Kelley and Luis B. Santiago were sworn into their positions as Vice Mayor and Commissioner, respectively, on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 in the Municipal Complex Building, 780 Fisherman Street after winning the November 6, 2012 election in the City of Opa-locka. Kelley, who previously served from 2000 to 2004 as Commissioner and from […]

New plant opens to praise and tributes from celebrities and officials for unique eco-friendly design

Grand Opening

Government and business leaders mixed and mingled with national and local celebrities on a “green carpet” sprawled in front of Earth Friendly Products’ state-of-the-art new Southeast Division headquarters in Opa-Locka, Florida. They flew in from as far away as South America, South Africa, California, Illinois, Washington state, and New Jersey to celebrate the grand opening […]

Gala Celebration for new plant generates anticipation, enthusiasm and even its own electricity


When Earth Friendly Products opens its sparkling new ultra green Southeastern Division manufacturing facility on Friday, Nov. 9, the heat in Miami will be turned up more than just one or two notches. The maker of ECOS, the world’s top-selling green laundry detergent, is putting the final touches on its newest regional plant in preparation […]

Commissioner Rose Tydus Reads ‘Obama: The Historic Journey’ Motivates Freedom School Youth to Succeed During ‘Harambee’

Servant Leader Interns (SLI) Najjah Thompson, Laures Knowles, Director Jannie Russell, Opa-locka Commissioner Rose Tydus, SLI Jessica Desir, SLI Jazmond Linder, Assistant Program Director/Site Coordinator Chandra D. Russell and SLI Isaiah Thomas.

At 8:30 a.m., Friday, June 29, 2012, a hot breakfast was served before the “Harambee (pronounced hah-rahm-beh)” practice was set into motion: a process which included invited guest, Opa-locka Commissioner Rose Tydus, reading a motivational story to approximately 50 youths registered at the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom School located at Teen Upward Bound (TUB), […]

Vice Mayor Dorothy “Dottie” Johnson Fourth Year as Teen Court Facilitator

On Thursday, May 3, 2012, for the fourth year, City of Opa-locka Vice Mayor Dorothy “Dottie” Johnson was invited to serve as a facilitator at the Annual Miami- Dade County Teen Court Youth Speaking Out against Violence Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, 711 N.W. 72nd Avenue Miami, Florida 33126. […]

Mayor Taylor ‘Hops’ Over Opa-locka: Graduation and City Progress Priority

Mayor Taylor at Nathan B. Young Elementary Graduation

Not even a sprained ankle could keep Mayor Myra L. Taylor from attending three June graduations, and roaming the neighborhoods in the City of Opa-locka to survey the progress of work being done. With a brace on her left leg and foot, Mayor Taylor “hopped” around the City of Opa-locka from Nathan B. Young to […]

Vice Mayor Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Johnson ‘Embrace a Healthy Florida’

Bola Olayinka of War on Poverty surrounded by members of the Opa-Steppers

On Thursday, June 14, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. the City of Opa-locka Vice Mayor Dorothy “Dottie” Johnson joined “War on Poverty” and the City of Hialeah for an “Embrace a Healthy Florida” Reception, sponsored by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Foundation at the Family Christian Association of America (FCAA), 13850 […]

City of Opa-locka Commissioner Gail Miller Host Banquet Three H.S. Scholarships & Humanitarian Award Recipients

Corporate Humanitarian Award recipient Alex Gonzalez of Waste Management flanked by Rhonda and Alvin Miller, Commissioner Gail E. Miller. Regina Miller and Debra Sheffield-Irby.

On Saturday, April 21, 2012, for the second consecutive year, City of Opa-locka Commissioner Gail E. Miller hosted the Annual Scholarship and Humanitarian Award Banquet at Don Shula’s Golf Club Ballroom, 6842 Main Street, Miami Lakes, Florida 33014 at 7:30 p.m., where three local high school students were each awarded $1500.00 in scholarships for academic […]

Mayor and Commissioner Read for Nat’l Library Week At Opa-locka Branch of Miami-Dade County Library

City of Opa-locka Mayor “Lady” Myra L. Taylor reads to students, teachers and the staff from the Opa-locka Branch of Miami Dade County Library, in celebration of National Library Week.

“If you cannot read, you cannot lead,” chanted City of Opa-locka Mayor “Lady” Myra L. Taylor in the Opa-locka Branch of the Miami-Dade County Library, 780 Fisherman Street, #140, Opa-locka, Florida 33054, where she and Commissioner Gail E. Miller read aloud to visitors from Kids Kozy Korner Kindergarten, Big Mama’s Home Care, Inc., Hanna’s Childcare […]