‘New Coach’ in City of Opa-locka

(L to R) Opa-locka Police Deputy Chief Antonio Sanchez and Commissioner Timothy Holmes attended the swearing-in of the new Manager, Kelvin L. Baker, Sr., for the City of Opa-locka.

Monday, July 9, 2012 at 10:35 a.m. in the Opa-locka Municipal Building, 4th floor, with his right hand raised and his left on the Bible, Kelvin L. Baker, Sr., took an oath administered by Interim City Clerk Joanna Flores, as he solemnly swore to support the Constitution, obey the laws of the United States and […]

1st Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Health Fair & Walk

(First Row) Demetres L. Parrish; Keisha Clayton, Vice President of the Miami Affiliate Chapter of Sisters Network, Inc.; City of Opa-locka Commissioner Gail Miller; Adrian McClenney, President of the Miami Affiliate Chapter of Sisters Network, Inc.; Margaret Williams of Women Opportunity Network (WON); and members of Gentlemen of Distinction (G.O.D) at the 1st Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Health Fair & Walk at Sherbondy Park on Saturday May, 19, 2012.

“I was weak, I lost my hair and much of my memory, but I KNEW I needed to fight for my husband and children when I was diagnosed with stage three Inflammatory Breast Cancer, which led me to reach-out on the internet to other African-American survivors through SISTERS NETWORK, INC. (SNI), a breast cancer survivorship […]

Holiday “Gun Buy Back” Initiative

Members of the Opa-locka Police Department, Florida Highway Patrol, Miami-Dade Police Gun Bounty Program and other partnering agencies and businesses come togetyher for the bi-annual “Gun Buy Back”.

Two shotguns, seven revolvers, three semi-automatics and two rifles equaled the sum of 14 weapons bought on Saturday, June 30, 2012, when the Opalocka Police Department, in cooperation with St. Andrew Missionary Baptist Church, The Florida Highway Patrol, The Miami-Dade County Police Gun Bounty Program and other partnering agencies and businesses, hosted its bi-annual Gun […]

Lunch & Learn: Cinema Saturday – Drink Warning Commissioner Tydus ‘Tapped’ into Bottle Water

Marissa Greene (left) won a water filter when Commissioner Tydus pulled her
ticket during the raffle.

“Do you know what’s in that bottle of water you’re drinking?” asked Commissioner Rose Tydus. Many were surprised to discover the answer was not what they expected when Commissioner Tydus hosted the Lunch & Learn: Cinema Saturday on April 28, 2012 at 12:00 Noon in the Opa-locka Municipal Complex, 780 Fisherman Street, 2nd floor, as […]

BRAIN BUDDIES: “Protecting your Brain for Life”

Center) Commissioner Rose Tydus, Resident/Volunteer Linda Parker, Teen Upward Bound Director Jannie Russell, surrounded by Pilot Club of Miami, Inc. member, Anchor Club members from Miami Springs Senior HS and “BrainBuddies."

“We distributed over 260 bicycle helmets,” proudly exclaimed Opa-locka volunteer Linda Parker as she and other volunteers assisted The Pilot Club of Miami in properly fitting summer camp participants from The City of Opa-locka Parks & Recreation Department and the Teen Upward Bound Camps with FREE new bicycle helmets, while Commissioner Rose Tydus observed the […]

Opa-locka Mayor Taylor Stands With Community Leaders Press Conference to Promote Holiday Gun Safety Message

Mayor ‘Lady’
Myra L. Taylor

No More Stray Bullets” resonated the proactive message to promote holiday safety, as Opa-locka Mayor “Lady” Myra L Taylor stood with Rev. Jerome Starling, Rickia Isaac Foundation, Mayor Tomas P. Regalado, Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones, City of Miami Police Chief Manuel Orosa and other community leaders for the bi-annual gun safety press conference held at 10:00 […]

Commissioner Tydus Host the 61st National Day of Prayer

Miami Gardens Mayor and City Officials Join Commissioner Rose Tydus and the City of Opa-locka for National Day of Prayer

While millions of Americans, from coast to coast across our nation, united hearts and hands on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 11:45 AM, in the City of Opalocka, the harmony made its way into the Municipal Complex Building, 780 Fisherman Street, 2nd Floor, for the 61st Annual National Day of Prayer Observation Luncheon, hosted by […]


Egg-Cursion participants take a break to pose for group a shot

Mayor “Lady” Myra L. Taylor, The City of Opa-locka Commission and the Parks & Recreation Department, in partnership with Kazah Temple #149 PHA Shriners, sponsored the Annual Easter Egg Hunt from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM in Ingram Park, 2100 Burlington Street in Opalocka, FL on Saturday, April 7, 2012. Among the treats provided on […]

NFL Players Lewis & Allen Come Home to Opa-locka Conducts P & R Department Football & Cheer Clinic


Cleveland Brown’s #9 Quarterback, Thaddeus Lewis and Chicago Bears #25 Running Back, Armando Allen, Jr., returned HOME to partner with the City of Opa-locka Parks & Recreation Department to conduct the Off-Season Training, Development Skills and Enhancement FIRST ANNUAL FOOTBALL and CHEER CLINIC from 10:00AM to 1:00 PM, Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Sherbondy Park […]

Mayor Myra Taylor Held a Press Conference Opa-locka Supporting Family of Trayvon Martin

Mayor Myra L. Taylor held a press conference to announce that the City of Opa-locka would support the family of Trayvon Martin.

“I AM TRAYVON,” echoed voices across the country and in the City of Opalocka on the one month anniversary of the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was shot to death by volunteer neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman, as Martin walked in the rain with a bag of Skittles, a can of Arizona brand iced […]

Miami-Dade County District One Commissioner Barbara Jordan Presents $7,846 Scholarship to Opa-locka Cool Teen/Pearls Summer Camp Program

District 1 Commissioner Barbara Jordan with Opa-locka Vice Mayor Dorothy “Dottie” Johnson in attendance, awarded a $7,846 check to the Cool Teen/ Pearls Summer program.

On Wednesday, May 23, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan presented the City of Opa-locka with a check for $7,846 for over 30 middle and high school students between the ages of 14-16, to participate in the 2012 COOL TEEN/PEARLS summer camp program. The scholarship for the camp was made possible by the Board of […]

Commissioner Tydus Presents the ‘IBIO’ Award

Members of the Community Relations Recreation & Activities Advisory Board stand with Mrs. Angela Dixon and her Family on her beautiful green Lawn. (L to R) City of Opa-locka Finance Director Dr. Ezekiel Orji, Ms. Jacqueline Fogarty, Mr. Jannie Russell, Commissioner Rose Tydus, Winner -Mrs. Angela Dixon and her Son - Edward Brice, Deacon Eugene Stanley, Ms. Linda Parker, City Manager Bryan Finnie, Ashley Rivera, along with young Destiny, C.J., and the grandchildren of Mr. & Mrs. Dixon

“I Believe In Opa-locka (IBIO), because I believe in you,” Commissioner Rose Tydus sang an original song while riding through the City of Opa-locka on the IBIO Prize Mobile, viewing the property of nominees before meeting members of the Community Relations Recreation & Activities Advisory Board, Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Sherbondy Park, 390 Bahman […]

Switchboard of Miami’s Helpline logs 168,000 calls during 2011


They probably have saved hundreds, if not thousands, of lives. Yet those who operate Switchboard of Miami Inc. are still little known to many county residents after 45 years of existence. Switchboard’s staff and volunteers often make a profound difference between life and death, and that is why a description of the non-profit agency’s mission […]

Joining ‘Links’ to Fight Childhood Obesity Healthy Choices at NBY Youth Summit


“I was so surprised today, to see a little girl look at her friend and say, ‘I never tasted Spinach before,’” commented Dr. Barbara Edwards, an Associated Professor at Florida Memorial University and President of the Dade County Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, during the Childhood Obesity Prevention Initiative promoting HEALTHY CHOICES Youth Summit on […]

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