U.S. Army demolished Opa-locka structures


As scheduled, on Friday and Saturday, March 2-3, 2012, the structures located at 2057 Washington Avenue and 1700 Service Road were successfully demolished through a project conducted by the City of Opa-locka and the 766th Engineer Company of the United States Army, whose higher headquarters is the 841st Engineer Battalion in Miami, Florida. While consistently […]

Students can nominate teacher for chance to win Disney stay


The Downtown Disney Resort Area Hotels have partnered with Walt Disney World once again to honor outstanding K- 12 teachers with its 2012 A+ For Teachers at Downtown Disney essay contest. The fourth annual contest, which runs through Apr. 13, asks students in grades 1 through 12 to nominate their favorite teacher by writing a […]

UniverSoul Circus Opa-locka Night Mayor Myra L. Taylor – Ringmaster

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“Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages… WELCOME to the UniverSoul Circus,” followed by the roar of the crowd, leading to the City of Opalocka Mayor Myra L. Taylor standing in the center of the ring, under the big tent, as guest ringmaster for the opening of the show, at Opa-locka Night, […]

Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu Month

Commissioner Rose Tydus

Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu was one of the most forthright personalities Nigeria has ever had. He believed in a Nigeria where justice and equity reign, and as a result, he devoted his life to the pursuit of that ideal. On Wednesday, February, 8, 2012 Commissioner Rose Tydus along with Mayor Myra L. Taylor, Vice Mayor […]

OLPD ‘Swears-In’ New Assistant Chief Three Reserve Officers Also Join Force

Det. Carlos Martinez, Special Agent Breno Penichet, Asst. Chief Antonio Sanchez, Chief Cheryl Cason, Commander Larry, Maria Sanchez and Javier Fernandez Sanchez.

Sworn into the City of Opa-locka Police Department (OLPD) in a ceremony conducted at the Municipal Complex building, 780 Fisherman Street, 2nd Floor, the new Assistant Chief of Police Antonio J. Sanchez, along with Reserve Officers Ruben Borrero, Albert Jackson and Kervens Norvil, took the oath to serve and protect the citizens of Opa-locka on […]

Lunch & Learn: Cinema Saturdays

Commissioner Rose Tydus posses with the talented members of the rap group N.O.G. (Nothing Over God) Movement, at the Special Black History Month Edition of “Lunch & Learn: Cinema Saturda y s ” in the Opa-locka Municipal Complex,.

On Saturday, February 25, 2012, The City of Opa-locka Commissioner Rose Tydus hosted A Special Black History Month Edition of “Lunch & Learn: Cinema Saturdays” at the Opa-locka Municipal Complex, 780 Fisherman St., 2nd Floor, from 10:00 AM– 2:00 PM, where the theme, “Living the American Dream… A Reality or an ‘Inside Job,’” was addressed […]


Mayor Myra Taylor, Commissioner Timothy Holmes, Vice Mayor Dorothy “Dottie” Johnson, Commissioner Rose Tydus, Commissioner Gail Miller, School board member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall lead the guests down the red carpet, after the Mayor’s “State of the City” Address.

“Buenas Noches, Bon Swa, Ahsalamelekim, Shalom, and to my seniors, Hey ‘Yall,” saluted City of Opa-locka Honorable Mayor “Lady” Myra L. Taylor, to approximately 500 guests which included residents, business owners, elected officials and other dignitaries, under a 40 x 80 tent in front of Historic City Hall, during her “all-inclusive” second annual “State of […]

‘Holiday in the Park’ hosted by Vice Mayor Johnson: ‘Winter Wonderland’ at Opa-Locka Historic City Hall


Bicycles, dolls and games were only a few of the surprises in store for the City of Opa-locka children, ages 3-13, on the grounds of Historic City Hall, 777 Sharazad Boulevard, Opa-locka, Florida 33054, Saturday, December 17, 2011 from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m., at the 10th Annual “Holiday in the Park” Toy Give-Away hosted by […]

City of Opa-locka’s Commissioner Rose Tydus Host ‘Wonderful’ Gospel Explosion with Beau Williams


“WONDERFUUUL,” resonated the heavenly voice of recording artist Beau Williams while belting-out the first word of the lyrics in his signature tune, as he appeared through the theatrical effects of the fog, during the First Annual GOSPEL EXPLOSION, hosted by Commissioner Rose Tydus, sponsored by the City of Opa-locka Mayor and Commission, in partnership with […]

“BLESSING IN A BACK-PACK” Annual Back-to-School Book Bag Give-Away


“Say Thank You,” exclaimed Earl McKnight as he sternly addressed his three grandchildren, who in the core of their excitement, forgot to express appreciation after receiving what McKnight considered a true “Blessing in a Back-Pack,” which was the theme of this year’s City of Opa-locka’s 13th Annual Back-to-School Celebration and Health Fair, hosted by Vice […]

HUD Awards Opa-locka a $624,479 Grant


On Monday, November 21, 2011, “The Great” City of Opa-locka received a $624,479 grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  The primary objective of the grant is to develop a long-term vision for the city’s revitalization, dubbed Sustainable Opa-locka 20/30.  The plan will identify specific actions that will improve local housing and spur […]

OLCDC Helps Historic Neighborhood Recapture its Glory


“This is not about the rehabilitation of an apartment complex, this is about the redevelopment of a neighborhood and the building of a community,” avowed Willie Logan, Founder and President of the Opa-locka Community Development Corporation (OLCDC), on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., during a historic groundbreaking ceremony at 15050 Duval Street, Opa-locka, […]

The Mayor, The Commission and The Community City of Opa-locka Has An International Appeal


While The City of Opa-locka may only be comprised of 4.2 miles, it has an International appeal and outreach, which is accompanied by a reputation for having some of the most beautiful Moorish Revival Architecture in the Western Hemisphere, as well as one of the best locations for businesses to take advantage of tax incentive […]

Commissioner Timothy Holmes Has Bumper Stickers Limited Supply for Opa-locka Drivers and Businesses Owner


By Christina Gordon…. Commissioner Timothy Holmes is encouraging City of Opa-locka residents who own a car, motorcycle or other means of registered transportation to stop-by his office to pick-up a FREE “NO Ifs, Ands or Butts” Bumper Sticker, while supplies last. In an effort to promote, support and uphold the Ordinance which was signed into […]

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