Electronic tolls will begin soon for Greater Kendall motorists

Kendall Federation of Homeowners

Hey, Kendall motorists, get ready for Open Road Tolling, a system that charges drivers automatically without making them stop or slow down. Beginning July 17, motorists will encounter two tolls on State Road 874 costing 25 cents each, one toll north of the interchange on State Road 874 costing 50 cents and two tolls on State Road 878 costing 25 cents each. At […]

Father’s Day celebration arrives early for group of abused and neglected kids

For many abused and neglected children who have been taken away from their parents, Father’s Day may be one of those difficult holidays to celebrate. So a group of men at Ministerio Nueva Jerusalen Internacional church in West Kendall decided they would organize a fun day for some of these kids and celebrate Father’s Day as it should be. On Saturday, 52 children […]

A mandate to reduce class size in Dade schools could mean the end of electives

Miami-Dade schools may have to cut elective classes in the upcoming school year in order to abide by a constitutional amendment that was passed eight years ago, a panel of experts said Monday evening. State Reps. Anitere Flores and Erik Fresen and Miami-Dade Public School administrators Richard H. Hinds and Iraida Mendez-Cartaya were the panel […]

West Kendallite inspires Edison chorus to be heard

Raiders Chorus

Desiree Rodriguez of Leadership Miami hands out new uniforms to the Edison Senior High Red Raiders Chorus on Wednesday. Pictured at right is freshman Emmylou Morency, 15.   Desiree Rodriguez of West Kendall and her colleagues from Leadership Miami walked into the Miami Edison High School music classroom and the students erupted in applause and cheers. No, Rodriguez is […]


FCAT practice exam

An FCAT assignment doesn’t sound all that exciting, but you have to make the most of a seemingly boring situation. As I quietly photographed the students in this eighth grade classroom while they took their practice exam, this girl lifted up her booklet and I was able to make a few images before she placed […]

Adoptions from Haiti

David and Candice Aitken reunite with Fabrice, 8, their third adopted son from Haiti, Tuesday night at His House Children's Home in Opa-Locka, Florida.