Miami Beach hotelier slams city for embracing spring break ‘carnival-like circus’ after shootings

A longtime Miami resident and hotelier warned the spring break destination’s brand has been “damaged beyond recognition” in recent years as chaos and crime threatens to derail tourism in the once-lively city.  Mitch Novick, who owns the Sherbrooke All Suites Hotel, joined “Fox & Friends First” to discuss how spiraling crime and curfews have impacted … Read more

Miami Beach Sets Spring Break Curfew After 2 Fatal Shootings

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Miami Beach officials imposed a curfew beginning Sunday night during spring break after two fatal shootings and rowdy, chaotic crowds that police have had difficulty controlling. The city said in a news release the curfew would be from 11:59 p.m. Sunday until 6 a.m. Monday, with an additional curfew likely … Read more

Miami Beach implements midnight curfew for spring breakers after two fatal shootings

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Authorities in Miami Beach imposed a curfew Sunday night in an attempt to control rowdy, chaotic spring break crowds after two fatal shootings over the weekend. The curfew mainly impacts South Beach, a popular destination for spring breakers, and will run from 11:59 p.m. Sunday until 6 a.m. Monday, the city said in a news … Read more

Miami runs away with win over Indiana to earn Sweet 16 spot in March Madness

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Isaiah Wong and Jordan Miller led a decisive second-half spurt for Miami, which beat Indiana 85-69 Sunday night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to reach its second straight Sweet 16. Wong, the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year who was limited to five points in a first-round win over Drake, had … Read more

Miami Beach sets midnight curfew after second Spring Break fatal shooting

CNN  —  The City of Miami Beach has issued a state of emergency and a midnight curfew following two fatal shooting incidents and “excessively large and unruly crowds,” according to a news release from the city. “In response to the two shootings and the excessively large and unruly crowds, and to mitigate dangerous and illegal … Read more

Miami Beach shooting: 1 killed, 1 wounded during spring break celebrations

CNN  —  A shooting during spring break celebrations in Miami Beach left one person dead and another injured Friday evening, according to the Miami Beach Police Department. Officers heard gunshots near 7th Street and Ocean Drive, a palm-tree lined intersection just feet from the beach, at about 10:41 p.m. ET and responded to the scene. … Read more

Novak Djokovic denied US visa to play in Miami Open, due to no COVID vaccine

Top-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic has been denied entry to the United States, where he was hoping to play in the upcoming Miami Open tournament.  American authorities currently require anyone arriving in the country to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, but it is possible to apply for an exemption. In March, Djokovis applied for a … Read more

Novak Djokovic: World’s number one tennis player to miss Miami Open due to vaccination status

CNN  —  The world’s top men’s tennis player Novak Djokovic will miss the Miami Open next week, after being denied entry to the United States because he is unvaccinated against Covid-19, tournament director James Blake announced on Friday. The United States still requires international visitors to be vaccinated against Covid-19, and the Serbian, who has … Read more

Florida Campaign for #PlasticFreeCities Begins in Miami

Maddie Kaufman is the Program and Outreach Director for Debris Free Oceans and oversees their main programs including sustainable business consulting, education in schools and community outreach events. She received her Master of Science from the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric and Earth Science where she studied coral reef restoration and where … Read more