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Miami holds gun show with free admission for children under 12 just days after Parkland shooting

Miami holds gun show with free admission for children under 12 just days after Parkland shooting

Politics
Just three days after 17 students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, one of the state’s biggest gun-expo organizers is holding a gun convention in Miami — just 46.9 miles away. The Florida Gun show has had their 600-booth convention planned for months, and despite the fact the South Florida community is still reeling from the shooting, the convention will go on. “Yes, the show is still scheduled for this weekend,” organizers confirmed to the Miami New Times. “Enjoy an enormous array of firearms, ammunition, shooting supplies, knives, and so much more!” the Florida Gun Show organizers boast in a promotional video posted on their Facebook page. The group will also host a gun show at Fort Walto
Brightline, Miami huddle on making rail line safer

Brightline, Miami huddle on making rail line safer

Breaking News
A steady flow of passenger trains will be returning to downtown Miami soon and city officials are concerned about public safety. The higher-speed private rail service Brightline launched one month ago with trips between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. The train, which is rolling up to 79 mph, is expected to begin its link to Miami in the early months of this year. Since its January start, four people have been hit by a Brightline train, resulting in two deaths. In each case the pedestrians went around barricades, according to authorities. On Feb. 8, Miami city commissioners discussed concerns, particularly that the brand new train travels much faster than older, conventional trains. Commissioner Manolo Reyes brought up the topic, suggesting an aggressive public education campaign to c...
$9.2 million deficit looms to restore Miami Marine Stadium

$9.2 million deficit looms to restore Miami Marine Stadium

Breaking News
City of Miami officials are estimating a $9.2 million deficit for the project to restore Miami Marine Stadium and build the new maritime museum and welcoming center next door. The city intends to renovate the stadium and make other improvements on Virginia Key using revenue bonds and other funds, and is working on a request for proposals to manage the stadium. City commissioners got a status report on the stadium Feb. 8 from Assistant City Manager Alberto Parjus. Commissioners also got the latest report detailing projected resources and expenditures for the stadium and maritime center project. In summary, the city projects about $50.4 million in available funds and $59.6 million in costs. The only commissioner to voice alarm was Joe Carollo, who suggested no more taxpayer money be spent on...
Miami International Boat Show upgrades transit plans

Miami International Boat Show upgrades transit plans

Breaking News
With the 77th annual Miami International Boat Show around the corner, transportation options such as water taxis and shuttle buses from Downtown Miami to Virginia Key will be offered to guests as part of the show’s enhanced transportation plan, according to show manager Larry Berryman. “This year we have really focused our efforts on creating a dynamic transportation plan,” he said. “During the past couple of years over 50,000 attendees have traveled back and forth to the show using water taxis.” As a result, he said, “this year we decided to have stops located at Bayfront Park and the AmericanAirlines Arena, which has a decent-size boat slip.” The free water taxi pick-up and drop-off locations, which will be at both water taxi locations, Mr. Berryman said, will begin operating at 9 a.m.,
5 high end restaurants you need to visit on your next trip to Miami

5 high end restaurants you need to visit on your next trip to Miami

Travel
Between the beautiful beaches, subtropical weather, bright sunny days, thriving nightlife, and well-known Cuban food, it’s hard to pass up any opportunity to visit the wonderful city of Miami. Miami has been described as the “Capital of Latin America” and if you have ever been, you can see why. Miami has a heavy Cuban and […] The post 5 high end restaurants you need to visit on your next trip to Miami appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.