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Thursday, October 6, 2022

🌱 Miami MetroCenter Plans + Brightline Announces Boca Raton Station

Good morning Miami! I am back with another edition of Miami Daily. Here is what’s going on locally:

  • 🚄 High-speed rail company Brightline announced a new station coming to Boca Raton.
  • 🌂 A false flag caused a lockdown yesterday at Miami-Dade County’s Kendall campus.
  • 🏙️ Miami-Dade County has revealed plans to transform 17 acres of downtown Miami.

Today is also National Pinot Noir Day and National Bad Poetry Day.


First, today’s weather:

A t-storm around in the p.m.. High: 90 Low: 80.


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Here are the top stories today in Miami:

1. High-speed train company Brightline has announced that passenger service to Boca Raton is expected to begin before the end of 2022, becoming its fourth station after Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach. A station in Aventura is also planned before the Orlando station opens in 2023. (The Next Miami)

2. 29-year-old Miami-Dade Detective Cesar “Echy” Echaverry remains in critical condition at Jackson Memorial Hospital after a shootout on Monday in Miami’s Liberty City. The suspect, 32-year-old Jeremy Horton, was shot and killed by police. (WPLG Local 10)

3. Police placed Miami-Dade College’s Kendall campus on lockdown due to a suspicious person report on Wednesday. The person was later found to be carrying an umbrella that was falsely identified as a weapon and the lockdown was lifted. (WSVN)

4. 26-year-old Deandre Jamar Bent was arrested by Pembroke Pines Police for allegedly exposing himself to shoppers at a Bravo Supermarket at about 2 p.m. on Saturday. Police say security footage shows Bent exposing and fondling himself. (NBC Miami)

5. Miami-Dade County has revealed plans for a 17-acre county downtown development project known as MetroCenter. The county wants to re-work downtown Miami into a 24-hour community and hopes to become a “benchmark for urban redevelopment worldwide.” (Miami Today)


Today in Miami:

  • Switch It Up! Gaming Day Thursday at Shenandoah Branch Library. (4 p.m.)
  • Move365 Official Grand Opening. (5 p.m.)
  • Thursday Ladies Night at Negroni. (6 p.m.)
  • Double Crossed Book Tour at Sole Gardens. (7 p.m.)
  • Ball & Chain Little Havana Under the Stars. (8 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • The Coney Burger is Miami’s new “it” burger, gaining popularity since the Smorgasburg Burger Battle in June. (Miami New Times)
  • If you’re looking for a swimming pool to cool off and beat the heat in Miami, Time Out has a new guide up on swimming pools to find around the area. (Time Out Miami)
  • Cuban influencer Alain Lambert, also known as Alain Paparazzi, arrived in Miami from Central America on Tuesday. Lambert documented the journey online. (NBC Miami)
  • 40-year-old basketball coach Peterlantz Dantes allegedly attacked a coach and a player after losing a basketball game last week at Coral Springs Gymnasium. Dantes is charged with two counts of battery. (WSVN)

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Now you’re in the loop and ready to head out the door on this Thursday. I’ll see you around!

Carlos Hernandez

About me: Hello my name is Carlos Hernandez and I am a food writer with over 10 years of experience in the industry. I write the food blog Carlos Eats (http://www.carloseats.com) and also contribute to several newspapers and magazines with food-related blogs and articles.

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