Disaster Relief

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    October 16, 2013

    Four Killed, 11 Rescued After Migrant Boat Capsizes Seven Miles From Downtown Miami

    The call came in around 1 o'clock this morning, routed from 911 dispatchers to the U.S. Coast Guard: A boat had capsized a few miles from Government Cut. When the rescue boats and helicopter arrived, they found an overturned craft bobbing in the sea with survivors barely clinging to the hull. The Co ... More >>

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    October 14, 2013

    Thirty Rescued After Party Boat Sinks Near Key Biscayne

    Thirty weekend revelers and a dog were pulled from the waters off of Miami yesterday after a catamaran they were on began taking on water and capsized. Luckily there were no reports of death or serious injuries, but the rescue effort was intense and the unlicensed captain could be facing charges.

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    April 15, 2011

    Get Your Geisha On at Blue Martini

    She's in a very zen place...​Blue Martini Brickell is inviting you to paint your face, put on a kimono and go Geisha tonight and tomorrow as the lounge turns into Geisha House to benefit the American Red Cross, South Florida Region. During Blue Martini's Happy Hour from 4 to 8 p.m. today, y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Tap Tap Hosts Fundraiser for Haïti Liberté, Newspaper Crippled by January Earthquake

    Michael E. MillerManno Charlemagne plays at Tap Tap the night of the Haiti Liberte fundraiser​When a 7.0 earthquake hit Léogâne, Haiti on January 12, the shock waves completely destroyed the small town and much of the nearby capital of Port-au-Prince. The damage was horrific: at least 230,000 de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Sounds of Faith Concert Hopes to Bridge the Divide This Weekend at UM

    via stbedechapel.orgSt. Bede Episcopal Chapel​If you're reading this blog, it's because you appreciate music. The music, whatever it is you listen to, makes you feel something -- it lifts your spirits, or comforts you when you're down. In other words, all that mumbo-jumbo people try to feed you ab ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    Florida Unemployment Alternatives, Working in Miami, Jobs Available

    Dorothea Lange​Sure, Florida unemployment is at an all time high, but don't give up all hope, there are jobs in Miami's food service industry.The only other thing we're really qualified to do in life besides what you're reading now is wash dishes, which is more lucrative, but less fun, so nothing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Silicon Beach: Crisis Camp Helps Haiti With Mobile Translation App

    Less than a week after Crisis Camp in Washington, D.C., a new application is ready to help Haiti's relief workers.​Silicon Beach reported on Crisis Camp in this week's Wednesday installment. Just two days later, geeks from D.C. launched a mobile phone application called Tradui that facilitates Kre ... More >>

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    January 20, 2010

    Silicon Beach: Crisis Camp Miami Helps Haiti Through Technology January 23

    ​Haiti is in sheer survival mode right now and technology is helping in ways that will not only benefit earthquake survivors in the coming weeks, but also in the years to come.Geeks have been pondering since last weekend -- the first series of Crisis Camps for Haiti took place in D.C., Los Angeles ... More >>

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    January 19, 2010

    Help a Real Haiti Earthquake Relief Effort: Send A/C Units to Port-au-Prince

    The folks who set up the Haiti earthquake relief donation site at First Street and Alton Road by Carl KruseRelief supplies boxed up and ready for delivery to Haiti​in Miami Beach need to raise $50,000 to send air-conditioning units and generators for the Project Medishare hospital being set up in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Wyclef Jean Uses Charity to Get Paid

    According to tax documents posted by The Smoking Gun, Wyclef Jean has used Yele for his own gain.​All over Facebook, Twitter, television newscasts, and radio broadcasts, reporters and ordinary folks have been encouraging relatives, friends and anyone who cares to donate $5 to the Yele Haiti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Haiti Benefit Events: A Working List, Please Send Updates

    ​Here is an incomplete list so far of Haiti benefit music/club events scheduled in the coming days. If you would like your event added to this list, please e-mail me.Tonight, Friday, January 15*Mayday plays its monthly jam at Transit Lounge tonight. Transit Lounge never charges a cover, but the ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Silicon Beach: Twitter Hits Ground Running for Haiti Earthquake Relief

    ​Twitter proved a powerful communication tool when a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit the island nation of Haiti yesterday afternoon, followed by a series of additional earthquakes well past midnight. Tweets began immediately after the first quake.Trending topics on Twitter this morning ab ... More >>

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    July 23, 2009
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    May 11, 2009

    Three Jacks Save The World, Starting With Pisco, Peru

    image via Plus Barb & The Breffnis, Dancers on the "Angels With A Mission" Tour of Peru The Three Jacks are an amazing Irish/Celtic/Folk/Rock band, a Dade County Dropkick Murphy's with better musicians. Their singer/guitar player Henk Milne recently met New T ... More >>

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    September 22, 2005
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    January 10, 2002

    Postcards from New York

    One chief is memorialized as another moves on to a new job

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    December 30, 1999


    Y2K Disaster Strikes Miami

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    February 1, 1996

    They Came, They Helped, They're Outta Here

    The Salvation Army spent millions in South Dade after Andrew, but residents wouldn't pony up for them to stay

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    January 8, 1992

    Guns N' Hoses: Part 2

    Has outspoken firefighter Douglas Jewett spoken out once too often?