Weekly News Roundup - Craig Robbins Jump Starts New Art Program

Community center to be named for Teele - A community center to be built in Little Haiti Park will be named after former Miami-Dade commissioner Arthur E. Teele Jr. who pushed for the project before his suicide in 2005.

Suit against new Florida Marlins ballpark to proceed - A Miami-Dade circuit judge will allow the suit brought by auto dealer Norman Braman against Miami-Dade County for the financing of the new Florida Marlins stadium to go forward. Braman claims the financing of the stadium violates the Florida constitution because it relies on public funding to help out a private business.

Miami Art Machine - Local developer and art collector Craig Robbins and the University of Miami are pioneering a new graduate program called Art + Research that would give artists the opportunity to live and work in Miami on a full scholarship. While some applaud Robbins efforts to expand the arts in the city, others see it as nothing more than an unrealistic fantasy.

- Jose D. Duran

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