Miami Gardens, Florida

Miami Gardens is a city located in north-central Miami-Dade County, Florida. Its boundaries stretch from I-95 and NE 2nd Avenue on the east, to NW 47th and NW 57th Avenues on the west, and from the Broward County line on the north, to 151st Street on the south.[5] The city name comes from one of the major roadways through the area, Miami Gardens Drive. According to the 2017 estimate from the US Census Bureau, the city had a population of 113,750, and it is the largest city in Florida that has a majority African American population.[6] It is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,012,331 people at the 2015 census.

Miami Gardens, Florida
The Sunshine State Arch of Miami Gardens
The Sunshine State Arch of Miami Gardens
Official seal of Miami Gardens, Florida

Seal
Location in Miami-Dade and the state of Florida.
Location in Miami-Dade and the state of Florida.
Coordinates: 25°56′31.64″N 80°16′11.71″W / 25.9421222°N 80.2699194°WCoordinates: 25°56′31.64″N 80°16′11.71″W / 25.9421222°N 80.2699194°W
Country United States of America
State Florida
County Miami-Dade
IncorporatedMay 13, 2003
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • MayorOliver G. Gilbert III
 • Vice MayorRodney Harris
 • CouncilmembersReggie Leon, Rodney Harris, Dr. Erhabor Ighodaro, Lillie Q. Odom, Katrina Wilson, and David Williams Jr.
 • City ManagerCameron Benson
 • City ClerkMario Bataille
Area
 • City19.02 sq mi (49.25 km2)
 • Land18.24 sq mi (47.24 km2)
 • Water0.78 sq mi (2.02 km2)
Elevation
7 ft (2 m)
Population
 • City107,167
 • Estimate 
(2017)[2]
113,750
 • Density6,199.03/sq mi (2,393.45/km2)
 • Metro
5,564,635
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip code(s)
33014, 33054, 33055, 33056, 33152, 33169
Area code(s)305, 786
FIPS code12-45050[3]
GNIS feature ID1989951[4]
Websitemiamigardens-fl.gov

History

In the wake of the construction of I-95 in the late 1960s, many middle- and upper-income African American and West Indian American families migrated from Miami neighborhoods like Liberty City to what became Miami Gardens (also called Carol City, Norland or Norwood) as race-based covenants were outlawed with the Fair Housing Act, and mostly lower income blacks moved into the Liberty City and Little Haiti neighborhoods surrounding Liberty Square and Edison Courts.

Miami Gardens was incorporated on May 13, 2003.[5] The city's neighborhoods of Andover, Bunche Park, Carol City, Lake Lucerne, Norland, Opa-locka North, and Scott Lake were previously unincorporated areas within Miami-Dade County.

In 2007, Mayor Shirley Gibson said that the city would no longer allow any low-income housing developments; many residents blamed the developments for spreading crime and recreational drugs throughout the city. Around that time, the city's tax revenues dropped to the third-lowest in Miami-Dade County.[7]

In 2012, Oliver Gilbert, only the second mayor the city has had, proposed forming a community redevelopment agency (CRA).[8] CRAs are formed to remove "slum and blight", to improve the physical environment of the city and to combat the social and economic problems typical of slum areas. CRAs are funded with property tax increases, which funds are used, in part, to stimulate private investment in the rehabilitation of the community.[8]

Police misconduct against Earl Sampson, who was repeatedly questioned, detained, jailed, and/or arrested for trespassing at his own workplace, against the wishes of his boss, occurred from 2008 until roughly 2013.[9]

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990116,713
2000124,6566.8%
2010107,167−14.0%
Est. 2017113,750[2]6.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

The city was incorporated in 2003, but various parts of the city appear as census designated places in the 2000 census and previous censuses. They now make up the neighborhoods of Andover, Bunche Park, Carol City, Lake Lucerne, Norwood, Opa-locka North, and Scott Lake. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Miami Gardens was 112,514 on July 1, 2016, a 6.5% increase since the 2010 census.[11]

Miami Gardens Demographics
American Community Survey Miami Gardens Miami-Dade County Florida
Total population 112,514 2,664,418 19,934,451
Population density 6169/sq mi 1403/sq mi 371/sq mi
White or Caucasian (including White Hispanic) 23.1% 75.6% 75.9%
(Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian) 3.3% 14.5% 55.6%
Black or African-American 73.3% 18.4% 16.1%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 25.1% 66.4% 24.1%
Asian 0.7% 1.6% 2.6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.1% 0.3%
Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian 0.1% 0.0% 0.1%
Two or more races (Multiracial) 1.1% 1.5% 2.5%
Some other race 1.5% 2.8% 2.5%
# 2010-2014 Hispanic population of Miami Gardens[12] Percentage
1 Cuban 43.94%
2 Central American 17.78%
3 Puerto Rican 11.96%
4 South American 8.25%
5 Mexican 3.06%

In 2010, there were 34,284 housing units of which 6.0% are vacant.[10] As of 2016, the age distribution was 5.6% under the age of 5, 6.7% from 5 to 9, 6.5% from 10 to 14, 15.5% from 15 to 24, 14.6% from 25 to 34, 12.7% 35 to 44, 13.1% 45 to 54, 12.6% 55 to 64, and 12.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The population is 46.9% male and 53.1% female. Families made up 72% of households, while 28% were non-families. The average household size was 3.52 members, and the city covered 20 square miles (52 km2).[11]

As of 2000, the Bunche Park neighborhood of Miami Gardens had the ninth highest percentage of African-American and black residents in the US, with 96.5% of the populace.[13] It also was the most Bahamian place in the United States,[14] as well as having the highest percentage of British West Indians in the US, at 1.8% (which tied with Brentwood, Maryland.)[15] It was also home to the fifty-third highest percentage of Haitians in the US, at 2.8% of all residents (which also tied with Sunrise, Lake Alfred and Brentwood, New York.)[15]

As of 2000, the Carol City section of Miami Gardens had the twenty-seventh highest percentage of Cuban residents in the US, with 18.75% of the populace.[16] It had the nineteenth highest percentage of Jamaican residents in the US, at 5.80% (which tied with Lake Park, Florida,)[17] and the thirty-ninth highest percentage of Dominican residents in the US, at 3% of its population.[18] It also had the fifty-sixth most Haitians in the US, at 2.50% (tied with five other areas in the US, including Plantation and Taft, Florida)[19] while it had the twentieth highest percentage of Nicaraguans, at 2.20% of all residents.[20] The Carol City neighborhood of Miami Gardens is also home to the seventieth highest percentage of Colombian residents in the US, at 2.15% of the population.[21]

As of 2000, before being annexed to Miami Gardens, the Andover neighborhood had English as a first language accounted for 74.96% of all residents, while Spanish accounted for 17.91%, French Creole accounted for 4.61%, French made up 1.58%, West African Niger-Congo languages (Kru, Igbo and Yoruba) were at 0.52%, and Yiddish was the mother tongue for 0.39% of the population.[22]

As of 2000, before being annexed to Miami Gardens, the Bunche Park neighborhood had English as a first language accounted for 95.97% of all residents, while Spanish was at 3.07%, and French Creole as a mother tongue made up 0.94% of the population.[23]

As of 2000, before being annexed to Miami Gardens, the Carol City neighborhood had English as a first language accounted for 53.73% of all residents, while Spanish accounted for 43.16%, and French Creole as a mother tongue made up 2.15% of the population.[24]

As of 2000, before being annexed to Miami Gardens, the Lake Lucerne neighborhood had English as a first language accounted for 82.27% of all residents, while Spanish accounted for 14.16%, French Creole was at 2.55%, and French as a mother tongue made up 1.00% of the population.[25]

As of 2000, before being annexed to Miami Gardens, the Norland neighborhood had English as a first language accounted for 74.87% of all residents, while French Creole accounted for 12.92%, Spanish was at 10.19%, and French as a mother tongue made up 1.02% of the population.[26]

As of 2000, before being annexed to Miami Gardens, the Opa-Locka North neighborhood had English as a first language accounted for 75.24% of all residents, while Spanish was spoken by 21.04%, French Creole was at 3.27%, and Jamaican Creole as a mother tongue made up 0.44% of the population.[27]

As of 2000, before being annexed to Miami Gardens, the Scott Lake neighborhood had English as a first language accounted for 85.76% of all residents, while 6.81% spoke Spanish, French Creole accounted for 5.83%, French was at 0.93%, and Jamaican Creole as a mother tongue made up 0.64% of the population.[28]

Crime rates

According to City Rating, Miami Gardens crime statistics have decreased in the past 13 years. The crimes that have decreased the most are property crimes and violent crimes. The crime rate for Miami Gardens for 2018 is expected to be lower than in 2016. Miami Garden's 2016 violent crime rate was 63.64% higher than the national violent crime rate, and the property crime rate was 30.99% higher than the national property crime rate.[29]

In 2016, Miami Gardens' violent crime rate was higher than that in Florida by 50.99%, and the property crime rate was 19.49% higher.[29]

In 2016, there were 432 reported cases of aggravated assault, 22 reported cases of arson, 509 reported cases of burglary, 24 cases of forcible rape, 2,743 cases of larceny and theft, 419 reported cases of motor vehicle theft, 22 reported cases of murder and manslaughter, and 265 cases of robbery.[29]

The projected 2018 crime data is as follows: 286 reported cases of aggravated assault, 26 reported cases of arson, 435 reported cases of burglary, 7 cases reported of forcible rape, 2,139 cases reported of larceny and theft, 205 cases reported of motor vehicle theft, 18 reported cases of murder and manslaughter, and 102 reported cases of robbery.[30]

Community centers

The Calder Race Course opened in 1971.

Miami Gardens is home to the Miami Dolphins, who play in Hard Rock Stadium on land that was part of the Lake Lucerne CDP. This stadium also hosts the annual Orange Bowl college football game, and is the home field for the University of Miami Hurricanes football team. The Florida Marlins Major League Baseball team shared Hard Rock Stadium with the Dolphins for almost two decades until, in 2012, they relocated to Miami and changed their name to the Miami Marlins.

Health

Medical

The city of Miami Gardens has several health care clinics and facilities that offer medical care and support to its residents. Although the city has no hospital directly within its limits, Jackson North Medical Center, Concentra Urgent Care, and, Chen Medical Center provide medical services to the residents of Miami Gardens. Supplementing this, several health care clinics and facilities provide medical services that include general medicine, walk-in/urgent care, dental services, gynecology, physical therapy, chiropractor services, laboratory tests, x-rays, sonograms, osteoporosis screening, vaccinations, and health and exercise programs.[31]

Government

Miami Gardens is governed by a seven-member city council. Members include Mayor Oliver Gilbert (since 2012), and six council members, four elected from districts and two elected citywide. The mayor recommends – and the city council hires – the City Manager, City Attorney, and City Clerk.

These are 17 of the many departments for which the City Manager of Miami Gardens creates a budget.

# Department City Manager's Budget 2017–2018[32]
1 Legislative Department $969,411
2 Office of City Manager $1,434,310
3 Office of City Manager Public Affairs Office $3,922,843
4 Office of City Clerk $450,730
5 Finance Department $1,109,545
6 Human Resources Department $1,076,395
7 Office of the City Attorney $589,165
8 Planning and Zoning Office $782,854
9 Public Safety Department Police Administration Division $30,891,829
10 Public Safety Police School Crossing Guard Program Division $483,407
11 Public Safety Department Police Investigations Division $67,000
12 Public Safety Police Operations Division $43,800
13 Public Safety Police Support Services Division $265,003
14 Public Safety Cops Grant $1,146,231
15 Public Safety Cops III $1,190,853
15 Public Safety Cops IV $1,050,309
16 Code Compiance Division $1,441,100
17 Parks & Recreation Department Recreation Division $2,268,224

Mayors

  • Shirley Gibson, 2003–2012
  • Oliver G. Gilbert III, 2012–present

Police

The Miami Gardens Police Department is the lead law enforcement agency for the 110,000 residents living within the city's 20 square miles (52 km2). The department operates under a unified command structure with its headquarters located at 1020 NW 163 Drive, Miami Gardens, Florida 33169. The department became operational on Sunday, December 16, 2007 with 159 sworn officers. Since then, the department has grown to 259 members consisting of 201 sworn positions with 58 non-sworn support positions.[33]

Police controversy

In 2013, law enforcement abuses were alleged regarding the Miami Gardens Police Department by several news outlets.[34][35][36] The abuses were first uncovered when it became public that a convenience store employee, Earl Sampson was arrested 27 times for trespassing, while working at and around the store at which he was employed. Video evidence was gathered by the owner of the store, Ali Saleh, showing Miami Garden police involved in clear and repeated misconduct involving his employee, and customers. According to the Miami Herald's Julie K. Brown: "The videos show, among other things, cops stopping citizens, questioning them, aggressively searching them and arresting them for trespassing when they have permission to be on the premises". It appeared Sampson had been arrested in this way due to police quotas, a department culture, and that Sampson was easy to arrest. Sampson always pleaded guilty so they would let him out almost immediately, with one exception where he pleaded not guilty, and he was jailed for 20 days. The guilty plea would validate the officers improper arrest and increment their quota, so he became a continuous target.

Volume of stops

It was reported that, between 2008 and 2013, 99,980 stops occurred in Miami Gardens, involving 56,922 people, over half of the city's population. In the City of Miami, 3,753 stops occurred during the same period, with four times the population. Some stops involved children aged 5 to 7, totaling more than 1,000 children. These numbers were compiled after news regarding Earl Sampson.[37]

Resignation and lawsuits

Following these reports, the Police Chief resigned.[38] Civil rights lawsuits have been filed against the Miami Gardens Police Department by the store owner and others who were illegally detained and/or arrested.[39][40] A police officer filed a lawsuit claiming that he had been fired for reporting abuses.[41]

Education

Private schools

Public schools

# Miami Garden's elementary schools 2012 school grade[42]
1 Brentwood Elementary School C
2 Bunche Park Elementary School A
3 Norwood Elementary School B
4 North County Elementary School C
5 Skyway Elementary School C
# Miami Garden's middle schools 2012 school grade[42]
1 North Dade Middle School A
2 Lake Stevens Middle School C
3 Parkway Middle School D
4 Carol City Middle School D

Norland Middle School, in the Miami Gardens area, has a magnet program in dance, music, theatre and art, which began in 1985. The young actors Alex R. Hibbert and Jaden Piner, who starred in the Oscar-winning film Moonlight, were trained at this school[43]

# Miami Garden's high schools 2012 school grade and graduation rates[42]
1 Miami Carol City Senior High School F, with a 62% graduation rate
2 Miami Norland Senior High School B, with 89% graduation rate

Colleges and universities

Public libraries

Miami-Dade Public Library System operates the North Dade Regional Library, which opened in September 1979.[44]

Notable residents

Surrounding areas

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External links

1991 Blockbuster Bowl

The 1991 Blockbuster Bowl, part of the 1991 bowl game season, took place on December 28, 1991, at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The competing teams were the Alabama Crimson Tide, representing the Southeastern Conference (SEC), and the Colorado Buffaloes, representing the Big Eight Conference (Big 8). Alabama won the game 30–25.

1999 MicronPC.com Bowl

The 1999 MicronPC.com Bowl was a post-season American college football bowl game at Pro Player Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, between the Illinois Fighting Illini and the Virginia Cavaliers on December 30, 1999. This was the tenth edition of what had originally been the Blockbuster Bowl, and second year of sponsorship by MicronPC.

The game was the final contest of the 1999 NCAA Division I-A football season for both teams, and ended in a 63–21 victory for Illinois. Illinois and Virginia had previously met in the postseason at the 1990 Florida Citrus Bowl, also won by Illinois, 31–21.

2000 MicronPC.com Bowl

The 2000 MicronPC.com Bowl was a post-season American college football bowl game at Pro Player Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the North Carolina State Wolfpack. This was the 11th edition of the bowl originally known as the Blockbuster Bowl, and the third (and final) edition sponsored by MicronPC.

2010 Pro Bowl

The 2010 Pro Bowl was the National Football League's all-star game for the 2009 season. It took place at 8:00 PM EST on Sunday, January 31, 2010, at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, the home stadium of the Miami Dolphins and host site of Super Bowl XLIV. The television broadcasters were Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski and Jon Gruden.

The AFC won the game 41–34.

2013 BCS National Championship Game

The 2013 Discover BCS National Championship Game was a postseason college football bowl game that took place on Monday, January 7, 2013, at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. It featured the No. 1 ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish and No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide. The Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 42–14 for the national championship and took home the Championship Trophy.

Alabama was the defending champion and represented the Southeastern Conference, which had participated in and emerged victorious from every standalone BCS Championship Game (since the format was introduced in the 2006–2007 season). Notre Dame did not belong to a conference and was the first independent team to play in the National Championship game since the start of the BCS.

The National Championship game between Alabama and Notre Dame was anticipated as an historical matchup with a rich tradition in college football. Going into the holiday season after Alabama was assured a spot in the National Championship after beating Georgia in the SEC Championship, sportscasters from both sides weighed in on who was most likely to win. Despite the historical record of, at the time, 5-1 in favor of Notre Dame many sports betting centers had Alabama as a heavy favorite with point spreads favoring Alabama as high as ten points over Notre Dame. Many prominent sports writers predicted Notre Dame to win based on several factors including strong overall defense, an inconsistent Alabama team (often cited as being "exposed" against LSU and Texas A&M), and various intangibles such as destiny and generalized fatigue from the dominant performances of the Southeastern Conference.In the aftermath of an Alabama 42 to 14 victory (with the score being 35 to 0 at one point in the game), the BCS National Championship game was considered by Sports Illustrated's Michael Rosenberg to have failed to live up to its hype despite dominating television ratings. Mark Schlabach of ESPN expressed the wish that a playoff system had been in place wherein Oregon or Florida would have played against Alabama. Tom Coyne of Associated Press concluded that Alabama was more talented and physical with better preparation and execution of its game plan than Notre Dame. Specifically, inconsistent tackling, blown coverages, and porous defense were cited by Aaron Ellis of Forbes.com as major detriments to Notre Dame's efforts.With the win, Alabama won their second straight BCS championship, their third championship in four years, and their ninth AP championship overall.

Bunche Park, Florida

Bunche Park is a neighborhood in Miami Gardens, Florida, United States.

Calder Casino

Calder Casino is a spacious, smoke-free casino located in Miami Gardens, Florida. All of the latest slots, electronic table games, bingo and great promotions can be found at the location.

The casino opened in 2010 and features a 100,000-square-foot (9,300 m2) gaming floor with 1,100 slot machines, including video poker, as well as electronic roulette and blackjack. Live entertainment can be found at Calder Casino on a weekly basis as well as a popular ladies night.

A player's club, VIP lounge, and dining options such as The Buffet, Lucky's Restaurant and Center Bar can all be found at the location. It is a non-smoking casino, however the Backyard Casino, South Florida's newest and largest smoking friendly open-air casino, opened at Calder Casino on May 19, 2018. The Backyard Casino at Calder hosts 75 games.

Calder's horse racing operations were leased to the Stronach Group, operators of Gulfstream Park, in 2014. Since then, Calder's meet has been named Gulfstream Park West. Calder Casino is a wholly owned property of Churchill Downs Incorporated and has kept its original name.

Cariel Brooks

Cariel Brooks (born April 24, 1991) is a Canadian football cornerback for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Adams State. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL).

Florida Memorial University

Florida Memorial University is a private coeducational university in Miami Gardens, Florida. One of the 39 member institutions of the United Negro College Fund, it is a historically Black, Baptist-related institution that is ranked second in Florida and ninth in the United States for graduating Black teachers.

Florida State Road 852

State Road 852 (SR 852), locally known as County Line Road and North 215th Street, is a 2.534 miles (4.078 km) long east–west four lane divided highway straddling the boundary between Broward and Miami-Dade counties in Florida. The western terminus is an intersection with SR 817 (West 27th Avenue in Miami-Dade County, University Drive in Broward); the eastern terminus is an intersection with US 441 (State Road 7 in Broward County, Northwest 2nd Avenue in Miami-Dade). The state road designation is omitted on many maps, but the street itself is signed by the Florida Department of Transportation.

Florida State Road 860

State Road 860 (SR 860), locally known as Miami Gardens Drive or North 183rd Street, is a 13-mile-long east–west street serving bedroom communities in northern Miami-Dade County, Florida. Its western terminus is a trumpet interchange with Interstate 75 (SR 93) in the Palm Springs North area near Miami Lakes, passing through Carol City, Miami Gardens, and North Miami Beach before ending at an intersection with Biscayne Boulevard (U.S. Route 1/SR 5) in Aventura. State Road 860 is a major commuter road passing by major shopping centers and industrial parks separated by suburban communities, and often serves as an alternate to the northern (east–west) segment of the often-congested Palmetto Expressway (SR 826) and the Golden Glades Interchange to the south.

Martin D. Wolfson

Martin "Marty" D. Wolfson (born August 3, 1951) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse trainer. He embarked on a professional training career in the early 1970s. He is the son of Louis Wolfson, owner of Florida's Harbor View Farm who won the U.S. Triple Crown in 1978 with two-time American Horse of the Year, Affirmed.

Based at Calder Race Course in Miami Gardens, Florida, where he is a Calder Hall of Fame inductee, Marty Wolfson has conditioned horses for his late father as well as the prominent horsepersons such as Mike Pegram, Charlotte Weber, and Edmund Gann, as well as John Franks and Fred Hooper.

In 2006, Wolfson earned the most important win of his career when Miesque's Approval captured the Breeders' Cup Mile.

Wolfson was featured in the November 1977 issue of Playgirl magazine.

Miami Dolphins Honor Roll

The Miami Dolphins Honor Roll is a ring around the second tier at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, which honors former players, coaches, contributors, and officials who have made significant contributions to the Miami Dolphins franchise.

The Miami Dolphins Honor Roll was started on September 16, 1990 with its first inductee being the owner/founder of the Miami Dolphins: Joe Robbie, who died one year prior to his induction.

Since then, 23 players, and two coaches have been inducted into the honor roll, along with a special induction to honor the 1972 Undefeated Team, which was inducted in 1992 at the 20th anniversary. Inductions included a special "four individual" induction in 1990 to honor the first four Miami Dolphins Hall of Famers of Csonka, Langer, Griese, and Warfield.

There have also been special "dual" inductions: In 2003, the "Marks Brothers" of WRs Mark Clayton and Mark Duper were inducted. In 2008, a special "dual" induction honored two members of the famed "Killer B's" defense with DT Bob Baumhower and DE Doug Betters. In 2010, a "dual" induction of two defensive stars on Miami's 1972 undefeated team - S Jake Scott and DE Bill Stanfill - were inducted. In 2012, a special "dual" induction of two all-time Dolphin fan-favorites, defensive stars from the mid-late 1990s/early 2000s - LB Zach Thomas and DE Jason Taylor - were also inducted.

In 1992 at the 20th anniversary, Miami's "1972 Undefeated Team" was enshrined into the Honor Roll. At the 40th anniversary, which enshrined former defensive coordinator Bill Arnsparger into the Honor Roll, his name went on the Honor Roll where the "1972 Undefeated Team" inductee previously and originally was enshrined, and an updated "1972 Perfect Season Team 17-0" inductee was put into one corner of Hard Rock Stadium with special placards of Super Bowl VII and Super Bowl VIII included next to it on each side.

Miami Dolphins Honor Roll inductees are chosen by current members of the honor roll as well as current franchise officials.

Miami Norland Senior High School

Miami Norland Senior High School is a secondary school located at 1193 NW 193th St Norwood neighborhood of Miami Gardens, Florida. The school's name came from it being the northernmost school in Miami-Dade County, following after North Dade Jr./Sr. High School. As of 1998 Dr. Michael M. Krop High School is the northernmost school in Miami-Dade County.

Monsignor Edward Pace High School

Monsignor Edward Pace High School is a Catholic secondary school in Miami Gardens, Florida. It was named a Blue Ribbon School in 2002 and one of the top 50 Catholic high schools in the country in 2004 and 2005 by the Catholic High School Honor Roll. Pace is a member of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA). This school is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami

St. Thomas University (Florida)

St. Thomas University (informally called STU) is a private, nonprofit, Catholic university in Miami Gardens, Florida. The university offers 35 undergraduate majors, 27 graduate majors, five doctoral programs, and one professional law program. STU's campus is the training home to Miami FC, South Florida's professional soccer team and part of the NASL, and hosts sporting events and conferences.

Super Bowl LIV

Super Bowl LIV, the 54th Super Bowl and the 50th modern-era National Football League (NFL) championship game, will decide the league champion for the league's 2019 and 100th centennial season. The game is scheduled to be played on February 2, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Florida. This will be the 11th Super Bowl hosted by the South Florida region and the sixth Super Bowl hosted in Miami Gardens, with the last one being Super Bowl XLIV ten years earlier. The game will be televised nationally by Fox.

WLTV-DT

WLTV-DT, virtual and UHF digital channel 23, is a Univision owned-and-operated television station licensed to Miami, Florida, United States and also serving Fort Lauderdale. It is one of two East Coast flagship stations of the Spanish-language network (the other being WXTV-DT in the New York City market). WLTV is owned by the Univision Local Media subsidiary of Univision Communications as part of a duopoly with Hollywood-licensed UniMás flagship WAMI-DT (channel 69). The two stations share studio facilities known as "NewsPort", a converted studio facility that also houses Noticias Univision and English-language cable channel Fusion located on Northwest 30th Terrace in Doral. WLTV's transmitter is located in Miami Gardens. The station also serves as the de facto Univision outlet for the West Palm Beach market.

WLYF

WLYF (101.5 FM, "101.5 Lite FM") is a radio station in Miami, Florida. Owned by Entercom, it broadcasts an adult contemporary format. Its studios are co-located with its sister stations at studios on NW 2nd Avenue (U.S. Route 441) in Miami.

WLYF broadcasts in HD Radio, with a second subchannel carrying a soft adult contemporary format.

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