Morris’ Ponce Park Residences Lives To See Another Day, Thanks To 3-2 Commission Vote

W. Allen Morris’ Ponce Park Residences had its first reading at the Coral Gables City Commission on July 25th, and three of the five members of the Commission decided to give Morris another opportunity to bring the project back. The…

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CanesFest To Take Place This Saturday

The Miami Hurricanes Football season is fast approaching and this Saturday, alumni will be able to catch their first glimpse of the 2022 team. The University of Miami announced CanesFest with the following statement: “CanesFest is almost here! CanesFest will…

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Cuba Demonstration Sunday Leads To Two Arrests By CGPD

On Sunday, July 31st, members of the Cuban totalitarian regime supporting Puentes de Amor (Bridges of Love) and anti-regime Cuban American exiles held counter demonstrations in the City of Coral Gables. Police intervention was necessary due to an incident which…

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Opinion: George Merrick’s Planned City Is A Protected Landmark By Unanimous Decision

George Merrick’s planned city — with its “right-of-ways, parkways, roadways, alleys, open space, parks, swales, reservations, sidewalks, waterways…”  — is a protected landmark by unanimous decision. Coral Gables is among a limited number of municipalities whose “city plan” is a local historic…

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City Received LEED For Cities Gold Certification

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that the City of Coral Gables has achieved LEED for Cities Gold certification. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is theworld’s most widely used green building rating system. “Coral Gables…

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Candy Kakouris Appointed Director Of The Coral Gables Country Club

The City of Coral Gables Community Recreation Department has named Candy Kakouris, Director of the Coral Gables Golf and Country Club. She will oversee all aspects of the facility’s operations including membership recruitment and relations, special event planning, management, and…

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Two Teens In Custody Following Robbery That Left Maintenance Worker Dead, Near Miracle Mile Friday

Maintenance worker Javier Romero-Gil was shot and killed Friday morning in the garbage bay of 10 Aragon Avenue, following an attempted robbery by two teenagers. Romero-Gil was 67. The incident occurred Friday morning just after 10:00 AM, when Police say…

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Controversial Ponce Park Residences Heads To Commission For First Reading

W. Allen Morris’ controversial Ponce Park Residences is heading to the City Commission for its first reading. The project, which was pushed back by the City Attorney who demanded that the City Planning and Zoning Board give it a fourth…

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Agenda Digest: City Commission (7/25/2022)

On Monday, July 25, 2022, the Coral Gables City Commission will hold its next City Commission meeting. Here is a rundown of the agenda for this upcoming meeting. Click here to see the full agenda. The meeting will be split…

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The Permuy House At 1544 Sopera Earns Historic Designation

The Permuy House located at 1544 Sopera Avenue earned landmark designation by the Historical Preservation Board of the City of Coral Gables. The house received the designation for its historic, architectural, and cultural significance to the City Beautiful. The home…

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