Early Voting Ends Sunday, Election Day Is Tuesday

On Monday, August 3rd, early voting sites in Miami-Dade County opened for the August 18th primary election. On the ballot, voters will need to cast votes for Congressional primaries, State Attorney, political party executive committee representatives, Judicial races, County Mayor…

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Since March, 69 City Employees Have Tested Positive For COVID-19

As the numbers of COVID-19 positive testing in South Florida have focused on the positivity rate, Coral Gables has surpassed a 2% positivity in residents, as the City of about 50,000 residents surpassed 1,000 positive tests this week, setting a…

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Mayor Calls For Abolishing Miami-Dade County Following Commission Vote To Condemn County CARES Act Plan

The City of Coral Gables Commission held a special sunshine meeting July 30th to discuss Miami-Dade County’s proposal to reduce the financial distribution to municipalities from a projected sum of $135 million to $30 million. The proposal, as laid out,…

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Leaders & Coffee: County Mayor Candidates

In an effort to help Coral Gables residents learn more about the Miami-Dade County Mayoral candidates, Gables Insider invited candidates over the last few months, to sit with host Ariel Fernandez on the set of Leaders & Coffee to speak…

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City To Defy County’s Request To Change Mask Order Regarding Wearing While Walking

UPDATE: City To Amend Mask Order In Light Of County’s Clarification COVID-19 has brought many changes to our daily lives. Some we have accepted with open arms and some we have not. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the cooperation…

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COVID-19 Test Site Reopening Date Still Unknown

After several weeks of growing COVID-19 numbers in Coral Gables, the City of Coral Gables Commission voted unanimously on July 14th, to reopen the city’s COVID-19 testing site for residents only. During the meeting, Coral Gables Fire Chief, Marcos de…

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Vote-By-Mail Ballots Mailed Out For August Primary Election

This week, the Miami-Dade County Elections Department mailed out the vote-by-mail ballots to County residents who are registered to vote by mail. On the ballot, voters will need to cast votes for Congressional primaries, State Attorney, political party executive committee…

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Mayor Gimenez Orders 10PM Curfew, Closure Of Entertainment Facilities & New Mask Regulations

On Thursday, July 2nd, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez issued a new emergency order amendment which will take effect on July 3rd until further notice. Under the amendment, Miami-Dade County’s curfew will be in effect from 10:00PM to 6:00AM; masks…

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County Mayor Expands Mask Order To Require Outdoor Use Or Face Penalties/Jail Time

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez has signed an Executive order amending his previous mask order, mandating the use of masks outdoors. The previous order only required the use of masks indoors where social distancing of 6 feet was not possible….

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Two-Year Investigation On Anonymous Letters Sends Waves Through City Hall

The City of Coral Gables’ independent investigator, former United States attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Roberto Martinez, concluded a two-year investigation to determine, if possible, who authored or sent the city a two-page anonymous letter along with a…

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