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Miamian is new Ailey director PDF Print E-mail
Written by KIMBERLY GRANT   
Friday, 07 May 2010
robert-battle_web.jpgWhen Judith Jamison announced to the dance world that she would be retiring in June 2011 as artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the question on everyone’s mind was who would take her place.  Since Ailey’s passing in 1989, Jamison has helped guide Ailey’s dance companies into a well-respected global theater enterprise.

According to Dan Lewis, dean at New World School of the Arts in Miami, there was a major search for the individual who would take over the artistic directorship of the Ailey Company. On Wednesday, April 28, Jamison finally named her successor: Robert Battle.
 
Transit Village plans worry business owners PDF Print E-mail
Written by RYAN MOREJON   
Friday, 07 May 2010
Florida International University

A Miami-Dade county transit village has been the topic of conversation for most of the business owners on the southeast block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Seventh Ave. in Liberty City

The NW 7th Ave Transit Village project, a transit hub comprising housing, retail, parking and bus stops, plans to relocate the current store owners who occupy space on the block.  The project experienced its share of setbacks with the county-based Empowerment Trust, a Miami-Dade program that grants tax money to businesses in designated empowerment zones.
 
Shoe-repair shop threatened by transit plans PDF Print E-mail
Written by ESTRELLA MOREJON   
Friday, 07 May 2010
Florida International University

For nearly half a century, Tyrone and Paulette Greene have repaired shoes and sold T-shirts out of their Liberty City store, Greene Dreams Shoe Repair. But the neighborhood institution may disappear if plans for a transit hub and shopping center at Northwest Seventh Avenue and Northwest 62nd Street (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) move forward.
 
FIU students blog about Liberty City PDF Print E-mail
Written by NEIL REISNER   
Friday, 07 May 2010
What started as an experiment has become a passion.

For the last 10 weeks, 17 journalism students at Florida International University have spent hours each week covering Liberty City for the South Florida Times.
 
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