🌱 Southern Baptist Pastors Release Sexual Abuse List + Culmer Village
Hey, friends. It’s Sunday in Miami and I’m back in your inbox to get you caught up on the most important things happening in the community today.
First, today’s weather:
A shower and thunderstorm. High: 87 Low: 78.
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Here are the top stories in Miami today:
1. Southern Baptist pastors in Florida, including those in South Florida, are among about 700 of the denomination’s clergy who have been “credibly accused” of sexual abuse, the church’s governing body said with the release of a previously secretly list late Thursday. “This list is being made public for the first time as an initial, but important, step towards addressing the scourge of sexual abuse and implementing reform in the Convention,” the SBC Executive Committee said in a statement on its website. (Miami Patch)
2. Fort Lauderdale police have made an arrest after three people were stabbed on Friday morning at approximately 6:19 a.m. The three victims are expected to survive the incident. An investigation is now underway. (WPLG local 10)
3. A large affordable housing development called Culmer Village is planned for Overtown in the City of Miami. The development will include 612 residences, 9,460 square feet of commercial-retail uses, and parking for 376 vehicles. 40% of the residential units are to be affordable housing at minimum. (Miami Today)
4. Cano Health recently broke ground on a highly-anticipated medical complex in the City of Hialeah at 4300 West 12th Avenue. The complex is scheduled to be completed in 2023. Services will include primary care, a cardiovascular program, diabetes management, arthritis and pain management, a wellness center, and more. (Miami’s Community News)
5. Miami-Dade police are investigating the fatal drowning of a toddler in a body of water behind his family home in Homestead on Friday. The incident occurred in the 2100 block of NE 6th Street. Police confirmed to NBC that the boy had autism and was non-verbal. (NBC Miami)
Today in Miami:
- Vizcaya Village Farmers Market at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. (9:00 AM)
- Bitcoin Brunch Miami at Naomi’s Garden Restaurant & Lounge. (10:00 a.m.)
- Wharf Around The World at The Wharf Miami. (12:00 p.m.)
- Best Of The Best Music Fest at Bayfront Park. (2:00 PM)
- Eastern Conference Finals: Boston Vs. Miami Heat Rd 3 Home Game 4 at FTX Arena. (8:30 p.m.)
From my notebook:
- The man recently shot and killed at a Hialeah music studio has been identified as 51-year-old Louis Calvin Howard, III. (WPLG Local 10)
- A judge on Saturday gave initial approval to a settlement of more than $1 billion to families who lost loved ones in the Surfside condo collapse last year in which 98 people died. (CBS Miami)
- The Miami Heat and Boston Celtics are set to finally decide the East Conference champions tonight at 8:30 p.m. The winner will play the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. (WSVN)
- Former Sweetwater Commissioner Sophia Lacayo raised nearly $117,000 in April for her move to take District 12 seat on the Miami-Dade County Commission this year. Lacayo could soon face litigation from city of Sweetwater, which could complicate things going forward for the hopeful candidate. (Florida Politics)
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Now you’re in the loop and ready to head out the door on this Sunday. I’ll see you back in your inbox tomorrow with another update!
— Carlos Hernandez
About me: Hello my name is Carlos Hernandez and I am a food writer with over 10 years of experience in the industry. I write the food blog Carlos Eats (http://www.carloseats.com) and also contribute to several newspapers and magazines with food-related blogs and articles.