Miami/ Community & Society
Published on June 29, 2020
Top Miami news: Cyclist dies after collision with police car; all beaches to close over July 4thPhoto: Daniel Chodusov/Flickr

Here's what you need to know about what's happening in Miami.

Miami-Dade County to close all beaches for July 4th weekend

Miami-Dade County will close all of its beaches from July 3 through July 7 amid an outbreak of COVID-19 in the Sunshine State, Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez announced on Friday.

Read the full story on 10News – ABC San Diego KGTV.

Reports: Miami protest ends in tear gas from police

A Miami police spokesperson told news outlets that officers were handling a "civil disturbance" with a group of protesters, but did not specify whether tear gas was used.

Read the full story on WTSP.

Miami’s Black officers conflicted about protests, loyalties

During the first demonstrations in downtown Miami against police brutality toward Blacks, hundreds of protesters marched through the streets as squads of officers ringed police headquarters to protect the building. Though he stood with fellow officers that night, the message of the march resonated with one Black officer. "I remember thinking, 'You've got some good valid points. I hear ya.'" But the peace soon shattered. 

Read the full story on MySanAntonio.

Cyclist dies after collision with Miami-Dade police vehicle

A cyclist has died and another was injured after they were involved in a crash with a Miami-Dade Police Department marked vehicle. The crash happened at 7:17 a.m. Sunday on Arthur Lamb Jr. Road near Virginia Key Beach.

Read the full story on Graham Media: WPLG Local 10.

Johnson & Wales University to close North Miami campus after 28 years in South Florida

On its website, JWU’s chancellor said the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing the move, which also includes the closing of its Denver campus.

Read the full story on CBS4 Miami.

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