Stories written by Christina Gordon

Mayor Myra Taylor Held a Press Conference Opa-locka Supporting Family of Trayvon Martin

Mayor Myra L. Taylor held a press conference to announce that the City of Opa-locka would support the family of Trayvon Martin.

“I AM TRAYVON,” echoed voices across the country and in the City of Opalocka on the one month anniversary of the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was shot to death by volunteer neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman, as Martin walked in the rain with a bag of Skittles, a can of Arizona brand iced […]

Commissioner Tydus Presents the ‘IBIO’ Award

Members of the Community Relations Recreation & Activities Advisory Board stand with Mrs. Angela Dixon and her Family on her beautiful green Lawn. (L to R) City of Opa-locka Finance Director Dr. Ezekiel Orji, Ms. Jacqueline Fogarty, Mr. Jannie Russell, Commissioner Rose Tydus, Winner -Mrs. Angela Dixon and her Son - Edward Brice, Deacon Eugene Stanley, Ms. Linda Parker, City Manager Bryan Finnie, Ashley Rivera, along with young Destiny, C.J., and the grandchildren of Mr. & Mrs. Dixon

“I Believe In Opa-locka (IBIO), because I believe in you,” Commissioner Rose Tydus sang an original song while riding through the City of Opa-locka on the IBIO Prize Mobile, viewing the property of nominees before meeting members of the Community Relations Recreation & Activities Advisory Board, Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Sherbondy Park, 390 Bahman […]

Joining ‘Links’ to Fight Childhood Obesity Healthy Choices at NBY Youth Summit


“I was so surprised today, to see a little girl look at her friend and say, ‘I never tasted Spinach before,’” commented Dr. Barbara Edwards, an Associated Professor at Florida Memorial University and President of the Dade County Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, during the Childhood Obesity Prevention Initiative promoting HEALTHY CHOICES Youth Summit on […]

U.S. Army demolished Opa-locka structures


As scheduled, on Friday and Saturday, March 2-3, 2012, the structures located at 2057 Washington Avenue and 1700 Service Road were successfully demolished through a project conducted by the City of Opa-locka and the 766th Engineer Company of the United States Army, whose higher headquarters is the 841st Engineer Battalion in Miami, Florida. While consistently […]

UniverSoul Circus Opa-locka Night Mayor Myra L. Taylor – Ringmaster

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“Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages… WELCOME to the UniverSoul Circus,” followed by the roar of the crowd, leading to the City of Opalocka Mayor Myra L. Taylor standing in the center of the ring, under the big tent, as guest ringmaster for the opening of the show, at Opa-locka Night, […]

Lunch & Learn: Cinema Saturdays

Commissioner Rose Tydus posses with the talented members of the rap group N.O.G. (Nothing Over God) Movement, at the Special Black History Month Edition of “Lunch & Learn: Cinema Saturda y s ” in the Opa-locka Municipal Complex,.

On Saturday, February 25, 2012, The City of Opa-locka Commissioner Rose Tydus hosted A Special Black History Month Edition of “Lunch & Learn: Cinema Saturdays” at the Opa-locka Municipal Complex, 780 Fisherman St., 2nd Floor, from 10:00 AM– 2:00 PM, where the theme, “Living the American Dream… A Reality or an ‘Inside Job,’” was addressed […]


Mayor Myra Taylor, Commissioner Timothy Holmes, Vice Mayor Dorothy “Dottie” Johnson, Commissioner Rose Tydus, Commissioner Gail Miller, School board member Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall lead the guests down the red carpet, after the Mayor’s “State of the City” Address.

“Buenas Noches, Bon Swa, Ahsalamelekim, Shalom, and to my seniors, Hey ‘Yall,” saluted City of Opa-locka Honorable Mayor “Lady” Myra L. Taylor, to approximately 500 guests which included residents, business owners, elected officials and other dignitaries, under a 40 x 80 tent in front of Historic City Hall, during her “all-inclusive” second annual “State of […]

‘Holiday in the Park’ hosted by Vice Mayor Johnson: ‘Winter Wonderland’ at Opa-Locka Historic City Hall


Bicycles, dolls and games were only a few of the surprises in store for the City of Opa-locka children, ages 3-13, on the grounds of Historic City Hall, 777 Sharazad Boulevard, Opa-locka, Florida 33054, Saturday, December 17, 2011 from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m., at the 10th Annual “Holiday in the Park” Toy Give-Away hosted by […]

City of Opa-locka’s Commissioner Rose Tydus Host ‘Wonderful’ Gospel Explosion with Beau Williams


“WONDERFUUUL,” resonated the heavenly voice of recording artist Beau Williams while belting-out the first word of the lyrics in his signature tune, as he appeared through the theatrical effects of the fog, during the First Annual GOSPEL EXPLOSION, hosted by Commissioner Rose Tydus, sponsored by the City of Opa-locka Mayor and Commission, in partnership with […]

“BLESSING IN A BACK-PACK” Annual Back-to-School Book Bag Give-Away


“Say Thank You,” exclaimed Earl McKnight as he sternly addressed his three grandchildren, who in the core of their excitement, forgot to express appreciation after receiving what McKnight considered a true “Blessing in a Back-Pack,” which was the theme of this year’s City of Opa-locka’s 13th Annual Back-to-School Celebration and Health Fair, hosted by Vice […]

OLCDC Helps Historic Neighborhood Recapture its Glory


“This is not about the rehabilitation of an apartment complex, this is about the redevelopment of a neighborhood and the building of a community,” avowed Willie Logan, Founder and President of the Opa-locka Community Development Corporation (OLCDC), on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., during a historic groundbreaking ceremony at 15050 Duval Street, Opa-locka, […]

The Mayor, The Commission and The Community City of Opa-locka Has An International Appeal


While The City of Opa-locka may only be comprised of 4.2 miles, it has an International appeal and outreach, which is accompanied by a reputation for having some of the most beautiful Moorish Revival Architecture in the Western Hemisphere, as well as one of the best locations for businesses to take advantage of tax incentive […]

Commissioner Timothy Holmes Has Bumper Stickers Limited Supply for Opa-locka Drivers and Businesses Owner


By Christina Gordon…. Commissioner Timothy Holmes is encouraging City of Opa-locka residents who own a car, motorcycle or other means of registered transportation to stop-by his office to pick-up a FREE “NO Ifs, Ands or Butts” Bumper Sticker, while supplies last. In an effort to promote, support and uphold the Ordinance which was signed into […]

Mayor Myra Taylor Celebrates Mother’s Day with Seniors

Mayor “Lady” Myra Taylor wishes “Golden Mothers” Jessie Owens and Lollie McCollough.  a HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

By Christina Gordon…. Although the City had previously scheduled an Employee Appreciation Picnic for Friday, May 6, 2011, the same day that Mayor “Lady” Myra Taylor planned a luncheon to honor the “Golden Mothers” of Opa-locka, Taylor said her tribute to the seniors would continue, because she believes that the Mothers of Opa-locka deserved to […]

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