Stories written by Maurice R. Hernandez

Commissioner Lynda Bell earns honors from two organizations

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As part of National Women’s History Month, Miami-Dade Commissioner Lynda Bell was honored in two back-to-back award ceremonies recognizing a number of outstanding local women who have made significant and lasting contributions to South Florida. The Miami-Dade County Commission for Women, the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, in conjunction with the Parks […]

Commissioner Bell spends day as county trash truck trainee

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As part of her highly successful monthly program, designed to obtain a “hands-on” appreciation of the everyday pressures and challenges that local private and public sector institutions face on a daily basis, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Lynda Bell on Jan. 18 became a member of the county’s Public Works and Solid Waste Department as a trash […]

Over 1,000 residents participate in commissioner’s food giveaway

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By Maurice R. Hernandez…. Miami-Dade Commissioner Lynda Bell hosted her first annual Thanksgiving Food Giveaway at South Dade Park on Saturday, Nov. 12, to a steady stream of eager families from South Dade, totaling over 1,000 residents in just three hours. Residents received one large frozen turkey or chicken, along with traditional holiday staples appropriate […]

Segment of Miami-Dade Busway designated ‘Roger J. Barreto Way’

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By Maurice R. Hernandez…. Miami-Dade County Commissioner Lynda Bell took part in the codesignation of a section of the Miami-Dade Busway from SW 120th Street to 136th Street as “Roger J. Barreto Way” on Oct. 24 in honor of the renowned patriarch of the Barreto family. Surrounded by many members of his family including five […]

3-1-1 Service Center opens in Government Center Complex

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By Maurice R. Hernandez…. Miami-Dade Commissioner Lynda Bell officially opened the new 3-1-1 Service Center located within the South Miami-Dade Government Center complex, 10710 SW 211 St., Suite 204, in Cutler Bay, on Monday, Oct. 3. The 3-1-1 Service Center is one of three similar facilities located throughout the county that are designed to provide […]

Bell spends monthly ‘Work Day’at Rockdale Pineland Preserve

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By Maurice R. Hernandez…. Miami-Dade Commissioner Lynda Bell teamed up with the volunteer members of TreeMendous Miami and the Department of Environmental Resources Management (DERM) to help restore the pristine quality of the Rockdale Pineland Preserve along S. Dixie Highway just south of The Falls. They planted young trees on the endangered sanctuary during the […]

Street co-designation honors memory of slain businessman

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By Maurice R. Hernandez…. Miami-Dade County Commissioner Lynda Bell has spearheaded the co-designation of a section of SW 102nd Avenue at 120th Street as “Paul S. Barrow Avenue” in honor of slain businessman and resident Paul S. Barrow who was killed at his place of work, Devonaire Service & Tire, in the early morning hours […]

Bell spends ‘Work Day’ at 3-1-1 Answer Center

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By Maurice R. Hernandez…. Miami-Dade County Commissioner Lynda Bell joined the staff of the County Government Information Center’s 3-1-1 Answer Center as a Call Specialist during her monthly “Work Day” program on Tuesday, May 31. As part of her monthly program designed to obtain a “hands-on” appreciation of the everyday pressures and challenges that local […]

Commissioner Bell joins team at Patches for 2nd ‘Work Day’

Miami-Dade Commissioner Lynda Bell spends a day with the pediatric nursing staff at Patches PPEC in Florida City.

By Maurice R. Hernandez…. Miami-Dade County Commissioner Lynda Bell joined the caring pediatric nursing team at Patches PPEC for her second monthly “Work Day” on Tuesday, Apr. 26. As part of her monthly program designed to obtain a “hands-on” appreciation of the everyday pressures and challenges that local private sector institutions face on a daily […]

Commissioner Bell launches first of monthly ‘work days’

Miami-Dade Commissioner Lynda Bell serves her constituents during the first of her monthly “work days” at Lots of Lox Deli in Palmetto Bay.

By Maurice R. Hernandez…. Miami-Dade County Commissioner Lynda Bell “rolled-up” her sleeves on Mar. 31 during her first monthly “Work Day” at the Original Lots of Lox Deli in Palmetto Bay. Surrounded by plenty of hungry patrons, Commissioner Bell spent the day as a server at the popular delicatessen where she was able to obtain […]

Commissioner Bell named to chair Internal Management Committee

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By Maurice R. Hernandez…. Miami-Dade County District 8 Commissioner Lynda Bell has been appointed to chair the Internal Management and Fiscal Responsibility Committee by commission chair Joe A. Martinez. “I thank chairman Martinez for entrusting me with the task of serving as chair of the Internal Management and Fiscal Responsibility Committee,” Commissioner Bell said. “As […]