Entries by Laura Dominguez

Coronavirus Florida: Beaches in South Beach in Miami closed, spring break declared ‘over’

… Miami Beach Commissioner Mark Samuelian said battling coronavirus is hard enough. But when you add large, energetic crowds and alcohol — not the disinfecting kind — into the mix, strong measures are needed to protect public safety, he said. “It is certainly unprecedented,” he said. “We’re trying to keep people as healthy as possible, […]

Making the Venetian Causeway safer for bicyclists

At this week’s City Commission meeting, Miami Beach Commissioners will vote on a resolution signaling their support for a multi-jurisdictional effort to implement protection measures for the bike lanes. Commissioner Mark Samuelian is leading the effort here while Commissioner Ken Russell has taken up the charge for the City of Miami. At the February meeting […]

Speed Chess Changed My Brain

Mastering the three-minute game saw improved skills in unexpected places, from poker to planking. The poker table was down to three players. I had a queen and a 10. It wasn’t the strongest hand, but I’d been analyzing my opponents’ playing patterns and knew I needed to send an aggressive signal. As soon as I […]

City of Miami Beach Officially Recognizes the Armenian Genocide

The resolution was introduced by Miami Beach City Commissioner Mark Samuelian and passed unanimously. “I am extremely proud of my Armenian heritage, and happy to have visited Armenia this summer and seen the wonderful countryside and its people. I commend the U.S. House of Representatives for condemning and recognizing the Armenian Genocide and proud of […]

City of Miami Beach Officially Recognizes the Armenian Genocide

On Wednesday, December 11, 2019, the City of Miami Beach, Florida passed a resolution officially recognizing the Armenian Genocide, reported FLArmenians.com. The resolution was introduced by Miami Beach City Commissioner Mark Samuelian and passed unanimously. “I am extremely proud of my Armenian heritage, and happy to have visited Armenia this summer and seen the wonderful countryside and […]

City of Miami Beach Officially Recognizes the Armenian Genocide

On Wednesday, December 11, 2019, the City of Miami Beach, Florida passed a resolution officially recognizing the Armenian Genocide, reported FLArmenians.com. The resolution was introduced by Miami Beach City Commissioner Mark Samuelian and passed unanimously. “I am extremely proud of my Armenian heritage, and happy to have visited Armenia this summer and seen the wonderful countryside and its people. I commend […]

Improving our Approach to Flooding in 2020!

Season’s greetings! A lot has happened in our little slice of paradise over the last year. First, I want to congratulate my Commission colleague, Ricky Arriola, for his reelection and Steven Meiner and David Richardson for their electoral victories. I look forward to working with them and the rest of my fellow Commissioners as we […]