๐ŸŒฑ Miami Diaper Bank Shortage Concerns + Coconut Grove Playhouse Plans

๐ŸŒฑ Miami Diaper Bank Shortage Concerns + Coconut Grove Playhouse Plans

Hey, everybody! It’s me, Carlos Hernandez, your host of the Miami Daily. Here’s all the community news you need to know right now. In today’s issue, you’ll find these stories and more…

  • ๐Ÿ—๏ธ Miami-Dade County continues to work on rebuilding the Coconut Grove Playhouse.
  • ๐Ÿšผ The Miami Diaper Bank is concerned about a potential shortage due to supply chain problems from Hurricane Ian.
  • โš–๏ธ A felony battery charge has been dismissed by a judge against a Homestead corrections officer who pushed a handcuffed man into a wall.

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But first, today’s weather:

Humid with a thunderstorm. High: 85 Low: 78.

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Here are the top stories today in Miami:

1. Derek Kaplan, also known as Fireman Derek, is the man behind the Wynwood dessert staple. Kaplan started off by selling pies as a side gig, making about 25 to 30 pies a week when he was not busy saving lives. He then retired to go full-time and is now on the brink of opening his third bake shop in South Florida. (NBC Miami)

2. The Miami Diaper Bank is suffering from a shortage due to Hurricane Ian supply chain problems. The nonprofit is seeking donations and volunteers to help the situation. Chief Executive Director Gabriela Rojas worries that diapers could become a scarce item as the supply chain struggles to recover. (CBS Miami)

3. A judge has dismissed a felony battery charge against a Homestead corrections officer for pushing a handcuffed man headfirst into a wall. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Cristina Miranda cited Florida’s “stand your ground” law as valid for the officer’s actions, which were captured on surveillance footage. (WSVN)

4. A Fort Myers man, arrested weeks before Hurricane Ian hit for allegedly pointing a gun at police during a chase, unsuccessfully asked a Broward County judge to let him go home and survey the damage to his home. The man claims to have been under the influence of drugs when the incident occurred. He remains in prison. (NBC Miami)

5. Miami-Dade County has filed an application to obtain permits and begin reconstruction of the Coconut Grove Playhouse, according to a report by Miami Today. Over $20 million has been allocated to the project so far. The Coconut Grove Playhouse permanently closed its doors 16 years ago. (Miami Today)

Today in Miami:

  • Yoga By The Bay at Village of Palmetto Bay Village. (9:30 a.m.)
  • Historic Miami City Cemetery Bike Tour at Dade Heritage Trust. (10 a.m.)
  • Vizcaya Village Guided Tour at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. (11 a.m.)
  • Frost Concert Jazz Band at Pinecrest Gardens. (4 p.m.)
  • Spanish Extravaganza at Florida Chamber Orchestra. (5 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Developer The Related Group has proposed three affordable housing projects in South Florida amid soaring rent prices. The developments would be named the Gallery at Marti Park, the Jose Marti Villas, and the Falk Turnkey apartments. (Subscription: South Florida Business Journal)
  • Miami-Dade Public Library System shared: “MDPLS has gone pink for #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth! Show your support and help raise awareness for the fight against breast cancer with our pink library card! As part of #OurCountyโ€™s overall initiative, the Library is also accepting donations to benefit the American Cancer Society: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign at all our locations and online.” (Miami-Dade Public Library System via Facebook)
  • Miami Police Department shared: OPEN RECRUITMENT: We will begin accepting applications for Crime Analyst II on Monday, October 10- Friday, October 21 at 5:00 p.m.” (Miami Police Department via Facebook)

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That’s it for today! See you all tomorrow morning for another update.

โ€” 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.

Have a news tip or suggestion for an upcoming Miami Daily? Contact me at carlosreportsnews@gmail.com

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