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Wednesday, October 28, 2020


Philadelphia's district attorney on Wednesday threatened President Donald Trump if he sent "uncertified" poll watchers to the city, telling him in a statement, "I've got something for you" if any attempts are made to interfere with Election Day activities. In a fiery statement posted on his website, District Attorney Larry Krasner likened Trump to a "lawless, power-hungry despot," and vowed that Philadelphians "will not be cowed."  

Krasner said that Trump's administration supposedly poses "the greatest danger to public health and safety in modern history." As proof, he pointed to the more than 227,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro said he would not let the president "interfere" with the "will of the people," while characterizing the president as a "bad actor."

"Whoever wins will be respected Trump or Biden" Shapiro said of the state's election results. "We need to drown out the president's rhetoric and ignore the doubt that he is trying to sow about this election and make a plan to vote TODAY, whether you choose to vote by mail, you choose to vote at an election satellite center early, or whether you choose to vote on Election Day."

In his statement, Krasner said that his office is continuing to work with its partners "in law enforcement and government to ensure every voter gets to vote and that every vote is counted," Krasner said "KEEP YOUR PROUD BOYS, goon squads, and uncertified 'poll watchers' out of our city, Mr. President. Break the law here, and I've got something for you."

Krasner alleged that Trump, rather than "working with cities and states to improve accountability and efficacy in policing," is seeking instead to "throw gasoline on a long-burning fire in order to provoke further unrest and violence ahead on an election he is terrified to lose."

Fox News- Brittany De Lea


Friday, September 25, 2020



By Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press (AP)

TALLAHASSEE, Fl.--Gov. Ron DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and other businesses in Florida on Friday in a move to reopen the state's economy despite the spread of the coronavirus.

"We're not closing anything going forward," DeSantis said, while insisting that the state is prepared with plans in place if infections increase again. 

The Republican governor's move is sure to stoke debate in a politically crucial state, where the pandemic has become intertwined with the upcoming presidential election. DeSantis is a major ally of President Donald Trump.

DeSantis took the action even as he acknowledged that the pandemic was far from over.

Florida has long been a COVID-19 hotspot, with nearly 700,000 people infected by the virus since the pandemic began in March. Nearly 14,000 Floridians have died.

The closures battered the economy, leaving hundreds of thousands of Floridians unemployed. DeSantis has slowly reopened the state for business since then, allowing restaurants and bars to reopen at half capacity, even as the pandemic continues to spread.    

Monday, August 31, 2020

US wildlife officials aim to remove wolf protections by the end of 2020


Traverse City, Mich. (AP)- The Trump Administration plans to lift endangered species protections for gray wolves across most of the nation by the end of the year, the director of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife said Monday.

Shot, trapped and poisoned to near extinction in the last century, wolves in recent decades rebounded in the western Great Lakes region and portions of the West, the total population exceeding 6,000 (not much). They have been removed from the endangered list in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and portions of Oregon, Utah and Washington state. Federal protection remain elsewhere.

The Humane Society of the United States and other wildlife protection groups contend wolves are still vulnerable. Dropping protection across the lower 48 would doom any chances of their spreading to other states where they thrive if humans allowed it.

There's a November ballot initiative that would restore wolves to Colorado. We definitely need a change and this coming November is the only opportunity we have to restore peace and security.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020


MIAMI- A new drive-thru COVID-19 testing center is opened in South Florida. Community Health of South Florida has begun testing patients today Wednesday at its Doris Ison Health Center, 10300 SW 216 St.

By the week of March 23rd, the organization expects to have another drive-thru testing site at its Marathon Health Center, 2805 Overseas Hwy, in the Florida Keys. Doris Ison is the nonprofit's largest health center serving South Florida for more than 45 years, including urgent care and primary care.

For those people presenting symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath you can use the services and get tested immediately, however for those presenting severe symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath will need to go to the Hospital ER instead. 

The testing sites are free to the general public, you can be tested Monday through Friday from 9 am to noon. The sooner you get tested the better the chances of early treatment and survival. The elderly population 70's and 80's should stay home as much as possible unless they are presenting symptoms, in such case they should go to an ER immediately, do not wait to have severe symptoms.

Those who meet the testing criteria are asked to call the nonprofit first at 305 252-4820 to schedule an appointment.


Monday, January 27, 2020


Actors' Playhouse is thrilled to announce the complete cast for its production of global smash-hit musical "Mamma Mia" playing January 22-February 23, 2020 at the Miracle Theatre.

A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers, told through the story telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs, propel this enchanting tale of love, romance and friendship into one of the most unforgettable musicals of all time.

Tickets now on sale by calling 305 444-9293, or visiting or at the Actors Playhouse Box Office 280 Miracle Mile Coral Gables Fl 33134. Please visit the Actors' Playhouse website for more information.

I recommend this highly energetic musical with a live orquestra and great talent, come and feel the songs that made history. An impressive and elegant stage design set.

Congratulations to the MAMMA MIA actors, singers, musicians, dancers and David Arisco Artistic Director.


Sunday, November 10, 2019

"RING OF FIRE" The Music of Johnny Cash

 By Gloria Alfonso/Miami Review News

Actors' Playhouse presents "Ring of Fire" The Music of Johnny Cash, From the iconic songs of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about his life and family dating back to the early 1940's and 1950's, his struggle with drugs, his faith in God and his success.

Five extremely talented performers actors, singers, musicians who play different instruments, some comedy mixed with drama and music. Featuring songs "I Walk The Line" which he wrote to his first wife Vivian, "A Boy Named Sue," "Ring of Fire" and much more of his early hits.

Katie Barton and Scott Moreau 
The portrait of Man in Black is a true crowd favorite, a show you don't want to miss, full of electrifying energy, lots of great music, excellent direction, a real life story of this unique musical legend. 

Directed by Ben Hope, great performance by Scott Moreau (Johnny Cash) has a distintive voice with deep, low, calm-bass unique baritone tone, Katie Barton (June Carter), Eric Scott Anthony, Marcy McGuigan and Spiff Wiegand.  The creative team includes Set Design by Jodi Dellaventura, Lightning Design by Eric Nelson, Sound by Shaun Mitchell and Costume Design by Katie Barton and Debbie Barton. 
Gloria Alfonso/ MRN Publisher

Tickets can be purchased by calling 305 444-9293 or visiting  Actors' Playhouse is located at 280 Miracle Mile Coral Gables Fl 33134. Final performance will take place on December 8th 2019. Evening performances will be held Wednesday through Saturday at 8 pm, and Sunday at 3 pm. 

Gloria Alfonso and Mary Fernandez

Mary Fernandez
Actors' Playhouse is celebrating 32 years of great cultural offerings a a Florida Presenting Cultural Organization.

Friday, July 12, 2019


It is illegal to dump dogs like trash in the Redland area in South Florida Homestead. If you see someone dumping, abusing, need to call 311 immediately. If you see something say something! Local authorities have a civic duty and responsibility for the welfare of the communities and an important function for the control and protection of the Animals as well as Environmental, it is imperative to revisit, change and enforce Animal Cruelty Law already in place in Miami Dade County. Make laws stricter and stronger, increase penalties and fines instead of slap on the wrist.

This is a serious crime and it needs to stop, our animals deserve more protection from irresponsible  people. Our community is requiring protection and accountability.

Constituents voted 65% approving the Pet Trust and Mayor Gimenez along with kill shelter Alex Munoz did nothing about these animals allowing them to die painful deaths in the streets, the Redlands, The Everglades, Naranja rather than overwhelm the shelter and tank their lie of 93%. Alex Munoz needs to send not only their MDAS employees as far south as Homestead but he also needs to go himself, he lies and claims he does, all fake news. Getting salaries and benefits without doing their jobs, not helping the community and not delivering the promised vote from all of us constituents who put Gimenez in office over 5 years ago.

Shame on Gimenez for his incompetence. A new humane management be instilled not with a governmental hack like Munoz but an experienced and responsible Shelter Director.

Enough is Enough! Get your butt moving and fund the Pet Fund Trust not colluding with Munoz to unfund it.