NORTH MIAMI BEACH
Crestview Towers violated 39 safety codes, city says. It will remain closed to residents.
Crestview Towers, the condominium tower that the city of North Miami Beach shut down and evacuated due to structural concerns about the building’s safety, has amassed 39 code violations, including failing to have a working fire alarm system.news.yahoo.com
Residents evacuated from condo can retrieve essential items
The audit was ordered in response to the collapse of the nearby Champlain Towers South condo complex in Surfside, which killed at least 64 and left 76 people missing in the rubble. Crestview Towers residents will be escorted by a police officer and will have 15 minutes to pick up necessary items, city officials said. On Thursday, city officials reaffirmed the decision to evacuate the building, saying it still hasn't been deemed safe for occupation.news.yahoo.com
City: Evacuated Miami area condo still unsafe for occupancy
On Monday, the condo association submitted surveys by an engineering firm and an electrical engineer that concluded the building's integrity has not been compromised by structural deficiencies outlined in the certification report the association filed in January, according to documents provided by the city. The city said it rejected the two new surveys provided by the condo association because “the documents did not comply with the 40-year certification process, nor did they address the problems raised in the January 11, 2021 recertification report."news.yahoo.com
What next for residents of unsafe NMB high-rise? City: Repairs up to condo association
The homeowners association for Crestview Towers Condominium has not applied for a permit to perform necessary structural and electrical repairs to the nearly 50-year-old building, North Miami Beach city officials said Saturday at an emergency meeting to discuss next steps after residents were forced to evacuate late Friday.news.yahoo.com
Florida condo building deemed unsafe, evacuation ordered
An audit prompted by the collapse of Champlain Towers South in nearby Surfside found that the 156-unit Crestview Towers had been deemed structurally and electrically unsafe in January, the city said in a news release. Officials did not immediately release details about the structural problems that prompted the evacuation, but the building had reported millions of dollars in damage from 2017's Hurricane Irma.news.yahoo.com
Florida jobless claims at pandemic low
The U.S. Department of Labor’s estimate for Florida for the week ending March 27 was down from a revised count of 17,349 for the week ending March 20. Last week marked the lowest total for the state since 74,313 claims were filed during the week ending March 21, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic crashed into the state. Florida had 6,463 claims during the week ending March 14, 2020. The January numbers peaked at 69,140 new claims during the week ending Jan. 30. Florida’s jobless rate went from 4.8% in January to 4.7% in February, according to numbers released Friday by the state Department of Economic Opportunity.
Florida unemployment claims down last week
FILE - In this, Wednesday, May 6, 2020 photo, a now hiring sign is displayed on a street corner in North Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – First-time unemployment claims fell in Florida last week, while the U.S. Department of Labor also vastly reduced its estimate of claims for the prior week. The department reported Thursday an estimated 26,559 new unemployment claims were filed in Florida during the week that ended Jan. 16. But with the numbers released Thursday, the department revised its Florida figures for the week ending Jan. 9 to 30,583 claims. It projected 900,000 new claims nationally during the week that ended Jan. 16. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity will issue a December unemployment report on Friday.
South Florida Resident Arrested for Soliciting Another to Commit a Violent Crime Against College Deans
Salman Rashid, 23, of North Miami Beach, Florida, was arrested in South Florida based on a criminal complaint charging him with soliciting another person to commit a crime of violence. Throughout the summer and fall of 2019, Rashid continued to instruct the confidential source regarding Rashids requested attack, indicating an attack on a religious building or nightclub would be suitable. Rashid provided information about the locations to place the devices and his assessment of security that might be present at the colleges. Rashids pretrial detention hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 at 10 a.m. and his arraignment is scheduled for Dec. 9, 2019. Assistant Attorney General Demers and U.S. Attorney Fajardo Orshan commended the investigative efforts of the FBI in this matter.justice.gov