Aging is inevitable, and for many, it signals the beginning of a new chapter - one where you cross off bucket list items and live life to the fullest, on your own terms. However, for some men, aging is a horrible prospect, filled with chronic fatigue, irritability, and inability to perform in the bedroom. If you're concerned about life in middle age and beyond, we've got great news: there are easy, proven steps that you can take to help stop the negative effect of aging.
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For men, getting older comes with its perks, like living life on their own terms and not having to "sweat the small stuff" day in and day out. At the same time, there are aspects of aging that men dread, like hormonal changes. Yes, you read that right â men, not just women, go through hormonal changes as they age. For men, the biggest change involves a drop in testosterone.
Lower levels of testosterone can wreak havoc on a male's mind and body and when left untreated, can result in symptoms like:
Those symptoms are concerning, but with testosterone replacement therapy and anti-aging medicine, many males improve their quality of life with age. The good news is that TRT and anti-aging meds aren't only reserved for "old guys." In fact, there's no magic age at which men should start thinking about hormone replacement therapy. Everyone's body is different, so if you're experiencing the above conditions in your mid-30s, TRT could be a viable solution when you consult with a doctor.
Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
Are you used to blasting through a productive day and accomplishing all your daily goals? Do you find yourself losing muscle mass and the craving to be intimate with your partner? Does your partner complain about how irritable you have become? If you're not usually a curmudgeon, your body could be giving you a sign. It could be time to speak with a doctor about TRT and anti-aging medicine for men in South Miami, FL.
If you're experiencing any of the following symptoms, you might be battling against low testosterone:
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT South Miami, FL, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in South Miami, FL, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
The benefits of hormone replacement therapy for men are numerous. TRT not only grants relief from low-T symptoms but can help give protection against age-related diseases. Additionally, doctors now recognize male testosterone as an important role in alleviating depression.
Some of the most exciting benefits of TRT can include:
Because men do not go through a specific period of hormonal changes like women do (called menopause), many doctors refer to "male menopause" as androgen decline. This is just another term for low testosterone, but like female menopause, the symptoms can be serious and affect your quality of life.
The best way to fight back against male menopause is with male HRT treatment from Global Life Rejuvenation. We provide the following HRT treatments for men:
Our treatment options are personalized for your body and are available as creams, gels, injectables, and implantable pellets. To find out if testosterone replacement therapy is safe for you, contact Global Life Rejuvenation today to schedule your comprehensive testing and anti-aging treatment consultation.
Growth hormone peptides are an innovative therapy that boosts the natural human growth hormone production in a person's body. These exciting treatment options help slow down the aging process and give you a chance at restoring your youth.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
Our friendly, knowledgeable TRT and HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!973-587-8638
Welcome to a Very Special Sick and Shut Down List.It’s come to our attention that the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation inspectors visiting Miami-Dade restaurants might be a tad laissez-faire compared to their counterparts in Broward and Palm Beach. Inspections that result in shut-down failures in South Florida’s northern counties seem to get warnings or “Administrative complaint recommended” in Miami-Dade.We shan’t hypothesize on why this is the case. But in a nod to fairn...
Welcome to a Very Special Sick and Shut Down List.
It’s come to our attention that the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation inspectors visiting Miami-Dade restaurants might be a tad laissez-faire compared to their counterparts in Broward and Palm Beach. Inspections that result in shut-down failures in South Florida’s northern counties seem to get warnings or “Administrative complaint recommended” in Miami-Dade.
We shan’t hypothesize on why this is the case. But in a nod to fairness upon seeing another week of no Miami-Dade restaurants failing inspection and a desire by Miami Herald readers to see more Miami-Dade restaurants, this week’s roll call of restaurants is a Miami-Dade-only Sick and Not Shut Down List.
Restaurants made this list with any of the following: 10 or more total violations; living violations; Stop Sales; handwashing issues; or a final inspection rank of administrative complaint (usually means you’ve got an expired license).
As always, what follows comes from Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation restaurant inspections. We don’t do the inspecting. We don’t control who gets inspected. We don’t control how strictly the inspector inspects. This list is entirely reactive. If you see a problem and want a place inspected, contact the DBPR. Do not email us with “you should check out...”
We don’t include all violations. Some violations get corrected immediately after the inspector points them out. But in those situations, ask yourself, why did the violations exist in the first place? And, how long would they have remained if not for the inspection?
In alphabetical order...
Brickell City Pizza, 75 SE Sixth St., Miami: 12 total violations, one High Priority violation.
Every time a pizza place comes up short, a part of every good person dies a little.
The can opener was a “food-contact surface soiled with food debris, mold-like substance or slime.”
The cutting board “has cut marks and is no longer cleanable.” You’ll see this often in the coming inspections.
“Wet wiping cloth not stored in sanitizing solution between uses.” Bet you didn’t know that was required.
“Drain cover(s) missing. Under the three-compartment sink.” This is Florida — you know what kind of beasts can come up out of those drains?
Cafe Ruyi, 5300 NW Seventh Ave., Miami: Administrative complaint recommended, nine total violations, two High Priority violations.
Ah, our bete noire, “In-use knife/knives stored in cracks between pieces of equipment,” this one being a knife stored between prep tables.
A cutting board wasn’t cleanable (told you).
And, they were thawing shrimp in standing water under the prep table. Though the refrigerator/cooler is best for thawing shrimp, strong-running cold water on them continuously gets the job done quickly and with reasonable safety.
Cerro Negro, 9613 W. Flagler St., West Miami-Dade: 20 total violations, three High Priority violations.
The dishmachine’s sanitizer wasn’t strong enough. “Accumulation of debris inside the warewashing machine.”
The front counter hot holding unit wasn’t working.
Neither the chicken-portioned soup in the walk-in cooler nor the beef soup in the walk-in freezer were covered. Somebody needs to hold a big Tupperware party for South Florida restaurants.
They thawed fish by putting it in water on the prep table and raw, frozen chicken just sitting it on the prep table. Get your barf bag ready.
Corner Club Alma Rosa, 1250 S. Miami Ave., Miami: 20 total violations, one High Priority violation.
The bar dishwasher’s chlorine sanitizer measured 0.0 parts per million.
They moved a handwashing sink from the food prep and dishwashing areas and had no soap at another handwashing sink.
“No container installed for catching grease from hood drip tray.”
Danny’s Sub & Pizza, 20505 S. Dixie Hwy., Cutler Bay: Stop Sale’s came down on beef and cheese sandwiches that were in the reach-in cooler but still too warm after more than four hours.
The “hot” water at the three-compartment sink and handwashing sink reached only 72 and 73 degrees.
“Nonfood-grade basting brush used in food.”
Deco Sandwiches and Burger, 1361 Washington Ave., Miami Beach: 15 total violations, two High Priority violations.
The restroom didn’t have any way to dry your hands after you and employees (hopefully) washed them. Then again, the handwashing sink next to the three-compartment sink didn’t have soap.
Dr. Smood Brickell, 701 S. Miami Ave., Miami: Administrative complaint recommended, six total violations, one High Priority violation.
This healthy food joint had a license that expired in October and a wet wiping cloth not put in a sanitizing solution between uses.
Drinks on Me, 6118 NW Seventh Ave., Miami: Administrative complaint recommended, three total violations, one High Priority violation.
No way to dry hands in this food truck that had an expired license.
502 El Canche, 13766 SW 84th St., Kendall: This food truck had a cutting board that wasn’t just dirty, but “soiled with a black substance” and an “uncleanable knife block in use to store knives.”
Also, no way to dry your hands at the handwashing sink.
Fresh and Nice Jamaican Cuisine, 817 NW 54th St., Miami: 12 total violations, five High Priority violations.
Fresh and Nice has been working without a license since December.
Stop Sales ended the day for the oxtail (109 degrees) and chicken (89 degrees). Both had been in the steamer since around 10 a.m., but they remained in the food safety Mad Max land —not below 41 degrees and not above 135 degrees.
Handwashing sinks needed methods to try hands.
One live roach moseyed across the kitchen floor.
La Paradita Taqueria, 178 NE Eighth St., Homestead: 15 total violations, five High Priority violations.
There was no record for when the ice machine’s water filter was changed. The bigger problem was the broken water heater. So, no hot water at the three-compartment sink.
It probably didn’t matter that one handwashing sink held a condiment container and a purse.
“Observed bread inside of non-food grade bags at reach in cooler.”
Las Cuatro Esquinas Cafetera, 1001 E. 27th St., Hialeah: 12 total violations, one High Priority violation.
Another “nonfood-grade basting brush used in food.”
“Food-contact surface soiled with food debris, mold-like substance or slime.” What surfaces? “... soiled cutting board in kitchen area. Also, a slicer.”
“Reach-in cooler interior/shelves have an accumulation of soil residues.”
Love Fries Doral, 7586 NW 104th Ave., Doral: Administrative complaint recommended, 16 total violations, four High Priority violations.
Their license expired in October. The ribs weren’t expired, but got hit with a Stop Sale for being too warm despite a sleepover in the walk-in cooler.
“Insect control devices installed over food preparation area.”
“No paper towels or mechanical hand drying device provided at handwash sink.” And, the water didn’t get hot enough, barely up to room temperature.
Moon Thai & Japanese, 16311 SW 88th St., West Kendall: 18 total violations, four High Priority violations.
Another one of these...“in-use knife/knives stored in cracks between pieces of equipment ... knife stored between reach-in coolers at cook line.”
The soda gun holster was “soiled with a slimy substance and not draining properly at the bar area.”
“There was a handwashing sink in the bar area. Would’ve been nice if there had been soap or a way to dry hands also.”
The inspector fired Stop Sales at the “raw tuna stored inside reduced oxygen packaging in the reach-in cooler” and the malangas with a “mold-like substance.”
Miami River Cafe, 350 NW Eighth Ave., Miami: Administrative complaint, 10 total violations, one High Priority violation.
No way to wash your hands — no soap — at the front counter handwashing sink.
Raw beef thawed on a prep table inside plastic containers.
“Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable.”
1977 Argentinian Grill, 6565 Collins Ave., Miami Beach: Administrative complaint recommended, nine total violations, two High Priority violations.
Along with an expired license, there was “commercially-processed reduced oxygen-packaged fish bearing a label indicating that it is to remain frozen until time of use.” But the tuna was already thawed inside the walk-in cooler. There’s a reason it’s supposed to stay frozen.
Patagonia Nahuen, 16850 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach: The employee handwashing sink didn’t have a blower, paper towels, soap or hot water.
Pinolandia, 119 NW 12th Ave., Miami: 13 total violations, two High Priority violations.
In the employee restroom, the inspector was “Unable to check the water. No running water when opening the faucet.”
No water there, no way to get rid of water at the kitchen handwashing sink.
Hope you don’t eat anything that was chopped or sliced. “Uncleanable knife block in use to store knives,” and “Cutting board has cut marks and is no longer cleanable.”
Raspaos, 18640 NW 67th Ave., North Miami-Dade: The inspector dropped Stop Sales on steak, poultry and smashed beans, none of which were kept properly cooled for safe keeping. When the inspector returned the following day, the next day’s batch of smashed beans met the same fate for the same reason.
Simon Cafeteria, 1001 E. 52nd St., Hialeah: 15 total violations.
In the reach-in cooler, “observed beans and cooked pasta containers not covered.”
The hot water at the three-compartment sink didn’t get hot enough. The kitchen area handwashing sink didn’t have paper towels or a blower.
“Ceiling/ceiling tiles/vents soiled with accumulated food debris, grease, dust, or a mold-like substance.”
Smoothie Spot Tamiami, 12932 SW 120th St., Kendall: 10 total violations, two High Priority violations.
Raw beef was stored in a white garbage bag (not food grade material).
No soap at the front counter handwashing sink.
Sushi Sake, 14649 SW 104th St., South Miami-Dade: Administrative complaint, 12 total violations, three High Priority violations.
“Single-service articles stored on a soiled surface ... single serve chop sticks stored on the dry storage floor.” Next visit, forks, please.
“interior of microwave oven soiled with accumulation encrusted food debris.”
The area “above the ice machine, warewashing area and kitchen was soiled with an accumulation of dust.”
Terras, 528 SW Ninth Ave., Miami: Administrative complaint recommended, five total violations, one High Priority violation.
An expired license, “a buildup of food debris/soil residue on equipment door handles” and an “accumulation of debris on exterior of warewashing machine.”
As a wave of immigrant students is hitting the entire Miami-Dade County Public Schools system, the ESOL classes, or English for Speakers of Other Languages, are packed at Hialeah Gardens Senior High School.“We’re getting a huge influx of immigrants coming to our school,” said the principal, Maritza Jimenez.At Hialeah Gardens Senior High School alone, 144 students from foreign nations have enrolled so far this school year.More than 18,000 have arrived during this school year. That’s 5,000 more than...
As a wave of immigrant students is hitting the entire Miami-Dade County Public Schools system, the ESOL classes, or English for Speakers of Other Languages, are packed at Hialeah Gardens Senior High School.
“We’re getting a huge influx of immigrants coming to our school,” said the principal, Maritza Jimenez.
At Hialeah Gardens Senior High School alone, 144 students from foreign nations have enrolled so far this school year.
More than 18,000 have arrived during this school year. That’s 5,000 more than last year, and 10,000 more than 2018. It’s an almost unprecedented amount of foreign-born kids like Genier Aguila, an eleventh-grader who’s been in this country for only six months and says he’s happy to be here.
“Because, this country’s beautiful, man, it’s awesome because in this country, you have anything you need,” said Genier, who arrived from Cuba.
The students are coming mostly from Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Haiti, and since the war started, Ukraine. They all face issues getting past the language barrier and adjusting to American high school culture.
“School, class, very good, teacher, awesome!” said freshman Jaddiel Aguila, in extremely broken English.
“The people help me to integrate in new system and the society and the school help me with the language and a lot,” said Nivis Fernandez, who arrived in October.
The recent arrivals also et help from their peers who have been in the USA longer. For example, senior Daniel Mejia, who came from Colombia in his freshman year, started a mentoring group called the English Learner’s Club.
“And what we do is that we pair them with someone who has been here more time,” Mejia explained.
Roxana Rodriguez arrived from Cuba 18 months ago, without her parents, feeling miserable, and channeled her experience into writing a book in Spanish called, “The Road to Success.” It’s a roadmap for immigrant students.
“I feel like I didn’t fit here because everybody was speaking in English and I was the only person speaking in Spanish so I didn’t have friends, I didn’t have nothing, so I felt really lonely,” Roxana said, describing her experience and that of many of her peers.
Some of the immigrants endured harrowing journeys through Central America just to get to this country, so for everything from free lunch to academic support to magnet programs in school, they take nothing for granted and are grateful for everything.
“I'm very happy, I love this country, it’s wonderful,” Nivis said.
The students we met are full of ambition and determined to make up for lost time.
“I want to speak English, it’s my goal right now,” Genier said, no doubt voicing the same goal of many of his classmates.
The principal told us it’s gratifying to see these kids progress rapidly and succeed in school.
“Oh, that means the world to me, I was an immigrant myself, I arrived to this country when I was five years old so I understand where they’re coming from, I understand the struggle,” Jimenez said.
She also understands the triumphs. The immigrant wave shows no signs of cresting, and the school district is ready to welcome all of the kids who show up at its schools.
Brightline has completed construction on a $5.4 million project to enhance additional safety at ...
Brightline has completed construction on a $5.4 million project to enhance additional safety at 48 crossings in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach countiesalong the East Coast Railway/Brightline corridor.
In 2017, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) awarded a $2.3 million Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvement (CRISI) grant, and Brightline partnered with 11 local cities and the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency (TPA) to fund these improvements.
This $5.4 million investment resulted in the addition of enhancements to 48 crossings throughout the Phase 1 segment in the tri-county region that included: exit gates, flexible edge-of-roadway delineators and striping, center-line delineators, active message signs or raised medians.
The 11 cities and the Palm Beach TPA contributed more than $1.5 million in the project, and Brightline invested more than $1.4 million.
“Brightline continues to make significant investments in safety by taking every opportunity to work with our local and federal partners to deter pedestrian and vehicle incidents,” SVP of Corporate Affairs Ben Porritt said. “This coalition shows the importance of safety as a shared responsibility..."
Partnering with local governments, the Brightline team and the FRA reviewed high traffic crossings to determine what additional safety enhancements could be constructed.
The Palm Beach TPA and the 11 cities that contributed to the grant include:
Brightline also installed centerline delineators at 29 crossings in Broward County to prevent trespassing near tracks and reduce train collisions with vehicles and pedestrians. This project was completed in January 2023.
According to an application of the Florida Department of Transportation for the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity grant, the safety measures should prevent 146 accidents and 95 fatalities over the next 20 years.
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Brown Harris Stevens (BHS), the premier privately owned real estate services company celebrating 150 years in business, has announced their company and regional 2022 top deals, top individual agents, and top teams awards in the season three premiere episode of The Lead with Bess Freedman video series, featuring an interview with industry legend Barbara Corcoran.Companywide, Vivian Dimond and Jeff Co...
Brown Harris Stevens (BHS), the premier privately owned real estate services company celebrating 150 years in business, has announced their company and regional 2022 top deals, top individual agents, and top teams awards in the season three premiere episode of The Lead with Bess Freedman video series, featuring an interview with industry legend Barbara Corcoran.
Companywide, Vivian Dimond and Jeff Cohen were honored for 2022’s top sale, $120M in Surfside, FL; the Harkov Lewis Team earned the firm’s honor of Top Team; and for the seventh consecutive year, Lisa K. Lippman was named Brown Harris Stevens’ number one individual agent.
“Our world class agents continue to weather an ever-changing housing landscape with great success,” stated BHS CEO Bess Freedman. “After a record-breaking 2021 and first half of 2022, the 2023 housing market is shaping up to be a bit of a transition year as an improving economy and lower rates take hold. We are optimistic as buyers and sellers adjust to our new reality.”
In addition to Lisa K. Lippman at #1, these individual agents were honored among the top ten companywide:
#2: John Burger (East Side, Manhattan)
#3: Christopher Burnside (Bridgehampton, The Hamptons)
#4: Amanda Brainerd (West Side – Broadway, Manhattan)
#5: Mike Lubin (West Side – Broadway, Manhattan)
#6: David Kornmeier (West Side – Broadway, Manhattan)
#7: Rob Johnson (Greenwich, Connecticut)
#8: Christopher Finlay (Greenwich, Connecticut)
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AntonioAntonio Bachour, the celebrated pastry chef behind the popular Bachour cafes in South Florida, has officially debuted his latest restaurant, ...
AntonioAntonio Bachour, the celebrated pastry chef behind the popular Bachour cafes in South Florida, has officially debuted his latest restaurant, Table by Bachour (stylized Tablé), an all-day, modern French brasserie.
The space serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, all with a sophisticated Parisian brasserie flare. Breakfast includes a croissant sandwich with smoked trout, Berkshire ham benedict, and scrambled eggs on toasted challah with bacon jam and black truffle. In addition, the cafe serves coffee and espresso, a variety of baked goods, and charcuterie like Iberico jamon that’s carved to order.
Lunch highlights include salt cod frites and fried artichokes, beef tartare, lobster flatbread with stracciatella and bacon, and an array of sandwiches, pastas, fish, and meat offerings. While for dinner, options like caviar and chips, torchon de foie gras, escargot, shrimp panzanella salad, uni and caviar taglioni, lobster fries, and cote de boeuf can be found on the menu.
“Table brings together the many things I have learned over the course of my career,” said Bachour. “Classic French technique has been a foundation for my style, and this restaurant is an extension of that. What it will not be is an upscale version of what I am known for. Table will have its own identity.”
Located in the former Prada showroom in the Miami Design District, the space has been reimagined by designer Jorge Gonzalez in collaboration with Vertical Design Studio, now boasting modern decor, plenty of greenery, and seating for 69 indoors and 42 outdoors, with additional connected space for takeaway items in the atrium of the 3930 NE Second Avenue building. The bar seating features commissioned artwork created by local artist Alex Campos and boasts a full bar with classic cocktails and extensive wine and champagne offerings.
Tablé by Bachour is now open daily at 180 NE 40th Street in the Miami Design District. Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., lunch is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and dinner is from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. nightly.