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Miami Beach, FLCoral Gables-Coconut Grove, FLPinecrest, FLPalmetto Bay-Cutler, FLAventura, FLBoca Raton, FLWest Palm Beach, FLFort Myers, FLSarasota, FLBradenton, FLFloridaTop National NewsSee All CommunitiesGood day, people of Miami! Carlos Hernandez here with your brand-new Miami Daily.

First, today’s weather:

A couple of showers. High: 80 Low: 72.

Find out what’s happening in Miami with free, real-time updates from Patch. Here are the top stories in Miami today:

1. No More Scooters: The Miami City Commission voted this week to end the multi-year program that allowed companies to place electric scooters in different parts of the city. Transit advocates said the scooters helped residents travel between transit stops and their destinations, but critics said the scooters were a traffic hazard. (NBC Miami)

Find out what’s happening in Miami with free, real-time updates from Patch.2. A South Florida doctor is accused of selling prescriptions for Xanax, Viagra and hydrocodone to an undercover informant, according to authorities. 72-year-old Mark Alan Zager of South Miami was arrested this week on 5 felony charges including possession with intent to sell controlled substances, fraudulently prescribing a controlled substance and possession of a drug without a prescription. (WFTV)

3. City of Miami Commissioner Ken Russell has allocated up to $1.1 million dollars of District 2’s American Rescue Plan funding to provide a bonus payment to city employees who provided essential activities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. An average payment of approximately $1,000 will be made to more than 940 city employees. (Patch Miami)

4. University of Miami (UM) law students with the Innocence Project of Florida helped exonerate a wrongfully convicted Jacksonville man. Eighteen students worked on the case over the past five years. UM’s School of Law’s Innocence Clinic is the only law school clinic in the state of Florida dedicated to this work. (CBS Miami)

5. The Vice City chapter of the Proud Boys issued a thinly veiled threat to former leader Enrique “Henry” Tarrio on Telegram, according to Miami New Times. Tarrio recently asked for compassionate release from jail in D.C., a request that was denied by Judge Jonathan H. Pittman. The family of Tarrio told Miami New Times they do not fear the threats from the Vice City Proud Boys and want him home. (Miami New Times)

Today in Miami:

Vizcaya Village Farmers Market – Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. (9:00 AM) Free Family Mini Photo Sessions in Wynwood (9:00 AM) Ride the Underline – Bike Walk Coral Gables. (10:00 AM) Winterfest® Family Fun Day presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. (10:00 AM) The Nutcracker. (1:00 PM) Miami Patch Notebook

Miami-Dade Parks: Mayor Daniella Levine Cava alongside Commissioner Raquel Regalado and Director Maria Nardi recently broke ground on phase two of improvements at Chapman Field. 🚜 Phase two will consist of the reconstruction of Baseball Field No. 1 ⚾️ … (Facebook) Miami-Dade Public Library System: “#OurCounty is hiring, including at #MDPLS! We’re hiring for the positions of Library Page, Library Media Project Specialist, Library Media Project Instructor, Library Tutor and Librarian 2 (Cataloger). For the job descriptions and to app…” (Facebook) Miami-Dade Parks: “SUNDAY🦃 We teamed up with Commissioner Kionne L. McGhee, Minorities Against Injustice, and Kendall Police Department to host a Free Turkey Giveaway at Sgt. Delancy Park. Join us for our Thanksgiving Fun Day event that will filled with…” (Facebook) From our sponsors — thanks for supporting local news!

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— 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.

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