Honors for the City Attorney
Miriam Ramos, the Coral Gables City Attorney since 2017, has been appointed president of the Cuban American Bar Association (CABA). Founded in 1974, CABA is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide pro bono legal assistance for minorities and help defend human rights in Cuba. “I am honored and humbled to receive this position, for an organization that is very near and dear to my heart,” said Ramos, who earned her law degree at the University of Miami. As City Attorney, she serves as general counsel for the city, the City Commission, city officials, and city departments, providing legal opinions and interpretations. Ramos began working for the city in 2015 as deputy city attorney and city prosecutor, the same year she joined CABA.
Kudos for Classic Design
Good things come in threes, as they say, and that’s now the case with Beatrice Row, the Georgian style townhomes on Biltmore Way. Having previously received the Addison Mizner Award and the Congress of New Urbanism, the townhome row designed by Gables-based De La Guardia Victoria Architects & Urbanists has now received the Palladio Award. Winners of the award are chosen for enhancing the beauty and humane qualities of a building by creatively adapting classical design principles. Maria de la Guardia, the firm’s chief architect, said the townhouse street – running the length of the block at 744 Biltmore Way – was inspired by the English Terrace-style row homes of London and Bath, England.
Ramming it Home
For all you Super Bowl fans out there, especially those who rooted for the victorious L.A. Rams, we’re happy to pay homage to hometown winner and Rams #38, running back Buddy Howell. Born in Coconut Grove, Howell attended both Coral Gables High and Carver Middle School. The 6 ft. 1 in. athlete was originally signed by the Miami Dolphins in 2018 after going undrafted but was only used by the Fins as a practice squad member before joining the Houston Texans that year, and then the Rams in 2021. “We are so proud to call Buddy our own – even if now we share him with the L.A. Rams,” says Tom Parker, chair of the Friends of Gables High School. “We know his work ethic, determination and integrity will lead to continued greatness.” Nothing beats a good Gables education.