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Hialeah mayor: remove political foes' names from city buildings


Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernández will ask the city council on Tuesday to pass three resolutions to remove the names given to city properties years ago to honor former Mayor Raúl Martínez, his wife, Angela, and Martínez’s political ally and former state Sen. Roberto Casas.

“If the resolutions are approved,” Hernández said, “the names will be removed immediately.”

Hernández said that the measure will allow removing Raúl Martínez’s name from city hall, a four-floor building located at 501 Palm Ave.

Also, the name of Angela Gardens will be removed from a city building of 18 apartments rented to low-income elderly people at 695 West Second St. On Oct. 5, 2005, the three-floor building was officially named after Martínez’s wife, Hernández said.

The third resolution refers to a park of a little more than two acres located on 33rd Avenue West and 79th Street, which was named in 2003 to honor Casas. In 2011, Casas offered his political support to Martínez’s candidacy for mayor against Hernández.

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