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5-point solution targets Brickell Bridge Gridlock

5-point solution targets Brickell Bridge Gridlock

The Coast Guard says it’s willing to test an altered schedule for opening the Brickell Avenue Bridge if others deliver on four key changes to the clogged roadway crossing the Miami River. On May 29,…

Clock ticks: Miami-Dade civil courthouse

Clock ticks: Miami-Dade civil courthouse

Miami-Dade has a timeline to build a civil courthouse to replace the crumbling one on Flagler Street, with work to start in July 2020, according to a memo from Mayor Carlos Giménez. Commissioners this month…

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Half of Biltmore’s rent to restore historic hotel

Half of Biltmore’s rent to restore historic hotel

The Coral Gables City Commission voted unanimously last week to allow the Biltmore Hotel Limited Partnership to redirect 50% of annual rent payments to the…

New Flagler ‘Festival Street’ design adds $10 million to cost

New Flagler ‘Festival Street’ design adds $10 million to cost

Prospects for the Flagler Street renovation – which has dragged on several years – are suddenly brighter, as leaders of Miami-Dade County, Miami, and the…

City fills out its roster to offer free Miami Trolley routes citywide

City fills out its roster to offer free Miami Trolley routes citywide

Miami city commissioners have given the green light to the final trolley route yet to be served in their goal of offering free trolley rides…

One pact on plan to narrow Biscayne Boulevard, but studies still due

One pact on plan to narrow Biscayne Boulevard, but studies still due

The city’s Off-Street Parking Board has approved a new more detailed agreement between the Miami Parking Authority and the Downtown Development Authority for the Biscayne…

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Opinion

Wisdom reveals paying officials more is fairer to everyone

Wisdom reveals paying officials more is fairer to everyone

Credit Miami Beach for wisdom and courage in asking voters to pay the mayor and commission more than the token level set 52 years ago.We trust that Miami-Dade will show the same wisdom and courage next month when commissioners examine putting their own raise on the fall ballot.It takes courage because a commission call for a raise can certainly be characterized as self-serving. But in the cases of both Miami Beach and the county, those pay increases are so long…

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Manny Mencia: Developing Florida business and trade around the globe

Manny Mencia: Developing Florida business and trade around the globe

As the only senior vice president of the International Trade & Business Development division of Enterprise Florida since the organization launched 22 years ago, there is always something to keep Manuel “Manny” Mencia busy.Mr. Mencia, who reports to the Florida secretary of commerce, is responsible for promoting international trade and generating foreign investment leads on behalf of Florida and managing 13 foreign offices in 12 countries, with a 14th office in Hong Kong expected this summer. His diverse worldwide network includes…

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Real Estate

Half of Biltmore’s rent to restore historic hotel

Half of Biltmore’s rent to restore historic hotel

The Coral Gables City Commission voted unanimously last week to allow the Biltmore Hotel Limited Partnership to redirect 50% of annual rent payments to the city to the building’s historic preservation, paying up to half…

Government

New Flagler ‘Festival Street’ design adds $10 million to cost

New Flagler ‘Festival Street’ design adds $10 million to cost

Prospects for the Flagler Street renovation – which has dragged on several years – are suddenly brighter, as leaders of Miami-Dade County, Miami, and the Downtown Development Authority pledged to pump more money into the…

Business & Finance

SeaVee Boats set to replace five sites, add 100 jobs

SeaVee Boats set to replace five sites, add 100 jobs

SeaVee Boats is probably two to three weeks away from receiving the final necessary building permits from Miami-Dade County to begin construction of its new facility, according to Ariel Pared, one of the three original…

Communities

City fills out its roster to offer free Miami Trolley routes citywide

City fills out its roster to offer free Miami Trolley routes citywide

Miami city commissioners have given the green light to the final trolley route yet to be served in their goal of offering free trolley rides citywide. Commissioners last week approved a new Miami Trolley route,…

Arts & Culture

New Institute of Contemporary Art Leaders hail attendance

New Institute of Contemporary Art Leaders hail attendance

With two new leaders at the helm, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami has seen upwards of 50,000 visitors since opening six months ago and is looking forward to introducing new exhibitions and programming during…

Education

New St. Thomas University presidents targets enrollment gains

New St. Thomas University presidents targets enrollment gains

St. Thomas University has selected a new president. A search committee has chosen David Armstrong, current president of Thomas More College in Kentucky, to be the private school’s next leader, stating that his vision matched…

Healthcare

Arab Health in Dubai meant $69 million to Florida

Arab Health in Dubai meant $69 million to Florida

Florida companies had $6.2 million in sales at the 2018 Arab Health event in United Arab Emirates in Dubai in February and are projecting $63 million more in sales over the next three years as…

Transportation

One pact on plan to narrow Biscayne Boulevard, but studies still due

One pact on plan to narrow Biscayne Boulevard, but studies still due

The city’s Off-Street Parking Board has approved a new more detailed agreement between the Miami Parking Authority and the Downtown Development Authority for the Biscayne Green Project. But the plan to transform Biscayne Boulevard into…

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