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Miami Dade College in building mode

Miami Dade College in building mode

To expand the breadth and depth of its course offerings and create space for greater enrollment, Miami Dade College is building new academic facilities and parking garages on some of its campuses. In spring, construction…

PortMiami cargo nears record

PortMiami cargo nears record

Cargo containers entering PortMiami are nearing a record, approaching highs last seen a decade ago. Cranes have unloaded about 740,000 containers from ships this fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30, up 12.6% from the same…

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College rolls drop as economy climbs

College rolls drop as economy climbs

Enrollment in most local colleges and universities follows national trends, with slighter lower numbers since the recession. According to the National Center for Education Statistics,…

Tri-Rail downtown link picks up steam

Tri-Rail downtown link picks up steam

Putting one of the final pieces of a complicated puzzle into place, directors of the Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency voted unanimously Monday to…

UM bonds to expand health services

UM bonds to expand health services

The University of Miami is on its way to expanding its health service centers. The university has applied for the issuance of up to $764…

Historic site repeal may raise cost of bridge

Historic site repeal may raise cost of bridge

A decision by city commissioners regarding land on the Miami River might ultimately impact the design and cost to replace the Southwest First Street Bridge.…

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Opinion

Marlins contract makes soccer next door a tougher game

Marlins contract makes soccer next door a tougher game

Much as we might want a Major League Soccer stadium near Marlins Park, the clock is running out and obstacles loom, an unreported barrier being the Miami Marlins. The group David Beckham fronts has yet to secure a franchise from the league, which has made a soccer-specific stadium a condition to get in at a bargain-basement price. The deadline is just three months off. So the Beckham group, which began by seeking public bayfront land free, has more than a year later…

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Jim Murley: Leads regional planning council to meet area’s needs

Jim Murley: Leads regional planning council to meet area’s needs

Jim Murley likes to say this state is a dress rehearsal for the rest of the country and South Florida, in particular, is great place to identify issues the entire US is going to be looking at.  We have the largest proportion of people over 65, along with a young and diversified population; an income gap in our regional community that must be narrowed or – better yet – closed; and a need to better prepare for what are forecasted changes…

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Real Estate

Historic site repeal may raise cost of bridge

Historic site repeal may raise cost of bridge

A decision by city commissioners regarding land on the Miami River might ultimately impact the design and cost to replace the Southwest First Street Bridge. It might also affect how much access to the river…

Government

State may pay to narrow boulevard

State may pay to narrow boulevard

Miami’s Downtown Development Authority has requested $1 million from the Florida Department of Transportation to kick-start Biscayne Green, its ambitious project to narrow a stretch of Biscayne Boulevard from Northeast Eighth Street south to Biscayne…

Business & Finance

PortMiami cargo nears record

PortMiami cargo nears record

Cargo containers entering PortMiami are nearing a record, approaching highs last seen a decade ago. Cranes have unloaded about 740,000 containers from ships this fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30, up 12.6% from the same…

Communities

Beach rolls toward free citywide trolleys

Beach rolls toward free citywide trolleys

Miami Beach expects to add two new trolley routes by next spring and plans to create a free citywide trolley system, Transportation Director José González said. Currently, the city runs two free trolley routes. Last…

Arts & Culture

Cuban Museum due for wrap-up

Cuban Museum due for wrap-up

A final completion date for the Cuban Museum’s new building has been set for late August, finally solidifying what has been a fluid timeline for the center’s completion. Part of the team spearheading the project…

Education

College rolls drop as economy climbs

College rolls drop as economy climbs

Enrollment in most local colleges and universities follows national trends, with slighter lower numbers since the recession. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, enrollment in post-secondary, degree-granting institutions increased between 1900 and 2013,…

Healthcare

UM bonds to expand health services

UM bonds to expand health services

The University of Miami is on its way to expanding its health service centers. The university has applied for the issuance of up to $764 million in revenue bonds by the county’s Education Facilities Authority…

Transportation

Tri-Rail downtown link picks up steam

Tri-Rail downtown link picks up steam

Putting one of the final pieces of a complicated puzzle into place, directors of the Southeast Overtown/Park West Community Redevelopment Agency voted unanimously Monday to contribute $17.5 million for the extension of Tri-Rail into downtown…

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