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Miami’s art in public places program a picture of dissent

Miami’s art in public places program a picture of dissent

The City of Miami is still getting grief about its proposal to expand its new Art in Public Places Program to include private developments. Some developers and representatives of building contractors have voiced concern and…

Private developer has designs on Fort Dallas Park in Miami

Private developer has designs on Fort Dallas Park in Miami

Fort Dallas Park, on the Miami River downtown, could be redeveloped and include a new restaurant and improvements to a historic cottage on the city-owned site. The plan for improvements at the park is included…

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Miami-Dade wants to defer event bonuses to Miami Dolphins

Miami-Dade wants to defer event bonuses to Miami Dolphins

Miami-Dade County wants to defer bonus payments to the owners of the Miami Dolphins for holding major events at Hard Rock Stadium until the end…

Girl Scouts selling land to add to Matheson Hammock

Girl Scouts selling land to add to Matheson Hammock

The Girl Scouts are selling Miami-Dade County land to expand Matheson Hammock Park, which will provide a 10-foot-wide nature trail and pedestrian access to the…

Miami had tucked away money for storms like Hurricane Irma

Miami had tucked away money for storms like Hurricane Irma

City of Miami government officials prepare for storms like Hurricane Irma by tucking away money for emergency needs, lining up a fleet of private contractors…

Miami Children’s Museum preparing to expand by 47%

Miami Children’s Museum preparing to expand by 47%

The Miami Children’s Museum on Watson Island is preparing to expand its facility by 47% and add to its programming. It needs the approval of…

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Opinion

New federal survey offers vital clues to good transit policy

New federal survey offers vital clues to good transit policy

A bonanza of new data about Miami-Dade residents can be a goldmine for policymakers who use reality rather than assumptions to plan the future.Whether it’s trying to speed commutes, viewing the impacts of foreign immigration, planning housing development or bidding to lure the massive second headquarters of Amazon, the reality of our situation trumps wishful thinking every time.And last week the federal government pulled aside the curtain to reveal a new reality, the 2016 US Census Bureau American Community Survey…

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Maria Nardi: Directs cleanup, recovery of county parks and beaches

Maria Nardi: Directs cleanup, recovery of county parks and beaches

After directing Miami-Dade County’s Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department for only two months, Maria Nardi is leading the cleanup and recovery effort of 270 parks, 20 miles of roads, 15 miles of beaches, golf courses and marinas. While many members of Ms. Nardi’s team have been without power themselves, they’ve worked longer hours to help community members have access to streets and parks after Hurricane Irma. “After being cooped up in homes without AC… people need to get out after…

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Real Estate

Girl Scouts selling land to add to Matheson Hammock

Girl Scouts selling land to add to Matheson Hammock

The Girl Scouts are selling Miami-Dade County land to expand Matheson Hammock Park, which will provide a 10-foot-wide nature trail and pedestrian access to the west side of the park, expanding nature-based programming. Up for…

Government

Private developer has designs on Fort Dallas Park in Miami

Private developer has designs on Fort Dallas Park in Miami

Fort Dallas Park, on the Miami River downtown, could be redeveloped and include a new restaurant and improvements to a historic cottage on the city-owned site. The plan for improvements at the park is included…

Business & Finance

Miami-Dade wants to defer event bonuses to Miami Dolphins

Miami-Dade wants to defer event bonuses to Miami Dolphins

Miami-Dade County wants to defer bonus payments to the owners of the Miami Dolphins for holding major events at Hard Rock Stadium until the end of 2025 in order to have time to build up…

Communities

Miami had tucked away money for storms like Hurricane Irma

Miami had tucked away money for storms like Hurricane Irma

City of Miami government officials prepare for storms like Hurricane Irma by tucking away money for emergency needs, lining up a fleet of private contractors with trucks and chainsaws, and taking proactive action like cleaning…

Arts & Culture

South Florida’s arts and culture season coming to life

South Florida’s arts and culture season coming to life

As the summer months fade into fall and the rainy season slowly lets up, South Florida’s arts and culture season comes alive with an array of plays, concerts, ballets, exhibits, symphony performances, contemporary dances and…

Education

Miami Children’s Museum preparing to expand by 47%

Miami Children’s Museum preparing to expand by 47%

The Miami Children’s Museum on Watson Island is preparing to expand its facility by 47% and add to its programming. It needs the approval of the Miami City Commission, which was to consider the expansion…

Healthcare

Slight rise likely for employer-sponsored health insurance

Slight rise likely for employer-sponsored health insurance

Holders of employer-sponsored health insurance plans can expect slight premium increases, but there is much those consumers can do to control costs, observers say. “On average, I anticipate rate increases to be slightly higher from…

Transportation

Miami International Airport to expand a bit for American Express lounge

Miami International Airport to expand a bit for American Express lounge

An American Express Travel lounge at Miami International Airport that is at or near capacity nearly half of its operating hours aims to expand by enclosing outdoor space and paying the county another half-million dollars…

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