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Catalonia Trade & Investment signs Miami agreement

Catalonia Trade & Investment signs Miami agreement

Catalonia Trade & Investment – the government’s agency for foreign investment attraction and business competitiveness – has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Beacon Council to enforce the existing efforts between both organizations in…

Parsons-Odebrecht Joint Venture wins airport baggage system deal

Parsons-Odebrecht Joint Venture wins airport baggage system deal

Miami-Dade commissioners approved 8-4 last week awarding a contract to construct baggage handling system improvements at Miami International Airport to Parsons-Odebrecht Joint Venture, with almost $7.5 million for pre-construction phases and up to $177 million…

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Miami-Dade gets funds for first electric buses

Miami-Dade gets funds for first electric buses

The Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works has received a $2,357,143 Federal Transit Administration grant to buy its first electric buses, beginning the replacement…

Tri-Rail on Florida East Coast Railway tracks?

Tri-Rail on Florida East Coast Railway tracks?

Miami-Dade commissioners are urging the Legislature to pass law that would facilitate Tri-Rail operating on Florida East Coast Railway tracks into the now-rising Miami Central…

Miami officials will study city managing Virginia Key marinas

Miami officials will study city managing Virginia Key marinas

Miami officials are preparing to study the feasibility of the city itself managing its Virginia Key marinas. This comes in the wake of contentious bidding…

Hundreds of rental apartments are coming to the Wynwood Arts District

Hundreds of rental apartments are coming to the Wynwood Arts District

Hundreds of rental apartments are coming to the Wynwood Arts District, tucked inside a dark mixed-use structure that promises to celebrate art in many forms.…

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Opinion

Don’t turn Miami’s city hall into New York’s Tammany Hall

Don’t turn Miami’s city hall into New York’s Tammany Hall

If too many cooks spoil the broth, how many elected city officials will it take to spoil Miami’s professional staff? We might soon find out. A charter review asks that voters dump the manager who now runs city staff and have a strong mayor do the job, plus give all five commissioners the OK to deal at will with city staff. While that sounds good to commissioners who want results by going right to folks doing the job, it carries two huge…

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Walter Foeman: Practicing digital innovation in Coral Gables City Hall

Walter Foeman: Practicing digital innovation in Coral Gables City Hall

Walter Foeman has come a long way from the Fort Jackson army base where he was born. After his father completed his term of service, the family moved to Jackson, MS, where their next-door neighbor was civil rights leader Medgar Evers, the first state field secretary of the NAACP in Mississippi, who organized voter-registration efforts, demonstrations and economic boycotts of companies that practiced discrimination.  Mr. Foeman was just a child then so had no involvement in the civil rights movement. However,…

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Real Estate

Hundreds of rental apartments are coming to the Wynwood Arts District

Hundreds of rental apartments are coming to the Wynwood Arts District

Hundreds of rental apartments are coming to the Wynwood Arts District, tucked inside a dark mixed-use structure that promises to celebrate art in many forms. While Wynwood has been booming with new bars, shops, cafes,…

Government

Tri-Rail on Florida East Coast Railway tracks?

Tri-Rail on Florida East Coast Railway tracks?

Miami-Dade commissioners are urging the Legislature to pass law that would facilitate Tri-Rail operating on Florida East Coast Railway tracks into the now-rising Miami Central Station and to fund, along with the state transportation department,…

Business & Finance

Parsons-Odebrecht Joint Venture wins airport baggage system deal

Parsons-Odebrecht Joint Venture wins airport baggage system deal

Miami-Dade commissioners approved 8-4 last week awarding a contract to construct baggage handling system improvements at Miami International Airport to Parsons-Odebrecht Joint Venture, with almost $7.5 million for pre-construction phases and up to $177 million…

Communities

Miami officials will study city managing Virginia Key marinas

Miami officials will study city managing Virginia Key marinas

Miami officials are preparing to study the feasibility of the city itself managing its Virginia Key marinas. This comes in the wake of contentious bidding that had three companies fighting each other and the city…

Arts & Culture

Coconut Grove Playhouse parking moves ahead

Coconut Grove Playhouse parking moves ahead

No matter what happens to the Coconut Grove Playhouse, officials with the Miami Parking Authority want to move ahead with plans for a new parking garage for the Grove. Authority CEO Art Noriega said he’s…

Education

Barry University fine-tunes new five-year agenda

Barry University fine-tunes new five-year agenda

From being used as venues for international sporting events to weddings, summer camps to music festivals, and even the occasional TV appearance, colleges are now more open-minded than ever when looking for ways to boost…

Healthcare

Factors keeping healthcare costs steady

Factors keeping healthcare costs steady

A variety of factors has helped keep healthcare costs steady, observers say. “Growth in healthcare spending has remained relatively stable in the United States, Florida and South Florida,” said Karoline Mortensen, an associate professor at…

Transportation

Miami-Dade gets funds for first electric buses

Miami-Dade gets funds for first electric buses

The Miami-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works has received a $2,357,143 Federal Transit Administration grant to buy its first electric buses, beginning the replacement process of its aging traditional fleet. According to an announcement…

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