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Miami Beach’s film images keep sparkling

Miami Beach’s film images keep sparkling

Miami Beach has served as a backdrop for films, television shows, modeling shoots, videos and other forms of entertainment for almost its entire history, and that trend shows no signs of diminishing, observers say. “People…

Convention center hotel called pivotal

Convention center hotel called pivotal

Even as Miami Beach joyously celebrates its centennial this week, business leaders and officials are busy preparing for the next 100 years. The Beach continues to be a star with a lot of luster to…

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Design District expands north

Design District expands north

Miami’s Design District continues to grow its drawing appeal and now its boundaries. City commissioners recently gave final approval to three zoning matters that green…

Big-bus contract stalled

Big-bus contract stalled

The Miami-Dade County Commission has stalled a contract to buy more than 60 buses to add to the county’s fleet. Recently, elected officials and residents…

‘Sky’s the limit’ in South Beach

‘Sky’s the limit’ in South Beach

By all accounts, South Beach is teeming with tourists, shoppers and happily-situated condo owners from all over the world, but the robust economy in this…

Major conventions in question

Major conventions in question

Last week at the cavernous Miami Beach Convention Center, Cruise Shipping Miami – a four-day conference with global pull – folded the tables and chairs…

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Opinion

Tourist taxes add-on a creative way to finance vital transit

Tourist taxes add-on a creative way to finance vital transit

If Miami-Dade commissioners succeed in a creative drive to increase two of our three tourism taxes by one percentage point each, they can amass more than $60 million a year to build mass transit. Anyone who tries to get around this county knows how vital this is, because bonding this guaranteed revenue could provide several billion dollars to start building transit immediately. If you missed this paper last week, here’s what happened: commissioners unanimously asked the legislature for an OK to raise…

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Profile: Stephanie Berman-Eisenberg

Profile: Stephanie Berman-Eisenberg

As president and CEO of Carrfour Supportive Housing, Stephanie Berman-Eisenberg notes a lot of misconceptions about the homeless and hopes this population will receive more empathy. Homelessness can occur for a number of reasons, she said, including job loss, caring for a severely sick child or being a veteran and returning home with no job or place to live. Carrfour – “crossroads” in French – competes in the world of for-profit affordable housing developers. The organization distinguishes itself, however, by providing…

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Real Estate

‘Sky’s the limit’ in South Beach

‘Sky’s the limit’ in South Beach

By all accounts, South Beach is teeming with tourists, shoppers and happily-situated condo owners from all over the world, but the robust economy in this part of Miami also brings traffic, crowds and rising prices…

Government

Development authority’s ‘Santa list’

Development authority’s ‘Santa list’

Spurred by a report that the City of Miami is in the process of initiating a general obligation bond issue, directors of Miami’s Downtown Development Authority drew up a wish list of projects they would…

Business & Finance

Major conventions in question

Major conventions in question

Last week at the cavernous Miami Beach Convention Center, Cruise Shipping Miami – a four-day conference with global pull – folded the tables and chairs and dismantled the acres of displays as it put the…

Communities

Design District expands north

Design District expands north

Miami’s Design District continues to grow its drawing appeal and now its boundaries. City commissioners recently gave final approval to three zoning matters that green light expansion of the Design District to the north. Residents…

Arts & Culture

Kevin Spacey may star in running Grove Playhouse

Kevin Spacey may star in running Grove Playhouse

When Miami-Dade’s Economic Prosperity Committee meets today (3/12) to discuss a deal with GableStage for a home at the Coconut Grove Playhouse, anything can happen. The plan, recommended by Mayor Carlos Gimenez, was for GableStage…

Education

St. Thomas University rolling out 20 new programs

St. Thomas University rolling out 20 new programs

St. Thomas University is rolling out 20 new degree programs this year in a bid to prepare students for positions in emerging fields. “We are in the nascent stage of what will prove to be…

Healthcare

UM stem cell research on heart may go national

UM stem cell research on heart may go national

University of Miami stem cell research on generating healthy heart tissue in heart attack survivors is on track to be tested across the US. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, part of federal medical…

Transportation

Big-bus contract stalled

Big-bus contract stalled

The Miami-Dade County Commission has stalled a contract to buy more than 60 buses to add to the county’s fleet. Recently, elected officials and residents have pushed for more mass transit options to alleviate road…

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