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Pan American Sports Organization set to open in Miami

Pan American Sports Organization set to open in Miami

The Pan American Sports Organization (PASO), now being referred to as PanamSports, is set to open offices in Miami in July. “Miami has become the de facto meeting place for PASO and the International Olympic…

Polystyrene ban in Miami-Dade parks puts education first

Polystyrene ban in Miami-Dade parks puts education first

Effective July 1, polystyrene products will be banned in all Miami-Dade parks, including beaches, kicking off county enforcement that is geared more to education than to penalties. Warnings and efforts toward use of recyclables are…

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City of Miami bond wish list tops $1.5 billion

City of Miami bond wish list tops $1.5 billion

The wish list for City of Miami general obligation bonds has topped out at $1.5 billion – more than a tad over the projected cap…

SMART park & ride lot early, 25% under budget

SMART park & ride lot early, 25% under budget

The newest addition to the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) plan, a park & ride lot at Southwest 127th Avenue and Kendall Drive, has…

Jackson Health System facing ‘most challenging’ year

Jackson Health System facing ‘most challenging’ year

Coming off a successful year that saw many advances, and with Carlos Migoya set to continue as president and CEO of Jackson Health System, officials…

PortMiami seeking $200 million in commercial paper

PortMiami seeking $200 million in commercial paper

Miami-Dade County, through the mayor’s office, has asked in a proposed ordinance that PortMiami’s capital improvement program be allowed to issue commercial paper notes of…

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Opinion

Tarnishing of good names in housing probe is unaffordable

Tarnishing of good names in housing probe is unaffordable

Headlines trumpet affordable housing’s scarcity – yet some of those headlines deter more affordable housing.As Miami Today has cited zoning to “encourage development of much-needed affordable housing” and civic groups’ calls for more, the daily press has been headlining a probe of “abuse and fraud in Miami-Dade’s troubled affordable housing industry,” listing developers who got county funding to add housing.Frankly, affordable housing is scarce enough that Miami needs to spur developers to build more rather than label as federal suspects…

Profile

Michael Finney: New CEO focusing Beacon Council on job creation

Michael Finney: New CEO focusing Beacon Council on job creation

Michael Finney hasn’t been here long but has hit the ground running since taking over as president and CEO of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council. He’s participated in conferences, met business and community leaders and visited neighborhoods both economically challenged and prosperous. Mr. Finney said the organization’s Market-Grow-Shape strategy is spot on and helps communicate its mission of increasing jobs and investment.Miami Today reporter Susan Danseyar interviewed Mr. Finney at the Miami-Dade Beacon Council in the Brickell area.To read the full…

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Real Estate

Retail buzz surrounds Brickell City Centre

Retail buzz surrounds Brickell City Centre

When it comes to the retail sector, much of the buzz surrounds Brickell City Centre and its retail component, which opened late last year. “Drop a pin on Brickell City Centre and you can see…

Government

City of Miami bond wish list tops $1.5 billion

City of Miami bond wish list tops $1.5 billion

The wish list for City of Miami general obligation bonds has topped out at $1.5 billion – more than a tad over the projected cap of $275 million. It means officials face tough decisions to…

Business & Finance

PortMiami seeking $200 million in commercial paper

PortMiami seeking $200 million in commercial paper

Miami-Dade County, through the mayor’s office, has asked in a proposed ordinance that PortMiami’s capital improvement program be allowed to issue commercial paper notes of up to $200 million on a rolling basis to finance…

Communities

New welcome mat on Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road

New welcome mat on Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road

Uniformed hospitality ambassadors the Lincoln Road Business Improvement District hired through the firm Block by Block have been helping visitors to the street for the past two months. “The project is going extremely well. Everyone…

Arts & Culture

Coconut Grove Playhouse fight enters commission chamber

Coconut Grove Playhouse fight enters commission chamber

The fight to save the Coconut Grove Playhouse ends up in the lap of Miami city commissioners this week, as preservationists try to reverse a decision allowing a partial demolition of the cavernous and aging…

Education

Wolfsonian-FIU takes first step to build expansion

Wolfsonian-FIU takes first step to build expansion

The Wolfsonian-FIU has issued an Invitation to Negotiate, or ITN, for the ground lease of two Miami Beach properties – The Annex, 1538 Lenox Ave., and a nearby surface parking lot at 1500 Lenox Ave.…

Healthcare

Jackson Health System facing ‘most challenging’ year

Jackson Health System facing ‘most challenging’ year

Coming off a successful year that saw many advances, and with Carlos Migoya set to continue as president and CEO of Jackson Health System, officials of Miami’s Public Health Trust are cautiously optimistic about the…

Transportation

SMART park & ride lot early, 25% under budget

SMART park & ride lot early, 25% under budget

The newest addition to the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) plan, a park & ride lot at Southwest 127th Avenue and Kendall Drive, has opened 4½ months ahead of schedule and almost 25% under…

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