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Frost Museum of Science passes half-million visitor mark

Frost Museum of Science passes half-million visitor mark

After opening its doors to the public sixth months ago, the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science has seen strong attendance, a spokesman said, resulting in an expansion of its planetarium shows and exhibitions.…

Miami looks to creating trust to help fund The Underline

Miami looks to creating trust to help fund The Underline

In the City of Miami, developers can earn additional floor space and height and other advantages by committing to spend money on public benefits, like constructing a new section of the baywalk or improving a…

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Historic Olympia Theater offer may still spark renovation

Historic Olympia Theater offer may still spark renovation

A developer’s proposal to renovate the historic Olympia Theater building in downtown Miami may be the catalyst for a restoration of the entire property –…

Builder pick set to spur Coconut Grove bayfront development

Builder pick set to spur Coconut Grove bayfront development

A contractor has been selected to build the long-awaited Grove Bay Parking Garage on the waterfront in Coconut Grove. The city’s Off-Street Parking Board on…

Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami ready to make a splash

Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami ready to make a splash

With preparations underway to open its permanent home in the Miami Design District on Dec. 1, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami plans to kick…

Commissioner moves to save West Grove’s shotgun homes

Commissioner moves to save West Grove’s shotgun homes

Shotgun homes – simple, long and narrow – are remnants of and reminders of South Florida’s earliest settlers. These rare houses are worth saving and…

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Opinion

Time for new mayors to use lessons they learned from dad

Time for new mayors to use lessons they learned from dad

Miami-Dade’s iconic cities have just elected new mayors who got head starts learning the job: each attorney is son of a mayor of his city and has gained valued lessons about municipal leadership from a mayor-attorney father.In a profile in this issue Francis Suarez talks of his respect for former Miami mayor and now County Commissioner Xavier Suarez. Doubtless Dan Gelber has similar feelings about former judge and Miami Beach Mayor Seymour Gelber.Still, both new mayors are their own men…

Profile

Francis Suarez: Bringing a new administration to Miami Mayor’s Office

Francis Suarez: Bringing a new administration to Miami Mayor’s Office

With over 85% of the vote, Francis Suarez cruised to the mayor’s office last week and was sworn in as City of Miami mayor this week. Even before taking office, Mr. Suarez told Miami Today he knows what he wants his legacy to be: ‘I hope that I leave with the reputation of being the most accessible mayor.’ He is known to give out his cell phone number to residents and actively responds to tweets to stay in touch with…

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Real Estate

Historic Olympia Theater offer may still spark renovation

Historic Olympia Theater offer may still spark renovation

A developer’s proposal to renovate the historic Olympia Theater building in downtown Miami may be the catalyst for a restoration of the entire property – even though the proposal was withdrawn after voices of opposition…

Government

Commissioner moves to save West Grove’s shotgun homes

Commissioner moves to save West Grove’s shotgun homes

Shotgun homes – simple, long and narrow – are remnants of and reminders of South Florida’s earliest settlers. These rare houses are worth saving and protecting, says Commissioner Ken Russell, who wants the City of…

Business & Finance

Builder pick set to spur Coconut Grove bayfront development

Builder pick set to spur Coconut Grove bayfront development

A contractor has been selected to build the long-awaited Grove Bay Parking Garage on the waterfront in Coconut Grove. The city’s Off-Street Parking Board on Nov. 1 authorized the Miami Parking Authority to negotiate a…

Communities

Jose Marti Park getting aid from New York nonprofit

Jose Marti Park getting aid from New York nonprofit

One of the largest and most popular parks in the City of Miami will be getting improvements, and a grant may help spur on the renovation. Jose Marti Park, at 351 SW Fourth St., lies…

Arts & Culture

Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami ready to make a splash

Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami ready to make a splash

With preparations underway to open its permanent home in the Miami Design District on Dec. 1, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami plans to kick off its grand opening with a bold inaugural program that…

Education

University of Miami team’s free game in name of science

University of Miami team’s free game in name of science

Two University of Miami professors have created a new mobile game in the name of science. Titled “Blues and Reds,” the puzzle game measures the players’ problem-solving abilities and has two overall objectives: to provide…

Healthcare

Clinical trial evaluating Zika DNA vaccine is late

Clinical trial evaluating Zika DNA vaccine is late

The Miami branch of an international clinical trial evaluating a Zika DNA vaccine is launching into part B late due to a change in leadership and Hurricane Irma. With similar slowdowns elsewhere, the national research…

Transportation

Miami International Airport flies high on first-class seats

Miami International Airport flies high on first-class seats

As the second busiest US airport for international passenger traffic, Miami International Airport has recruiting new international air carriers down to a science. Airport Director Emilio Gonzalez says one factor in luring in airlines is…

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