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Not a cent of federal aid for Hurricane Irma damage reaches county

Not a cent of federal aid for Hurricane Irma damage reaches county

Federal funds to help rebuild after last summer’s ravage of Hurricane Irma are still in the process of being allocated, with no deadline in sight. Not a penny has yet reached Miami-Dade, with 10 to…

CNG buses start to fuel Miami-Dade transit gains

CNG buses start to fuel Miami-Dade transit gains

Trillium CNG has delivered a temporary fueling station to the Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works, and the start of a fleet of new county buses is running on compressed natural gas, or…

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Markers Grove Isle battles way to condo starting line

Markers Grove Isle battles way to condo starting line

Markers Grove Isle on Fair Isle is marked by controversy. Developer Eddie Avila expects the $200 million project to place the Grove community on par…

Miami International Airport gets new aviation director in shuffle

Miami International Airport gets new aviation director in shuffle

After months without any word on the new Aviation Department director, Mayor Carlos Giménez has appointed Lester Sola from the county’s Water and Sewer Department…

Miami International Airport improves for on-time flights

Miami International Airport improves for on-time flights

Jetsetters flying from Miami International can expect their aircraft to be, far more likely than not, on schedule. Organizations including the Official Aviation Guide of…

Medica Trade Fair, largest medical trade show, a bonanza for Florida

Medica Trade Fair, largest medical trade show, a bonanza for Florida

The Medica Trade Fair, the world’s largest medical trade show held in Germany, brought Florida more than $122 million in total projected export sales, Enterprise…

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Opinion

County’s moves to bar out-of-town bids harming taxpayers

County’s moves to bar out-of-town bids harming taxpayers

When Miami-Dade buys goods and services, it has already stacked the deck against out-of-town vendors. Now the push is on to eliminate any outsiders at all.The result will be continually rising purchase costs to taxpayers and continually declining quality, while continually adding to local firms’ political debts to county commissioners.For years, citing a need to build local business and keep tax dollars at home, the county has made it harder and harder for out-of-town companies to win bids.It created a…

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Javier Betancourt: Envisions a variety of tools to expand county’s transit

Javier Betancourt: Envisions a variety of tools to expand county’s transit

In his first weeks as executive director of the independent entity overseeing the county’s People’s Transportation Plan half-penny surtax, Javier Betancourt is hard at work planning how to fund expansion of the county’s transit system. The surtax has long been seen by residents as having under-delivered on its promise to expand the county’s transportation system. Mr. Betancourt says the truth is more complicated, and though the county may have overpromised results, money was never misspent. He suggests a more innovative funding…

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Real Estate

Marlins Park garages reach 75% retail occupancy in seventh season

Marlins Park garages reach 75% retail occupancy in seventh season

There is renewed interest in leasing the retail spaces in the city-owned parking garages hugging Marlins Park in East Little Havana, and the latest tenants to sign on have brought current occupancy to 75%. Vacant…

Government

Miami International Airport gets new aviation director in shuffle

Miami International Airport gets new aviation director in shuffle

After months without any word on the new Aviation Department director, Mayor Carlos Giménez has appointed Lester Sola from the county’s Water and Sewer Department as the new director of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department (MDAD).…

Business & Finance

Singapore Air Show draws 10 participating companies from Florida

Singapore Air Show draws 10 participating companies from Florida

The Singapore Air Show, Asia’s largest aerospace and defense exhibition, last week drew 10 participating companies from Florida. “It’s a tremendous show if your company has a focus on aerospace,” said Manny Mencia, Coral Gables-based…

Communities

Markers Grove Isle battles way to condo starting line

Markers Grove Isle battles way to condo starting line

Markers Grove Isle on Fair Isle is marked by controversy. Developer Eddie Avila expects the $200 million project to place the Grove community on par with Tahiti Beach in Coral Gables and Fisher Island. But…

Arts & Culture

Coconut Grove Arts Festival shifts away from carnival features

Coconut Grove Arts Festival shifts away from carnival features

The Coconut Grove Arts Festival returns next week for its 55th year, highlighting the works of 380 internationally recognized artists during its annual three-day festival. This year’s art show will include works in mixed media,…

Education

Enrollments of international undergrads rising in Miami-Dade

Enrollments of international undergrads rising in Miami-Dade

Most colleges and universities in Miami-Dade are seeing the enrollment of international undergraduates rising as their numbers decline nationwide. Florida is an exception, said Florida International University economics Professor Jorge Salazar-Carrillo. He credits year-round warm…

Healthcare

Medica Trade Fair, largest medical trade show, a bonanza for Florida

Medica Trade Fair, largest medical trade show, a bonanza for Florida

The Medica Trade Fair, the world’s largest medical trade show held in Germany, brought Florida more than $122 million in total projected export sales, Enterprise Florida reported this month. While Enterprise Florida, the state’s public-private…

Transportation

Miami International Airport improves for on-time flights

Miami International Airport improves for on-time flights

Jetsetters flying from Miami International can expect their aircraft to be, far more likely than not, on schedule. Organizations including the Official Aviation Guide of the Airways (OAG) and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS),…

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