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Gambling power Genting to build Miami baywalk

Gambling power Genting to build Miami baywalk

Miami city commissioners are adamant about securing an improved public baywalk on the waterfront downtown and beyond. Early last month commissioners approved a resolution calling on the Florida Department of Transportation to provide a baywalk…

Signature bridge for Interstate 395 draws closer

Signature bridge for Interstate 395 draws closer

The Florida Department of Transportation is closer than ever to starting massive improvements for Interstate 395 that include a “signature bridge” for downtown Miami. And while many welcome the project, Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez continues…

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Enterprise Florida is taking trade mission to Mexico

Enterprise Florida is taking trade mission to Mexico

Enterprise Florida is hosting an Export Development Trade Mission to Mexico City in May for eligible small to mid-size Florida companies that are new to…

Miami to expand free trolley service in 30 days

Miami to expand free trolley service in 30 days

The City of Miami is poised to expand its popular free trolley service in less than 30 days. City Manager Daniel Alfonso told city commissioners…

Gables selling bonds for Miracle Mile streetscape

Gables selling bonds for Miracle Mile streetscape

Coral Gables residents and business owners still have another month or so to invest in their city by buying bonds to finance the long-debated Miracle…

Miami International Airport projects get financing aid

Miami International Airport projects get financing aid

To accelerate projects, county commissioners approved a financing program Tuesday to pay for a portion of the Aviation Department’s capital improvements that takes advantage of…

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Opinion

We must link 28 disconnected, mostly-free transit systems

We must link 28 disconnected, mostly-free transit systems

Metropolitan mass transit is hard enough to stitch together when it all reports to a single agency. Imagine how hard it must be when 28 governments each do their own thing. Believe it or not, that’s true in Miami-Dade: 28 local governments run mass transit, yet absolutely no structure binds them together. We rely on informal coordination. At the same time, while 83% of our transit users take fare-paying systems, 17% ride modes that charge not a penny. More than that, many…

Profile

Suzy Batlle: Ex-banker hit sweet spot founding Azucar Ice Cream

Suzy Batlle: Ex-banker hit sweet spot founding Azucar Ice Cream

Suzy Batlle didn’t know anything about running a business when she founded Azucar Ice Cream 4½ years ago. But her chosen career as a banker came to an abrupt halt after 20 years when the industry plummeted in 2008. With two children to care for as a single mother, she had to come up with another way to make a living. Ice cream is a part of Ms. Batlle’s life, centered on her family’s love for one another and close ties.…

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Real Estate

Miami’s condo market continues to be global magnet

Miami’s condo market continues to be global magnet

Miami’s condo market continues to be a strong magnet for international investment, but many brokers say the line between residents and investors may now be fuzzier than ever. Christian Kawas, director of luxury sales at…

Government

Gables selling bonds for Miracle Mile streetscape

Gables selling bonds for Miracle Mile streetscape

Coral Gables residents and business owners still have another month or so to invest in their city by buying bonds to finance the long-debated Miracle Mile Streetscape project. The city commission on Jan. 26 unanimously…

Business & Finance

Enterprise Florida is taking trade mission to Mexico

Enterprise Florida is taking trade mission to Mexico

Enterprise Florida is hosting an Export Development Trade Mission to Mexico City in May for eligible small to mid-size Florida companies that are new to the Mexican market. The mission, scheduled for May 23-26, will…

Communities

Marina for mega-yachts on Miami River seeks tenants

Marina for mega-yachts on Miami River seeks tenants

The plan to build a secure marina for mega-yachts on the Miami River continues to evolve as the owner-developer works to secure tenants for his unique commercial venture. SeaVault is designed as a temporary home…

Arts & Culture

Plan would fund Arsht Center, Frost and Perez museums

Plan would fund Arsht Center, Frost and Perez museums

A deal to pour annual operating cash into the Arsht performing arts center, the Pérez art museum and the Frost science museum and help fund both a Baylink rail line to Miami Beach and a…

Education

Battle over sharing of Youth Fair site

Battle over sharing of Youth Fair site

Commissioner Juan Zapata has lambasted Mayor Carlos Gimenez for considering that Florida International University and the county Youth Fair share the fair’s Tamiami Park site and urged the mayor to instead push a total FIU…

Healthcare

Legislature’s bills could alter hospital surgery

Legislature’s bills could alter hospital surgery

Two bills currently before the Florida Legislature would have far-reaching consequences for traditional hospitals if they become law, observers say. One would increase the length of time patients could stay in ambulatory surgical centers; the…

Transportation

Miami to expand free trolley service in 30 days

Miami to expand free trolley service in 30 days

The City of Miami is poised to expand its popular free trolley service in less than 30 days. City Manager Daniel Alfonso told city commissioners Jan. 28 that 10 vehicles are on the way to…

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