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Sen. Bill Nelson in Brickell Avenue Bridge battle

Sen. Bill Nelson in Brickell Avenue Bridge battle

To help resolve a long-brewing Brickell Avenue Bridge battle over traffic snarls, Miami’s Downtown Development Authority has recruited US Sen. Bill Nelson to insist that bridge lockdown rules be followed and times expanded. Oversight of…

Lost film and entertainment incentives costing jobs

Lost film and entertainment incentives costing jobs

After four consecutive years during which the Florida Legislature failed to add new funding to film and entertainment incentives, some behind-the-cameras workers have relocated to states that offer robust programs, including Georgia, Louisiana and North…

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Virginia Key marina in three-way fight

Virginia Key marina in three-way fight

While the fate of Miami Marine Stadium plays a major role in Virginia Key’s future, what happens to the marina next door might have equal…

Downtown Development Authority hires lobbyist to add dockage

Downtown Development Authority hires lobbyist to add dockage

In an effort to offer boaters more opportunities to explore downtown, Miami’s Downtown Development Authority voted Friday to hire Floridian Partners to help get more…

Authority joins push to bring Tri-Rail into downtown

Authority joins push to bring Tri-Rail into downtown

Directors of Miami’s Downtown Development Authority voted unanimously Friday to join the push to bring Tri-Rail into downtown by amending an agreement the authority signed…

North Miami’s China trip seeks Chinatown backers

North Miami’s China trip seeks Chinatown backers

North Miami officials returned last week from a 12-day China trip seeking investors and cultural inspiration to lay the groundwork for the city’s newly designated…

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Opinion

Soccer fields shouldn’t need detectives or rocket scientists

Soccer fields shouldn’t need detectives or rocket scientists

A brand new Miami advisory board this week may probe “The Case of the Missing Soccer Fields,” the latest volume of government whodunits in which promises to voters vanish. In this episode, Virginia Key soccer fields that were to open a month after the Miami International Boat Show left for the year never appeared. The city manager just told the Miami commission that they’ll never exist. They join a long list of governments’ vanished vows. Think of soccer fields at American Airlines Arena,…

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Tina Howell: Franchisee runs counseling business, writes on growth

Tina Howell: Franchisee runs counseling business, writes on growth

Tina Howell was told as a teenager that she’d never get into college with the Ds and Fs she was earning in classes; at the rate she was going, adults told her, she’d never be successful in life. Thankfully, Ms. Howell said, she didn’t listen to the naysayers. Instead, she paid attention to the voice inside her saying she had what it takes to be do well and be proud of herself one day. That day arrived sooner than Ms. Howell’s former…

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Real Estate

North Miami’s China trip seeks Chinatown backers

North Miami’s China trip seeks Chinatown backers

North Miami officials returned last week from a 12-day China trip seeking investors and cultural inspiration to lay the groundwork for the city’s newly designated Chinatown District. Six delegates traveled to Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai,…

Government

Virginia Key marina in three-way fight

Virginia Key marina in three-way fight

While the fate of Miami Marine Stadium plays a major role in Virginia Key’s future, what happens to the marina next door might have equal or greater significance. City commissioners are today (5/26) to consider…

Business & Finance

Fund bets counter to US trade embargo against Cuba

Fund bets counter to US trade embargo against Cuba

In anticipation of the era when the US trade embargo against Cuba is a thing of the past, Thomas J. Herzfeld’s Caribbean Basin Fund has been packing its portfolio with companies that he believes will…

Communities

Downtown Development Authority hires lobbyist to add dockage

Downtown Development Authority hires lobbyist to add dockage

In an effort to offer boaters more opportunities to explore downtown, Miami’s Downtown Development Authority voted Friday to hire Floridian Partners to help get more dockage – especially for boats of less than 100 feet…

Arts & Culture

“The Romanovs: 1613-1918” at Prologue Society

“The Romanovs: 1613-1918” at Prologue Society

Simon Sebag Montefiore, who entertained members of the Prologue Society a few years ago with his popular history “Jerusalem,” returns to talk about his new book, “The Romanovs: 1613-1918 – a compendium of political and…

Education

FIU looks to partner with Asia’s hospitality industry

FIU looks to partner with Asia’s hospitality industry

As Asia’s hospitality industry takes great leaps forward, FIU’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management is looking into partnerships with Asian institutions that can lead to expanded opportunities for its students. “We look for…

Healthcare

America’s opioid abuse problem hits home in Miami

America’s opioid abuse problem hits home in Miami

America’s opioid abuse problem, once thought to be a killer vice only for inner-city junkies, is now a country-wide epidemic affecting even Miami. The good news is that solutions are out there, according to a…

Transportation

Authority joins push to bring Tri-Rail into downtown

Authority joins push to bring Tri-Rail into downtown

Directors of Miami’s Downtown Development Authority voted unanimously Friday to join the push to bring Tri-Rail into downtown by amending an agreement the authority signed when pledging $1.3 million in financial support. The new contract…

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