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Zoo Miami targets two grand openings

Zoo Miami targets two grand openings

After a rough start to the year due to bad weather and heavy rainfall, Zoo Miami has all but thrown in the towel on its goal to reach 1 million visitors this year. Officials remain…

Online and mobile banking keep picking up speed

Online and mobile banking keep picking up speed

While online and mobile banking continues to pick up speed and popularity, the banks continue to scheme about how to stay on top of it. Sometimes the solution comes in the form of recruiting a…

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Miami-Dade County considers flood of water transit solutions

Miami-Dade County considers flood of water transit solutions

Miami-Dade County is considering a fleet of water transit solutions to lessen the traffic gridlock that is daily Miami. Miami city commissioners last week got…

Coconut Grove Playhouse parking moves ahead

Coconut Grove Playhouse parking moves ahead

No matter what happens to the Coconut Grove Playhouse, officials with the Miami Parking Authority want to move ahead with plans for a new parking…

Coral Gables $1 million and up residential market strong

Coral Gables $1 million and up residential market strong

The Coral Gables $1 million and up residential realty market stays strong even in the face of upcoming elections and global market issues, with serious…

Workforce housing in downtown Miami to get big boost

Workforce housing in downtown Miami to get big boost

When Melody Tower opened in May, the 38-story apartment building was more than 95% leased, illustrating the aching need for affordable and workforce housing in…

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Opinion

Display Miami Circle properly, fund long-term operations

Display Miami Circle properly, fund long-term operations

If Miami history gets too little notice dating from the city’s founding in 1896, it’s nearly invisible for the thousands of years when this was a Native American community. The state was to display one focal point of that legacy when it bought 2.2 acres at the mouth of the Miami River in Brickell in 1999 to spotlight our best-known site in Native American history, the Miami Circle. But few living people have ever seen it. The history at the Miami Circle…

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Ken Russell: Aims to put new players, viewpoints onto city boards

Ken Russell: Aims to put new players, viewpoints onto city boards

For about six months Ken Russell has been sitting on the dais of the Miami City Commission. Last fall he referred to himself as a “yo-yo-playing surfboard salesman who was somehow able to become your commissioner” when he won the District 2 seat. He still says it was an achievement in itself that someone with no experience in politics could win a significant elected office in such an important city. Essentially, the job is what he expected although more intense and…

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Real Estate

Coral Gables $1 million and up residential market strong

Coral Gables $1 million and up residential market strong

The Coral Gables $1 million and up residential realty market stays strong even in the face of upcoming elections and global market issues, with serious buyers purchasing from serious sellers. But experts say they expect…

Government

Double-decker restaurant under fire for lack of riverwalk

Double-decker restaurant under fire for lack of riverwalk

A unique double-decker restaurant being built to house two eateries on the banks of the Miami River has come under fire for its lack of a required public riverwalk. Officials with the Miami River Commission…

Business & Finance

Bank fees should be simple, Chase says

Bank fees should be simple, Chase says

Bank fees are virtually unavoidable for anyone who’d rather keep money in a proper institution instead of under their mattress – but George Acevedo thinks that it should be as simple as possible for customers…

Communities

Workforce housing in downtown Miami to get big boost

Workforce housing in downtown Miami to get big boost

When Melody Tower opened in May, the 38-story apartment building was more than 95% leased, illustrating the aching need for affordable and workforce housing in downtown Miami. Melody brought 497 market rate apartments to the…

Arts & Culture

Coconut Grove Playhouse parking moves ahead

Coconut Grove Playhouse parking moves ahead

No matter what happens to the Coconut Grove Playhouse, officials with the Miami Parking Authority want to move ahead with plans for a new parking garage for the Grove. Authority CEO Art Noriega said he’s…

Education

Miami’s educational firmament studded with leaders

Miami’s educational firmament studded with leaders

Miami’s educational firmament is studded with leaders who specialize is both traditional and non-traditional learning. Javier Betancourt, director of economic improvement for the City of Coral Gables, nominated Cheli Cerra, principal of Coral Gables Preparatory…

Healthcare

Factors keeping healthcare costs steady

Factors keeping healthcare costs steady

A variety of factors has helped keep healthcare costs steady, observers say. “Growth in healthcare spending has remained relatively stable in the United States, Florida and South Florida,” said Karoline Mortensen, an associate professor at…

Transportation

Miami-Dade County considers flood of water transit solutions

Miami-Dade County considers flood of water transit solutions

Miami-Dade County is considering a fleet of water transit solutions to lessen the traffic gridlock that is daily Miami. Miami city commissioners last week got a county preview of its probe of water transportation, from…

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