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First new Metrorail cars pass all scheduled tests

First new Metrorail cars pass all scheduled tests

The first two Metrorail cars that will replace Miami-Dade’s fleet have passed all scheduled tests and will be put on the mainline for final examination this May, says transit chief Alice Bravo. “They’re in excellent…

Enterprise Florida is jetting off to South Africa

Enterprise Florida is jetting off to South Africa

Economic development agency Enterprise Florida is jetting off to South Africa this Friday, taking two dozen Florida company executives south and facilitating one-on-one meetings with potential foreign partners, all in the hopes of helping the…

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78-story mixed-use tower to replace Brickell’s Burger King

78-story mixed-use tower to replace Brickell’s Burger King

From Burger King to a real whopper, a developer plans a 78-story mixed-use tower on a Brickell area corner that’s been serving up burgers and…

Bank board to discuss replacing labor secretary nominee Alex Acosta

Bank board to discuss replacing labor secretary nominee Alex Acosta

Replacing Alex Acosta as board chair of Miami’s US Century Bank now that he has been nominated to become the nation’s labor secretary will not…

Local highways to get first diverging diamond interchanges

Local highways to get first diverging diamond interchanges

Work is steadily moving forward to make driving on area highways less time-consuming and safer. “Two major things right now are the diverging diamond interchanges…

County analyzes four expansions for Metromover

County analyzes four expansions for Metromover

County transit officials are analyzing extensions for the Metromover and upgrades for all its systems toward accommodating increasing ridership. Director of Transportation and Public Works…

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Opinion

Dull task may determine how well county meets our needs

Dull task may determine how well county meets our needs

How well Miami-Dade County Hall meets needs of business and residents will soon rest on a task that few know about and even fewer care about: a charter review. Stop. Don’t turn the page. Nothing brings more yawns than a charter review, which is a study of how to upgrade our equivalent of a constitution – the county’s rulebook. But little may be more important. Last week a committee began the process with a vote to set up a 15-member charter study.…

Profile

Tibor Hollo: Building our tallest tower, with a bigger one to follow

Tibor Hollo: Building our tallest tower, with a bigger one to follow

In 1956, Tibor Hollo packed his bags and reputation as one of New York’s most successful general contractors and relocated to sunny Miami, where he founded Florida East Coast Realty. In the 60 years since, the company has built in excess of 60 million square feet of single-family homes, landmark residential and commercial high-rises, government buildings, marinas, high-end retail centers, warehouse complexes, and telecommunications centers. The company forged new ground by developing Miami’s Omni/Venetia area, sparking the transformation of the district…

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Real Estate

78-story mixed-use tower to replace Brickell’s Burger King

78-story mixed-use tower to replace Brickell’s Burger King

From Burger King to a real whopper, a developer plans a 78-story mixed-use tower on a Brickell area corner that’s been serving up burgers and fries for years. On the southwest corner of Southwest Eighth…

Government

County analyzes four expansions for Metromover

County analyzes four expansions for Metromover

County transit officials are analyzing extensions for the Metromover and upgrades for all its systems toward accommodating increasing ridership. Director of Transportation and Public Works Alice Bravo said right now her department is evaluating various…

Business & Finance

Bank board to discuss replacing labor secretary nominee Alex Acosta

Bank board to discuss replacing labor secretary nominee Alex Acosta

Replacing Alex Acosta as board chair of Miami’s US Century Bank now that he has been nominated to become the nation’s labor secretary will not be easy, says one of his colleagues. “We have to…

Communities

Tri-Rail to roll commuter rail into downtown Miami by year’s end

Tri-Rail to roll commuter rail into downtown Miami by year’s end

With a bid controversy settled, the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority is on track to have Tri-Rail commuter trains steaming into downtown’s Miami Central station by year’s end. “We issued a contract this week for…

Arts & Culture

Coconut Grove Arts Festival spotlights 380 artists

Coconut Grove Arts Festival spotlights 380 artists

The Coconut Grove Arts Festival returns Feb. 18-20 for its 54th year, highlighting the works of 380 artists. This year’s show will include works in mixed media, paintings, photography, digital art, printmaking & drawing, watercolor,…

Education

Larkin Health Sciences Institute College of Pharmacy enrolls 80% minorities

Larkin Health Sciences Institute College of Pharmacy enrolls 80% minorities

Larkin Health Sciences Institute College of Pharmacy, Miami-Dade’s first pharmacy school and the only college in Florida to offer a three-year program culminating in a doctor of pharmacy degree, reached a fast milestone when it…

Healthcare

Job market for nurses full of new opportunities

Job market for nurses full of new opportunities

Due to factors ranging from an oncoming retirement wave to regional shortages, the job market for nurses is full of opportunities and benefits, including competitive salary offerings and a multitude of positions to choose from.…

Transportation

Local highways to get first diverging diamond interchanges

Local highways to get first diverging diamond interchanges

Work is steadily moving forward to make driving on area highways less time-consuming and safer. “Two major things right now are the diverging diamond interchanges and the work on the shoulders of 836 to prepare…

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