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Front Page » 2013 » October (Page 2)

Flagler Street owners tax selves for railroad motif

Flagler Street owners tax selves for railroad motif

The Downtown Development Authority’s plan to spruce up Flagler Street has moved into high gear, with an important new component. Property owners on the street are now willing to tax…

FYI Miami: October 31, 2013

CONSTRUCTION DECLINES: Contracts for future construction in South Florida declined markedly in September from September 2012, according to McGraw Hill Construction. Nonresidential contracts awarded totaled just under $172 million, down…

Profile: Mary Andrews

Profile: Mary Andrews

Miami Bridge, Youth and Family Services is the only emergency shelter for homeless or abandoned young people ages 10 to 18 in Miami-Dade County. The face is Mary Andrews, executive…

Filming in Miami: October 24, 2013

These film permits were issued last week by the Miami-Dade County Mayor’s Office of Film & Entertainment, (305) 375-3288; the Miami Mayor’s Office of Film, Arts & Entertainment, (305) 860-3823;…

Rail historian sees streetcars returning

Rail historian sees streetcars returning

The man who wrote the books on the area’s transit history is adding his voice to conversations about its future. Seth H. Bramson, company historian for Florida East Coast Railway…

County putting tennis center in center court

County putting tennis center in center court

Miami-Dade County commissioners are expected to make some big decisions next month on the controversial plan to renovate the Crandon Park Tennis Center on Key Biscayne. The plan by the…

When fines don’t do the job, let the punishment fit the crime

When fines don’t do the job, let the punishment fit the crime

Lyrics from “A More Humane Mikado” in Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera “Mikado” suggest a serious solution to last week’s Miami Today report of a zoning quandary. Miami-Dade County has…

Bus tracking system rolling in

Bus tracking system rolling in

Miami-Dade’s Citizens’ Independent Transportation Trust approved last week a $17.68 million proposed contract to install trackers on county buses. The deal with Clever Devices Ltd. would use transportation surtax funds…

FYI Miami: October 24, 2013

PROFITABLE DEAL: Northern Trust Corp. had a pre-tax gain of $33 million on the sale of the banking corporation’s Florida headquarters office building at 700 Brickell Ave. and the vacant…

Malls at capacity, seek to add on

Occupancy in Miami-Dade’s larger malls is at full capacity and some have undergone or are planning for expansions, supported by improving economic trends. “We’re fully leased,” said Maria Prado, general…

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