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Memo to Genting: no free passes when you break the law

Memo to Genting: no free passes when you break the law

Malaysian steamroller Genting has failed every other way to get OKs for a massive casino in Miami’s downtown, so now it has gone to court seeking to prevent the state…

County buses need more funds even while we push for rail

County buses need more funds even while we push for rail

Two new reports should frighten anyone who complains about it getting harder and harder to get around Miami-Dade. They point to a huge failure of our mass transit linchpin, the…

Would bigger Greater Miami Chamber be as relevant?

Would bigger Greater Miami Chamber be as relevant?

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce is on the brink of a sea change. But in which direction will the tide turn? Within weeks the chamber has revealed that its…

Build transit on a smart track with clear focus, paid rides

Build transit on a smart track with clear focus, paid rides

Transit in Miami-Dade might soon roll toward a sidetrack reminiscent of a 2002 trip to a bait-and-switch tax that bought little new rail while roads congested. Some county commissioners are…

Just like a good neighbor, let FIU play fair with The Fair

Just like a good neighbor, let FIU play fair with The Fair

Though Florida International University in its game to expand into Youth Fair land next door holds all the cards, including aces in community goodwill, we suggested a year ago that…

Now choices in Beach’s convention hotel quest get harder

Now choices in Beach’s convention hotel quest get harder

This week’s decision on how to get a companion hotel to serve a revamped Miami Beach Convention Center may be the easiest of up to 10 choices needed to make…

Time to return to level playing field to win county contracts

Time to return to level playing field to win county contracts

Tuesday morning a committee is to try to further stack the deck against out-of-town bidders for county professional service contracts with the specious reasoning that more business barriers will strengthen…

We’ve got no kicks about soccer, but oh that parking void!

We’ve got no kicks about soccer, but oh that parking void!

Sports might have the ultimate stadium concept in David Beckham’s plan for soccer. For his Overtown stadium there would be no government subsidy. There would be no free land. That…

Convention hotel debacle: when will the leaders check in?

Convention hotel debacle: when will the leaders check in?

As Miami Beach gropes for straws to rescue its dream of an 800-room convention hotel, over in Miami an exhibition center hotel with exhibit and meeting space has unveiled a…

Commission should let public vote to add Metromover fare

Commission should let public vote to add Metromover fare

Hand it to Commissioner Barbara Jordan, who long has advocated a Metromover fare. Restoring a fare is smart, equitable – and very hard. Back in 2002 when Miami-Dade voters levied…

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