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Vision of an inland cargo port

Vision of an inland cargo port

Overlooking his family’s land in Medley from atop a nearby landfill, businessman Lowell Dunn II has a vision for creating an “inland cargo port” that would involve selling a big…

Gas prices hit reverse

After hitting a spring peak, gasoline prices have been on the decline, and analysts say prices are likely to continue falling into the summer. The average price in Florida for…

County probes impact of medical marijuana on farms

County commissioners want to know how legalizing medical marijuana in Florida would impact Miami-Dade’s farming areas. Commissioners on Tuesday voted 12-1, Javier Souto dissenting, to direct Mayor Carlos Gimenez to…

Seaport rail to expand again

Seaport rail to expand again

Florida East Coast Railway continues to expand its reactivated freight rail into PortMiami. So far, the company, also known as FEC, has connected two of three 1,500-foot tracks inside the…

City spars with marina over debt, bidding rights

City spars with marina over debt, bidding rights

The owner of the Rickenbacker Marina says the City of Miami is picking on him. The city says there’s a slight matter of $2 million that the marina owes the…

Pharmaceutical firms flock to Miami

Pharmaceutical firms flock to Miami

More pharmaceutical companies are finding a home in Greater Miami. There are scores of firms in the area, although it may not be so noticeable because they aren’t clustered into…

County in year 3 of tussle with Marlins over ballpark cost

County in year 3 of tussle with Marlins over ballpark cost

Now in their third season at Marlins Park, Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins are still submitting expenses to the county – more than $110 million to date – to be…

Westward Ho! Mayor sees rail expansion

Not only is Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez pushing for Miami-Miami Beach passenger rail, but his office also is considering a rail line into the western part of the county. The…

Mystery luxury department store targets Brickell

The posh Brickell area offers some of Miami’s finest urban amenities, but one exception has been a scarcity of retail stores, particularly the lack of a department store. That’s going…

Water, sewer rate hikes cascade

Water, sewer rate hikes cascade

Miami-Dade County has started a series of water and sewer rate hikes to pay for $12.6 billion in proposed improvements to its water and wastewater systems, including a $3 billion…

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