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Miami looks at ban of polystyrene foam products in parks, beaches

Miami commissioners are considering a ban of polystyrene foam products at city parks, beaches and recreational facilities. On today’s (4/27) commission agenda is the first reading of an ordinance prohibiting expanded polystyrene products (commonly known as Styrofoam)…

Speaker Richard Corcoran demands data from 38 economic, tourist groups

Speaker Richard Corcoran demands data from 38 economic, tourist  groups

Under threat of subpoena, Richard Corcoran, speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, has demanded detailed revenue and expense records from 38 economic development and tourism organizations throughout the state,…

88th All Star Game gets Miami funds, Marlins strike out

88th All Star Game gets Miami funds, Marlins strike out

While directors of Miami’s Downtown Development Authority agreed to donate $50,000 to baseball’s 88th All Star Game in July, some were careful to point out that they were doing so…

Aviation Department deals that caused hot words to fly on tap again

Aviation Department deals that caused hot words to fly on tap again

Discussion could become sharp-toned today (1/19) when the county’s Trade & Tourism Committee considers approving the Aviation Department’s signage and fabrication contracts at Miami International Airport, if the conversation Dec.…

Virginia Key Advisory Board says don’t seek marina operator

Virginia Key Advisory Board says don’t seek marina operator

On a split vote, the Virginia Key Advisory Board recommended that Miami not request new proposals to improve and manage marinas on the barrier island, affording the board more time…

State experiments with carpool apps to cut traffic

State experiments with carpool apps to cut traffic

Over a year since the end of the Florida Department of Transportation’s 826/836 Carpool Incentive Program, the state has yet to announce new traffic mitigation programs – and it doesn’t…

Traffic signals at 1,409 Miami-Dade intersections due upgrade

Traffic signals at 1,409 Miami-Dade intersections due upgrade

Traffic signals at 1,409 Miami-Dade County intersections that will speed traffic on heavily traveled state roads will get an upgrade to the latest technology from a funding plan that county…

County ducks Lake Okeechobee land buy stance for Everglades water

County ducks Lake Okeechobee land buy stance for Everglades water

Miami-Dade County commissioners have indefinitely put off recommending that the state Legislature allocate money for land acquisition south of Lake Okeechobee, which would convey freshwater in the greater Everglades ecosystem,…

Miami commissioners nearly fired City Manager Daniel Alfonso

Miami commissioners nearly fired City Manager Daniel Alfonso

For a few minutes last week, Miami commissioners thought they’d just fired City Manager Daniel Alfonso. Not quite. The move to remove the top administrator was launched Dec. 8 by…

Congress is to vote on extending the EB-5 program

Congress is to vote on extending the EB-5 program

Congress is to vote Friday on extending the EB-5 program, which grants foreign investors permanent residence for the right price. In the minds of local experts and developers who rely…

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