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County Hall travel spending soars 56%

Spending on Miami-Dade County employee travel increased 56% last fiscal year from the prior year. Staff spent about $1.78 million on travel in 2012-13, about $640,000 more than 2011-12. That was funded by the general and special revenue…

Judge orders hearing in Walgreens site battle

Judge orders hearing in Walgreens site battle

Developers seeking to build a Walgreens at the entrance to Key Biscayne are tired of waiting for village officials to act and have turned to the courts. On Dec. 19,…

City OKs decorative wall as sound buffer

City OKs decorative wall as sound buffer

First it was a whitefly invasion, then workers for the county. Enemies, both natural and manmade, have worked to decimate much of the thick and lush foliage near The Moorings…

Port could get aid in land loss for soccer

Port could get aid in land loss for soccer

A new inland port proposed for Medley could help ensure that trade at PortMiami isn’t disrupted if soccer star David Beckham builds a stadium there. A major property owner in…

Gloria and Emilio Estefan to be named ambassadors

Gloria and Emilio Estefan to be named ambassadors

A proposal that could see entertainment giants Emilio and Gloria Estefan serve as Miami-Dade trade and cultural ambassadors for four years is being fast-tracked through the county’s legislative process. County…

10,000 pass corruption-busting classes

To combat corruption, 10,000 of the Miami-Dade’s nearly 26,000 workers have passed a three-hour online ethics course, and by the end of the month 10,000 more are expected to do…

Marlins Park garage leasing back to first base

Marlins Park garage leasing back to first base

Real estate firm NAI has been chosen as the exclusive leasing agent for the Marlins Park garage retail space, owned by the City of Miami. This time, though, it’s official.…

Miami puts up gambling barrier – sort of

Miami commissioners last week voted 3-0 to ban gambling in new leases on city-owned land but made clear that they expect an unnamed tenant to soon seek an exception to…

County asks, is excellence passé

County asks, is excellence passé

Miami-Dade County’s logo and its “Delivering Excellence Every Day” slogan might soon change. Commissioner Juan Zapata suggested an upgrade – a move the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau is…

Airline demand trumps glitzy airport mall

Airline demand trumps glitzy airport mall

Demand for gates at Miami International Airport is so high that the county is likely to abandon plans to convert its aged Central Terminal into a cutting-edge shopping mall and…

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