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Skyrise, college, Overtown project hit county jackpot

The Miami-Dade County Commission on Tuesday approved the allocation of an aggregate $20 million of taxpayer funds to three privately developed projects, including the 1,000-foot Skyrise tower to rise at Bayside Marketplace. The commission’s approval comes as…

Chief judge seeks new county courthouse

Chief judge seeks new county courthouse

By Susan Danseyar Chief Judge Bertila Soto is advocating for a new Dade County courthouse because the one built in 1925 is too small for the 11th Judicial Circuit’s needs.…

Plans laid for Jackson bonds oversight

Plans laid for Jackson bonds oversight

Progress is being made on legislation needed to create a new oversight board for Jackson Health System that would monitor how Jackson spends $830 million in public bond funding. The…

Miami targets lone wall mural to go

Miami targets lone wall mural to go

Miami Commissioner Frank Carollo is convinced wall mural laws in the city are being selectively enforced. This belief played a role in a debate last week about an illegal wall…

Engineers check cracks in courthouse columns

Engineers check cracks in  courthouse columns

By Susan Danseyar Despite cracks in basement columns, the Dade County Courthouse won’t be falling down any time soon as it undergoes 45 days of engineering tests. Officials are keeping…

Curtain rises on work of rebuilding playhouse

Curtain rises on work of rebuilding playhouse

Years ago, Miami-Dade County officials set aside $20 million in bond money to one day revive the historic Coconut Grove Playhouse. That day has finally arrived, thanks to the combined…

City, neighbors end decade of legal squabbles with a deal

City, neighbors end decade of legal squabbles with a deal

More than a decade of legal battles involving the interests of developers, neighboring homeowners and Miami city government have finally come to an end. And aiding in the conclusion of…

County lays plan for Africa air routes, trade

County lays plan for Africa air routes, trade

Miami-Dade is working to launch air and trade links to Africa in the same way it nurtured relationships with Latin America. Commissioner Dennis Moss asked county staff for a study…

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…

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