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Auto sales wheeling ahead, at times surpassing 2019

Auto sales wheeling ahead, at times surpassing 2019

Back in July, when the virus was still new to all of us, Alyssa Thompson’s car broke down and the 21-year-old veterinarian technician was forced to rely on Carvana, an online car dealership, to buy…

Orange Bowl, national championship set to spotlight Miami

Orange Bowl, national championship set to spotlight Miami

Major sporting events from March Madness to the Summer Olympics in Tokyo were called off this year as Covid raged, but in January some of ESPN’s biggest properties will return to the big screen and…

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Passengers winging back at Miami International Airport

Passengers winging back at Miami International Airport

It turns out Miami-Dade Aviation Director Lester Sola may have overestimated how quickly Miami International Airport (MIA) would bounce back from pandemic-driven passenger drop-offs. In…

Bicycle sales were in high gear in pandemic – then supplies dried up

Bicycle sales were in high gear in pandemic – then supplies dried up

The Miami Beach Bicycle Center on Fifth Street is a South Beach institution. In 1977, Jack Ruiz established the business, which was later handed down to his sons, Alex…

Drive heads toward broader use of tax-funded transit-on-demand

Drive heads toward broader use of tax-funded transit-on-demand

Every city in Miami-Dade could soon be getting its own Freebee service or something like it, with greater destination and pick-up point options. Miami-Dade commissioners…

Signature bridge rising as contractor pumps out water

Signature bridge rising as contractor pumps out water

Work forges ahead on the expansive I-395/SR 836/I-95 Design-Build Project in Miami, a project of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in partnership with the…

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Opinion

Pandemic’s exit will force on us more choices than ever

Pandemic’s exit will force on us more choices than ever

As we escape a milestone year – in the worst sense of milestone – we are caught betwixt and between. Nationally and locally, we are marking time as we await change for the better. Historically, a slowdown has marked the period between Thanksgiving and the new year. We spend too much time celebrating, traveling, with family, and shopping to worry about much else. Business and economy have taken a back seat.  But this was the year everything changed. A pandemic that…

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Alan Dodd: Battles sea level rise and seeks stormwater gains for Miami

Alan Dodd: Battles sea level rise and seeks stormwater gains for Miami

Shoring up Miami’s vulnerabilities to climate change is just one of Alan Dodd’s responsibilities as director and chief resiliency officer for the city’s Department of Resilience and Public Works. Other divisions include operations, building, engineering and transportation. But with sea levels set to rise 21 to 40 inches in the next half-century, among other expected climate effects, it’s a major area of focus, investment and work for him and his team. “A lot of people don’t understand all the implications of climate…

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Real Estate

Signature bridge rising as contractor pumps out water

Signature bridge rising as contractor pumps out water

Work forges ahead on the expansive I-395/SR 836/I-95 Design-Build Project in Miami, a project of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in partnership with the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority and its contractor, the Archer Western-de Moya…

Government

Drive heads toward broader use of tax-funded transit-on-demand

Drive heads toward broader use of tax-funded transit-on-demand

Every city in Miami-Dade could soon be getting its own Freebee service or something like it, with greater destination and pick-up point options. Miami-Dade commissioners Tuesday gave an initial OK to an ordinance change that,…

Business & Finance

Bicycle sales were in high gear in pandemic – then supplies dried up

Bicycle sales were in high gear in pandemic – then supplies dried up

The Miami Beach Bicycle Center on Fifth Street is a South Beach institution. In 1977, Jack Ruiz established the business, which was later handed down to his sons, Alex and Danny. The shop has sold hundreds of bikes to…

Communities

Miami International Airport costly baggage system at 5% capacity now

Miami International Airport costly baggage system at 5% capacity now

Four years after Miami-Dade lawmakers committed $185 million to overhaul Miami International Airport’s (MIA) baggage-handling system and two years since they agreed to add another $46 million to the project, it’s done – and on…

Arts & Culture

Moviegoers see theater safety precautions in brighter light

Moviegoers see theater safety precautions in brighter light

Local film theaters are seeing a steady flow of moviegoers coming back to in-person cinema as promised safety measures ease their comfort levels.  Loyal patrons are putting in efforts to support the film and arts…

Education

New St. Thomas University pandemic center to fund businesses

New St. Thomas University pandemic center to fund businesses

Roughly a third of the $3 million in Cares Act funds Miami-Dade is giving to St. Thomas University’s Center of Pandemic, Disaster and Quarantine Research will be used for local business grants, according to St.…

Healthcare

50,000 in Miami-Dade could get first round of Pfizer vaccine

50,000 in Miami-Dade could get first round of Pfizer vaccine

By Jesse Scheckner Fifty thousand Miami-Dade residents could receive the first round of Pfizer’s new Covid-19 vaccine, Jackson Health System CEO Carlos Migoya said Tuesday. Guidance from the state will dictate who will get them,…

Transportation

Passengers winging back at Miami International Airport

Passengers winging back at Miami International Airport

It turns out Miami-Dade Aviation Director Lester Sola may have overestimated how quickly Miami International Airport (MIA) would bounce back from pandemic-driven passenger drop-offs. In late September, he told Miami Today he expected the air…

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