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As PortMiami rides high, more development deals on horizon

As PortMiami rides high, more development deals on horizon

PortMiami, the world’s busiest cruise port in passengers by industry figures, is on course to maintain that distinction for the foreseeable future. Throughputs at the port in 2018 rose 4.7% from the year prior to…

Aviation bonds to save Miami-Dade $28 million

Aviation bonds to save Miami-Dade $28 million

In a move that will save nearly eight cents per dollar owed, Miami-Dade commissioners have authorized issuance up to $400 million in aviation revenue refunding bonds to repay bonds sold to fund prior capital improvements…

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Miami universities buck trend, add Chinese students

Miami universities buck trend, add Chinese students

Miami Business School welcomed 225 graduate students from China last week, around one-third of University of Miami’s business school total intake. Chinese graduate student enrollments…

Mega-yacht shiplift coming to renovated RMK Merrill-Stevens

Mega-yacht shiplift coming to renovated RMK Merrill-Stevens

RMK Merrill-Stevens, Florida’s first shipyard (founded in Jacksonville in 1885 and operating on the Miami River since 1923) will open its newly renovated and upgraded…

After years of study, premium Flagler transit a decade away

After years of study, premium Flagler transit a decade away

Three years after state transportation personnel began studying the project, premium transit on Flagler Street connecting downtown Miami to West Miami-Dade remains nearly a decade…

Another pilot Miami scooter program may be rolled out

Another pilot Miami scooter program may be rolled out

As a six-month pilot program that saw the return of electric scooters to part of the City of Miami nears its end, the CEO of…

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Opinion

College trustees shouldn’t cheat on their biggest test ever

College trustees shouldn’t cheat on their biggest test ever

Opinion leaders fearful for the future of Miami Dade College have just two weeks to weigh in with college trustees and the governor who appointed them to avert a train wreck in the choice of the college’s next president. Make no mistake: that choice, and the process by which it is made, can continue the college on a nationally acclaimed path of greatness or else backwater an institution that has been the fast lane to success for hundreds of thousands of…

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Ed Marquez: Keeps county finances in line as budget nears $9 billion

Ed Marquez: Keeps county finances in line as budget nears $9 billion

Miami-Dade Deputy Mayor Ed Marquez has seen a lot over the last 40 years, more than three decades of which he’s spent serving the county on and off. As financial director for the most populous county in Florida – and the seventh-most populous in the nation – he is responsible for overseeing a budget that next year comes close to $9 billion, a nearly $1 billion uptick from the year prior. His decisions affect a population of nearly 3 million residents, of…

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Real Estate

After many twin-tower launches, Melo hits a barrier

After many twin-tower launches, Melo hits a barrier

After years of launching successful twin-tower residential projects in Miami’s Arts and Entertainment District north of I-395, The Melo Group is experiencing a setback while trying to gain approval for twin towers in the heart…

Government

Another pilot Miami scooter program may be rolled out

Another pilot Miami scooter program may be rolled out

As a six-month pilot program that saw the return of electric scooters to part of the City of Miami nears its end, the CEO of the Miami Parking Authority gave a glimpse of how things…

Business & Finance

Mega-yacht shiplift coming to renovated RMK Merrill-Stevens

Mega-yacht shiplift coming to renovated RMK Merrill-Stevens

RMK Merrill-Stevens, Florida’s first shipyard (founded in Jacksonville in 1885 and operating on the Miami River since 1923) will open its newly renovated and upgraded North Yard early next year. The company’s two boatyards straddle…

Communities

South Florida wages rise trails national average

South Florida wages rise trails national average

Both wages and salaries and the broader figure of total compensation costs rose far more slowly in South Florida than in the nation as a whole over the 12-month period that ended June 30, a…

Arts & Culture

Tongue-in-cheek ‘Unhappy New Yorkers’ website lures transplants

Tongue-in-cheek ‘Unhappy New Yorkers’ website lures transplants

Miami may be locked in a serious battle to draw high-earning transplants from the Northeast, Midwest and other areas, but who’s to say it can’t be fun? Armando Codina, executive chairman of Codina Partners; Jim…

Education

Miami universities buck trend, add Chinese students

Miami universities buck trend, add Chinese students

Miami Business School welcomed 225 graduate students from China last week, around one-third of University of Miami’s business school total intake. Chinese graduate student enrollments doubled from last year, and the most recent figures are…

Healthcare

After legal war, Jackson Health’s Doral hospital to be done in 2020

After legal war, Jackson Health’s Doral hospital to be done in 2020

With a major change in state law on hospitals this month, Jackson Health System is moving forward with its plans to open José Milton Memorial Hospital at the Jackson West Medical Center in Doral. The…

Transportation

After years of study, premium Flagler transit a decade away

After years of study, premium Flagler transit a decade away

Three years after state transportation personnel began studying the project, premium transit on Flagler Street connecting downtown Miami to West Miami-Dade remains nearly a decade off. A Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) milestone timeline, whose…

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