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Miami International Airport moves to cut long waits in lines

Miami International Airport moves to cut long waits in lines

Good news for fliers who dread the long, serpentine lines at Miami International Airport: Help is on the way. County commissioners last week OK’d a contract with SITA Information Networking Computing USA to install systems…

Mixed-use Regatta Harbour rising on Coconut Grove

Mixed-use Regatta Harbour rising on Coconut Grove

A major public-private partnership is finally moving ahead on all fronts to bring new development to Coconut Grove’s bayfront. Mixed-use Regatta Harbour is rising on more than 9.5 acres at historic Dinner Key. This fall,…

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Miami-Dade aims for another fleet of CNG buses

Miami-Dade aims for another fleet of CNG buses

A second series of compressed natural gas (CNG) buses could arrive in Miami-Dade by September to replace its aging Metrobus fleet, adding to 300 buses…

Brickell City Centre set for OK for two more towers

Brickell City Centre set for OK for two more towers

The continuing evolution of Brickell City Centre is set to be considered this week by Miami city commissioners. On the commission’s agenda today (12/13) is…

Coral Gables tinkers with fate of oldest downtown building

Coral Gables tinkers with fate of oldest downtown building

The final document to pull a demolition permit for the old LaSalle Cleaners building in downtown Coral Gables was to be submitted Wednesday of this…

Artists find few affordable gallery spaces in Wynwood

Artists find few affordable gallery spaces in Wynwood

Fewer artists are finding affordable gallery and studio spaces in Wynwood, and many are forced to say goodbye to its mural-decorated streets. Some are determined…

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Opinion

Expense is key obstacle in keeping North Dade rail pledge

Expense is key obstacle in keeping North Dade rail pledge

When planners last week certified 13 miles of North Dade elevated rail as the future, it symbolized a promise kept. But was it purely symbolic, with little chance of happening soon – or ever? Planners four decades ago promised that Metrorail would run there. But it was never built, and residents are still waiting. Last week, though, they celebrated as rail was pledged to finish the job under a 2½-year-old Smart plan for six new transit legs. But the celebrating was premature.…

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Ariana Fajardo Orshan: Leading 200-plus prosecutors as new US attorney

Ariana Fajardo Orshan: Leading 200-plus prosecutors as new US attorney

As US attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Ariana Fajardo Orshan presides over more than 200 federal prosecutors in a demanding district encompassing nine counties. The former Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court judge, who since 2012 primarily ruled over family cases, began as an assistant state attorney in Miami-Dade focusing on narcotics and organized crime before entering private practice with her future husband. Her Aug. 28 confirmation by the US Senate marked the first time a woman completed the formal congressional process…

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Brickell City Centre set for OK for two more towers

Brickell City Centre set for OK for two more towers

The continuing evolution of Brickell City Centre is set to be considered this week by Miami city commissioners. On the commission’s agenda today (12/13) is a third amendment to a Special Area Plan (SAP) for…

Government

After Brightline deal, Virgin Group gets seaport terminal OK too

After Brightline deal, Virgin Group gets seaport terminal OK too

If all goes as planned, 2021 will prove huge for South Florida and British billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, as both a high-speed train extension connecting Miami to Orlando on Virgin Trains USA and construction…

Business & Finance

Grove garage getting new terms, to play key role in Regatta Harbour

Grove garage getting new terms, to play key role in Regatta Harbour

Miami’s newest parking garage is expected to be finished next spring, playing a key role in a new development on the Coconut Grove waterfront called Regatta Harbour. The City of Miami and the Miami Parking…

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Coral Gables tinkers with fate of oldest downtown building

Coral Gables tinkers with fate of oldest downtown building

The final document to pull a demolition permit for the old LaSalle Cleaners building in downtown Coral Gables was to be submitted Wednesday of this week, according to the lawyer for Mirella LaSalle, the owner…

Arts & Culture

Artists find few affordable gallery spaces in Wynwood

Artists find few affordable gallery spaces in Wynwood

Fewer artists are finding affordable gallery and studio spaces in Wynwood, and many are forced to say goodbye to its mural-decorated streets. Some are determined to stay, but most newcomers are looking elsewhere for lower…

Education

Colleges and universities in Miami-Dade hunt international students

Colleges and universities in Miami-Dade hunt international students

Enrollment and retention rates of international students are rising for most colleges and universities in Miami-Dade. The increases for some institutions affirm the success of new recruitment strategies. Jody Glassman, director of undergraduate admissions at…

Healthcare

Telehealth finds multiple successful niches in Miami-Dade

Telehealth finds multiple successful niches in Miami-Dade

Baptist Health South Florida, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, the University of Miami Health System and the MAVEN Project are finding success in the telehealth space and room to expand. Baptist Health’s Care On Demand continues to…

Transportation

Miami-Dade aims for another fleet of CNG buses

Miami-Dade aims for another fleet of CNG buses

A second series of compressed natural gas (CNG) buses could arrive in Miami-Dade by September to replace its aging Metrobus fleet, adding to 300 buses already ordered. Where they will come from, however, is undetermined.…

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