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County seeks expedited deal for Biscayne Bay transit route

County seeks expedited deal for Biscayne Bay transit route

After years of studies, Miami-Dade lawmakers may soon ask the county administration to act fast in securing arrangements and funding for floating transportation services connecting the City of Miami and South Beach across Biscayne Bay.…

Headwinds from soccer stadium deal worry MIA

Headwinds from soccer stadium deal worry MIA

As Miami nears a deal for a soccer stadium and commercial complex beside Miami International Airport, county lawmakers want to know how that will affect the area’s biggest economic engine. A county commission committee Tuesday…

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University of Miami ocean studies sail to Pacific on Celebrity Flora

University of Miami ocean studies sail to Pacific on Celebrity Flora

A two-university partnership based on Virginia Key that collects oceanographic data from cruise and container ships is entering the Pacific Ocean via a brand-new expedition…

Metrobus realignment may offer seniors on-demand transit

Metrobus realignment may offer seniors on-demand transit

As nonprofit Transit Alliance Miami works to redesign Miami-Dade’s Metrobus route system, steps must be taken to ensure that the county doesn’t overlook the needs…

Coca-Cola paid sponsorship of Miami Beach may be bottled up

Coca-Cola paid sponsorship of Miami Beach may be bottled up

City of Miami Beach corporate sponsor Coca-Cola may face consequences for its plastics use. Commissioner Ricky Arriola plans to rally commissioners this week to terminate…

Miami-Dade County, transit union divisions deepen

Miami-Dade County, transit union divisions deepen

To say that Miami-Dade County’s relationship with union members who staff its transportation department is strained would be an understatement. According to a fiery letter…

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Miami protects Olympia, but county stumbles over monorail

Miami protects Olympia, but county stumbles over monorail

Unsolicited proposals that weren’t ready for prime time got polar opposite government response last week. Miami city commissioners wisely bypassed a glittering offer, but the county couldn’t resist lures dangled in an economically and politically powerful transit/gambling deal. In the good news column, city commissioners decided to wait for talks with Miami Dade College that had already been in the works 15 months rather than choose an unsolicited and relatively unknown bidder to manage its landmark Olympia Theater. Why cut short…

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Jorge Pérez: Condo king transferring control of his Related Group

Jorge Pérez: Condo king transferring control of his Related Group

Jorge Pérez likes to lead by example. “My management style is, ‘Follow me,’” said the reigning condo king of Miami whose real estate firm, The Related Group, has by his estimation built more than 100,000 condo units cumulatively valued at about $50 billion throughout the nation and across the globe. His competitive spirit, he said, is based on the “immigrant mentality” that everything can be lost at any moment – a personal and professional principle he gleaned witnessing his family struggle…

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Headwinds from soccer stadium deal worry MIA

Headwinds from soccer stadium deal worry MIA

As Miami nears a deal for a soccer stadium and commercial complex beside Miami International Airport, county lawmakers want to know how that will affect the area’s biggest economic engine. A county commission committee Tuesday…

Government

Miami-Dade County, transit union divisions deepen

Miami-Dade County, transit union divisions deepen

To say that Miami-Dade County’s relationship with union members who staff its transportation department is strained would be an understatement. According to a fiery letter Transport Workers Union Local 291 President Jeffrey Mitchell sent to…

Business & Finance

Coca-Cola paid sponsorship of Miami Beach may be bottled up

Coca-Cola paid sponsorship of Miami Beach may be bottled up

City of Miami Beach corporate sponsor Coca-Cola may face consequences for its plastics use. Commissioner Ricky Arriola plans to rally commissioners this week to terminate the city’s contract with Coca-Cola, all for the sake of…

Communities

Metrobus realignment may offer seniors on-demand transit

Metrobus realignment may offer seniors on-demand transit

As nonprofit Transit Alliance Miami works to redesign Miami-Dade’s Metrobus route system, steps must be taken to ensure that the county doesn’t overlook the needs of its senior citizens, Miami-Dade Commissioner Eileen Higgins said. To…

Arts & Culture

Coconut Grove Playhouse patch: post office parking lot?

Coconut Grove Playhouse patch: post office parking lot?

As officials with the Miami Parking Authority ponder another potentially long delay in the plan to redevelop the Coconut Grove Playhouse property and build a companion municipal garage, they are turning to higher powers when…

Education

University of Miami ocean studies sail to Pacific on Celebrity Flora

University of Miami ocean studies sail to Pacific on Celebrity Flora

A two-university partnership based on Virginia Key that collects oceanographic data from cruise and container ships is entering the Pacific Ocean via a brand-new expedition cruise ship for the first time since the University of…

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

Royal Air Maroc plans added flights to link Miami, Casablanca

Royal Air Maroc plans added flights to link Miami, Casablanca

Royal Air Maroc aims to expand from its present three weekly flights to five a week between Miami International Airport and Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport in the coming months. The airline, Morocco’s national carrier…

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