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More FPL solar ‘trees’ in parks producing energy

More FPL solar ‘trees’ in parks producing energy

Four new solar trees and canopies have been unveiled this year in Miami-Dade and Broward as part of Florida Power & Light’s SolarNow program. These canopies and trees, the company’s website says, “provide shade and…

Settlement with Magic City Casino would ban gambling elsewhere in city

Settlement with Magic City Casino would ban gambling elsewhere in city

After hearing parties are nearing a settlement on a jai-alai and poker establishment in the Edgewater neighborhood, Miami city commissioners decided last week to defer a previously scheduled meeting that was to be closed to…

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Last pair of Metrorail cars ordered in 2012 finally on track

Last pair of Metrorail cars ordered in 2012 finally on track

A more than 8½-year effort to replace Miami-Dade’s Metrorail fleet is nearly over, as the county last week accepted and is now testing the last…

Baptist Health digital overhaul hitting high gear

Baptist Health digital overhaul hitting high gear

Baptist Health South Florida’s $100 million digital overhaul continues, now with a new tech leader at the helm whose prior work for a massive media…

At-home Covid-19 test recommendation months late

At-home Covid-19 test recommendation months late

Despite having a “difficult” time talking with the maker of an at-home Covid-19 test kit being considered for residents, Miami-Dade staff hope this week to…

Global digital payment firm ACI Worldwide Corp. moving to Miami-Dade

Global digital payment firm ACI Worldwide Corp. moving to Miami-Dade

A global digital payment firm currently headquartered in Collier County will get more than $360,000 in state and local incentives to move to Miami-Dade, with…

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Opinion

Revoke the death sentence for statewide tourism marketing

Revoke the death sentence for statewide tourism marketing

Last year Florida visitors fell 34% as Covid-19 battered tourism starting in March. This year, tourism will struggle all 12 months in the shadow of the coronavirus. The Legislature needs to help. In Miami-Dade, events and meetings plummeted, air arrivals fizzled, foreign visits slowed to a trickle, cruise ships anchored. So hospitality jobs plunged 16.3% in December from December 2019, when the county employed a record 147,300 in the visitor industry. The Legislature, which began meeting Tuesday, now is being asked to…

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Morris Copeland: Miami-Dade’s inaugural chief community services officer

Morris Copeland: Miami-Dade’s inaugural chief community services officer

For Morris Copeland, chief community services officer for Miami-Dade, the goal was always to serve his hometown. He grew up in Liberty City and was a young teen when riots shook Miami in 1980. The experience was life changing, he said, and after graduating from high school, he accepted an out-of-state college football scholarship. “It was like living in a different world,” he said. “I grew and met people I normally wouldn’t have had the chance to talk to and gained a…

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Real Estate

Miami Station gets green light to replace ghost foundation

Miami Station gets green light to replace ghost foundation

A plan to build a large high-rise in the heart of the city filled with offices, apartments, restaurants and shops has gotten the green light from a City of Miami review board. Miami Station is…

Government

At-home Covid-19 test recommendation months late

At-home Covid-19 test recommendation months late

Despite having a “difficult” time talking with the maker of an at-home Covid-19 test kit being considered for residents, Miami-Dade staff hope this week to have enough information to advise county commissioners on next steps.…

Business & Finance

Global digital payment firm ACI Worldwide Corp. moving to Miami-Dade

Global digital payment firm ACI Worldwide Corp. moving to Miami-Dade

A global digital payment firm currently headquartered in Collier County will get more than $360,000 in state and local incentives to move to Miami-Dade, with vows to spend millions on its new world headquarters and…

Communities

82-acre Doral Central Park begins development

82-acre Doral Central Park begins development

Construction to build-out Doral Central Park has officially begun after city officials broke ground Monday, closing the park to the public until further notice. With phases two and three scheduled to be completed in 2022…

Arts & Culture

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center reopens, but outdoors

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center reopens, but outdoors

After being closed 11 months, the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center has taken a first step to re-open with a socially distanced, outdoor performance from Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami.  Taking place Feb. 20 at…

Education

Miami Dade College enrollment bouncing back

Miami Dade College enrollment bouncing back

As students adjust to new campus protocols, Miami Dade College has seen an increase in enrollment, narrowing its gap to a 7% total decline from pre-covid days compared to 12% last fall.  MDC’s Wolfson Campus…

Healthcare

Baptist Health digital overhaul hitting high gear

Baptist Health digital overhaul hitting high gear

Baptist Health South Florida’s $100 million digital overhaul continues, now with a new tech leader at the helm whose prior work for a massive media and entertainment conglomerate will inform what he calls a “relentless…

Transportation

Last pair of Metrorail cars ordered in 2012 finally on track

Last pair of Metrorail cars ordered in 2012 finally on track

A more than 8½-year effort to replace Miami-Dade’s Metrorail fleet is nearly over, as the county last week accepted and is now testing the last pair of new railcars from manufacturer Hitachi Rail Italy before…

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