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Miami’s Bayfront Park to be open to public many more days

Miami’s Bayfront Park to be open to public many more days

Miami city commissioners came through on a promise to increase the reservation of free access and use of Bayfront Park by the general public to 85% of the year. The legislation approved Nov. 15 limits…

Coral Gables waffles over accepting free sculpture

Coral Gables waffles over accepting free sculpture

A 7-foot-tall piece of art made of very large brown fiberglass tubes bolted together could be on its way to Coral Gables as a donation from the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation. The piece, titled “Vacuus,”…

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PortMiami scrunching cargo area to add two cruise terminals

PortMiami scrunching cargo area to add two cruise terminals

Two PortMiami projects costing a combined $100 million will result in one smaller, denser cargo yard and additional land on which to build two new…

Miami Beach agrees to taller tower at its front door

Miami Beach agrees to taller tower at its front door

After 4½ hours of presentations and discussions, the Miami Beach City Commission agreed  to a height of 519 feet, up from 484 feet, for the…

Miami Yacht Show gets land use OK, funds baywalk

Miami Yacht Show gets land use OK, funds baywalk

Miami city commissioners have approved a revocable license with Yachting Promotions Inc., the operator of the Miami Yacht Show, to use city-owned submerged lands between…

Miami Worldcenter to feature work by acclaimed German artist

Miami Worldcenter to feature work by acclaimed German artist

The evolution of the Park West neighborhood of Miami continues with the construction of Miami Worldcenter, a sweeping mixed-use development offering a little bit of…

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Opinion

Know the source of so-called news you get on social media

Know the source of so-called news you get on social media

Campaigns abroad to undermine US institutions are not the only reason to doubt so-called news in social media. Well-meaning fellow citizens can, with the best intentions, also spread their own disinformation. Russian operatives might act in concert, but a handful of neighbors on social media can unwittingly wash their own misinformation tsunamis over us. The danger became clear at a Miami Beach meeting Oct. 31 as Police Chief Daniel Oates tried to dispel city commissioners’ concerns that Beach crime is on the…

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Carlos Martinez: Public Defender’s Office handles 75,000 cases a year

Carlos Martinez: Public Defender’s Office handles 75,000 cases a year

Carlos Martinez’s almost 30 years of service in the Miami-Dade Public Defender’s Office – including his last decade as its top officer – has been a steady, unyielding effort to improve how justice is administered for society’s most vulnerable members. The first Cuban-American public defender and the only elected Hispanic public defender in the nation, Mr. Martinez immigrated to Miami from Cuba on a 1969 freedom flight and worked his way through college. Today, he manages 200 attorneys and 200 support staff…

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Real Estate

Miami Beach agrees to taller tower at its front door

Miami Beach agrees to taller tower at its front door

After 4½ hours of presentations and discussions, the Miami Beach City Commission agreed  to a height of 519 feet, up from 484 feet, for the tower development on 500-700 Alton Road, at the entry to…

Government

Miami Yacht Show gets land use OK, funds baywalk

Miami Yacht Show gets land use OK, funds baywalk

Miami city commissioners have approved a revocable license with Yachting Promotions Inc., the operator of the Miami Yacht Show, to use city-owned submerged lands between the MacArthur and Venetian causeways. This will allow the yacht…

Business & Finance

Miami Worldcenter to feature work by acclaimed German artist

Miami Worldcenter to feature work by acclaimed German artist

The evolution of the Park West neighborhood of Miami continues with the construction of Miami Worldcenter, a sweeping mixed-use development offering a little bit of everything – including artwork from an internationally-acclaimed painter and installation…

Communities

Coconut Grove Business Improvement District gets new lease on life

Coconut Grove Business Improvement District gets new lease on life

Property owners have granted another 10 years to the Coconut Grove Business Improvement District’s lifespan. The organization has just won approval by a 61% vote from property owners within its boundaries – 140 of 229…

Arts & Culture

Free Miami Symphony Orchestra concerts packing Design District

Free Miami Symphony Orchestra concerts packing Design District

Attendance is strong for the Miami Symphony Orchestra’s free events at the Design District Palm Court as locals flock to see Maestro Eduardo Marturet’s work. The turnout has held steady since the kickoff to the…

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

PortMiami scrunching cargo area to add two cruise terminals

PortMiami scrunching cargo area to add two cruise terminals

Two PortMiami projects costing a combined $100 million will result in one smaller, denser cargo yard and additional land on which to build two new cruise terminals, documents accompanying items Miami-Dade commissioners OK’d this month…

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