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Half-dozen Virginia Key city projects in flood zone

Half-dozen Virginia Key city projects in flood zone

Virginia Key is almost entirely in the flood zone, and the City of Miami ought to consider these low elevations as it undertakes more than a half-dozen projects on the island. That’s advice from Tiffany…

52 Miami Achievers hailed as Book of Leaders is released

52 Miami Achievers hailed as Book of Leaders is released

Overlooking downtown from the 33th floor, 200 invited guests last week saluted the 52 community leaders who are featured in the 2019 Book of Leaders, which compiles a full year of Achiever profiles that are…

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Coral Gables puts off trolleys expansion to await a grant

Coral Gables puts off trolleys expansion to await a grant

In an apparent reversal that he says might save the city money, Vince Lago, Coral Gables vice mayor, wants to hold off on adding Saturday…

New Lufthansa weekly flight brings new class of snowbird: horses

New Lufthansa weekly flight brings new class of snowbird: horses

After more than a quarter-century away, Lufthansa Cargo returned this month to Miami International Airport (MIA) for weekly freighter services from Frankfurt. The cargo: horses.…

Soccer’s Melreese lease left waiting on the first tee

Soccer’s Melreese lease left waiting on the first tee

A somewhat different Miami City Commission will be deciding the fate of Miami Freedom Park, a planned professional soccer stadium, offices, shopping mall and hotel…

Deal would bring 750 shared electric mopeds to Miami

Deal would bring 750 shared electric mopeds to Miami

Soon, 750 black-and-blue electric mopeds will be zooming at up to 30 miles an hour through the streets of Miami. The Miami Parking Authority Board…

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Opinion

Ferry service might soon help relieve traffic on causeway

Ferry service might soon help relieve traffic on causeway

Ferries plying Biscayne Bay between Miami and Miami Beach could soon relieve road congestion at little to no tax cost while becoming tourist amenities. Despite the image of cute toys ferrying a few people beside lanes where mega-cruise liners carry 3,000 to 5,000 people, ferries can become real transit under proper conditions. As Miami Today reported, Miami-Dade Commissioner Eileen Higgins told the Miami River Commission last week that “the first vendor is moving two boats here.” Note the term “first vendor” – there…

Profile

Rolando Montoya: Interim college president sees tech courses demand soar

Rolando Montoya: Interim college president sees tech courses demand soar

Rolando Montoya was three years retired. The former provost emeritus of Miami Dade College and his wife were traversing the world, from the Galapagos Islands, Spain and Australia to Mexico and the Peruvian Andes. Domestically, they traveled to states they’d never before seen and visited friends and family. They were happy, and he had no interest in working again. “I had a very enjoyable retirement,” he said. But in Miami, the institution to which he’d dedicated three decades of his life was in…

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Real Estate

Soccer’s Melreese lease left waiting on the first tee

Soccer’s Melreese lease left waiting on the first tee

A somewhat different Miami City Commission will be deciding the fate of Miami Freedom Park, a planned professional soccer stadium, offices, shopping mall and hotel on Melreese, the city-owned golf course. Commissioners unanimously voted against…

Government

Coral Gables puts off trolleys expansion to await a grant

Coral Gables puts off trolleys expansion to await a grant

In an apparent reversal that he says might save the city money, Vince Lago, Coral Gables vice mayor, wants to hold off on adding Saturday trolley service, something for which he has vigorously campaigned. The…

Business & Finance

New Lufthansa weekly flight brings new class of snowbird: horses

New Lufthansa weekly flight brings new class of snowbird: horses

After more than a quarter-century away, Lufthansa Cargo returned this month to Miami International Airport (MIA) for weekly freighter services from Frankfurt. The cargo: horses. Germany is MIA’s top European trade partner by value, with…

Communities

Miami Beach waterways restoration flowing ahead

Miami Beach waterways restoration flowing ahead

The Waterway Restoration Project for the City of Miami Beach is finally funded and moving steadily through an exhaustive planning and permitting process. City officials report that the entire process may set construction commencement out…

Arts & Culture

Wynwood plans to control street art for Art Basel

Wynwood plans to control street art for Art Basel

With the biggest art week in the Northern Hemisphere on the horizon, Art Basel plans are coming together rapidly in Wynwood. “We need to create a list of our needs and wants,” said Manny Gonzalez,…

Education

Schools to explore countywide college promise program

Schools to explore countywide college promise program

In diverse communities like those in Miami-Dade County, many youths struggle to gather enough financial backing to continue their education beyond high school. College promise programs can mean a real opportunity for secondary level schooling…

Healthcare

Florida’s Emergency Medical Services Trust Fund erodes

Florida’s Emergency Medical Services Trust Fund erodes

Florida motorists have paid less and less in traffic tickets over the last two-plus decades. That’s good news for residents’ wallets, but not so great for the services funded by those tickets, state records show.…

Transportation

Deal would bring 750 shared electric mopeds to Miami

Deal would bring 750 shared electric mopeds to Miami

Soon, 750 black-and-blue electric mopeds will be zooming at up to 30 miles an hour through the streets of Miami. The Miami Parking Authority Board of Directors last week gave the green light to negotiate…

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