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Zoo Miami misses visitor target, hunts new strategies

Zoo Miami misses visitor target, hunts new strategies

Zoo Miami, celebrating its 40th anniversary next July, wrapped up fiscal 2019 shy of its long-held goal of a million annual visitors, but Director Carol Kruse reports success at meeting or exceeding other major benchmarks.…

Study points to low pay for Florida teachers

Study points to low pay for Florida teachers

Those pursuing education careers may want to look for work outside the Sunshine State, according to a new study of the best and worst states for teachers that ranked Florida 33rd in a comparison of…

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University of Miami housing complex moves forward

University of Miami housing complex moves forward

The University of Miami is steadily pushing ahead with its plans to replace the current student housing, built about 50 years ago, with accommodations that…

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…

Miami to vote on conservancy to run Maurice Ferré park

Miami to vote on conservancy to run Maurice Ferré park

After the passing of former Mayor Maurice Ferré last month, the Miami City Commission will vote on an agreement with a new not-for-profit conservancy for…

Miami-Dade doubles security after undisclosed incidents

Miami-Dade doubles security after undisclosed incidents

Miami-Dade lawmakers have for months enjoyed stronger security at County Hall, but in retroactively approving the more than $2 million in upgrades last week, some…

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Opinion

Give the scooter a chance to play role in Miami’s mobility

Give the scooter a chance to play role in Miami’s mobility

If governments in 1900 had greeted automobiles like we’re greeting the electric scooter, we’d still be in horse-drawn carriages. Fortunately, the Automobile Age dawned in laissez-faire days without the over-regulation common in the Scooter Era. Largely unregulated, automobiles multiplied like mechanical rabbits, filling our streets and our lives. They came to define the nation. In the early days, automobile truly ran wild. Most towns required no license plates, no car registrations, no driver’s licenses. We had no parking rules, and certainly no parking…

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Jaffus Hardrick: Aims to triple enrollment of Florida Memorial University

Jaffus Hardrick: Aims to triple enrollment of Florida Memorial University

Dr. Jaffus Hardrick knows there will be challenges in bringing Florida Memorial University (FMU) to a new level. He looks at those challenges as opportunities to grow and improve. Part of his ambitious mission as president of South Florida’s only historically black college or university is to instill that outlook in the school’s faculty and students through leadership and vision. For more than 20 years, he’s proven himself effective in improving administrative operations and building support systems for success. Baylor University, where he…

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Real Estate

University of Miami housing complex moves forward

University of Miami housing complex moves forward

The University of Miami is steadily pushing ahead with its plans to replace the current student housing, built about 50 years ago, with accommodations that mirror the way young people learn today. “Nothing impacts the…

Government

Miami-Dade doubles security after undisclosed incidents

Miami-Dade doubles security after undisclosed incidents

Miami-Dade lawmakers have for months enjoyed stronger security at County Hall, but in retroactively approving the more than $2 million in upgrades last week, some wanted to know why it was needed. “Have we received…

Business & Finance

Miami International Boat Show may look at fall dates

Miami International Boat Show may look at fall dates

Some of the people supporting restoration of Miami Marine Stadium fear the millions of dollars going into the rebuild may be wasted if the Miami International Boat Show hogs the property in the peak tourist…

Communities

Miami to vote on conservancy to run Maurice Ferré park

Miami to vote on conservancy to run Maurice Ferré park

After the passing of former Mayor Maurice Ferré last month, the Miami City Commission will vote on an agreement with a new not-for-profit conservancy for the management of a waterfront park renamed in his honor.…

Arts & Culture

Pérez Art Museum Miami hails its educational efforts

Pérez Art Museum Miami hails its educational efforts

Last week, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) celebrated a landmark achievement in its educational programming. Later this month, the museum will host an event to capture funding for future educational initiatives. The museum on Oct.…

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

Shortage of Psychiatrists makes care spotty at best

Shortage of Psychiatrists makes care spotty at best

A nationwide shortage of psychiatrists is among key factors making it difficult for South Florida’s mentally impaired residents to find care in their own communities. “Locally we have a large population of people with mental…

Transportation

New mobility world coming to South Dade Transitway

New mobility world coming to South Dade Transitway

Work to convert the South Dade Transitway into a Bus Express Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor could begin by June – if Miami-Dade is able to surmount a few remaining funding and design hurdles in the…

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