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Juggernaut mall touted to replace Miami golf course

Juggernaut mall touted to replace Miami golf course

Miami Commissioner Joe Carollo is convinced a mall built beside Miami International Airport on city-owned land that today is a golf course would become one of the nation’s most successful commercial ventures and a huge…

Surprise move unsnarls Miami-Dade transit surtax

Surprise move unsnarls Miami-Dade transit surtax

After a decade of subsidizing existing services, the surtax known as the “half-penny” this October will return to its original purpose: paying for additions, improvements and expansion of transportation, transit and infrastructure across Miami-Dade. In…

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‘Fantastic deal’ with Federal Express at Miami International Airport

‘Fantastic deal’ with Federal Express at Miami International Airport

In what Miami-Dade Aviation Director Lester Sola described as “a fantastic deal,” county lawmakers have approved a 32-year, $111 million land lease and development agreement…

Flying electric taxi startup Lilium a Miami airports option

Flying electric taxi startup Lilium a Miami airports option

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez has continued talks with German flying electric taxi startup Lilium, whose five-seat Lilium Jets could shuttle passengers to and from county…

Public marinas in City of Miami in murky waters

Public marinas in City of Miami in murky waters

The fate of the public marinas in the City of Miami remains unclear as city officials debate the best practices that would bring in the…

Miami Beach OKs bonds for 38 projects

Miami Beach OKs bonds for 38 projects

Miami Beach has approved the first tranche of $153 million of a $439 million general obligation bond issuance. The city plans to undertake 38 of…

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Opinion

Legislation to pry into academic minds gets failing grade

Legislation to pry into academic minds gets failing grade

One of the worst ideas ever to taint Florida’s Legislature surfaced last week: a bill to require that all public Florida universities survey faculty and students about their personal viewpoints. The apparent aim is to root out professors who push students to adopt the “wrong” political viewpoints. I say “apparent” because even the House bill’s sponsor says he has no idea what the Legislature would do with the mountains of results. “Whoever the future policymakers are will have to address that,” said…

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Leandro Fernández-Suárez: Argentine consul general builds bridges to South Florida

Leandro Fernández-Suárez: Argentine consul general builds bridges to South Florida

As consul general and director of the General Consulate and Promotion Center of the Argentine Republic in Miami, Leandro Fernández-Suárez serves and represents the world’s largest Spanish-speaking nation by area and its citizens in Florida, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the Bahamas. A career diplomat and administrator with a lively, cordial disposition, Mr. Fernández-Suárez assumed his post in September after serving two years as Argentina’s director of South America, a job he took after a seven-year stint in Peru. Being a…

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Real Estate

‘Fantastic deal’ with Federal Express at Miami International Airport

‘Fantastic deal’ with Federal Express at Miami International Airport

In what Miami-Dade Aviation Director Lester Sola described as “a fantastic deal,” county lawmakers have approved a 32-year, $111 million land lease and development agreement with Federal Express and landlord Aero Miami FX at Miami…

Government

Public marinas in City of Miami in murky waters

Public marinas in City of Miami in murky waters

The fate of the public marinas in the City of Miami remains unclear as city officials debate the best practices that would bring in the most revenue to a city facing growing financial challenges. Beginning…

Business & Finance

New 1040 income tax form flummoxes accountants

New 1040 income tax form flummoxes accountants

The chance to file taxes on a postcard is more complicated than it sounds. The U.S. Individual Income Tax Return 1040 Simplified Form is confusing accountants. The changes go beyond layout; some taxpayers accustomed to…

Communities

Miami Beach OKs bonds for 38 projects

Miami Beach OKs bonds for 38 projects

Miami Beach has approved the first tranche of $153 million of a $439 million general obligation bond issuance. The city plans to undertake 38 of the 57 projects the entire bond program is to fund.…

Arts & Culture

City of Miami art in public places rules wait in wings

City of Miami art in public places rules wait in wings

Proposed City of Miami zoning rules requiring private developers to provide artwork as part of their projects or pay into a special public art fund have been shelved again. A second and final reading and…

Education

New Barry University president seeks to boost enrollment

New Barry University president seeks to boost enrollment

Barry University’s Board of Trustees has named Mike Allen, Ph.D., the university’s seventh president. When he takes over July 1 from Sister Linda Bevilacqua, who is retiring after 15 years as president, his priority will…

Healthcare

Miami clears way for Jackson Memorial Hospital rehab center

Miami clears way for Jackson Memorial Hospital rehab center

The Jackson Memorial Hospital campus in the Health District of Miami continues to grow and evolve. In order to accommodate changes there, the City of Miami needed to allow a replatting of the property. Action…

Transportation

Flying electric taxi startup Lilium a Miami airports option

Flying electric taxi startup Lilium a Miami airports option

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Giménez has continued talks with German flying electric taxi startup Lilium, whose five-seat Lilium Jets could shuttle passengers to and from county airports within the next few years. But while there’s mutual…

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