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Gables heads to state supreme court on Styrofoam ban

Gables heads to state supreme court on Styrofoam ban

Coral Gables will request certification from the Florida Supreme Court in the next step in its battle to defend a ban on Styrofoam and single-use plastics, City Attorney Miriam Ramos…

Skilled labor shortage may swamp marine industry

Skilled labor shortage may swamp marine industry

Miami’s marine industry is a major economic engine, but a shortage of skilled labor might slow it down, members of the Miami River Commission learned at their meeting Monday. Don…

Plaza Coral Gables to top off two buildings

Plaza Coral Gables to top off two buildings

Two of the four vertical midrise buildings at the Plaza Coral Gables mixed-use development just south of Miracle Mile will top off this month, the developer said in a release.…

Coral Gables to fight for right to ban Styrofoam

Coral Gables to fight for right to ban Styrofoam

The Coral Gables City Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to appeal a recent Third District Court of Appeal decision slapping down the city’s ban on Styrofoam and single-use plastics in retail…

Miami-Dade Public Schools enrollment falling

Miami-Dade Public Schools enrollment falling

Enrollment in Miami Dade Public Schools has slightly but steadily declined for the past five years, from 355,666 in 2015 to 347,108 this year. These counts are taken at the…

Coral Gables seeking weekend trolley service

Coral Gables seeking weekend trolley service

Coral Gables might get expanded trolley service next year – if city leaders can find a way to pay for it. Vice Mayor Vince Lago said he’d like to see…

Billboards trumpeting arrival of telemedicine

Billboards trumpeting arrival of telemedicine

Billboards popping up across town, announcing that medical services are just a mouse click away, are evidence that telemedicine has arrived. The Florida Legislature authorized it earlier this year with…

Mega-yacht shiplift coming to renovated RMK Merrill-Stevens

Mega-yacht shiplift coming to renovated RMK Merrill-Stevens

RMK Merrill-Stevens, Florida’s first shipyard (founded in Jacksonville in 1885 and operating on the Miami River since 1923) will open its newly renovated and upgraded North Yard early next year.…

Miami to probe claims of growing Miami River lawlessness

Miami to probe claims of growing Miami River lawlessness

The Miami City Commission and City Manager Emilio González have agreed to look into what residents and business owners say is increasing lawlessness on the Miami River. “We need 24/7…

Study due on narrowing Biscayne Boulevard traffic flow

Study due on narrowing Biscayne Boulevard traffic flow

Biscayne Green, a Downtown Development Authority plan to create a grand promenade on Biscayne Boulevard by closing some traffic lanes, just got a boost: a long-awaited letter of concurrency from…

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