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Expense is key obstacle in keeping North Dade rail pledge

Expense is key obstacle in keeping North Dade rail pledge

When planners last week certified 13 miles of North Dade elevated rail as the future, it symbolized a promise kept. But was it purely symbolic, with little chance of happening…

To hook prize film industry projects, the right bait is vital

To hook prize film industry projects, the right bait is vital

Florida is losing a fishing contest to hook film and video productions. It must add lures to its tackle box to reel in the prize catches. The awards when we…

Police, white knight, screen hero don’t quell theatrical peril

Police, white knight, screen hero don’t quell theatrical peril

What’s the longest-running theatrical drama in Miami? Hint: it’s been running for 30 years, tying the longest-running Broadway show in history, “The Phantom of the Opera,” which to date has…

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…

Made in Miami brand must manufacture excitement, funds

Made in Miami brand must manufacture excitement, funds

Miami-Dade commissioners last week agreed to have officials explore “Made in Miami” labels for what we make here. As a point of pride, we’d love labeling of our products. It…

Candidates with specific aims deserve funding, not aginners

Candidates with specific aims deserve funding, not aginners

At the end of a bitter election season, do you know in detail what any of the candidates you supported actually aimed to accomplish in office, or how? If you…

Miami is headed for a train wreck with strong mayor vote

Miami is headed for a train wreck with strong mayor vote

Miami voters are being asked to make an elected mayor, who already holds an outside job, manager of 4,000 city employees too, replacing an apolitical manager. That’s three fulltime jobs.…

Save Miami’s vital green space from one-sided giveaway

Save Miami’s vital green space from one-sided giveaway

Miamians will vote Nov. 6 whether to convert a swath of city parkland into a massive mixed-use private complex in a no-bid sweetheart deal that would close the only golf…

Voters, finish the convention center job by adding vital hotel

Voters, finish the convention center job by adding vital hotel

Miami Beach can have its cake and eat it too: if voters OK a convention hotel on city land on Nov. 6, they’ll fuel the economy with higher-revenue events, pour…

Don’t force on Miami-Dade an unqualified elected sheriff

Don’t force on Miami-Dade an unqualified elected sheriff

Deep on a long Nov. 6 ballot, a terrible offering could force Miami-Dade to elect a sheriff with no required qualifications. If passed, our top cop would need no police…

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