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Wynwood district looks to dump city policing

Unhappy with the city and county services Wynwood gets, directors of the area’s Business Improvement District (BID) are looking into changes. The Miami Police Department recently increased its rate for…

Luxury car track/hotel seeks incentives to build on 160 county acres

Miami-Dade might get a luxury car track, public facilities and hotel on 160 acres of county-owned land in Opa-locka if the company proves the project won’t be competition for Homestead…

New swimming pool approved for Curtis Park

In addition to other improvements at Curtis Park, the community swimming pool is being replaced. The City of Miami park is at 1901 NW 24th Ave. in Allapattah. City commissioners…

Facing garbage cutback, county instead trying $25 fee hike

It’s been 10 years since garbage collection fees have been raised, but Miami-Dade officials say it’s essential that customers pay a bit more to maintain their services. The county commission…

County study of airports’ growth takes off

County commissioners last week directed the administration to report on existing services and potential growth opportunities at Miami-Opa Locka Executive and Miami Executive airports. The resolution, sponsored by Commissioner Sally…

Health careers-focused middle school delays opening a year

Larkin Health Sciences Charter Middle School, which is focused on putting pupils onto a health industry career path and which was awarded $5 million in county bond funding last year…

County pushing ahead on multiple solar energy initiatives

A study begun in March of generating solar energy at county properties is well underway. Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava sponsored a resolution to allow a group called FL-SUN to host…

$11 million OK’d for traffic lights that self-adjust for flow

County commissioners last week approved awarding a contract of up to $11,134,971 to Econolite Control Products Inc. to buy adaptive traffic lights for Miami-Dade. Under the initial two-year contract, Econolite…

Miami’s budget highlights a lower property tax rate

City of Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado announced Friday the release of the fiscal year 2017-18 Proposed Operating and Capital Budget. Highlights, he said, include a drop in the millage rate…

New county libraries director named

Raymond Baker has been appointed director of the Miami-Dade Public Library system by Mayor Carlos Giménez. Mr. Baker has served as interim director since Feb. 18 after previously serving as…

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