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Riverfront residential building cruises ahead

Land use changes and a rezoning to allow a planned residential building on the Miami River have won preliminary approval from the Miami City Commission, with a final vote yet…

McGhee elected legislative delegation chairman

The Miami-Dade legislative delegation has elected Rep. Kionne McGhee chairman for the coming year and Rep. Bryan Avila as vice chair. “I will lead the charge for badly needed mass…

Miami’s hotel revenues and occupancy soar

The Miami hotel market posted a 13.3% increase in revenue per available room in October compared to October 2016, while occupancy rose 11.3% year over year, a national rating service…

Consumer prices soar, led by gasoline, electricity, health care

Consumer prices rose 1% in the South Florida area over the past two months, driving up the 12-month rise to 2.7%, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. The 1%…

Florida first to certify international litigators, arbitrators

The Florida Supreme Court has cleared the way for Florida to become the first state to offer board certification in the area of international litigation and arbitration. The certification will…

Baptist Health venture seeks inventors’ medical devices

In an attempt to introduce the risk-averse medical industry to the ideas of risk-ready inventors, Innovation Institute Miami, a joint venture of Baptist Health South Florida and i360medical, this week…

Contamination notices measure pits public safety against property value

After hearing complaints from residents at the Government Operations meeting Tuesday, Miami-Dade commissioners deferred a vote on posting public contamination notices in residential neighborhoods to alert the community of potential…

Redevelopment plan labels West Grove a blighted slum

Miami city commissioners will be asked to take the next step in a move to designate the West Grove a Community Redevelopment Area, which could lead to special financing to…

Competition nil in 17% of county’s bid offerings

Miami-Dade’s Government Operations Committee wants more competitive bids to reduce contracts awarded when “competition is unavailable, impractical or constrained” by the high cost of replacing an existing system. “People tend…

Miami-Dade bans Styrofoam docks

Miami-Dade commissioners last week voted to ban all floating docks made of polystyrene, or Styrofoam. Polystyrene is a non-biodegradable petroleum-based plastic that is our nation’s fifth largest creator of hazardous…

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