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Colombia’s envoy in Miami eyes technology

Pedro Agustín Valencia, Colombia’s general consul here since February, sees technology as integral in servicing the high demand for his services. The consulate at 280 Aragon Ave. in Coral Gables feels the demand. On a typical afternoon,…

Light rail is recipe for Miami-Beach link

Light rail makes sense as the transportation method for the beach corridor connection to join downtown Miami and Miami Beach, suggests Miami-Dade Transit Director Ysela Llort. “We need to determine…

Air quality good, but water contamination threatens

Miami-Dade’s air quality is good to excellent but contaminated groundwater sites threaten the county’s water supply, a new report from county officials states. The Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources…

Business goes down drain without sewers

Business goes down drain without sewers

Areas without sewer connections in commercial zones are flushing away potential property tax revenue they would create with the right infrastructure, would-be investors say. Sewer systems would mean more buildings,…

Security fraud enforcement stepped up

Security fraud enforcement stepped up

A string of securities fraud cases have come in recent months from the US Securities & Exchange Commission’s Miami Regional Office, including charges brought against a former Miami city official…

Miami-Dade moving into red light camera realm

Miami-Dade County published a draft online last week of what will later be a formal solicitation for vendors who would install red light cameras and manage the county’s system. “We…

Cuban museum at American Airlines Arena?

Cuban museum at American Airlines Arena?

The county’s Finance Committee approved Tuesday a resolution directing Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez to update a conceptual study analyzing development of a Cuban Exile History Museum on Parcel B directly…

Federal flood insurance reform jolts realty world

A deal on a 12-unit apartment building in Allapattah hit an unexpected roadblock last week, just as Emilio Palomo was getting ready for the closing. “Although they don’t need flood…

Miami votes on gambling ban

Miami Commission Chairman Marc Sarnoff is looking to rid the city of gambling – at least on city-owned property. A measure he introduced last week that passed on first reading…

Pricy Fisher Island land goes for sewerage

Pricy Fisher Island land goes for sewerage

A project to improve the sewage flow in Miami Beach led to talks to acquire nearly $4 million in land on Fisher Island to complete the work after engineers discovered…