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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 in lease and tax income from…

Don’t let Dolphins’ bonanza reopen business bidding war

Don’t let Dolphins’ bonanza reopen business bidding war

Miami opens purses for sports so freely and so often that it was no surprise when the county last week granted the Miami Dolphins up to $71 million to build…

Jai-alai in Edgewater would lead to casino complex in Omni

Jai-alai in Edgewater would lead to casino complex in Omni

Few are saying so, but civic leaders’ objections to a gambling incursion on downtown’s north edge must be more about what will follow than about a tawdry jai-alai fronton and…

It takes guts to keep developers off city golf course’s turf

It takes guts to keep developers off city golf course’s turf

“No guts, no glory” is something ex-soccer star David Beckham understands. Miami commissioners should too when it’s time to preserve the city’s patrimony of greenery. Mr. Beckham is the front…

Simple vote on rail study makes lots of stops along the line

Simple vote on rail study makes lots of stops along the line

A single vote due this week encapsulates six interrelated concerns in getting Miami-Dade County to serve us all better. The resolution before the Chairman’s Policy Council seems straightforward: it would…

County walks away empty-handed from a nourishing buffet

County walks away empty-handed from a nourishing buffet

At a buffet we often overeat. We see so much that’s tempting that we overfill our plates. But if we think of the review of Miami-Dade’s charter as a buffet,…

Now playing on Flagler: umpteenth Groundhog Day remake

Now playing on Flagler: umpteenth Groundhog Day remake

Showing, now and seemingly forever, on downtown’s main thoroughfare is the Flagler Street version of the film Groundhog Day. Every few years Miami’s Downtown Development Authority cites tremendous progress on…

Wisdom reveals paying officials more is fairer to everyone

Wisdom reveals paying officials more is fairer to everyone

Credit Miami Beach for wisdom and courage in asking voters to pay the mayor and commission more than the token level set 52 years ago. We trust that Miami-Dade will…

Boring tunnels may be only total solution at Brickell Bridge

Boring tunnels may be only total solution at Brickell Bridge

Frictions are ripping scabs off the sores of a downtown divided by a river that takes ever-longer to cross. The longer it takes, the worse the frictions as agencies grapple…

It’s decades past time to get transit lines rolling – move now

It’s decades past time to get transit lines rolling – move now

Miami Beach sent the state a plan to join with Miami and run light rail from 63rd Street on the Beach south and then across the bay to downtown Miami.…

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