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Jungle Island hotel squeezes past a city board

The plan to construct a hotel in Jungle Island park on Watson Island moved forward last week after it met criticism from some members of Miami’s Urban Development Review Board. It took three tries to get a motion passed recommending approval, including several...

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Chambers of commerce help businesses reinvent themselves

Being there when they’re needed the most, chambers of commerce continue to pave the way for members to stay on track as the pandemic lingers. Beyond being a main resource in helping to apply for loans and grants available for businesses, chambers are finding creative...

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Miami Adds 8,000 Jobs in September

According to recently released data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Miami area gained nearly 8,000 jobs in September. Following continued losses in August, the leisure and hospitality sector gained back 3,700 jobs in the month. About half of Miami’s leisure...

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Home price increase doubles pre-pandemic rate

Home prices are increasing at double the pre-pandemic rate and selling nearly two weeks faster, according to Realtor.com’s Weekly Housing Report. Reluctant sellers and eager first-time buyers in a market driven by low interest rates have pushed the inventory down by...

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Miami suburb ranks high for big city feel

The suburbs are becoming more alluring to residents of major cities as the COVID-19 pandemic continues into autumn. Zillow and Yelp have joined forces to create a Cityness Index to help people find suburban locales that possess a touch of urban appeal — think...

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Florida Attracts More Northerners

When the coronavirus shutdown began in March, Vanessa Antonelli and Jordan Epstein of Manalapan, N. J., rented a house in Orlando for a 10-day break with their 5-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son. “We quarantined and ended up staying three months,” said Ms....

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