Legal wrangling continues over the state’s selection of a contractor for the reconstruction of Interstate 395, as a lawsuit against Florida’s transportation agency over its handling of the $800 million project cleared a critical hurdle on Monday. Meanwhile, a challenge by the second-place bidder was scheduled for a hearing in front of an administrative judge in Tallahassee after the parties could not agree on a compromise.
Miami developer Related Urban Development Group has withdrawn its pitch to restore the historic Olympia Theater downtown and redevelop dozens of of apartment units located on the site amid community opposition.
Ronnie Hurwitz, 57, has been the self-appointed and unpaid guardian and historian of the Miami Cemetery for, he says, more than 30 years. He comes four or five times each week to clean up and do general maintenance for the plots.
Nearly 30,000 people are expected to descend on downtown Miami early Saturday morning for the Susan G. Komen 22nd annual Miami/Fort Lauderdale Race for the Cure, which raises awareness and funding for the fight against breast cancer.
A request by the Miami Children’s Museum for additional public land on Watson Island for a new entrance and an expansion will be considered by the city commission, but may require voters’ approval in a referendum.