In Gov. Rick Scott's budget, the Legislature approved $60 million of annual funding for three cancer centers in Florida. One of the centers, the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami School of Medicine, will receive $16 million per year for five years.
Even before the funding the center made investments including hiring new physicians and researchers, and purchasing new equipment.
As Dr. Stephen Nimer says, the new personnel and machines help make the center "world class."
All Aboard Florida, the privately funded project that plans to connect Miami to Orlando with high-speed rail service, has been touted as an alternative to congested highways. It has also been criticized for concerns regarding safety and noise.
Miami Beach residents can now send their concerns to the city's department through a new smartphone app.
The free app called "E-Gov" allows residents to file reports or complaints directly to the city department by sending a photo.
"We have various standards about time. How much time it will take to be resolved," says Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine. "For example, a pothole should take about 48 hours. We want to figure out ways to increase and make better customer service as much as we can in Miami Beach."
To see Brazil for the first time is to see the New World for the first time.
That’s not a travel brochure cliché. If you’re in Rio de Janeiro, standing atop the Pão de Açúcar and surveying the Baía de Guanabara, it’s easy to recall what F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote about the way any European must have felt upon arriving in the Americas five centuries ago: “…face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity to wonder.”
A nationwide settlement between SunTrust Mortgage and a state and federal partnership amounts to over $500 million. Nearly 40 percent of the settlement will go to Floridians who financed their homes with SunTrust.
According to Whitney Ray of the Attorney General's Office, 8,400 Floridians have been targeted for direct cash payments. They are borrowers who lost their homes to foreclosure between 2008 and 2013.
There are about 8,000 bus stops throughout Miami-Dade County. But Miami-Dade Transit is only responsible for 3,300 -- municipalities are responsible for the approximately 5,000 that fall within city limits. Of the bus stops in unincorporated Miami-Dade, only about a third have a shelter.
Albert Hernandez is assistant director for the Division of Engineering, Planning and Development at Miami-Dade Transit.
He says the lack of shelters is apparently not due to money.
The billion-dollar PortMiami Tunnel, which was supposed to open at the end of May, is now scheduled to open mid-to-late July.
The reason seems to be a safety precaution. Two of the tunnel's 44 installed fans, which control air ventilation, recently broke down after an unknown vibration, the Miami Herald reports. The Florida Department of Transportation says that until the cause of that vibration is known, Mat Concessionaire, which operates the tunnel, cannot open the tunnel.