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James Beard finds bump on the road to Gables City Manager

James Beard finds bump on the road to Gables City Manager

Does Coral Gables have a new city manager? Maybe. Maybe not. City Commissioners chose a new top administrator last week, but a routine background check turned up a 2011…

FL26 congressional race goes from local to national themes

FL26 congressional race goes from local to national themes

There is no debate date set yet between the two candidates in what has been deemed as one of the most closely watched and flippable congressional races in…

Mayor Carlos Gimenez PAC polls twice post recall threat

Mayor Carlos Gimenez PAC polls twice post recall threat

Common Sense NOW, the PAC that helped get Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos “Cry Wolf” Gimenez elected, has spent about $34,000 this year — all on polls and “data research,”…

Fresh Colada

Rick Scott must explain snub on suspended Michael Pizzi

Rick Scott must explain snub on suspended Michael Pizzi

Former Miami Lakes Michael “Muscles” Pizzi may like to say he’s half Cuban and may…

Merrett Stierheim: Coral Gables’ extra city manager for $50K

Merrett Stierheim: Coral Gables’ extra city manager for $50K

When former Coral Gables City Manager Pat Salerno resigned abruptly in April, city commissioners apparently…

Coral Gables city manager search circus act enters part II

Coral Gables city manager search circus act enters part II

After a five-month process that included a trolley tour of the historic City Beautiful and…

Debates in Joe Garcia vs Carlos Curbelo race mostly in Keys

Debates in Joe Garcia vs Carlos Curbelo race mostly in Keys

Finally, there have been some dates released for the much anticipated debates between Democrat incumbent…

Carlos ‘Cry Wolf’ Gimenez’s 700 layoffs fizzles to 47 — or zero

Carlos ‘Cry Wolf’ Gimenez’s 700 layoffs fizzles to 47 — or zero

Looks like for the first time since the county budget process began months ago with…

Non-union Miami-Dade employees: ‘What about us?’

Non-union Miami-Dade employees: ‘What about us?’

Even if Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos “Cry Wolf” Gimenez comes to terms with all ten of…

Sniffing the Issues

Mayor, Miami Heat bait and switch to ‘better deal’ for who?

Mayor, Miami Heat bait and switch to ‘better deal’ for who?

One after the other, Miami-Dade Commissioners who voted in favor of a new agreement with the Miami Heat owners for the operation and maintenance of the AmericanAirlines Arena…

Carlos Gimenez wants 10% less pay for workers, other cuts

Carlos Gimenez wants 10% less pay for workers, other cuts

Some call it payback for the 5% loss and the veto override that arguably strained some of his already-limited ability to negotiate with the county employee unions, but…

State Attorney must recuse herself in AB probe

State Attorney must recuse herself in AB probe

Ladra suspects Miami-Dade State Attorney Kathy Fernandez-Rundle won’t move on those boleteras caught red-handed in Hialeah last week with not three, not four, not 12 but 19 absentee…

Gimenez dodges questions, tarnishes his brand

Gimenez dodges questions, tarnishes his brand

As law enforcement lags in its actions on the case of two women caught red-handed reaping absentee ballots in Hialeah last week — even after El Nuevo Herald…

Biting Commentary

SOS Venezuela: A trendy 2014 Florida campaign theme

SOS Venezuela: A trendy 2014 Florida campaign theme

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Lieutenant Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera joined the bevy of local electeds to blast the Venezuelan government’s crackdown…

‘Crazy’ Joe Carollo raises Doral’s loony level even more

‘Crazy’ Joe Carollo raises Doral’s loony level even more

The internal turmoil in the city of Doral reached a new height — or low, actually — on Wednesday when City…

State Attorney must recuse herself in AB probe

State Attorney must recuse herself in AB probe

Ladra suspects Miami-Dade State Attorney Kathy Fernandez-Rundle won’t move on those boleteras caught red-handed in Hialeah last week with not three,…

Fresh Colada

Rick Scott must explain snub on suspended Michael Pizzi

Former Miami Lakes Michael “Muscles” Pizzi may like to say he’s half Cuban and may sound like the name of an Italian mafia enforcer, but he’s got…

Miami Voice

‘Neutral’ activist worked for mayor

The chairwoman of the Miami Voice recall PAC, Vanessa Brito, has repeatedly said she was going to stay neutral in the mayoral race and has been made…

Miami-Dade Mayor

Mayor, Miami Heat bait and switch to ‘better deal’ for who?

One after the other, Miami-Dade Commissioners who voted in favor of a new agreement with the Miami Heat owners for the operation and maintenance of the AmericanAirlines…

Hialeah

Hialeah political machine behind judicial hopeful

She threatened to get involved in the county’s judicial races and now Absentee Ballot Queen Sasha Tirador has made good on that. But she is not the…

Miami-Dade Budget

Budget breakfast for Bovo & Seijas

Breakfast came with a side of budget matters Tuesday morning for a new county elected and his predecessor at a Miami Lakes Latin American cafeteria — and…

Miami District 2

Miami campaigner taints process

The political advisor of a LGBT group that intends to make endorsements in the Miami city elections is also the campaign manager for one of the candidates.…

Hialeah Election

Hialeah council losers not ghosts

While all eyes are on the possible mayoral endorsement in the Hialeah runoff election and who former State Sen. Rudy Garcia — the third place finisher —…

Recall

County commission races bore without Braman

In addition to the District 11 county commission seat left by Chairman Joe Martinez to run for mayor, there are six other commission seats up for re-election…

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