Six early birds set to bid on open House 115 in 2018

Six early birds set to bid on open House 115 in 2018

Everyone is concentrated on the special elections this summer and there’s more than a year to go before the primaries for the state legislative races next year. But a few open seats have hopefuls planning early — none more than in House District 115, the seat vacated by termed-out State Rep. Michael Bileca, which happens to […]

Mystery Miami Beach PAC goes down, but new PAC is up

Mystery Miami Beach PAC goes down, but new PAC is up

After having denied any connection to a mysterious political action committee that raised $200,000  Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Grieco, who is running for mayor, admitted last week that he knew the chairman of People for Better Leaders. Then, just a few days after two Miami Herald reporters forced the admission and made several connections between […]

Three women to battle for Senate 40’s Democrat spot

Three women to battle for Senate 40’s Democrat spot

Daisy Baez vs. Ana Rivas Logan vs. Annette Taddeo The Senate 40 race to replace disgraced former Sen. Frank Artiles got a little more interesting Monday when Republican State Rep. Jose Felix Diaz said he would run, as expected, and perennial Democrat candidate Annette Taddeo said she would run, as always expected — setting up for […]

Mark Samuelian runs for Miami Beach commission,part II

Mark Samuelian runs for Miami Beach commission,part II

Mark Samuelian, a Miami Beach activist who ran for commission in 2015 and lost by 77 votes, filed Monday to run again, joining the clusterbunch of candidates in the Group 2 open seat. Apparently, nobody wants to run against former Commissioner Michael Góngora in the Group 3 race. There are four first timers running already in that Group […]

Protesters have demands for Carlos Gimenez on sanctuary

Protesters have demands for Carlos Gimenez on sanctuary

Somewhere around 300 immigrant advocates and social justice activists from more than a dozen organizations descended on Miami-Dade County Hall Tuesday afternoon to protest Mayor Carlos Gimenez‘s about-face on complying with federal immigration detention orders at the local level. And they want him to take it back. Last week, Gimenez instructed the director of the county’s Department […]

Doral to seek nearly $4 mil in state funds for infrastructure

Doral to seek nearly $4 mil in state funds for infrastructure

The city of Doral needs about $3.8 million in state funds to finance or complete several different projects that are already approved and address some of the city’s biggest issues: traffic and flooding. These include storm water improvements to mitigate persistant problem flooding, the stabilization of canal banks, the widening of 87th Avenue, a pedestrian/cyclist […]

American Dream moves along without any ifs, ands or buts

American Dream moves along without any ifs, ands or buts

As expected, the American Dream megamall project passed its first hurdle — if one can even call it a hurdle — at Wednesday’s meeting of the Miami-Dade County Commission as they voted to move forward with a proposd change to the county’s Comprehensive Development Master Plan that would allow the development of the massive retail […]

New Miami-Dade committee structure winners and losers

New Miami-Dade committee structure winners and losers

Miami-Dade Commission Chairman Esteban Bovo has named his new committee members, chairs and vice chairs and there are definitely signs that some of his colleagues are buds and some are, well, not. It’s natural to give chairmanships to those commissioners who voted for you as chairman of the board. That’s a longtime tradition and no […]

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