Philip Levine’s latest lessons may hint at Havana post

Philip Levine’s latest lessons may hint at Havana post

Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine is now officially a trained diplomat. Thanks to Bill Cooke of Random Pixels for pointing out that Levine posted a picture on Facebook of his diploma from the Fletcher School at Tufts University stating that he had completed the Leadership Program in Advanced Diplomacy — which is apparently a six-day […]

Hialeah political machine behind judicial hopeful

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 only piece of the Hialeah political machine driving the candidacy of former Hialeah cop John “Johnny” Rodriguez, who is Miami Lakes Vice Mayor Cesar Mestre‘s law partner. Standing […]

‘Casals-Muñoz Consultants’ open for biz

‘Casals-Muñoz Consultants’ open for biz

Hialeah CouncilwomanVivian Casals-Muñoz may leave her days of notarizing questionable mortgage documents behind forever to become, drum roll, a lobbyist. Casals-Muñoz, who has been a much higher profile pol after her sweeping November election victory, filed papers Jan. 17 with the Florida Division of Corporations to open a new business called Vivian Casals-Muñoz Consultants, LLC. […]

Hialeah’s Julio Robaina is back to biz

Hialeah’s Julio Robaina is back to biz

Aside from a public appearance or two, like his lonely attendance at the opening of Hialeah Park in December, former Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina has sort of been MIA since he lost the county mayoral race last year that he was once poised to win. A Florida GOP darling this time last year, Robaina did […]

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 — will eventually back (if he backs anyone), council candidate endorsements are already being sought and traded. And there are a couple of surprises, but let’s go with the […]

Su Alcaldito accuses me of theft

As if his alcalditowear has something more than a nostalgic and comic value, Hialeah’s alcaldito Carlos Hernandez went bonkers Saturday — the last day of early voting at the JFK library — when he saw me walking by with one of his campaign t-shirts. “She stole my shirt. Call the police,” he told his assistant, Arnie […]

Su Hialeah Alcaldito’s changing hair

The campaign must be taking a toll on su Alcaldito Carlos Hernandez. While he has been perfectly coifed lately, and is known to use Grecian Formula or L’oreal or some such product to color his hair, Hernandez had some very evident gray roots showing Thursday as he trolled, er, I mean strolled around the parking lot at […]

Alcaldito, J Martinez share $ sources

While the Back to the Future crew, under the leadership of former Mayor Raul Martinez, have shunned funds from the maquinita industry, there is one slate mate who has jumped ship: former Mayor Julio Martinez, once a foe now a friend, has taken at least $1,500 from companies with maquinita permits who have also donated […]

City paid for campaign pancakes

Two weeks after that infamous lunch with senior residents from public housing at IHOP — you know, where Alcaldito Carlos Hernandez insulted balseros and divorced women and Council President Isis “Gavergirl” Garcia-Martinez had a hissy fit when we caught her in a blatant lie — we still don’t know what the real cost was and who paid for […]

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