‘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 […]

Casals-Muñoz hit with loan lawsuit

While Hialeah Councilwoman Vivian “I’ll notarizethat!” Casals-Muñoz has publicly denied any ties to su alcaldito CarlosHernandez in her re-election campaign, she has openly maintained a beneficialrelationship with former Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina, her one-timebrother-in-law, freelance banking business partner and political mentor. Robaina has helped her raise funds and has voiced support in robocalls and radio ads. […]

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 […]

Alcaldito plays with fire, again

We saw this coming. We told everyone that this alarmist threat to fire 105 of 271 firefighter paramedics in Hialeah was blackmail, or extortion (you pick your term), and that the very politicians who proposed it would come in at the 11th hour with a salvation plan or last-minute Holy Mary pass. But I didn’t […]

Hialeah’s padded, bogus budget

The proposed 2011-2012 Hialeah budget is an almost two inches thick and divided into sections that lay out the plan to operate the city’s departments and services with $263.4 million. But it is so full of holes that it shouldn’t weigh as much as it does. Only about $115.6 million is in the general fund, […]

Hialeah: Campaign $ before safety

Hialeah’s alcaldito Carlos Hernandez and his yes council would have people believe that they have to fire almost half the city’s firefighter paramedics to balance the budget without raising taxes. But a closer look at the city’s checkbook may indicate that what they really want is to take money from the fire department budget so […]

Poll: Hialeah incumbents weak

A poll of 300 Hialeah residents paid for by the city’s firefighters union puts former mayor Raul Martinez in the pole position for the mayoral race this November with a double-digit lead over incumbent mayor, Carlos Hernandez. But while former State Sen. Rudy Garcia has been in the number three position before, he is now […]

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