Donald W. Pine

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  • 21 years ago | Longform

    Bruno Carnesella holds a cigar and a cell phone in one hand and a fat billfold in the other as he exits the Neighborhood Enhancement Team office in Coconut Grove, a sort of mini-city hall located in Peacock Park. The tall, debonair Italian, who le...

  • 21 years ago | Longform

    The U.S. Supreme Court might have had someone like Greg Scharf in mind when it made this observation regarding the First Amendment: "The problem of drawing the line between a purely commercial activity and a religious one will at times be difficul...

  • 21 years ago | Longform

    In August of last year, four Coconut Grove residents sued the City of Miami because they were unable to afford the "affordable" homes in the Grove's new St. Hugh Oaks housing project. Last month they lost a crucial round in their fight, exposing t...

  • 21 years ago | Longform

    The last squatter at 841 Collins Ave. in Miami Beach walks out of the dimness of the once bright and cheery Art Deco building to confront the two men he believes own the property. Ricardo is on his way to work as a cook at a local restaurant, and ...

  • 21 years ago | Longform

    At water's edge in Miami Beach, early in the morning, a large black man with a shaved head begins to dance. As his sleek head moves from side to side, his belly -- about the size of a medium Butterball turkey -- rolls in perfect counterpoint. Faci...

  • 21 years ago | Longform

    It's payback time. Neil Shiver, a 36-year-old attorney who was admitted to the Florida Bar only four months ago, is picking through legal papers spread out on the living-room floor of his Coconut Grove bungalow. Gleefully, he holds up a petition h...

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