Armando Codina

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    December 4, 2013

    Perez Museum Opens For Art Basel: Has Miami Art Sold Out?

    Call it irony. On the single biggest day in Miami's visually stunning history, as Art Basel begins and the Perez Art Museum opens on the bay, media announces a three-tower, 2-million-square-foot giant on the Miami River. Complaints have been lodged about naming the city's art museum after the magna ... More >>

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    December 3, 2012

    Miami City Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones Sues Mayor Tomas Regalado and Katherine Fernandez Rundle

    Ever since she beat two separate criminal cases against her last year, Miami City Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones has been quietly preparing for an epic take down of Mayor Tomas Regalado and Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle -- the two politicians she blames for almost destroyi ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012
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    July 24, 2012

    Joe Martinez For Miami-Dade Mayor!

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke makes his picks for Miami-Dade mayor and the county's black county commission seats.With the August 14 primary election approachi ... More >>

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    February 28, 2012

    Michelle Spence-Jones to Go After Katherine Fernandez Rundle

    City Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones is looking for vindication at the expense of the city's top law enforcement official. According to a Feb. 14 letter her civil attorney sent Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Spence-Jones is preparing to sue the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office for allegedly violat ... More >>

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    February 2, 2012

    Here's a Pretty Rendering of a Bunch of Parks That Might Never Be Built Near the Arsht Center

    ​Miami's urban core skyrocketed with glistening glass high-rises during the real estate boom, but little was done to turn the area's neighborhoods into truly integrated, livable communities. Will the next step in the Magic City's perpetual urban makeover include more neighborhoods where parks, ret ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012

    Mitt Romney Takes Slumlord Money While Newt Gingrinch Is Propped Up By Casino Under Federal Probe

    ​In the race for the White House, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich don't seem to have a problem taking money from corporate pirates accused of breaking the law to maximize their profits. Romney has collected at least $100,000 from a Miami-based investment fund that owns run down apartment buildings i ... More >>

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    September 29, 2011
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    March 16, 2011

    Michelle Spence-Jones Acquitted Of Bribery Charge

    UPDATE: Miami-Dade State Attorney Kath​erine Fernandez Rundle stands by her decision to prosecute Michelle Spence-Jones for bribery, claiming the judge presiding over the suspended Miami city commissioner's trial screwed up the verdict's outcome. "We disagree with the judge's interpretation o ... More >>

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    March 8, 2011

    Armando Codina: State Attorney 'Purposely Misled Me' In Spence-Jones Case

    Armando Codina​Talk about a hostile witness. Armando Codina, the developer at the heart of a criminal case against ex-Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones, criticized prosecutor Richard Scruggs repeatedly on the stand today for "misleading" him. Prosecutors say the $12,500 Codina gave a charity at S ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011

    Armando Codina Is "Disappointed" With Prosecutor Richard Scruggs

    Armando Codina​As jury selection continues in the bribery and grand theft trial of suspended Miami City Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones, the prosecution's main witness, prominent developer Armando Codina, gave new testimony that pokes holes in the state's case. Trial is set to begin next week.I ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010
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    March 18, 2010

    Spence-Jones Arraigned, Supreme Court Lawyer Bruce Rogow Calls Indictment 'Hogwash'

    Michelle Spence-Jones did not enter a plea today on the latest bribery charges brought against her. Instead, she asked the court to dismiss them for being too vague. ​Two weeks ago, when she was arrested again for allegedly soliciting money from a local developer, readers responded in typically m ... More >>

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    March 16, 2010

    Rebuild Liberty City and Overtown Instead of Tearing Down City Commissioners

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. Up this week, Luke assesses the latest criminal charges against his pal Michelle Spence-Jones and what he would do to fix Overtown and Liber ... More >>

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    March 15, 2007

    Axing the Property Tax

    Potamkins homestead has a market value of $21 million.... Raul Masvidal owes $33,639 in taxes for his four-bedroom residence.

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    December 14, 2006


    Melt this commissioner

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    June 30, 2005

    Changing Times

    For more than 80 years the Miami Times has been the voice of the black community, but fewer and fewer people are listening

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    April 21, 2005

    Letters from the Issue of April 21, 2005

    Taped conversations, tabloid sleaze, and lessons in cocaine cultivation

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    April 14, 2005
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    April 7, 2005
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    March 10, 2005

    Ocean Thrive

    Call it what you will -- mindless fluff, starstruck drivel -- but Ocean Drive has perfected a formula that's the envy of the publishing world

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    January 27, 2005
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    August 19, 2004


    There are good reasons to vote August 31, but the county mayor's race isn't one of them. Here are five reasons why.

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    July 15, 2004

    Down in Flames

    Miami's business leaders vowed to yank MIA from the clutches of politicians, but the politicians yanked back

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    June 24, 2004

    Toxic Jock Syndrome

    Hank Goldberg offers Miami sports fans more than tired talk-radio shtick; the journalist backs up his on-air diatribes with hard facts and common sense

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    January 15, 2004

    A Deal to Dial For

    A tenacious entrepreneur and county commissioners are hung up on the repercussions of a prepaid phone card bid

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    November 13, 2003

    FTAA and Me

    Looking out for number one, what's in this for Miami?

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    November 21, 2002

    FIU, too! All right?

    Why Mitch Maidique and Armando Codina hate Amendment 11

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    September 13, 2001

    A Fissure Runs Through It

    Miami's chapter of the Audubon Society loses a leader and gains critics

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    April 19, 2001

    You Are Cordially Invited

    So you weren't among those lucky few who dined with the king and queen? Consider it a compliment.

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    April 19, 2001

    Voice of a Nation

    Radio and TV Martí are supposed to remain above politics and provide Cubans with unbiased news. This is not a joke; it only seems like one.

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    March 1, 2001

    Out of the Park

    One plan for a new Marlins stadium could be a winner for Miami, which is nice since you're going to pay for it

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    March 16, 2000

    On the Block

    In an act of audacious short-sightedness, Miami is offering its finest bayfront property to the highest bidder

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    August 20, 1998

    He Made Dade

    Battling cancer, veteran pol Dante Fascell talks of war, Cuba, and a lifetime of putting Miami on the map

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    April 9, 1998

    Get Your Filthy Rich Buttinskis Outta Here!

    Indian Creek Village and Surfside engage in some respectful civic discourse

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    November 6, 1997

    The Rise and Fall of Miamiland

    Way back in 1998 the citizens of Dade County rose up and declared themselves an independent republic. Then the hangover hit.

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    August 10, 1994

    Road Show

    Want to know more about Jeb Bush? The machinations of Florida's Republican party? Vomiting? Get on the bus.

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    July 20, 1994

    From Sassy to Tallahassee

    A brash young environmental administrator is handed a pay cut and a ticket on a fast train out of South Florida

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    March 30, 1994


    If the USDA's downsizing program kills off the historic Subtropical Research Station in South Dade, it wouldn't be a total loss

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    November 3, 1993

    Shelter Fallout

    After years of doing nothing Dade County now plans to put 500 homeless people under one roof. It won't be in your neighborhood, of course.

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    March 18, 1992
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    February 27, 1991