Bill Johnson

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2013

    Mayor Carlos Gimenez Gave New Seaport Chief a 69 Percent Pay Raise

    Juan Kuryla must be the happiest man working for Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, who recently announced he wants property owners to swallow a 5 percent tax rate hike to balance his proposed budget. On April 29, Mayor Carlos Gimenez promoted Kuryla from deputy seaport director to the head hon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Deep Dredge Opponents Release 'Battle for Biscayne Bay' Video as Senate Pushes Ahead

    ​The fight over Biscayne Bay is heating up.Environmentalists who have sued to stop the Port of Miami's Deep Dredge have adopted a new tactic: a public appeal for sympathy -- and funds -- to stop the controversial project. Meanwhile, a bill is barreling through the Florida Senate that will force a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Miami Port Deep Dredge Gets Green Light in Tallahassee, Environmentalists Outraged

    ​Carlos Lopez-Cantera is having a helluva week in Tallahassee. On Monday, the Miami-based state rep requested an amendment to Florida law so that the City of Miami wouldn't have to pay taxes on the new Marlins Stadium parking garages -- never mind that such an exemption is probably unconstitutiona ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Deep Dredge Delayed: Port Officials Optimistic, Environmentalists Ready to Go the Distance

    The Port of Miami's much-debated "Deep Dredge" will be delayed for months -- possibly years -- as a Tallahassee judge hears arguments for and against the project this August.Port officials tell Riptide that they are optimistic the project will still be completed on time. But a lawyer representing en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Environmentalists Sue to Stop Port of Miami Deep Dredge Project

    Environmentalists are suing to stop a $150 million dredging project from tearing up Biscayne BayFaced with up to two years of underwater blasting that they say will forever scar Biscayne Bay, local environmentalists played their last card yesterday to stop the Port of Miami "Deep Dredge" project: Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Port of Miami Dredge Project Rankles Even the Rich: Fisher Island Residents Pissed, Could Sue

    Fisher Island Community Association's president worries that the Port of Miami dredge will damage properties​This weekend, Port of Miami director Bill Johnson wrote to The Miami Herald to rebut "naysayers" who just don't understand what an "enviable position" the city will be in once we've blasted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2006

    Big Dreams at the Port

    Quick: What's the third largest import to the Port of Miami? Silicone? Yay-yo? Booze, of course. Last year, 155,664 tons of the stuff — about the weight of the world's largest cruise ship, which coincidentally docks in Miami — washed up at the port. By comparison, only 12,191 tons of ... More >>

  • Film

    August 26, 2004


    A PG-13 rating squeezes the life out of Anacondas

  • City Life

    May 13, 2004


    Miami Today

  • News

    November 22, 2001

    Say Hello to Your New Commissioner

    Miami voters weren't going to let conflicts of interest or a two-bit felony conviction stop them from electing Angel Gonzalez

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    August 17, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    From the issue of August 17, 2000

  • News

    August 3, 2000

    The Wimp

    Gary Dellapa's retirement from MIA comes not a moment too soon

  • News

    August 3, 2000

    The Cheat Is On

    The Heat continues its disgusting betrayal of public trust with a nifty assist from spineless county commissioners

  • News

    February 10, 2000

    Screwing up the Center

    Years behind schedule and way over budget, the performing arts center is another Miami miracle

  • News

    February 3, 2000

    The Deep Blue Greed

    The Arison clan built Carnival into a money machine by cleverly avoiding tax laws

  • News

    November 4, 1999


    Have We Got an Airport for You!

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    May 21, 1998
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    February 5, 1998
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    November 13, 1997
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    October 27, 1994

    The World According to Carr

    Cynics say that to explore the depths of South Florida culture, all you have to do is scratch the surface. Dade County archaeologist Bob Carr digs deeper and knows better.

  • News

    July 20, 1994

    The Surfies

    Locally produced TV shows deserve to be honored for their intelligence, their wit, their impeccably bad taste. Don't touch that remote control!