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Carlos Alvarez

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Here's a List of 3,125 County Employees Who Made Six Figures This Year

    Has Carlos Gimenez changed Carlos Alvarez's big-spendin' ways?​Let's take a moment to remember back to the distant past. Cue the theremins. The time: Last November. The place: Miami-Dade. The conflict: County residents enraged over the economic free fall are close to recalling Mayor Carlos Alvarez ... More >>

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    May 5, 2011
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    April 28, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Robaina, Gimenez And Llorente Got Their Soft Money Working Hard

    ​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. This week, Luke -- who is a candidate to replace more-boring-than-bread-pudding ex-Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez on May 24 -- follo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Everyone Running for Miami-Dade Mayor

    ​Candidates running for Miami-Dade Mayor in the special May 24th election to replace recalled Carlos Alvarez had to register by 5:00 pm today. There's very few surprises in the list of candidates (read: no last-minute Alex Penelas filing), but here's a look at who you'll get to chose in a coup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Norman Braman Threatens More Recalls

    ​Our mild-mannered billionaire mayor-recaller now thinks he's king. Auto magnate Norman Braman, riding on his successful campaign to recall Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez, is lightly hinting at more recalls of sitting county commissioners unless they follow his reform agenda. However, county comm ... More >>

  • News

    March 31, 2011
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    March 29, 2011

    Miami Could Be The First Wave In A Stripper Tsunami

    Alex Izaguirre​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. This week, Luke -- who is a candidate to replace more-boring-than-bread-pudding Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez -- explains ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Burgess and Alvarez Bid Dade Voters Adieu With Teary Farewell Speeches

    Photo by Tim ElfrinkGeorge Burgess watches Carlos Alvarez's farewell speech.​The 29th floor of County Hall had all the ambiance of a funeral procession on Wednesday afternoon. Staffers with puffy eyes hid in cubicles, and an uncomfortable silence reigned until County Mayor Carlos Alvarez and Manag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Michael Pizzi Gloats at Natacha Seijas' Pending Demise

    Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi trashes Natacha Seijas as recall election day draws to a close. The Miami-Dade Elections Department is reporting that initial absentee ballots show an overwhelming majority of those voters want Carlos Alvarez and Natacha Seijas out of here. ​Early voting numbers and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Luther Campbell Calls For Special Election

    Michael McElroy​Mayoral candidate and Miami New Times columnist Luther Campbell wants to get it on. At the ballot box. Not the champagne room. Now that voters have shown Carlos Alvarez the exit door, the onetime raunchiest man in hip-hop is calling on the County Commission to set a date for anothe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Poll: How Will You Vote in Tuesday's Recall Election of Carlos Alvarez and Natacha Seijas?

    ​North Africa and the Middle East are not the only places feeling the intoxication of mass rebellion. Why here in good ole Miami-Dade County, voters have been turning out in droves for early voting in the recall elections of Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez and County Commissioner Natacha Seijas. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    State Legislators Want to Take Away Some of County Commissioners' Powers

    ​With an election set in a week to recall Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez and County Commissioner Natacha Seijas the air of reform is steadily streaming through County Hall, but two state lawmakers don't just want a change in leadership. They want to see the powers of Miami-Dade County Comm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Norman Braman Makes It Rain in Effort to Oust Carlos Alvarez

    Tim ElfrinkNorman Braman flexes his baller status.​As the first week of early voting in the recall election of Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez and Commissioner Natacha Seijas winds down, we decided to take a peek at the latest campaign finance reports filed with the elections department. As expect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Norman Braman Casts His Ballot to Recall Mayor Carlos Alvarez as Early Voting Picks Up

    photo by Tim ElfrinkBraman leaves the North Shore Branch Library after voting.​As Norman Braman walked out of the North Shore Branch Library -- fresh off casting his vote to recall Mayor Carlos Alvarez -- volunteers in yellow T-shirts greeted him like a hero. "This is the man!" exclaimed an older ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Recall Election for Alvarez and Seijas Set for March 15

    Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez and County Commissioner Natacha Seijas better beware the Ides of March. Voters will take to the polls on March 15 to decide whether they want to recall the beleaguered politicians, the County Commission decided today. The decision to hold both elections on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Natacha Seijas Files Lawsuit to Block Recall Election

    Commissioner Natacha Seijas ​Natacha Seijas, perhaps Miami-Dade's most infamous and reviled sitting commissioner, has filed a lawsuit in a desperate attempt to try and derail her recall election. Attorneys for Seijas claim they are challenging flaws in the signed petition sent to the Clerk of Cour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Hialeah's Julio Robaina In Front For County Mayor, But Scandals Could Derail His Ambition

    City of Hialeah​In this week's metro story, New Times explores Hialeah Mayor Julio Robaina's chances to succeed his Miami-Dade County counterpart Carlos Alvarez. Talk about who will follow Alvarez has grown louder with a recall election against the county mayor to take place later this year. Count ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    From 'Cat Killer' Probe to New Marlins Stadium: 5 Biggest Wastes of Taxpayer Money in 2010

    We all love baseball, but did we all really have to pay for a new stadium when Marlins owners had plenty of cash on hand?​Anger over public spending is all the rage these days. Unemployment checks? Undeserved. The Obama stimulus plan? An abomination. Now Carlos Alvarez is facing a fierce recall c ... More >>

  • News

    November 4, 2010
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    October 28, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Mayor Carlos Alvarez Pens Love Letter to the Heat for ESPN

    ​If you're the Mayor of Miami-Dade County and you're facing a well-funded recall effort, how do you drum up some good will? With all eyes on the Miami Heat, writing an open love letter to the 305 dream team for ESPN.com isn't a bad idea. That's what Carlos Alvarez has done.

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Effort to Recall Five County Commissioners Launched

    Comm. Natacha Seijas is one of five being targeted​Billionaire Norman Braman's quest to have Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez recalled was officially approved by the Clerk of Courts yesterday. Today, and effort to recall five county commissioners was launched by a political action commi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Norman Braman's Recall Real Fishy

    Mr. Braman: Recall everybody not just Carlos Alvarez​We've never hidden our disappointment and disgust with Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez's administration. Voters handed him immense powers in 2007, but Carlos "El Fuerte" never materialized. And he sandbagged Miami-Dade taxpayers with the Marlins ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Norman Braman Launches Petition to Recall Mayor Alvarez

    ​When most citizens have a problem with the county government they maybe write their commissioner, show up at a meeting or leave an angry comment with The Miami Herald. Not Norman Braman. The billionaire is once again throwing his over-sized wealth and influence around and is launching a recall ef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Lisa Garcia Turns Herself In For Doral Cop Hit-and-Run

    Lisa Caridad Garcia turned herself in last night for hitting Doral police officer Carlos Alvarez. The accident happened around Southeast 35th Terrace near 102nd Avenue on Saturday night, when Garcia hit Alvarez's motorcycle head on, and kept going.Garcia's motorcycle was demolished, but luckily he s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    News Roundup: Joey Porter Wants Out of Here

    A petition to recall Mayor Carlos Alvarez fell short by just a few thousand signatures. [CBS4]Murdered tourist Paula Sladewski's sister is back in town looking for the culprit, and the award for the killer's arrest has been raised to $15,000. [NBCMiami]Yesterday's rain and flooding caused ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    The Timoney Boot Party Countdown, Day 2

    Whitney Roux​ The morning breeze whips John Timoney's rosy cheeks as he settles into his rowboat moored at the Miami Beach Rowing Club. He pushes off the dock and begins paddling up Indian Creek, soaking in the dry, mild November weather, pondering where his next gig will be.Maybe he'll roll throu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Mayor Carlos Alvarez Introduces 'Redland Raised' Brand, Gives His Publix Some Love

    Photo by Paula NiñoThe Redland Raised logo.​Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez loves his Publix. And its store manager, John Navarro, too. "Johnny...I'm giving you a plug, your bosses are here. Best manager Publix has," Alvarez said of Navarro addressing media, Publix employees, and producer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Time: Miami-Dade County Commission is "a Feckless, Corruption-Tainted Body"

    via MiamiDade.gov​The sun still shines. The beaches are still some of the best in the world. The weather, unfortunate for this time of year, is still the same as it ever was. All of those stereotypical things that draw people to call Florida home have gone more or less unchanged, so what's to blam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    County Execs Drive Expen$ive Car$ on the Taxpayers' Dime

    ​The more Riptide dissects Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez's proposed budget cuts in order to make up a $427 million shortfall, the more we realize el alcalde fuerte is not gonna mess with his executive staff's perks. The mayor's spokeswoman, Vicki Mallette, confirmed Alvarez will not ax the ... More >>

  • News

    July 30, 2009

    The Mayor's Little Helper

    When is it OK to hire the mayor's campaign manager?

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    When Is It OK to Hire the Mayor's Campaign Manager?

    So let's say you run a foreign company that wants to win a lucrative multi-million dollar contract at Miami International Airport. As you prepare for your entry into the American market, you realize you need an accountant to help you figure out how to pay taxes to Uncle Sam. And then you hire one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    News Roundup

    Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez has picked a real joker to run the housing agency. Seriously, he's a part-time stand-up comedian, but he used to do the same job in San Fran, so he's qualified to run a housing agency. [Herald]Another weird FCAT tale: A school that specializes in teaching critically ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    News Roundup

    Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez might have to increase property taxes to bolster the county's budget. [CBS4]Swine flu claimed a sixth life in Miami-Dade, a 53-year-old woman. There are now 716 confirmed cases of the H1N1 virus in the county. [NBCMiami]Jim DeFede is none too pleased with Cindy Lederm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    Stadium Approved, Good Friggin' Riddance

    My favorite moment in yesterday's nine-hour discussion of the new $2 billion Marlins Stadium came at 9:27 p.m., when Commissioner "Space Cowboy" Javier Souto began defending himself from concerns that Mayor Carlos Alvarez runs him like an Italian train: "My vote is not for sale, rent, or lease," Sou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    News Roundup

    Someone pinch me. Is this really happening? The Dolphins came back from a half-time deficit to eek out a win over the Chiefs in the coldest game in franchise history. [NFL]Even better, the Jets crashed to the lousy Seahawks. The Fins will still have to beat the Jets for a playoff birth nex ... More >>

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    August 27, 2008
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    January 23, 2007
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    January 18, 2007

    America, the Test

    "Is this like some Howard Stern thing where youre supposed to look stupid?

  • News

    December 14, 2006

    Wicked

    Melt this commissioner

  • News

    July 7, 2005

    Letters from the Issue of July 7, 2005

    Heavy-handed cops, heavy-hearted drag queens, heavy-walleted hip-hoppers

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    May 19, 2005

    Acute Democratitis

    Jimmy Morales ponders the disease with no known cure

  • Diversions

    May 12, 2005

    BEST SPANISH-LANGUAGE RADIO PERSONALITY

    Elba la Fumadora (The Pot Smoker)

  • News

    April 28, 2005

    The Bitch

    Obitchuary Column

  • News

    November 25, 2004

    Commission Quest

    Miami-Dade's most coveted political prize is the chairman's Throne of Power. Those who dare to seek it must navigate the Swamp of Secrecy, endure the Guild of the Greased Palm, and avoid exposure by the Orb of Light

  • News

    October 28, 2004

    The Bitch

    The Unbearable Lightness

  • News

    September 16, 2004

    The Million-Dollar Question

    How did José Cancela manage to spend so much money and get so little in return?

  • News

    August 19, 2004

    MAYOR X

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

  • News

    February 21, 2002

    Letters to the Editor

    From the Issue of February 21, 2002

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