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    April 23, 2012

    Save Scotty's Landing: Best Waterfront Eats in Miami

    Former Miami City Manager Donald Warshaw ate there. So did ex-City Manager Cesar Odio. And ex-City Commissioner Miller Dawkins sometimes enjoyed the ocean breeze. Oh yeah, and ex-City Commissioner Humberto Hernandez, too.Come to think of it. pretty much every indicted city official in history has sa ... More >>

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    July 28, 2011
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    January 26, 2010

    Goodbye, Dan Paul! You Made This Town

    ​So Dan Paul was a little crazy. And the stories of his personal escapades -- sexual and otherwise -- were legendary in this town.But Paul made modern Miami by writing the county charter in 1957. He was an eccentric genius who, despite earning scads of money, had a wisecrack for every politician i ... More >>

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    September 29, 2005

    Miami: Blink and You'll Miss It

    That's how quickly things change here, which can be invigorating for cities as well as editors

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    December 23, 2004
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    September 26, 2002

    Where Did All the People Go?

    A once-thriving neighborhood is now a ghost town thanks to Miami's multimillion-dollar housing fiasco

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    July 11, 2002

    Mission Man

    Miami's Downtown commissioner is still fighting, and still hopeful of big change

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    May 4, 2000

    Pocket the Difference

    Miami commissioners use a well-worn strategy to avoid public notice of their sweetheart deals

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    March 30, 2000

    A New Front Page

    Bill Lara and Pedro Gonzalez have a vision: Unite Miami's small community newspapers as a force to be reckoned with

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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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    January 27, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the issue of January 27, 2000

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    November 25, 1999


    (Not so) honorable mentions

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    October 7, 1999

    The Un-Teflon Don

    After years of popularity, a financial scandal threatens the reign of City Manager Donald Warshaw

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    September 16, 1999

    Moreno Madness

    Who has a word for every occasion? FIU professor and quotemeister Dario Moreno, of course.

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    March 25, 1999
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    February 18, 1999
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    July 30, 1998
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    June 4, 1998
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    April 23, 1998
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    March 26, 1998

    The Cesar Odio Sentence Reduction Plan

    If at first you don't succeed in getting your sentence reduced, invoke the terminally ill mother

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    March 12, 1998

    The Great Barrier Beef

    In quiet Shorecrest, a single barricade has divided an entire community

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    December 4, 1997

    The Waiting Game

    After more than a year, Commissioner James Burke may finally learn what lies ahead: Prosecution or exoneration

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    July 10, 1997
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    July 3, 1997

    Flunk City

    Cops are giving Miami's promotions exam a failing grade -- in court

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    June 26, 1997
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    May 1, 1997

    The Autocrat

    Some say Miami Beach's Jose Garca-Pedrosa is a strong city manager. Others tend to employ more colorful language.

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    April 10, 1997
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    March 13, 1997

    The Dumping Ground

    When family members or cronies need a job, Dade county politicians drop them off at the airport

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    February 6, 1997
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    December 5, 1996

    Sergeant Up in Arms

    The hiring of the mysterious Zohar Lahav at $52,000 per year has critics of Miami Mayor Joe Carollo yelling foul

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    October 17, 1996

    Guess Who's Coming... to Dinner Key?

    Now playing: A fight over a prime piece of Miami bayfront property. Will the city fo Hollywood or choose a tamer role for the old boat yard?

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    October 17, 1996

    The Haunting of Alex Daoud, Part 2

    The disgraced former Miami Beach mayor comes out swinging at his former friends and associates

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    September 26, 1996
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    August 8, 1996

    A Litter Night Music

    It's 3:00 a.m. and there's a lot of clanging going on outside your apartment. It's only the garbage man, breaking the law.

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    March 14, 1996

    Your Tax Dollars at Work (Hiccup!)

    The City of Miami's upstanding leadership had a swell time at a swanky centennial party. Who paid? You did, of course.

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    November 2, 1995

    And the Survey Says . . .

    Though Herald execs are giddy about their market-driven plan for "journalistic excellence," the critics denounce it as a bitter pillar to swallow

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    August 31, 1995

    So Long, Mila!

    Miami is going to miss you. Your vision for the city. Your political savvy. Your cosmopolitan sophistication. Your utter gall.

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    August 3, 1995

    Battling, Bungling Bureaucrats

    Miami says the feds are holding up a grant worth millions. The feds say Miami didn't ask for it just right. Miami says up yours. The feds say . . .

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    July 6, 1995


    Sure, Miami has an empty stadium. And sure, Bruce Frey has pigskin on the brain. But that's no excuse for the Canadian football league.

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    June 15, 1995

    Friends in Tow Places

    Local towing company owners assail the Miami City Commission' s "good ol' boy" system of awarding contracts

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    May 25, 1995

    Raising Hell

    The growling noise emanating from the Dupont Plaza -- that's the sound assistant city attorneys make when they grumble

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    February 2, 1995

    Immigrate Expectations

    Exile leaders raised millions to bankroll their plan to refugees to South Florida from Guantanamo -- but money isn't the only stumbling block

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    March 30, 1994

    The $145,000 Question

    What has Roger Rojas built in the back yard of his house in Morningside, and why can't the city seem to find out?

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    February 9, 1994

    Matter of Faction

    The Northeast Task Force, formed to eliminate urban blight in northeast Miami, falls victim to infighting and eliminates itself

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    October 6, 1993

    Alonso: The Cadillac and the Threats

    Yes, that loudmouth in the fancy car really is the husband of mayoral hopeful Miriam Alonso. And yes, taxpayers are picking up the tab.

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    September 15, 1993

    Meet Miami's Next Mayor

    Part 2: Miriam Alonso knows how to put votes together, but she can't seem to separate dirty tricks from politics

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    September 8, 1993

    Meet Miami's Next Mayor

    Political gangster or humble servant, Miriam Alonso wins either way

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    January 27, 1993

    Pistol Packin' Politicos

    It's a fair bet that your favorite Dade big shot is a sure shot, too

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    May 27, 1992

    Come Up to My Room and I'll Show You My Pan Am Scale Model

    Six years later, the Pan Am Historical Foundation gets back its artifacts from the City of Miami. Most of them, anyway.

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    September 25, 1991

    The Strange Case of the Driveway That Never Got Built

    When the president of the Latin Quarter Association wanted a new driveway, he went straight to the top. The rest is mystery.

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