The people of Miami take a crash course in art, parks, and democracy
He's Miami's premier citizen advocate. He attends scads of boring meetings so you don't have to. He's on a mission. And he's going broke in the process.
Miami developer Aristides Martinez once seemed an inner-city savior. Today he goes by another name: Slumlord.
Letters from the issue of May 18, 2000
A 30-year-old law clerk purchases Miami's precious history for a song
Miami commissioners use a well-worn strategy to avoid public notice of their sweetheart deals
How did Miami commission candidates spend their excess campaign funds? On family and friends, of course.
Miami, like an adolescent who won't learn from his mistakes, keeps stomping on the First Amendment
Johnny Winton used anti-incumbent backlash, new district boundaries, and plenty of cash to knock off J.L. Plummer
Is that a party in your pocket....
Darts and tarts
No ideas, no agenda, and a lot of glad-handing. Welcome to J.L. Plummer's re-election campaign.
A 50-year-old Biscayne Bay institution builds a dock to the 21st Century
Welcome to St. Hugh Oaks, Miami's first subsidized housing project for the affluent
Thanks to the Miami Commission, a historic swath of bayfront property is now slated to become luxury townhouses
Miamarina wants the raucous La Rumba party boat out. Its owners are crying foul.
He's young. He's politically naive. He's Miami's newest commissioner, Joe Sanchez.
Residents of this Miami neighborhood don't care how neat the kids' museum will be
Legal experts and insider politicos agree: Voter fraud will soon force Xavier Suarez from office. Then What?
Yet another plan to reopen the jinxed Firehouse Four turns out to be all wet
In the waning rounds of the Dinner Key boat yard brawl, a third heavyweight returns to the ring
Already charged with corruption, Odio now faces renewed questions about his misuse of a discretionary fund
In choosing Rev. Richard Dunn to fill in for Miller Dawkins, commissioners saved Miami's citywide election soul -- for now
Miami city manager Cesar Odio loves to hand out taxpayer money to his friends. It's not under the table, but it is under the radar.
Much like the city itself, Miami's centennial celebration gets color coordinated
Glenn Terry thinks a salary hike is the answer to Miami's commission woes. Others insist it's money for nothing.
Just when a forlorn section of Liberty City is about to get the help it so desperately needs, along comes Miller Dawkins on his political bulldozer
The city's surfeit of tax-exempt properties costs tens of millions
The City of Miami's upstanding leadership had a swell time at a swanky centennial party. Who paid? You did, of course.
This waterfront plot in Coconut Grove isn't park land,it's a factory. A lawsuit factory.
The commission meeting is over. The last whining constituent has gone home. Now it's time to kick back and enjoy.
And auto repair, and the occasional nephew. . . An edifying look at Miami City Commission candidates' financial statements
Miami is going to miss you. Your vision for the city. Your political savvy. Your cosmopolitan sophistication. Your utter gall.
Local towing company owners assail the Miami City Commission' s "good ol' boy" system of awarding contracts
This time next year an RV campground will occupy Virginia Key. Say sayonara to one of the city's last patches of green.
Neil Shiver says the St. Hugh Oaks housing projects is a high-priced broken promise to Black Grove residents, and he's filed suit to prove it
The corporate giant's sponsorship of Bayfront Amphitheater is great A if you're the type that likes a little brand name with your band name
It's a fair bet that your favorite Dade big shot is a sure shot, too