Joe Arriola

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    February 20, 2014
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    February 11, 2014

    Manny Diaz, Miami's Former "Green Mayor," Is Now Representing Walmart Midtown

    Manny Diaz's legacy seemed set in stone on October 22, 2009. That's when city commissioners voted 4-1 to approve Miami 21: the new-urbanism-inspired, pedestrian-friendly zoning code that then-mayor Diaz had spent eight years championing. Miami 21 put the city on track to rival great metropolises li ... More >>

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    October 31, 2013

    Richard Dunn Is an Embarrassment

    The candidate isn't fit to fill Michelle Spence-Jones' seat.

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    January 12, 2012

    Carlos Gimenez Collects Half-A-Million Bucks In First Round of Fundraising

    ​Miami-Dade County's new mayor has become quite the rain maker. According to his most recently filed campaign finance report, Carlos Gimenez raised $419,985 between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 of last year for his reelection run. His political action committee, Common Sense Now, raked in another $89,750. C ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    Hank Adorno Is A Bad Man, Part II

    ​Turns out Papa Dios doesn't take prayers from Hank Adorno. The South Florida Business Journal reports that the Florida Supreme Court has suspended the prominent Miami attorney from practicing law. And he has 30 days to prove to the court why he shouldn't be barred permanently. The decision stems ... More >>

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    September 27, 2010

    CRA Executive Director is Fluent in Dutch, Which Will Come in Handy in Overtown

    Commissioner Marc Sarnoff rewards lackey with $220,000 compensation package.​Today, the Miami city commission has a number of special public hearings to decide the fate of the city's budget and how to spend a whole lot of millions of dollars meant to alleviate slum and blight in Overtown and the O ... More >>

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    February 22, 2010

    Luke's Gospel: Fire Erik Spoelstra

    Image via Miami Heat/NBAEMiami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra.​Luther Campbell, AKA Uncle Luke, has never been shy about sharing his opinion. The former frontman for Miami's wonderfully raunchy rap act, 2 Live Crew, made history in 1992 when the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed his right to be as horn ... More >>

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    December 31, 2008

    Esto solo pasa en Meeyami

    Today, the last day of 2008, Banana Republican highlights his ten favorite news stories of the year, the tales that truly capture life in a sun-drenched, third-world dimension. 10. Marc Sarnoff's Memo to Himself. The Coconut Grove loving city commissioner has a super secret meeting with Joe Arriol ... More >>

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    December 1, 2008

    Miami Mayoral Donnybrook

    Miami Commissioner Joe Sanchez, a former cop, has opened an account to run for city mayor, opening the way to the best political contest in recent memory. Commissioner Tomas Regalado, who announced several months ago, is sure to attack, particularly as we get close to election day. Regalado's ethica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    MSNBC: Manny Diaz Being Vetted for HUD and Transportation

    Chuck Todd of MSNBC just broke news that Mayor Manny Diaz is being vetted for the cabinet positions as head of Housing and Urban Development or the Department of Transportation. The role at HUD is the most likely appointment. Riptide first speculatedlast week on Diaz's chances for the HUD position ... More >>

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    May 29, 2008

    Johnny Winton Speaks

    The commish talks for the first time about his 2006 arrest.

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    February 21, 2008

    Letters from the Issue of February 21, 2008

    "If the biggest issue some Grovites have to fight about is a dog park, I suggest they all get a life."

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2008

    Support Sarnoff, Get Paid

    Since his election on November 21, 2006, Miami City Commissioner Marc Sarnoff has cast himself as the do-gooder reformer on the commission dais. He sponsored legislation that requires outgoing city commissioners to seek approval from their colleagues when doling out last minute bonuses to their s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2007

    More Dirt on Commissioner Spence-Jones

    As was reported in New Times last week, Miami City Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones is being investigated by the State Attorney for a laundry list of transgressions. One of those things -- whether she was paid for voting in favor of a Related Group condo project -- is the subject of a story in tod ... More >>

  • News

    September 20, 2007

    John Timoney, Americas Worst Cop

    He has spent 138 days on the road in just a few years on the job. Whos minding the Miami Police Department?

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    September 14, 2006

    Blight Fight

    Miamis new economic development director left a dubious trail in the Big Easy

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    May 18, 2006

    Letters from the Issue of May 18, 2006

    "I saw myself in the shower, and I'm sexier than Richard"

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    March 16, 2006

    Johnny Be Good, Part 2

    Clean the chiefs mouth out with soap

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    March 2, 2006

    Johnny Be Good

    Minority rep says Timoney must go

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    October 13, 2005
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    April 21, 2005

    Burial Plots

    Sensitive sites get short shrift from the city

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    January 27, 2005
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    December 23, 2004
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    December 23, 2004

    Just Because You're Paranoid

    Doesn't mean they're not out to get you

  • News

    September 30, 2004
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    September 2, 2004

    The Teele Conspiracy

    Is the Miami commissioner the target of a wicked plot? Or is he spinning a yarn so complex everyone's now dizzy?

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    August 19, 2004
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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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    May 27, 2004
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    May 20, 2004

    Photo Finish

    Where has the Daniel Azoulay Gallery gone?

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    May 20, 2004

    Crew's Control

    The new school super deep-sixes Miami's provincialism in a New York minute

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    March 25, 2004

    Meet Mr. Arza

    In four short years, state Rep. Ralph Arza has gone from schoolteacher to powerful politician, and now he's about to take control of public education in Miami

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    February 12, 2004

    An Army of One

    No, Rosa Kasse isn't crazy to do battle with state Rep. Ralph Arza -- it just looks that way

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    January 29, 2004

    An Embarrassment of Audits

    Numbers never lie, as further examination of Public Health Trust bookkeeping reveals

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    January 8, 2004
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    November 6, 2003

    Neighborhood Bully

    Think financing a Marlins ballpark is tricky? Just try finding a place to put it

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    October 16, 2003

    Metropolis, Heal Thyself

    One year after Miami announced it would attempt to cure its own poverty, the patient remains in intensive care

  • City Life

    May 15, 2003
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    May 8, 2003

    Smaller Is Better

    The case for breaking up the grossly dysfunctional Miami-Dade County school district

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    May 1, 2003

    Tumbling Chairs

    The people of Miami take a crash course in art, parks, and democracy

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    March 20, 2003

    Black Kids in Grove Need Roller Hockey!

    Johnny Winton and some white boys say so

  • News

    September 5, 2002

    Is Jilda Unruh Getting Stiffed?

    After Channel 10's reporter angered UTD's Pat Tornillo, her education stories stopped appearing

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    August 1, 2002

    Midterm Exam

    Q: Why would an intelligent man voluntarily leap into a toxic snakepit? A: Because his name is Merrett Stierheim and he just can't help himself.