Joe Centorino

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    Top Miami Beach Cop Says Commissioner Pulled Strings To Try To Get Friends Hired As Officers

    It's no secret that Miami Beach Commissioner Ed Tobin is tight with ex-Bal Harbour Police Chief Thomas Hunker. Tobin has known the cop since he was a kid, and in late 2011, the 50-year-old Tobin even enrolled in the Miami Beach Police Academy with Hunker's encouragement.But did that relationship cro ... More >>

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    December 20, 2011

    Richard Pulido and His Miami Lakes Town Council Buddies Hide From The Sunshine

    Three Miami Lakes councilmen walked into a bar and didn't talk town business. (Wink, wink).‚ÄčThis past December 13 around 10:30 p.m., three Miami Lakes councilmen -- Tim Daubert, Nelson Hernandez, and Richard Pulido -- huddled inside the Miami Lakes Ale House, a sports bar a couple of blocks from t ... More >>

  • News

    August 20, 2009

    Game On

    In Miami Beach, "introducing ethics reform" is really a sneaky way to take down your political rival.

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    February 2, 2009

    When Internal Affairs Gets Too Cozy

    The Florida Department of Law Enforcement recently ended an investigation into the onetime commander of the Miami-Dade Police Department's internal affairs unit, concluding Donald Rifkin was hoping to get laid by talking to county cop Carmen Pichardo about sensitive information in the internal affa ... More >>

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    February 14, 2008

    City Hall Stinks

    There's a war on Dinner Key, and Marc Sarnoff is a bomb-thrower.

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    March 9, 2006

    Arriola Resign? Fuhgeddaboutit!

    In the wake of Miami's fire fee scandal, the city manager goes nuclear on the Herald, Tomas Regalado, and taxpayers

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    October 14, 2004

    Powers That Be

    It's nice to have wealthy and influential friends, especially when you need loads of campaign cash

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    March 18, 2004

    Letters from the Issue of March 18, 2004

    Civic demons, bad dentistry, and hip-hop culture crash

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    February 1, 2001

    Petition Suspicion

    Activists say the effort to overturn the county's gay-rights ordinance isn't political; it's criminal

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    October 26, 2000

    Friendly Fire

    State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle should have coasted to election victory. Instead she's dodging bullets from the police unions in the political fight of her life.

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    March 9, 2000

    Cop Out

    Outgoing school police chief Vivian Monroe has misused and abused her power for years. So why will she remain on the force?

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    May 6, 1999

    Inside Job

    For years people have been alleging that Miami bail-bond king Jim Viola bribes county corrections officers. For years the FBI and the State Attorney's Office have been investigating. And for years nothing has happened.

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    February 18, 1999

    Chairman of the Board

    Folks don't know much about school board chairman Solomon Stinson, but they do know this: Don't cross him

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    June 25, 1998
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    August 7, 1997

    The Kids Love Him!

    A lousy federal indictment isn't going to keep Humberto Hernandez down -- not with South Florida's generous youngsters as campaign contributors