Joe V. Sanchez

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    March 28, 2014

    Hip-Hop Trio Migos Involved In I-95 Party Bus Shootout

    Atlanta rap trio Migos have had a hell of a 2014 already, with Complex naming one member, Quavo, the year's most influential rapper for his oft-imitated rhythm as the group has dropped new videos with Souljah Boy and about Emmitt Smith. Early this morning, the crew were headed south down I-95 in M ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013

    Little Girl and Three Others Dead in Fiery Crash on Okeechobee Road

    Four people are dead, including a five-year-old girl, after a fiery crash on Okeechobee Road. The incident happened at about 8:30 p.m. last night just a mile north of the Turnpike. Police believe that the driver of the northbound car lost control and slipped into the southbound lane, according to ... More >>

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    December 6, 2013

    Mom Stuck in Traffic Gives Birth to Baby on Dolphin Expressway

    The miracle of life meet the nightmare of Miami traffic yesterday afternoon when a woman stuck in rush hour congestion gave birth on the shoulder of an exit ramp to the Dolphin Expressway. According to The Herald, Venezuelan visitor Ana Delia Bracho was being rushed to a hospital by family members ... More >>

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    November 9, 2011

    Ex-Mayoral Candidate Joe Sanchez's FHP Car Covered In Poop, War With Miami PD Suspected

    Dade County is quickly devolving into a real life Spurbury, Vermont, the town in cult classic Super Troopers where war erupts between cool, hipster Highway Patrol officers and douchebag townie cops. Except instead of fighting over Canadian drug shipments, Miami police and Florida Highway Patrol troo ... More >>

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    November 9, 2011

    Joe Sanchez's Car is Covered in Five Gallons of Feces in Gruesome Crime Photos

    Joe Sanchez​When former mayoral candidate and commissioner Joe Sanchez announced this morning that his Florida Highway Patrol cruiser had been vandalized with human feces -- possibly the latest salvo in a raging between FHP and the Miami police -- we were picturing a liberally placed turd or two. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    City of Miami Voters: Yes To Name Recognition And Cash! No to Messages!

    The handful of City of Miami voters who bothered to roll by the polls yesterday sent an age-old but always cringe-inducing message: Cash and name recognition wins elections.via Tomas Regalado for MayorYour next mayor's real campaign slogan: NO!​Actual plans for the city? Meh. Not so important.In t ... More >>

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    October 27, 2009

    News Roundup

    The President of the United States was in town last night, here's what he did:Was greeted by both protesters and supporters... [SoFlTimes]...Including Kendrick Meek, Dan Gelber, Alex Sink and Manny Diaz. [NakedPolitics]Rallied the democratic base at a fundraiser. [Herald]And raised nearly $1.5 milli ... More >>

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    October 26, 2009

    With Only a Week Left in the Mayoral Race, 42 Percent of Voters Are Still Undecided

    ​With a fragile local economy, tumbling real estate prices, a heated debate over a baseball stadium, and bonkers budget issues, the race to replace term-limited Manny Diaz as Miami's mayor should have been a blockbuster.Instead, with just a little more than a week to go till November 3's election, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    News Roundup

    Mayoral candidate Tomas Regalado may be accused of not being able to deal with his personal finances (he claims to only be worth $5000 year after year, and once had his wages garnished for not paying taxes), but his campaign manager is doing a good job with his war chest. He's consistently out-raisi ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009

    At Last Night's Mayoral Debate, Everyone Lost (Their Heads)

    ​The group that gathered last night for the City of Miami mayoral debate between commissioners Tomas Regalado and Joe Sanchez made Joe Wilson, Kanye West, and Serena Williams look like upstanding examples of manners. Maybe they didn't get the message they're supposed to act civilly for the next we ... More >>

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    September 11, 2009

    The Return of Loco Joe

    Alex Izaguirre​ The tepid race to replace Miami Mayor Manny Diaz could soon get a shot of Sazon if the chatter emanating from city hall is true. A handful of political consultants said earlier today that former Mayor Joe Carollo is seriously considering jumping into the contest. As of now, it ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    South Florida According to Brooklyn: I'm Still Not Down With Animal Cruelty

    ​A few months ago I wrote about the new anti-tether law that Joe Sanchez got approved in Miami-Dade County this past March. That was a step in the right direction to protect who can't speak for themselves. That was real progress. Which is why I'm even more pissed off, in contrast, at the return of ... More >>

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    August 19, 2009

    Xavier Suarez's Son Rolling in Campaign Dough

    Alex Izaguirre​ In this year's City of Miami elections, the theme is "Taking It Back to the Old School," considering Frank Carollo, brother of mercurial ex-Mayor Joe Carollo, is running for Joe Sanchez's seat. And then there is Francis Xavier Suarez, who  wants to replace Tomas Regalado on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    News Roundup

    The Miami 21 zoning plan surprisingly was defeated last night, probably because Joe Sanchez wants to send a message he is not Manny Diaz's mini-me. [Herald]The suspect in the Sean Taylor murder case had previously pleaded guilty, but he's expected to try to withdraw that plea. [AP]Pictures ... More >>

  • News

    July 30, 2009

    The Mayor's Little Helper

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

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    Miami City Commission Urges Obama To Repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell

    via Jilly McJillerson's FlickrIn an unanimous vote yesterday, the City of Miami Comission passed a resolution condemning the military's anti-gay "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. Introduced by Joe Sanchez, the resolution cited the dismissal of translators, inability to meet recruiting l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Peel the Vote '09: Shock Jock for Commish

    Alex Izaguirre He didn't win the mayor's seat in 2005, but Spanish-language radio host Enrique Santos is considering a second run at public office.The popular shock jock, who mans the morning show for La Kalle 98.3, is looking to join the already crowded race to take over Miami City Commissioner Joe ... More >>

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    June 29, 2009

    News Roundup

    A former confidant of ex-county Commissioner Barbara Carey-Shuler claims that in the '90s, she accepted kickbacks from developers. [Herald]Tomas Regalado is apparently the "underdog" in the mayoral race, though I'm pretty sure by most measures he's doing just as well as or better than Joe San ... More >>

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    June 3, 2009

    Peel the Vote '09: Not That Carollo, But Still a Carollo

    Alex Izaguirre In the crowded race to for the city commission seat being vacated by Joe Sanchez, perennial candidate Frank Carollo has amassed $95,275 in campaign . The guy's run before.Vitals: A 39-year-old certified public accountant with a perfectly symmetrical pompadour. Qualifications: Ra ... More >>

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    May 28, 2009

    Burn Notice Will Stay in Miami

    The city commission today voted to delay its plans of demolishing the Expo Center in Coconut Grove in order to accommodate Burn Notice. According to Coconut Grove Grapevine, the city will allow the show to remain based at the building until 2010, with a possible option of extendi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2009

    Black Vs. White - Miami Remains The Same

    Alex Izaguirre Just got back from the Spence-Jones Vindication Show in Overtown. The thunderstorms had just subsided outside the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church at 301 NW 9th Street. But inside Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones' angry voice boomed throughout the cavernous assembly hall. She was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    The Big Donors in Miami Mayor's Race

    Illustration by Alex Izaguirre In this week's print edition of Riptide, I wrote that none of the candidates in the Miami mayoral race will crack the $1 million benchmarks set by Manny Diaz in 2001 and 2005. Nevertheless, City Commissioners Tomas Regalado and Joe Sanchez are shoring up support with s ... More >>

  • News

    May 14, 2009

    No Cash in the Coffers

    Miami's Mayoral frontrunners struggle to raise money in recession.

  • Music

    April 30, 2009

    Miami According to Brooklyn

    Commish Joe Sanchez deserves a handshake.

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    April 22, 2009

    South Florida According to Brooklyn: The New Anti-Tethering Law

    To read past installments of Miami According to Brooklyn, click here. What I would like to talk about this week is the new anti-tethering law that passed Miami-Dade County in March.  Here's the ordinance exactly how it's stated: it "bans tethering or chaining of a dog unless the owner is with t ... More >>

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    April 20, 2009

    Dancing with the Pols

    Coming in November, the City of Miami's public access channel will try its hand at some new, innovative programming to get residents amped up about the Magic City's elected officials. It's a variety show based loosely on the popular television series Dancing with the Stars. And the first contestant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    Forget the Stadium. Joe Sanchez Just Won the Mayor's Job.

    If you weren't paying attention to any news media in town yesterday, you might have missed that Miami commissioners voted 3 to 2 in favor of the new baseball stadium in Little Havana.But even those who were watching probably failed to notice a salient fact: Joe Sanchez basically locked up his next j ... More >>

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    February 24, 2009

    Timoney Loses, Freedom Wins, Taxpayers Pay

    Miami Police Chief John Timoney screwed up, and we taxpayers are just gonna keep paying and paying.Back in November 2003, the City of Miami shut down some protests against a Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) meeting being held here. The cops beat some protesters and illegally jailed others. Jus ... More >>

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    January 27, 2009

    News Roundup

    Dan Gelber is officially in the Senate race. Will his Miami Beach values play in other parts of Florida? Probably not, and the democrats will end up nominating Hugh Rodham again, anyway. [CBS4]Commissioner Joe Sanchez is expected to formally announce he's running for mayor of City of Miami. [JustNew ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

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    May 9, 2008

    Convert Coral Way for Bikes

    In recent months, Miami Mayor Manny Diaz and District 3 Commissioner Joe Sanchez have shown increased interest in promoting bicycling in Miami. Last March, Mayor Diaz announced the formation of a new Bicycle Action Committee as part of his Green Commission, which Comm. Sanchez chairs. A month late ... More >>

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    April 16, 2008

    We Like Bike!

    It's a bird! It's a plane! No, wait -- it's a politician! So the citizens of Miami shouted to one another last Saturday as City Commissioner Joe Sanchez whizzed past them on a rusty old Raleigh mountain bike last Saturday, flanked by a motley crowd of riders that included Mr. Clucky, Miami's own bic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2008

    Sarnoff's Agenda Hyjacked

    Boy, Marc Sarnoff sure took some lumps today. First, New Times published a critical take on the Miami commissioner's role in several controversies at City Hall. Then during the city commission meeting, his colleagues Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones and Commission Chairman Joe Sanchez put him thro ... More >>

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    February 13, 2008

    Politicians Get Peek-a-Boo from Bicyclists

    Last Saturday, Miami bicyclists riding with Emerge Miami’s Critical Mass were afforded a rare opportunity to engage their elected officials when the ride came upon Commissioners Joe Sanchez, Marc Sarnoff, and Miami Mayor Manny Diaz, schmoozing with locals at the recently-established Legion Park Gr ... More >>

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    July 18, 2007
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    June 28, 2007
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    January 22, 2004

    Pity the Poor Politicos

    Voters gave Miami's city commissioners a huge raise, but that hasn't stopped them from keeping their day jobs

  • News

    November 6, 2003

    Crime and Water Balloons

    Have Miami city commissioners lost their (illegal) marbles?

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    August 15, 2002

    Teele’s (Or)Deal

    A nightmarish chapter in the annals of Miami government ends. Or does it?

  • City Life

    May 16, 2002


    Three Kings Parade

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    September 27, 2001

    What Art Thou, Little Havana?

    Viernes Culturales is transforming Calle Ocho -- but into what remains a big question

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    September 21, 2000

    Spoiled Island

    With no public input whatsoever, Miami officials have put together a deal to trade waterfront park land for massive cruise ship terminals and a lovely parking garage

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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

  • News

    January 20, 2000

    A River Runs Near It

    Just across the way from Miami city offices, the coming attraction is a palace of pleasure

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    September 23, 1999


    Mail Call

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    June 17, 1999

    Chairmen of the Outboard

    A 50-year-old Biscayne Bay institution builds a dock to the 21st Century

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    February 25, 1999
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    February 4, 1999

    Trash and Cash

    Small, independent garbage haulers have always had to battle the big companies, but now they have a new foe: the City of Miami

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    July 2, 1998
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    June 25, 1998

    Dinner Key's Raw Meat

    He's young. He's politically naive. He's Miami's newest commissioner, Joe Sanchez.

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