Johnny Winton

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Former Miami City Manager Joe Arriola Has a Beef With New Times Takedown of Manny Diaz's Book

    It appears Miami civic leader Joe Arriola wasn't too keen on how he's portrayed in my recent story about his former boss Manny Diaz's book, Miami Transformed: Rebuilding America One Neighborhood, One City At A Time."Your article is also full of lies," he wrote me in an recent email. Miami's city man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Miami's Five Worst City and County Managers Who Prove Merrett Stierheim Wrong

    Over the weekend, Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez revealed he is entertaining the idea of eliminating the city manager's position in favor of the strong mayor form of government. His proposal, which would require voter approval to change the city charter, makes sense because it gives residents one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    We Sure Know How to Pick The Best Politicians!

    2009's Best Politician Michelle Spence-Jones​Next week, this year's Best of Miami issue hits the stands. So you know what that means! It's that time of year we pick a kick-ass politician who'll end up getting kicked out of office! Getting named Best Politician is like an endorsement from The Miami ... More >>

  • News

    May 29, 2008

    Johnny Winton Speaks

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

  • Culture

    July 19, 2007
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    June 7, 2007

    Brawls to the Wall!

    New Times salutes Miami's finest fisticuffs of the past year

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    November 2, 2006

    District 2 Dustup

    Watch for Frank Rollason to emerge from the slime

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    August 31, 2006

    Whisper Campaign

    Who is Plus: Timoney drinks.

  • News

    June 1, 2006

    Miami Gripes

    When people complain, we listen

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    April 13, 2006

    Letters from the Issue of April 13, 2006

    “Has the mayor apologized for this remark?”

  • News

    February 23, 2006

    Johnny Too Bad

    You are not a jerk, uh-huh

  • News

    November 3, 2005
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    August 11, 2005
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    June 2, 2005
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    March 31, 2005

    The Ultimate Nasty Neighbor

    A 600-foot-tall monster stomps into your neighborhood. What can you do about it? In the City of Miami, absolutely nothing

  • News

    November 18, 2004

    Vote for Culture

    What exactly does that mean? Today we know it means that two museums will receive hundreds of millions of dollars to build hulking structures in a waterfront park. But on November 2, most people had no clue

  • News

    October 21, 2004

    The X Man Returns

    Are you sitting down? Ready for this? Try saying it out loud: Miami-Dade County Commissioner Xavier Suarez

  • News

    September 30, 2004
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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?

  • News

    November 6, 2003

    Neighborhood Bully

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

  • News

    May 1, 2003

    Tumbling Chairs

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

  • News

    March 20, 2003

    Black Kids in Grove Need Roller Hockey!

    Johnny Winton and some white boys say so

  • Calendar

    February 27, 2003
  • News

    November 21, 2002

    Raul Martinez's Goddaddy

    Why was Camilo Padreda so anxious to save the Chief?

  • News

    August 15, 2002

    Teele’s (Or)Deal

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

  • News

    July 25, 2002

    Letters from the Issue of July 25, 2002

    Why is "airport security" such a maddeningly frustrating oxymoron?

  • News

    July 11, 2002

    Mission Man

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

  • Music

    January 3, 2002

    Blue Note Casablanca

    It's still the same old story, a fight for jazz and glory

  • News

    May 31, 2001

    Pooch Putsch?

    If this catfight over a dog park gets any more beastly, it could claw apart city government

  • City Life

    May 17, 2001

    Best Periodiquito

    ¡Grita! The Voice of the Fighting Cuban

  • News

    April 19, 2001

    You Are Cordially Invited

    So you weren't among those lucky few who dined with the king and queen? Consider it a compliment.

  • News

    March 1, 2001

    Out of the Park

    One plan for a new Marlins stadium could be a winner for Miami, which is nice since you're going to pay for it

  • News

    February 8, 2001


    If they concern Bicentennial Park, your presence is requested this weekend

  • News

    January 25, 2001

    Dan Ricker Wants You!

    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.

  • News

    January 11, 2001

    Squeeze Play

    When an influential developer wants to cram a size-10 project on a size-4 parcel of waterfront land, who can he turn to for help? The ever-accommodating Miami City Commission, of course.

  • News

    December 21, 2000


    The Marlins cut a deal, and once again the pathetic public doesn't have a clue what just blew by

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    November 30, 2000

    Lots of Contention

    Quik Park's Hank Sopher has made a quick buck from garages and vacant lots. Now politicians are wondering if he's selling the public short.

  • News

    October 5, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    From the issue of October 5-11, 2000

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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

  • News

    September 14, 2000

    Instantly Illegal

    After seventeen years in business, Lambda Passages, Miami's premier gay and lesbian bookstore, is in the fight of its life

  • News

    June 1, 2000

    Signs of Negligence

    Despite this newspaper's best efforts, drivers still must suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous billboards

  • City Life

    May 11, 2000
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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

  • News

    February 24, 2000

    Creative Nepotism

    How did Miami commission candidates spend their excess campaign funds? On family and friends, of course.

  • News

    December 2, 1999

    Portrait of an Upset

    Johnny Winton used anti-incumbent backlash, new district boundaries, and plenty of cash to knock off J.L. Plummer

  • News

    November 25, 1999


    (Not so) honorable mentions

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    October 14, 1999


    How a former FBI agent with a yen for computers became one of the most powerful men in Miami

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    August 5, 1999

    Commissioner Kojak

    No ideas, no agenda, and a lot of glad-handing. Welcome to J.L. Plummer's re-election campaign.

  • News

    June 3, 1999
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