Just two months after Gov. Rick Scott announced the suspension of North Miami's mayor on suspicion of a mortgage-fraud scheme and a year after her campaign treasurer was wrapped up in a ballot fraud probe, North Miami politicians are gearing up for a new round of shenanigans in next month's election ... More >>
It's not North Miami if the mayor isn't involved in some sort of scandal. According to the Miami Herald, North Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau is set to be charged by the FBI with mortgage fraud. Tondreau had previously been investigated for connections to alleged absentee-ballot fraud but had so far e ... More >>
If it wasn't already official, it is now: North Miami has the sleaziest politics in Dade. Consider the town's latest tangled web, which involves a finalist for mayor getting secretly recorded talking about her lady parts. In the days leading up to the May 14 city election, candidate Lucie Tondreau ... More >>
Apparently Jesus doesn't have as much sway at the polls as you would have imagined. After trumpeting her supposed endorsement by Mr. Jesus H. Christ himself in campaign material, Anna Pierre still came in dead last out of seven candidates in yesterday's North Miami mayoral primary. So she's respon ... More >>
It's not gonna be easy to follow the dictatorial footsteps of North Miami Mayor Andre Pierre. Throughout his tenure as the city's head cheese, Pierre had done just about everything to attract the kind of attention usually reserved for a small nation's despot. His campaign manager was arrested for al ... More >>
North Miami mayoral candidate Anna Pierre needs your prayers because someone has opened a can of voodoo on her ass. On Easter Sunday, Pierre says, she discovered what appeared to be your typical "Voodoo Starter Kit" in front of her campaign headquarters' doors. Over the past few months, this twisted ... More >>
The gay mafia is after Jack Hakimian. The head of North Miami's Impact Miami church has made a name for himself by fighting a proposed strip club in the neighborhood -- a fight that found him allied with PBS affiliate WPBT. That alliance got WPBT in trouble with North Miami Councilman Scott Galvin, ... More >>
Nothing spreads holiday cheer like a feud involving the sale of Christmas trees. Entering his 35th season selling firs and spruces on Biscayne Boulevard in northeast Miami-Dade, former North Miami Mayor Kevin Burns can't escape the wrath of his competitor John Fahmie.Last year, we reported on the ep ... More >>
Just say no to Kevin Burns.We've been seeing a lot of former North Miami mayor Kevin Burns in the news lately. Last week, he appeared on a WPLG news segment complaining about parking meters in downtown Miami. Burns told the reporter that he had been gypped out of $7 because he didn't realize he h ... More >>
Kevin Burns won't be having a Merry Christmas this year. In this week's print edition of Miami New Times (which is available online later today), we chronicle how the former North Miami mayor's 34-year-old business selling Christmas trees is no ho-ho-ho fun.Banana Republican interviewed several p ... More >>
The Miami Herald recommends the fiscally irresponsible duo, Joe Celestin and Kevin BurnsWith the primary election six days away, undecided voters usually turn to the Miami Herald's editorial board to help them decide who is the best candidate for the job. Unfortunately, Miami's only daily failed ... More >>
via Naked PoliticsScott Galvin has served for years on the North Miami City Council and came out publicly in 2004 with little consequences and was re-elected. Now he has set his sights on a congressional seat and is running in the district Kendrick Meek is vacat ... More >>
Kevin BurnsFormer North Miami Mayor Kevin Burns abandoned his campaign for U.S. Senate to run for state Senate, but maybe he should concentrate on getting his financial house in order first. This past June 28, Florida's division of elections notified Burns via letter that his bank did not ho ... More >>
State senate candidate Kevin Burns knows a thing or two about mounting debts. After all the former North Miami mayor played an instrumental role in convincing Miami-Dade County courts to create a mortgage foreclosure diversion program two years ago so folks like him stay in their homes. At the ti ... More >>
Did you hear openly gay North Miami Mayor Kevin Burns running for Senate? Silly gays, you can't even get married or adopt children. What makes you think you can be Senator? Actually, it's kind of sad that a he's become the "Gay candidate," and he wants to clear that up. The St. Pete T ... More >>
Oh, we know, we know, it's so early in the campaign, but with State Senator and US Senate Candidate Dan Gelber's announcement today that he'll Twitter his way through the 60 day legislative session up in Tallahassee, we decided to role out a feature we've been toying with for a while. So new is it t ... More >>
With a field for the 2010 Senate Race filled with a bunch of long shot candidates, everyone has to have a gimmick, because, hey, it worked for Walkin' Lawton Chiles and Bob "Work Days" Graham. Dan Gelber promises to complete 100 days of public service and buy up a million Google ads (net roots!). Ke ... More >>
In our very important four-point treatise on netroots campaigning, we predicted "gay candidates will be the hot new netroots cause, just watch," and now, right here in Florida, that theory will be put to the test. North Miami Mayor Kevin Burns will tomorrow officially kick off his campaign to see ... More >>
Starbucks recently announced plans to shut down hundreds of locations across the country, and while most of the blame has been lain on the economy, it's quite possible that Americans have finally woken up and smelled the overpriced lattes. According to NBC6, five of the soon-to-be-closed coffee spot ... More >>
A tale of 78 abused pets and two peculiar people.
Ten murders and Haitian gangs roil the quiet town of North Miami.
It’s unclear whether Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez declined the invitation or if it was rescinded, but at last night’s NAACP meeting at the Joseph Caleb Center, the man was not there. The uproar of last month’s meeting, which featured a defiant Roosevelt Bradley protesting the forced ... More >>
Michael Aller can smooth-talk with the best of them. His political friends in Miami Beach love him for it. His creditors don't.
It's Southern Bell's Yellow Pages versus safe-sex shop Condomania in a battle over morals and money