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 >>
Joe Arriola is an arranger, a fixer of sorts. So when Marc Sarnoff was elected to the Miami Marc Sarnoff wanted to let developers know he was not some Cerberus, Hades' ghastly hound.‚ÄčCity Commission, Arriola thought it was a good idea to arrange a sit-down between his pal of 25 years, prominent de ... More >>
Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado‚ÄčMiami Mayor Tomas Regalado's insistence that Gov. Charlie Crist appoint a replacement for suspended commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones is getting ugly.Over the weekend, Regalado and Commission Chairman Marc Sarnoff were pressuring Angel Gonzalez -- who resigned yesterday ... More >>
Coconut Grove's other half feels left out.
There's a war on Dinner Key, and Marc Sarnoff is a bomb-thrower.
"You are sanctioning further police corruption"
Ring-a-ding ding If only Marc Sarnoff had decisively won the election for the Miami City Commission District 2 seat... The longtime Coconut Grove-based attorney had spent years building a reputation as a solid, fair-minded community activist who was well-liked as a person as well as a public citi ... More >>
Thanks, guys! On October 12, the Miami Herald editorial board endorsed Linda Haskins for Miami city commissioner. The editors touted her as the best prepared candidate from a field of seven due to Haskins' "integrity, experience and knowledge of the city and job." They lauded Haskins for advocati ... More >>
Watch for Frank Rollason to emerge from the slime
This just in to the Riptide desk! An earth-rattling news bulletin! Joe Arriola has nothing to say! Miami's usually braggadocious former city manager declined comment about the $1.1 million in bonuses he awarded to non-union employees earlier this year. Arriola approved the bonuses despite even ... More >>
Today, candidate Marc Sarnoff channeled former University of Miami football standout Kellen Winslow Jr in describing his credentials as a legit neighborhood results-producing activist. Back in 2003, after a home loss to the Tennessee Volunteers, a ticked-off Winslow described himself to reporters a ... More >>
Miamiís new economic development director left a dubious trail in the Big Easy
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A place where hookers and drug dealers roam becomes Miami's Soho
A once-thriving neighborhood is now a ghost town thanks to Miami's multimillion-dollar housing fiasco